Sunday 6th November 2016

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:

 

Sunday 6 November 2016

Today we celebrate All Saints Sunday….. we remember those who have died and have been embraced in the love of God.  During the service there will be an opportunity to light a candle for those you wish to remember.

 

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING…

St Martin’s Day 11 November….From the late 4th century to the late Middle Ages, much of Western Europe, including Great Britain, engaged in a period of fasting beginning on the day after St. Martin’s Day, November 11. This fast period lasted 40 days, and was, therefore, called Quadragesima Sancti Martini, which means in Latin “the forty days of St. Martin.” At St. Martin’s eve and on the feast day, people ate and drank very heartily for a last time before they started to fast. This fasting time was later called “Advent” and was considered a time for spiritual preparation for Christmas

 

Please remember William Penwell as he walks the Te Araroa trail from 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)

If you would like to donate, go to https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/williampenwell

 

NEXT 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. Last chance to sign up today. For details, see Barbara Meier.

 

2017 Fundraising Calendars still available. $20. Please see Charlotte Houston or Judith Mackay.

 

Garage Sale on site at 43 St Martins Rd Saturday 10th Dec 9am – 12 noon.

Donations of books, plants, kitchenware, china, hardware and furniture very welcome. Volunteers to run a sausage sizzle needed also. If you can help with sorting on the Thursday & Friday mornings, please add your name to the list on Irene’s clipboard. See Irene if you can help on the day too.

OFFICE CLOSED Friday 11th November (Show Day)

 

Wednesday Walkers 9th November: Meet 9.30am at South Library carpark, river end for a walk around Beckenham Lake.  All welcome. Sonya 027 253 3397

 

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. Lyndsey McKay

 

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage

Gifts are required this year for the Cottage to give out to their clients.  Gifts for Men, Women, Teenage boys and girls and smaller children.

Please DO NOT wrap the gifts as they are carefully chosen for each individual.  Donations of wrapping, paper and cards are also very welcome.

Toiletries, clothing,  toys, stationery, smellies,  books , in fact all the things that you like to receive at Christmas.

The box will be under the Christmas tree from Sunday 27 November – 11th December. Home baked goodies could also be received on the 11th .

Thank you for supporting Adrienne and the Cottage staff as they make Christmas a happy time for so many families.

 

Do You Enjoy Singing?   If so Bill Irvine would like to hear from you.  He is organising a small group to sing during the service on Sunday 18th December.

Please talk to Bill today or ring him on 338 1651 if you would like to be part of the group.   He will arrange rehearsals to suit everyone.   Many thanks.

 

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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