Linda Cowan has provided a retelling of the story of the healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5:1-14) for children, which she wrote in 2011. This is one of the lectionary readings set down for 3 July.
It is with sadness that we note the passing of long-time Lay Preacher, Harvey Hoskin. He died in Wanganui in late March 2016, survived by his wife Doreen and an extended family. In August 2012, at the Lower North Island Synod meeting in Palmerston North, he was awarded a long-service certificate acknowledging 60 years’ service as a Lay Preacher.
A letter from Don Biggs of Marton, on page 5 of this month’s Touchstone celebrates his life, and an article on page 2 of the September 2012 Touchstone, by Elaine Bolitho, celebrates the recognition of his service to the church.
A PowerPoint presentation on Psalm 42, by Linda Cowan, has been added to the miscellaneous resources page. This is the Psalm set for 19 June.
26 June is Refugee Sunday – “I cry aloud to God” – Worship resources available early June from the Christian World Service
29 May – 5 June was Kids@Risk week. A PowerPoint presentation of a prayer and the music of a song by Malcolm Gordon, have been added to the Children’s resources page.