Sunday 19th November 2017

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.

 

Sunday 19 November 2017

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

 Tanzanian Lunches NEXT Sunday 26th November. 12 noon. Please sign up TODAY if you would like to take part. Cost $5 per person. Donations also welcome to support Your Sisters. See Barbara Meier for details.

 ‘Messenger’ contributions required please. Deadline THIS Friday 24th. anneke.howie@gmail.com

Thank you to the people who supported the Bacon Fundraiser. The total of $500.13 was raised.

 Wednesday Walkers 22nd November: meet 9.30am at the Hawford Rd entrance of the Opawa Shopping Centre car park, for a walk around Opawa. Coffee at Opawa Bakery & Café. All are welcome. Joan Mac 022 081 4088.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

Ceilidh  THIS Saturday 25th November 7.30-10.00pm at Opawa Community Church Hall. $10 adults, $2 children and a plate for supper please. Tickets available NOW from Irene.

 Advance Notice: Christmas Cake Stall Sunday 3rd December following worship – an opportunity for you to purchase your Christmas baking.

 Waltham Gifts – there will be a gift box at Church from November 26th – 10th December inclusive for gifts for Waltham Cottage. Gifts for men, women, teenagers and children are required please – NEW items only. Suggestions: all toiletries, clothes, sun hats, games, toys, books, sweets – in fact all the things that you would like to receive. Edible gifts also welcome, along with wrapping paper. Please DO NOT wrap your gifts.

 Fundraiser for St Martins: Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each.  All proceeds to St Martins Building fund.

Session Report Session met last Wednesday.

We had a creative discussion about the ‘new religion’ of Cross Fit gyms.  These are new gyms that actively promote a sense of community and personal transformation through gathering for group fitness sessions.  They promote a high degree of caring for and encouraging each other and also have a high expectation that members will tell others about the benefits of belonging.

We plan to introduce a prayer request book into the life of the congregation.  Requests for prayer may be made through the office, minister, or by filling in a request in a book that will be available at worship.  The request for prayers will be included in our corporate prayers on Sunday and available to others to include in their prayers.  Ideally the person or persons at the centre of the request should be aware of this and give their approval to use a Christian name.  Further it is helpful if those prayed for indicate specifically what they would like the congregation to pray for.

Christmas Services….will be combined with Beckenham Methodist.  Christmas Day at BMC, then 31st Jan here at the MLC.  Jan 7th at BMC, 14th at MLC.

Cheque Signatories…. Are being changed.

Building progress…construction work has been suspended while we wait for our architect to respond to questions raised regarding our consent application.

Spreydon-Cashmere Edible Garden Awards 2018 The Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board is thrilled to launch Edible Garden Awards for 2018 in partnership with the Canterbury Horticultural Society. The awards recognise and celebrate those who are growing their own food – all entrants receive a certificate.  Entry is free, and open to individuals, groups, organisations, and schools in the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area only.  Nominate yourself, or another person or group (with their permission). Garden assessments will be undertaken by members of the Canterbury Horticultural Society in March 2018, with an award ceremony to follow in April 2018.

 

Categories

?         Residential House

?         Residential Unit

?         School / Early Learning Centre

?         Community / Business

 

Special Awards

?         Sustainability

?         Organics

?         Use of rain water

?         Outstanding yield

Enter online at:  Spreydon-Cashmere Edible Garden Awards 2018 or pick up an entry form at Beckenham Service Centre or Spreydon Library.

 

The St Albans Community Choir & New Brighton Silver Band
bring you Unusual Carols from Around the World on Sunday November 26th 5pm, St Paul’s Anglican Church, 3 Harewood Rd. Admission by donation – which will go to support a local charity. A light supper will follow the concert.

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Sunday 12th November 2017

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.

 Sunday 12 November 2017 “Uncanny Day”

Celebrating Te Whare Roopu o Oteropo Waltham Community Cottage

 We are a community of people who are bearers of hope

A hope that we might work together

in true community.

A hope that we might share the unconditional love

of Christ with people along the way

A hope that we might make a difference

in our wider community,

alleviating the struggle for some within

their daily lives.

May the life of Christ be our guide…

 

 About Waltham Community Cottage

“A vibrant place of hope and connection, standing tall, reaching all”

We are located at 201 Hastings St East and we offer support for vulnerable people in the community. Some of the services  we offer are: health and wellbeing support, exercise classes, free community lunch, depression support network, advocacy and crisis support. The cottage is a space which enables people to realise their potential and increase the opportunities for themselves and their families.

St Martins has supported the Cottage for many years – currently Lyndsey McKay is chair of the Trust, and Adrienne Carmichael is the Community Development Facilitator. Each week, the congregation brings along food donations for the Food Bank, and also donates presents at Christmas.

If you want to find out more, pop in and say hello. We are open Monday – Wednesday 9am – 3pm & Thursday 9am – 1pm. Go to: www.walthamcottage.com for more information or give us a call on 942 2173.

 

We are a community, a source of love, laughter and sharer of tears. We are a people prepared to take risks, working together,

that one day this world will be a place, where people can live in peace, justice and freedom.

This is our hope, this is our faith, that we dare to believe, always and in spite of everything, in God’s power to transform. Iona Community

 

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 and Adrienne Carmichael for sharing the work of Waltham Cottage.

 Parish Breakfast NEXT Sunday 19th November 8.45am. Gold coin donation appreciated.

Thank you to the people who supported the Bacon Fundraiser. The total of $500.13 was raised.

 The Parish Office will be closed this Friday 17th November (Show Day).

 Wednesday Walkers 15th November: meet 9.30am in Quaifes Rd to the left of Murphy’s Rd for a walk through to the Pettigrew’s garden, then a countryside walk or retrace our steps back to Longhurst Estate! Coffee at Allwood Café. All welcome. Sonya 027 253 3397

Session meets this Wednesday 15th November 7.30pm at Merchiston.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

Articles are required NOW for the next ‘Messenger’ please. Deadline 24th November. Email contributions to: anneke.howie@gmail.com

Tanzanian Lunches Sunday 26th November. 12 noon. Please sign up TODAY if you would like to take part. Cost $5 per person. Donations also welcome to support Your Sisters. See Barbara Meier for details.

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a Ceilidh and the Incredible Ceilidh Band. Saturday 25th November 7.30-10.00pm at Opawa Community Church Hall. $10 adults, $2 children and a plate for supper please. Tickets available NOW from Irene.

 Advance Notice: Christmas Cake Stall Sunday 3rd December following worship – an opportunity for you to purchase your Christmas baking.

 Waltham Gifts – there will be a gift box at Church from November 26th – 10th December inclusive for gifts for Waltham Cottage. Gifts for men, women, teenagers and children are required please – NEW items only. Suggestions: all toiletries, clothes, sun hats, games, toys, books, sweets – in fact all the things that you would like to receive. Edible gifts also welcome, along with wrapping paper. Please DO NOT wrap your gifts.

 Fundraiser for St Martins: Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each.  All proceeds to St Martins Building fund. They will be at church on Sundays on back table. Please see Janette Morris if you would like something personal made. eg significant birthday.

Remembering
This coming Tuesday, 14th November, is the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that affected many communities on the upper east coast of the South Island.

In our Presbytery region the parishes of Amuri, Hurunui, Kaikoura and Awatere were most significantly affected. Since then Presbytery has tracked with these parishes to monitor well-being of ministers and people alike and significant grants have been made from the EQ Relief Fund to support people in their time of need.

That support is still continuing today.

We invite you to continue to uphold in prayer those affected by this natural disaster. Pray that the churches in that region can continue to bring hope and healing to those affected and also find encouragement for their own people as they face the future.

(from Alpine Presbytery Newsletter)

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Sunday 5 November 2017

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.

 

Sunday 5 November 2017

Today we celebrate All Saints Sunday….. we remember those who have died and have been embraced in the love of God.

 

 

The blessing of tears and laughter be ours.

The company of friends and family be ours

The hope of budding trees and warm sunlight be ours.

The promise of sunrise and new beginning be ours.

The presence of the healing power of God be ours.

Ours today and every day.

Let us go now, into life and love.

 

 

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

 Uncanny Day NEXT Sunday: Please bring tinned food to fill the larder at Waltham Cottage. Lyndsey McKay.

 Wednesday Walkers 8th November: meet 9.30am cnr Worcester & Tancred Sts for a ramble around Linwood and Avonside followed by coffee at Under the Red Verandah. All are welcome. Judith 332 1577.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

Articles are required NOW for the next ‘Messenger’ please. Deadline 24th November. Email contributions to: anneke.howie@gmail.com

Next Parish Breakfast Sunday 19th November 8.45am, brought to you by the Walking Group.

New Readers’ roster available today – please check to see if there is one for you. Anna.

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a Ceilidh and the Incredible Ceilidh Band. Saturday 25th November 7.30-10.00pm at Opawa Community Church Hall. $10 adults, $2 children and a plate for supper please. Tickets available NOW from Irene.

 Fundraiser for St Martins: Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each.  All proceeds to St Martins Building fund. They will be at church on Sundays on back table. Please see Janette Morris if you would like something personal made. eg significant birthday.

Building Progress: The inside of the church looks a little different.  The kitchen area and old office has been gutted, and the stage is gone in the church. The concrete floor has been cut and work will be done to strengthen foundations at either end of the building.

However we still do not have a consent from the council.  Issues have been raised concerning the fire report and building occupancy.  Testing has also revealed asbestos in the lino in the foyer and the soffit.

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Sunday 29 October 2017

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.

 Sunday 29th October 2017

The Work of Presbyterian Support 

Presbyterian Support is a Christian social service agency working for a just society.  If you or someone in your community or whanau require assistance in order to maintain or improve your quality of life or general wellbeing, give us a call and if we can’t help then we are likely to know who can. For specific services please take brochures home to read or share. To learn more about what we do, you can sign up with us to receive our People Helping People Magazine.  If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please let us know! Give us a call on 366 5472.

A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF MANAGERS: A reminder that St Martins Church is a construction site and therefore off limits,so please DO NOT enter under any circumstances. Visitors are welcome to pop into the Parish Office.

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea after the service.  Our thanks to Olivia, Vicki & Chris from Presbyterian Support for speaking to us today.                                                  

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

Commemorating the Reformation service: Tuesday 31st October at 7:00pm, Knox Church
How do we commemorate Luther’s actions across the churches of different histories? Well, we just do, with participants from many streams including the Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Anglicans and Independents. With old hymns and new worship styles we will bring our worship, prayer and expressions of unity together under the title “From Conflict to Communion.”

 Wednesday Walkers 1st November: meet 9.30am outside Blue Smoke in the Tannery carpark.  Dugald will take us along the Heathcote River to Radley Park to see the new Roimata Food Commons, then on to a native planting project and the proposed cycle route back to the Tannery and Mitchelli’s for coffee.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

All Saints Sunday, November 5th NEXT Sunday we remember those who have passed on before us.  We name those who have died in the past year and light a candle in memory.  There will also be an opportunity for anyone to light a candle in memory of a loved one.

Uncanny Day Sunday 11th  November: Please start collecting tinned food to fill the larder at Waltham Cottage.  Lyndsey McKay.

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a Ceilidh and the Incredible Ceilidh Band. Saturday 25th November 7.30-10.00pm at Opawa Community Church Hall. $10 adults, $2 children and a plate for supper please. Tickets available NOW from Irene.

Next Parish Breakfast Sunday 19th November 8.45am, brought to you by the Walking Group. More details soon.

 Articles are required NOW for the next ‘Messenger’ please. Deadline 24th November. Email contributions to: anneke.howie@gmail.com

The Muslim Rohingya people come from Myanmar where they are a persecuted minority.  Many have fled the brutal persecution, and thousands have ended up in Malaysia.  There they are stateless and in reality the Malaysian government is doing little to help them.   Unable to legally work, receive state funded health care, or participate in the education system they eke out an existence as unwanted nobodies.

Some locals are working to assist.  In their recent visit Dugald and Janet met up with Selina a local Muslim woman who is helping refugees with housing, learning local languages, finding food.  With a sewing machine she has taught one refugee to make shopping bags.   It is a drop in the bucket but every drop counts. We have a small supply of bags for sale for $10 per bag plus any donation you might like to make. 

Fundraiser for St Martins: Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each.  All proceeds to St Martins Building fund. They will be at church on Sundays on back table. Please see Janette Morris if you would like something personal made. eg significant birthday.

Christmas Community Choir All ages and stages. Nearby local communities welcome to join the South West Baptist Church Christmas choir for 2017. To join the list and receive information: almann@swbc.org.nz

Building Progress: The inside of the church looks a little different.  The kitchen area and old office has been gutted, and the stage is gone in the church.  Shortly the concrete floor will be cut and work done to strengthen foundations at either end of the building.

However we still do not have a consent from the council.  Issues have been raised concerning the fire report and building occupancy.  Testing has also revealed asbestos in the lino in the foyer and the soffit.

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Sunday 22 October 2017

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.

 Sunday 22nd October 2017

Our Father who ~ a service of contemplation on the Lord’s Prayer

Modern Version of the Lord’s Prayer by Marcus Borg:

Eternal Spirit,
Earth-maker, Pain-Bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be.
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by all peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever.
Amen.

       

Te Inoi a te Atua

E to matou Matua I te Rangi                                  Our Father who art in heaven

Kia tapu tou ingoa                                                   Hallowed be Thy Name

Kia tae mai tou Rangatiratanga                            Thy kingdom come

Kia meatia tau e pai ai                                            Thy will be done

ki runga ki te whenua                                             on earth

kia rite ano ki to te Rangi                                       as it is in Heaven

Homai ki a matou aianei                                         Give us this day

he taro ma matou mo tenei ra                                our daily bread

Murua o matou hara                                                And forgive us our trespasses

me matou hoki e muru nei                                     as we forgive those

i o te hunga e hara ana ki a matou                       who trespass against us

Aua hoki matu e kawea kia                                    Lead us not into temptation

whakawaia engari whakaorangia matou             but deliver us from evil

I te kino                                                                      For thine

nou hoki te Rangatiratanga                                   is the Kingdom

te kaha me te kororia                                              the power and the glory

ake ake ake. Amine.                                                For ever and ever. Amen.

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF MANAGERS:

A reminder that St Martins Church is a construction site and therefore off limits,

so please DO NOT enter under any circumstances.

Visitors are welcome to pop into the Parish Office.

 Notices: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea after the service. Many thanks to Rev Lyndsey McKay for leading today’s worship.

 NEXT SUNDAY:  Presbyterian Support  will be speaking about their work. There will be an opportunity to engage with them, also.

 Dugald is on holiday until 24th October. Please address any need of a minister to Irene our Session Clerk.

Fireside Tuesday 24th October: We are grateful to Sue Saunders for agreeing to talk to us about her visit to Iran. All members of the congregation who are interested are invited to join us at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, at 7.30pm.  Enquiries: Margaret 366 8936.

 Wednesday Walkers 25th October: meet 9.30am at the bus stop by Ilam Gardens. Coffee at the Shilling Club. All welcome. Rosalie 021 2395005.

All Saints Sunday, November 5th On this Sunday we remember those who have passed on before us.  We name those who have died in the past year and light a candle in memory.  There may be someone you want remembered in this way and if so please forward their name to Anna in our office with their date of death.  There will also be an opportunity for anyone to light a candle in memory of a loved one.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

CAN YOU HELP? We are looking for people to join the morning tea roster for next year, and also the door duty roster. For more information or to sign up, please see Joan Scott.

Bacon… will be collected on Tuesday. Any money owing MUST be paid TODAY. Delivery will be arranged as soon as possible after the 24th. Joan 337 1648.

Mission Discernment – If you are interested in being part of (or feeding into) a group that will seek to discern where God is calling us as a congregation, (God may be whispering to you!) please talk with Dugald.

 Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a Ceilidh and the Incredible Ceilidh Band. Saturday 25th November 7. 30-10.00pm at Opawa Community Church Hall. $10 adults, $2 children and a plate for supper please. Tickets available NOW from Irene.

Fundraiser for St Martins: Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each.  All proceeds to St Martins Building fund. They will be at church on Sundays on back table. Please see Janette Morris if you would like something personal made. eg significant birthday.

 Free Seminars for Parents/Caregivers St Peter’s Parish Centre, 11 Fisher Ave, Beckenham at 7pm:

Fri 3 Nov        Parenting & Stress

Mon 6 Nov Emotions, Outbursts &     Differences

Mon 13 Nov Blended Families

Qualified presenters, questions welcome, and a cuppa and private chats possible afterwards.


Anna will be in the Office on Tuesday instead of Wednesday this week.

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