Sunday 31st July 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

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning.

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. If you are uncomfortable about joining in morning tea please know that it is perfectly fine to not stay.

Next week’s reading is: Luke 13:18-30

We give thanks for the long life of Joan Beaumont, and we pray for Paul, Fern, James and all the family as they mourn. May light perpetual shine upon her.

Wednesday Walkers 3rd August: meet 9.30am in the carpark of the Nater Café 47 Whiteleigh Ave Addington for a walk round the area before returning to the café for coffee. Barbara & Alan 021 142 7668.

Thank you to everyone who submitted annual reports. These will be available on 4th September. The AGM is on 18th September.

The Parish Breakfast scheduled for 7 August has been cancelled.

Movie nights have been postponed until the Spring. What with COVID and flu and some colder nights ahead, let’s keep everyone safe and warm until the daffodils bloom again. Irene.

Please take care when walking along the decking outside the Office – it can be slippery when frosty or wet.

Georgia on my Mind – a concert with Fiona Pears (violin) & the choristers of Christchurch Cathedral. Saturday 13th August 7pm. Tickets from Eventfinda.

50s Up Brass presents “Into Spring” a family variety concert on Sunday 21st August at 2pm in the Isaac Theatre Royal. Tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 children available from Ticketek (service fees will apply).

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS

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 (church) Dugald 021 161 7007.

Wednesday 9.30am     Walking Group: Addington Barbara 021 142 7668.

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

Thursday 10am             Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm          Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.

Thursday 5.30pm          Familial Trust (whole complex) Vanessa 981 1093.

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

Sunday 10th July 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 this morning. Many thanks to Rev Chris Elliot for leading our service 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.  

We give thanks for the long life of Jessie Elizabeth Bathurst who died at the age of 99 on 29th June, and we pray for her family as they mourn.  

Fireside meeting on Monday 11th July at church from 1.30pm. Fireside is a friendly sociable group of women who meet most months and welcome women to join us whenever they choose to.  Because of the covid situation our current arrangement for meetings is to have an informal get together, wearing masks as we are requested to do at church, and, if you would like have afternoon tea, bring your own.  Enquiries: Margaret   Ph 366 8936  

Wednesday Walkers 13th July: meet 9.30am at Barnett Park for walk along Beachville Rd. Coffee at The Spur. Rosalie. 021 2395005.  

Articles are being sought for the next ‘Messenger’. It would be appreciated if leaders of groups and activities could send in what’s happening around the parish. Please email contributions through to Sally & Charlotte (hooty@xtra.co.nz)  by Sunday 24th July. Thank you.  

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.  

If your IRD number is 038-460-056 could you please contact Joan Mac (ph 337 1648) urgently. Thank you.

Gold Card holders can now travel for free all day after 9am on weekdays. No longer do you need to pay between 3-6.30pm. Weekends are still all free.  

An opportunity to deepen your spiritual life…. Meditation has a long history in the Christian tradition as a form of prayer that allows God to transform us in stillness.  Meditation offers a simple but effective antidote to the stresses and complexities of modern life and as a form of prayer is deeply healing.  An introduction silent weekend retreat to learn a form of Christian meditation will be held September 16-18th at the Community of the Sacred Name in Tuam Street.  The residential retreat begins on Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday afternoon with all meals provided.  The cost is $240.  It will be led by Fr Peter Murphy from Auckland who is part of the World Christian Community of Mediation.  (www.wccm.org)  There are a number of meditation groups practicing the form of mediation Fr Peter will introduce you to including one that meets at St Martins Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evenings at 7.15pm.  Come and visit and learn more. For more information and registration details of the retreat please contact- Yvonne at yvonneaceace@gmail.com    

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Monday 1.30pm            Fireside Women’s Group (lounge) Margaret 366 8936.
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: Redcliffs. Rosalie 021 239 5005.
Thursday 10am             Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.
Thursday 1.30pm          Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.  

Sunday 3rd July 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.  

Wednesday Walkers 6th July: meet 9.30am in Smith St, off Ferry Rd. Coffee at Red Eight at Portstone Café.  All welcome.  Phone Sonya 027 253 3397.  

Articles are being sought for the next ‘Messenger’. It would be appreciated if leaders of groups and activities could send in what’s happening around the parish. Please email contributions through to Sally & Charlotte (hooty@xtra.co.nz)  by Sunday 24th July.
Thank you.  

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.  

Please ensure you put rubbish in the correct bins. Our yellow bin was audited recently and was contaminated with soft plastic – it needs to go in the red bin.  

A message of thanks: Wayne’s mother died very peacefully last Monday with many of her family around her. He wishes to thank all his parish family for their love, support and messages – it is greatly appreciated.  

Book Launch 4pm TODAY 3rd July here at St Martins: ‘Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Women in Creation Care’ by Rev Silvia Purdie shares the stories of 30 Christian women leading in environmental action, together with a wealth of practical action points, prayer and poetry.
Books will be available to purchase for $35 at the book launch, or as an e-book here: https://pgpl.co.nz/ebooks/awhi-mai-awhi-atu-women-in-creation-care-ebooks/ 

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS
Monday 1.30pm                Hillsborough-Heathcote WI Jennifer 332 3314.
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: Smith Street. Sonya 027 253 3397.
Wednesday 9.30am          Port Hills U3A (whole complex) Malcolm 022 097 9589. 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.