Sunday 5 November 2017

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 5 November 2017

Today we celebrate All Saints Sunday….. we remember those who have died and have been embraced in the love of God.

 

 

The blessing of tears and laughter be ours.

The company of friends and family be ours

The hope of budding trees and warm sunlight be ours.

The promise of sunrise and new beginning be ours.

The presence of the healing power of God be ours.

Ours today and every day.

Let us go now, into life and love.

 

 

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

 Uncanny Day NEXT Sunday: Please bring tinned food to fill the larder at Waltham Cottage. Lyndsey McKay.

 Wednesday Walkers 8th November: meet 9.30am cnr Worcester & Tancred Sts for a ramble around Linwood and Avonside followed by coffee at Under the Red Verandah. All are welcome. Judith 332 1577.

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.

Articles are required NOW for the next ‘Messenger’ please. Deadline 24th November. Email contributions to: anneke.howie@gmail.com

Next Parish Breakfast Sunday 19th November 8.45am, brought to you by the Walking Group.

New Readers’ roster available today – please check to see if there is one for you. Anna.

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a Ceilidh and the Incredible Ceilidh Band. Saturday 25th November 7.30-10.00pm at Opawa Community Church Hall. $10 adults, $2 children and a plate for supper please. Tickets available NOW from Irene.

 Fundraiser for St Martins: Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each.  All proceeds to St Martins Building fund. They will be at church on Sundays on back table. Please see Janette Morris if you would like something personal made. eg significant birthday.

Building Progress: The inside of the church looks a little different.  The kitchen area and old office has been gutted, and the stage is gone in the church. The concrete floor has been cut and work will be done to strengthen foundations at either end of the building.

However we still do not have a consent from the council.  Issues have been raised concerning the fire report and building occupancy.  Testing has also revealed asbestos in the lino in the foyer and the soffit.

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