Sunday 23rd August 2020

Sunday 23 August 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading our worship this morning.

Focus on Tanzania NEXT Sunday 30th August 10am: Rob & Barb Meier will update us on Your Sisters Orphanage. This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our connection with the orphanage. Donations will be received during the service.

Covid Update: As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the new QR code.

Masks for Sale: see Janette Morris if you’re interested.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Monday 9.30am Pastoral Care training course. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm NO South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 1.30pm Fireside Women’s Group. Margaret 366 8936.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Wednesday Walkers 26th August: meet 9.30am in the Hagley Park Carpark off Riccarton Avenue to walk in the Gardens to view the Daffodils.  Coffee at Ilex.  All welcome.  Janette 021 075 6780.

Fireside is a group of women of the congregation that meets monthly.  

The next meeting is 1.30pm on WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST in the church lounge.  

We welcome other women to join us whether it is regularly or occasionally. This month Heather will talk about quilt making and show us some that she has made.  Enquiries:  Margaret 366 8936

Christchurch South Rotary have chicken manure available on Saturday 29th August from 9am at the Cashmere Club. $5 a bag.

Please Note: The new stackable chairs are not to be stacked one on top of another as the framing under the seat makes an indentation into the fabric of the chair below. The chairs are to be stacked onto the stacker frame with the back of the chair against the labelled end.

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners will be held on Sunday 20th September following morning worship. Any items of general business or apologies to be given to Irene please.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

GRAND OPENING OPAWA LIBRARY, cnr Opawa Rd & Richardson Tce. Saturday 29th August 10am-4pm. All are welcome.

Church Cleaning:  Session has appointed a new cleaner, Aaron Richardson from Azzman’s Cleaning. He will clean the facilities on alternate weeks. We still need your help  – thank you to those who have already volunteered. See the orange notice in the foyer!

Flowers in the church: if anyone would like to join a flower arranging roster, please talk to Irene.