Sunday 26th June 2022

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship

To Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81508696154?pwd=cnErZFM5VG5OQVhsZkxYc0dxOHdvUT09

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

NOTICES:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today.
The Golden Rules under the “Orange Light” setting:
If you’re sick or feeling unwell, get tested and isolate if you’re required to.
Use Zoom on Sundays.
In Church, please wear a mask that is firmly in place and fully covers your nose and mouth.
Please continue to wear your mask until seated at morning tea.  

Next Sunday’s reading is Luke 10:1-12

Wednesday Walkers 29th June: meet 9.30am at the Bus Exchange  for a walk around the SALT District. Coffee at Ballantynes, downstairs tea rooms. All are welcome. Sue 960 7657.  

PARISH POTLUCK LUNCH to celebrate our 94th anniversary following worship next Sunday 3rd July. Soup & rolls will be provided. Please bring sweet or savoury finger food. Enquiries to Allison 332 0554.  

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due: if you are the Convenor of a Parish group, please email your report to Anna before Sunday 31st July. Thank you.  

Public meeting: The Council is exploring a rebuild of South Library. Come and chat about this decision and the next steps in the Boardroom, South Library, Monday 27th June 4.30pm. All welcome.      

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Tuesday 9.30am           South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Tuesday 7.15pm           Meditation Group (church) Dugald 021 161 7007.
Wednesday 9.30am     Walking Group: SALT district. Sue
Thursday 10am             Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Thursday 1.30pm          Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.
Thursday 5.30-7.30pm Familial Trust mentor group Vanessa 981 1093.
Friday 9.30am               Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.
Sunday 4.00-5.30pm    Book Launch (lounge). Silvia.  

Sunday 19th June 2022

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship

To Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81508696154?pwd=cnErZFM5VG5OQVhsZkxYc0dxOHdvUT09

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

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

The Golden Rules under the “Orange Light” setting:
If you’re sick or feeling unwell, get tested and isolate if you’re required to. Use Zoom on Sundays.
In Church, please wear a mask that is firmly in place and fully covers your nose and mouth.
Please continue to wear your mask until seated at morning tea.  

Next Sunday’s reading is: Luke 9:51-62

Anna will not be in the Office this Friday 24th June (Matariki)  

Wednesday Walkers 22nd June: meet 9.30am in Domain Tce for a walk around Mokihi Gardens, Hillmorton. Coffee at The Waiting Room Café.  Sonya 027 253 3397.  

PARISH POTLUCK LUNCH to celebrate our 94th anniversary following worship on Sunday 3rd July. Soup & rolls will be provided. Please bring sweet or savoury finger food. Enquiries to Allison 332 0554.  

Movie Night to celebrate Matariki: Saturday 25th June. Shared tea – starting at 5.15pm – can be whatever you like or a New Zealand staple and favourite!!!! ‘Second Hand Wedding’ is a heartwarming role set in a time when Trade Me and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a first hand crack at the second hand. The movie follows the fortunes of the Rose family, who live on the idyllic Kapiti Coast, where the sunsets are spectacular, parking is still free and bargains abound. Clouds gather, however, when it becomes clear that Cheryl has issues with her mother’s voracious bargain hunting, which she fears will ruin her up and coming wedding. Irene 332 7306.  

A new Sunday roster is available today – please check to see if there’s a copy for you.

Public meeting: The Council is exploring a rebuild of South Library. Come and chat about this decision and the next steps in the Boardroom, South Library, Monday 27th June 4.30pm. All welcome.  

From Parish Council meeting: Parish Council met on Thursday evening.
Amongst other matters the Council considered the following:  
We are very close to being able to ask Alpine Presbytery to set up a Ministry Settlement Board in our search for a new minister. Most of the paper work is now complete. Hamish Galloway attended the meeting to offer his support in managing this.  
We agreed that Parish Councillors should take their place on Parish Council for a time limited period. We agreed this would be for 3 years with a further 3 years if they wished. The position of Parish Clerk would also be time limited – 5years with a further 2 years if the clerk wished to continue.  
Hamish Galloway -Moderator of the Assembly – is arranging a national conference of church leaders in Wellington in November. If anyone would be interested in attending, please see Don.  
Council appointed Catherine Fitchett as a new member of Council. Catherine is in the process of taking over the work of Parish Treasurer from Joan.  
Council acknowledged the work of Joan Mac who is handing over the work of Parish treasurer to Catherine. She has given willingly and without hesitation over many years. We are profoundly grateful for her dedication.  
The financial reports show the parish in good financial health.  
The Annual General Meeting of the Parish will be on Sunday 18 September 2022. If you will be writing a report for your group for the AGM please make sure Anna has it by the end of July.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Tuesday 9.30am         South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Tuesday 7.15pm         Meditation Group (church) Dugald 021 161 7007.
Wednesday 9.30am   Walking Group: Mokihi Gardens. Sonya 027 2533397.
Thursday 10am           Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Thursday 1.30pm        Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.
Thursday 5.30-7.30pmFamilial Trust mentor group Vanessa 981 1093.
Friday 9.30am             NO Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.
Saturday 5.15pm        Movie Night (lounge). Irene 332 7306.  

Sunday 12th June 2022

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship

To Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81508696154?pwd=cnErZFM5VG5OQVhsZkxYc0dxOHdvUT09

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

NOTICES:

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

The Golden Rules under the “Orange Light” setting:

  • If you’re sick or feeling unwell, get tested and isolate if you’re required to. Omicron is still with us and infections are still occurring. Use Zoom on Sundays.
  • If you plan to be in Church, wear a mask that is firmly in place and fully covers your nose and mouth.
  • Please continue to wear your mask until seated at morning tea.
Next Sunday’s reading is: Luke 7:18-28

We give thanks for the long life of Irene Jessie Coulbeck, who died on 4th June in her 99th year. We pray for David & Lyn and all her family as they mourn. Her funeral is on Friday 17th June at 1pm in John Rhind’s Chapel.  

Pastoral Team meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.  

Wednesday Walkers 15th June: For those not joining the Whareora Bus Trip to Ellesmere, meet in the South Library carpark at 9.30am for a walk around the area.  Coffee at Novel. Sue 960 7657 or Sonya 027 2533397.  

Fireside trip to St Mark’s Church Monday 13th June. Meet in Vincent Place carpark at 1.30pm for a tour of the newly renovated church and brand new Chapel, followed by afternoon tea. Enquiries to Margaret 366 8936.  

PARISH POTLUCK LUNCH to celebrate our 94th anniversary following worship on Sunday 3rd July. Enquiries to Allison 332 0554.  

St Mark’s Anglican Church Opawa Community Open Day Saturday 18 June 10am-12noon, 101 Opawa Rd. Come and admire our newly re-opened church and brand new chapel. Refreshments available.      

To celebrate Matariki, our next film evening will be on Saturday 25th June. Shared tea – starting at 5.15pm – can be whatever you like or a New Zealand staple and favourite!!!! ‘Second Hand Wedding’ is a heartwarming role set in a time when Trade Me and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a first hand crack at the second hand. ‘Second Hand Wedding’ follows the fortunes of the Rose family, who live on the idyllic Kapiti Coast, where the sunsets are spectacular, parking is still free and bargains abound. Clouds gather, however, when it becomes clear that Cheryl has issues with her mother’s voracious bargain hunting, which she fears will ruin her up and coming wedding. Irene 332 7306.

Matariki Night Market Friday 24 June, 4 – 10 pm, Milton St Substation, 259 Milton St. The new m?kete venue will feature a light show, a chance to support M?ori artists and crafts people, over 70 stall holders, food trucks, and a look through a newly refurbished historical building. Masks required, vaccine passports not required, optional donation or koha entry.   

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Monday 9.30am            Pastoral Team meeting CANCELLED
Monday 1.30pm            Fireside trip to St Mark’s. Margaret 366 8936.
Monday 1.30pm            WI meeting (lounge) Jennifer 332 3314.
Tuesday 9.30am           South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Tuesday 7.15pm           Meditation Group (church) Dugald 021 161 7007.
Tuesday 7.30pm          Caving Club meeting (lounge) Alice 337 1256.
Wednesday 9.30am     Walking Group: Beckenham. Sue 960 7657.
Thursday 10am            Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Thursday 1.30pm          Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.
Thursday 5.30-7.30pm Familial Trust mentor group Vanessa 981 1093.
Thursday 7.30pm Parish Council meeting
Friday 9.30am               Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.    

Sunday 5th June 2022

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship

To Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81508696154?pwd=cnErZFM5VG5OQVhsZkxYc0dxOHdvUT09

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

NOTICES:

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

The Golden Rules under the “Orange Light” setting:

  • If you’re sick or feeling unwell, get tested and isolate if you’re required to. Omicron is still with us and infections are still occurring. Use Zoom on Sundays.
  • If you plan to be in Church, wear a mask that is firmly in place and fully covers your nose and mouth.
  • Please continue to wear your mask until seated at morning tea.
Next Sunday’s reading is: Proverbs 8:1-4 & 22-31

Wednesday Walkers 8th June: Meet 9.30am by Crosby Park, Woodbury Street, for a walk around the area.  Coffee will be at the Black and White Café (formerly Café Euro) in the Avonhead shops. All welcome. Judith 027 6881861.  

Health & Safety reminder: if an accident or incident occurs on site, please remember to complete an Incident Report (found in the green folder in the foyer) and report it to the Parish Office: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Thank you.  

PARISH POTLUCK LUNCH to celebrate our 94th anniversary following worship on Sunday 3rd July. Enquiries to Allison 332 0554.   St Mark’s Anglican Church Opawa Community Open days Saturday 11 & 18 June 10am-12noon, 101 Opawa Rd. Come and admire our newly re-opened church and brand new chapel. Refreshments and Sales Table.  

Matariki Night Market Friday 24 June, 4 – 10 pm, Milton St Substation, 259 Milton St. The new m?kete venue will feature a light show, a chance to support M?ori artists and crafts people, over 70 stall holders, food trucks, and a look through a newly refurbished historical building. Masks required, vaccine passports not required, optional donation or koha entry. 

?p?waho Heathcote River Network AGM 7pm, Tuesday 28 June, South Library and Service Centre, 66 Colombo St, Beckenham. Guest speaker Marie Gray, secretary of the Summit Road Society talking about the Avoca Valley Jobs for Nature planting programme. All welcome. To read more about the OHRN: https://ohrn.nz/  

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Tuesday 9.30am           South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Tuesday 7.15pm           Meditation Group (lounge) Dugald 021 161 7007.
Wednesday 9.30am     Walking Group: Avonhead Judith 027 688 1861.
Thursday 10am             Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Thursday 1.30pm          Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.
Thursday 5.30-7.30pm Familial Trust mentor group Vanessa 981 1093.
Friday 9.30am               Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.    

Sunday 29th May 2022

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship

To Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81508696154?pwd=cnErZFM5VG5OQVhsZkxYc0dxOHdvUT09

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

NOTICES:

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

The Golden Rules under the “Orange Light” setting:

  • If you’re sick or feeling unwell, get tested and isolate if you’re required to. Omicron is still with us and infections are still occurring. Use Zoom on Sundays.
  • If you plan to be in Church, wear a mask that is firmly in place and fully covers your nose and mouth.
  • Please continue to wear your mask until seated at morning tea.
Next Sunday’s reading is: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Wednesday Walkers 1st June: Meet 9.30am in Woodham Rd near entrance to Woodham Park. Walk to spot monarchs then to Dallington Bridge. A new track is being put in.  Coffee at Crossroads cnr Dallington Rd & Woodham Rd. All are welcome. Rosalie 0212395005

  Health & Safety reminder: if an accident or incident occurs on site, please remember to complete an Incident Report (found in the green folder in the foyer) and report it the Parish Office: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Thank you.  

A huge congratulations to our Opawa Anglican neighbours who are back on site and will celebrate Holy Communion in St Mark’s Church for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake this morning (that’s over 4100 days!). You are welcome to come and have a look at two Community Open days in June….details next week.    

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Tuesday 9.30am                South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Tuesday 7.15pm                Meditation Group (lounge) Dugald 021 161 7007.
Wednesday 9.30am           Port Hills U3A (whole complex). Malcolm 022 0979589. Wednesday 9.30am          Walking Group: Rosalie 021 2395005.
Wednesday 7.30pm          Global Voices (lounge) Nick 027 2255142.
Thursday 10am                 Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Thursday 1.30pm               Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.
Thursday 5.30-7.30pm      Familial Trust mentor group Vanessa 981 1093.
Friday 9.30am                   Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.