Sunday 5th March 2017 10am Lent 1

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 5 March 2017

Be compassionate as God is compassionate

Coming Together as Part of God’s Family

Welcome and Notices:

 Call to Worship: 

We meet in the name of God

Creator of the universe

Journey sharing God

Who dreams of a new earth

God is here with us

Let us worship God.

 

Listening to a Word from God

A word for the young: Gillian Cree

 

Readings:     Luke 6:36: Be compassionate just as your father is   compassionate                                          Sue Saunders

Luke 10:25-37 Which one showed compassion?

 

Address:       Compassion

 

Harvest Thanksgiving: Sunday 26th March. Please bring along donations of dried goods, tinned goods and fresh produce for Waltham Cottage. Worship Committee.

Would you be prepared to read scriptures in church or lead the Prayers for Others? Please contact the Parish Office 332 6192 if you are interested.

Wednesday Walkers 8th March: Meet 9.30am  at the corner of Breens & Harewood Rds. Sturdy shoes are advised! Coffee at Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe, 409 Harewood Rd. All are welcome. Marilyn & Keith 338 2453.

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

Please fill out an information form… We want to update our rolls and contact details.Please fill in a single page information form available at worship or from your elder if you are already, or would like to be part of the St Martin’s congregation.

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 Rd).

 

Lease of Manse…We are looking for new tenants for the Manse.

If you know of someone wanting to rent please contact a member of the Board of Managers.

 

Public Meeting with Marama Davidson Green MP talking about her experience on the Women’s Boat to Gaza and arrest by Israeli Army. TOMORROW 7.15pm at WEA, Gloucester Street. All Welcome.

 

Public Meeting: Defend and Protect State Housing in Christchurch.  Transitional Cathedral 7pm Thursday 9th March. Organised by Housing Action Canterbury. Go to www.hac.kiwi  for  further details.

 

An Invitation from the Crafty Crafters Group:

We are going on a bus trip to Oxford on Thursday 23rd March.

There is space on the bus if any parishioners would like to join us. Bring a friend and enjoy a day out in North Canterbury.

Cost $15 – please phone Beverley 384 7814 to book.

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