St Andrews Presbyterian Church
20 May 2018
Message from the Session Clerk:
We are delighted to have Reverend Colin Gordon settling in, taking our regular Sunday services, attending meetings and generally getting to know the congregation. We can expect the unexpected as we work with him. Sunday lunchtime is a good time for him to share some time with parishioners.
Reverend Colin will be in attendance on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00 onwards and Sundays after the service until 4pm.
Church website: this is run by Gary Bold who would like comments and items from the congregation to put up. Otherwise he just puts up his comments and ideas! Try it if you haven't for a while. The Rt Rev. John Bluck's sermon from the Commissioning Service for Colin, two weeks ago, is still up.
ORDER OF SERVICE
3 June 2018
Will appear here when it comes..
A story from Anne, the Newsletter Editor:
Many years ago there was a woman helping serve afternoon teas to patients in a private nursing home in Dannevirke. One day the Matron asked her to hold a baby while the Matron helped a patient.
“No” said the woman “I couldn’t hold another lady’s baby”,
Matron said “I wont be long - please just take the baby from me for a few minutes”.
The woman sighed and took the baby in her arms. About 15 minutes later the Matron came to take the baby back.
“No” said the woman “I don’t want to give her back”
“Come now” said Matron “the baby will be fine”. “No, I want this baby” the lady proclaimed and she held on tight to the baby. “Then you can have her” said Matron “because she is up for adoption”.
About 3 months later that lady collected the baby from the nursing home - she took her in her arms and said “this baby is mine now” That baby was me: and what a wonderful Mother that lady was!
To all Mothers, you will always be remembered even when you are with the Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
DUTY ROSTERS FOR April 2018
3rd June: Ian and Robyn Bogue
Prayer: Laurie Wesley
Reading: Karen Davies
Morning Tea: Glenys and Greg
10th June: Barbara and Kay Wesley
Morning Tea: Jocelyn
Meetings and functions:
A message from Rosemary:
Thank you all for all the extra help, support and prayer over the last year and especially recently preparing for the arrival of Colin Gordon in our midst. I think we have all felt God's spirit alive in and from us all in the ups and downs over the year.
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.
Who To Contact?
Minister: Reverend Colin Gordon 021 854 066
Church email: email@example.com
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