Reading and prayers 26 August 2012

You are the Holy One enthroned on the praises of your people. Our ancestors trusted in you and you delivered them; they put their trust in you and were not disappointed.
Psalm 22:3–5

God of Israel old and new,
write in our hearts the lessons of your law;
prepare our minds to receive the gospel
made visible in your Son Jesus Christ
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever.

Sunday and Thursday Eucharist Bible Readings:

Old Testament reading: Joshua 24:1–2a, 14–18

New Testament reading: Ephesians 6:10–20

Gospel reading: John 6:56–69

Family Learning Ministry Activity Worksheet:

Topic: Hanging in There

Explores how we face making tough decisions, based on John 6:56-69.

Family Learning Ministry Activity Worksheet 26 August


Supporting families in faith

A group of us recently attended the Diocesan Training Day on working with families and children. We have come back with some exciting ideas we would like to share with you. The day emphasised that we are all part of families and that supporting families to share and grow faith is important to the ongoing life of the church. We will hold a meeting after the 10.00am service on Sunday 26 August. We will talk about what we learnt at the day and discuss some of the ideas we could try out in our parish.

For more information, contact David Earle, 478-0678.

Beanies for seafarers

There has been an overwhelming response to the call from Rev Bob Peters, Chaplain to Mission for Seafarers, asking for beanies for visiting seafarers. But please don’t stop now!  The weather in Wellington has turned towards winter and Bob says that visiting seafarers are so grateful for the beanies. Keep them coming!

Beanies may be sent to the Anglican Centre, P O Box 12046, Wellington or dropped off at 18 Eccleston Hill, Thorndon.

Can you spare an hour?

Age Concern Wellington has a number of housebound elderly clients in the Johnsonville/Newlands/Khandallah area who would appreciate a visitor for an hour a week. If you would like to become one of our volunteers please contact Monica Robinson on 499 6646 or

“The Ring of Fire” – next Men’s Group

Derek Lightbourne will speak about “The Ring of Fire – White Island to the Kermadecs” at the next Men’s Group.  It will be held of Friday 31 August at 6.30pm in the Church Hall.

Dinner will be at 7.00pm. there will be a charge of $15 per person to cover the meal, drinks and other expenses.  If you can attend, please put your name on the clipboard at the back of the church or inform Michael Hodgen ( or 478 6303).  Please let us know if you want roast beef, pork or lamb, as we are pre-ordering the meals.

Parish Fair

Our Parish Fair will be held on 27 October at Onslow College from 9.30am to 1.00 pm.

We will have the usual books, clothes, second-hand goods and food for sale.

Come along for a bargain or two and a cup of tea.

© 2011 Fiona Werry.

© 2011 Fiona Werry.


Roundabout – February 2012

In this months edition includes:

  • our AGM is coming up
  • Awesome Church is staring again
  • Meeting God At the Movies
  • Friendship Lunch
  • Updates on our church buildings
  • Change the bishop
  • Are you up for a challenge? Mission to Tonga
  • Every child thrives, belongs and achieves


RoundAbout Feb 2012