SUNDAY SERVICES UNDER COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 1
Given Wellington’s recent move to Alert Level 1 and keeping in line with the Government’s guidelines, from this Sunday we are going back to having a 9.00am and 10.30am service.
A few things to note:
Morning Tea will be served.
Communion will be served as two elements.
Contact Tracing is still 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
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.
10.30AM SERVICE IS BACK!
With the change of Alert Levels we are pleased to advise that the 10.30am service is back!
Children are to meet in church at 10.30am and they will head out together to their relevant Godzone sessions.
MORNING TEA IS SERVED!
The church kitchen is now open and morning tea will be served at both services. If you would like to join the wonderful team who serve morning tea, please contact Heidi in the office and she will pop you on the next roster.
DAYLIGHT SAVING STARTS THIS WEEKEND
Daylight Saving time begins at 2:00am on Sunday, 27 September. Don’t forget to set your watches and clocks forward an hour before you go to bed on Saturday!
Did you know that we have set up the Agape Fund which is used for those in the parish suffering financial hardship. Each request is considered on a case by case basis. If you would like to donate to the Agape Fund, you can do so through the KAC Bank Account No. 020500 0019955 00. Don’t forget to note Agape Fund as the reference so that your donation goes to the correct fund!
ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS USING THE CHURCH
Volunteers, please ensure that after using St Mary’s church you leave the front door and side doors locked. Thanks!
DRAFT DESIGN – AVAILABLE TO VIEW
We have plans and pictures of the draft design available to look at after each service. You can chat to Geoff and Kate about anything and everything New Build related! It is very exciting to see the building come to life.
PARISH GIVING TO 31 AUG 2020
An update from the Stewardship Team
Parish giving (excluding property fund giving) to 31 August 2020 = $271,000.
August giving was on budget and overall Parish giving for the year to date remains $36,000 below budget.
Please continue to place giving high in your priorities.
SPOT THE SPACE STATION
Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up. Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster!
More information can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pS_S3Pxoto&app=desktop
To find the best time to view the Space Station from your city, click on this link: https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm
Do you enjoy a coffee and good conversation?
Crafty conversations is a regular meeting place for company, conversation, and craft. Bring your knitting/crochet or craft and a friend or just bring yourself (crafting not compulsory!).
Do you want to learn to knit or crochet? We can help you there too! Every Wednesday, Karori Park Cafe, 10.00am.
FRANCISCAN VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE DAY
As travel is impossible this year Archbishop (Emeritus) Sir David Moxon (and others) will lead a virtual pilgrimage exploring the life and theology of St Francis and St Clare and their relevance today.
Hosted by Rev John Hornblow, Dr Jenny Boyack and All Saints Parish, join the pilgrimage on
3 Otober from 9.30am-4.30pm at the All Saints Community Centre, Palmerston North.
Cost is $15 (payable at the door) and includes refreshments, a light lunch and a resource booklet.
Registration is essential. To register visit www.pilgrimagenz.nz. Enquiries 021 437 566.
AYM SUNDAY YOUTH
As an addition to the Friday night AYM youth program, Zac and his team are creating a space for youth to ask and look at some deeper questions about God, faith and the world. You will enjoy a feed, hanging out together and looking into some deeper content than what is usually on offer at the Friday youth programs. All secondary school aged youth are welcome
When: Sunday at 4.00pm Where: AYM Leaders Flat (20 Marsden Avenue, Karori)
The Worship Team is looking for new people to train as sound technicians. If you have an ear for music and enjoy being part of a fun team then please contact Heidi in the office or email: email@example.com
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.