Sunday 6th May 2018 10am

While our Church Building is Repaired we are meeting each Sunday at The Mineral & Lapidary Club 110 Waltham Rd (next to Waltham School) at 10am.

We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you.

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter 6th May 2018

 Wednesday Walkers: 9th May. Meet 9.30am at the Clock tower, by Margaret Mahy Playground, Manchester St for a shuffle in the leaves around the river!
Coffee from one of vendors in the Playground or maybe in New Regent St or Little Pom’s. Rosalie 021 239 5005.

Do you ever wish to catch up with a sermon? Sermons are now available on our website www.stmartins.org.nz They may not be exactly what’s said, but you should get the message! Feel free to respond with your thoughts. The notices are also posted to the website so you can catch up with them even when you lose your hard copy.

Parish Breakfast 20th May is on Pentecost Sunday (wear something red!) Yes, it’s breakfast time again at church.  The Men’s Group will be serving a choice of cereals, porridge and cream, and yummy hotcakes with fruit.   Breakfast is served from 8.45am and a gold coin is appreciated to help cover costs.  It’s a great time to get to know someone new and catch up with those you know well.

 Articles for the next ‘Messenger’ are now required. Deadline Friday 20th May. Email: anneke.howie@gmail.com

 Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Lyndsey McKay 388 1264.

“What on earth is God doing about Unity?”
Stories of Justice, Peace & Hope. A lively panel discussion to kick-start this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
NEXT Sunday 13th May, 7.00-8.30pm, Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave. Free/koha appreciated. (Supper served afterwards)

Building Update….Some very large steel columns and beams were lowered through the roof of the church last Monday and attached to the rear wall of the church.  Two brick infill panels are being removed and early next week the cross bracing will be placed in these ‘gaps’.  Other infill panels will then be removed and cross bracing placed.  This needs to be a staged process to ensure there is strength retained in the building should there be another good shake.

Thank you to Keith, Cyril, David, Colin, Barry, Rob & Dugald who helped clean up the church grounds last week!

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