Sunday 23 April 10am Easter 2

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

2nd Sunday of Easter

23rd April 2017

 

Tena Katou Katoa

Greetings to you all

May God’s grace and peace be with you.

 

Welcome, Notices & Birthdays

 

William Penwell – reporting on walking the Te Araroa trail

 

Call to Worship:

What can we do with a 33 year old man who won’t let the story end?

Easter challenges us because we’re the people who can’t believe that God loves us so much.

Easter says, no matter how prodigal, we can come home again.

Let’s celebrate that amazing grace that in Christ’s resurrection we are still loved even at our most outrageous.

The Easter party goes on!

 

Jesus told them – ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ (John 20:29)

 

 

 

 

 

Special Congregational Meeting TODAY after worship:

We meet to vote on the motion that:

“We proceed to undertake earthquake strengthening and refurbish the church building at 43 St Martins Road at an estimated cost of $879,700.”

This estimate includes an estimated cost from a building contractor, consultant fees, fitting out costs, and a contingency sum.

 

To meet this estimate we budget:

Insurance Allocation $450,500

Interest in Insurance Allocation $81,000

Building Fund $262,000

General Funds $66,200

Special Fundraising $20,000

 

All members and associate members are entitled to vote which will be done by written ballot.

 

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We are invited to the celebration blessing and opening of the Beckenham Methodist Community Church facility on 21st May at 2pm.  Light refreshments will be served after.

 

 

 

 

The Ministry Settlement Board has met recently. Please remember them in your prayers as they discern the way forward for the parish. The members are: Irene Gray, Charlotte Houston, Warren Pettigrew, Tony Beasley, Barbara Meier, Sue Saunders, Keren Ritchie, Rev Andrew Nicol and Sonya Hodder (minute secretary)

 

 

 

 

 


Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea after the service. Thanks to Lyndsey McKay for leading today’s service.

 

Minister Away: Dugald will be a volunteer hut warden along the Old Ghost Road, West Coast, this week.

Next Sunday’s worship will be led by Session.

 

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please use Malcolm Ave entrance. If you would like to volunteer as a helper, please talk to Lyndsey McKay about what’s involved.

 

ANZAC DAY Service 10amTuesday 25th April at St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd. All are welcome

 

FIRESIDE Women’s Group Tuesday 25th April will be joining our Anglican neighbours for the Anzac service at 10am.

 

Wednesday Walkers 26th April: Meet 9.30am at Rob and Barb’s 5 Kilmore St. They will also provide morning tea.

 

JUMBLE SALE Sat 29th April 9am – 12 noon at St Anne’s Anglican Hall, 7 Wilsons Rd.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces very welcome. Bring along a craft piece to work on, or come along and learn a new one. We have people who can teach you knitting, crochet, patchwork, card making. Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

MEN’S GROUP: Our first meeting for the year will be on Thursday 4th May 6pm for a shared finger food tea at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd. Guest Speaker: Dugald Wilson about his beekeeping hobby. All men are very welcome. If you would like to come, please talk to one of the blokes in the congregation!

 

A message from the ‘Messenger’ editor:

Articles required NOW please. Deadline is 1st May. Many thanks. Please email contributions to anneke.howie@gmail.com

 

There are still some information forms to be returned. It would be very helpful if everyone could fill one in so our records can be updated.

Forms can be returned to The Minister, Irene Gray or to the church office.

 

FOR YOUR DIARIES:

Worship on 21st May will be preceded by a Parish Breakfast at 8.45am. The menu will include croissants, ham, cheese and fresh fruit. Everyone is welcome!

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Easter Day 16th April 2017 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

16th April 2017

 Welcome:

Call to Worship:

Leader:              This is the day

ALL:                  When God rolls away the stone of fear,
and enters the tombs of darkness

Leader:              This is the day,

ALL:                  When sin has lost its power

                          and shattered hearts are filled with hope

Leader:              This is the day,

ALL:                  When we celebrate the victory of love,

                          and the eternal life of Christ.

Leader:              This is the day – Easter Day,

ALL:                  Christ is risen,   Hallelujah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

Church Strengthening

Following our recent meeting the building team can report that further work has been done to determine an accurate cost. We believe this to be $868,700 +GST.

To meet this estimate we budget:

Insurance Allocation $450,500

Interest in Insurance Allocation $81,000

Building Fund $262,000

General Funds $55,200

Special Fundraising $20,000

 

Special Congregational Meeting Sunday 23rd April

Members will be invited to vote on the following resolution:

“That we proceed to undertake earthquake strengthening and refurbish the church building at 43 St Martins Road at an estimated cost of $868,700.”

NB: It’s really important that as many members as possible attend this meeting and a good number of votes received.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please record an apology. Voting will be by written vote so please bring a pen if you can.

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea after the service.

Wednesday Walkers 19th April: meet 9.30am in Merrin St near Glenburn Pl for a walk to see the Memorial Garden at Avonhead Cemetery. Coffee at Cafe Euro in Avonhead Mall. Rosalie 021 239 5005.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3.Beverley 384 7814.

ANZAC DAY Service 10amTuesday 25th April at St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd. All are welcome

A message from the ‘Messenger’ editor: Articles required NOW please. Deadline is 1st May. Many thanks. Please email contributions to anneke.howie@gmail.com

There are still some information forms to be returned. It would be very helpful if everyone could fill one in so our records can be updated. Forms can be returned to The Minister, Irene Gray or to the church office. Many thanks to those who have already returned forms!

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Good Friday 14th April 2017

All are welcome to join us at the Mineral & Lapidary Club Hall at 9.30am for our Good Friday Service

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Palm Sunday 9th April 2017 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

Palm Sunday 9 April 2017

 

Sunday 9th April

Palm Sunday

Coming Together as Part of God’s Family

 

At our discussion about building last week Doug Grierson mentioned the St Martin’s Cross at Iona.  The St. Martin’s Cross was carved from a single slab of stone in the mid to late 8th Century. The most perfect of the surviving crosses on the Isle of Iona, Scotland, it stands in its original position where the monks of the island monastery placed it twelve hundred years ago.

 

The raised circles, or bosses, are thought to represent God with everything revolving around Him. Intertwined between these bosses are serpents, which in the Celtic world represented rebirth since the snake sheds its old skin; symbolizing our rebirth into a new life upon acceptance of Jesus. The ring around the cross head represents eternal life and is a common feature in Celtic Crosses.

 

 

Special Congregational Meeting Sunday 23rd April

Members will be invited to vote on the following resolution:

“That we proceed to undertake earthquake strengthening and refurbish the church building at 43 St Martins Road at an estimated cost of $868,700.”

 

New Church Office… is open at 43 St Martins Road. We are still facing some fit out issues but it’s good to have a presence on site again. Call by for a cuppa some time.

Anna is there Wednesday – Friday mornings and Dugald usually there Monday – Thursday mornings. Plans for the church strengthening and refurbishment are available for viewing.

NB: The Office will be closed on Good Friday 14th April.

 

Thank you…to Tony Beasley, Robert Beasley, Warren Pettigrew, Lindsay Day, Cyril Morris, Richard Wethey and David Hodder who have contributed skills and man hours to get the Office up and running. This has been a great effort to shift and renovate the building! And thanks to Rosalie Sterritt for donating the teatowels.

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Sunday 2 April 2017 10am 5th Sunday in Lent

Sunday 2nd April

5th Sunday in Lent ~ The Cross

 Coming Together as Part of God’s Family

Welcome and Notices:

Call to Worship:

God who is beyond us,

maker of heaven and earth–

open our eyes to see the wonder of creation!

 

God was made known

In the life of Jesus the Christ

Open our hearts to know the deep love of Christ!

 

God who lives in each one of us as Spirit

Holy fire to kindle our true purpose

Open our beings to each other to confirm that we all belong,

And together we can give birth to your new earth.

 

 

 

Explaining the Proposed Building Project at St Martins Church.

After worship today there is an opportunity to gather around at the church site at 43 St Martins Road to:

  1. Have a quick cuppa in the new office
  2. Walk through proposed changes at the church in preparation for our special congregational meeting (Sunday 23rdApril) to determine our course of action.  It is much easier to explain what is proposed on site rather than looking at drawings.

 

If you wish to take up this opportunity please leave immediately after worship and head round the corner!

Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 

The Parish Office has now returned to 43 St Martins Rd

 

Wednesday Walkers 5th April: meet 9.30am at the carpark by the Sumner Surf Club, for a walk in Sumner.

Coffee will be at Joe’s Garage. All are welcome.

Judith 3321577

 

 

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3.Beverley 384 7814.

 

Can You Help? Our auditor has retired so we need a new person to check the books. If you know of someone, please let Joan Macdonald know.

 

 

Please fill out an information form so we can update our records.

Forms can be returned to The Minister, Irene Gray or to the church office.

Many thanks to those who have already returned forms!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY WEEK & EASTER

 

Do we need Easter?  The Rev Dr John England will lead three provocative reflections during Holy Week.

Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th April at 7.00pm in the Church Lounge at 43 St Martins Rd.

 

 

Good Friday 14th April

9.30am at the Mineral & Lapidary Club.

 

 

Easter Day 16th April

10am Communion Service at the Mineral & Lapidary Club.

 

 

 

A message from the ‘Messenger’ editor:

Please start sending in articles for the next edition as  soon as possible. I will be away for a couple of weeks  so would appreciate items early. Deadline is 1st May. Many thanks. Anneke. anneke.howie@gmail.com

 

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