Sermons - August 2018 Print E-mail

Our Priest in Charge, the Rev'd Alister Hendery, is making available his sermons via this website.  Here is your opportunity to download a sermon as a Pdf file and read it at your leisure.  Below are the August sermons.

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12 August 2018

The Stewardship of Talents
Sirach 10:28-31; Psalm 24; 1 Corinthians 12:4-12; Matthew 25:14-30

Stewardship is a way of life. It’s about how we live our lives as members of God’s family. Stewardship is an attitude in which we acknowledge that all that we have and all that we are is a gift from God, who generously entrusts us with so much.

Last week we thought about the stewardship of time. Today we focus on talents. The word talent comes from the parable told in the Gospel reading. It’s a story about people like us, who were called in by their boss and entrusted with something. In the parable it’s a sum of money, but because of this story we use the word to include the skills, experience, abilities and gifts that people have...

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5 August 2018

The Stewardship of Time
Deuteronomy 5:12-14; Psalm 90:1-4,12; James 4:13-15; Mark 1:32-39

God has shown great trust in us by putting into our care many things: the world in which we live, our talents, time, material resources, and life itself. And God asks us to manage this immense wealth. What I’m talking about is stewardship. It’s the belief that everything we are and have belongs to God, and we need to figure out what that means in practical terms. Stewardship is a way of life that acknowledges that all that we have and all that we are is a gift from our loving and generous God. This month we’ll think about three particular gifts: time, talents, and treasures. First up is time.

7 days in each week, 24 hours in each day, 60 minutes in each hour, and 60 seconds in every minute. There are many inequalities in life, but one thing we have in common is the same amount of time each day. God has allotted 24 hours to each one of us. Yet we often talk as though we’ve been short-changed: “There isn’t enough time to do everything I need to do. I’m so pushed.” Familiar? Time has become, not a gift from God, but just another commodity in short supply. So we end up in a rush, hassled, and tired. But the issue isn’t about not having enough hours in a day. It’s our view of time, and how we use the time we have...

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Men's Fellowship Lunch Print E-mail

Our next Men's Fellowship Lunch will be held on Wednesday 22 August in the Guild Room.  Starts at 11.45am for 12 noon meal.

If you are interested in either attending the lunch or helping serve the meals, please contact Paddy & Richard Bayley 876 7616.

 
Messy Church 8 Sept 2018 Print E-mail

Our Messy Church sessions are held on the second Saturday of the month, 4-6pm.  Our next Messy Church is Saturday 8 September 2018.

WHAT?     Fun with crafts, games, Bible stories,  a celebration time and a meal together.
WHO?      Everyone is welcome.  Children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.  
WHERE?  In the church hall

Enquiries to Parish Office.

 
Blossom Week Lunchtime Concerts 2018 Print E-mail

It's Blossom Festival Concert time again!  Join us for these wonderful lunchtime concerts, showcasing choirs and musicians from seven local secondary schools, the Hastings Music Society and The Choralaires.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.  Entry is free (except as noted) but a gold coin donation will be appreciated.

2018 Programme: 12.15 - 1pm

Thursday 6 Sept - Iona College

Friday 7 Sept - Woodford House School

Sunday 9 Sept - Hastings Music Society Concert - 2pm (Entry $3 for non members)

Monday 10 Sept - Lindisfarne / Hastings Girls High School

Tuesday 11 Sept - Karamu High School

Wednesday 12 Sept - Te Aute College

Thursday 13 Sept - The Choralaires

Friday 14 Sept - Hastings Boys High School

(Also on Friday 14 Sept at 7.30pm is the Tribute to Sinatra concert with John Redman and local guest artists.)

 
Tribute Concert to Sinatra Print E-mail

"I've got you under my skin" - a tribute concert to Sinatra will be held at St Matthew's, featuring John Redman and his trio. 

Also local guests artists Malcolm Haynes, Wendy Caldwell, Anthony Mullany, David & Margaret Kitt.

Friday 14 September, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. 

$10 per ticket - door sales or tickets available at St Matthew's Parish Office.

 
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Sermons - August 2018
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Men's Fellowship Lunch
Date Posted: Sunday, 12 August 2018 10:12
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Messy Church 8 Sept 2018
Date Posted: Sunday, 12 August 2018 10:09
Our Messy Church sessions are held on the second Saturday of the month, 4-6pm.  Our next Messy More...
Blossom Week Lunchtime Concerts 2018
Date Posted: Sunday, 12 August 2018 09:56
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