Sunday 3rd May 2020

The St Martins facilities will remain closed under Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions

Sunday Service: Many thanks to Rev Anne Stewart and the team from Village Presbyterian Church (Papanui & Bryndwr) for making this available to the people of St Martins.

Moderator’s live streaming of devotions every Sunday at 9am. Go to the Moderator’s Facebook page

Watch Sunday’s service from Beckenham Methodist: the video link/s are available after 11am from their webpage:  Services/Reflections

Want to re-stock your pantry? Sue has the following for sale:

Bottled – Black Boy Peaches, Pears, Plums, Peaches, Tomato Puree

Chutneys – Pasta Sauce, Relishes, Tomato Sauce

Jams – Feijoa & Ginger, Feijoa & Pear, Feijoa & Lemon

Chilli Sauces – some with only a little sugar in them.

Kasundi – tomato relish

Give her a phone call 960 7657 to place an order. As we will be in ‘Level 3’ from Tuesday, and you will be able to travel a little further, Sue will leave your order in her letterbox for you to collect and leave money there.

Charitable Giving Tax Credit 

Our treasurer, Joan Macdonald, will have your receipts available for you once the COVID19 lockdown is over.

You may have been considering donating your Charitable Giving Tax Credit to the church. For more information, contact Joan – 337 1648.

Psalm 23 (from CEV Bible):                                                                          You, Lord, are my shepherd. I will never be in need.                                                  You let me rest in fields of green grass.                                                                     You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life.                        You are true to your name, and you lead me along the right paths.                             I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I won’t be afraid.                         You are with me, and your shepherd’s rod makes me feel safe.                            You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch.                                                          You honour me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows.                           Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life,                      and I will live for ever in your house, Lord.

Kia kaha                                 Be strong

Kia maia                                 Be brave

Kia manawanui                      Be steadfast

From the Council: Unite Against Covid-19

Under Alert Level 3 you still need to Stay Home, Save Lives. If you’re going out for fresh air, stay local. Take care of yourselves and stay connected with family and friends over the phone.

Some takeaway businesses will be open.

If you need welfare assistance, call the CCC helpline 0800 24 24 11

When walking the dog, keep them on the lead.

Recycling will be sorted again from May – please make sure you only put recyclables in the yellow bin.

The Eco Depots are open, but you must book in advance.

For health advice, contact Healthline 0800 358 5453. If you are feeling unwell, call your GP before you visit.

Call the free Government Helpline 0800 779 997 (8am-1am) 7 days a week if you need advice.

Keep an eye on the official website – – for updates.