Sunday 31st October 2021

10am Sunday worship in the church has resumed or you are welcome to 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 with us today – either in person or online.

The Golden Rules for Level 2 worship:

  • 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, we encourage you to wear a face covering
  • Please continue to wear your mask until seated at morning tea
  • You must sign in using the app or the paper copy – this is mandatory

Don is on leave 5th – 21st November. Please contact Irene for any urgent pastoral concerns. Next Sunday’s Communion service will be led by Rev Chris Elliot.

Wednesday Walkers 3rd November: meet 9.30am in Stourbridge Street near Oderings for a walk around the area.  We will gather for morning tea at Urban Café. All welcome.  Janette 021 075 6780.

Pastoral Care Team meeting TOMORROW Monday 1st November 9.30am in the church foyer. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Men’s Group end of year dinner, Visions Restaurant Thursday 4th November 6pm – please let Rob C 384 4320 know if you’re coming.

Articles are now required for the next ‘Messenger’ – please email any contributions to Charlotte ( before 7 November.

Joan would like to thank the congregation for the flowers you sent her last Sunday. She is feeling a lot better than she was a week ago and will be back on her feet in due course! Thank you for the flowers.

For your diaries: a special Christmas movie on Saturday 27th November.

TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET Friday 10th December 5-8pm HERE. A combined fundraiser with our Anglican neighbours at St Mark’s. Sign the list in the foyer if you would like to help. Please start putting aside items suitable for gifts, making Christmas crafts, decorations, cards. Nearer the time we will require lots of baking eg Christmas cakes, sweets. There will be plenty of food for sale on the night. Please sign the green list in the foyer if you would like to help. (Helpers will be encouraged to get into the “spirit of Christmas” by wearing hats, masks, festive jewellery, t shirts etc…There will be some live music too! Enquiries to Irene. Please NO clothes, shoes, white elephant or magazines.          

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 9.30am Pastoral Visiting Team meeting. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Monday 1-3pm Hillsborough-Heathcote WI meeting. Jennifer 332 3314.

Monday 6-8pm MenzShed AGM. Brian.

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

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Sonya 027 253 3397.

Wednesday 9.30am-12noon Port Hills U3A. Anneke 328 7459.

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.

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

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