Belonging to the Anglican Parish of Masterton
If you are new to the Parish and have not yet been asked to fill in the “Belonging Form” would you please see the Sidesperson(s)/welcomer(s). They will help explain why and how providing your contact details is important for any follow up, should you wish for help in your faith journey.
Parish Annual General Meeting
The Parish AGM is to be held on Sunday 24th March in the St Matthew’s Church Community (Parish) Hall starting at 12noon.
Nominations for Vestry and People’s Warden have now closed.
Annual reports will be available in due course.
Less than a week to go! Thank you to all those who have volunteered to do some home baking – please see the St Matthew’s Narthex noticeboard for ideas.
We still need lots of items for the White elephant and other stills, also need are some extra volunteers – Please contact the Parish Office if you can help or donate items.
Parish Inventory under way
All our churches, halls and other buildings are being surveyed and an inventory is being compiled of their contents.
If, by any chance, you should happen to have any parish equipment, tea towels, prayer books, etc, would you mind returning them either to the Parish Office or their proper home.
Circle of Friends
Those interested in becoming a part of the “Circle of Friends” for released inmates from Rimutaka Prison or Prison Ministry in general . Please contact Vic Gadsby 377 3271 after-hours
Confirmation and Renewals
Bishop Justin will be coming to St Andrew’s in the Paddock on June 9 to confirm candidates from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. If anyone else would like to be confirmed or wishes to renew their confirmation vows, please contact Vicar Steve Kimberley or the Reverend Liz Greville.
Join one of the Lenten Studies groups
Each of these studies runs throughout the Season of Lent. Please contact the leader of each group or the Parish Office with any queries.
Portraits of Jesus – Led by Brad McLaren
Looking at the echoes of the Life of Christ through the Bible
Sundays, 6 pm, 75 Te Ore Ore Road
What if… Led by Merv Jones
Mondays, 7 pm, 63 Pownall Street
Big Mamma – Led by Liz Greville
Looking at our connection with the divine through the trials and tribulations of modern thoughts and actions, and exploring how we connect our beliefs and understandings of Christianity in this ever evolving world.
Tuesdays, 5-6pm, Pat’s Place (hall) at St Andrew’s in the Paddock
Portraits of Jesus – Lead by Brad McLaren
Looking at the echoes of the Life of Christ through the BibleWednesday, 3-4pm, St Matthew’s Narthex
Design for Discipleship – Lead by David Cole
Thursdays, 7 pm, St Matthew’s Narthex (Church Reception Area)
Especially we pray for;
- Parish Fair, pray for a great Parish-wide event, good weather and great response from the community.
- Parish Annual General Meeting on 24 March. Pray for the work of the Holy Spirit among us as we nominate and vote for vestry
- Pray for a new Archbishop of Tikanga Pakeha. The Bishops meet March 18 to discern the new Archbishop. Pray for the work of the Holy Spirit that God’s choice is made.
- Prayers at Parliament will be held in the Grand Hall Parliament Buildings 7:30 pm Thursday, 21 March to pray for our leaders and nation. Please add your prayers for our country at this time.
- Those struggling through this time of Lent
- Those considering confirmation in June
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. – 2 Corinthians 5: 17 (NKJV)
For your diary
|March 16||11am – 4pm: Parish Fair, St Matthew’s Community Hall and grounds|
|March 30||Parish AGM, 12 noon, St Matthew’s Community Hall|
|June 9||Confirmation and Renewals at St Andrew’s in the Paddock|
If you have an event you’d like added to the list, please email the Parish Office, or phone 06 370 8589.