Sunday 12th February 2017 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.

Sunday 12 February 2017

Coming Together as Part of God’s Family

Welcome and Notices:

Call to Worship: 

Life is a celebration

For God so loved the world with all its differences: people of different cultures, different religions, different sexual orientation, women, men, children, disabled and the aged.

Surely that’s a cause for joy

Surely we should celebrate that God should love us that much.

 

Lenten Conversations…

During Lent there is an opportunity to gather with others to grow in our connection with God and one another.  We will gather every second week for 8 weeks (4 sessions of approx. 90 mins) for tea/coffee and a time to listen and converse with a focus theme.  Focus themes are God, Compassion, Spiritual Practices, the Cross.  High levels of Bible knowledge are not expected, and all sorts will be accepted and respected!  If you want to get to know others at church and God better, log in to one of the groups (Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons)  by signing the sheet on the back table or by sending Dugald a message (see contact details above)

 Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea after the service. Thanks to Lyndsey McKay for taking today’s service.

 Name Tags… Session asks that everyone wears a name tag at worship and is organising a board on which these can be stored.  Name tags helps us all identify each other.  If you need a new name tag please talk with Sonya.  (if you don’t know who she is, look at name tags!)

 Wednesday Walkers 15th Feb: Meet 9.30am at Westlake Reserve Carpark, Westlake Drive, Halswell for a walk around the area. Coffee will be at ‘The Old Vicarage’.  All welcome. Judith 332 1577

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3. New faces always welcome. Beverley 384 7814.

From the ‘Messenger’ Editorial Team: Articles and photos are needed NOW for the next issue – deadline is February 21st. All contributions welcome – please email: anneke.howie@gmail.com

Prayer Service for Christchurch: Wednesday 22nd February at 6pm, Transitional Cathedral. Everyone is welcome.

 Public Lecture: Prosperity Without Growth

Friday 17 February, 12 noon – 1pm,

The Piano Chamber Room, 156 St Asaph St.

Presenter award winning Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey, author of “Prosperity Without Growth” that challenges conventional economics and identifies sustainable development paths. lea.kortman@canterbury.ac.nz

Please fill out an information form… We want to update our rolls and contact details.  To this end could all members and anyone wishing to be on the St Martin’s roll please fill in a single page information form available at worship or from your elder.   Information to be collected includes: name and contact details, an emergency contact, and whether you wish to be a full member, an associate member, or simply on the pastoral list.  Information forms can be returned to The Minister, Irene Gray (Session Clerk), or to the church office (shortly to be relocated to 43 St Martins Road).

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