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Sunday 11th April 2021

NOTICES:

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

Wednesday Walkers 14th April:  Meet 9.30am in the Mitre 10 car park 1005 Ferry Rd. We’ll walk through the Charlesworth Reserve which is behind Mitre 10 and return for coffee at the Columbus. Barbara & Alan 021 142 7668.

Court Theatre trip Thursday 1 July 6.30pm to see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC. Please sign the list in the foyer by the end of May if you would like to come. Sue 960 7657.

Volunteers to clean the church are urgently required …please sign the orange list on the noticeboard in the foyer if you can help anytime from April – July.

Saturday 24th April – FILM Evening – “Singing In the Rain” – bright, happy, sing all the songs, lots of dancing.

Bring your own tea. Tea and coffee will be available. 5.30pm for 6.15/30 film start.’

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: Ferrymead. Alan & Barbara.

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.

TRASH & TREASURE SALE

Saturday 8th May 2021

8.30am – 12 noon here.

Items can be dropped off from

1-4pm on Friday 7th.

This is a combined fundraiser with St Mark’s Opawa.

We require books, CDs, DVDs, records, toys, good quality used clothing and general household items, china, glassware etc…

There will be a cake stall, sausage sizzle and waffles, along with Sue’s preserves, jams etc and the MenzShed will be having a tool sale.

A great opportunity to clean out your cupboards.

Please see Irene if you can help

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Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Day

NOTICES:

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

We give thanks for the life of Bob Currie, and we remember Jill & the Grierson family in our prayers in their time of sorrow.

Wednesday Walkers 7th April:  Meet 9.30am in the carpark at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, and saunter around St Martins finishing at 10.30 for morning tea. All are welcome. Fern 332 4725.

There is a new Sunday roster available today – please check to see if there’s a copy for you.

Court Theatre trip Thursday 1 July 6.30pm to see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC. Please sign the list in the foyer by the end of May if you would like to come. Sue 960 7657.

Volunteers to clean the church are urgently required …please sign the orange list on the noticeboard in the foyer if you can help anytime from April – July.

Congratulations to Rob McLean who celebrates his 100th Birthday tomorrow

5th April!

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon NO St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm NO South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group:

Wednesday 9.30am Port Hills U3A.

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.

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Sunday 28th March 2021

NOTICES:

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

Remember Daylight Saving ends next Sunday 4th April – put your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night.

Wednesday Walkers 31st March:  Meet 9.30am near Barrington Mall, corner of Sugden and Simeon Streets for a walk around Spreydon. Coffee at Mosaic. All welcome.  Sonya 027 253 3397.

Anna will not be in the Office 2 April (Good Friday). Any notices for next week need to be in by 12 noon on Wednesday please.

Handmade greeting cards, including ones for Easter are available in the foyer. $3 each. Janette Morris.

The Parish Council met on Thursday 18 March.

There was a very full agenda and amongst other things Council dealt with the following issues:

  1. Council is seeking someone with Powerpoint preparation skills to help Sonya prepare the Sunday slide show from time to time.
  2. The Council supported the Tech team in its project to develop Zoom technology so we can welcome to worship any parishioners who cannot be in church in person.
  3. The Council appointed Elizabeth Hawker as ‘manager’ of the book stall in the foyer. We’ll have more information about the book stall very soon.
  4. Received greetings from Rob and Margaret Mclean. Rob will be 100 years of age on Monday 05 April.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES

Maundy Thursday          1 April 7.30pm – an invitation to join our Anglican neighbours, St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave.

Good Friday   2 April 9.30am

Easter Day      4 April 10am

Fireside, our St Martins women’s group, is a fairly informal group of women from our congregation and their friends, and we welcome other women to join us for any of our meetings. We are meeting on Wednesday 31st March from 1.30pm in the Lounge.   This month we plan to shell donated walnuts to use for church funds.  Please come whether your hands are able to do this or not. Enquiries: Margaret  366 8936.

South Elder Care is looking for a hot water urn and a trolley with medium sized wheels. Please have a chat to Lyndsey if you can help.

Court Theatre trip Thursday 1 July 6.30pm to see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC. Please sign the list in the foyer by the end of May if you would like to come. Sue 960 7657.

TRASH & TREASURE SALE Saturday 8th May 8.30am – 12 noon here. Items can be dropped off on Friday 7th. This is a combined fundraiser with St Mark’s Opawa. See Irene for more information.

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: Spreydon. Sonya 027 253 3397.

Wednesday 1.30pm Fireside Contact Margaret 366 8936.

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.

Thursday 7.30pm Maundy Thursday service @ St Mark’s School Hall.

Friday 9.30am Good Friday service.

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Sunday 21st March 2021

NOTICES:

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

Wednesday Walkers 24th March:  Meet 9.30am in the Carpark next to the Surf Club for a walk around Sumner. Coffee will be at the On the Beach Café. All welcome. Judith 027 688 1861

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated Easter Eggs for Waltham Cottage.

South Elder Care is looking for a hot water urn and a trolley with medium sized wheels. Please have a chat to Lyndsey if you can help.

Court Theatre trip Thursday 1 July 6.30pm to see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC. Please sign the list in the foyer by the end of May if you would like to come. Sue 960 7657.

The ‘Messenger’: We are looking for articles, poems, stories, book reviews, quizzes, photos, recipes, prayers you like, ideas for daytrips etc…Please email contributions to Charlotte hooty@xtra.co.nz by THIS Friday 26th March.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES

Palm Sunday                  28 March 10am

Maundy Thursday          1 April 7.30pm – an invitation to join our Anglican neighbours, St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave.

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Good Friday   2 April 9.30am

Easter Day      4 April 10am

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: Sumner. Judith 027 6881861.

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.

Congratulations to the Crafty Crafters group who celebrated their 10th birthday last week! Photo credit: Sally Houston













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Sunday 7 March 2021

NOTICES:

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

Congregational meeting following worship TODAY to confirm terms of call for a new minister.

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm in the Lounge. Talk to Judith for more information.

Wednesday Walkers 10th March:  Meet 9.30am in Ashgrove Tce near the old footbridge. Coffee at Joan’s. All are welcome.

Next Sunday -an experiment to keep us connected with other sisters and brothers in Christ.

I want to let you know about an experiment that we’ll be running next Sunday.

Next Sunday (14 March) the congregation in St Andrews Takaka will be without a worship leader or preacher. We, here at St Martins will be providing both for them, via an advanced technique using Zoom to broadcast our service directly into the church at Takaka. Very little will be different for us here in Christchurch except that we might get one of their congregation to read the Bible passage and we might have their pianist lead us in singing “Now unto Him”. Apart from the backs of your heads showing, no one will appear on camera except me, the person leading the prayers and possibly the pianist, so you don’t need to worry about privacy issues. If you have any concerns about this please see me after the service this morning.

If we can bring these two congregations together and if this works, the advantages for us and for any under-resourced congregations throughout the Alpine Presbytery (anywhere on Planet Earth actually) are huge. I’m hoping we can demonstrate that with minimal investment in technology any congregation can provide leadership-in-worship to other faith communities who may not have the resources to provide leadership for themselves.

Last year during the great lockdown in April and May we learned how to provide a fully participatory worship experience for a scattered congregation and how to maintain the local community of faith in good heart. I’m hoping we can move quickly to offer this service to our own members here at St Martins – to those who can’t attend worship in person but could attend in person via Zoom if, for example, they were ill at home, in hospital, or away on holiday.

This experiment we plan to run next week takes this already proven ability to whole new level.

I’m very excited about it and if you have any questions about it please ask me. I’d be delighted to explain it further. .Don

CAN YOU HELP? Please consider donating Easter Eggs for Waltham Cottage. These can be dropped off in the basket in the foyer before 28th March. Thank you.

City2Surf Sunday 21 March – plan your route to church carefully – you may need to allow extra time!

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.

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Ashgrove Tce. Joan 338 8700.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon NO 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. Graeme 020 40923543.

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