11 October 2020. What's Happening
Welcome back to Level One!!
Welcome back to the 8.00am service and the Wednesday service this week (12.20pm).
Please make sure you have used the tracer app to sign in.
Today's service is being live streamed - the camera only shows the altar area, not the congregation.
City Mission lunch deliveries - containers are in the kitchen.
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, Roger Mark, Barry Clayton, Sarah Weston, Jake Milbank, Elle Estcourt, Eleanor Houston, Cathi Allan
With the City Mission we pray for the staff and whanau as they get ready to move back to "normal" service delivery
With the Anglican Communion we pray for the Church of the Province of Uganda
With the Anglican Missions Board we pray for people who volunteer and support our mission work in New Zealand and our Partners
With the Diocese of Auckland we pray for the Shared Ministry Units of Titirangi, Helensville, Kaukapakapa and Huapai
Saturday 24 October - congratulations to parishioners Karyn Jones and Pierre Abrahamse who will be married - let's pray for them as they prepare for the big day.
Sunday 1 November - All Saints' Day
Saturday 7 November, 5.00pm - Choral Evensong with Handel Quire
Sunday 8 November - Special General Meeting
Sunday 15 November - Creation season follow up discussion
Sunday 22 November - St Cecilia's Day
Sunday 29 November - Advent Sunday
Sunday 13 December, 8.00pm - Christmas Carols Service with ARCC
Sunday, 18 October, 2.30pm - St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra
José Aparicio, conductor
Andrew Beer, violin
Tuesday, 20 October, 12.10pm - The Pettman National Junior Academy of Music Concert Series
Entry by Donation
Sunday, 1 November, 4pm – Viva Voce "All Spaced Out"
Well-known chamber choir Viva Voce describes its response to the pandemic and its aftermath in song. The programme includes music by Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart, Elgar, Saint-Saëns and Anthony Ritchie, along with some lighter numbers, and features Eric Whitacre’s magnificent ‘Leonardo dreams of his flying machine’. For tickets phone 0221200680 or www.iTicket.co.nz
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
We have a list of capital projects that are in the pipeline, including lighting, sound system, safety upgrade to the carpark, roof repairs, making the main door more accessible, upgrade and ventilation of the crypt. There will be a Special General Meeting of the parish on Sunday 8 November to present ideas and seek approval for expenditure on some of the projects. More detail will be circulated ahead of the meeting.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JESSICA JI
Jessica has been awarded the University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship. The University received 2500 applications from extremely talented students all over NZ, and the award to Jessica recognises her exceptional ability and outstanding achievements.
Jessica is learning the organ here at St Matthew’s, under the tutelage of Paul Chan, and also is one of our Servers, so we join with her family in feeling proud and delighted at her achievement in gaining this Scholarship.
If you missed any of the Creation season material check out the videos on our website. Part of the Zoom discussion included making a commitment to make a small change in our habits of energy use and/or transport, food and/or waste. To track our change between now and Sunday November 15, when we look back and celebrate the journey taken together. It would be great to ‘document’ this in images, so take photos as you do that change you thought you’d like to try and send them to Cate.
Here are links to the website resources referred to that people requested:
CITY MISSION MEALS
We can resume providing meals for the Mission with our next scheduled date for this on Sunday October 18. If making a meal is a bit of a stretch for you, cereal and pasta are also most welcome.
There are 2 sizes of dish now available in the kitchen for your meal contributions.
WHAT THE TEAM ARE UP TO THIS WEEK
The Wednesday service is back! and Helen and Cate can catch up on Home Communions and postponed baptisms and weddings. We have Property Committee on Wednesday.
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.