With the weather and the fact that we have just hosted the mid winter lunch at All saints’ we know that it’s July! We had a wonderful lunch for 55+ people – many thanks to those who helped cook, serve, present and tidy up afterwards; it was a huge success. The quiet crooning in the background by John together with the decorations on the table, the menus and the wafting smells of ham and chicken set the atmosphere for a delicious meal. Once again, many hands made light work but a huge effort was put in – thank you.
Recently we have said farewell to parishioners who have fought bravely with illness and others who have moved further afield to be closer to family. We thank God for the experiences we have shared together and ask for His blessings.
It’s Bible month this month and Hanlie has provided a selection of books on the bookstall which will help us get more out of our bibles – commentaries, resources and guides.
We want to recognise that the richest source of hope and encouragement, truth and reflection of God can be found in the bible. Please take advantage of this offer and delve into the treasure we have so freely available to us. Shooting itself in the foot, society is turning away from God’s word; we need to ensure that we allow it to have an impact on our lives.
There are a couple of modern translations available to look at too. But remember, it doesn’t matter what colour your bible is – so long as it’s read!
On the horizon we have a couple of Saturday night features: an evening where we celebrate what God is up to in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka with first hand insight from some of our parishioners (that’s on July 24th), and our pancake evening (31st). Is it true that you will only win a pancake race if you go flat out?
As always, please keep in touch with us however best works for you. Our new In Touch is in production as I write……
July 2015 Bible Month Pass it On
“The Bible is foundational to our faith. But younger generations of New Zealanders are losing touch with the Bible. We believe that every child in New Zealand should have the opportunity to experience the Bible. We’re concerned that too few are getting that chance. That’s why during Bible Month this year we’re launching the Pass it On campaign.” Quote taken from www.biblesociety.org.nz/biblemonth
Visit the New Zealand Bible Society web page for excellent downloads
Click on the link below for Children Bible Stories
Click on the link below for a FREE tablet application that helps adults share the Bible with children
Free 23 day Bible reading plan and loads more, click below
Monday – Wednesday : 10 am – 12 noon
Sunday : 8 am – 12 noon & 6.30 pm – 8pm
Games night – including puzzle building competition