Weekly News – 18 March 2018


Upcoming Services
Mar 25th: Nathan preaches; the Ensemble plays, Palm Sunday
Apr 1st: Easter Sunday; the Band will be playing
Apr 8th: Nathan is leading; the Ensemble plays; communion.
IBPC and Community News and Events

There will be offering plates out as you leave the service today,
collecting for the work of Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa,
New Zealand (formerly the APW). The PWANZ does
development work at home and abroad, and even has a seat on
the UN Economic and Social Council. This year’s appeal is for
Kiwi kids whose parents are in jail, and children affected by AIDS
in Uganda. Please consider making a donation.
Berhampore Fruit and Vege Coop is more than 1 year old! We
want to celebrate with a picnic with friends (all our friends
welcome). Bring something to share (or if the cupboards are
running low just come anyway, there’ll be plenty). Easter Egg
Hunt for kids. Venue: Berhampore Community Orchard. Time:
Sunday 25th March, 4 – 6pm.
• Please pray for the dads with their kids from ICONZ and Girls’
Brigade, as they return from an overnight tramp in the
Orongorongo Valley today.
• Go and visit NZ’s only Museum of Bible times. Bibleworld
Museum & Discovery Centre has recently moved to new larger
premises and has even more to show what life was like in Bible
times: heaps of scale models, lots of interactive activities, and
some genuine artefacts from Bible times. Free entry for everyone.
1141 Eruera Street, Rotorua. www.bibleworld.org.nz. A great
outing for adults and children.
• David and Angela are shifting to anew apartment in Berhampore on Saturday 24th March. Could
you help with moving? Let’s do this as a church family!
• We are collecting for the Foodbank today and next! All food
collected goes to the DCM foodbank in Wellington.
Easter is coming
which brings with it some different than usual services.
Good Friday – we are combining with St Frances Catholic Church
Every second year we combine with our brothers and sisters at St
Frances de Sales Catholic Church for a Good Friday service. They
have two services this day:
9am: A stations of the Cross service designed by the Sisters of
Compassion and revolving around 14 stations on Jesus’ journey to Calvary
3pm: Commemoration of the Passion of the Lord, a longer
service venerating Jesus and his crucifixion.
Resurrection Sunday
This year IBPC will hold two services with breakfast between:
8am early service. We will meet around a brazier at the northern
end of Princess Bay for a 30min service of meditation and
reflection. The service will begin and end with 5mins of readings
and liturgy, with 20mins to walk, pray, read, sculpt. The
Nordmeyer Garden will be our wet-weather option. Any change
in location will be advertised on our Facebook page.
9am breakfast. Come to the lounge with food to share for a
Resurrection day faith-family breakfast feast! (If it needs cooking,
come 8:45…)
10am kids-friendly service. This will be a shorter service of
Easter hymns and readings, with a craft activity for the kids.

Would you like to become a member of IBPC, or are you new
here and would you like to know more about who we are and the
various ministries we put on? Next term Nathan will be offering a
two-session orientation course over lunch after church. See him if
you would like to join in.
• Also, do you feel called to explore the step of making a public
faith commitment – such as through baptism or confirmation?
IBPC would like to offer a limited duration discussion group,
covering the pillars of the Christian faith. See Nathan or Susan.