Lifestreams' Move Back to St Barnabas'.
Last night I presented a report on the recent Lifestreams' congregational consultation. I have attached a copy of that report for all interested in reading it. The report essentially contains an overview or summary of the feedback from our sharing on August 1 and my reflections on what this feedback means for Lifestreams at the moment.
Lifestreams Report August 2010.pdf
The vestry then discussed the report and passed the following motion:
"That from October 3rd 2010, the St Barnabas' Lifestreams congregation relocates Sunday worship to the St Barnabas' Hall, meeting from 10.00am and continues to do so until such time as this arrangement may be reviewed under the leadership of the new vicar of the Fendalton Parish."
On the 26th September there will be a combined worship at St Barnabas' to farewell Paul Stanaway. Therefore our final gathering at Medbury Hall will be on the 19th of September, the week after Back to Church Sunday.
Thank you all for your continued commitment to each other over the past year. I've included information from the roster below. Please note that we will continue the worship workshops after the service; this week for Readers. God bless you all and see you on Sunday.
This Coming Sunday
Theme: Stewardship of Our Treasures
Mini Worship Workshop: After service - 15 minute workshop on Reading Bible in Worship. This is for all readers or those who want to read Scripture in worship. New readers most welcome!
Welcoming: Anna Webster and Penny Corbett
First Reading: Peter Moore (2 Corinthians 8:1-7)
1 We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia; 2 for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3 For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means, and even beyond their means, 4 begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this ministry to the saints— 5 and this, not merely as we expected; they gave themselves first to the Lord and, by the will of God, to us, 6 so that we might urge Titus that, as he had already made a beginning, so he should also complete this generous undertaking among you. 7 Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you —so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.
Gospel Reading: Stephanie Sturge (Luke 21:1-4)
1 He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; 2 he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. 3 He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; 4 for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on."
Assistants: Sheena Maxwell and Moka Ritchie
Prayers: Angela Moore
Sidesperson: Peter Moore
Ministry of Healing: Angela Moore and Carol Acheson
Bubbles: Philippa Acheson, Natalie Harbott
Splash/Xstream: Amanda Cairns, Anna Webster, Anthony Fokkens
GRID: Elizabeth Crampton
Morning Tea: Penny Corbett and Gillian Perano