services
(During renovations, held at Mt Roskill Primary School)
Sunday 8:00am
Sunday 10:00am
Sunday 7:00pm (monthly, held at 102b Hillsborough Rd)
Wednesday 10:00am (held at Lynfield Community Church)

about us
At St Margaret's we aim to be a church where everyone can find a home and grow in their relationship with God.

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8:00am & 10:15am Sunday worship service

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what's happening

This Sunday,26  October we are following the'A' service format.

Sunday 16 November
7pm in the Vicarage

8pm Monday 3 November
Hoyts Sylvia Park

Our Youth Group is heading away on camp from 5-7 December.

5-7 December 2014
Moirs Point, Mangawhai

6pm Saturday 22 November
Blockhouse Bay Community Church

As I have encountered some of the most difficult days in my life, I have been aware of another so

3.40-5pm Tuesdays

6.30pm Saturday 8 November
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Dear St Margaret’s

 

THANK YOU!

Christine had hurt her back (lumbar slip disc) from long hours of painting (sometimes up to 16 ho

Might you consider yourself a gardener?

As many of you know, we have planned to finance the our renovation project through a number of re

During the early 1980s members of St. Margaret’s Church visited the H.H.

Thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered their time in response to my email last week re

We have three short term missionaries from St Margaret's heading overseas this summer

At the SGM in June I talked about how there were three ways people could financially support the

9am Sundays

Andrea is looking for one or two people who would be willing to help with Church Shop aquisitions

Aaron and I will be going to Mongu in Western Zambia for 6 weeks from early January until the end

Corporate Prayer's particular focus is to pray for God's ongoing work in St Margaret's church, an

Date: Tuesday 28 October  2014, 10.00 am

7pm Fridays
Youth Group for those in year 6-13 at school

An unique opportunity to unite the local body of Christ around a powerful, Biblical vision for ch

"What Sweeter Music - A Festival of Carols" by Mark Hayes.

An 'Art Group' will run at the Hillsborough Baptist Church, for artists of all media to make the

One of our volunteer staff at the church shop, Lily has just lost the use of her washing machine,

The past month as a 24-7 youth worker has had its highs and lows.

welcome

Welcome to the St Margaret's Website.

If you are in Auckland, New Zealand, we would love for you to join us at one of our services.

Our address is 102 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland. However, we are currently undergoing renovation work, and our Sunday morning services will be held at Mt Roskil Primary School through the duration of our building project.

Our Sunday service times are 8:00am and 10:10am.
We also have a 10:00am service on Wednesday mornings, which will be meeting at Lynfield Community Church through the duration of our renovation project.

Our Neighbours

The words of Jesus in Matthew 22:34-40 are absolutely fundamental  for the Church. We speak them every week in our liturgy, right before the confession of sin and absolution. But what was Jesus really saying? And, perhaps equally significant, was he saying anything particularly new? In true Rabbinic style, Jesus’ quick quotations are not the endpoint themselves, but rather point to a deeper frame of reference. Perhaps the key to understanding Jesus’ answer comes not in the words he says, but in where his words point his listeners. His first answer points to Deuteronomy 6 and the Shema, the most fundamental passage in all of Torah. His second quote comes from Leviticus 19, widely recognised as the theological centre for the second half of the Levitical law because of its exposition of Israel’s holiness. In effect, Jesus was saying that the two greatest commandments—which the Law and Prophets hang on—are that God’s people live their entire lives in response to God’s work on their behalf, and that this life they live is holy. Torah showed Israel what this holy life before God looked like, and the prophets continually called Israel back to faithfulness to this life. Jesus' answer reiterates and reinforces what was God's desire has been all along.

Our Country

Our Country
Which country do you belong to? For me the answer is quite clearly I am a New Zealander. I was born here. I was raised here. My family comes from here for at least three generations. Yet those of you who have CHOSEN to be Kiwis will have a better understanding of the Biblical attitude to what it means to belong to a Nation than I have. By God's grace we are part of the Kingdom of God. Our home is not New Zealand or any other Nation in the world. We are God's people and He is our only King and Lord. While it is clear that, "You did not choose me but I chose you..."(John 15:16) it is also true that at some point we gave assent to the Father's call on our lives and are members of His kingdom through saying yes to Him. So we are members of TWO Nations. But a greater calling and greater responsibility is to the Kingdom of God. If there is ever a conflict between the two the Kingdom has priority. One further thing: Jesus is Lord of BOTH. It may look like He is at times and we may not understand what He is doing at times. But the Bible is clear He is Lord of ALL and in that we can rest. As the old hymn says, "God is working His purpose out as year succeeds to year." We are called to trust Him despite what is going on - Peter Lloyd

St Margaret's Church, 102 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland 1042, New Zealand   P +64 (9) 625 8808  F +64 (9) 625 8801  E mail@stmargarets.org.nz

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