Christchurch South Methodist Parish
St Marks Church
CHRISTCHURCH SOUTH METHODIST PARISH, ST MARKS CHURCH,
ST MARKS IS 90 YEARS OLD!
St Marks Church celebrated 90 years of worship services in Somerfield on July 7th
Services began first at Somerfield School and then moved to the St Marks site.
- Growing & sharing our faith in God,
- Joining together for worship & celebration,
- Living faith by serving others and offering hospitality to our local community
OUR CORE VALUES:
Creativity, Outreach, Teamwork, Worshipfulness
CHRISTCHURCH SOUTH METHODIST PARISH DETAILS:
St Marks Church and Hall
Cnr Barrington & Somerfield Streets, Somerfield, Christchurch 8024
See Map at the bottom of this web page.
PRESBYTER: REV ANDREW DONALDSON
C/- Parish Office, 27 Remuera Ave, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022
Phone:+64 (03) 980 5002
WORSHIP TIMES JUNE/JULY 2019
SUNDAY July 28th 10:00 a.m. Linda Cowan
SUNDAY August 4th 10:00 a.m. Rev Andrew Donaldson Holy Communion 7:00 p.m. Contemplative Service Cherryl Brown
SUNDAY August 11th 10:00 a.m. Lay Preachers' Sunday Linda Cowan
SUNDAY August 18th 10:00 a.m. Youth Sunday Geoff Trotter leader
SUNDAY August 25th 10:00 a.m. Rev Andrew Donaldson
SUNDAY September 1st 10:00 a.m. Rev Andrew Donaldson Holy Communion
SUNDAY September 8th 10:00 a.m. Rev andrew Donaldson Spring Flower Service
Please Note: Church building renovations are underway. Entry to the church and hall is from Somerfield Street. See picture above. The car park is still be available.
PRESBYTER'S RAMBLINGS JULY
Recently I witnessed my first expression of Road Rage, or to be exact, Footpath Rage! A jogger furiously – if ineffectually – kicking his sandshoes against the door of a sports car. The driver on her cell phone had not noticed the man she had almost run over. Technology is a wonderful aid to living. It keeps us in instant contact, but can cut us off at the same time, rendering us ignorant of our surroundings and other folk.
A problem I see for our society is that we are increasingly being cut off from each other so will a pandemic bring out the same community of caring as occurred in 1918?
God's calling to we humans is to be in community… the call is that our church communities mirror God's plan for all humanity.
It behoves us, then, to mirror His love, power and presence in our relationship, both within our Church "family" and outwardly to all we meet.