Sunday 20th March 2022

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship

To Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158


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

The Golden Rules for worship under “Red Light” setting:

  • If you’re coming to worship in person, you must hold a vaccine pass
  • If you’re sick or feeling unwell, get tested and isolate if you’re required to. 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.
  • You must sign in using the app or the paper copy – this is mandatory.

Wednesday Walkers 23rd March: meet 9.30am at South Library for a walk around Somerfield and to see the turtles. Coffee at Novel Café. All welcome. Sonya 027 2533397.

Easter Eggs for Waltham Cottage: please consider popping in a couple of Easter treats when you do your groceries over the next few weeks. Any donations gratefully received. Bring them along to church by 3 April. Thank you for your support.

Deadline for ‘Messenger’ articles THIS Friday 25th March– please email any contributions to Charlotte & Sally (

Dates for your diaries:

Movie Night Saturday 30th April 5.15pm  “Fiddler on the Roof”

Parish Breakfast Sunday 1st May 8.30am

Parish Lunch Sunday 3rd July to celebrate our 94th anniversary

The door access code has been changed – please see Anna if you require the new one.

EASTER Services:

14th April 7.30pm           Maundy Thursday service at St Mark’s School Hall

15th April 9.30am           Good Friday Service

17th April 10am              Easter Day Holy Communion

Couplands Hot Cross Buns  – this is a fundraiser for St Mark’s Opawa Building project (which is very nearly finished). $5 for a packet of six. Traditional & chocolate available. See Anna to place an order by 1 April. Delivery date 13th April. Payment with order appreciated.

Batteries – there is now a container in the foyer for used batteries – bring along any old small batteries that are used for the numerous devices we look at or wear in our ears. Do not dispose of them in the red bin!

Presbytery Autumn Gathering will be held on Zoom on Saturday 26th March from 9.30am—12noon. Documents regarding any items for vote will be circulated in advance, and voting will be conducted via email.
Anyone is welcome to attend, however we do ask that you register to access the Zoom link. There will be opportunities to connect in smaller breakout rooms. A timetable for the morning will be made available closer to the time.  
Fireside will now be on Wednesday 30th March 1.30pm.


Monday 9.30am           NO St Mark’s Elder Care Therese 021 2516282.

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: Somerfield. Sonya 027 2533397.

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 0774065.

Thursday 5.30-7.30pm Familial Trust mentor group. Vanessa 981 1093.

Friday 10.30am             Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.