Here are the Parish notices for this week.
This week as I reach out to parishes in the Hawke’s Bay Archdeaconry,
I ask for your prayers as many of us gather from Zoom Synod (Thursday
evening through Friday).
COVID-19 Alert levels encourage us to do things differently, to respond
differently, but at the core of our faith is love and hope.Dame Julia of
Norwich writes, “Jesus answered with these words, saying: ”All shall be
well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”
I, like many of you have been reflecting on the changes in the world over
the last 20 years since 9/11. The footage in documentaries has been a
stark reminder of that day and the changes hat occurred. I wonder what
long-lasting changes this Covid-19 pandemic will bring? We may only
know when we look back from 2040/41!
Anglicans Worshipping Together
As we return to Morning worship in our churches, we will offer an online
alternative for those not yet able to get out and about. In addition to
what our parish is doing for worship, we will include an invitation to join
with the Archdeaconry of Hawke’s Bay Cities online worship, Sunday
mornings at 10am.
May our faith fill us with love and hope…
Welcome. It is good to be able to gather again, safely. We will continue
to provide opportunities to worship online as we move forward.
As we come together today, please do as we ask: maintain at least a 2
metre distance from those around you. As tempting as it maybe please r
refrain from lingering or gathering following the service. Please stay
home and seek medical advice if you feel at all unwell. Do not come to
church. Wear a mask, scan in, keep a record of your movements, maintain good hygiene. We thank you for your support in keeping yourself and those around you safe and well.
There will be no morning tea served during Delta Level 2. Please feel free
to take this service sheet away with you.
The Parish Office will be open to callers from 9am Monday 20th Sept.
Ministering with us at St Matthew’s today at 9.00am
Presider & Preacher: David van Oeveren
Reader: Barbara Person
Welcomers: Suzanne Rogers, Sheryl Hilton
Sound System: Robert Tomlinson
Ministering with us at St Peter’s 10am this week….and next
Preacher & Presider: Rev’d Alister Hendery
Welcomer: Lynne & Jan Tonkin
Preacher & Presider: Rev’d Alister Hendery
Welcomer: Sariah & Judy
All Events & Services a advertised are subject to
COVID Alert Status
Men’s Fellowship Lunch
We will not be meeting as advertised on 22nd September
Our next lunch will be held on Wednesday 27th October 2021
at 11.45am in St Matthew’s Hall, $10.
If you would like to register your interest or volunteer to help please contact
Paddy & Richard Bayley on 876 7616.
Flowers in Praise
Flowers in Praise has grown into a Multi-faith exhibition and Civic
Service taking place over Blossom Festival weekend which will now take
This year’s theme is ‘Transport to Delight’. We encourage any parishioners who might be inspired to create a display; posters, holy books, images, sculpture, emblems, regalia, written descriptions.
No proselytizing or pamphlet giving, please.
Please see the noticeboard or contact the
Parish Office for more information,
expressions of interest by 1 Oct, please.
Dates For Your Diaries! – Fairs & Garage Sales
Saturday 16th October 8am
St Peter’s Plant Fair & Garage Sale will be held on Saturday 16th October
at St Martin’s Hall., 1120 Willowpark Rd North, Hastings.
Saturday 30th October 9-11am.
St Matthew’s Plants & More Sale takes place on Saturday 30th October 9-11am.
Plants, preserves, crafts, raffles.
St Matthew’s Primary School Car Boot Sale
We really appreciate your support for these fundraisers.
The week ahead in and around our parish…
Monday 20th September
John Coleridge Patteson, first Bishop of
Melanesia, Martyr, 1871
FAS Hosea 11:1-4< Ps 16; 116:1-9, 2 Cor 4:5-12, Mark 8:31-35
10.00am – 12 noon Books & Coffee @ St Peter’s
Tuesday 21st September – St Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist
FAS Prov 3:1-6 Ps 19:1-6, Eph 4:1-14, Matt 9:9-13
8.00am Op Shop at St Martin’s Community Hall
Wednesday 22nd September
DEL Haggai 1:1-8, Ps 149:1-5, Luke 9:7-9
Thursday 23rd September
Churchill Julius, Bishop, first Archbishop of
New Zealand, 1938
FAS Micah 6:6-8, Ps 1; 112, Phil 4:4-9, Matt 10:32-42
10.15am Morning Worship at St Matthew’s
7.30pm Home Group – see notice for more details
Friday 24th September
DEL Haggai 1:5b-2:9, Ps 43, Luke 9:18-22
Saturday 25th September
Sergius of Radonezh, Abbot of Holy Trinity,
DEL Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11, 4:13-17, Ps 128, Matt 23:1-12
Sunday 26th September- OS26b
RCL Numb 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29, Ps 19:7-14, James 5:13-20, Mark 9:38-50
9.00am Morning Worship at St Matthew’s
10.00am Morning Worship at St Peter’s
The Anglican Parish of Greater Hastings
Encompassing St Matthew’s Anglican Church, 207 Lyndon Road West, Hastings,
St Peter’s Anglican Church, 1202 Ada Street, Riverlsea; St Martin’s Community Hall,
1120 Willowpark Road North, Mayfair; Mahora & Flaxmere
Our Parish Office is open Monday to Friday, 9am-12 noon & is located in
St Matthew’s Hall, 200 King St South, Hastings 4122
06 878 9476 ~ email: firstname.lastname@example.org – stmattshastings.com
P O Box 824, Hastings 4156
Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend David van Oeveren
06 211 3457 – 021 470 337 – email@example.com
Priest Associate: The Reverend Alister Hendery
021 742 434 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
St Matthew’s Wardens: Juliette Swensson 021 431 820 & Tim Anderson 027 273 4494
St Peter’s Wardens: Ruth Cunliffe 027 230 0327 & Warwick Dingle 021 0861 1325