News for Sunday 2 October 2016

Evensong Service Tonight
Evensong at 6 pm, followed by a light supper.

We Remember
John Carter died on 28 September.  His funeral will be Tuesday 4 October at 11am.  Please keep John’s friends and family in our prayers.

Refugees
Thank you for for the generous response for the refugee couple arriving in mid October.  Items still needed are:  
Crockery setting (dinner plates, side plates, bowls) x 4
Cooking utensils—spatula, fish slice, grater, kitchen knives, chopping boards x 1 set, Microwave x 1, Small rubbish bin for bathroom x 1
Larder items: Canned foods (no meat) e.g. Soups, vegetables, fruit.  Herbs and spices, Eggs (tray)
Goods donated may be brought to church by noon, Sunday 9 October.  
If you can help with any of these, need goods to be collected, or wish to contribute money towards them, see Mike or Judy Scrivener after the service or mikejudy@paradise.net.nz  or 970 3069.

NEW WINE SUMMER FESTIVAL
Kapiti—19 to 23 JANUARY 2017
“Your Love Cries Out. ….because your love is better than life.”  Ps 63

This is our church camp and there is a programme for all ages 0-99!  The Kapiti summer festival is about our community coming together, getting to know one another, laughing, worshipping, becoming equipped for the year ahead where together we seek to see God’s kingdom in our everyday lives.

Register now:  newwine.org.nz/summer-festivals.  Early bird prices close 30 November, the maximum cost for families amount has dropped to $480.  Also complete one of our forms to let us know that you are coming and to register for meals.

Accommodation
We have some accommodation available at a Holiday Home KAC has booked.  Contact Wendy Davidson.

Afternoon Fellowship
Wednesday 5 October 1.30 pm in the Meeting Room.  All welcome. 

Thanksgiving Dinner
You are invited to join our church family at a Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate the past and to secure the future.  Invitations are in the Gathering Area, please take one.  
Saturday 15 October, 6.30 pm, St Mary’s Church, Karori.

Earthquake Status of the Church
People have been asking whether we can go back to using the sanctuary now that the tower is strengthened.  The answer is NO!  

The sanctuary and the choir vestry are now the most vulnerable parts of the building.  The choir vestry should not be used and the sanctuary entered sparingly.
VICAR & CHURCH WARDENS