Sunday 3rd December 2023

Here’s our Zoom link –

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

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

NOTICES: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Sheena Dickson for leading our service today. Rev Dugald Wilson will be with us next Sunday.

COVID: With the continual numbers of COVID emerging in all areas of the world in which we live, it is absolutely vital that if you show any symptoms –PLEASE STAY HOME! Some of you will be aware of several of our members having health issues and it is really important that we do not in any way jeopardise their continuing treatment and/or good health. Thank you if you have stayed away from church when you were unwell – your care and thoughtfulness protects everyone. Irene Gray, Parish Clerk

MOVIE NIGHTS: To celebrate this very special time of year, we offer two films to enjoy. 5.15pm – bring your fish and chips or ‘whatever’ to nibble on before the film at 6.15pm. Tea and coffee provided. 9th December – ‘A Christmas Wish’ A heartwarming classic about a family who are down on their luck at Christmas time. Shortly before Christmas, they move into an apartment where Rupert the squirrel lives in the attic rafters and acts as the family’s guardian angel not only saving Christmas but changing their lives forever.

23rd December – ‘Home for Christmas’ Two hours of beautiful Christmas melodies with Andre Rieu and his orchestra.

Wednesday Walkers 6th December: Meet 9.30am at the bus exchange. We will explore the area between Colombo and Madras Street looking at murals. Coffee at Unknown Chapter, 254 St Asaph Street. All welcome. Sue 960 7657.

GIFTS FOR WALTHAM COTTAGE: We invite you to bring along Christmas gifts for Waltham Cottage to distribute to people in need. Last day to contribute is next Sunday 10th December.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                                              

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: City Sue 960 7657

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

Wednesday 7.30pm      Parish Council meeting (lounge)

Thursday 10am            Crafty Crafters (lounge) Sally 332 4730

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

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

Friday 5-7pm                 Christmas Market @ St Mark’s Opawa

Saturday 5.15pm           Movie Night (lounge) Irene 332 7306


Sunday 24th December 10am Carol Service

Sunday 24th December Christmas Midnight Service @ St Mark’s Opawa  11pm (with Carol Singing from 10.45pm)

Monday 25th December Christmas Day Communion @ St Mark’s Opawa 9am

Sunday 31st December 10am HERE with Beckenham Methodist folk joining us

Sundays 7th & 14th January 10am @ Beckenham Methodist

Sunday 21st January @ Opawa Methodist