Sunday 24th April 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 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)  

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.