Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sunday 30th October 2016 10am “Uncanny Day”

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

 

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 

WORSHIP FOCUS:

Celebrating Te Whare Roopu o Oteropo

Waltham Community Cottage

 

We are a community of people who are bearers of hope.

A hope that we might work together in true community.

A hope that we might share the unconditional love of Christ with people along the way. A hope that we might make a difference in our community outside our doors, alleviating the struggle for some within their daily lives.

May the light of Christ lead us on the way.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING…

REMEMBER: PARISH BREAKFAST TODAY 8.30am. All are welcome!

 

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.  Many thanks to Lyndsey McKay for leading today’s worship.

 

TONIGHT: Youth Church at Beckenham Methodist 5.30-7.30pm. Dinner provided. All young people very welcome. For information contact Siu 0226326140.

 

NEXT SUNDAY….. we will be celebrating All Saints Sunday.  To do this there will be an opportunity in our service to light a candle in memory of those we remember in our lives who have died.

All Saints or All Hallows is the day after Hallow Evening or Halloween.  In the northern hemisphere where most of our church customs originate people are entering the season of darkness following the harvest.  It was considered a time when the world of the departed and heaven drew near.  Many customs grew up around seeking wisdom or protection from the departed and bonfires (lit. bone fires) were lit to ward off evil influences.  One of the influences of the Reformation was to cut influences with the dead, and so today we frown upon many customs from the past.  However one helpful tradition is to remember those who go before us.  For some there will be great thankfulness, for others there may still be raw grief, and yet for others painful memories.  We will gather these in a short act of remembrance at the conclusion of worship.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 26th October: Meet 9.30amin Ilam Rd outside the Uni Staff Club for a walk around the Ilam Gardens.Coffee venue TBC. All are welcome. Judith 3321577.

 

NEW TEMPORARY OFFICE……The Session and Managers have agreed to renovate the smaller relocatable building on the church site at 43 St Martins Rd and install the building closer to the road for use as our temporary church office.  As part of the renovation we plan to install an office for our church administrator and the minister, tea/coffee making facilities, and a toilet. This will give a living presence on the church site.   We will try and use as much voluntary labour as possible for this project and complete it by Christmas.

 

2017 FUNDRAISING CALENDARS still available. $20 from Judith or Charlotte.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12 noon at Beckenham Methodist.

 

GARAGE SALE on site at 43 St Martins Rd Saturday 10th December.  More soon!

 

TOMATO PLANTS available from Peter Saunders in exchange for a koha to the church. All shapes, sizes, colours available. Ph Peter 960 7657 to arrange collection.

 

ON SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER we will have an update about Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania which this parish supports. Following the service you are all invited to a lunch to raise funds for the Orphanage. $5 per person. Please sign up today. For details, see Barbara Meier.

 

PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon, Fridays 9-11am

Ph 332 6192. Email: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Website:www.stmartins.org.nz.

INTERIM MINISTER: Rev Dugald Wilson 380 5024; dugaldwil@gmail.com

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Sunday 23rd October 2016 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

 

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 

WORSHIP FOCUS:

Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?”

Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?”

And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?”

But Conscience asks the question, “Is it right?”

The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of convenience, but where they stand in moments of challenge, moments of great crisis and controversy.’                                                                             Dr Martin Luther King Jnr

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING…

REMEMBER: PARISH BREAKFAST NEXT Sunday 8.30am. All are welcome!

 

UNCANNY DAY: NEXT Sunday 30th October – please bring lots of cans of food to fill the cupboards at Waltham Community Cottage.

 

FIRESIDE: On Tuesday October 25th Fireside invites women of the congregation to come at 7.30pm to Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd to hear about Barbara & Rob’s visit to Cuba.  We are expecting women from St James & Beckenham Methodist churches to join us too.  We’d love you to join us.  Enquiries:  Margaret 366 8936.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 26th October: Meet 9.30am on cnr Colombo & Lichfield Streets outside the Bus Exchange for a city centre walk to view the arts trail art works.  All welcome.  Coffee at Ballantynes’ downstairs Cafe.  Sonya 027 253 3397

 

NEW TEMPORARY OFFICE……The Session and Managers have agreed to renovate the smaller relocatable building on the church site at 43 St Martins Rd and install the building closer to the road for use as our temporary church office.  As part of the renovation we plan to install an office for our church administrator and the minister, tea/coffee making facilities, and a toilet, This will give a living presence on the church site.   We will try and use as much voluntary labour as possible for this project and complete it by Christmas.

 

2017 FUNDRAISING CALENDARS still available. $20 from Judith or Charlotte.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS are going on an outing to Akaroa this Thursday.

 

CHAPEL HELPERS AT BURWOOD HOSPITAL: We are seeking four people to assist Cashmere on 20th November. If you would like to be involved in this important ministry, or for further information, please see Irene Gray.

 

Reverse Greed…Heal the Earth seminar at Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Ave, 5.30 – 7pm Thursday 27th October: Our Food – Reverse Greed.

 

GARAGE SALE on site at 43 St Martins Rd Saturday 10th December.  More soon!

 

TOMATO PLANTS available from Peter Saunders in exchange for a koha to the church. All shapes, sizes, colours available. Ph Peter 960 7657 to arrange collection.

 

NEXT SUNDAY: William Penwell will talk to us about the Fred Hollow Foundation

He is walking the Te Araroa trail beginning on 14th November  to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation (a non-profit aid organisation that aims to restore sight to those who are unable to access adequate eye care), in addition to the mental and physical challenges offered by a journey of this nature.

As Specsavers donates glasses to the Fred Hollows Foundation, I’m also collecting unwanted prescription glasses.

If it is of any interest, my fundraising page for the Foundation can be found here: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/williampenwell

 

ON SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER we will have an update about Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania which this parish supports. Following the service you are all invited to a lunch to raise funds for the Orphanage. $5 per person. Please sign up today. For details, see Barbara Meier.

 

PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon, Fridays 9-11am

Ph 332 6192. Email: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Website:www.stmartins.org.nz.

NB: Anna will not be in the Office this Office this Thursday 27th October

INTERIM MINISTER: Rev Dugald Wilson 380 5024; dugaldwil@gmail.com

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Sunday 16th October 2016

While our church building is repaired we are meeting each Sunday at the Mineral & Lapidary Club 110 Waltham Rd (next to Waltham School) each Sunday at 10am.

We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you.

Our worship focus: Mental Health Awareness Week

Illness occurs because of many factors in our lives including the genetics we are born with, the relationships we have with those around us, the hurts and wounds we carry, diet, life circumstances, and a host of other factors we are not very aware of.

God does not send illness including mental illness to punish or to teach us a lesson

God’s presence in our lives is that of a non-coercive force and power working for health and wholeness. Treatment of mental illness may involve many aspects.  Drugs, diet, alternative medicines and therapies, counselling, love and acceptance, and spiritual practices. 

God can be present in all ‘treatments’ as a non-coercive power and force for wholeness and health.

When it comes to mental illness, religious communities like our congregation can play a powerful role in actively accepting and affirming people who are often shunned by others as being different, odd, and even dangerous.  Hospitality, not exclusion, is at the heart of Christian spirituality.   Hospitality and healing go together.

While God does not send mental illness people may find God within the illness and the illness itself can be, in its own way, a blessing

Many people with mental illness bring insight, compassion, and creative wisdom into our lives.  Another way of saying this is that God can and often does draw good from the tragedies and the broken places of our lives. 

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

PARISH BREAKFAST Sunday 30th October 8.30am. All are welcome to Breakfast – Tea , toast and other goodies. Bring your family and friends and come and share breakfast together at St Martin’s.

 

UNCANNY DAY Sunday 30th October – please bring lots of cans of food to fill the cupboards at Waltham Community Cottage.

 

NEW ROSTER available today – please check to see if there is a copy for you.

2017 FUNDRAISING CALENDARS still available. $20. Please see Charlotte Houston or Judith Mackay.

 

GARAGE SALE on site at 43 St Martins Rd Saturday 10th December.  More soon!

 

FOOT CLINIC TOMORROW 1-4pm in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist.

 

BOARD OF MANAGERS meeting Wednesday 19th October 7.30pm at Merchiston.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 19th October: Meet 9.30am in Charleswoth St  by the  Charlesworth Reserve, which comes off Ferry Road, on the left, just after the Tunnel Rd  roundabout. Coffee at the Cafe Del Mar, Ferry Road with parking in the carpark by Speights Ale House, Waterman Dr. Alla re welcome. Anneke 328 7459.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3. Work on your own craft project or learn a new one. This is a very friendly group and new faces are always welcome. See Lyndsey McKay for more information.

 

CHAPEL HELPERS AT BURWOOD HOSPITAL: Can you spare a couple of hours on a Sunday morning two or three times a year? We need four people to assist Cashmere on 20th November. If you would like to be involved in this important ministry, or for further information, please see Irene Gray.

 

Reverse Greed…Heal the Earth seminar at Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Ave, 5.30 – 7pm Thursday 20th October: Our Water – Reverse Greed.

 

PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon, Fridays 9-11am

Ph 332 6192. Email: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Website:www.stmartins.org.nz.

Please make sure Anna has any notices by 9am Thursday.

INTERIM MINISTER: Rev Dugald Wilson 380 5024; dugaldwil@gmail.com

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Sunday 9th October 2016 10am at Beckenham Methodist Church

ST MARTIN’S NOTICES 9th OCTOBER 2016:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes – please return these next Sunday.

 

2017 FUNDRAISING CALENDARS still available. $20. Please see Charlotte Houston or Judith Mackay.

 

GARAGE SALE on site at 43 St Martins Rd Saturday 10th December.  More soon!

 

PARISH BREAKFAST Sunday 30th October 8.30am. All are welcome to Breakfast – Tea , toast and other goodies. Bring your family and friends and come and share breakfast together at St Martin’s.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 12th October: Meet 9.30am at Bean Scene Café in Lincoln Rd for a walk around South Hagley Park. Coffee at Bean Scene. All are welcome. Marilyn 338 2453.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3. Work on your own craft project or learn a new one. This is a very friendly group and new faces are always welcome. See Lyndsey McKay for more information.

 

ORGAN CONCERT AT ST ANDREW’S AT RANGI RURU TODAY 2.30pm. John Dodgson at the organ, featuring Sibelius’ FINLANDIA. Entry $12.00

 

INDUCTION of Rev Silvia Purdie at Cashmere Presbyterian Church TONIGHT at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

 

SOUTH BRIGHTON CHORAL SOCIETY with Chillingham Voices (NSW) present “Notes Across the Tasman” Wednesday 12th October 7.30pm at The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh St. Tickets $15 adults and $5 for children available from Lyndsey McKay.

 

Reverse Greed…Heal the Earth seminar at Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Ave, 5.30 – 7pm Thursday 13th October: Reverse Greed in Banking & Finance.

 

OPAWA ST MARTINS ANGLICAN PARISH SPRING CARNIVAL Saturday 15th October 8.30am – 12 noon at St Mark’s 101 Opawa Rd. All are welcome.

 

PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon, Fridays 9-11am

Ph 332 6192. Email: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Website:www.stmartins.org.nz.

Please make sure Anna has any notices by 9am Thursday.

INTERIM MINISTER: Rev Dugald Wilson 380 5024; dugaldwil@gmail.com

 

BIRTHDAY  THIS WEEK: Thu 13th Jenny.

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