|Parish of The Epiphany Masterton 29th May 7th Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension)|
This Sunday 29th May We have our combined service with St Matthew’s Parish at 9am @ St Matthew’s Church. No services at Epiphany this Sunday.
1st Reading: Acts 16:16-34
2nd Reading: Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Psalm: Ps 97
Gospel: John 17:20-26
· Give thanks for joy and celebration as we gather in God’s name.
· We pray for the vocational ordinands (Annie and Christine) in the lead up to their ordination this Sunday.
· We pray for our 5 people, that they may come to know Christ’s love for them.
· We continue to pray for all those in our local community and around the world who have covid or are isolating. We pray they do not suffer and recover quickly.
· We pray that you will guide us God as we work to co-create your beloved community on earth as it is in heaven.
· We pray for the damage to property and loss of life as Uruguay has been hit by the strong winds and high waves of a subtropical cyclone.
· We pray for Mozambique with their concerns of wild polio spreading through their children.
From our People’s Warden
Greetings to all,
We have formed an Epiphany Fundraising Group to help with the rising unmet costs we are facing in our parish. The goal of the group is to assist our parish and to provide fellowship and fun!
Coming soon will be some goal setting, a movie night fundraiser and opportunities to contribute to some raffles. No doubt if we all pitch in, the load will be lighter.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the combined service and the Cathedral on Sunday,
Thy Kingdom Come – Daily Prayer on zoom 9am Mon 30th – Sat 4th June
Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do.
Pray for your 5 daily that they may come to know Jesus Christ.There are TKC Prayer journals and the 2022 Novena at the back of the church for those who would like them.
Coming up in the Parish
We have our monthly parish potluck dinner on Thursday 2nd June in the church hall @ 5.30pm. Bring a dish to share, bring the family and join us for some fun and fellowship.
On Sunday 5th June we have our monthly parish Breakfast between the 8am service and the 9.30am service in the hall. 8.45am. All welcome!
Sunday 5th June we celebrate Pentecost and Annie as our newest Vocational Deacon
What’s happening on the 5th June
8am NZPB Communion Service
8.45am Monthly Parish Breakfast and Parish Announcement
9.30am NZPB Communion Service
9.30am Sunday School
10.30am Morning tea and Parish Announcement
Epiphany Kids and Friends
Lovely to see our Sunday school in action. Huge thank you to Rosie for all you do!
#pinkshirtday2022Breaking the stereotypes and stopping the bullies
Check out the cheeky pandas for Thy Kingdom Come. Super fun series for kids. The link below will take you to the first eposide. https://youtu.be/QnqldpEKXgw
CWS’s special project is focusing on Family Well-being in the Pacific for their annual spec
ial project.For more information check out the newsletter. https://cws.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Special-Project-Pacific-2022-Backgrounder.pdf
The Lambeth Conference is a decennial assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion from all around the world convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. This years Lambert Conference is happening in late July, early August. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby announces a call to prayer for the Lambeth Conference on Trinity Sunday – June 12th 2022 Prayer packs are available from the back of the church.
Online Services in the Wellington Diocese
For those of you who do not feel safe coming back to church just yet due to covid in the community, please check out the link below. There are quite a few churches who are offering online services. Scroll down the page until you get to the red box. https://anglicanmovement.nz/churchonline
Daily Lectionary Readings
These readings have been taken from the Anglican Church Lectionary Morning Prayers 2022
Mon 30 May Ps 93,(96,97); Num 22:1-35; Luke 7:36-end
Tues 31 May Ps (98),99,(100); Num 22:36-23:12; Luke 8:1-15
Wed 1 June Ps (2),29; Num 23:13-end; Luke 8:16-25
Thur 2 June Ps 24,(72); Num 24; Luke 8:26-39
Fri 3 June Ps 28,(30); Num 27:12-end; Luke 8:40-end
Sat 4 June Ps (42),43; Num 32:1-27; Luke 9:1-17
The office is open on a limited basis due to Covid “orange”
Feel free to pop in and say hello if you are going past!