DISCERNMENT & PRAYER SERVICES
Sunday, 21 March
This weekend our 9am and 10.30am services will be focusing on Discernment and Prayer.
This will be an important service to attend and we do hope to see you all there!
24 HOUR PRAYER VIGIL
This weekend we are holding a 24 hour Prayer Vigil in St Mary’s church beginning at 12pm on Sunday, 21 March. We encourage everybody to take part. You can sign up to take part for an hour, or more of your choice, following the service.
We had a great weekend away at Palm Grove. It was fantastic to have quality time together as church whānau. The weather was amazing, the teaching from David Rowe was excellent, along with a great mix of activities and ‘down-time”. We had so many things to be thankful for; the beach, the elimination game, the food, the company, the ropes course, archery, and the amazing water slide and golf to name a few! It was also great to have a number of people join us as day visitors. Just a reminder for everyone, if you haven’t yet fully paid please complete that as soon as you can.
KARORI ANGLICAN AGM
Monday, 12 April at 7pm
The evening begins at 7pm with tea and coffee. Meeting starts at 7.30pm.
Any items to be raised at the AGM must be given to the Vicar, Ian Cook, by no later than
4 April midday. This AGM will not have any elections as the current appointments last for 2 years and were voted on in 2020.
Please note: No impromptu business will be accepted on the Meeting’s Agenda and only those on the Parish Electoral Roll can vote. Parish Electoral Roll is available in the office and will be in the Gathering Area. If you wish to be added to the Electoral Roll please complete an application form in the gathering area and return to Wendy or the Church Office.
Reminder that the tax year ends 31 March. Any donations made now will be able to be included in your upcoming tax return. Your donation receipts will be emailed to you during April.
START YOUR DAY WITH PRAYER
Morning prayer sessions will be held at St Mary’s church from 7.30-8.30am each week day from Monday, 22 March through to Monday, 12 April.
The Wheeler’s are doing well settling into life in Kapuna, Papua New Guinea. Thanks for your prayers and thoughts! In this picture, the Wheeler’s are on a little walk to the neighboring village. You can see the jetty to Kapuna in the back left where the supply barge arrives. Please pray this is not disrupted with the recent Covid-19 surge in Port Moresby. If you would like to keep in touch with the Wheeler’s you can email them here email@example.com
GODZONE – KIDS REGISTRATIONS
Parents, if you haven’t already, PLEASE complete your child’s GodZone Registration Form by filling in the online form. Thank you.
EASTER CAMP 2021
If you are keen to join the youth at Easter Camp this year then get hold of either Joe Cook or Bri King from The Collective Youth Group for more information!
Email Joe or Bri at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MANA MINISTRIES – MEALS REQUIRED
We only have a few meals left in our Mana Ministries freezer and we need your help to replenish our stock! You can pick up meal containers and lids from either the church foyer or the parish office. Meals can be dropped in to Heidi in the office, during the week.
Thank you for your kindness!
IMPROVING BACK ENTRY ACCESS TO
ECEC & SMASH
It’s exciting to see work already underway to improve our back access to our halls, ECEC and SMASH. Please only use the front access way (from Karori Road) whilst this work is in progress.
MARRIAGE COURSE – SAVE THE DATE
We are running a six week marriage course starting on Tuesday, 4 May. This course will be suitable for those who have been married for years to those about to be married. Register your interest to attend by emailing Heidi in the office email@example.com.
For more information on this course please contact
Ian Cook directly.
This is a new group we are starting this year for our youth in (school) years 9 & 10. Co-ordinated by Kat Hartley, this group will meet during the 10.30am service. It will be a space to explore their beliefs, be discipled, hang out together and provide opportunity to consider baptism/renewal of baptismal vows, or confirmation. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with Kat by email firstname.lastname@example.org or the office.
ST MARY’S CHURCH PEWS – FOR SALE
Pick up a pricing schedule from the church foyer this Sunday, or, if you would prefer a copy emailed to you please request this via email to email@example.com
SUNDAY SERVICES UNDER COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 1
Under Alert Level 1 so it is still important that you continue to sign in when you attend services, either via the COVID tracer app or on paper.
A few things to note:
Morning Tea will be served.
Communion will be served as two elements.
Stay home if you’re sick, report flu-like symptoms and do not travel if unwell.
Remember: It is important to keep tracking the places you visit by using the Government Contact Tracing App, continue to regularly clean your hands and stay home if ill.