REVEREND JIM McKENNA RIP
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
It is with sadness that we write to advise that our beloved brother, Jim McKenna, died peacefully on Thursday afternoon 4 July.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Your prayers for Jim's wife Patricia and family are appreciated.
God of all comfort,
we pray to you for those we love but see no longer.
Grant them your peace;
let light perpetual shine upon them;
and in your loving wisdom and almighty power
work in them the good purpose of your perfect will,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jim's funeral will be held Friday 12 July 2019 at 10.30am at Knox Presbyterian, 28 Bealey Avenue Christchurch.
Clergy welcome to robe in White Stoll.
ROSARY HOUSE SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTRE PROGRAMMES
LATER LIFE TRANSFORMATION: Joy Ryan-Bloore, Jungian Analyst
Saturday 20 July 10am – 3pm
Mary Potter Community Centre: 442 Durham Street North, Central City
Bring own lunch, tea/coffee provided
Suggested contribution $60 or donation according to means.
For bookings ring Rosary House 03 379 1298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The process of ageing involves profound changes physically, psychologically and spiritually; the death of the old in order to make room for a new development. During this latter stage of our lives aspects of our un-lived self seek expression. The circumstances through which this manifests itself are unique to the individual, but the goal is the same: wholeness. It will feel like a crisis, but despite the fear and pain, it is purposeful.
This seminar is a further exploration, but separate from what was offered in 2018. There will be opportunity to share dreams and life experiences according to the wishes of individuals in the group.
Parish Roll 2019
OUR LATEST PARISH ROLL FORM IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
We are asking everyone to complete this form, whether you have been registered before, or are qualified and wish to be enrolled for the first time. Please note you can only be enrolled in any one parish or other local ministry or mission unit, at any one time. You need to be on the Parish Roll if you wish to speak or vote at any parish meeting. Please return your form by handing to one of the Churchwardens, or by emailing the completed and signed form to email@example.com .
We have been 'relaxed' about annual renewals of the Parish Roll over recent years, but with a building programme and important decisions to be made around that in the next two years, Vestry has agreed there needs to be an annual update of the Roll.
Parish Newsletter - March 2019
OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
A reminder that copy for the next newsletter is to be with the editor (Roz: firstname.lastname@example.org : as soon as possible. Talk to Roz if you have a book review, article, poem, quote etc which she may be able to incorporate.
EXCITING NEWS FOR THE FUTURE OF ST LUKE'S
The following was printed in the ANGLICAN E-NEWS on 20 March 2019:
“Last Wednesday evening Standing Committee completed a decision making process involving the Operations Management Board (which governs the Anglican Centre), the Church Property Trustees, the Anglican Care Trust Board and the Parish of Christchurch St. Luke’s. As a result we are committed to building a combined Anglican Centre and St Luke’s Spirituality Centre on the St Luke’s site, corner Manchester and Kilmore Streets. Design work is beginning and it is my hope that with a fair wind through the consenting process we can be located again in the inner city by early 2021 and St Luke’s can be back on their home turf.”
Our mid-week Eucharists are celebrated at 6.00pm Tuesday, 10.00am Wednesday, and at 9.30am Thursday. All services in the Chapel at the Knox Centre.
PASTORAL CARE: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Helen Roud (027 657 7947).
KEEPING IN TOUCH: If you would like to be on our parish e-list for occasional emails, or if you have changed your address or phone number(s), please send details to email@example.com Thank you.
ST LUKE'S WEBSITE: Information updates and sermons are posted on the parish web site: www.stlukesinthecity.org.nz
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