Newsletter 14-June-2015

What We Perceive
2 Corinthians 5:6-10,14-17
1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:18

God, in contrast to human understanding, sees into the hearts of people and calls forth their potential. Jesus also sees deeply, assuring that God’s realm grows from mustard-seed beginnings. As we live in faith, we are invited to look upon the world and ourselves with a God’s-eye view.

Sunday Worship: 21 June 2015
What We Know
Focus Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:57-58; 18:1-5, 10-16
Other Readings: Mark 4:35-41, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Psalm 9:9-20


Prayer Points:- Give thanks for an increase in the numbers attending Mainly Music. Please pray for: Youth Band for more band members please; Ian Pinel and his recent cancer diagnosis. Pray for the beginning of a new start for our Children and Youth Leader – Sonja and family.




Margaret Morrison would like to thank the entire Congregation, who have prayed, thought and helped her and George, during the two operations and Radio Therapy, since last October. As a result she has felt great strength through that time and now is beginning to feel strong enough to share in the Worship and Activities of St. Johns, once again. The Lord`s Healing is so wonderful. Praise the Lord!``


Holiday Programme Leader:- Please pray for a leader for our School Holiday Programme. Shirley and William have been carrying this role but are unable to for much longer. Sonja has not enough hours to fulfill this role so we can’t ask it of her, although she can offer support. We can probably manage to arrange cover for this coming July but the September – October one will be very difficult.


Visit to Ian Pinel:- Lorraine is asking Ian if we can come and visit him. If he agrees, I have 4 seats in my car – so if you would like to go please let Lorraine know. When we have a day and time I’ll contact you. First come, first seated!! Thanks L


Girls’ Brigade Fundraiser: Oxford Pies:- The girls are selling homemade Kiwi pies and pastries. The group gets $1.50 from each item ordered. Choose from: 5 pack lunch pies ($10.50 for five)
6 pack Lamingtons: $5.50
5 pack sausage rolls ($8.50
Family sized pies $7.30 each.
Flavours: Mince, Mince & Cheese, Curry Mince, Steak, Steak & Cheese, Bacon & Egg, Creamy Vege, Apple, Apple Crumble, Apricot, Lemon Curd
Give orders to Lorraine or email Julie Dickey: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sunday 14 June Michael Bell Organist: 2.30pm – 4pm St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive. Door sales $10. There is a flyer on the column in the foyer for more information.


Real Life:- This Sunday night (14th June) 7:30pm Newstalk ZB: John's guest will be scientist and businessman, Sir Ray Avery


Lorraine’s Study Leave:- I have a few questions about my Study Leave and our local arrangements. So for a few weeks I’ll have this in the newsletter for information. Please keep this kind of conversation going as we all benefit.

Should you have any questions or worries while I am on leave the three “go-to” people are Alan Vickers, Joan Rutherford and Bob Williamson.

St Johns Sunday Worship Leader Calendar for July to October 2015

Worship Leader
Diane Miller-Keeley
David Hall

Worship Leader
Grahame D
Grahame D
16 Honouring Age Sunday
Grahame D
Grahame D
Grahame D

Worship Leader
Diane Miller-Keeley
13 Annual General Mtg
Bob / Ray

Worship Leader
Diane Miller-Keeley
Mavis / Liz
Diane Miller-Keeley
Dick / Judy

Total allocation of days: July – October = 122
Working at St Johns = 34, Study Leave = 60, Holiday = 28

    The 3 Parts of my Study Leave Content:
  1. Theological Reading:
    Barbara Brown-Taylor - Home By Another Way; Bread of Angels; Gospel Medicine; Leaving Church: A memoir of Faith Home By Another Way; Bread of Angels.
    Marcus Borg: The First Christmas: what the Gospels really teach about Jesus’s birth and John Dominic Crossan (Oct 6, 2009); The Last Week: what the Gospels really teach about Jesus’ final days in Jerusalem and John Dominic Crossan (Jan 30, 2007); The Lost Gospel Q: The original sayings of Jesus with Thomas Moore
    Added since application submitted:
    Barbara Brown-Taylor’s ‘Learning to walk in the Dark’; John Philip-Newell: ‘The Re-birthing of God’
    Gautam Ghosh & Jacqueline Leckie ‘Asians and the New Multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand’
  2. Auckland Mandarin Ministry Exploration – Anglican and Baptist similar to our one.
  3. Korean Ministry Training for New Zealand culture within in PROK and PCK, Seoul, Korea.