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Sunday 17th June 2018

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.

 

Sunday 17th June 2018

 

 NOTICES:

Last week…we visited the church and saw progress on the rebuild. Work will shortly begin on dismantling the front (street) wall and installing steel reinforcing.

 Board of Managers meeting this Wednesday 20th June 7.30pm at Merchiston.

 Wednesday Walkers 20th June: Meet at 9.30am in South Library carpark – pray for fine weather! Coffee at ‘Novel’ in the Library. All are welcome. Sonya

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264 for more information.

Caving at Charleston on the West Coast…. A parish trip for a small group 21-24th August.   A gentle introduction to some awe inspiring caves.  No experience required other than ability to walk along a track for a couple of km.  Talk to Dugald if you might be interested in joining the group.

Waltham Cottage Foodbank:  As the colder weather sets in, the Cottage will see greater demand for food parcels.  Please consider adding an extra item or two to your weekly groceries to help fill the Cottage’s larder. Not sure what to buy? Cereals, tinned fruit & fish, pasta, soups and personal hygiene products are always welcome.

Parish Midwinter Lunch Sunday 22nd July 12 noon at the Cashmere Club – $24.50 per head. (Please pay on arrival at the venue).  If you would like to come, please add your name to the list at the back of the Church, and indicate how many will be attending.   We need to know numbers by Sunday 15th July.  Any queries? Speak to Allison 332 0554.

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Sunday 10th June 2018

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.

 Sunday 10th June 2018

 NOTICES:

 Church Site Visit: After a quick cuppa, those who wish can gather at the church office for a church site visit. You will need good footwear and warm clothing.

 Help Needed…to construct a ‘sound and data desk’ for our refurbished church. We’ll use an old office desk that has to be modified by adding a lockable lid and a locked cabinet. See Dugald.

 Wednesday Walkers 13th June: Meet at 9.30am in the Barnett Park carpark, (on your right just past the shops) for a walk around Redcliffs. Coffee will be at “The Spur” café which is in the shopping area over the road from New World. All welcome to either walk or coffee. Judith 332 1577.

New Sunday Roster available – please check to see if there is a copy for you. Anna.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Contact Lyndsey  388 1264 for more information.

Waltham Cottage Foodbank:  As the colder weather sets in, the Cottage will see greater demand for food parcels.  Please consider adding an extra item or two to your weekly groceries to help fill the Cottage’s larder. Not sure what to buy? Cereals, tinned fruit & fish, pasta and soups are always welcome.

Prayer Requests: A book is located in the foyer for anyone to write in prayer requests. If suitable these requests will be actioned in public worship. In making a request please ensure if people are identifiable they have given permission.

Sermons are now available on the website: www.stmartins.org.nz

 

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Sunday 3rd June 2018

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.

 

Sunday 3rd June 2018

 NOTICES:

 Wednesday Walkers: 6th June. Meet 9.30am cnr Broken Run & Longspur Ave. Coffee at Muffin Break Wigram. Barbara & Alan.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3.

Men’s Group: will meet on Thursday 7th June, 6pm at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, for a shared tea and chat, followed by Guest Speaker Ken Shields. All men welcome. Contact Tony 332 0554 for more details.

Prayer Requests: A book is located in the foyer for anyone to write in prayer requests. If suitable these requests will be actioned in public worship. In making a request please ensure if people are identifiable they have given permission.

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Sunday 27th May 2018

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.

 

Trinity Sunday 27th May 2018

 Notices: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please join us for morning tea. Many thanks to Rev. Alan Webster for leading today’s service.

 Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. Contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264 for more information.

Fireside Women’s Group:  THIS Tuesday 29th May at 7.30pm. All women are very welcome to join us at Joan Mac’s, 15 Locarno St. Jill Grierson’s daughter Erin will be speaking about a Mental Health pilot programme currently operating in Christchurch…The Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence Intervention team are specialists in the field who meet daily 24/7 to monitor and provide support, initiate on going help or treatment or intervene in a crisis. Enquiries: Margaret 366 8936.

Wednesday Walkers: 30th May. Meet 9.30am in Remuera Ave near the Reserve for a walk around Thorrington. Coffee at Protocol. All are welcome. Janette & Cyril 021 161 1178.

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

South Brighton Voices invite you to their concert TODAY 2pm at Opawa Community Church. Door sales $15. Lyndsey McKay 388 1264.

Prayer Requests: A book is located in the foyer for anyone to write in prayer requests. If suitable these requests will be actioned in public worship. In making a request please ensure if people are identifiable they have given permission.

 Dementia Canterbury Seminars: Each month Dementia Canterbury runs FREE Community Education Seminars. These seminars are designed for families and wh?nau supporting someone with dementia.  Bookings are essential as places are limited to 30 participants. Contact Dementia Canterbury for more information on these education seminars (03 379 2590, freephone 0800 444 776 or email: admin@dementiacanterbury.org.nz

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.

 St Albans Community Choir presents: “Wander the World” TODAY 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Centre, 1 Harewood Rd. Admission by donation (proceeds to SPCA). Irene’s student Kotoi is singing in this.

 Session Report: Homeshare Plus…because Presbyterian Support is withdrawing from this project we have applied to Manchester Unity for funding. The project will be renamed South Elder Care (SEC).

Website Upgrade…Session thanks Deborah for the work that has gone into this.

Your Sisters Orphanage…Rob & Barb Meier will head away shortly to spend time at this project in Tanzania. The generosity of a member of the congregation means they will be able to fund equipment and materials they will need while there.

Thank You…to the Rev Lyndsey McKay who has led numerous services of worship over the past few years. Lyndsey is taking a break from this ministry.

Use of church building…Session is currently considering a proposal to hire outside help to propose uses for our church complex that fit our mission and would see the buildings fully utilised.

Building Update: Two panels now have steel cross bracing installed.  We will try and arrange a site visit in two weeks’ time on Sunday 10th June after worship.

On a positive note the Alpine Presbytery has not only approved our application to use our allocation held in the St David’s trust to be used for building purposes, but has very generously decided to allocate the Presbytery allocation to St Martins totalling about $66,000.

The building team also reports that we are proposing to buy 120 stackable Maxim Chairs.  These received positive recommendations at our trial last Sunday.  We will follow the majority support for chrome frames, but will try and get some of the seats covered in a coloured fabric.  We also plan to purchase 30 chairs with arms.

We are also looking at utilizing a St Andrews Cross on the front of the church.  Not only is this part of our heritage, but it also speaks of the building as a place where paths intersect – a place of connection and conversation.  The small windows that will make the cross will be the same as in the existing side walls and will be back lit at night.

We have almost sorted sound and visual requirements in the complex.  Our colour team has chosen Resene “Tall Poppy” as the exterior colour for the doors.

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Pentecost Sunday 20th May 2018

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.

 

Pentecost 20th May 2018

 

Session Report:

Homeshare Plus…because Presbyterian Support is withdrawing from this project we have applied to Manchester Unity for funding. The project will be renamed South Elder Care (SEC).

Website Upgrade…Session thanks Deborah for the work that has gone into this.

Your Sisters Orphanage…Rob & Barb Meier will head away shortly to spend time at this project in Tanzania. The generosity of a member of the congregation means they will be able to fund equipment and materials they will need while there.

Thank You…to the Rev Lyndsey McKay who has led numerous services of worship over the past few years. Lyndsey is taking a break from this ministry.

Use of church building…Session is currently considering a proposal to hire outside help to propose uses for our church complex that fit our mission and would see the buildings fully utilised.

 

Thank you to the Men’s Group for hosting this morning’s Parish Breakfast.

 Wednesday Walkers: 23rd May. (rescheduled from last week) Jean Turvey will lead us on walk around Kaiapoi, with coffee at Rivertown Café. We will carpool from the city – please meet/park at the Wesley Church, cnr Peraki & Fuller Streets. All are welcome. Sonya 027 2533397.

Mission Discernment Group meets this Wednesday 23rd May in the Parish Office at 7.30pm.

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

Fireside Women’s Group: Tuesday 29th May (please note change of date) at 7.30pm. All women are very welcome to join us at Joan Mac’s. Jill Grierson’s daughter Erin has kindly agreed to come and speak about her work in mental health.  Enquiries Margaret 366 8936.

South Brighton Voices invite you to their concert on Sunday 27th May 2pm at Opawa Community Church. Door sales $15. Lyndsey 388 1264.

 Ramadan 2018: Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is a time for fasting, peace, and reflection on the Divine. Each lunar month is 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the new crescent moon. This year Ramadan began on Thursday 17 May or Friday 18 May if the moon was not sighted. This is a month of compassion and generosity, including towards those needing food, shelter and support, and the Ramadan fast is in solidarity with those who often go without. The end of Ramadan is the culmination of the Muslim calendar – marked by the annual festival of Eid, held over three days. To find out more: http://nawawicenter.org/

 Dementia Canterbury Seminars: Each month Dementia Canterbury runs FREE Community Education Seminars. These seminars are designed for families and wh?nau supporting someone with dementia.  Bookings are essential as places are limited to 30 participants. Contact Dementia Canterbury for more information on these education seminars (03 379 2590, freephone 0800 444 776 or email: admin@dementiacanterbury.org.nz

Thank you to those who pulled nails and put in new screws in the church roof on Saturday. About 1800 new galvanized screws were installed!

 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.

 Invocation to the Spirit by Shirley Murray

From the waiting comes the sign, come, Holy Spirit, come;

from the Presence comes the peace, come, Holy Spirit, come;

from the silence comes the song, come, Holy Spirit, come;

and be to us in truth, the sign, the peace, the song.

 

In the burning is the fire, come, Holy Spirit, come;

in the spending is the gift, come, Holy Spirit, come;

in the breaking is the life, come, Holy Spirit, come;

and be to us in faith, the fire, the gift, the life.

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