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Wardens Parish News 12 July

Dear friends
 This week’s service is a combined one at 9am with Rev. Tony Gardiner presiding – thank you Tony.  The service will be followed by morning tea so do stay on to enjoy a cuppa and chat with friends.
Communion will be offered in two kinds – bread and wine.  The wine will be offered as a common cup with an alternative of small glasses should you not wish to use the common cup.

Pyjamas for children in hospital.

Thank you everyone for your support of this very worthy cause.  When we counted last Sunday we had 24 pairs of jammies – so there will be lots of warm kiddies in hospital and, of course, they are then able to take the jammies with them when they leave hospital to keep cosy at home. It is still possible to virtually donate by going to and making a donation. 

Gardening bee plus

 Don’t forget the gardening bee tomorrow, Saturday 11 at 9.30am.  Please bring your own tools and wool sack if you have one.  In the event of the weather being inclement please call Pam on 027602 7827 to check if the gardening bee is going ahead.

Media Prayer day – Sunday 29 July

Peggy has asked us to bring to your attention that there is to be a media prayer day on Sunday 26 July. Organised by the Christian Broadcasting Association.  In their pamphlet advertising this event they say ‘The mass media helps to shape the dominant ideas and values of our culture…and it’s easy to criticise, yet how often do we stop and pray?’  There is also a quote from Max Lucado – ‘Our prayers may be awkward.  Our attempts may be feeble.  But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference’.

Alpha Information Night

Just a quick reminder that Onslow Community Church are offering the opportunity for people to attend an Alpha Information Night on Tues 21 July.   This will be held at 1841 Restaurant & Bar in Johnsonville.
The course will be hosted by them at Onslow Community Church, 4 Ngatoto St, Ngaio (or in a home depending on numbers). It will run for 9 Tuesday evenings and will include a Day Away on Saturday 5 September.
If you would like further information please contact Pete Rhodes-Robinson, Community Pastor on 027 324 6650 or

Wednesday morning services

The Wednesday morning services are up and running on the first and third Wednesday of the month – the one next week (15 July) will be taken by Lee Sheppard. 
Please do come along and join in on the fellowship these services offer.  Rumour has it that there is morning tea after the service!

Volunteers needed for the rosters.

Please let Suselle know if you are able to volunteer for the rosters – there are lots of different ways to help out.

Many will be shocked to find when the day of judgement nears
There’s a special place in heaven set aside for volunteers
Furnished with recliners, satin couches and footstools
Where there’s no committee chairman, no group leaders or carpools
No eager team that needs a coach, no bazaar and no cake stall
There will be nothing t staple and not one thing to mail
But a finger snap will bring long, cool drinks and gourmet dinners
And more treats fit for a king.
Who’ll cook, who’ll serve these privileged few and work for all they’re worth?
Why, all those who reaped the benefits and not once volunteered on earth.

Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission is in need of food donations following the Covid-19 lockdown.  Their pantry shelves are empty.  Lets see if we can make a difference and help them restock

Here’s a full list of foodbank-friendly products:

·  Baked Beans or Spaghetti ·  Pasta ·  Tea bags
·  Canned Fruit or Vegetables ·  Box of Cereal ·  Spreads
·  Canned Soup ·  Instant Noodles ·  Soap
·  Canned Pasta Sauce or Tomatoes ·  Rice ·  Toilet Paper
·  Canned Beans or Legumes ·  Flour ·  Sanitary products
·  Biscuits or Crackers ·  Sugar  

Finally, some words to reflect on this week:-
Promise yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget about the mistakes of the past and to press on to greater achievements in the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and to give every person you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too big to worry and too noble to anger.
To be too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Words attributed to Msgr. Charles McCarthy

God bless and keep warm

Flora and Lee
Flora 021 246 9846 –
Lee 021 029 91480 -   


Thank you for your donations and givings during 2019 / 2020.
All donation receipts have been send out.  Please contact the parish office via email on if you have any queries.
We are very grateful to all of you who continue to support us financially, as the Parish needs to continue to meet various costs including wages, rates, some utilities, etc.  For those who can continue to provide support in these difficult times it would be much appreciated if envelope giving could be converted to direct debit to the parish bank account.
Onslow Anglicans Bank Details for tithes and donations
Onslow Anglicans BNZ 02-0536-0257007-000
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