Dates for October 2016

Sunday 2 10am Service followed by St Aidans AGM – Rev Carolyn Kelly
Monday 3 10am Drop Inn Morning

with residents from Regency & Shoal Bay Villa

Monday 3 5.15pm Yoga
Tuesday 4 7pm Come to Quiet
Sunday 9 10am Quiet Service – Rev Roxy Gahegan
Monday 10 5.15pm Yoga
Wednesday 12 7.30pm Finance Team
Sunday 16 9.30am Café Service – Kids Friendly Team
Monday 17 5.15pm Yoga
Wednesday 19 7.15pm Church Council
Sunday 23 10am Communion – Rev Martin Dickson
Monday 24 5.15pm Yoga
Friday 28   Friday Fun Night
Saturday 29 5 – 8pm Animania Light Party Carnival
Saturday 29   Dinner Club
Sunday 30 10am Music Service – Grace and Pat
Monday 31 5.15pm Yoga
Tuesday 1 7pm Come to Quiet




Hope is waiting for something to happen

Faith is believing that something will happen

Courage is making something happen




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Duty Rosters – October 2016

  Elder Door Duty Cleaning Flowers
Oct 2 Nan Robin & Val Jet leaning  
Oct 9 Jeanne Margaret & Robin Cathy Robin
Oct 16 Robin Isabel & John Jet Cleaning Robin
Oct 23 Mary Rachel & Robin Jim & Dalia Margaret
Oct 30 Helene Andre & Robin Jet Cleaning Margaret
Nov 6 Lynda Cam & Val ?????? Isabel

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Grace Notes – October 2016

Grace Notes

You can imagine my surprise on Monday morning the 19th September while I was preparing breakfast when my daughter Erana arrived with my son David, after meeting an early morning flight from Perth. Total surprise!! He had supposedly been concerned about my recent bout of vertigo and wanted to check me out as well as looking into some family business affairs. This week my daughter Connie also arrived which has been one of the few times when I have had my three all home. I have been counting my blessings to have loving supportive adult children.

September was a busy month for St Aidans what with the working bee and the Floral Affair. Dalia says that everyone did a good job in tidying up the Church grounds and thanks the helpers, also those who brought food along to feed the helpers.

The Floral Affair was well supported by the community in spite of inclement weather. The floral arrangements were stunning, Andrea did a tremendous job of taking some photographs and putting them on to our FaceBook page. Stunning.  The HighTea provided the guests with a variety of tasty morsels to accompany tea served in fine china.  The musical items were of a very high standard and enjoyed by all.

Ian McIntyre. Eulogy given on behalf of St.Aidans on 22nd September:

Ian was a loved member of this community over many years, his involvement and contribution to St.Aidans was substantial. His advice as a surveyor and Town Planner was willingly given to different projects, in particular to the construction of building the nine units in Iona Close and the upgrade of the downstairs lounges and installation of modern kitchen facilities. We regret his loss and we offer our prayers for Judith and her family.

Jim recently spent five days in Fielding to attend a funeral. While there he was impressed by an organ recital given by the organist of the Anglican Church in Wellington.

Bruce is regaining his strength after a short time in hospital. It’s good to see you so active again Bruce.

Yvonne’s granddaughter Wakana is off to Japan where she will be staying with her other grandmother. Wakana has an Arts degree with a major in Spanish and Japanese so will be searching for employment which will make use of her skills.

Colin and Pat have had a trip to Melbourne to see their son Maurice and his wife who moved to Williamstown in June. They have settled in well and he is enjoying the challenges of his new position as the chemical engineer of a tissue paper factory. Pat & Colin were entertained royally and shown parts of Melbourne they had not seen before, including a music shop called Pat’s Place and a ferry ride to town on the Yarra River.

Our love and thoughts are with the Sieberhagen family as they adjust to life without Annalie.

Music is a swift weaver of deep feelings. – Andres Segovia.



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Notices – October 2016

God will make a way

Kylie Provan offered a reflection at the service on 25 August.  It was to have concluded with Don Moen’s rendition of ‘God will make a way’.  Technology got the better of us (we are working on perfecting this particular skill so it won’t defeat us next time).  Here’s the url for the YouTube video – beautiful words and pictures –

General Assembly is being held in Dunedin – 15-19 November 2016.

The Moderator Designate – Richard Dawson – has written to all parishes, encouraging as much prayer as possible to be directed towards the following themes prior to and during the GA:

  • God forgive us
  • God save us …. from evil
  • God lead us ….. to love
  • God empower us …. to share the Gospel
  • God help us …. to heal the world.

Further information is contained on prayer cards that will be available shortly and is detailed on the PCANZ website –

He goes on to say – “Our General Assembly is unique and potentially extremely effective because it is not merely a gathering of local churches, nor an executive branch of the Church. Rather, we in the Reformed tradition see this as the whole Church in prayer before the one, holy and gracious God who will answer our prayers, which we will pray in unity and faith together.

“Make no mistake about it; the key task of Assembly is to seek God in prayer for the whole Church. If we are to achieve this, we need to start praying now for this meeting.”

As previously reported, St Aidans submitted an ‘Overture’ calling on the Church Property Trustees to align their earthquake policy to legislative requirements.  Northern Presbytery had prepared a similar ‘Overture’.  To ensure that the ‘Overture’ received the best attention at General Assembly, it has been agreed that a combined ‘Overture’ be prepared.  You may have seen that this has been reported in the latest issue of SPANZ.  Rosemarie has been appointed a Commissioner to the GA and will speak to the ‘Overture’.

Attending the GA as Commissioners from St Aidans are Rev Carolyn Kelly, our interim moderator, and Rosemarie Dawson. Rev Roxy Gahegan will be attending as a Commissioner representing Mairangi Bay.

Dinner Club

The next dinner club outing will be on Sunday 29 October.

To reserve your seat please contact Dale – 418 3793 or text 021 02345 087, or email

Animania Light Party Carnival

St Aidans has teamed up with the Glenfield Salvation Army and Northcote Baptist to bring the annual carnival on Saturday 29 October.

We need your help please – baking to help feed the hungry ‘animals’ and supervision at the event.

Please call Rachel if you are able to assist – 0211042817

See more details later in the Informer.

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October 2016 services at St Aidans

These are the services planned for October.

October 2nd – shortened service and AGM taken by Rev Carolyn Kelly

October 9th – Quiet service taken by Rev Roxy Gahegan

October 16th – Café Church organised by Kids Friendly Team

October 23rd – Labour Weekend Communion with Rev Martin Dickson

October 30th – Music service co-ordinated by Pat and Grace.

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