Sunday 10th July 2022

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Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship

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Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

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 (  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.  (  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    

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.