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 27th August 2017
Honour the Earth
|The Creation Covenant:|
The universe in its awesomeness, reflects the loving, dreaming and shaping of the Divine Artist, who looks upon what has been created, sees how good it is and celebrates its life.
Scripture affirms the value of human beings, within nature’s intertwining tapestry, for we who are formed from the cosmic dust, have the breath of God within us.
Each of us is Adam and Eve, responsible for nurturing the life and resources of this greening planet.
Each of us like the woman, and her husband Noah, is entrusted with the survival of the species.
Each of us in the spirit of Tane and Tangaroa is called by God to nurture and protect Aotearoa’s sacred soil, water and bush for generations yet unborn.
We commit ourselves to join with you, O God
to nurture the plants and the animals, the elements,
the sacred womb of sea and soil.
We offer to you, our ability to create and our potential to release people’s loving energies for the benefit of all creation.
We sing with you the song of the universe!
We dance with you the dance of life!
We are yours, and you in us are hope for the renewing of nature through the healing of the nations.
May Aotearoa be bread and wine for us all.
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea after the service. Thanks to Lyndsey McKay & Alice Shanks for leading our worship today.
Wednesday Walkers 30th August: Meet 9.45am outside Casual & Country
Homestore, 1027 Ferry Road for a walk around the area. Sturdy shoes recommended. Coffee at café “Ten 27” (at Casual & Country). All welcome. If you aren’t able to walk come along for coffee. Joan S
338 8700 or Joan Macd 337 1648.
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 Breakfast: NEXT Sunday 3rd September 8.45am. Come along and enjoy freshly ground coffee, a selection of muffins and other goodies. Hosted by Fireside ladies.
Parish Annual General Meeting is on Sunday 17th September following Worship. Apologies to Irene please.
CRAFT CRAWL The Crafty Crafters invite anyone interested to join them on a Craft Crawl on Thursday 19th October to Darfield and Methven. There are 41 seats to fill on the bus. Departure time to be confirmed. Cost $20. For further information, please contact Beverley Hudson 384 7814.
Chicken Manure for Sale 12kg bag for $6 or 4 bags for $20 Saturday 2 Sept Colombo St outside Cashmere Club. Contact Graham Foulds 355 6348 for details. A Community Project of Christchurch South Rotary.
Men’s Group meets next on Thursday 7th September 6pm at Merchiston for a shared tea. Rob Meier will be speaking. All men welcome. Please speak to Tony Blackler 332 0554 for details.