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Welcome to St Augustines Church

Hi and welcome to St. Augustine’s.

St Augustines ChurchWe are delighted to share this place of worship with you. We hope you enjoy the beauty of the architecture, which is designed to honour God. Feel free to look around, sit, pray and soak up the tranquility of this beautiful place. Even more, we hope that you will get to know us and join in the life of this church family. We love to welcome and include people, and to offer something for people of all ages. This includes worship services of various styles, small groups that provide friendship and teaching, and many other activities.

Most of all, we hope that you may grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ – building your knowledge of God and being open to all that the Holy Spirit wants to do in you and through you. As a church, we are excited about the mission that God calls all Christians to – to be agents of God’s love and truth to a needy world. We believe that this is what the church exists for.

We would love you to become part of that with us. May the Lord bless you with His peace and grace.

From the Vicar, Sunday November 23rd 2014

Harry Newton, former Youth Pastor here at St. Augustine’s, will be ordained deacon on 29 November at a service at St. John’s College in Auckland. Please pray for Harry as he takes this important step in the Lord’s service. Harry will take up a position as Assistant Curate in the Parish of Fendalton in February.

This weekend some 22 men from St. Augustine’s are enjoying our Men’s Retreat at Hanmer. A big thank you to Patrick McLuskie and others who have arranged this event.

Today Ron Hay will be preaching at St. Augustine’s on the subject of ‘Reaching A Secular Nation’. Later today, at Laidlaw College, Ron will be launching his book ‘Finding the Forgotten God’. He will also have copies of his book available for people to purchase today.

Next Sunday at the 11am Service our Youth will be leading a service based around a play on the life of Daniel. Next Sunday also marks the beginning of the season of Advent; during Advent we will have a number of special services leading up to Christmas.

A road closure at the bottom of Dyers Pass Road will complicate your route to St. Augustine’s for the next 3 weeks. More details are included elsewhere in this newsletter.

Yours in Christ, Philip