Sunday 1st October 2023

Here’s our Zoom link –

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

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. Next Sunday is our Spring Sing.

Please note: There will be a Retiring Offering TODAY to support Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania.

The new ‘Messenger’ is available today – many thanks to Sally & Charlotte for their hard work!

Wednesday Walkers 4th October: Meet 9.30am in the Airforce Museum carpark, Wigram. Coffee at the Museum Café. All welcome. Benjamin 022 658 2016.

Name tags – please wear them. With new folk and visitors coming to St Martins, it’s a friendly thing to do for folk to be able to read a name and to get to know everyone. Sonya very kindly creates your tags so if you need one, please check in with her.

Weekly collection – some time ago it was decided to not pass around the offering plates during our service. Instead we have, on the little table just inside the church door, a plate where you can drop your weekly contribution or giving envelope. There will always be a debate as to whether it is the right way to do ‘giving’ but we think it works well and would encourage everyone to be aware of how it functions. Of course, there is the alternative way of giving and that is by direct credit – see Catherine Fitchett regarding that. Thank you for caring and contributing what ever you are able. 

Clothing Drive – Waltham Cottage is collecting pre-loved clothes for a sale this month. If you have any items to donate please drop them off at 201 Hastings St East Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm. Ph 942 2173 for more information.

Congratulations & Many Happy Returns to Lyn who celebrates her 80th birthday on Tuesday!!

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                                              

Monday 5pm                  MenzShed AGM & dinner (lounge)

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

Tuesday 6-7pm             Ice Skating team meeting (lounge) Kirsty 021 329 765

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Port Hills U3A (whole complex) Joy 337 2393

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: Wigram Benjamin 022 658 2016

Thursday 10am             Crafty Crafters (lounge) Sally 332 4730

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