ONE ALL-AGE SERVICE THIS SUNDAY
10AM – 30 MAY
We are running one 10am service this Sunday. Please note that we will not be gathering for our usual morning tea after this service. Instead, house church groups will be cooking meals in their homes for the purposes of replenishing our Manna Ministries freezer. You can pick up containers, lids and labels from the gathering area.
If you would like to join in with the cooking and you are not in a house church, let us know!!
FOOD BANK APPEAL – SATURDAY, 29 MAY
If you can assist with collecting food at Karori Mall on Saturday please contact Mike Scrivener before 10pm tonight. Tel: 04 970 3069.
SUNDAY FAMILIES LUNCH
There will be no lunch on the first Sunday of June, due to Queen’s Birthday weekend. Instead, we will meet on the second Sunday, 13 June. See you there!
PARISH DINNER – SAT, 3 JULY
Sign Up Now!!!!
Let us know if you can come and if you have already been invited to a specific table. Feel free to invite friends along as this is a great missional opportunity for our Parish!
Sign up clipboard will be passed around this Sunday.
Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Cooper, Diocesan Refugee Resettlement Co-ordinator, Anglican Movement has advised that 6 families will be coming to Wellington on 16 July. Karori Anglican have been asked if we can collect household items for one of these families – a family of 4. More details and a list of items needed will be available shortly (some items previously donated are in storage).
Weds, 7 July – Intro Dinner
Weds, 4 August at 7pm – 8 week course kicks off
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. More info on Alpha can be found at this link
Invitations will be available to pick up in our gathering area from this weekend. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
YOUTH ALPHA COURSE
Starts: Sun, 4 July – 10.30am-Midday
We are running a Youth Alpha course for 12-17 year olds. The course will be run during the 10.30am service on Sundays, starting 4 July. This is a fantastic opportunity for youth to begin taking steps to making their faith their own!
If you are interested in attending this course, please fill in your details (or your teen’s details) on the circulating clipboard.
A FEW THINGS
A big shout out to Hamish and Samson of Sticks & Stones Landscaping for their generous donation of a trailer load of topsoil! Thank you!
Firewood is available for parishioners to collect from the trailer parking area behind the Parish offices.
KARORI ANGLICAN CHURCH AWAY WEEKEND
Our Church Away Weekend (the first one in some years) was held in March at Palm Grove, Paraparaumu. All who attended had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the great venue and speaker. Given the success of this event, it has been decided that we will run it every 2 years (alternatively) with New Wine for January 2022.
The SGM to vote on going ahead with the New Build – ‘Te Kororia’ – took place on Monday, 17 May. We are delighted to report that there were close to fifty parishioners in attendance who voted overwhelmingly in favour of going ahead with the construction. Many thanks to all those who came along.
GIFT OF STOLES – REV DAVID JONES
Mrs Jennifer Jones has kindly gifted seven stoles from her late husband David to St Mary’s.
This is a very timely and appreciated gift as our previous stoles were destroyed in the Vestry fire.
Thank you Jennifer.
Until our new Mind Health counsellor arrives,
we recommend Lower Hutt based Kirstie Wilton. Kirstie is available through her website www.revivedthinking.co.nz and offers in-person, online and phone counselling services.
We have some ‘devotional books’ available which you are more than welcome to borrow. You can pick up the books from the gathering area on Sunday. Before borrowing the books, we kindly ask that you fill out your contact details on the form which will be provided.
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.