23 August 2020. What's Happening
Parishioners will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting for Sunday. If you don’t get the invitation email Helen to be added to the list.
WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Parishioners no longer able to worship with us: Heather Carter, Jenny and Pat Blood, Molly Jenkins, Jean Jackson and Jerome Elkind
Parishioners and friends: Jeremy Thompson, Thérèse Kelly, Jean Brookes, Jeremy Younger, Win & John Blyth, Jose Alburo, Harry Hepple, Xuan Lu, Marcus Alexander, Sidney Neale, Jeffrey Murray, Keith Murray, Rose Christie-French, Paul White, Philip, Antonina Tuala, Bishop Jim White, Roger Mark, Barry Clayton, Sarah Weston, Jake Milbank, Adaline Wetherall, Elle Estcourt, Ruth Spelman, Eleanor Houston
With the City Mission we pray for the Winter Appeal
With the Anglican Communion we pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia
With the Anglican Missions Board we pray for the Church in Central and South Asia
With the Diocese of Auckland we pray for the Parish of Whangarei and the Local Shared Ministry Units of Onerhai, Manaia and Maunu
Upcoming concerts – subject to change due to the Covid-19 Alert Level
CANCELLED Monday, 24 August, 7.30pm – Symphonies Fantastiques
A concert of four schools' orchestras: Diocesan Chamber Orchestra; Sebastian Squad (St Cuthbert’s College); Westlake Symphony Orchestra; Auckland Grammar Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, 1 September, 12.10pm – First Tuesday Concert Series
Luca Manghi, flute & David Kelly, piano
Soaring Flute and Sweet Piano
Music by Mozart, John Harbison and Vaughan Williams
CANCELLED Friday, 4 September, 7.30pm – Voices Together
NEW DATE Sunday 27 September, 4pm – Viva Voce "All Spaced Out"
We are readjusting our planning and along with everyone else dealing with uncertainty as we do. Worship remains online during Level 3 and probably for at least the beginning of Level 2.
CANCELLED Thursday 20 August – Living Wage pre-election meeting
POSTPONED Sunday 30 August – Parish Forum with Vestry – to be offered in a different format and date
ONLINE 6, 13, 20 September – Creation series
UNDER REVIEW 21-24 September – The Labyrinth
HERE'S HOPING 27 September – St Matthew's Day, preacher Bishop John Bluck
Sunday, 4 October – End of Life Choice Bill discussion after the 10.00am service
END OF LIFE CHOICE REFERENDUM DISCUSSION
POSTPONED UNTIL 4 OCTOBER
As we prepare to vote in this referendum we will pick up our discussion which we started last year led by our medical professionals. We will hear what is actually included in the Bill and reflect together on what we want to know before voting.
Two websites you can explore to gain a more in depth understanding of issues around the Act are www.yesforcompassion.org.nz and www.riskylaw.nz. Holding opposing views with respect to the proposed Act, each presents their argument.
The End of Life Choice Act itself can be read on the following website: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2019/0067/latest/DLM7285905.htm
CREATION SEASON IN SEPTEMBER
Three Sundays in September we will focus on the care of creation. We will have zoom discussions on creation themes.
We hope to have the Labyrinth from Monday 21-Thursday 24 September, leading up to St Matthew’s Day on 27 September, however this is under review and will obviously be influenced by the level of lockdown during September.
WHAT THE TEAM ARE UP TO THIS WEEK
The team are all working from home again; Vestry will meet by Zoom on Tuesday; and we will be behind the camera filming.
ELECTRONIC GIVING OPTIONS
Text stmatthew to 818 to make a one off or ongoing donation by credit card to St Matthew-in-the-City. Or you can download the PUSHPAY app from Apple Store or Google Playstore; search for St Matthew-in-the-City.