Sunday 2 July 2017 10am




NEXT Sunday 9th July: Theme “How can we help world famine?” The worship committee would like each member of the congregation to bring along a non perishable item of food to be brought up as part of the offering. These gifts will go to Waltham Cottage to be distributed.

Wednesday Walkers 5th July: Meet 9.45am in Hansens Lane, by Countdown Supermarket, for a walk in the area. Coffee will be at van Dams, round the corner in Riccarton Road.  All welcome.  Judith 332 1577.

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.

New Readers’ Roster is available – please check to see if there is a copy for you. Anna.

If you have a suggestion to be the next Moderator of the Assembly of the PCANZ, please let Irene know before 12th July.

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.

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

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 Pancake Breakfast 20th August 8.45am

Luther +500   The Relevance of the Reformation
A one day conference will be hosted at Hope Church, Hornby on Saturday August 26th from 9.30am till 2.30pm.
It will look at the relevance of the Reformation 500 years on with guest speakers Stuart Lange and Pauline Simonsen.
A koha for attendance. Free lunch for those who register!
Register with

Digital Piano We have received a wonderful gift of a new digital piano from one of our members Ken Austin.  Ken has donated this piano in memory of his mother Joyce, who was a long time member and Elder of both St David’s and St Martins congregations.  She loved music, and we trust this piano will enhance our worship and encourage others to join our valuable musicians team.  While the digital piano plays like a ‘normal’ piano it also has a limited number of other settings like a pipe organ.  Because it is digital we can also enhance the sound level and play it through the sound system.

Thank you Ken!

Help….we need a simple dust cover made for the new digital piano.  See Dugald for instructions.

We have a new sign at the office to let people know when we are in residence.  Office hours are Wednesday- Friday mornings.

To reflect on….

 What is the one thought or idea from today’s address that caught your attention, challenged, disturbed, encouraged, or helped you?

 What can we learn from Team NZ and their message that we kept testing to keep learning? 

 How do you see God?  Is God the judge who wants you to be perfect or is God more interested in your growth and in leading you to discover life in all its fullness?

 How do you think your life is a blessing to others?  If you can tell someone else why you think their life is a blessing?…..


Meditate… after a few minutes silence complete this sentence as your prayer: “Living God, it’s not too late for you and I to have a go at…………

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