News for Sunday 13 March 2016

John’s Open Office
John’s open office is cancelled for the next two weeks as he is recovering from surgery.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Billeting Request for week April 18 to 25
The New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir is seeking billets during their week of rehearsals in Wellington. The week includes their 30th anniversary celebrations and national ANZAC Commemoration events.  More details available at Welcome Desk if you think you may be interested. 

In Memorium
Rosemary Cole’s mother in law Roie Cole, a former member of this parish, died on 4 March 2016. Her funeral was at St Mary’s Silverstream on 8 March 2016.

Diocesan Leadership Day 9 April
Calling all our leaders in all ministries!  The April Leadership Training Day is nearly here.  Spread the word and make sure the date is in your diaries.  For more information

Paul McIntosh’s Appointment
Paul has been appointed as Priest in Charge in Northland-Wilton parish, his farewell party will be on Palm Sunday from 10am  to 10.45 (bring a plate for morning tea), last services Easter Sunday & installation service at St Anne’s on Friday 15 April at 7pm—All welcome.

Cyclone Appeal for Fiji
Anglican Missions is launching an emergency appeal in the wake of Cyclone Winston. We ask for your support to provide disaster relief to our brothers and sisters in the Pacific who have been affected.  Please remember the people within the Diocese of Polynesia in your prayers and if you are able to donate go to our website for information of how to do so.

Lenten Appeal 2016
Donations this year can go to:
Drop in Centre in Fiji for victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) for the diocese of Polynesia in Fiji.
Accommodation at St. Frumentius Theological College, Gambella, Ethiopa of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa.
Ministry requirements for new Deacons in the Diocese of Iran.
Envelopes for donations are available in the Gathering Area.

Church Clean-up Saturday 26 March 9.30 am
Bring cleaning materials and friends and come and help make St Mary’s gleam for Easter.