Sunday 19th September 2021

You are invited to Sunday worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158


A very warm welcome to all who worship online with us today.

Next Sunday 26th September, as already advised, we are planning to return to the Church. However:

  • If you’re sick, stay home and Zoom
  • If you’re feeling unwell, stay home and Zoom
  • If you don’t want to join a large crowd just yet, stay home and Zoom
  • If you plan to be in Church, please wear a face covering, and don’t forget to sign in using the app or the paper copy – this is mandatory.

In Memoriam: we give thanks for the long life of Florence Williamson who died on September 13th aged 98, and we remember Keith and the family as they mourn.

Don is on leave 20-23 September – for urgent pastoral concerns please contact the Parish Clerk.

Annual General Meeting Sunday 3rd October 2021, following Morning Worship. The Annual Reports have been emailed out and paper copies are available from the Parish Office. You are welcome to pick up a copy from Anna (Wed, Thurs or Fri morning) for someone without email and deliver it to them!

Wednesday Walkers 22nd September: Meet 9.30am in the carpark in Riccarton Bush for a walk around the area.  Morning tea at Riccarton House. If it is wet please check your emails, or contact Sonya 027 253 3397 or Rosalie 021 239 5005 for alternative options. All are welcome.

MOVIE NIGHT: What We Did on our Holiday (starring Billy Connolly) –

An hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family. Doug and Abi and their three kids travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s birthday party where its soon clear that when it comes to keeping their divorce under wraps their children are their biggest liability. From nine year old Lottie’s notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which one to tell, to four year old Jess’s perverse attachment to a brick named Norman, for their parents a week has never seemed such a long time. But it’s middle child Mickey and his Granddad’s shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far reaching and unexpected consequences. When a day at the beach turns to tragedy, the children take matters into their own hands. ‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll probably want to book a holiday to the Highlands one day soon’. Saturday 25th September 5.15pm in the Parish Lounge. BYO takeaway tea. Koha appreciated. Contact Irene 332 7306 for more information.

The Parish Garden Party scheduled for Saturday 16th October has been postponed.

A new Sunday Roster has been prepared and will be emailed out on Wednesday.

Daylight Saving starts NEXT Sunday 26th September – don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour!!

What’s on This Week:

Tuesday 10am – 2.30pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Riccarton Bush. Sonya 027 253 3397.

Wednesday 7pm 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.

Friday 10.30am – 12.30pm Sign & Sing. Becky 022 20862211.

Saturday 5.15pm Movie Night. Irene 332 7306.