Sunday 19 April 2020

Due to Coronavirus lock-down the St Martins facilities are closed until further notice.

Moderator’s live streaming of devotions every Sunday at 9am. Go to the Moderator’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/modpcanz/

Watch Sunday’s service from Beckenham Methodist: the video link/s are available after 11am from their webpage:  www.bmc.nz  Services/Reflections


We would like to thank our friends at St Martins for their thoughts and concern for Rob and myself.

We are both well and well looked after and today we will have meals back in the dining room and can move a little.

Our rooms are very close and Rob comes to my room a lot of the time. Today there will be activities again in small groups.

It has certainly been a different Celebration time of Easter but technology  has helped a little.

I  wondered how I would manage living in one Room but we both have a nice bright  sunny room with an outside door on to a courtyard and small flower beds.

Greetings to each one.

God bless you all

Margaret and Rob McLean

Charitable Giving Tax Credit 

Our treasurer, Joan Macdonald, will have available your receipts for you once the COVID19 lockdown is over.

You may have been considering donating your Charitable Giving Tax Credit to the church. For more information, contact Joan – 337 1648.

Two Prayers by Bill Wallace

Easter

Easter hope shines out like snow on the mountain peaks

Clear and defining, high and promising

God of resurrection,

help us look beyond the foreground of our worries,

to the glorious hope of the risen Christ. Amen.

Easter Life and Light

Dear God, this is the best season of the year.

The autumn leaves are banners of colourful joy.

Jesus who was dead is alive for ever.

In this Easter season help us see your love,

and push aside the darkness that holds us.

For Jesus lives,

In the power of the Father and the Spirit. Amen.

From the Council: Unite Against Covid-19

Thanks for heeding the call to Stay Home, Save Lives. If you’re going out for fresh air, stay local. Take care of yourselves and stay connected with family and friends over the phone.

Information about when we move to Level 3, and how it will work will be available next week.

If you need welfare assistance, call the CCC helpline 0800 24 24 11

Ratepayers facing financial hardship will be able to defer the rate payments for up to six months.

When walking the dog, keep them on the lead and please take used dog poo bags home with you.

Please keep neighbourhood noise down.

Kerbside rubbish collection continues as normal.

Street sweeping also continues.

For health advice, contact Healthline 0800 358 5453. If you are feeling unwell, call your GP before you visit.

Call the free Government Helpline 0800 779 997 (8am-1am) 7 days a week if you need advice.

Keep an eye on the official website – Covid19.govt.nz – for updates.

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