Newsletter November 2020

November is a significant month at St Andrew’s with the celebration of saints. We begin with a family service on All Saints Day on Sunday 1 November. We remember the words of the song that we sing “I am a saint, You are a saint, We are All Saints together, All who follow Jesus, all around the world, yes we’re all saints together.”
This is a time for us to reflect on what that really means in our lives, day by day if we truly are trying to follow in Christ’s foot steps. I hope we will take time to remember the people who have been part of our faith journey who have supported and encouraged us in our lives — a friend, a family member, a minister, a teacher or some other significant person.
All Souls’ Day Monday 2 November provides the opportunity to give thanks for those whom we have loved, or people who have made a significant contribution to our lives who have passed before us. We have services at 12 noon and again at 7pm when we light candles and give thanks for these people and the parts they have played in our lives.
Monday 30 November is our Patron Saint Day – St Andrew’s Day. It’s day on which we celebrate the life and ministry of St Andrew and his dedication to following Christ. If you have not previously paid much attention to the stained glass window at the front of the church, do take the time to look carefully at the intricate detail of the men in the picture.
Andrew has a fish net over his shoulder and this along with the scales on the fish are so detailed. We have been very blessed with the commitment of those saints of St Andrew’s parish over the 140 years of our parish’s ministry. Give thanks for the legacy they have left us in buildings, traditions and ways of being while always being mindful of
our environment.
A consideration for us is, what will we leave for others?
Will our world be a better place because we have been here?
In a time of rapid changes in our world we need to ensure we are protecting and preserving what we have, our buildings, our grounds and the surrounding environment, care of the people within our parish, of people who are members of the church and those who live in our community and beyond.
In caring for the people across the world Anglican churches have scrambled to adapt to mandates in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of theologies have been presented and you can read a range of views on the internet. During level 2 and above the instruction was that “the Eucharist should be administered under one kind only: Bread.”
It is in the risen body of our Lord, as he sits at the right hand of God. His glorified blood is inseparable from his glorified body.
Blood cannot exist outside of a body, and a body is made alive by the presence of blood. Therefore to receive Communion under one kind is not unreasonably put forward as still being a full participation in the sacrament and the thing it signifies: Christ himself. The common cup is offered at level 1.
One of the great gifts the reformation bequeathed to our Anglican Church, and it should perhaps not be set aside so easily is that “The Cup of the Lord is not to be denied to the lay-people: for both the parts of the Lord’s Sacrament, by Christ’s ordinance and commandment, ought to be offered to all people.”
We should encourage the frail to abstain from the chalice, for health’s sake.
It has been medically reported that it is putting people at increased health risk to intinct and in effect contaminate the wine.
At St Andrew’s and St Paul’s the congregation has the choice of receiving communion in one kind or sipping from the common cup. We no longer have the option of intincting as directed by the Bishop.
Blessings to you all as we approach the season of Advent and prepare again for the coming of Christ into our world.


All Saints’ Day, Sunday 1 November                                                                                                                            This year we haven’t had the opportunity for many social activities so let’s try again for a shared lunch.
For those who would like to, we will gather in Nora Brown Hall at 9.15am to prepare to be saints marching in for our
Family Service at 9.30am.
The service will be followed by games for all and a shared lunch in Nora Brown.
We are used to saying “weather permitting”, but this year it has become “Covid permitting”.

Monday 2 November, 12 noon and 7pm
We invite you to join us as we gather to remember loved ones we have lost. No matter how long ago our loved ones passed away they always live on in our hearts.
Please feel free to invite your family members and friends to join with you.
There are invitations available at the back of the church if you would like to give one to someone. It is not necessary to have an invitation to attend.
All are welcome.
Blessing, Jan

November 1 — First reading: 1st Revelation 7:9–17; Gospel: Matthew 5:1–12
November 8 — First reading: Joshua 24:1–3a; Gospel: 14–25 Matthew 25:1–13
November 15 — First reading: Judges 4:1–7; Gospel: Matthew 25:14–30
November 22 — First reading: Ezekiel 34:11–16; Gospel: 20–24 Matthew 25:31–46
November 29 — First reading: Isaiah 64:1–9; Gospel: Mark 13:34–37

There are automatic payment forms ready for completion on the table at the back of the church if people would like to contribute to the life and work of the Parish by Automatic Payments or deposit into ANZ Bank Account No. 06 0405 0012157 00.
For Envelope Giving ~ you can join the envelope system, contact our Parish recorder Keith Gardner – Ph. 238-9928 Many thanks, Vestry


St Andrew’s Day Simple Parish Breakfast: Sunday 29 November, 8.45am
Trying again!!!!! Let’s hope this time we are successful.
For catering purposes please write your name on the list in the church foyer.

Mothers’ Union 2020 AGM, Wednesday 11 November 11am
A little note to invite you to our AGM and Christmas luncheon at Brian and Miree Crawford’s home, 17 Valley Rd, Pukekohe. Please can you bring, if able, an unwrapped gift for the women and children we have supported throughout the year at the Anglican Trust for Women and Children or stationery for school-aged children in the Go Forth Kiwi local ministry. We do hope you are able to join us and we look forward to seeing you and celebrating with Christmas lunch.
Loving blessings to you.
Anita & Miree

Women’s Fellowship, Thursday 19 November
We gather at 10am and then head off to a local café and social time.

Parish Fair
A huge thank you to everyone who assisted with the organisation of the parish fair. It was a very successful day, raising about $4200. This is more than last year.

Christmas Hams Fundraising
We are offering hams for sale again this year as part of our annual fundraising.
The range of hams is on the bone or deboned (champagne), coming in either half or whole legs. There are also half and whole all-natural hams.
Note: This year there are set prices for the hams on the bone but the champagne and Henderson’s all-natural hams are priced per kilogram. Order forms are included in the print version of this Messenger but you can also collect them from the office.

Franklin Community Choir: Afternoon, Saturday 12 December

Handel Consort & Quire Sunday 20 December
Watch for details in the December Messenger.

A copy of the Parish Health and Safety Policy along with the processes required for the implementation of the policy is available on the shelf at the back of the church, published on our website or available from the parish office.
An evacuation plan is in each area for the church and complex.
Reid Anderson Hall: Assembly area is the car park adjoining the hall unless the location of the emergency situation is on the south wall preventing evacuation on that side of the building. In this case the assembly area is on the
road frontage in front of the church.
Nora Brown Hall: Assembly area is on the road frontage in front of the church or on the vicarage lawn depending on the location of the emergency situation.
Other rooms in the complex: Assembly area move to the vicarage lawn.
St Andrew’s Church: Assembly area is on the road frontage at the front of the church.
St Paul’s Church: Assembly area is on the road frontage at the front of the church.
First aid kits and accident reporting sheets are located:
1. Reid Anderson – In the cupboard over the small hand basin, by the back door in the kitchen.
2. Nora Brown – on the shelf above the microwave. Record sheets are next to the microwave.
3. Parish office – 2nd to top shelf on left side in the back room. The office is locked when unattended.
Forms are to be completed as soon as the accident has been dealt with.
Treatment including resources that are used are to be recorded on the sheet.

Vicar: The Rev’d Jan Wallace 238-7723 Home 238-7228 Office 0274-521-366 Mob
Chairperson: Jan Wallace
Treasurer and acting vestry secretary: Karen Stevens
Wardens: Pauline Brown 021-1823703 Glenis Kerr 238-5136
Synod Rep: Vicky Mee
Vestry members: Jocelyn Brodie, Renton Brown, Richard Gibbons, Helen Halliwell, Julie Perelini, Philip Watson,
Buckland Reps: Jim Moore, Vicky Mee
Parish Ministry Team
Vestry wardens: Pauline Brown and Glenis Kerr
Family: Gael Crimmins
Communications: Cecily Daroux
Community: Vicky Mee
Sustainability: Pauline Brown
Worship: Jan Wallace, Glenis Kerr, David Walker, Judith Parke, Irene Brodie
Pastoral care: Jan Wallace, Merlene Walker
Treasurer: Karen Stevens
Central Vestry Trust Board treasurer: Ros Phillips
Parish recorder: Keith Gardner (Parish Envelope Scheme)
Parish administrator: Louise Le Fleming
Office Hours: Monday to Friday | 9.30am ~ 12.30pm
Address 31 – 37 Queen St, PO Box 338, Pukekohe
Phone 09-238-7228
Email address
Op Shop 9am ~ 12 noon on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Community Programmes at Pukekohe Anglican Church

Space for you and baby
For the first year of baby’s life. A number of groups are run each week to keep the age range of the babies
within about 3 months.
Oasis Music & Coffee group
A natural progression from Space for pre-school children. Mon & Fri 9.15am ~11am.
The Selwyn Foundation
For the older members of the community. A hot lunch is available for a small charge. Transport can also be arranged. Tuesday 9.30am.
St Andrew’s Seniors fellowship group
For older members of the community – exercise, morning tea and cards. 9.15 am Thursdays.
An after-school group is held at 4pm on Thursdays for children who have experienced a significant loss
or grief in their lives. An adult programme runs at various times. Phone 0274521366 for information

Sunday Worship Times
St Andrew’s
Each Sunday 8am & 9.30am Holy Communion
1st Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion (Nora Brown Hall)

St Paul’s Buckland
2nd & 4th Sundays 11.15am Holy Communion

1st Sunday of the Month
11.15 am Nora Brown Service.

Senior Services, mid week, rest home and hospital services for November
Sunday 1st, 11.15am: Nora Brown
Tuesday 3rd, 10.30am: Palms rest home
Thursday 5th, 10.30am: Franklin Village
Tuesday 10th, 11am: Palms Hospital
Wednesday 11th, 10.30am: Lakeside
Thursday 19th, 10.30am: Women’s Fellowship
Tuesday 24th, 11am: Possum Bourne Village
Tuesday 31st, 11am: Possum Bourne Village
Please let Jan know if you can join her and assist at any of these rest home or hospital services on a regular basis.

Sunday 1 November: All Saints’ Day Family service 9.15am
Monday 2 November: All Souls’ Day services 12 noon and 7pm
Wednesday 11 November: Mothers’ Union AGM
Sunday 15 November: Ham orders due
Sunday 29 November: St Andrew’s Day and Parish Breakfast 8.45 am

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