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At the moment we will not be releasing any new sermons as podcasts, however, we will be live streaming our gatherings on the link below. This will then be available here. If you would like to be added to our email contacts please click here. Our Facebook page will have all updates.

Newsletter

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Thought for the week

 We want to be a church that gathers safely, cares deeply and is a witness to the Kingdom of God. We want to do our part in helping to 'flatten the curve' and help ensure that our health system doesn't get too overloaded. But we are also committed to growing in our faith and supporting one another. As such, I want to communicate with you our current response to Covid-19.  

Key things
Sunday morning worship:  At this point, following expert advice, we will continue with our regular Sunday gathering. We will also endeavour to have a livestream of the service as well for those who are in self-isolation or feel that they need to stay at home. This will be done through our Facebook page. You also need to be aware that this situation could change, and we may need to cancel our Sunday service. If this does change, I will let you know as soon as possible.

Microchurches and other groups that meet:  At this stage, we are encouraging Microchurches and other groups that use the church to continue to get together. Remember to use good hygiene practices and social distancing (no handshaking, hugging, etc. and try to keep a distance of 1.5 metres if possible). For our children's programmes, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Education.

Self-isolation:  If you are in self-isolation, then can I please ask that you contact Teresa (teresa@waitara.org.nz). We want to have a register for people in self-isolation so that we can pray for you and offer any support, buy groceries, offer meals, etc. if needed.
 

 Pastoral care:  We want everyone to feel supported through this time. We especially want to care for the elderly and those that are most vulnerable. At this stage, we are encouraging people to make pastoral visits, but remember to practice good hygiene and keep a distance of 1.5 metres if possible. We don't want people to feel isolated, but we also want to keep folks safe. If you have children that are anxious or worried, then please contact me and I can offer some resources to help you have conversations with your children.

 

· Prayer:  If you are feeling anxious or would like someone to talk to or to pray with you then please come and see me, email me or ring me on (06) 754 4356. I'd love to listen and to pray with you. Or, feel free to go and talk and pray with someone else that you know and trust.

 

Please be assured that you are in my prayers. And, yes, this is an uncertain time. But you are not alone. You have a wonderful church community who is taking this journey alongside you and a God who loves you deeply. Psalm 91 says, 'Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.'

 

We will get through this time together in the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us be kind and compassionate. Let us be the people of God, wonderful witnesses of the grace of God to our community. Let us live in joy, peace and hope knowing that our God is with us.

 

Amen and God bless you,

Seb

Knox
Church 
Waitara

Office Hours - Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Phone - (06) 754 4356
Facebook - Knox Church Waitara
Address - 17 Grey St, Waitara
Postal -  P.O. Box 216, Waitara, 4346
Email - teresa@waitara.org.nz

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