This week’s news – 3 September 2010

David Lacey’s Ordination – 2 pm, 20 November.
Please indicate on the sheet in the back of St Matthews or ring or email Patti if you are a starter for a bus so it can be booked. Contributions for a Parish gift to David can be made to the Office.

Stewardship Envelopes, October 2010 – March 2011
Now at the back of the Church and Chapel and at the country churches.
Please take yours.

Seniors’ Lunch
The next luncheon will be held on 9 September 2010, at 12 noon in the hall, following the 10:30am Thursday morning service. Numbers are required for catering purposes. Please let us know by 7 September. If you require transport please let us know when you ring in.   Contact: Hugh Le Seelleur 377 1196, Trevor Mills 378 8938, or Patti at the Parish Office 370 8589.

Womens’ Breakfast – Saturday, 11 September, in the Hall. A good time to chat, chew and consider what God is doing in our lives. We have a testimony that will encourage and inspire us.   See you there!

Ministry Exploration Evening – 8 September, St Mary’s, Fancourt Street, Karori.
A Ministry Exploration Evening to allow people wishing to explore a possible call to ordained ministry to have up-to-date information on the Diocesan processes involved.

  • What is the Diaconate?
  • The Priesthood?
  • Pioneer Ministry?
  • How can I fully fulfil my role as a Lay Person?
  • If I am selected for ordination what training will I need to Pursue?

For any further information contact Reverend Canon Kate Carey-Smith, Bishop’s Ministry Chaplain or Archdeacon Tony Gerritsen, Ministry Educator, at

St Matthew’s Community Gardens
Preparations are well on the way for adding four more plots to the project.

Kitchen Fundraiser, Friday, 12 November,  7-9 pm
A night for the ladies (and the men!)  Read more here

Parish Prayer Warriors
If you are interested in praying through Parish issues over the next few months, meet in the Prayer Room, before the 10am service, at 9:30am.