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People, not programs

He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata he tangata he tangata
 


 
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November 11, 2022



 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Every day we face choices. This Sunday we explore Psalm 73, in which the Psalmist faces one of our biggest life choices. How should I live and what should I run after. Let's talk about that...
 


THIS SUNDAY IN PERSON OR
STREAMING LIVE ONLINE!

Come and join the community, one way or another.
 
Key Scriptures: Psalm 73
 
Songs:
What a beautiful name
Beautiful things
He Honore


 
We have a Spotify playlist of the songs that are kicking around on a Sunday morning. A great way to familiarise yourself with our music:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3nE64QSFnnQPN5XHRce9Nl?si=22dc6deaac4b4068
 
 
See you online or, in person
Arohanui The St St Team

 

Tauwhiro Taiohi - Youth Workers in Secondary Schools (YWiSS) 

We will be taking gifts this year again for YWISS - presents for teenagers aged 13-17years. Last date to drop them off at the church is Sunday 4 Dec.

How to Give Better Gifts, According to Science | Everyday Health
 


 
Please Note there will be no Service Christmas Day (next... Service will be Jan 1 2023)



OUR HOSPOP SPACE IS LOOKING GORGEOUS
Watch this space as we offer hospitality to our community!







Rebuild News in Brief

MORE STRUCTURAL ROT DISCOVERED

Our church building seems to be 'the gift that keeps on giving.' More rot has been found in the load-bearing studs either side of the big stain glass window facing Jervois Road. That whole wall has been structurally unsound for a while and we're blessed that it has held as long as it has. These are important studs and so it is crucial that they are repaired. This could easily add another $50k+ to the project.

This project has become an exercise in increasingly moving goalposts. However, our project managers/ workers believe that this is the last of the potential big 'surprises.'

However, due to these increasing costs, by our estimates, we have just over a million more dollars to fundraise. We are working on some plans to meet these costs but in the meantime every penny counts.

 
Please add fundraising for St Stephens into your prayers!!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition  with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6  Stock Photo - Alamy
Start getting excited because St Stephen's 2.0 will be a thing of beauty and fit for purpose!

 
 

 
 


We love you guys and want to make sure everyone is getting the care, prayer and support they need. If you need us to prayer, be there or help in some way then please get in touch with us.

Some General Things to Pray For:

The church rebuild and all the connected finances and fundraising needed for that.

The spiritual vitality and numerical growth of St Stephens, especially so in these trying times.

The mission of St Stephens and our connection to our surrounding community.

Don't hesitate to email your prayer needs to minister@ststephensponsby.org.nz OR sessionclerk@ststephensponsonby.org.nz or phone Grant (0273601728) or Denise (0272866374)

Arohanui [much love]
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AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS
 

We highly recommend that you set up an AP for your offerings as it means we can 'bank' (pun intended) on knowing what is coming in. 

If you haven't received your tax refund letter please email Annabella: admin@ststephensponsonby.org.nz


Our Details
For general Giving:
Acc. Name: St Stephens Presbyterian Church
Acc. No: 38-9016-0798775-00

For our rebuild:
Acc: Restoration Fund 

Acc: 38-9016-0798775-01

Please put your number for the reference if you are part of our regular giving system.

 

IMPORTANT CONTACTS
 

Email: ststephensponsonby@gmail.com  
Minister: Rev .Grant Ridout, minister@ststephensponsonby.org.nz, 027 3601728
Session Clerk: Denise Hunter,  sessionclerk@ststephensponsonby.org.nz, 8141918

Finance / Admin : Annabella D'Lima , admin@ststephensponsonby.org.nz.     
 

IF YOU NEED PASTORAL SUPPORT IN THIS TIME DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US             

                                            
 Arohanui the St St Team...
 







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