Pentecost Sunday 4 June 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 4th June

Pentecost Sunday –

The birth of a new community

For Christians, Pentecost is a holy day on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit amongst the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, which came 50 days after Jesus’ death and resurrection, there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could be meaningfully called “the church.” Thus, from an historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the church was started. Pentecost is the church’s birthday.

Coming Together as Part of God’s Family

Welcome and Notices:

Call to Worship:

God of fire and beauty,

Warm us.

God of peace and justice,

Disturb us.

God of wind and wonder,

Amaze us.

Come Holy Spirit, gentle as a dove, burning as a fire, powerful as the wind,

Encourage us, unite us, empower us, to be people of Jesus

 

Wednesday Walkers 7th June: Meet 9.45am at Mona Vale carpark. Coffee at Mona Vale Café. All are welcome. Sonya 0272533397.

 

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

Parish Lunch Cashmere Club Sunday 16th July 12 noon. Cost $25 per head. See Allison 332 0554 for details.

 

Pastoral Care: If you are going to be away for a wee while, please let the Parish Office or Session Clerk know. Thank You.

 

Is anyone prepared to help out with taking Sunday School for one or two Sundays a term? Please talk to Wayne or Dugald if you are interested.

 

Phone for sale: Brand new Uniden cordless phone. Make an offer! Contact Anna for more information.

 

 

Sandwich board wanted. Does anyone have a little whiteboard or blackboard sign that we can pop out on St Martins Rd when the Office is open? Let Dugald know if you can help.

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Rev Dugald Wilson…

The Session has called a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday 11th June at 11.15 where the following motion from the Ministry Settlement Board will be put:

“That we extend a call to the Rev Dugald Wilson to a 2/3rd time intentional ministry for a period of two years and that the leadership and congregation of St Martin’s commits itself to:

1.   Discern more clearly the presence of God in our midst and who God calls us to be as a Christian community,

2.   Strengthening our bonds of community, and

3.   Discerning more clearly how we might encourage the life of God amongst others around us.

A 2/3rds stipend will be paid, with full standard allowances.”

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