All Welcome at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Blenheim

Haere Mai, Haere Mai, Haere Mai.
 Talofa Lava

On Sunday Rev. Sharaine Steenberg will be looking at Paul's story in Acts 9:1-22. What happens, when life happens?

Sunday 15th october 2017  with Sharaine

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 at 10 am: All are invited,     [ sandals and walking sticks are ok]

Sunday Worship, with creche available,
& kidz @ andrews 
followed by a cuppa.   

and the 
Congregational Christian Church of Samoa
E.F.K.S. Blenheim Sunday School every Sunday 12 noon,
and Service every Sunday at 1 pm 

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You, your friends and family are invited to
Cruisey Church, 21st October at 5 pm 

Last month we explored the story of Joseph and his famous coloured coat.

last month we  went international
and enjoyied many cultures from around the world

Cruisey Church offers young and old:
family games and craft, a Christian viewpoint and a shared meal
as an informal family orientated  
alternative to the more traditional services on Sundays.



Justice in Action: We Say Yes!

Newsletter 7th September 2017

reminds us on the upcoming 

Alpine Presbytery Gathering  on the weekend Friday 6th October 
this time in Timaru.
Presbytery is hoping 
parishes can send a team as well as their official reps.
[registration should open next week]


in previous letters

World Communion of Reformed Churches
Landmark ecumenical decision: History was made on 5 July when the World Communion of Reformed Churches signed a document in Wittenberg, where Martin Luther once lived and worked, that will help overcome past divisions and enable it to work for unity and joint witness. The signing associated the WCRC with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification which had been developed by the World Lutheran Federation and the Roman Catholic Church in 1999. The World Methodist Council affirmed the Declaration in 2006. The Joint Declaration states that mutual condemnations pronounced by Lutherans and Catholics in the sixteenth century do not apply to their current teaching on Justification. In 1999 Catholics and Lutherans agreed that a consensus now exists between their two traditions in regard to the theological controversy which was a major cause of the split in the western church. The issues are no longer to be regarded as church dividing.





some thoughts from the

Church Property Trustees Newsletter - July 2017 with

 Is the local church a community asset, 

such that the community has a legitimate stake in deciding its future?

 This is a question that has been at the heart of the long-running debate 

over the future of the earthquake-stricken Christchurch Cathedral. 



 Rest Home Services

You are invited to any of these services.
It’s good to have people to help with hymn books, share the singing and so on. 

And the residents really enjoy having others come. Takes about 30 minutes. 





Wednesday 11th


Maxwell Care

11 am

Friday, 27th






Maxwell Care


Wednesday, 8th



10:30 am


 Regular events

Traditional Church Services Sundays at 10am

 Wednesdays Young Mothers Group mornings

Thursdays Craft and Chat Group, 10.00 am

and first Thursday, in month Joy Ministries 5pm
and 3rd  Thursday, in month Afternoon Tea Service - 2.30pm

and 3rd Saturday, in month  Cruisey Church


at 5 pm to Cruisey Church  
You, your friends and family are invited to Cruisey Church, on 3rd Saturday, in month

Cruisey Church offers young and old:
family games and craft, a Christian viewpoint and a shared meal as an informal family orientated   alternative to the more traditional services on Sundays.

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 Coffee And Chat Group
 Recommences for 2017 this Thursday 9 February. Come along for a coffee and chat, bring your sewing, knitting, colouring in, or your latest craft project. All welcome.



 This is an active group of men and women who sing once a month to the congregation. 

 There are no auditions required for this group as it is about enjoyment
and a love of church music.  
We use a blend of modern and traditional music, sung in unison.
we practice once a month now on the 2nd Saturday 
and then sing to the congregation  (on the second Sunday )
For more information please phone Katherine Bailey 578 9883



for: venue hire



have a

look at our facilities, which include a commercial kitchen as well as several rooms and hall.
The acoustics in the Church are particularly valued by musicians and speakers.



Third Saturday of the Month - 5:00 pm Cruisey Church

at 5 pm to Cruisey ChurchMar2015s27.JPG


or perhaps Joining us 

 for our monthly Thursday Afternoon Tea Service
is more your style




While St Andrew's is transitioning between Ministers will be suplied by:
Our two lay preachers John Buchanan and Marion Rowe,
as well as by Interim Moderator Rev. Derek Harding and visiting ministers.



viewed from Seymour Square 

St Andrew's Church,

 at the corner of Alfred & Henry Streets


 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Blenheim

Church Office: 5 Henry Street, Blenheim:
Open 9am to noon, weekdays
Phone (03) 578-7119
our Parish Clerk: Raewyn Buchanan
Our web site:

Our e-mail address:

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 Our Interim Moderator: Rev. Derek Harding

For Congregational Christian Church of Samoa E.F.K.S

Rev. Menu  Puni, [ EFKS ]
Ph. (03)  578-7275
Mobile 021 081 05207