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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 16 September 2021

This weekend our Synod meets "virtually" for the first day of proceedings, and there is a chance to be challenged and inspired by some new resources. 

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter. If you have any articles for inclusion in the next edition, please forward these to bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz by 9 am Monday 20 September. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Remember that we are at Alert Level 2: We are continuing with non-contact forms of worship while some places re-open for worship, check out our website for options. Make sure you follow Government Advice to keep yourselves and others safe... and bring your face covering to Church!

Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page and for Sunday worship here.

Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: ISSN 2744-6514

Contents

Video: O God of boundless hope // Jubilate

A New Hymn for the Season of Creation

by Claire Brown

Rev'd Claire Brown has passed on a new Hymn that encourages us to reflect on the impact of climate change from a faith perspective and calls us to action.

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Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Practices: Deepening our relationship with God

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Diocese of Wellington have a great new resource on their website about Spiritual Practices. Growing in spiritual maturity is one of our tasks as Christians seeking to develop in our relationship with God. Whether you are a new Christian or have been one for a while, there is something for you here.

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Season of Creation

Season of Creation

by Diocese of Auckland

Each year the Diocese of Auckland has an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation.

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Unite against COVID-19

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: Level 2 Alert Information and Links to advice

by Diocesan Office

We moved to Alert Level 2 at 11.59 pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021. This has meant some adjustments for faith communities, with a requirement for contract tracing, up to 100 people only indoors and encouragement to wear face coverings. The Diocesan office is open Monday to Friday 9 to 3 pm, please let us know if you want to visit (03 488 0820) and bring your face covering with you.

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Video: Second Sunday in Advent

Gospel Conversations

by Michael Godfrey

The Latest Gospel Conversations for the Second Sunday in Advent Te Rātapu Tuarua o te Haerenga Mai: Luke 3:1-6

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Anyone can Zoom...

Synod 2021, 18 September: The Easy Way to Join and Take Part

by Diocesan Office

There has been a further tweaking of the Order of Proceedings for Saturday 18 September and we have updated the Virtual Synod User Guide. A reminder for anyone considering being a representative for General Synod Te Hinota Whanui: nominations close at midday Thursday 16 September - nomination forms included in this article. To date we need at least one more Lay representative, and we will run an election for the Clergy representative.

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Spring blossom 

REMINDER: Diocesan Ministry School: Saturday 20 November 2021, 10am - 4pm.

by Michael Godfrey and Anne Van Gend

REGISTRATIONS DUE BY 10 NOVEMBER

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In The Media

I te Pāpaho - In the Media

by Andrew Metcalfe

Keeping up to date with recent news about our parishes, organisations and the wider church.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated: Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Vaccination and the Christian Response

by Andrew Metcalfe

Not sure where to go for the right information about vaccines? We have the latest update in the following article.

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Video: 'Give one. Get one' End of September 2021 Milestone

Get one. Give one. Campaign

by Anglican Missions

The Get one. Give one. Campaign is an opportunity for Anglicans in Aotearoa New Zealand to pay it forward to others as we receive our vaccines for free (and now all over 12 years can book in!). Over $126k has been given so far to the Get One. Give One. campaign ...can you help increase this even more?

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Christian World Service appeals for Haiti and Afghanistan

by CWS

CWS have recently launched two appeals for the emergencies in Haiti and Afghanistan.

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Minister of Women to speak at Leadership Hui: Anglican Women In Leadership Three Tikanga Hui 13-16 October 2021

by Anglican Women's Studies Centre

All Anglican women, lay and ordained are invited to the upcoming Hui , 13-16 October 2021 at St Peter’s School, Cambridge. In spite of COVID-19, planning is well underway for a stimulating and creative range of events, all on the theme of Te Orokohanga o te Ao, The Earth as our Mother, Na Tina ni Vanua.

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Knowing The Song

by Andrew Metcalfe

A very useful hymn resource for your worship leaders/ organists/ musicians is hot off the press this September, giving background to the A/NZ hymns and writers in the NZ Hymn Book Trust publications.

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Video: Rubbish Challenge Step 1

10 Steps to Less Waste in 10 Months

by Silvia Purdie

One of our Five Marks of Mission is to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and re-new the life of the earth. Here is Step 10 of the challenge for the month of November

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