Parish Newsletter - October 2018 



ALL SOUL'S SERVICE  Friday 2 November, is All Souls' Day. We will be celebrating this service at 6pm in the Knox Chapel and would encourage you to join us. A chance to pray and light a candle for those we have loved and lost.
Thank you to those who have added names of their loved ones they would like remembered in prayer during the service.   If you haven't yet done so, but would like some names included, please send me an email with the names, to reach me by 3pm tomorrow afternoon.  (


We celebrate ALL SAINTS' on Sunday 4 November at 9am.


EUCHARIST AT THE MARY POTTER CENTRE  Another of these services is planned for Wednesday 14 November at 2pm. All welcome - but especially those who are finding it difficult to make 9am  Eucharist on a Sunday morning. It is also an opportunity to meet with folk from St Albans Retirement Village, Resthaven, and Bishopspark, and to enjoy the hearty afternoon tea that will be provided. There is a list on the table outside the chapel for you to sign up if you are prepared to help with transport or food. Otherwise, a phone call  to Annette Pont who is co-ordinating afternoon tea (021 201 1508) if you would like to offer some food,  or to Michael Watson who is co-ordinating transport (981 5675 or 021 210 8339) should you need transport, or could offer transport to bring others.


PARISH NEWSLETTER  Closing date for contributions to the next parish newsletter is Thursday 29 November. Talk to Roz or Therese if you have a book review, article, poem, quote etc which they may be able to incorporate in the Christmas edition.


THE NZ LECTIONARY 2019 is now available should you wish to order one for your own use.   Cost is $9.   Talk to Jenny.


You may also be interested in a copy of "A HANDFUL OF CHANGE: Journeying Through Advent", a recently published book of daily readings for Advent by Craufurd Murray. It is intended as a companion for personal reflection in the weeks leading to Christmas. The St Luke's Spirituality Centre has underwritten the cost of its publication, so we would encourage you to purchase a copy for your own use, and encourage others you think might be interested to do likewise. Great value at $10 a copy.


Please see the noticeboard for poster from the University of Otago setting out courses under the banner of "Explore faith, yourself and the world...." - both Campus and Distance Learning.


We are also reminded that the food basket which sits at the entrance to the Chapel each week is there for donations of food for the City Mission Food Bank. Canned, preserved, dried food - (not fresh or frozen), or toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, or toilet-paper are always in demand. Our gifts are delivered to the City Mission by Jim Conolly on a regular basis. Of late, the majority of donations have come from the elderly who take advantage of the weekly shopping trips we offer, with the occasional donation from a kindly parishioner. How about we make a concerted effort to fill the basket from among ourselves?

Coming Up…..

Eucharist at the Mary Potter Centre. Another of these services is planned for Wednesday 14 November at 2pm.   All welcome - but especially those who are finding it difficult to make 9am  Eucharist on a Sunday morning. This is a time to catch up with our friends from Rest Homes and others who find it difficult to come on a Sunday morning. All are Welcome. For more information or if transport is required please contact Michaele Watson Ph 03 981 5675 



NEWSLETTER:  A reminder that copy for the next newsletter is to be with the editors (Roz:  :  Therese: by 23 November 2018.

Our mid-week Eucharists are celebrated at 6.00pm Tuesday10.00am Wednesdayand at 9.30am Thursday All services in the Chapel at the Knox Centre.


PASTORAL CARE: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Helen Roud (027 657 7947).


KEEPING IN TOUCH: If you would like to be on our parish e-list for occasional emails, or if you have changed your address or phone number(s), please send details to  Thank you.


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