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    • Weekly Bulletin: Staying connected as a church - 11 September 2022
      • Kia ora St John’s whānau, This Sunday’s date recalls a day of terror, which for most of us was within living memory: September 11 <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Stephen Harris is our Guest Preacher, and will be reflecting on how the scriptures speak to the current perils of our world. His sermon is titled ‘Biblical Times’. If you want to read the Bible readings before Sunday, they are: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 and 2 Timothy 3: 1-5, 14-17 Our youth and kids will start at 10am in their peer groups (in the Centre) and join together in the Church for Communion. After the service we have our Quarterly Communion Lunch, so please bring food to share If you can’t get into the city, and you want to join the worship service via Zoom, here are the details to access the live-stream: Zoom Meeting ID: 370 260 759Passcode: worship The link to join the Zoom worship service is below. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/370260759?pwd=b2ZkajZ5d28rTy9EN1VKZDJUM3N4dz09   If using your phone: dial 04 886 0026 (Meeting ID: 370 260 759#, Passcode: 1560107#) This is the link to the printable Service Sheet  <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzpicbcfm4xq4j4/11%20September%202022%20Order%20of%20Service.pdf?dl=0" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Printable Service Sheet <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/j/370260759?pwd=b2ZkajZ5d28rTy9EN1VKZDJUM3N4dz09" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Link to Zoom Service  ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS At last week’s Congregational Meeting we elected two new elders: Jason Fyfe and Nisha George. We thank God for their sense of call and look forward to their ordination to this leadership role in our church  ST JOHN’S CHURCH CAMP This is a special weekend for all of us! 16th – 18th September 2022The theme is ‘Journeying Together’. Online registrations are closed. But we might be able to squeeze in some extras. Please contact Naomi to enquire. Contact: Naomi Contact: Naomi <form method="POST" novalidate data-form-id="631949492645ee7c5a5dcd8e" data-success-redirect="" autocomplete="on" action="https://stjohnsinthecity.squarespace.com" data-dynamic-strings onsubmit="return (function (form) { Y.use('squarespace-form-submit', 'node', function usingFormSubmit(Y) { (new Y.Squarespace.FormSubmit(form)).submit({ formId: '631949492645ee7c5a5dcd8e', collectionId: '5eaba2aa9758022539788d0f', objectName: 'item-63194863e1325949ba993a7e' }); }); return false; })(this);" > Name * <input data-title="First" spellcheck="false" maxlength="30" name="fname" aria-required="true" type="text" class="field-element field-control" x-autocompletetype="given-name" /> First Name <input data-title="Last" spellcheck="false" maxlength="30" name="lname" aria-required="true" type="text" class="field-element field-control" x-autocompletetype="surname" /> Last Name Email * <input autocomplete="email" spellcheck="false" name="email" aria-required="true" id="email-yui_3_17_2_1_1662601295138_56015-field" type="email" class="field-element" /> Subject * <input aria-required="true" id="text-yui_3_17_2_1_1662601295138_56016-field" type="text" class="field-element text" /> Message * <textarea aria-required="true" id="textarea-yui_3_17_2_1_1662601295138_56017-field" class="field-element " > <input type="submit" class="button sqs-system-button sqs-editable-button sqs-button-element--primary" value="Submit" /> Thank you! <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > VISION TO ACTION <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Our Vision: We explore and share the gospel with our dynamic neighbourhood. We create safe spaces to be, to belong, and to navigate the tough stuff. Getting to know God is a team sport – that’s why we do this together, not alone. How to get involved… Join a project team – everyone is welcome!!Site and Space – Get involved in exploring how the St John’s site can be used in an outreach capacity. This could involve physical changes, projects, use of the Centre.Current Project: Community Christmas MarketContact Rob Anderson or Judi Ferguson       Community Rebuild – Help re-establish and build back internal relationships and friendship in the St John’s community post COVID.Current Project: Supporting Attendance at Church Camp and Talent ShowContact: Margaret Gilkison or Jemma August Caring for Specific Groups of Need in the St John’s Community – Help us intentionally build connections between generations and serve specific groups of need e.g. young, elderly, youth.Contact: TBC Whānau Night Extension – Get involved in building on the success of Whānau Night. Held each month during school terms in the St John’s Centre or in homes. Food, fun, faith and focus.Current Project: Youth Lead Code Breaker Night, 20 November 2022Coordinator contacts for 20 November Whanau Night: Antonia Milkop and Bronwyn Wood with St John’s Youth GroupWhat we need:  In order for the church to carry on running Whanau Nights from 2023 onwards, we will need to find a committed leader to help orchestrate and organise teams to run future Whanau nights.  Does this sound like you? Vision Communication and Connections – Ensuring St John’s is communicating our Vision with the wider community and supporting the project teams.Current Project: Improving Signage and BillboardsContact: Elizabeth Gibbs Getting to Know our Neighbours /Understanding Our - Eco System/Community – Building direct relationships with our immediate neighbourhood i.e. business and organisations, Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University, Kaianga Ora, building developers, WCC, neighbouring Churches, schools.Current Projects: Follow-up event from Art Installation and Connecting with local property developers to understand future populations.Contact: Pamela Cohen         The St John’s Vision is a key focus for Session Leaders so feel free to contact any one of them about this. In particular you can contact the Session Clerk, Rob Anderson New IdeasSt John’s wants to innovate and try new things that fit in with our Vision. If you have a creative idea the following information might help you work out how to progress that from a thought to action. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > If needed, talk to Ino Pasullean so he can connect you with the right project team or provide further advice.  NAME TAGS As we turn our Vision into action, one very easy and practical way we can build community is to wear a name tag.This Sunday all those who wear a name tag (or sign up to get one) will get a chocolate!Please keep your name tag on when you come over for Morning Tea in the Centre, and there will be a receptacle to drop your name tag into before you leave.  LEADERSHIP FOR OUR MINISTRY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE We are looking for new paid leadership to support our ministry with Children & Families and Youth. These are important and life-giving ministries for us at St John’s and we remain committed to these ministries as an expression of our faith shared and grown together.While we have existing position descriptions for these roles (half-time for the Children & Families role, and full-time for the Youth Pastor role), we are also wanting to be flexible and shape the responsibilities of these roles, where appropriate, to match a) the strengths of suitable applicants, and b) with the emerging needs at St John’s.Our St John’s Vision is encouraging us to focus on being intergenerational, having safe spaces for people to belong, being flexible and responsive, with an open-minded and positive culture.We are open to explore possibilities with anyone who has a passion and aptitude for these ministries.If you, or someone you know, might consider these roles, please contact Rev Allister Lane for more information, including the current position descriptions (Ph: 021 466 526).Applications close 23rd September 2022. including a CV and a covering letter that lays out your vision for the role. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  FREE GAMELAN CONCERT <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  FELLOWSHIP GROUP “Seeing the Invisible: Black Holes, the Universe and our place in it”This was the title of a presentation given last month at a Science & Faith seminar at St John’s by Prof Jeff Tallon.At this month’s Fellowship Group you can hear this presentation again, along with the wondrous images from the deepest parts of space.Tuesday 27th September, 11am in the Hall.  ONE CONFERENCE This leadership training conference for the Presbyterian Church is being hosted at St John’s in November (2pm 17th of November - 2:30pm Saturday the 19th of November).We will have many folks travelling from out of town and many have asked if there any possibility of being billeted. Would you like to consider billeting out-of-town attendees to the conference?Conference attendees will have all meals provided at the conference except breakfast. If you can offer billeting please fill in this form One Conference Billet Host Form or email grace@presbyterian.org.nz <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.Allister

    • Luminary I He Tinana Tiretiera
      • The Dawning of Dreams Aotearoa I New Zealand Church & Cathedral Tour 2022 Sunday 31 July to Sunday 7 August, 2022 Opening Hours: 10am to 4 pm (except Sundays start at 1pm) Cost: Free St John’s in the City Church, Corner Willis St & Dixon St, Wellington Karin Sewell is a significant Auckland artist, recently returned from this year’s Venice Biennale where her work was featured as a collateral part of the 2022 Venice Biennale. The work shown below is touring New Zealand in Cathedrals and Churches. St John’s is showing this work both to showcase it as a fascinating artwork and to offer an opportunity for the wider Wellington community to connect with St Johns, seeing our Church and what we do as well the art. We need members of the Congregation to help by opening the Church for 3-hour periods while the work is on display. Please let David Galt know if you can help: david@galt.net.nz or 022 0321143. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Awakenings IV, 2020 installation, PVC sphere, helium, organza mesh, light, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand Art week, Auckland. October 2020, 2m x 2m x 6m. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Karen Sewell

    • Weekly Bulletin: Staying connected as a church - 17 July 2022
      • Kia ora St John’s whānau, This Sunday we hear Jesus point out what is most important in how we live in a busy world  … we might feel challenged by what he points out about us! <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > If you want to read the Bible readings before Sunday, they are Amos 8:1-12 and Luke 10: 38-42And if you want to hear a weekly Rev’s Ramble on the Bible readings, click here. https://www.facebook.com/KhandallahPresbyterianChurch This is the middle weekend of the school holidays and we are having a one-week break from peer groups and holiday programmes – so we will all remain together for the whole worship service. If you want to join the worship service via Zoom, here are the details to access the live-stream: Zoom Meeting ID: 370 260 759Passcode: worship The link to join the Zoom worship service is below. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/370260759?pwd=b2ZkajZ5d28rTy9EN1VKZDJUM3N4dz09   If using your phone: dial 04 886 0026 (Meeting ID: 370 260 759#, Passcode: 1560107#) This is the link to the printable Service Sheet  <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/wclfv5luwk0ngly/17th%20July%202022%20Order%20of%20Service.pdf?dl=0" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Printable Service Sheet <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/j/370260759?pwd=b2ZkajZ5d28rTy9EN1VKZDJUM3N4dz09" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Link to Zoom Service  OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ST JOHN’S VISION We have articulated a fresh Vision for St John’s. And everyone is invited to get involved as we follow this Vision as a way to reform, restore and rebuild us as a Church. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Over several weeks we have had various presentations and discussions, and a summary of the Vision is available to read here: <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ah3ioisxxsnm2e/StJohns_Vision-one-pager_June.pdf?dl=0" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Summary of the vision “We explore and share the gospel with our dynamic neighbourhood. We create safe spaces to be, to belong, and to navigate the tough stuff. Getting to know God is a team sport – that’s why we do this together, not alone.” The invitation is for us to activate our Vision through projects that interest us. We can get together with others to collaborate.  FELLOWSHIP GROUP AGM The group’s Annual General Meeting is near! On Tuesday 26th July the group will gather at 11am in the St John’s Centre Hall. Rev Allister Lane will be the speaker.  Please bring some food to share. ART INSTALLATION AT ST JOHN'S:LUMINARY - HE TINANA TIRETIERA The Dawning of Dreams Aotearoa New Zealand Church & Cathedral Tour 2022Sunday 31 July to Sunday 7 August, 2022   Opening Hours: 10am to 4 pm (except Sundays start at 1pm)Cost: Free   St John’s in the City Church, Corner Willis St & Dixon St, WellingtonKaren Sewell is a significant Auckland artist, recently returned from this year’s Venice Biennale where her work was featured as a collateral part of the 2022 Venice Biennale. The work shown below is touring New Zealand in Cathedrals and Churches.St John’s is showing this work both to showcase it as a fascinating artwork and to offer an opportunity for the wider Wellington community to connect with St Johns, seeing our Church and what we do as well the art. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  NEW ZEALAND CHRISTIANS IN SCIENCE EVENT Wellington Winter Lectures on Physics and Ethics: "Science and Faith in an Age of Misinformation"Saturday 6 August at St Johns in the City. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Prof. Jeff Tallon, ‘Seeing the Invisible – black holes, the universe and our place in it’Dr. Greg Liston, ‘Spirit, Time and Trasnformation’Dr. Gray Manicom, ‘What the Mysteries of Mathematics Reveal About the Creator’Dr. Nicola Hoggard Creegan, ‘From Hiroshima to Recombinant DNA: The importance of ethical reflection’Cost: Only $10Register at www.nzcis.org/upcoming-eventsFacebook: https://fb.me/e/3CgwX8RYH  ST JOHN'S CHURCH CAMP After having to defer the Church Camp because of covid, we are excited about having this special weekend this year. Please SAVE THE DATE for the St John’s Church Camp:16th – 18th September 2022The theme is ‘Journeying Together’.  Not to be missed! <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  ORPHEUS CHOIR PRESENTS BRAHMS GERMAN REQUIEM Saturday 10 September at 7.30 pm at the Michael Fowler Centre. Discount tickets of $45 A reserve and $40 B reserve are available from Linda Van Milligan, 027 2889210 or lindavanmilligan@gmail.com

    • Weekly Bulletin: Staying connected as a church - 17 July 2022
      • Kia ora St John’s whānau, This Sunday we hear Jesus point out what is most important in how we live in a busy world … we might feel challenged by what he points out about us! <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > If you want to read the Bible readings before Sunday, they are Amos 8:1-12 and Luke 10: 38-42And if you want to hear a weekly Rev’s Ramble on the Bible readings, click here. https://www.facebook.com/KhandallahPresbyterianChurch This is the middle weekend of the school holidays and we are having a one-week break from peer groups and holiday programmes – so we will all remain together for the whole worship service. If you want to join the worship service via Zoom, here are the details to access the live-stream: Zoom Meeting ID: 370 260 759Passcode: worship The link to join the Zoom worship service is below. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/370260759?pwd=b2ZkajZ5d28rTy9EN1VKZDJUM3N4dz09   If using your phone: dial 04 886 0026 (Meeting ID: 370 260 759#, Passcode: 1560107#) This is the link to the printable Service Sheet  <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/giz5s0wbcajwhi0/24th%20July%202022%20Order%20of%20Service.pdf?dl=0" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Printable Service Sheet <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/j/370260759?pwd=b2ZkajZ5d28rTy9EN1VKZDJUM3N4dz09" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Link to Zoom Service  OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ST JOHN’S VISION We have articulated a fresh Vision for St John’s. And everyone is invited to get involved as we follow this Vision as a way to reform, restore and rebuild us as a Church. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Over several weeks we have had various presentations and discussions, and a summary of the Vision is available to read here: <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ah3ioisxxsnm2e/StJohns_Vision-one-pager_June.pdf?dl=0" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-button-element--primary sqs-block-button-element" > Summary of the vision “We explore and share the gospel with our dynamic neighbourhood. We create safe spaces to be, to belong, and to navigate the tough stuff. Getting to know God is a team sport – that’s why we do this together, not alone.” The invitation is for us to activate our Vision through projects that interest us. We can get together with others to collaborate.  FELLOWSHIP GROUP AGM The group’s Annual General Meeting is near! On Tuesday 26th July the group will gather at 11am in the St John’s Centre Hall. Rev Allister Lane will be the speaker.  Please bring some food to share. ART INSTALLATION AT ST JOHN'S:LUMINARY - HE TINANA TIRETIERA The Dawning of Dreams Aotearoa New Zealand Church & Cathedral Tour 2022Sunday 31 July to Sunday 7 August, 2022   Opening Hours: 10am to 4 pm (except Sundays start at 1pm)Cost: Free   St John’s in the City Church, Corner Willis St & Dixon St, WellingtonKaren Sewell is a significant Auckland artist, recently returned from this year’s Venice Biennale where her work was featured as a collateral part of the 2022 Venice Biennale. The work shown below is touring New Zealand in Cathedrals and Churches.St John’s is showing this work both to showcase it as a fascinating artwork and to offer an opportunity for the wider Wellington community to connect with St Johns, seeing our Church and what we do as well the art. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  NEW ZEALAND CHRISTIANS IN SCIENCE EVENT Wellington Winter Lectures on Physics and Ethics: "Science and Faith in an Age of Misinformation"Saturday 6 August at St Johns in the City. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Prof. Jeff Tallon, ‘Seeing the Invisible – black holes, the universe and our place in it’Dr. Greg Liston, ‘Spirit, Time and Trasnformation’Dr. Gray Manicom, ‘What the Mysteries of Mathematics Reveal About the Creator’Dr. Nicola Hoggard Creegan, ‘From Hiroshima to Recombinant DNA: The importance of ethical reflection’Cost: Only $10Register at www.nzcis.org/upcoming-eventsFacebook: https://fb.me/e/3CgwX8RYH  ST JOHN'S CHURCH CAMP After having to defer the Church Camp because of covid, we are excited about having this special weekend this year. Please SAVE THE DATE for the St John’s Church Camp:16th – 18th September 2022The theme is ‘Journeying Together’.  Not to be missed! <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  ORPHEUS CHOIR PRESENTS BRAHMS GERMAN REQUIEM Saturday 10 September at 7.30 pm at the Michael Fowler Centre. Discount tickets of $45 A reserve and $40 B reserve are available from Linda Van Milligan, 027 2889210 or lindavanmilligan@gmail.com

    • Matariki
      • On Sunday 26th June our worship service will be an All Age Matariki service: a time to celebrate, remember, share, learn, and prepare.

    • June Messenger 2022
      • Art and Faith We chose the theme of ‘Art and Faith’ to explore in this Messenger as we anticipate hosting a major art installation at St John’s in the City in July/August this year.

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