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 Vicar     John Boniface   Ph 939-4189
 Priest Assistant  Christina Woodbridge  Ph 526-9291
 Priest  Associate  Rosemary Wright   Ph 526-7006
 Vicar's Warden   Dave Pullar  Ph 970-5255
 People's Warden   Lyn Bellamy   Ph 526-3053



     35-37 Cruickshank Road
     Upper Hutt 5018

     Parish Office: 04 939-1659

In the Parish  
Saturday, 26 November  
 7.30am Prayers in the church
 2.30pm Venue for the 2016 Ordinations is The Hope Centre, Lower Hutt. Please pray for those to be ordained: As Deacons -- Kim Duxfield, Andy Hickman, Casey Lee, Jimmy Luey, Joe McGarry, Jeff Odhiambo, Scottie Reeve, Fiona Thomson, Caro Willis, Greg Warboys, Carmen Yeoh. As Priest -- Reverends Michael Brantley, Jethro Day, Nigel Dixon, Tim Duxfield, Amy Huben, Billy Rowe, Caleb Rowe and Tony Kippax (Christchurch).
 4pm Prison Fellowship New Zealand Christmas Dinner - The Upper Hutt Cluster shall again be treating the relatives of those in prison to a Christmas Dinner. All catering needs to be at St Hilda's by 4pm for delivery to St John's, Trentham.
Sunday, 27 November Advent Sunday
Old Testament
Isaiah 2: 1-5
Romans 13: 11-14
Matthew 24: 36-44
8am Book of Common Prayer service
8.45am Short meeting to discuss worship services in 2017 
9am New Zealand Prayer Book service pg 404
10.15am Short meeting to discuss worship sevices in 2017
10.30am Contemporary service
Monday, 28 November  
10am  Morning House Group. Ph Jean Parnell 526-6771
1.30pm Afternoon House Group - final meeting for the year. Ph Grace Martin 528-6633
Thursday, 1 December   
9.30am Play Group in the church hall
10am Book of Common Prayer service
End of an Era -- As you now, John and Suzanne are to leave us at the end of January 2017 after 11 years as our leaders. If you would like to contribute to a gift for them, please put your donation in an envelope marked farewell gift and place it in the offeratory plate over the next few weeks. Sunday, 29 January will be their last Sunday with us.  We will have just one service at 10am followed by a BBQ lunch. Mark the date in your calendar and we'd love to see you there.
Annual Church Working Bee -- Saturday, 10 December. Two sessions 9-10.30am and 10.30am-midday. Morning tea at 10.15am.  There will be tasks, big and small suitable for everyone.  Come enjoy the fellowship while spreading the workload.
Upper Hutt Foodbank -- The following items would be appreciated when you are next doing the shopping:  tinned fruit, biscuits, jam, peanut butter, salt, toilet rolls, cooking oil and tinned corn. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Mission to Seafarers -- It may be spring but knitted beanies (scarves too) are in real demand.  Please keep those knitting needles/crochet hooks moving and think of those seafarers who spend long periods at sea and far from home. Yarn is available in the church foyer for this ministry.