Advent & Christmas in & around St Matthew's Print E-mail

December

Fri       8   1.40pm    School & Parish Service
Sat     9    4-6pm      Messy Church at St Matthew's - in hall
Tue   12    9.30am     St Matthew's Drop In Craft - final session for 2017
Wed  13  11.30am     St Matthew's Op Shop closes, re-opens 10am Wed 17/01/1818
                 5.30pm     Carol singing at HB Hospital Chapel
Fri     15   7.00pm    Carols at Maraekakaho
Sat    16    9.15am     Being Church workshop
Sun   17   7.00pm    Nine Lessons & Carols at St Matthew's
Wed  20   7.00pm    Carols at Kereru
              
12.00pm     Parish office closes for 2017, re-opens 9am Mon 15/01/18
Thur  21 10.15am    Final Holy Communion for 2017 - Resumes 8/02/18
Fri     22  10.00am     Remembrance Service at HB Hospital Chapel

Sun   24    6.30pm   Christingle Service
                11.00pm   Carol Singing
                11.30pm   Christ Mass
Mon  25     9.30am   Christ Mass

Sun 31      9.30am    Baptism & Combined Service at St Matthew's
(joined by St Andrew's)

January

Sun   8    10.00am   Combined service at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
                                  (No 8am service at St Matthew's)

Sunday Services in January - 9.30am (8am & 10am services resume 11/02/18)

February

Sun  4     9.30am     Service to Licence Priest-in-Charge, Rev'd Alister Hendery

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Being Church Print E-mail

A workshop open to all, 'Being Church' will be held on Saturday 16 December, 9.45am to 1.15pm, in the Guild Room at St Matthew's.

This will offer a chance to reflect on what the Church is.  Also what 'being church' might mean, for us in Waiapu in the 21st century and for us in our parishes.

The Guild Room is part of the parish hall.

 
Messy Church Print E-mail

Messy-Church-logo-sm-108Our next Messy Church will be on Saturday 10 March, 4-6pm.  It is a two hourly get together with crafts & activities, a service and a meal.  Each session is based on a theme.

Messy Church is for all age groups! Children need to be accompanied by parents or caregivers.

Well done to all involved in our very first Messy Church, it was a lovely occasion!

 
Priest-in-Charge Announced Print E-mail

A letter from Bishop Andrew Hedge to the parish of St Matthew's Hastings announces that, "the Rev’d Alister Hendery has accepted my invitation to be the Priest-in-Charge of the parish of St Matthew’s Hastings.  Alister will take up this ministry position at the beginning of February in 2018."

The Regional Dean in Hawke’s Bay, the Rev’d David van Oeveren has taken up a locum position in the parish during the months of October 2017 to January 2018 to oversee the parish in the interim period until then.  This locum role will fit alongside David’s responsibilities as Regional Dean.

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Blossom Festival Concerts 2017 Print E-mail

HGHSIt's Blossom Festival Concert time again!  Join us for these wonderful lunchtime concerts showcasing our talented school choirs.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.  Entry is free but a gold coin donation will be appreciated.

2017 School lunchtime concerts, 12.15 - 1pm

Friday 8 Sept - Iona College

Sunday 10 Sept - Hastings Music Society Concert - 2pm (Entry $3 for non members)

Monday 11 Sept - Woodford House School

Tuesday 12 Sept - Lindisfarne / Hastings Girls High School

Wednesday 13 Sept - Te Aute College

Thursday 14 Sept - Karamu High School

Friday 15 Sept - Hastings Boys High School


 
A change to parish stipendary ministry announced Print E-mail

A Letter from Bishop Andrew, read to the parishioners of St Matthew's Hastings at the services on 30 July 2017.

To the Parishioners of St Matthew’s Hastings,

Greetings and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

I send you my greetings  today and  regret that due to travel commitments to the Bay of Plenty I am not able to be with you in person this morning. I have arranged for the Rev’d lan Render to present this letter to you in his role as Priest Assistant to the Regional Dean in Hawke’s Bay and because Ian has been closely involved with the review process across the parishes of Hastings, Mahora and Riverslea.  

Read the full letter...


Sadly our financial circumstances mean a big change at St Matthew's and we have to farewell our full time Vicar, the Rev'd Helen Wilderspin on Sunday 1 October 2017.  

We pray for Helen at this difficult time, giving grateful thanks for her ministry with us, the strength and wisdom she has shown, especially over the last few months.   

We pray for God's gracious guidance for us all as we endeavour to understand the implications of the new model of ministry, for the decisions we make and the actions we take for the future of the parish and everyone involved in its life.  We pray for growth in faith, wisdom, commitment, inspiration, and love for each other as we seek to glorify God in all we do and are.

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