Today in our worship the Theme is Jesus is our model.   As we live out the Christian we must be drawn more and more to our saviour and our Lord who is the model for us to follow.  We see that very clearly in Mark’s Gospel.  God never intended for us to be spectator Christians.  We all need to be involved in sharing the gospel which is good news and we need to work hard at finding where God is calling us.

Last Sunday afternoon a number of parents/adults and Youth gathered at Cashmere High for a picnic and soccer match.  While the weather was not the best the soccer lived up to its billing.  The final score after a pulsating game was Parents/adults 6 Youth 5.  Old heads and wisdom prevailing. Thanks to Martin and the youth team for organising this.

This coming Thursday I will be taking a weeks annual leave returning on Friday 6 October.  During that time I will be celebrating a significant birthday.  For all Parish matters please contact Claire Bickers 9427167 in the first instance.

Please continue to pray for Bishop Victoria and our Parish Nominators Claire; Murray; Maxine and Duncan as they continue to work towards the appointment of a Vicar for St Augustines.  May we all have patience and faith that God is in control of the process.

I have a Bible app on my phone that gives me a verse for each day.

This week the verse is: “He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord; he is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.     Psalm 91:1-2




Interim Priest-in-charge