Kia ora All Saints, Guy here this week and welcome to week 2 of Lent. I have been thinking this week what it means for us as we journey towards the good news of the resurrection , who we are as Jesus followers in this season, as we talked about on Ash Wednesday, of being called home and remembering who our father is and how no matter who we are, where we have come from and what we bring to the table, the love and forgiveness is infinite. This week we have Bishop Justin bringing us another reflection in our Lent series on the topic of What is Holiness? Looking at the passage from 1 Peter 2 and how Holiness is no separation, we don’t become holy alone but with God and others, and as we get together for 9am and house churches this week there will be a chance to really dig into and around this session.
You may have had the opportunity already but if you haven’t there is a new Stations of the Cross art trail along the Moxham Ave brick wall throughout Lent. Adam de Jong and I spent some time early in the week slapping up Stations of the Cross posters for people to walk through and reflect upon during Lent. Please feel free to share these pictures or our Facebook post with your community if you think there are people who would like to walk past and engage. There have been a number of community members who have given feedback about how great it looks and thankful for the opportunity to walk through.
Please take the time to scroll through the newsletter this week as we have a number of ways for you to engage and participate here at All Saints.
Some key highlights are that this week is our House Church Sunday so we will have our 9am Gathering here at the centre and for the wider congregation we are all meeting in our House Churches.
Andy and Emily are now on leave as the expect the arrival of the twins, continue to pray for them as they prepare and ready themselves. For any parish or pastoral related queries please contact Ginny or Guy and Summer at the office or on email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are two ways for you to get involved one more specific than the other but great opportunities all round.
March 18th we are partnering with Seeds to feeds in hosting a delicious lunch that celebrates the mighty salad and the sometimes overlooked pickled vegetables. This appetising lunch has been designed to show case the versatility of our garden produce. The Hataitai team will be taking simple, everyday ingredients and turning them into super scrumptious salads! Think satay inspired noodle salad, pickled bean with rice and cumin, lentils, roast vegetables, foraged greens and more! Click the link in the e-news for more info.
We have been the coordinators of household items for a couple of refugee families new to wellington over the last week while, in conjunction with Red Cross and the Anglican Movement.
We are looking for a person to help us coordinate this ministry here at All Saints. Being the person who puts the word out about what’s needed, organising where the stuff comes to and how it gets to where it needs to go. If you feel like this is something that is stirring your heart. Please see the notice and contact Ginny or Clergy for more information.
As we clamber our way towards the cross may you continue to shine the light of Christ! May you continue to push and pull each other along! And may you so find that even in all your weakness, frailties, and sin know that he calls you home always!
Much love and Blessings, Guy