St Andrews Presbyterian Church
18 March 2018
We welcome back Pastor Margret Callaghan
to conduct our Service today.
ORDER OF SERVICE
WELCOME; NOTICES AND CELEBRATIONS
HYMN: “Now thank we all our God”.
PRAYER OF APPROACH and confession
HYMN: “Christ be our light”
CHILDREN’S chat (also for all who are young at heart.)
PRAYER for the people.
OFFERING and Sung dedication..
SHARING THE PEACE
HYMN: ”What a friend we have in Jesus”
READINGS: Hebrews 5: 5 - 10.
John 12: 20 - 33.
HYMN: “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!””
DUTY ROSTERS FOR March 2018
18th March: Door: Robyn and Ian Bogue;
Prayer: Greg Skudder
Reading: Glenys Skudder:
Morning Tea: Gwen Kesand & Barbara Wesley.
25th March: Door: Barbara, Kay and Laurie Wesley
Prayer: Margaret Larsen
Reading: Jocelyn Collinge.
Morning Tea: Ian and Robyn Bogue
1st April: Door: Karen Davies and Lisi Foulagi
Prayer:- Laurie Wesley
Reading:- Garry Pash
Morning Tea: Glenys and Greg Skudder
8th April: Door: Ivon and Merle Pash
Prayer: Garry Pash
Reading: Barbara Wesley
Morning Tea: Jocelyn Collinge
Meetings and functions:
Friday 30th March.GOOD FRIDAY WALK: We will be walking from St Andrews to Zion Hill Methodist Church where the service will be held. More details later.
FUTURE FUND-RAISING IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALL-SAINTS CHURCH:
11th April Fashion Parade: 7pm at Ballentynes, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany. Tickets at $15 each will be available next week
If you could sell the 20 tickets it would mean a $300 profit for Tonga, or any other organisation you may decide upon.
The Mission Without Borders coordinator, Jill, is holding her twice-yearly morning tea to gather up any completed blankets, hats or mittens for the families in Eastern Europe. If anyone has any finished items to be collected up please see Barbara Wesley who will be going to the morning tea at Seaview Village on Wednesday 21 March at 10am. If anyone would like a ride please phone Barbara on 480 9123.
The Ministry Settlement Board met again on Tuesday and Rev Martin Fey has taken the proposal to call a two-year stated supply minister back to Presbytery to clarify a few details. We are moving towards a conclusion and hopefully there will be more news in two week's time.
The Church Picnic on Sunday afternoon was very pleasant and enjoyed by all
News of Reverend Hilary Beresford.
“Lexie and I had the honour of having lunch with Hilary at a restaurant in Ellerslie before she headed off for her next leg of her journey to Tauranga.
“She had some quite exciting news for us. Some of you may have already had some knowledge of what was coming up, and some may already know the full story up till now, but just to let you know in case you don’t, she is now to be inducted as a minister into a Scottish parish in this late February.
“The details are to be found in the two web-sites below. The first is a newsletter of the church into which she is to be inducted and the second is in our very own Northern Presbytery newsletter of Aotearoa NZ where there is a nice little section there announcing her appointment.” (You may have to cut and paste these URLs into another browser window, maybe, depending on what browser you run. Perhaps. Webmaster).
Fund-raising Movie Night!
We are looking for someone to organise selling tickets for a fundraiser Fashion Parade ($15), along with All Saints Church, for Wednesday 11 April at 7pm at Ballentynes, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany. Please see Barbara Wesley for more details.
If you could sell 20 tickets it would mean a $300 profit for Tonga, or any other organisation you may decide upon.
Here are the basic details again: A Fashion Parade for for the next Fundraiser, that All Saints has asked us to join in with them. If you could sell 20 tickets it would mean a $300 profit for Tonga, or any other organisation you may decide upon. :
When? Wednesday, 11 April at 7.00pm (store stays open until 9.00pm if anyone wants to purchase on the night)
Where? Ballentynes, Northbridge Plaza, 110 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany Tickets: $15.00 each .
More details next week.
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES
15th February: We will recommence our short services at Te Mana and Beach Haven Hospital at 9.30am
23rd February at 7pm: Resource Committee Meets
25th February: St Andrews’ turn to help with the service at North Shore Hospital.
It would be good to have a few more helpers and they need to leave at 10.10am from church
Council Committee: Meets Tuesday 27th February
Reverend Hillary Beresford, who moved to Scotland just over a year ago will be inducted as Minister to the Parish of Mansefield Trinity, Kil-winning, Scotland on the 26th February 2018. Rev Beresford reflects that her induction is a lovely answer to a step of faith and she is looking forward to this next phase of her ministry.
Several of our women met Rev Hilary for a coffee recently when she flew in on a short holiday before starting at her new Parish. It was good to hear all her news and to know she is finally going to be settled in a place of her choice
How can we help the people of Tonga? Our thoughts and prayers have been with the people in the path of Cyclone Gita. The CWS launched an appeal
We are raising funds for our long term partner the Tonga Community Development Trust and the Tongan National Council of Churches. Donate to the Christian World Service, P O Box 22652, Christchurch Central 8140.
Here is our interim Moderator.
Just to remind you what he looks like.
Who To Contact?
Church email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster: Gary Bold
Council Clerk: Rosemary Bold Phone 483 7240
Interim Moderator: Reverend Martin Fey: Phone 410 9429
Church and Hall Bookings: Greg Skudder Ph: 418 1615
Worship Committee: Robyn Bogue 418 0973
meets 2nd Monday at 7.30pm
Pastoral Committee: Barbara Wesley 480 9123. meets bimonthly 1st Thursday at 9.30am
Resource Committee and BOD: Ian Bogue: 0274 300 418
meets 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm
Prayer Chain: Maureen Kearney Phone: 449 1216
Envelope Secretary: Glenys Skudder 09 418 1615
Bulletin: Anne Green 443 4456