Sunday 25th June 2017 10am




Sunday 25th June 2017

Pentecost 3


Call to Worship:

There’s a call to follow…

We are here because in some way we have responded to that call

There’s a call to worship

We are here to respond to that call as well

There’s a call to live lives after the model of Jesus

We are here to honour that

There’s a call to examine ourselves in the light of what we read about Jesus

We do that in company with fellow travellers, companions on the way

There’s a call to examine all calls that are made on our resources: the calls of advertisers, of economists, of pollsters, of hucksters and illusionists, the delusioned and the passionately wrong, the self-centred and the greedily inflamed

We do that using the gifts of discernment present in the gathered community of Jesus

There’s a call to be wise

There’s a call to be loving

There’s a call to be open

There’s a call to minister grace

We respond to that call: together in heart, in mind, and in voice.



As we walk out into the day that remains to us

May what we need to remember stay close

As we wake tomorrow to a new week

May the deep purposes of our hearts carry us faithfully

As we live, and breathe, and have our being

May we be confident in your grace,

assured of your love and empowered by hope.

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.


Building Report

Our architect is currently working on detailed drawings for the strengthening of the church.

We have been looking seriously at an alternative proposal for the strengthening but have decided to progress with the solution proposed by Structex.

We hope to have detailed architectural drawings prepared by the end of this month. A review of cost will then be undertaken.

We will aim to have a question and answer session after worship on Sunday 2nd July to update everyone.


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Our thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading today’s worship. Please stay for morning tea after the service.


On Sunday 9th July – The Worship Committee will lead Worship with the theme “How can we help World Famine?”  

We would like each member of the congregation to bring along a non perishable item of food to be bought up as part of the offering.  These gifts will go to Waltham Cottage to be distributed to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Many thanks.


Fireside meets this Tuesday 27th June 7.30pm at Lyn’s. All women are very welcome. Talk to Sonya 339 7038 for more information.


Wednesday Walkers 28th June: Meet 9.45am in Cargo Bar carpark in far right area nearest railway line for a walk along the newly opened cycleway and back through the streets of Addingtown Centre. Cuppa & chat at Bean Scene café. All welcome. Sonya 027 2533397.


Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.


No Excuse Sunday scheduled for Sunday 16th July has been postponed. On July 16th we are planning a Parish Lunch instead. Dugald.


Men’s Group Thursday 6th July. Meet at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, for a shared finger food tea at 5.45pm. Our speaker will be Peter Saunders about his impressions of Scotland. Queries to Tony 332 0554


Te Whare Roopu o Oterepu – Waltham Community Cottage – Job Vacancy

Seeking applications for the position of Community Wellbeing Coordinator. The work is part-time four days per week, Monday to Thursday. To receive a job description or enquire further, email:  Applications close midday, Thursday 29th June.


Due to illness Rev Andrew Norton will not be able to fulfil his nomination to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCANZ. If you have a suggestion to be the next Moderator, please communicate this with Irene, our Session Clerk, before 12th July.


TONIGHT Sunday 25th June at 5pm
Evensong at the Transitional Cathedral Hear visiting Professor Christopher Holmes speaking on “Who is Jesus Really?” followed by an informal seminar over refreshments.

For Your Diary…
Sunday 16th July at 4pm
Induction of Rev Yvonne Smith at St Ninian’s Presbyterian Church, Riccarton.  Yvonne has been called for a two year term.


Inner-city churches (along with EcuAction) have organised their 4th series of Seminar-Forums, beginning late in July.
To hear Professor Shamubeel Eaqub speak on Secure Housing for All, there is a seminar planned for Thursday 27th July at the Knox Church Centre at 5.30pm.


Parish Lunch Cashmere Club

Sunday 16th July 12 noon


There will be a parish luncheon at the Cashmere Club on Sunday 16th July at 12noon.

The cost will be $25 per head. Please add your name to list TODAY.

This is always a fun occasion and an opportunity to relax and chat to parish members over a meal.

We hope that you will be able to attend.

Speak to Allison 332 0554 or Irene 332 7036 for more information.