Sunday 1st August 2021

Sunday 1st August 2021

You are invited to Sunday worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89442072163?pwd=TnlabEtIM1kvTTV6eWUwRUdNN0lkQT09

Meeting ID: 894 4207 2163

Passcode: 756050                                   

NOTICES:

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

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. Please email them to Anna by Wednesday 11th August. Thank you.

Wednesday Walkers 4th August:  Meet 9.30amand park near the corner of Ruskin & Barrie Streets, Sydenham. We drive to the café at Nazareth Village, and can use the carpark opposite the main building.  All welcome. Gaynor 337 0611.

On Sunday 15th August we will share in soup & rolls with a Tanzanian twist, following the service, which will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage (donations can be made at the service to support the Orphanage). All are welcome.

Cleaning Roster: Volunteers are URGENTLY required through to the end of October. See the orange notice on the board in the foyer to sign up today!

Want a fun night out? Come along to the Court Jesters at St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave in Saturday 14th August 7.30pm. Tickets $27 available now from courttheatre.org.nz/stmarks. Cash bar, refreshments and raffle tickets from 6.30pm. A fundraiser for St Mark’s Parish & School. R18.

A date for your diary: Parish Garden Party Saturday 16th October at Merchiston.

Cashmere Sings! Sunday 8 August 2.30pm at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 MacMillan Ave. An event for the whole community: to join in singing popular songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Entry by donation ($5 suggested – includes afternoon tea).

St Luke’s Union Church Halswell is celebrating their 60th birthday on Sunday 29th August at 10am – all past members and friends are very welcome to join them.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 1-3pm Hillsborough-Heathcote WI. Jennifer 332 3314.

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Sydenham. Gaynor 337 0611.

Wednesday 9.30am Port Hills U3A. Anneke 328 7459.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Sunday 25th July 2021

You are invited to Sunday worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89442072163?pwd=TnlabEtIM1kvTTV6eWUwRUdNN0lkQT09

Meeting ID: 894 4207 2163

Passcode: 756050                                   

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading our worship this morning.

Don is on leave until 31st July. Please contact Irene Gray, Parish Clerk 332 7306 if you require urgent pastoral assistance.

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. Please email them to Anna by Wednesday 11th August. Thank you.

Wednesday Walkers 28th July:  Meet 9.30am at Milieu Cafe in 117 Wrights Rd for a walk around Middleton with Gerert and Thea. All welcome. Sonya 027 2533397.

Fireside: The Fireside group invite women to join them for a Treasure Hunt at Merchiston 75 St Martins Rd on Wednesday 28th July, 1.30pm. Contact Fern 332 4725. All women are very welcome. 

A new date: On Sunday 15th August we will share in soup & rolls with a Tanzanian twist, following the service, which will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage (donations can be made at the service to support the Orphanage) ******Please note change of date. All are welcome.**********

Cleaning Roster: Volunteers are URGENTLY required through to the end of October. See the orange notice on the board in the foyer to sign up!

Movie Night Saturday 31st July – FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS

A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Bring along your tea at 5.15pm, koha appreciated. Irene 332 7306.

Want another fun night out? Come along to the Court Jesters at St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave in Saturday 14th August 7.30pm. Tickets $27 available now from courttheatre.org.nz/stmarks. Cash bar, refreshments and raffle tickets from 6.30pm. A fundraiser for St Mark’s Parish & School. R18.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Middleton. Sonya 027 2533397.

Wednesday 1.30pm Fireside @ Merchiston. Fern 332 4725.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm NO Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Saturday 31st 5.15pm Movie Night. Irene 332 7306.

Sunday 18th July 2021

You are invited to Sunday worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89442072163?pwd=TnlabEtIM1kvTTV6eWUwRUdNN0lkQT09

Meeting ID: 894 4207 2163

Passcode: 756050                                   

From Parish Council meeting on Thursday 15th July:

  • Attendance at Sunday services has increased.
  • Zoom – remember to Zoom in when you can’t be here on a Sunday.
  • Garden Party at 16th October at Merchiston.
  • Kitchen roof has now been fully repaired thanks to the MenzShed.
  • AGM will be on 19th September – annual reports to Anna by 11th August
  • Next Parish Council meeting 19th August.
  • MenzShed have 60+ members, mostly retired, now meet on Monday as well as Wednesday & Saturday. Lots of community projects on the go. A desire to build an extension for metalwork has been proposed. Conversations and planning continue in liaison with the Parish Council.
  • Christmas Twilight Market Friday 10 December: any bright ideas  – please talk to Irene or Anna. This will be a joint fundraiser with St Mark’s Opawa.

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service. Many thanks to Rev Lyndsey McKay for leading our worship this morning, and to Cheryl & Laura from Waltham Community Cottage. Next Sunday’s service will be led by Rev Alan Webster.

Don is on leave until 31st July. Please contact Irene Gray, Parish Clerk 332 7306 if you require urgent pastoral assistance.

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. Please email them to Anna by Wednesday 11th August. Thank you.

South Elder Care invite you to a Scottish Country Dancing morning this Tuesday 10.30am-12noon in the Church. All are most welcome to come and watch or participate!

Wednesday Walkers 21st July:  Meet 9.30am at the Airforce Museum carpark for a walk around Wigram. Coffee at Museum café. Benjamin 332 7700.

A new date: On Sunday 15th August we will share in soup & rolls with a Tanzanian twist, following the service, which will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage (donations can be made at the service to support the Orphanage) ******Please note change of date. All are welcome.**********

Cleaning Roster: Volunteers are URGENTLY required through to the end of October. See the orange notice on the board in the foyer to sign up!

Movie Night Saturday 31st July – details next week.

Want a fun night out? Come along to the Court Jesters at St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave in Saturday 14th August 7.30pm. Tickets $27 available now from courttheatre.org.nz/stmarks. Cash bar, refreshments and raffle tickets from 6.30pm. A fundraiser for St Mark’s Parish & School. R18.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Benjamin 332 7700.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm NO Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Sunday 11th July 2021

You are invited to Sunday worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89442072163?pwd=TnlabEtIM1kvTTV6eWUwRUdNN0lkQT09

Meeting ID: 894 4207 2163

Passcode: 756050                                   

NOTICES:

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

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. Please email them to Anna by Wednesday 11th August. Thank you.

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 12th July 1-4pm in the Lounge.

Men’s Group meets in the Parish Lounge TOMORROW Monday 12th July, beginning with a potluck tea at 6pm. Alice Shanks will speak about native plants and trees. All men welcome. Rob 384 4320.

Wednesday Walkers 14th July:  Meet 9.30am at the Bus Exchange to explore the South Frame. Coffee at Black & White in Plymouth Lane – east of Riverside Market between Cashel & Hereford Streets. Sue

Community Sunday: Celebrating Te Whare Roopu o Oteropo – Waltham Community Cottage.  NEXT Sunday 18th July 10am. Cans for the Cottage – soups and stews to beat the winter blues. Bring along cans of soup or stews to the service – an opportunity will be given for you to place your cans in the boxes provided. Cheryl Batwell, the Community Development Manager and Laura Gardener, the Community Programme Co-ordinator with share with us life at the Cottage.

Save the date: On Sunday 8th August we will share in soup & rolls, following the service, which will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage. All are welcome.

Cleaning Roster: Volunteers are required for THIS WEEK July 16 and then through to the end of October. See the orange notice on the board in the foyer to sign up!

Covid 19 vaccinations: If you are in Group 3 (over 65) and have not received an invitation to make a booking for your vaccine, email COVID19@cdhb.health.nz to register your details.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Judith 332 1577.

Monday 6pm Men’s Group. Rob 384 4320.

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: South Frame. Sue 960 7657.

Wednesday 7.30pm NO Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm NO Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Thursday 7.30pm Parish Council meeting.

Sunday 4th July 2021

You are invited to Sunday worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89442072163?pwd=TnlabEtIM1kvTTV6eWUwRUdNN0lkQT09

Meeting ID: 894 4207 2163

Passcode: 756050                                   

NOTICES:

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

The Mark Gospel Bible reading for next week is Mark 8:22-38

Many thanks to the Worship committee for providing this morning’s delicious breakfast!

We give thanks for the life of Lester Alderson, and we pray for his family and friends as they mourn his death.

Wednesday Walkers 7th July:  Meet 9.30am in Stourbridge St near Oderings Nursery for a walk around Spreydon. Coffee at Urban Café.  All welcome. Janette & Cyril 021 161 1178.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 9.30am Pastoral Team meeting. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Monday 1-3pm Hillsborough-Heathcote WI. Jennifer

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group:  Waimairi Beach. Barbara & Alan.

Wednesday 9.30am Port Hills U3A. Anneke 328 7459.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Pastoral Care Team meeting TOMORROW 5th July 9.30am in the foyer. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Men’s Group meets in the Parish Lounge on Monday 12th July, beginning with a potluck tea at 6pm. Alice Shanks will speak about native plants and trees. All men welcome. Rob 384 4320.

Cleaning Roster: Volunteers are required for August 16 and then through to the end of October. See the orange notice on the board in the foyer to sign up!

Community Sunday: Celebrating Te Whare Roopu o Oteropo – Waltham Community Cottage. Sunday 18th July 10am. Cans for the Cottage – soups and stews to beat the winter blues. Bring along cans of soup or stews to the service – an opportunity will be given for you to place your cans in the boxes provided. Cheryl Batwell, the Community Development Manager and Laura Gardner, the Community Programme Co-ordinator with share with us life at the Cottage.

A Winter Bible Study continues on Tuesday mornings 10am until 27 July at Beckenham Methodist Church. All welcome. Contact Rev Jannet (jannetmudavanhu@gmail.com) for further details.

Save the date: On Sunday 8th August we will share in a light lunch following the service, which will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage. All are welcome.

Here is a short video featuring the Moderator Designate Hamish Galloway speaking about some of the things to expect at GA21. https://vimeo.com/566296119