Notices                             

Thank you for joining us in worship today.  If you are visiting from another congregation, please convey our greetings to your home Church.

Services coming up                     Music                                Preacher
9 Aug 10am Holy Communion     Joshua Arulanandham    Rev Tani Haunga
9 Aug 7pm Music Service
16 Aug 10am Intern’l Service      Bruce Short                     Rev Tani Haunga
23 Aug 10am    Worship Band    Anne Overton
30 Aug 10am Sunday Service    Michael Jenkins               Rev G. Drummond
7pm on Wednesdays – Discipleship series

Church Duty Roster:                Morning tea roster:

9 Aug – James Fualetoelau           9 Aug – CONGREGATION
16 Aug – Michael Te’o                 16 Aug – CONGREGATION, International Service
23 Aug – Children’s Ministry        23 Aug – CONGREGATION
30 Aug – Saipale Fuimaono        30 Aug – CONGREGATION
       
Duty Elder:                         Duty Managers:
Aug -    Hugh Hopkins            Aug – Asafo, Junior, Tai Lamoni
 
                                                                                 
Projector & Sound desk        Sweeping carpark    
Aug -    Fale & Olela            Aug – Men’s Ministry

Offering boxes
Offering boxes are in the foyer.  Please place your offering in one of them as you arrive.  Thank you for your generosity. 
 

Weekly Ministries – All Welcome!

  • Men’s Coffee – Mondays 10.30am in local cafe.  
  • Community Soup Ministry – Resume 21st July
  • Prayer Meeting – Wednesdays, 11am in Church foyer.  
  • Youth Ministry – Fridays 6.30pm.
  • Women’s Ministry – Saturdays 11am
  • Children’s Ministry – Sundays during service

Meetings coming up
9 Aug 11.30am – Pastoral Care & Social
16 Aug 11.30am – Property & Finance
23 Aug 11.30am – Outreach Committee

Annual General Meeting
We will have our AGM on Sunday 20th September.  For ministry and committee leaders who have reports due for the AGM, please have report ready and emailed to Church email by Sunday 23rd August the latest.

Peace Sunday 9th August:  Today, Christian Churches highlight the need to pray for world Peace.  It is worth noting that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  It is also the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.  Both wars reminds us of the destruction that comes from war, lack of peace.  Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost.  Take some time in the coming days to pray for world peace.  

Music Service We will have our quarterly music service tonight starting at 7pm.  We will spend the evening singing along to Christian hymns and favourites.  If you want to lead one of the songs/hymns, or have a favourite song or hymn and need instruments to accompany your singing, speak to Tani and Ros after the service.  

Our Annual International Service is coming up on Sunday 16th August.  If you are able to, do come along in the cultural attire of your home country.  If you have an item to share, please let Tani know.  And after the service, we will have a shared lunch so please bring a plate of your favourite dish.

Quiz Night Fundraise for Tearfund – we need someone to coordinate this - can you help?  Kiwi’s love a good quiz night and instead of heading to the pub – wouldn't it be wonderful if they came together via Mt Albert Presbyterian Church.  Tearfund have developed a ‘ready to go’ quiz that you can run with minimal effort and little to no expense. All materials like flyers, answer sheets, name and pledge cards etc will be provided.  Quiz night is set for Saturday September 12th nationwide and it will be great if MAPC join other churches across Aotearoa and be a host.  All money raised will go to Tearfund to help get people out of extreme poverty.  More info at www.tearfund.org.nz/quiz  

Volunteers wanted
to write short 50 to 100 word articles on interesting factual or imaginary topics of your own choice each week for www.jobsearchenglish.com. Training given. For more information, please talk to Pascal, or phone 027 289 3630 or email pbrown@yourenglishmentor.com

COVID-19  Please scan the location barcode at the entrance as you arrive.  If you are sick or unwell, please stay home. Use hand sanitizer.

Are you informed about the End of Life Choice Act Referendum?
In September this year, we will all be given the opportunity to vote in a referendum asking if we support the End of Life Choice Act coming into force; asking if we support legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Zealand. The Christian Medical Fellowship of New Zealand strongly opposes this Act. For more information, please visit: www.cmf.nz/euthanasia_referendum and www.carealliance.org.nz and www.defendnz.co.nz








From the ‘Community Connections’ Spring 2019 Newsletter: