Sunday 31st July 2016 10am

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



If you prefer, please bring your own mug from home for morning tea.


WEDNESDAY WALKERS 3rd August: Meet 9.30am in Madras St by the repaired clock tower on the river.  Plenty of parking in nearby streets. Coffee at Monks Cafe.  Janette & Cyril 021 161 1178 or Sonya 027 253 3397


CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am-12noon. $3 per session.


MEN’S GROUP will meet at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd on Thursday 4th August at 6pm. A shared tea and time for a chat and then the speaker will be the Rev Chris Purdie, Chaplain to the Armed Forces at Burnham. All men are welcome. Tony 332 0554.


COPY FOR THE NEXT ‘MESSENGER’ is now due. Please email any contributions to Anneke ( by 12th August.


NEW SUNDAY READERS’ ROSTER available – please check to see if there’s one for you.



St James’ has invited the St Martin’s congregation to join them on Sunday 21st  August at 10 am. Their Lay Preacher, Ken Shields is leading the service. He is also a member of the Accord Harmony Chorus, so we are hopeful they are able to come and share their beautiful singing with us.


On Sunday 28th August at 10am we are joining Cashmere Presbyterian at the invitation of Rev Silvia Purdie. The theme is Global Mission with a guest speaker from Christian World Service.


Irene Gray, Session Clerk.


PRAYER WALK: THIS Friday 5th August 9.30am. Join with others all over New Zealand and pray for our schools – children, young people, teachers, parents, boards and anyone else involved. Meet at the West Bridge, Botanic Gardens, opposite the tennis courts. Coffee to follow at Ilex Cafe. See Irene for more information.                                                                             PTO>>>



I’m offering a course that might interest you – it’s all action and reflection:

‘ON HUMAN WORTH – made in God’s image’. 10am-12noon each Monday for six weeks in the Methodist Church Lounge, followed by a shared lunch.

It will begin when there are six or more participants.

The course will explore from a Christian perspective – looking at oneself, developing relationships, listening skills, compassion, empathy, barriers to relationship building and finally suffering.

If this course interests you, please see me for a course list. Lyndsey McKay.


PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon, Fridays 9-11am Ph 332 6192.

Please make sure Anna has any notices by 9am Thursday.


ALPINE PRESBYTERY NEWSLETTER is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.


ANGLICAN PARISH OF OPAWA-ST MARTINS is holding a Quiz Night at the Speights Ale House Ferrymead Sunday 28th August 5.30pm. Contact Anna at the Office for tickets ($10 pp or $2 for children).