Newsletter 7th June 2020
Kia ora koutou - hello everyone
Sunday Gatherings Sunday Morning: 7 June We are running two services on Sunday 9:30am which is full now, and then the 11am service which there is still space if you have not registered. Please click HERE to register. The first service is being live streamed and recorded so that you can watch on our Northpoint Whanau Facebook Page from home, or wait for our Sunday service email which will be sent out sometime after the first service has concluded.
Sunday Morning Church
Keep an eye on your inbox this Sunday morning for our two resources for you to grow faith at home this weekend:
Church at Home: scripture, message, reflections, and prayers.
Families at Northpoint: for families of Pods, Sprouts, Forest and Fort
More details below...
For our Pods, Sprouts, Forest and Fort families Check your Sunday emails for your 'Families at Northpoint' email.
We are going to have a time to share God in Our Lockdown reflections on Sunday morning. We would love to hear your stories.
Tuesday Talks Meeting Join Zoom Meeting Click HERE for the link Meeting ID: 878 0826 3418 Password: 809961
Join Zoom Meeting Click HERE for the link Meeting ID: 936 2908 6180 Password: 588861
Spurred on by the numerous “virtual choir” videos that have collected millions of views on YouTube (from many nations and places around the world like the UK, Malaysia, Canada, South Africa and many more) it’s time for The Church of Aotearoa/New Zealand to add our voice to the global choir singing God’s blessing during over all people. Will you join the choir? Know some other vocalists who should? The Blessing | Aotearoa/New Zealand project is NOW accepting vocal/video submissions with a Wednesday, June 10th DEADLINE. The central "hub" to get info about the initiative is through this Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1286239198248790/ You don't need to have a Facebook account to access the info and links contained in the EVENT listing. Everything any vocalist will need can be accessed from there. The Blessing | Aotearoa/New Zealand song video initiative is: - nation-wide - professionally produced - with respectful integration of the te Reo Māori language - representing the rich diversity of Kiwi culture - with a production team dedicated to a high quality end result. We have high hopes for this project, with great creative input and labor coming from Big Big Productions, More Than Music Mentor, 7th Sense Studios, Pray as One NZ and NZ Christian Network. Now we’re counting on people like you to help generate great vocal/video submissions that will be compiled into, what we believe, will be an important statement of unity-through-diversity from The Church of Aotearoa during the global troubles brought on by Covid-19. It’ be great to have Church Unlimited well represented!
Northpoint Office is now OPEN 9am-3pm Tuesday to Friday Please call on 755 2374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lord, we pray for our world. We pray for the horrific event in Minneapolis. Help us to be devoted to one another in love, honouring one another above ourselves (Rom 12:10). We pray for the millions of children around the world who are exposed to preventable disease because of disruptions to vaccination programmes caused by coronavirus. Help us to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute (Proverbs 31:8). We pray for Yemen, where scores of coronavirus cases have been recorded across the country in the grip of a civil war. Thank you for being close to the brokenhearted and saving those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). We pray for the state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle. Thank you that you care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly (Psalm 65:9). We pray for the leaders of our world. May they not only look out for their own interests, but take an interest in others, too (Phil 2:4). Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. Amen.