Sunday 1st 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:

  • Vaccine passes are no longer required to attend worship.
  • 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 week’s reading is: Luke 6:27-38

Wednesday Walkers 4th May: Meet 9.30am in the Margaret Mahy Car Park – off Armagh Street.  Coffee will be at The Pillars Café in the Baptist Church complex which is over the road from the Car Park. All welcome. Judith Mackay 027 688 1861 or 332 1577.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS

Monday 9.30am                St Mark’s Elder Care (lounge) Therese 021 2516282.

Monday 1.30pm                 Hillsborough-Heathcote WI (lounge) Jennifer 332 3314.

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: City. Judith 027 688 1861.

Wednesday 9.30am           Port Hills U3A (whole complex) Malcolm 022 0979589.

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.

Saturday 9am-1pm            St Mark’s Vestry Planning Day (lounge)Anna 0274332687

Sunday 24th April 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:

  • Vaccine passes are no longer required to attend worship.
  • 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 week’s reading is: Luke 6:17-26

PLEASE NOTE: The Movie Night on 30th April and the Parish Breakfast scheduled for Sunday 1st May have both been postponed.

Many thanks to Barry, Warren, Cyril & David for the removal of a very dead tree on the south boundary.

Wednesday Walkers 27th April: Meet 9.30am in Bridge St just over the bridge near 50kmh sign. Coffee at Common Ground,  an outdoor place cnr Bridge St and Rockinghorse Rd. All welcome. Rosalie 021 239 5005

  Fireside meeting Wednesday 27th April in the church lounge from 1.30 – it will be informal like last month, just for conversation and to see each other, masked, bringing your own afternoon tea if you would like some, hoping we can actually be outside.  Any women are welcome to join us but it would be a good idea to check first that we are able to meet.  Enquiries:  Margaret  366 8936  

The Parish Council met on Thursday evening with a full agenda:
We will purchase 6 new lightweight tables for use in the lounge. These will replace the heavy tables that we currently use.
The Council approved a new Mission Plan which gives direction to parish development for the next 5 years.
As a congregation we will no longer require the use of Vaccine Passes. However Council remains committed to the use of well fitting masks during Sunday services and requests and strongly supports they be worn.
Council reminds the parish that we are best protected from Covid 19 by being vaccinated and boostered and by the use of masks that fit snugly over the nose and mouth giving protection to others and providing protection to oneself.
Council received correspondence from the Church Property Trustees reminding all parishes about earthquake strengthening of parish buildings.
Parish finances remain in very good shape which is especially pleasing as we’ve negotiated a very unsettling period in our church life over the last three years.
Council received written reports from the work groups. All groups are functioning very well. (Parish Council meeting Thursday 21 April 2022)  

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
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: Brighton Rosalie 021 239 5005.
Wednesday 1.30pm           Fireside Group (lounge) Margaret 366 8936.
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      NO Familial Trust mentor group. Vanessa 981 1093.
Friday 10.30am                 NO Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.    

Sunday 17th April 2022 – Easter Day

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

PLEASE NOTE: The Movie Night on 30th April and the Parish Breakfast scheduled for Sunday 1st May have both been postponed.

NOTICES:

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

For worship here under “Orange Light” setting:

  • If you’re coming to worship in person, you must hold a vaccine pass The Parish Council will review this at its next meeting on 21 April.
  • 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.

Next week’s reading is: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Wednesday Walkers 20th April: For those not going on the Whareora Bus trip, meet at Air Force Museum Carpark 9.30am where we will have coffee after Benjamin has led us on our walk.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
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: Wigram. Sonya 027 253 3397.
Wednesday 7.30pm          NO 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      NO Familial Trust mentor group. Vanessa 981 1093.
Thursday 7.30pm               Parish Council meeting (lounge)
Friday 10.30am                 NO Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.  

A word to those of you who Zoom to church on Sunday: Zoom is turning out to be a most useful way to attend Sunday service and it’s a thrill to see so many of you at church on the big screen. While we understand that some of you may be a bit ‘camera shy’, we would very much like to see you with us in church so would you please use your device’s camera so we can see you and welcome and include you as ‘real people’ rather than just names! (which is all that appears on screen if you’re not using your camera). It also gives us a sense of security and safety to know that behind your names that we are speaking to and engaging with you in person – and not some stranger who might be using the opportunity to hack the system. Thanks for your help and participation. See you on Sunday!  

Sunday 10th April 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 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.

Scanning in and contact tracing is no longer required.

Next week’s reading is: Luke 24:13-35

Wednesday Walkers 13th April: Please contact Sonya 027 253 3397 for details of this week’s walk.

THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on 15th April (Good Friday) and Wednesday 20th April.

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

EASTER Services:

14th April 7.30pm           Maundy Thursday service at St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave

15th April 9.30am           Good Friday Service

17th April 10am              Easter Day Holy Communion

The new edition of the ‘Messenger’ is now available – many thanks to Charlotte & Sally for their hard work.

 
Easter Eggs – thanks to your generosity the Pastoral Team has enough eggs to deliver to 20 households over Easter. If you would like to help deliver some, please see Lyndsey.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Monday 9.30am             St Mark’s Elder Care Therese 021 2516282.
Monday 1-4pm                  Foot Clinic. Janette 021 075 6780.
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: Sonya 027 253 3397.
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      NO Familial Trust mentor group. Vanessa 981 1093.
Thursday 7.30pm                Maundy Thursday service @ St Mark’s School Hall
Friday 9.30am                     Good Friday service
Friday 10.30am                 NO Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.  

A word to those of you who Zoom to church on Sunday: Zoom is turning out to be a most useful way to attend Sunday service and it’s a thrill to see so many of you at church on the big screen. While we understand that some of you may be a bit ‘camera shy’, we would very much like to see you with us in church so would you please use your device’s camera so we can see you and welcome and include you as ‘real people’ rather than just names! (which is all that appears on screen if you’re not using your camera). It also gives us a sense of security and safety to know that behind your names that we are speaking to and engaging with you in person – and not some stranger who might be using the opportunity to hack the system. Thanks for your help and participation. See you on Sunday!  
 

Covid Response Update

Sunday services will continue as Vaccine Pass events for the meantime. The Parish Council will review the situation at its next meeting on Thursday 21 April.

Just a reminder that while you’re not required to scan in any longer, mask wearing remains mandatory for inside locations. We will continue to wear masks during the service though they may be removed when you’re seated and enjoying morning tea.

Sunday 3rd April 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 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.
  • Scanning in and contact tracing is no longer required.

Next week’s reading is Isaiah 50:4-9a

Wednesday Walkers 6th April: meet 9.30am in the Armagh St Botanic Gardens carpark by the Bridge. Coffee at Ilex Café. All welcome Sonya 027 253 3397.

We give thanks for the life of Thomas Williams, who died on 26 March aged 64, and we pray for Karlene & Samantha as they mourn.

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

EASTER Services:

14th April 7.30pm           Maundy Thursday service at St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave

15th April 9.30am           Good Friday Service

17th April 10am              Easter Day Holy Communion

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

 
Can you help the Pastoral team distribute Easter eggs and our greetings to older members in our community who are unable to be with us for whatever reasons on a Sunday morning? Available for collection on Good Friday morning or at the Easter Sunday service. You may need to leave them in the office at villages as people may be in lockdown. Please place the eggs in the basket provided at the back of the church. Thank you. Lyndsey.   Pastoral Team meeting Monday 4th April 9.30am – a chance to organise the Easter eggs for distribution!
 
THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Monday 9.30am     St Mark’s Elder Care Therese 021 2516282.
Monday 9.30am                Pastoral Team meeting. Lyndsey 388 1264.
Monday 1.30pm                Hillsborough Heathcote WI. Jennifer 332 3314.
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: Botanic Gardens. Sonya 027 2533397. Wednesday 9.30am          Port Hills U3A (whole complex) Malcolm 022 0979589. 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 10.30am                 Sing & Sign (lounge). Rebecca 022 0862211.  

A word to those of you who Zoom to church on Sunday: Zoom is turning out to be a most useful way to attend Sunday service and it’s a thrill to see so many of you at church on the big screen. While we understand that some of you may be a bit ‘camera shy’, we would very much like to see you with us in church so would you please use your device’s camera so we can see you and welcome and include you as ‘real people’ rather than just names! (which is all that appears on screen if you’re not using your camera). It also gives us a sense of security and safety to know that behind your names that we are speaking to and engaging with you in person – and not some stranger who might be using the opportunity to hack the system. Thanks for your help and participation. See you on Sunday!  
 

Covid Response Update

Your Parish Council has considered the continuing health needs of our congregation and have agreed that our Sunday services will continue as Vaccine Pass events at least until Sunday 01 May with the possibility that this arrangement may continue beyond that date. Council will review the situation at its next meeting on Thursday 21 April.

We are committed to protect the health and well-being of the congregation who have been meeting using Vaccine Passes since early December 2021. We have been meeting secure in the knowledge that everyone attending worship is double-vaxxed. Many – if not all – are also boostered with a third vaccination. We want this certainty and security to continue.

Council recommends that anyone who hasn’t yet received a third vaccination to get it for your own safety as well as that of the congregation. In addition we strongly recommend that everyone receives the annual flu jab when it becomes available in April. Health care professionals strongly recommend this since the winter flu season and the surge of Omicron coming together pose increased risks for those of us over 65!

Just a reminder that while you’re not required to scan in any longer, mask wearing remains mandatory for inside locations. We will continue to wear masks during the service though they may be removed when you’re seated and enjoying morning tea.

Parish Council will monitor the situation and report to you again before the end of April.