Sunday 6 August 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 6th August 2017

Peace Sunday

Peace-making is about our relationships – with God and with each other. It involves people, communities and nations learning to live together even with deeply-held differences – in a spirit of love and respect. It is to work to build levels of trust, and to fight any movement to demonize another.  For Christians this is not optional: it’s the very heart of the gospel. As we are reconciled in Jesus we now share this gift of God with each other and the whole human family.

Peace-making transforms how we live with the inevitable conflict life brings.  Most Christian communities are peace-loving, but never take the radical step of being peace-makers. 

 

Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 

There will be a special service conducted by the Moderator of the Alpine Presbytery at the Mineral and Lapidary Club Hall to induct the Rev Dugald Wilson as minister at St Martins NEXT Sunday August 13th at 3.00pm, with an afternoon tea to follow. 

 

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. If you are the Convenor of a Parish committee or group, please submit your report (with a photo if possible!) to the Parish Office by Friday 18th August at the very latest. Thank You.

Irene Gray, Session Clerk.

 

Many thanks to the Men’s Group for providing such a delicious breakfast last week. The next breakfast is on 3rd September and will be hosted by Fireside.

 

Articles required now for the next ‘Messenger’.

Please email any contributions to anneke.howie@gmail.com. The deadline is Friday 25th August. Thank You.

 

Wednesday Walkers 9th August: Meet 9.45am cnr Simeon St & Meadowville St opposite mall carpark for a walk around the east side of Spreydon. Coffee at Café  Mosaic, Barrington Mall. Keith & Marilyn 960 2484.

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.

 

Opening of the Bryndwr building, The Village Church, 365a Ilam Rd
TODAY at 3pm.

 

WANTED: Photos of parish groups and events. If anyone has photos of what’s happening around the parish please email them to the Office.

 

 

FOOD BASKET for Waltham Cottage.

A reminder to please bring along non-perishable contributions for the food basket every week. We have a commitment to help keep the pantry shelves full at the Cottage. This support is particularly welcome during these colder months.

An Invitation: You are invited to Te Whare Roopu o Oterepo Waltham Community Cottage’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 21st August 2017 at 5.30pm.

The AGM will be followed by drinks and picks. We look forward to seeing you there. Adrienne Carmichael, Community Development Facilitator.

 

 

 

WAVES – Grief Education Programme

For adults affected by the suicide of someone they know. Runs for 8 weeks, cost koha/donation. Next course starts mid-August. Contact Jamie at Supporting Families in Mental Illness, phone 595 2683 or 0800 876 682, or email waves.sfpb@xtra.co.nz

 

Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village? Wednesday 30 August, 10am 12 noon, Hornby Working Men’s Club, 17 Carmen Road. Free public seminar by the Commission for Financial Capability – neutral and objective discussion about personal, legal and financial matters to be considered towards this decision. Call 0800 268 269 or see full details and how to register online at:http://www.cffc.org.nz/retirement/retirement-villages/events-2/

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