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.
Palm Sunday 9 April 2017
Sunday 9th April
Coming Together as Part of God’s Family
At our discussion about building last week Doug Grierson mentioned the St Martin’s Cross at Iona. The St. Martin’s Cross was carved from a single slab of stone in the mid to late 8th Century. The most perfect of the surviving crosses on the Isle of Iona, Scotland, it stands in its original position where the monks of the island monastery placed it twelve hundred years ago.
The raised circles, or bosses, are thought to represent God with everything revolving around Him. Intertwined between these bosses are serpents, which in the Celtic world represented rebirth since the snake sheds its old skin; symbolizing our rebirth into a new life upon acceptance of Jesus. The ring around the cross head represents eternal life and is a common feature in Celtic Crosses.
Special Congregational Meeting Sunday 23rd April
Members will be invited to vote on the following resolution:
“That we proceed to undertake earthquake strengthening and refurbish the church building at 43 St Martins Road at an estimated cost of $868,700.”
New Church Office… is open at 43 St Martins Road. We are still facing some fit out issues but it’s good to have a presence on site again. Call by for a cuppa some time.
Anna is there Wednesday – Friday mornings and Dugald usually there Monday – Thursday mornings. Plans for the church strengthening and refurbishment are available for viewing.
NB: The Office will be closed on Good Friday 14th April.
Thank you…to Tony Beasley, Robert Beasley, Warren Pettigrew, Lindsay Day, Cyril Morris, Richard Wethey and David Hodder who have contributed skills and man hours to get the Office up and running. This has been a great effort to shift and renovate the building! And thanks to Rosalie Sterritt for donating the teatowels.