Sunday 23 April 10am Easter 2

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.

2nd Sunday of Easter

23rd April 2017

 

Tena Katou Katoa

Greetings to you all

May God’s grace and peace be with you.

 

Welcome, Notices & Birthdays

 

William Penwell – reporting on walking the Te Araroa trail

 

Call to Worship:

What can we do with a 33 year old man who won’t let the story end?

Easter challenges us because we’re the people who can’t believe that God loves us so much.

Easter says, no matter how prodigal, we can come home again.

Let’s celebrate that amazing grace that in Christ’s resurrection we are still loved even at our most outrageous.

The Easter party goes on!

 

Jesus told them – ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ (John 20:29)

 

 

 

 

 

Special Congregational Meeting TODAY after worship:

We meet to vote on the motion that:

“We proceed to undertake earthquake strengthening and refurbish the church building at 43 St Martins Road at an estimated cost of $879,700.”

This estimate includes an estimated cost from a building contractor, consultant fees, fitting out costs, and a contingency sum.

 

To meet this estimate we budget:

Insurance Allocation $450,500

Interest in Insurance Allocation $81,000

Building Fund $262,000

General Funds $66,200

Special Fundraising $20,000

 

All members and associate members are entitled to vote which will be done by written ballot.

 

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We are invited to the celebration blessing and opening of the Beckenham Methodist Community Church facility on 21st May at 2pm.  Light refreshments will be served after.

 

 

 

 

The Ministry Settlement Board has met recently. Please remember them in your prayers as they discern the way forward for the parish. The members are: Irene Gray, Charlotte Houston, Warren Pettigrew, Tony Beasley, Barbara Meier, Sue Saunders, Keren Ritchie, Rev Andrew Nicol and Sonya Hodder (minute secretary)

 

 

 

 

 


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 leading today’s service.

 

Minister Away: Dugald will be a volunteer hut warden along the Old Ghost Road, West Coast, this week.

Next Sunday’s worship will be led by Session.

 

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please use Malcolm Ave entrance. If you would like to volunteer as a helper, please talk to Lyndsey McKay about what’s involved.

 

ANZAC DAY Service 10amTuesday 25th April at St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd. All are welcome

 

FIRESIDE Women’s Group Tuesday 25th April will be joining our Anglican neighbours for the Anzac service at 10am.

 

Wednesday Walkers 26th April: Meet 9.30am at Rob and Barb’s 5 Kilmore St. They will also provide morning tea.

 

JUMBLE SALE Sat 29th April 9am – 12 noon at St Anne’s Anglican Hall, 7 Wilsons Rd.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces very welcome. Bring along a craft piece to work on, or come along and learn a new one. We have people who can teach you knitting, crochet, patchwork, card making. Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

MEN’S GROUP: Our first meeting for the year will be on Thursday 4th May 6pm for a shared finger food tea at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd. Guest Speaker: Dugald Wilson about his beekeeping hobby. All men are very welcome. If you would like to come, please talk to one of the blokes in the congregation!

 

A message from the ‘Messenger’ editor:

Articles required NOW please. Deadline is 1st May. Many thanks. Please email contributions to anneke.howie@gmail.com

 

There are still some information forms to be returned. It would be very helpful if everyone could fill one in so our records can be updated.

Forms can be returned to The Minister, Irene Gray or to the church office.

 

FOR YOUR DIARIES:

Worship on 21st May will be preceded by a Parish Breakfast at 8.45am. The menu will include croissants, ham, cheese and fresh fruit. Everyone is welcome!

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