Sunday 28th August 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.

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 Sunday’s reading is: Luke 15:1-3 & 11b-32

Many thanks to Rob & Barb Meier for leading our worship this morning.

Wednesday Walkers 31st August: meet 9.30am by Oderings Cashmere Rd for a walk around Westmorland. All welcome. The two Joans 021 144 2406.

Art Masterclass Friday 14th  October 1.30pm – 4.30pm: John Gillies, well known Christchurch artist and one of our regular Sunday Zoomers, has offered a rare opportunity to attend a ‘masterclass’ in painting at St Martins. John will demonstrate his painting techniques and offer the opportunity for participants in 2 groups of 6 people to create a canvas under his guidance. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see how John creates his paintings that are sought after by an international clientele. We will limit this event to 12 people and there will be a charge of $25 per person (payable in advance please) which will be John’s gift to the parish. Be quick – spaces are filling up fast! Email the Parish Office to register with Anna or Don no later than Sunday 02 October.

To donate to Presbyterian Support: bank account is 06-0801-0678233-01. Please use your address as reference.

Road works notification from the City Council: Eastern Tce water supply main replacement from 29th August – 2nd September.  Tennyson St will be one way towards the direction of St Martins Rd. Please allow for traffic delays. Any concerns or for more information, contact Stuart Anderson, Seipp Construction, ph 423 1718 during office hours.

A new Sunday roster is available this morning – please check to see if there is a copy for you.

Tangy lemon marmalade available now from Sue – $5 a jar.

Alpine Presbytery monthly prayer meeting via Zoom: The Moderator, Rev Phyll Harris is keen to establish a regular rhythm of prayer to uphold any needs, to cover new mission seedlings and to listen for what the Spirit might be speaking to the Church. This will be held on the last Tuesday of each month 7.30-8.00am. Here’s the link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81059905318?pwd=cWgxRDN0aFQ4bU1IRWptRW8vTDdzZz09
Meeting ID: 810 5990 5318
Passcode: 869854

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS

Monday 1-4pm                  Foot Clinic (lounge) Janette 332 1240.

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: Westmorland Joan & Joan 021 144 2406.

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 21st August 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.

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 Sunday’s reading is: Luke 10:25-37

NEXT Sunday 28th August, our service will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania – led by Rob & Barb Meier. All are welcome.

Wednesday Walkers 24th August: meet 9.30am near Hodders’ at 408B Barrington St, Spreydon for a walk around the area.  Refreshments at Sonya and David’s. All welcome.  Marilyn 027 363 1642.

Congratulations to Sonya & David Hodder, who celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on 26th August!

Art Masterclass Friday 14th  October 1.30pm – 4.30pm:

John Gillies, well known Christchurch artist and one of our regular Sunday Zoomers, has offered a rare opportunity to attend a ‘masterclass’ in painting at St Martins.

John will demonstrate his painting techniques and offer the opportunity for participants in 2 groups of 6 people to create a canvas under his guidance.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to see how John creates his paintings that are sought after by an international clientele.

We will limit this event to 12 people and there will be a charge of $25 per person (payable in advance please) which will be John’s gift to the parish. Be quick – spaces are filling up fast! Email the Parish Office to register with Anna or Don no later than Sunday 02 October.

The Parish Council met on Wednesday evening (17 August) and amongst other things discussed the following matters:

  1. Council approved the purchase of two flying banners for use in front of the church to replace the ‘old’ heavy wooden sandwich board we put on the kerbside on Sunday mornings.
  2. Following the last Council meeting in June, we wrote to Presbytery asking  that a new Ministry Settlement Board be established so we could move quickly to find a new minister. As of Wednesday evening this past week we’ve had no response from Presbytery about the establishment of a MSB.
  3. Council has submitted an extensive engineering report to the Church Property Trustees in support of our request that we be exempt from any strengthening work in regard to the church offices and the ‘old’ Sunday School Rooms – now used by the Menzshed. We have argued that neither building is mission critical, they are used ‘infrequently’, and  they are light buildings that have already withstood the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
  4. The parish AGM will be held on Sunday 18 September following the morning service.
  5. The Worship Committee agreed that we hold no breakfasts in 2022.
  6. On Sunday 06 November we will worship at St Andrews at Rangi Ruru in the company of Presbyterians from our end of the city – Cashmere, Hoon Hay and St Luke’s Union Parish in Halswell. The Rt Rev Hamish Galloway, Moderator of the General Assembly will speak at that service. Nearer the time we will talk about transport arrangements from St Martins.
  7. Next Sunday – 28 August – Rob and Barb Meier will lead the ‘Your Sisters’ Mission’ service and Don Lord from Hagar will be here sometime in October or early November.
  8. The Annual accounts were signed off for presentation to the Annual Meeting.
  9. An invitation to provide a table at the St Mark’s Opawa Fair on 24 September was received.

To donate to Presbyterian Support: bank account is 06-0801-0678233-01. Please use your address as reference.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS

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: Spreydon Marilyn 027 363 1642.

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 14 August 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.

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.

We welcome Megan Waddington, Community Relations Advisor from Presbyterian Support this morning.

Next Sunday’s reading is: Luke 14:1-24

On Sunday 28th August, our service will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania – led by Rob & Barb Meier. All are welcome.

Wednesday Walkers 17th August: for those not going on Whareora bus trip, meet 9.30am at South Library. Coffee at Novel Café. All are welcome.

If you don’t wish to receive the Alpine Presbytery newsletter via email, please let Anna know. Don’t unsubscribe to the Presbytery office.

John Gillies, well known Christchurch artist and one of our regular Sunday Zoomers, has offered a rare opportunity to attend a ‘masterclass’ in painting at St Martins. If you’re interested put Friday 14 October in your diary. The class will run from 1.30pm until 4.30pm.

John will demonstrate his painting techniques and offer the opportunity for participants in 2 groups of 6 people to create a canvas under his guidance.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to see how John creates his paintings that are sought after by an international clientele.

We will limit this event to 12 people and there will be a charge of $25 per person which will be John’s gift to the parish.

Some of you may know John from contact with him in hospital!  He graduated MB, ChB in 1972 and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1981, becoming Clinical Director of respiratory medicine for the Canterbury District Health Board. He established the New Zealand Association of Artist Doctors in 1989. 

John was born in Christchurch and educated at St. Andrew’s College. He studied figure drawing under sculptor Tom Taylor. An early interest in portrait painting was followed by a similar interest in landscape painting. John developed a special technique in the use of the palette knife in order to bring a unique texture and definition to both portrait and landscape painting.

Two years after his open heart surgery in 2006, John retired to become a full time artist. During his first year of retirement, John produced his first book, “In My Chair” which featured 64 portraits of Cantabrians, including his wife, Jenny and their four children.

John’s interest in Skippers Canyon was ignited during a visit on his honeymoon but it wasn’t until 40 years later that he started to collect, over the next decade, the landscape paintings and sketches which feature in his second book due for publication later this year. In this publication, “Skippers Canyon – History, Art and Adventure”, John devotes a chapter to his palette knife painting technique which readily identify his work.

Art awards won by John include the Telecom Art Award, highly commended in 1992, the New Zealand Wearable Art Award, creative excellence in 1988 and the Montana World of Wearable Art Award, section winner, 2005.

If you would like to attend this wonderful event register with Anna or Don no later than Sunday 02 October.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS

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: Beckenham. Sonya 027 253 3397.

Wednesday 7.30pm           Parish Council meeting (lounge)

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 7 August 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.

We give thanks for the life of Myra Elizabeth Walker, who died on 31st July, aged 90, and we pray for her family as they mourn.

Next Sunday our speaker will be Megan Waddington, Community Relations Advisor from Presbyterian Support.

Fireside Women’s group is meeting on Monday 8th August at 1.30pm offsite – please talk to Margaret 366 8936 for details.

Wednesday Walkers 10th August: meet 9.30am in Cashmere Road near Zeroes Café for a walk around lower Cashmere.  All welcome.  Janette 021 075 6780.

If you don’t wish to receive the Alpine Presbytery newsletter via email, please let Anna know. Don’t unsubscribe to the Presbytery office.

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

50s Up Brass presents “Into Spring” on Sunday 21st August at 2pm, Isaac Theatre Royal. $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 children from Ticketek.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS

Monday 1.30pm            Funeral of Myra Walker (church)

Monday 1.30pm            Fireside (offsite). 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: Cashmere. Janette 021 0756780.

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.