Sunday 12th March 2023


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. We thank the Rev Alan Webster for leading today’s service. Dugald Wilson will be with us next week.

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship. To Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

We give thanks for the life of Reverend David Carmichael and pray for his family and friends as they mourn.

The Fireside group welcomes any women of the congregation and their friends to meet informally in the church lounge from 1.30pm on Monday 13th March to share time together. Enquiries ph Margaret 366 8936

Wednesday Walkers 15th March: Meet 9.30am at Barnett Park carpark, Redcliffs. Coffee at Mitre 10 Columbus Café Ferrymead. All welcome. Judith 027 688 1861.

Fundraiser for St Mark’s Opawa: Coupland’s Hot Cross Buns $5 for half dozen. Available in traditional or chocolate. See Anna to order before 26 March.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                          

Monday 1.30pm            Fireside meeting (lounge) Margaret 366 8936.

Tuesday 10am              South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.

Tuesday 7.15pm           Meditation Group (lounge) Dugald 021 161 7007.

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: Barnett Park. Judith 027 688 1861.

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

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

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

Message from the Moderator: Neighbours Aotearoa March 2023 

I love our Church theme for Neighbours month this year, Let’s Share… Kai with our Communities. This is deeply Christian, this idea of sharing food and around a table.  

The Australian theologian and missiologist Mike Frost once commented that Christianity captured the Roman Empire not by sword but by table! What a wonderful thing to be captured by, the hubbub of neighbours sharing food together. This vision for hospitality, of reaching out inviting and including, is even more urgently needed in our communities following the shocking destruction of the recent floods and cyclone.  

I encourage you to see our Church website resources for parishes. These include an offer for our churches to enter a draw for supermarket gift cards, download a poster, get advice on how to set up a pataka kai, and see examples of how our churches are sharing food and meals with their communities. I hope you are inspired and encouraged to find your own way to share kai with community this year.  

Nga mihi nui 


Right Rev Hamish Galloway 

Moderator Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand    

Neighbours Aotearoa month 

Every March, Neighbours Aotearoa offers a great opportunity to connect the people in your neighbourhood and community with your church. There are so many ways you can take part – it can be as big or small as you want to make it. For 2023, we’re encouraging you to embrace our 2023 theme, Let’s Share… Kai with our Communities.