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Hi ,
the government have just announced that we are moving back to alert level 3.

This means, that St Mary by the Sea, the hall and Community Shop are now closed until further notice. This means all of our in-person ministries are on-hold until we know more details from the government. We will update you, when we have more information.

It may be that Sunday worship can proceed in-person in some form. At this stage or plan is to be online, whether we can meet in-person or not.

This means that this week there will be:
  • No Wednesday 10am service
  • No Mainly Music
  • Community Shop is closed

Alert Level 3

As of noon tomorrow/Wednesday 12th August 2020, or earlier if you can, Auckland is back into level 3 lockdown for 3 days, due to unknown covid19 community transmission.

The rest of the country is moving into level 2 lockdown for 3 days.

All our buildings are currently closed.
At this stage the 3 days runs through to noon on Saturday 15th August. We do not know whether this will be extended, or if the next level will be up or down.

Alert Level 3 allows for a lot of contact tracing and testing. The government will update daily. In case, you can not remember what level 3 is, here a link to the information from the government

Alert Level 3 — Restrict

High risk the disease is not contained.

Risk assessment

  • Community transmission might be happening.
  • New clusters may emerge but can be controlled through testing and contact tracing.

Range of measures that can be applied locally or nationally

  • People instructed to stay home in their bubble other than for essential personal movement — including to go to work, school if they have to or for local recreation.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres outside home including on public transport, or 1 metre in controlled environments like schools and workplaces.
  • Bubbles must stay within their immediate household bubble but can expand this to reconnect with close family/whānau, or bring in caregivers or support isolated people. This extended bubble should remain exclusive.
  • Schools between years 1 to 10 and Early Childhood Education centres can safely open but will have limited capacity. Children should learn at home if possible.
  • People must work from home unless that is not possible.
  • Businesses can open premises, but cannot physically interact with customers.
  • Low-risk local recreation activities are allowed.
  • Public venues are closed. This includes libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds, markets.
  • Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed but only for wedding services, funerals and tangihanga. Physical distancing and public health measures must be maintained.
  • Healthcare services use virtual, non-contact consultations where possible.
  • Inter-regional travel is highly limited to, for example, essential workers, with limited exemptions for others.
  • People at high risk of severe illness such as older people and those with existing medical conditions are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home. They may choose to work.

Online YouTube Worship

Sunday 16th August

Moses’ Mother Gives Moses Up So He Can Live

EXODUS 1:22, 2:1-10

This week we look at when our plans for our children unravel.

After Service Morning Tea and Chit-Chat

See you after our 10am YouTube service for a chit-chat on zoom
https://zoom.us/j/919265616 - Meeting ID: 919-265-616

Regular Information

Praying for Others

Please send names for the Sunday Prayer-List by Sunday evening to Tony Nettleton, 027 278 1450 or prayer@stmary.co.nz Names can be sent at other times as required.

Donations

Vestry would like to encourage you to give to support our ministry. Giving and donations can be made to:
St Mary by the Sea
BNZ Browns Bay 02-0120-0047903-003
Please reference your donation with your surname or giving number.

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Contacts

Office

Debbie Rhodes, 094738180 office@stmary.co.nz
Office hours, Mon to Thr 10am-2pm

Vicar

Rev’d Dion Blundell, Office:094738183 dion@stmary.co.nz Mobile:0211378624 Home:094732270

Priest Assistant

Rev’d Jay Smith, 0211045914 jay@stmary.co.nz

Wardens

Jean Coomer, 094780080 vicarswarden@stmary.co.nz
Susan Haslam, 094150073 peopleswarden@stmary.co.nz

St Mary by the Sea

PO Box 89-082, Torbay, Auckland, 0742
168 Deep Creek Rd, Torbay, Auckland, 0630
www.stmary.co.nz
office@stmary.co.nz
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