Sunday 26th July 2015 10am

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

Winter Combined services at 10.00am continue until 16th August.

FOOT CLINIC TOMORROW 1-4pm. Helpers welcome. Lyndsey 388 1264.

FIRESIDE meets at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th July at Lesley’s to shell and bag walnuts to sell. Please bring nutcrackers and aprons. Lesley 332 3773 or Margaret 027 228 3386. All women are very welcome.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 29th July: Meet 9.30am cnr Lichfield/Colombo Streets (outside Bus Exchange). Coffee downstairs at Ballantynes. All are welcome to join us. Joan 338 8700.


? AGM Monday 27th July 6.30pm at the Cottage.
? Midwinter Lunch & Bric-a-Brac/Jewellery Stall Wednesday 29th July. Stall from 10.30am. Lunch at 12 noon. Open to anyone who would like to come along.
? 2nd Hand Goods – the Cottage would appreciate donations of warm clothing and bedding at this time.
? WANTED: one driver for Senior Group on 1st Tuesday each month 1.30 – 3.30pm. Contact Adrienne 942 2173 if you can help.

A bit more “gratitude and love” to all at St Martin’s for the moving farewell, as I retired as Minister and from fulltime active ministry. My thanks and appreciation to the congregation for the gifts – the Weber Baby Q that I knew about, but also the monetary gift to spend in England, and the Ballantyne’s voucher. I have been rather overwhelmed by people’s generosity and love.
It was a privilege to serve the parish and its people – it is the people I will miss and you’ll remain in my heart in a special way. My best wishes to you all. May the future unfold with renewed hope and encouragement. Love, Chris.

THE RISINGHOLME SINGERS are presenting a semi-staged version of ‘The Mikado’ on Saturday 1st August and Sunday 2nd August at the Heaton Street Intermediate School Performing Arts Centre at 3pm. Great soloists, great acting and lots of laughs! Tickets from John Shanks.

AFTERNOON FUNDRAISING CONCERT for Beckenham Methodist on Sunday 23rd August at 2pm in the Church. $10.00; children under 10 free. Bring family and friends and enjoy our musical talents. If you are interested in performing an item, contact Jean Morris 332 1814.

INSPIRING MISSION Saturday 1st August Hope Church, Hornby. Workshops 10am – 4pm, followed by an evening of inspiration and encouragement (7pm start). The workshops offer a rare opportunity to share in a high quality resourcing event and involve some very gifted leaders. The evening event includes an opportunity to hear from our Moderator, Rt Rev Andrew Norton. See the poster in the Lounge for details. To register, email asap, or phone 420 1400. All are welcome. Rev Barry Ayres, Executive Officer, Alpine Presbytery.

St Martin’s 2016 Calendars $20 each. See Rob & Barbara Meier 379 1474.

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email Website: Please make sure Anna has any notices by 9am each Thursday.

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

ORGAN RECITAL Sunday 2nd August 2pm at St Michael & All Angels, Oxford Tce. Jeremy Woodside, Organ Scholar, Westminster Abbey will perform works by Bach, Elgar, Widor and the NZ premiere of Fractures: In Memoriam by Matthew Everingham. Door sales $20.

THANK YOU to everyone who has submitted Annual Reports?. Anna.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 26th Rachael; Tue 28th Wayne; Wed 29th Sylvia; Thu 30th Fay, Drew.