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Hi ,
Welcome to St Mary by the Sea new for this week. We are in the middle of our teaching series called Unravelled. This week we explore ACTS 9:1-20 and the story of Saul, as his life unravels, and he converts from Saul to Paul. We hope to see you online, or in person this Sunday.
May God's peace be with you, Dion
return to mainly music

Mainly Music Returns.

We are very excited to announce that Mainly Music will be returning to St Marys on the 24th July at 9:30am. Mainly Music is a great group for all local families with pre-schooler. If you have pre-schooler in your life please introduce them to this group. If you would like to know more about Mainly Music or would like to volunteer to help out with his group please call Carol Henry 479 5289.

A.A.W Meeting at St Marys

AAW will be meeting on Wednesday evening 5 August, at 7.30 pm in St Mary's lounge, (the room downstairs at St Mary’s, formerly St Anne’s Crypt). The lounge has a heat pump and a little kitchen with a microwave so will be a very comfortable setting for us. Anyone interested in finding out more about the A.A.W should contact Margaret Rocard 473 9816 .

Sunday 19th July Scriptures

The Conversion of Saul to Paul
ACTS 9:1-20

Collect / Prayer for the day

God of all wisdom; yeast, mustard and weeds with such as these Christ taught your ways. Grant us wisdom to teach with the common things of life that none may elude your call. Through Jesus Christ our Liberator, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Encouraging the Israelites in Exile to Plant Gardens & Build Houses - 26th July

Jeremiah 29:1-7

Unraveled Teaching Series

We have started a teaching series called "Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart". The last few months have been challenging in many ways and this will be a time to reflect and contemplate on the ways that our lives have been unraveled by circumstances and how God works to both challenge and transform us.

In-person worship - St Mary by the Sea

We hold three in person worship services:
  • Sunday 8am communion
  • Sunday 10am communion
  • Wednesday 10am communion & Bible Study

Online YouTube Podcast Stream

Teaching Podcast goes live each Sunday 10:02am. Did you miss church? Catch up online and join us for our series.
  1. GENESIS 18:1-15; 21:1-7 || Sarah Laughs
  2. MATTHEW 14:22-33 || Peter Sinks in the Water
  3. 2 SAMUEL 3:7; 21:1-14 || Rizpah Mourns Her Sons
  4. LUKE 19:1-10 || Zacchaeus the Wealthy Tax Collector
  5. EXODUS 5:1-2; 7:8-23 || Pharaoh Hardens His Heart to Moses’ Requests
  6. ACTS 9:1-20 || The Conversion of Saul to Paul
  7. JEREMIAH 29:1-7 || Encouraging the Israelites in Exile to Plant Gardens & Build Houses
  8. JOHN 4:1-29 || The Samaritan Woman at the Well
  9. JOHN 20:19-29 || Thomas
  10. EXODUS 1:22, 2:1-10 || Moses’ Mother Gives Moses Up So He Can Live
  11. JOB 28:12-28 || Job’s Lament and Loss
  12. MARK 5:1-20 || Jesus Heals Legion, a Man Possessed by Demons
The link to our YouTube Chanel is the same each week. Click the button below for the YouTube channel.

Community Shop

Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm

We look forward to seeing you there – keep safe from all the Team.

Community Shop

The community shop is looking for any donations of winter clothing that you may have finished with. Thank you.

Bible Studies

Our in-person Bible Study is Wednesday @10am. We first begin with a short informal communion service, where we look at the saint for the day.

Our on-line Bible Study is on a two week break for the school holidays. The next study is 22 July 2020 - Wednesday @12noon https://zoom.us/j/919265616 - Meeting ID: 919-265-616

Just Art Competition

Just Art competition launched! We believe art and artists have a God-given prophetic role to play in calling us to Kingdom justice! So we’re calling for submissions from Artists up and down this beautiful land of Aotearoa!
Are you a songwriter, poet, painter, photographer or graphic artist? You could enter? Or who else in YOUR church who could enter? Entries need to be submitted to info@thejusticeconference.org.nz by midnight July 31.
Terms and Conditions are on www.thejusticeconference.org.nz/just-art-competition or see the FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheJusticeConferenceAotearoaNZ
sucamps spring 2020
Join us on an exciting adventure this spring as we ski, snowboard, mountain bike and maybe even get in a little surfing these holidays.
We have 6 camps on offer this spring. On top of that our E3 camps are also open for registration including a brand new North Island E3 camp!
Get in quick as these camps fill up fast. For more info and to register click the button below.

just-art-competition flyer, linking to their website

Rest Home Services

Rest home services at Aria Bay Rest Home and Torbay Resthome have resumed. For more information, or to help in this ministry, contact Tony Nettleton, 0272781450 or prayer@stmary.co.nz

Celebrations

Happy Wedding Anniversary

To Tony and Avril Nettelton for the 20th July, Many happy returns to you both.

If there is a celebration you would like added to our list or one off event that you would like celebrated please let the office know. Email newsletter@stmary.co.nz

Word for Today and Our Daily Bread

New copies are out. Collect them from church, or access them online below.

The online versions are here: https://www.rhema.co.nz/the-word-for-today
and the youth version here: https://www.lifefm.co.nz/faith/word-for-you-today
Our Daily Bread: https://odb.org/subscription/nz/#

Church Life Survey

Every now and again, the Church Life Survey, releases a study about how Christian's experience faith and life. A survey for their next study is being released Friday 22 May here. and it focuses our experience under lockdown, in particular assessing the effectiveness of online services and other forms of support.

Faith 5

Faith 5 is 5 simple steps to help us nurture our faith. It is simple enough to be done multiple times a week.
1: SHARE your highs and lows
2: READ a Bible story
3: TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows
4: PRAY for one another’s highs and lows
5: BLESS one another
More info here: https://faithink.com/about-faith5

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.

Roof Appeal

Extensive work to repair the roof has been done, have a look at the photos on the notice board to see why. Please donate to our roof repair fund. St Mary by the Sea, BNZ, Browns Bay Account# 02-0120-0047903-003 Please reference your donation with your surname or giving number and the word ROOF.

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.

Feedback

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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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