Notices for Sunday 1st March 2015

Security matters: a reminder, if you have unlocked the St Margaret’s Church, you are also responsible for ensuring ALL DOORS ARE SECURED BEFORE YOU LEAVE. On several occasions in recent weeks Kirkland Lounge has been left unlocked with the building unattended.

Afternoon Communion service will be held at Caversham next Sunday, 8th March, at 2.30pm. If you need transport to attend this service please phone Sybil on 487 8018. This shorter Communion service is open to all, but is particularly suitable for those unable to get to the morning services. Afternoon tea included.

Prayer opportunity: TODAY at 2pm Christians in Dunedin will gather to pray with and for the Coptic Christian community, to support the local community and to pray for the Coptic Church in Egypt and elsewhere. We will remember our brothers and sisters who have suffered for their faith, for those who have been killed and for those who live under continuing persecution. All are welcome. This gathering will be in the Coptic Orthodox Church in Carroll Street (known to Presbyterians as the old St Andrew’s Church.)

World Day of Prayer: this Friday, 6th March. There will be a service in the hall at Holy Cross Church in Ajax St at 1.30pm, to which everyone is welcome.

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Day: Friday 6th March. Please support this appeal as you are able.

Bed-pushing at the Hospital: a reminder that our parish is “on duty” next Sunday 8th March. For more information please contact Sue on 487 7899.

Can you help us??? Paula and Phil will not be available to man the parish stall at the March fleamarket on Saturday 14th March, and we would love a couple of people to volunteer to look after the stall for them. We have a lot of quality items to sell, so if you could help us out for one Saturday morning, please call the office to find out more. It is always a lot of fun.

Special Opportunity for Pastoral Care Visitors: On Saturday the 14th of March at 1pm we are hosting Lynne Baab to lead a workshop in our parish on Pastoral Care. Lynne lectures in the area of Pastoral Care at the University and has a wide range of experience and expertise. She is also prolific writer in the field. She has written books on: Friendship in the Facebook age, Christian spiritual disciplines, including fasting and Sabbath keeping; spirituality at midlife; burnout; congregational communication; spiritual gifts; the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and its use in teams and personal spirituality. Put it in your diary now so you don’t miss this chance to be inspired and encouraged in your pastoral work! Date: 14th March                   Time: 1 – 3.30pm         Venue: Dutton Lounge                  

Baptism: on Sunday 15th March, Elena Sealy will be baptised during the morning service at Caversham.

World Vision Child sponsorship: If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation any time. This donor year finishes in July. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag.

Mission in East Asia! Rob and Ayesha are a young couple heading out to East Asia with Student Life as missionaries later this year. They are passionate about introducing the students of Asia to the joy of knowing and following Christ. Come along to St Andrew’s Lounge at 7:30pm on 15th March for a chance to hear about the need for Christ in East Asia, how the Lord is using their ministry to meet that need, and how you can help the students of Asia!

Caversham Neighbours Day – please note that this event will be held on Sunday 22nd March, not 29th as advertised in the recent Coastal Press. 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

  • Going Deeper into the Gospel of Luke. Presented by Dr Deborah Bower, Synod of Otago & Southland Church Leadership Support Advisor. Friday April 17th, 7-9pm and Sat April 18th, 9-12.30 in Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago. Course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

This week:

Today                            12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s

1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Thursday 5th                     9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

Friday 6th                           World Day of Prayer

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Collection

6.30pm       Youth Group

Sunday 8th                          Bed-pushing at the Hospital Chapel Service

9.30am      Café Service & Sunday School at                                                                                                                        Caversham

10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s

11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s Gr Is

2.30pm     Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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