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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