Hi and welcome to St. Augustine’s.
We 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.
The Men’s Christian Convention this year will be held on the evenings of 9 – 10 August, beginning each evening at 7pm. It will be held at La Vida, 34 Hansons Lane. The theme this year is ‘Standing Firm As Men In The Face Of Suffering’ with the main speaker being Paul Dale from Sydney.
The cost is $35, ($20 for students) and you can register online at www.mcc-nz.org.nz I commend this opportunity for getting together with a wider group of Christian men from around the city. More details are on the card enclosed with this newsletter.Next Sunday, July 24, we have a guest speaker, Sam Garaway, from the organisation Christians Against Poverty. Sam will speak at all 3 morning services.
The parish office will be short-staffed next week due to holidays. One result of that will be that there won’t be a newsletter next Sunday.
Yours in Christ, Philip