St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu
Pre-Advent retreat, St Luke’s, Wadestown. Sunday 17 November 2013, 12.45pm (or BYO lunch earlier). Led by Rev Erice Fairbrother. Finishing with evening prayer at 4.20pm. Fo-cused on 1 John 4:7–end.
Topic: Faith in leaders, leaders in faith. Wednesday, 20 November, 6.30 to 8.00pm. Panel-lists will explore the relationship between beliefs and leadership as seent hrough the eyes of secular and spiritual leaders. No charge for admission, koha welcome.
Our regular service at Holy Trinity would normally be this Sunday at 5.00pm. However, to our great delight Ben will conducting five baptisms at the next service. We have rescheduled the service to fit in with the community. This month’s service is therefore on Sunday, 17 November at 3.00pm, followed by afternoon tea at Warren and Loren Bryant’s place. All are welcome, and if you wish to bring a plate that would also be welcome.
The final Men’s Group dinner for 2013 will be on Friday, 29 November—keep this date free. The speaker is Wayne Kirkland, who with his wife Jill is part of the Urban vision community in Naenae and is involved in St David’s Anglican Church. Wayne has authored several books on subjects as diverse as pain and suffering, faith in the workplace, and money. Alongside his writing, Wayne is involved in Rimutaka Prison as well as supporting guys upon release. Over the years Wayne has been a youth worker, car dealer, and writer and speaker for a Christian organisation. Wayne and Jill have three adult daughters of their own, as well as fostering children for many years.
The office computer has lost the names of many people who have died who we would normally be praying for on their anniversary. If someone who is important to you has not appeared on their anniversary this year, and you would like us to continue to pray for them, please let Katie know: 973-1729 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help with this.
Katie is beginning work on the next roster, which will run through February. If you know you will be unavailable during this period, please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church and give the dates you are not available.
The new issue of RoundAbout is out. You should receive your copy soon if you have not received it already. The quickest way to receive it after it’s published is by email. If you’d like to be added to our email distribution list, let Katie know.