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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 23 September 2021

We report on the first day of Synod proceedings, and look at what the adjustment in Alert Level 2 means for us.. as well as hear about some up and coming opportunities to pray. 

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter. If you have any articles for inclusion in the next edition, please forward these to by 9 am Monday 27 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 are now 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


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Praying, Listening, Speaking, Deciding, Connecting: Synod 2021

by Andrew Metcalfe

The first part of Synod took place on-line on Saturday 18 September. We have some highlights of what took place plus links to inspirational Synod video presentations.

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Climate Karakia

Karakia for our climate: Vigils for COP26

by Jordan Redding

Karakia For Our Climate is an ecumenical group of young Christians organising nationwide prayer events in support of strong climate action, including an in-person event at Knox Church, Dunedin, on 12 November. We now have some words you can put in your pew sheets.

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Video: Advent 3

Gospel Conversations

by Michael Godfrey

The Latest Gospel Conversations for the Third Sunday in Advent Te Rātapu Tuatoru o te Haerenga Mai: Luke 3:7-18

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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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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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Spring blossom 

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

by Michael Godfrey and Anne Van Gend


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Postponed: Boundaries Workshop Series for 2021

by Ven Dr Michael Godfrey

Given the Alert Levels and Delta situation the Workshops scheduled over the next few weeks are being rescheduled. New dates will be advised - watch this space!

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Education for Ministry

by Education for Ministry

Open Invitation to EFM Mentor Training

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Anglican Missions 100 years

Anglican Missions Board

by AMB

Please read on for the most recent update from Michael Hartfield...

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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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Vaccination for 12 years old and up

Southern COVID-19 Vaccination Information

by Andrew Metcalfe

Now all people over 12 can book for a vaccination. Below is some information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccination in Otago and Southland.

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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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Family Care Caregivers

Become a Caregiver

by Sarah Thornton

Could you open your heart and home for one more? Anglican Family Care is looking for people to provide short-term and respite care for children and young people.

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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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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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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: 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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