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SMK Xmas 2014

 

 

 

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 Call 021-611-005 

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St. Michael’s turns 108 years old this September. To celebrate we’re holding a beer tasting on 11th October.

All profits will go to supporting displaced Sudanese women in Cairo. This will be an ongoing project. Each year 10 women will be trained in dressmaking, given a sewing machine at the end of their training and set up in business. We need to raise just US$900 to make this happen.

A flight of 4 designer beers will be supplied by Remedy Brewing at below cost. Each ticket holder will also be entitled to an additional beer at the end of the tasting. Tasters will also have the opportunity to hear from the brewer Richard Deeble and bid for a 20 litre keg of the beer of their choice.

In 2012, Richard won Champion Beer at the National Home Brewing Competition for Deeble's Pale Ale, scoring a close to perfect 48/50. As a prize for wining, he brewed a commercial batch of the beer and has since launched a small contract brewing operation called Remedy Brewing. Richard has since produced another highly rated batch of Deeble's Pale Ale along with several newer beers. He is presently investigating options for establishing Remedy Brewing’s own permanent brewery.

 

 

  

 

The West must face the evil that 
has revealed itself in the Iraq genocide
- but what can we do?

Dear St. Michael’s parishioners and associates.

Many are feeling overwhelmed at the events unfolding in the Middle East. The barbarism of genocide in Iraq comes on the top of equally disturbing violence in Syria, Gaza and, of course, the Iraqi war itself. This is to say nothing of lower grade civil conflict and resulting deaths in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.

Many of us, I think, have a sense that we as Westerners are at some level complicit in these developments. At the very least, we know this is a defining moment for our global future and we must act. 

How?

An article by +Nazir-Ali is a useful summary of what needs to be done from someone who has no axe to grind. At the end of the article there are three suggestions of things you can do. I will be expanding on these at all services this Sunday. Meantime, click here to read the article.

Yours in Christ 
David

P.S. if you have trouble downloading the article, you can come by to pick one up from the church foyer. Alternatively, get one from me on Sunday.

Parish picnic 2014

 

Come to the 10:30am service ahead of the picnic and walk with others to the lawn. Bring something to share… 

 

 

 

three wise persons

Following on from last week when we looked at the Holy Family's flight into Egypt, this Sunday we focus on the three Persian astrologers and their significance both for Matthew's narrative and for us... Finish up your mince pies, ham and bubbly and come to worship.

 

 

What has this to do with the Holy Family?

Come to church this Sunday at 9:30am and find out.

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Also check out links on our parish facebook.com/StMichaelsKelburn or read the British Commons Hansard re persecution of Christians around the world today... 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

       Click the icon for details
  of Christmas services at St. Mic's

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Also check out some great little movies from
S. Paul's Symonds St., for the kid's this Xmas

www.youtube.com/user/stpaulsartsandmedi

 

 

 

 

+Justin

 
 
 
On 29th September 2013 Bishop Justin made his first visit to S. Mic's. His address, 'Being Family', was a timely challenge for us and so we share it with you. 
Grab yourself a cup of tea and sit down to listen.... click here for our home page, click on the Vimeo icon then click again… enjoy…
 
Diocesan Sexuality Consultation 2013...    

Over 2013 a consultation was undertaken across the whole of the Wellington Diocese. People of many different backgrounds and convictions met to revitalise a conversation around same sex marriage (or blessing) and ordination. Below are the two discussion documents and the S. Mic's Synod rep's report. Each is passwored. Please contact the vicar should you want access to these documents.

Readers are also referenced to Petter Carroll's paper on Christian Marriage, which can be found on the sermons page of this site. Click the link to go to the page then scroll down to Discipleship, ethics and other stuff concerning the Christian life where you will find it highlighted in red. 

Watch this space for more postings on this topic.

 

Penal Reform...    

Recently Matt Bartlett spoke on the life and witness of Tarore of Waharoa and the place of forgiveness, reconciliation and new beginnings made possible in our life in Christ and how all this relates to penal reform in New Zealand. Click here to read Matt's sermon then scroll down until you find it. Also, watch this space for a copy of Stevie Walker's sermon given to introduce Penal Reform week at S Michael's.

 

S Francis Day follow-up...    

St. Francis Assisi

Check out Gillian Cameron's sermon from S. Francis Day just posted on the 'Sermons' page. Gillian writes... "My sermon 'Our (human) family and other animals' looks at how St Francis related to other animals and how we might today relate to the rest of creation, especially in the face of predicted floods, droughts and other severe weather events caused by human activity... scroll for more particularly in the last 200 years 

Really good sites for Christians wanting to do something about this are: the UK based Operation Noah vhttp://www.operationnoah.org and the international A Rocha Christians in Conservation http://www.arocha.org/int-en/index.html which also has a NZ branch.

Cheers, Gillian"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's the season of Advent and so our theme leading up to Christmas is hopekeeping watch and being ready for our Lord… for up-to-date service info go to our facebook page by clicking the icon to the top right...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This year, Mark Edgecombe and Gillian Cameron led our Lenten Bible Study series based around the five signs in the Gospel of John.


In case you missed them, here are the readings from the studies: Intro and Wedding at Cana; the second: The Healing of the Official's Son; the third: The Feeding of the 5000; the fourth: The Man Born Blind and the last: The Raising of Lazarus.

You can listen to the first six chapters of the Gospel of John being read by John Dennison and Eliza Bartlett