Sunday 30th May 2021

NOTICES:

From next Sunday we are planning to broadcast our Sunday service via Zoom. This means that if you would like to attend worship but can’t be at church in person – you might be unwell, at home unable to get out and about, or away on holiday –  you can still be here via Zoom. If you come to church using Zoom you’re a Zoomer!

You will need the following:

  1. An electronic device such as a laptop, a tablet such as an iPad, or a smart phone.
  2. An email address and a broadband connection to a wifi network although if you’re using your phone you could join using mobile data.
  3. The Zoom app downloaded onto your device. This is available, free from the App Store or Google Play.
  4. A Zoom link which will be sent to you each week. You’ll find the live link in the pew sheet which we’ll be sending out electronically.

On Sundays, you can log on anytime after 09.30, by clicking on the Zoom link and then, following the onscreen prompts, you will be welcomed into the service which begins at 10.00am.

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service. Many thanks to Rev Sandra Wright-Taylor for leading our worship this morning.

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm in the Parish Lounge.

Wednesday Walkers 2nd June:  Meet 9.30am in Hawford Road/Opawa Café carpark for a walk around Opawa looking for hibernating butterflies. Coffee at the Café.  All welcome. Sonya 027 253 3398.

NEW PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Anna will now be in the Office 9am-12noon every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Pop in and say hello!

Flat wanted that will accept cats – please contact Sue 960 7657 if you know of anything suitable.

QUIZ NIGHT: St Mark’s Opawa invite you to join them, TONIGHT 6.30pm. $10 per person. Venue: St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave. Light supper will be served. All are welcome.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Opawa. Sonya 027 253 3398.

Wednesday 9.30am Port Hills U3A. Anneke 328 7459.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

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

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

A day of spiritual nourishment for those who live alone – Rev Stephanie Robson, Anglican Diocesan Ministry Educator, will be running a “Not So Quiet Day” HERE on Saturday 19th June 9.30am-3pm. To register, please contact Anna at the Parish Office 332 6192. Suggested koha $5, bring lunch to share. This is a joint event with St Mark’s Opawa & St John’s Woolston.

Dates for your diary:

  • On Sunday 4th July there will be a Parish Breakfast at 8.30am, hosted by the Worship committee.
  • On Sunday 8th August we will share in a light lunch following the service, which will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage.

All are welcome.

Chaplaincy Services at Burwood Hospital are desperately looking for volunteers to join our Chapel Helpers team on the second or fourth Wednesday of each month. Our volunteers attend a briefing with the Chaplain at 10.20am before going to the wards to bring patients to the service at 11am. All patients are transported to the Chapel in wheelchairs, so an ability to push a wheelchair some distance is important.


Attending the services is a highlight of the day for many patients. At the end of the service patients are returned to their wards. Volunteers are generally finished by 11.45am.

We would love you to join our team.

For further information please contact Stephen.Necklen@cdhb.health.nz

Sunday 23rd May 2021

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service.

Next Sunday’s worship will be led by Rev Sandra Wright-Taylor.

Wednesday Walkers 26th May:  Meet 9.30am in Harakeke St, near Riccarton Rd.  Coffee at the Buddhist Temple.  All welcome. Janette 021 075 6780.

Fireside Women’s Group meets at 1.30pm on Wednesday 26th May in the Parish Lounge.  Ngaire Worsley is coming along to talk about the work she does for Foster Hope. If you are able to, please consider donating pyjamas (all sizes), toothpaste and small packets of coloured pencils. All women are very welcome. Sonya Hodder 339 7038.

Pastoral Care Visiting course – continues on Monday at 1pm. Lyndsey 388 1264.

FREE: Crab apples to give away – see Sue Saunders.

Flat wanted that will accept cats – please contact Sue 960 7657 if you know of anything suitable.

Movie Night Saturday 29th May 5.30pm. BYO takeaways  – tea & coffee available. Movie “Waking Ned Devine” will screen 6.15pm. Koha appreciated. This is an Irish movie about a winner of a lottery ticket and all the ramifications that problem imposes!!!!! “The perfect antidote to a lousy day”.

TODAY is the last chance to sign up for the Court Theatre trip.  Thursday 1 July 6.30pmto see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC (this is a very good price). Sue 960 7657.

Cheques are no longer being accepted by major NZ banks after 31 May. If you need to discuss alternative ways of donating to the church, please have a chat with Joan Macdonald.

QUIZ NIGHT: St Mark’s Opawa invite you to join them, Sunday 30th May 6.30pm. $10 per person. Grab some friends and make up a team of six. Light supper will be served. Tickets available from Anna. All are welcome.

Please note:

To enable easy access to our Zoom account, from next week we will email the weekly pewsheet to everyone on the membership list. If you wish to opt out, please let Anna know. Don Fergus & Irene Gray.

The Parish Council met on Thursday night (20 May) and among other things

  • considered the requirement that users of the complex know and follow our Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Approved a request from the Assembly Executive Secretary to approve an additional clause to the Book of Order allowing the General Assembly to meet on-line in the event it can’t meet in person.
  • Signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding with the Menzshed as to how it and the parish will manage the relationship between the two groups. This can now be lodged with the Church Property Trustees in Wellington.
  • Talked briefly about the need for us all to be careful when parking on the roadside that we don’t block neighbour’s driveways. With an increasing number of groups using our complex there are more people and cars around than ever!
  • Agreed that Anna should now be asked to work an additional hour each week This means her hours in the church office would be 0900-1200 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Received and considered reports from each of the parish ‘work groups’.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 1pm Pastoral Visiting course. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Riccarton. Janette 021 0756780.

Wednesday 1.30pm Fireside Women’s Group. Sonya 339 7038.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

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

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Saturday 5.30pm Movie night. Irene 332 7306.

A day of spiritual nourishment for those who live alone – Rev Stephanie Robson, Anglican Diocesan Ministry Educator, will be running a “Not So Quiet Day” HERE on Saturday 19th June 9.30am-3pm. To register, please contact Anna at the Parish Office 332 6192. Suggested koha $5, bring lunch to share. This is a joint event with St Mark’s Opawa & St John’s Woolston.

Sunday 16 May 2021

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service.

We welcome Don Lord, Executive Director of Hagar International NZ, our speaker at this morning’s service.

Well done everyone – the Trash & Treasure Sale raised $2031.70 for each parish. A grand effort!

Wednesday Walkers 19th May:  Meet 9.30am in the Northlands Shopping Mall carpark next to the Hoyts Cinema for a walk around Papanui.

Coffee will be in the Coffee Club, Langdons Rd, back of the Cinema complex.

Judith Mackay 03 332 1577 or 027 688 1861.

Pastoral Care Visiting course – continues on Mondays at 1pm. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Movie Night Saturday 29th May 5.30pm. BYO takeaways  – tea & coffee available. Movie “Waking Ned Devine” will screen 6.15pm. Koha appreciated. This is an Irish movie about a winner of a lottery ticket and all the ramifications that problem imposes!!!!! “The perfect antidote to a lousy day”.

There are still some places available for the Court Theatre trip on Thursday 1 July 6.30pm to see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC (this is a very good price). Please sign the list in the foyer by NEXT SUNDAY if you would like to come. Sue 960 7657.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 9.30am-12noon Pastoral Visiting course. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Papanui. Judith 332 1577.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

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

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Thursday 7.30pm Parish Council meeting.

Elder Abuse workshop: discussion based workshop on Elder Abuse with Luis Alevaro from PSUSI. Friday 21st May at 1.30 pm at New Brighton Union Church, cnr of Union & Collingwood Street. All welcome. Organised by St George’s/ Iona Presbyterian Parish, New Brighton Union Church and Port Hills Uniting Parish.

Book launch for ‘Cranes ever Flying’ by Rev Dr John C England
Saturday 22nd May at 2pm at Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Avenue

Forum and book launch to prepare for Asia Sunday; participation by Christian World Service and Caritas plus panel speakers Dr Kathleen Rushton, Prof Michael Grimshaw, Reverend Brian Turner and Reverend Dr Matthew Jack.

QUIZ NIGHT: St Mark’s Opawa invite you to join them, Sunday 30th May 6.30pm. $10 per person. Grab some friends and make up a team of six. Light supper will be served. Tickets available from Anna. All are welcome.

Sunday 9th May 2021

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service.

Next Sunday 16th May Don Lord, Executive Director of Hagar International NZ, will be the speaker at the morning service.

THANK YOU to everyone who assisted with the Trash & Treasure Sale.

Reminder to work group leaders – please email a short report to Anna before Friday 14th May in preparation for Parish Council meeting.

Men’s Group: Our first speaker this year is Steve Manson from Red Cross.

We meet at 6.00 pm in the church lounge for a pot luck tea followed by Steve’s talk. Steve is involved in emergency management but will cover many aspects of Red Cross operation. Rob Connell 384 4320.

Wednesday Walkers 12th May:  Meet 9.30am in Harakeke St, near Riccarton Rd.  Coffee at the Buddhist Temple.  All welcome. Janette 021 075 6780.

Is this you? On a bank statement received this week there is deposit from IRD 020-300-302 for $370.31 and REB (which we assume is a tax rebate). Please speak to Joan Macdonald if this is you so she can record it correctly.

Church Cleaning: Volunteers are still required for July. Please sign the orange list on the noticeboard in the foyer. Thank you to those who have already volunteered.

Pastoral Care Visiting course – this is a three week course beginning on Monday 10th May 9.30am-12noon. Contact Lyndsey 388 1264.

Court Theatre trip Thursday 1 July 6.30pm to see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC. Please sign the list in the foyer by the end of May if you would like to come. Sue 960 7657.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 9.30am-12noon Pastoral Visiting course. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Riccarton. Janette 021 0756780.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

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

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

Friends of Risingholme seeks new members – the Christchurch City Council is seeking expressions of interest from people who are interested in forming a new group called “The Friends of Risingholme”. This group is for those who wish to donate their time to help with gardening at the park and also to those whose talents lie in periodically raising much-needed funds for the park’s many beautiful features.

To register your interest, please email Kate Russell (kate.russell@ccc.govt.nz) by 30th June 2021 or phone 941 6531. A public meeting of interested persons will be held in August.