GRANDPARENTS SERVICE – POSTPONED
The Grandparents service planned for
30 August has been postponed.
A new date will be advised.
5th SUNDAY – 30 AUGUST
Given the Alert Level 2 restrictions around gatherings please note that we will be running both the 9.00am and 11.00am services for the upcoming 5th Sunday on
PARISH GIVING TO 31 JULY 2020
Overall Parish Giving is $235,000, and although $36,000 below budget, is tracking up. At this rate we will be close to the budget of $450,000 by the end of the year! Parish Giving in the form of automatic payments and envelopes have picked in June and July. This is most heartening and we thank you.
See the screen in the Gathering Area for more details.
Thank you for your generous giving!
Reminder that PRAYER is available with members of our prayer team after each service, at the back of the church.
A big thank you to everyone who assisted with the Working Bee last Saturday and a special thank you to Jenny Mawson who joined the team on the day. With the extra hands we were able to clean up the car park area by the ECEC, prune the fruit trees and build a small fence on the Western boundary.
Well done team!
WENDY DAVIDSON – IS BACK IN THE OFFICE
Our pastoral manager Wendy Davidson has returned from leave and is available for any pastoral care queries or concerns. Tel: 027 488 5071
SUNDAY SERVICES UNDER COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 2
Given Wellington’s recent move to Alert Level 2 and keeping in line with the Government’s guidelines, from this Sunday we are going back to having a 9.00am and 11.00am service to enable cleaning and to minimise contact between the services. Should the situation change after the Government announcement tomorrow we will contact you with further information.
Guidelines: Social distancing is back in place which means – no contact, 2 metre distancing (except for families), no morning tea, and the children of the 11.00am service will be dropped off and picked up by parents at their Godzone venues.
Communion: By one element (bread) only.
Contact Tracing is important, so if you have a phone download the app and scan in, or sign in with the person at the door when you come to a church service. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app
Pastoral Care: Do stay home if you are concerned or are unwell but stay in touch and do use the extra support services we have in place. Our more vulnerable brothers and sisters have a pastoral care phone tree in place that has been continuing for some time now. If you know of someone who you think is extra vulnerable, please phone Wendy Davidson Tel: 027 488 5071.
Counselling: If you require some excellent counselling support over this time, Kirstie Wilton is available every Friday. You can book an appointment on https://www.strengthtostrength.co.nz/
Extra Services and Support: The Diocese are continuing with their online Sunday services. https://movementonline.org.nz/upcoming-services
Remember: Regular cleaning of hands (hand gels will be available in church), stay home if ill, and if you are over 70 consider attending the 9.00am service.
KARORI KLASSICS – MUSICAL EVENT THIS FRIDAY
This Friday night at St Mary’s Church Karori Klassics are holding a programme of music, with songs for voice, viola and piano by Frank Bridge and Johannes Brahms, and the lyrical Arpeggione Sonata by Franz Schubert.
When: 7.00pm, 21 August 2020
Where: St Mary’s Karori
Musicians: Maaike Christie-Beekman, Christiaan van der Zee and Rachel Thomson
Entry Fee: $20 (waged) and $10 (unwaged)
All proceeds go to charity
REMINDER – CHURCH WEEKEND (HOLIDAY)
12 – 14 March 2021 – Palm Grove Christian Camp, Paraparaumu
Please put this date in your diary now!
We have booked a speaker and are organising a kids programme for our Church Weekend. We will be spending time together, listening to God and enjoying the beautiful surrounds and optional activities just 45 mins from Wellington.
Accommodation is in cabins/rooms that sleep 4-6 people. Catering is provided and there are heaps of activities to do on site including a 90mtr waterslide, archery, orienteering etc, as well as having easy access to Paraparaumu.
The cost estimate at this stage is $120 Adult, $90 primary age, $45 pre-schooler, which is great value as it includes all your food.
This is a fantastic opportunity for us to all spend a couple of days together, learning and growing in faith and having fun.
Interested in Purchasing a Pew?
If you are interested in purchasing a pew, please register your interest by emailing Heidi in the church Office firstname.lastname@example.org . Costs to be advised.
MANNA MINISTRIES – THANK YOU!
Thanks to all you wonderful people who have helped to fill up the Manna Ministry freezer! If you have not yet had a chance to make some meals, containers are available to pick up from the church foyer after our services.