St Pauls News 1 April 2022

Dear People of St Pauls

Mycah Damons – 28 March

We gift thanks to God for the safe arrival of Mycah, a son to Natalie and Devin, and sister to Shiloh.

Fundraiser for Kerr House, Saturday 2 April 15.00, St Cyprians RSVP 031 205 3710

A final reminder to support this event and to tell your friends about it. Melvin Peters and the St Cyprians organist, AJ Bethke,, will no doubt produce an excellent hour of organ music. As there is no fixed entrance fee it should be accessible to everyone. There will be eats afterwards. Refreshments will be on sale. By supporting this shelter for women who have been abused we support the ongoing struggle against Gender Based Violence.

Easter Preparations – update

Palm Cross Making Saturday 9 April at 9.00. Bring your own pair of scissors. The
decorating of the church will also take place at this time.
Holy Week – starting Monday 11 April
Services on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.00; 13.00 and 18.00
 The service at 18.00 on Wednesday is our Tenebrae service
(Clergy have Renewal of Vows in the morning at the Cathedral in PMB)
 The service at 18.00 on Maundy Thursday will be with Feetwashing (we will use
individual basins for each pair of feet washed)
 Good Friday 6.00 Diakonia Ecumenical service at City Hall
 9.00 Children’s Good Friday service. 12.00 Meditation on words from the cross and
prayers around the cross
 Holy Saturday: 9.00 Preparing the church. 12.00 Easter egg hunt.
Easter Day Services: 6.00 and 8.30

Diocesan Prayer Diary for April may be found on our website at

Ethekwini Archdeaconry Council 24 March

St Paul’s was well represented at this regional meeting which includes the 11 other parishes within our archdeaconry. The Archdeacon again encouraged giving to the Bishop’s appeal to assist with the deficit in the diocesan budget for this year.

Elections were done to elect a lay and a youth rep to Diocesan Council. Siyabonga Mkhize and Raphael Mdepha of St Pauls were elected. The next Diocesan Council meeting (the body that meets between synods) will be held on Saturday 21 May.

A motion to endorse the document, “Cry for Hope”, in support of the struggle of Palestinians was presented and the encouragement was given to discuss it at a local level so that when it is presented to Synod there is a better understanding of it.

The Cry for Hope and related material may be accessed here.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for April ((Please alert to office of any errors or
omissions)

1 Nkanyezi Mbatha
2 Butch Paul
4 Victoria Molefe
5 Nolonwabo Magudu
7 Kerisa Somusundram, Onika Nsereko
8 Refilwe Molema
10 Chico Okoli
12 Anathi Mtshawu
13 Siviwe Tymre
14 Siviwe Nopece
16 Theola Fynn
18 Revd Martin Brower, Brenda Chetty
22 Geeta Somasundram; Nompumelelo Cele
23 Ezra Harilall, Beryl Fynn, Ntokozo Gumeds
24 Nthabiseng Cele
25Neelano Saane
27 Myrtle Ryan, Rosa Ackerman
29 Shannon Bowles
30 Nowazi Blose, Milani Mtshawu
31 Sibahle Blose
Wedding Anniversaries
4 Gugu and Mr Mkhwanazi
20 Egerton and Claudine Hingston
22 Chibuzor and Sindi Udoka
29 Doreen and Tshidi Senoge

“We call for an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops from
Ukraine.” Anglican Archbishops and presiding bishops. (31 March.) See the full
communique of their meeting
Financial Giving:

Thank you for your faithful giving. A reminder of St Paul’s bank
account details: Account Name: St Paul’s Church; Account Number: 50854628623; Branch Code: 221426; Bank: FNB.)

Church Contact details:

Office: 031 3054666; (Not working at the moment)
Office email: paulsdbn@mweb.co.za Website: www.stpaulsdurban.org.za

Social Media

Facebook: @stpdbn; Instagram: stpaulsdurban; Twitter:@StPaulsDbn

Rector: Revd Dr Andrew Warmback – 083 693 6745
Assistant Priest: Archdeacon Thami Tembe – 082 9535152
Retired Priest: Revd Martin Brower – 082 490 6988