Parting words & Benediction

These words lead us into the coming week

Go into this week,
held together by the love of God,
clothed in the nature of Jesus the Christ
reinforced by the strength of the Holy Spirit

“And now, may the Lord torment you.
May the Lord keep before you the faces of the hungry, the lonely, the rejected and the despised.
May the Lord afflict you with pain of the hurt, the wounded, the oppressed, the abused, the victims of violence.
May God grace you with the agony, a burning thirst for justice and righteousness.
May the Lord give you the courage and strength and compassion to make ours a better world, to make your community a better community, to make your church and better church.
And may you do your best to make it so, and after you have done your best, may the Lord grant you peace.”

Acknowledgement: Bishop Woodie White, UMC General Conference (1996)


Chorale prelude on "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (see second hymn!) - Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Recorded for our "virtual service" using a "virtual pipe organ" - St. Bartholomäus church in Friesach, Austria

Invitation to a Virtual Cuppa

Sunday 7 June 2020  11am - 12pm, NZ Standard Time.

As has been our lockdown tradition, you are invited to join members of the parish for a "Virtual Morning" tea via Zoom video conference. Join whenever suits you and stay for as long or as short as you like. We will finish promptly at noon as the meeting hosts need to leave.
You can either click on the link below, or download the Zoom client to your computer or mobile phone (you have to use the app on your phone) and enter the meeting ID and password. You do not need to create a Zoom account. 
Or Meeting ID: 187 731 533 
Or join using just a phone - dial (09) 884 6780; Wait for answer / prompt for "enter meeting ID", enter 187 731 533 # ; if asked for participant ID just press #
There is no password to join the meeting, but you may be briefly placed in a 'waiting room" - please just wait a moment to be admitted.

If you need assistance there is a good tutorial on joining a meeting on the Zoom website:

Bring your own tea/coffee/juice/biscuits!

Another lockdown tradition comes to a despairing end?

If you have not yet done so, please fill out the Survey on this website. This will help with planning - including deciding if and how these Virtual Web Services should continue after we resume worship in our own building(s).