Thy Kingdom Come
“Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for five of their friends or family to come to know God and experience God’s Kingdom.
After Jesus’ ascension, his disciples gathered, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We know that the transforming work of the Holy Spirit is still needed in every land and amongst every people – and we believe that our prayers make a difference. Like those first disciples, we want our friends, family and the whole world to hear the Good News; to experience God and His Kingdom.”
That is why we are joining Thy Kingdom Come and be a part of this global wave of prayer, as we wait and watch for God’s Kingdom to come. We would like to invite you to participate by praying daily for five friends or family members by joining a daily rhythm of prayer. You can download prayer resources to help you at this link.
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Please note that our Vicar,Rev Ian Cook will be away on sabbatical from Monday, 19th June for three months. Sabbatical leave is an important time to reflect, learn and be renewed for priests. Ian is visiting Australia and Europe during this period and will be taking part in learning communities, retreats and visiting various parishes in the United Kingdom. In Ian’s absence we have a number of people temporarily taking on particular roles, so if in doubt about who to talk to about anything, please contact the office in the first instance.
Saturday, 20th May, 8.30am
This Saturday we are having a working bee from 8.30am in the Kōwhai room. We will finish painting the Kōwhai room and to do another couple of trips to the tip! If you can help out please let Kate know firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Childhood Education Centre
You are invited to ECEC’s 28th AGM. It will be held on Tuesday, 23 May 2023 at 6.30pm at St Mary’s Church.
40 Hour Famine
The World Vision 40 Challenge is going to this year from 16 to 18 June 2023. We are keen to have as many participants join this year, children and adults. We have set up an online page that you may join – see; https://my.worldvision.org.nz/ss/iOFNIY/karori-anglican-church
You may create your own fundraising page and link to the church’s main page. We have given our church a goal of $5000 – we got this. We have also been giving about 20 hard copy fundraising booklets that may be more suitable for those not yet on social media and who’d rather issue their receipts by hand. Please let Natalie know if you would like one on: email@example.com some will also be left out on the table during morning tea after church. This year World Vision is focussing on raising money for clean water in Malawi as every day 11 children under 5 die from diseases related to dirty water – that is around 800 children a day who die due to lack of clean water. We look forward to creative participation and possibly doing an event on the Saturday afternoon of the challenge. We look forward to your participation. Thanks.
Planting Bee- Monaghan Reserve
Kia ora Kaitiaki, Our working bee on Sunday 21 May 2023 is at Monaghan Reserve . Join us to do some planting on this Reserve. Thanks WCC, for the plants. Also to check out how the plants we planted there are doing and weed around them so that the saplings are not strangled . This site has easy access and carparking. Due to COVID-19, if you plan to come, you must – bring own gloves – sign-in sheets for contact tracing and health and safety requirements will be completed by coordinator Do not come if you have cough or cold symptoms. There will always be future events when we would love to see you. Details 2-4pm, Sunday 21 May 2023 Monaghan Reserve (near 65 Monaghan Ave) Please bring gardening gloves, a water bottle and jacket. Also a lopper, spade/shovel and rake.Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time, we wish you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Thanks for all of your support, we couldn’t do it without you. The KāKā team
TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
The civil engineers are currently completing a drainage drawing for our Building Consent amendment before it goes back to the Council. This continues to delay our ability to announce an opening date, but we will let you know as soon as we know! Over the weekend, Sunday Interiors completed the bench seating in the café space – it looks fantastic. Our external steel was also painted and is looking great in black. The crossing between the footpath and our carpark has been dug up in preparation for asphalting, so please take care around this area. Next week the lift is due to be installed ensuring everyone will have access to all levels. Please continue to pray for the completion of this project.
This week we’ll have a good old cook off in the form of He(ll)veans kitchen. Each team a box, each team a dish, only one winner.
A member of our church is looking for “a flat/house to share with someone or a small studio unit/granny 1brm flat to rent in Karori.” She is newly arrived to our parish and would greatly appreciate any leads we can provide. Please email any possibilities to our administrator Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will pass it onto her.
MindHealth Counselling Available
Please continue to promote our koha counselling with Rochelle to neighbors, friends and family. Just email email@example.com.
Rochelle has now seen several clients and has had lots of positive feedback. Sarah Richards is also available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Counselling times are available between 8.00am – 5.00pm Fridays with Rochelle or Wednesdays with Sarah.
Contact email@example.com to book a time:
Early Childhood Education Centre
CHEF POSITION AND REGISTERED TEACHER POSITION
Qualified ECE or primary teacher job opportunity – Full time or part time to work in our early childhood education centre. We pay our teachers along the pay parity line to level six but this can also be negotiated for the right person. St Mary’s ECEC is a small boutique centre with a great team.
We are looking for a part-time cook for our early childhood education centre, in Karori. The hours are 8:30 – 1:30 Mon – Fri.
If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org both positions due to start ASAP.
Transitioning to Parish Giving
We are very grateful for all the donations towards Te Korōria and the property fund. Going forward, money that is being donated regularly to Te Korōria will become part of our general giving donations, unless we hear from you that you specifically want this funding ringfenced towards Te Korōria. This enables Vestry and Finance committee to plan and manage our finances as effectively as possible, balancing our financial obligations (including the loan we have for completing Te Korōria) and our ministry needs (including salaries for Youth worker, Treasurer etc ) as we seek to increase the way we serve and strengthen our local community.
If you have increased your donations over the short term to contribute to Te Korōria, we ask you to prayerfully consider keeping up this level of overall giving to Karori Anglican to enable the ministries we believe God has called us all into to continue.
Please note that due to the current resurgence of COVID among our community we will be offering communion by one element only (wafers) for the next few weeks.
‘You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything.’ Matt 5:13