Sunday 9th October 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, and many thanks to Rev Sheena Dickson for leading our service again today.

  • Masks are no longer required to be worn in church but if you wish to wear a mask to give yourself added protection you should feel absolutely free to do so.
  • If you remain uncomfortable about being in church where masks are no longer required, use @church via Zoom until you feel confident enough to be in church with or without a mask.
  • As always, if you’re feeling unwell please stay at home, see your doctor if necessary, and use @ Church via Zoom.

Congregational meeting immediately after the service this morning to elect four members of the congregation to the Ministry Settlement Board. This meeting will be chaired by Rev Stephanie Wells, Convenor of the MSB.

The Fireside women’s group welcomes any women of the congregation and their friends to join us on Monday 10th October in the church lounge from 1.30pm to meet informally and enjoy sharing time together. Enquiries ph Margaret 366 8936.

Wednesday Walkers 12th October: meet 9.30am at the car park of the North Avon Christchurch BMX Club and walk around part of Bexley Park. Directions: drive along Pages Rd towards New Brighton and turn off to your right at the first street past Portchester St (on your left). Look for “Velocity Carts” sign. Once at the turnoff, drive in about 250m to the car park. Coffee at Switch New Brighton – entrance off Hawke St. All welcome. Barbara & Alan 021 142 7668.

Art Masterclass THIS Friday 1.30pm. Please note that the $25 registration fee is generously being donated to the parish, for which we give thanks.

Sunday 30 October: Don Lord, Executive Director of Hagar NZ and his colleague Andrea Herbert will speak at the morning service.

Sunday 6 November:  NO SERVICE at St Martins on this Sunday. Instead there is to be a service at Rangi Ruru at 10am when the four churches in Christchurch South will meet together: St Martins, Cashmere, Hoon Hay and Halswell. Car pooling from St Martins will be arranged. The Moderator of the General Assembly, Hamish Galloway from Cashmere Presbyterian Parish will speak at this service.

Essential items needed please: Presbyterian Support Upper South Island, Youth Services teams desperately need to fill up their cupboard with some essential item for personal care as well as non perishable food. Email Megan Waddington ( for more information.


Monday 1.30pm                Fireside Women’s meeting (lounge) Margaret 366 8939.

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: Bexley. Barbara & Alan 021 142 7668.

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

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

Thursday 5.30pm              NO Familial Trust

Friday 9.30am                   Sing & Sign (lounge) Becky 022 086 2211.

Friday 1.30-4.30pm           Art Masterclass with John Gillies (lounge)