The Inside Column 03/11

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Good morning and welcome to St Barnabas Stoke – if you are visiting today we hope you encounter God’s goodness and love for you as you join us in worshipping Him, please feel free to stick around afterwards for a coffee and a chat.

Dates for the Diary…

Jingle Bells
On Sunday the 8 Dec we have been invited to be involved in a Christmas in the park (Carols on the Lawn) event called Jingle Bells. From 4pm till 8pm there will be live music from different community groups, food stalls, bouncy castle, and the evening will finish with carols from the Nelson City Brass Band and a choir. We will be looking for some volunteers to help with the water stations and to help set up, clean up. This is a great opportunity for us to serve the wider community of Stoke. If you can help on the day there will be a sign up sheet in the foyer, and if you could put your email down so we can send out more information.

Convergence 14 – 16 February 2020
Stop! Look! Listen! See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland- Isaiah 43:19 (NIV). With a new season in front of us we have invited Bishop Steve Maina to come and share his hopes and dreams for the Nelson Diocese. Corporate worship and prayer ministry in all the sessions. Prior to becoming Nelson’s 11th Bishop on 31 August 2019, Bishop Steve held the position of National Director of the New Zealand Church Missionary Society for ten years. Steve is a passionate follower of Jesus, holds to the Authority of Scripture and the power of the Gospel to transform lives. For 21 years Steve has been married to Watiri. They have two daughters Rinna (18) and Tanielle (15). Steve & Watiri enjoy serving together in pastoral ministry. Psalm 32:8 has been formative for him in discerning God’s call – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;” For all registration and accommodation enquiries email: or phone 03 547 5631

This week…

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
-1 Peter 2:9-10  

Yours in Christ


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