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

Hospitality 11.10am:
Join us for morning tea in the hall after the service.  All welcome!

Services coming up:                                     Worship Music                              Preacher 
20 Oct 10am Morning Service                     Bruce                                                 Rev Tani Haunga
27 Oct 10am International Serv                   Worship Band                                 Rev Tani Haunga
3 Nov 10am Morning Service                       Barbara                                            Anne Overton
10 Nov 10am Morning Service                    Joshua                                              Rev Tani Haunga

Church Duty Roster:                               Morning tea roster:

20 Oct – Elsie Brown                           20 Oct – Pascal, Lanu and Family
27 Oct – Josie Fualetoelau                27 Oct – Alesana Family (Congregation)
3 Nov – Serenity Filiva’a                        3 Nov – To’o & Fia Filiva’a’s Family
10 Nov – Betty Kwok                            10 Nov – Josie & Laga Fuimaono

Duty Elder:                                   Duty Managers:
Oct – Liliu Asafo                        Oct – Junior & Tai
Door Duty:                          Projector & Sound desk        
Oct -     Maiava & James            Oct – Fale, Olela

Sweeping carpark              Meetings coming up

Oct -     Mele and Heilala       20 Oct 11.30am – Property & Finance
Men’s Coffee Fellowship  Monday mornings 10.30am
. All welcome!

Community Soup continues on Tuesday 12noon in small hall.  All welcome.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting continues 11am every Wednesday morning.  

Women’s Fellowship Fitness workout continues on Saturday 11am in the big hall.  All welcome!

Presbyterian Investment Fund From 1 October 2019 the interest rate paid on the Presbyterian Investment Fund is 2.5% (prior to this it was 3.25%).

Worship Band Practice – Thursday 7pm in Church

Annual International Service – Sunday 27th October 10am
We will have our Annual International Church Service next Sunday.  Feel free to wear or to bring something that reflects your culture.  Please bring a plate to share with everyone after the service.

Proposed Elder for Ordination – Kapeni Matatia
Session has approved the process to ordain Kapeni Matatia to be an Elder of our parish, Mt Albert Presbyterian Church.  
Kapeni was born in Samoa.  His father, Matatia Falefata Mariner was a minister of the Methodist Church of Samoa. Kapeni was baptised as a child and has gone through confirmation as well.  He is married to Faafetai Fina’i, who is a committed member of our Prayer group and the Pastoral Care Committee.  They have 4 sons, George & Paul (twins), Kapeni Jnr and Setoa.  
Kapeni worked in various roles, at the University of the South Pacific (USP), the National University of Samoa (NUS) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).  Self employed in 2011, he did consultancy work in several Pacific Island countries.
After having moved to NZ, they prayed for guidance in searching for a place of worship. They attended Mount Albert Presbyterian Church, the nearest Church, on 4th Dec 2016 and have remained to this day.  Kapeni is currently a bus driver for NZBus and he thanks God for this opportunity to work here in NZ.  If you have any objections to Kapeni being ordained as an Elder, please see Tani after the service.  Today, at the AGM, we will proceed with process to ordain Kapeni as an Elder of our Church.

Family Lite Party Thursday 31st October 6.30pm A free fun event for children and families, as an alternative to Halloween. Enjoy games, face-painting, craft, bouncy castle, and more.  All welcome.

Iona Annual Church Fair Saturday 2 November, 8 am - 12noon.
  Come along, grab a bargain, and support ministry, at Iona Blockhouse Bay, 38 Donovan Street.

Junior Youth ‘camp get together’ on Saturday 16th November starting at 2pm.  All Youth are welcome to attend this get together, to continue fellowship with those who were at camp and be encouraged.  See Ros or Tani for more details.

Christmas Season Decorations  We hope to decorate outside, front of Church with Christmas themed decorations, in preparation for Christmas.  If you have any Christmas lights, decorations, or ideas to offer, please see Tai Lamoni.

CHRISTMAD FOODBANK – Presbyterian Support NorthernWE NEED YOUR HELP! ITEMS REQUIRED BY THURSDAY 21ST NOVEMBER.  Items Required: Tins of fruit: fruit salad, mango, apricot.  Tins of vegetables: beetroot, asparagus, Four & Five Bean mix.  Tins of Salmon, Christmas Mince pies, Christmas Puddings, Chocolate Biscuits, Chocolates, Nuts, Dried fruit.                                                   

Thank you for joining us in worship today.


From the ‘Community Connections’ Spring 2019 Newsletter: