Sunday 6th December 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and the congregational meeting after the service.

ANOTHER VERY BRIEF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will also be held next Sunday 13th December to approve the formation of a Parish Council.

From the Session minutes 18th November 2020: ‘That the Session approves the idea of moving to a Parish Council at St Martins and should the Board of Managers agree, that we take it to a congregation meeting…’

From the Council: There will be NO on-street parking available in St Martins Rd between 8th – 12th December due to road resurfacing works. Traffic management will be in place, with no vehicle entry possible from Burnbrae St. Clouston St will be closed.

Wednesday Walkers 9th December: Meet 9.30am at the Bus Exchange to hunt for penguins throughout the city- contact Sonya 027 2533397 for details. Coffee will be at either Child Sister or Foundation Café at Turanga. All Welcome.

What’s On This Week:

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Penguin hunt. Sonya 027 2533397.

Wednesday 7.30pm BOM meeting & supper. Peter 332 1846.

Thursday 12noon Crafty Crafters End of Year Lunch. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Pastoral Team meeting Monday 7th December 9.30am in the foyer. Please keep us informed of any changes, special birthdays, illness, anniversaries. Lyndsey McKay 388 1264.

Earthing or Grounding: have a look at the website

https://heartmdinstitute.com/alternative-medicine/what-is-earthing-or-ground
ing/ to explore this or chat to Ken Austin.

Gifts for Waltham Cottage: We will be collecting these until 13th December. Buy the sort of things you would buy for your own family – items MUST be NEW.

Donations of food welcome also very welcome – please bring these to Church next Sunday. Wrapping paper also appreciated.

CHRISTMAS & JANUARY @ ST MARTINS

Christmas Eve Service 7.30pm Thursday 24th December

Christmas Day Service 9.30am  Friday 25th December

Sunday 27th December & Sunday 3rd January 10am ~ combined with our Beckenham Methodist friends HERE

Sunday 10th & 17th January 10am ~ combinedworship at Beckenham Methodist Church, Malcolm Ave.

The Parish Office will close at 12 noon on Thursday 24th December and re-open at 9am on Thursday 21st January 2021.

Community Carol Singing

Join the Stedfast Brass 6pm Friday 18th December

at Opawa Community Church, wet or fine

cnr Aynsley Tce and Opawa Rd

Sausage sizzle and drinks for sale from 5.30pm

The new duties roster for 2021 is now available – please make sure you pick up your copy.

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