Readings for next Sunday, 27th August:

Exodus 1:8 – 2:10                 Psalm 124   

Romans 12: 1-8                      Matthew 16: 13-20

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: will meets tomorrow, Monday, 21st August in Dutton Lounge.  It will be our Annual meeting starting at 1.30pm followed by our speaker Alison Neville, who has led an interesting life, as did her Mother and Grandmother, and their connection with India.

 

Caversham Church Spring Clean: the date of the church spring clean has been changed to Saturday 2nd September starting at 9.30am as Saturday 9th didn’t suit a number of people. Please let Yvonne (ph 487 9559) or Wendy (ph 487 6367) know if you will be able to help on the 2nd . The more helpers the faster the job is completed! Bring along your dusters, furniture polish, vacuum cleaner or floor mop.

If you can’t help on 2nd September, maybe you could do so on the 9th September – we may need to do the spring clean over two weeks as we did last year.

 

‘Winter Warmers’ thank you to the people involved with the Winter Warmers stall on Saturday 12 August – Ian Lambie & Paul Turnbull for all their work on Friday setting out the books, and to Sue Lambie, Marion Strang, Colleen McAuliffe, Alison Baker, Wendy Crawford, Ian and Paul for helping on Saturday with selling books, clothing, bedding & morning teas and to Sue Lambie for coordinating the event.  We took $212.80 on the day which was a good result and we met lots of people from the community.

 

Thank you so much to the ‘people-movers’ who assisted at the Hospital chapel service on Sunday 6th August. We have received the following letter from Frances O’Connell, Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust:

Dear Sue,

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and the members of your church for the help you gave us at the Hospital Chapel recently. It is appreciated that it is not always easy to gather together a group of people for this purpose. We also realise that each of you has made a real sacrifice of time and energy and perhaps had to miss out on your own church service to be at the hospital.

 

Please convey to all your members our sincere thanks for their contribution. Without the help of groups such as yours our hospital worship services would be difficult to maintain Sunday by Sunday. We trust that you all got the same satisfaction of joy from your efforts as the patients and staff did from being able to share in the worship of God while here in hospital.

Yours sincerely, Frances

 

World Vision Child Sponsorship: The new donor year for our sponsored child began on 1st August and an updated donor list is on the back table. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church is holding the next in the series of reflective services tonight at 7pm. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries will be on display at Knox Presbyterian Church until tomorrow, Monday 21st August.  Please come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.   Thanks to Knox Presbyterian for hosting this exhibition.

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa NZ: The Presbyterial Annual meeting for 2017 will be held this Tuesday 22 August at 2 pm in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, First Church of Otago, Moray Place, Dunedin.  The guest speaker will be Mrs Benita Barton, who will talk about her work with Bible in the Schools. This meeting is open to all from our parish.  Come and meet with them and enjoy afternoon tea together.

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Week:

Monday 21st               1.30pm           Caversham Women’s Fellowship AGM

Thursday 24th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.00am          Service at Frances Hodgkins Ret. Village

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 27th                    Presbyterian Support Sunday at Coastal Unity

                                    9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

Readings for next Sunday, 20th August:

Genesis 45: 1-15                              Psalm 133    

Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32                  Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

 

Coastal Press: the deadline for the September Coastal Press is tomorrow, Monday 14th August. We welcome your contributions to the parish newsletter.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: will meet next Monday, 21st August in Dutton Lounge.  It will be our Annual meeting starting at 1.30pm followed by our speaker Alison Neville, who has led an interesting life, as did her Mother and Grandmother, and their connection with India.

 

Please help Pete: Questions still welcomed!!!

Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish on Sunday 27th August, with representatives from Presbyterian Support Otago. Pete will hold a question and answer session with these PSO representatives but he requires suggestions of what you would like to ask about the work of Presbyterian Support. Thank you for those who made suggestions last Sunday, which was great – if anyone else has ideas to share, Pete would love to hear them.

There is a clipboard in church today, so feel free to write down your questions or contact Pete on ph 487 7478 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Caversham Church Spring Clean: it is proposed that we spring clean the church on Saturday 9th September, starting at 9.30am. Please let Yvonne (ph 487 9559) or Wendy (ph 487 6367) know if you will be able to help on this day. The more helpers the faster the job is completed! Bring along your dusters, furniture polish, vacuum cleaner or floor mop.

 

World Vision Child Sponsorship: The new donor year for our sponsored child began on 1st August and an updated donor list is on the back table. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale: Friday 18 August from 9.30am in the Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Donations of baking, produce or jam would be greatly appreciated. These can be left at the parish office before 1pm Thursday 17th August or taken directly to Frances in the chaplaincy office.

 

Caversham Connect: The August edition of this informative Caversham newsletter is currently available at the office or on the notice-boards at Kew Park, Station Road and Carisbrook School. If you would like to receive a copy by email please contact Sande on 487 8670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa NZ: The Presbyterial Annual meeting for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 22 August at 2 pm in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, First Church of Otago, Moray Place, Dunedin.  The guest speaker will be Mrs Benita Barton, who will talk about her work with Bible in the Schools. This meeting is open to all from our parish.  Come and meet with them and enjoy afternoon tea together.

 

“Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries will be displayed at Knox Presbyterian Church from Friday 11th August until Monday 21st August.  Judging will take place on Thursday 10th August.  Please come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.   Thanks to Knox Presbyterian for hosting this exhibition.

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike Riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Week:

Monday 14th                9.00am          Deadline for September Coastal Press      

                                    7.30pm          Green Island Property Committee

Wednesday 16th          7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 17th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 20th                 9.30am          Morning worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 6th August:

Genesis 32: 22-31                  Psalm 17: 1-7, 15

Romans 9: 1-5                        Matthew 14: 13-21

 

Winter Warmers Sale: It is intended to have special winter warmers sales tables at the Caversham Market on Saturday 12th August. We invite donations of books, puzzles, warm bedding and winter clothing (in good condition) as well as baking for morning teas at the sale. Please bring to the office during office hours or phone the office to arrange collection of goods. We would appreciate a few more helpers to set up on the Friday and to help on the day, so if you are available please contact Sue on 487 7899.

 

Annual Reports: please get these to Wendy in the office asap – preferably by next Monday, 7th August. The parish annual meeting is to be held on Sunday 17th September following a 10am combined service at Caversham.

 

Sunday 27th AugustPresbyterian Support Sunday at Coastal Unity.

Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish with Presbyterian Support’s Michelle Gerwitz at Caversham and Amanda Reid at St Margaret’s Green Island.

Pete plans to have a question and answer session with the PSO representatives, and invites your questions about Presbyterian Support to be included in this forum. Please contact Pete with suggested questions – ph 487 7478 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Lunch@Sidey: Appreciative thanks for your support of this mission, particularly to those who continue to supply soup. Could we ask you, please, to label and date the soup before it is frozen? Thank you so much!

If you would like to be notified when we have fresh vegetables for making soup, please let Wendy know. We also have King soup mixes and yellow lentils available in the office any time.

 

Facilitating and/or resolving conflict in our congregations: a workshop for congregations, elders, ministers and others led by Ruth Chapman, Church member, former University of Otago Mediator, with others from the Dunedin Community Mediation Trust. Saturday 5 August, 11am to 3pm at Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace, Maryhill, Dunedin. The workshop costs $8 with lunch provided. Interested?? Enquiries: Julie 022 670 1523 and RSVP to Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshop:

A “Taster” Course in New testament Greek – Dr Katie Marcar, Dept of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7 – 9pm Wednesday August 16, 23 & 30. Burns 5 (Albany St), University of Otago.

Course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

Radio Church every Sunday morning from 8.30 – 9am a recorded worship service is offered on Otago Access Radio 105.4 FM or online via www.oar.org.nz. Please share this with your shut-in friends and those unable to attend regular church services.

 

This Week:

Monday 1st Aug          7.30pm           Caversham Property Committee

Thursday 3rd             10.00am           Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 6th                   9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham (Communion)

                                    9.40am          Bed-pushers meet at Dunedin Hospital Chapel

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

                                  12.30pm          Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Readings for next Sunday, 13th August:

Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28          Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b   

Romans 10: 5-15                    Matthew 14: 22-33

 

Green Island PWANZ meets this Tuesday 8th August at 1.30pm. Alison Milne will speak about her recent trip to Poland and Europe with Ian. All welcome.

Coastal Press: the deadline for the September Coastal Press is Monday 14th August. We welcome your contributions to the parish newsletter.

Winter Warmers Sale: we will be holding a special winter warmers sale at the Caversham Market on Saturday 12th August. We invite donations of books, games, DVDs, puzzles, warm bedding and winter clothing (in good condition) as well as baking for morning teas to be sold on the day. Please bring to the office during office hours or phone the office to arrange collection of goods.

 

Please help Pete: Questions today, if possible, please!!! Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish on Sunday 27th August, being Presbyterian Support Sunday at Coastal Unity. Presbyterian Support’s Michelle Gerwitz and Amanda Reid will be Caversham and St Margaret’s respectively and it is intended that Pete will hold a question and answer session with these PSO representatives but he requires suggestions of what you would like to ask about the work of Presbyterian Support.

There is a clipboard in church today and next Sunday, so feel free to write down your questions or contact Pete on ph 487 7478 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale: Friday 18 August from 9.30am in the Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Donations of baking, produce or jam would be greatly appreciated. These can be left at the parish office before 1pm Thursday 17th August or taken directly to Frances in the chaplaincy office.

 

Caversham Connect: The August edition of this informative Caversham newsletter is currently available at the office or on the notice-boards at Kew Park, Station Road and Carisbrook School. If you would like to receive a copy by email please contact Sande on 487 8670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa NZ: The Presbyterial Annual meeting for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 22 August at 2 pm in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, First Church of Otago, Moray Place, Dunedin.  The guest speaker will be Mrs Benita Barton, who will talk about her work with Bible in the Schools. This meeting is open to all from our parish.  Come and meet with them and enjoy afternoon tea together.

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshop:

A “Taster” Course in New testament Greek – Dr Katie Marcar, Dept of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7 – 9pm Wednesday August 16, 23 & 30. Burns 5 (Albany St), University of Otago.

Course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Today                       12.30pm           Lunch at Mitchell’s Tavern, South Rd

                                   1.45pm           Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Tuesday 8 Aug           1.30pm           Green Island Presbyterian Women

Wednesday 9th           7.00pm           Session

Thursday 10th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.00am          Service at St Clair Park Residential Centre

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 12th               9.00am          Caversham Market & Winter Warmers Sale

Sunday 13th                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 30th July:

Genesis 29: 15-28                  Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b   or  Psalm 128          

Romans 8: 26-39                    Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52

 

Next Sunday, 30th July, as it is the fifth Sunday of the month, we will hold a combined Parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 11am, morning tea at 10.30am. There will not be a service at Caversham next Sunday. To share transport, meet at Caversham Church by 10.20am. We invite you to bring a small plate for morning tea.

 

Hospital Bed-pushing: Coastal Unity is rostered to help patients attend the hospital chapel service on Sunday 6th August. If you are able to help on this day, please let Wendy know as soon as possible.

 

Winter Warmers Sale: It is intended to have special winter warmers sales tables at the Caversham Market on Saturday 12th August. We invite donations of books, puzzles, warm bedding and winter clothing (in good condition.) Please bring to the office during office hours or phone the office to arrange collection of goods.

We would appreciate a few more helpers on the day, so if you can help please contact either the office or Sue on 487 7899.

 

Sunday 27th AugustPresbyterian Support Sunday at Coastal Unity. Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish with Presbyterian Support’s Michelle Gerwitz at Caversham and Amanda Reid at St Margaret’s Green Island.

Pete plans to have a question and answer session with the PSO representatives, and invites your questions about Presbyterian Support to be included in this forum. Please contact Pete with suggested questions – ph 487 7478 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Your Feedback wanted! Members of the Ministry Settlement Board would very much like to hear your response to their open letter in the last Coastal Press. Please share your thoughts with any of the following: Sybil Kirkwood, Pete Strang, Kath Fa’Asega, Glenyce Hall, Lynda McLachlan, Jack Rutherford or contact the Rev Tokerau Joseph on 477 7150.

 

 

Thank you from Presbyterian Support Otago for your recent donations to the Foodbank. “With support from you and others in our community we are able to meet…immediate needs and give them hope in a period of struggle. Thank you for making a difference in our community.”

 

Facilitating and/or resolving conflict in our congregations: a workshop for congregations, elders, ministers and others led by Ruth Chapman, Church member, former University of Otago Mediator, with others from the Dunedin Community Mediation Trust. Saturday 5 August , 11am to 3pm at Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace, Maryhill, Dunedin. The workshop costs $8 with lunch provided. Interested?? Enquiries: Julie 022 670 1523 and RSVP to Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenters: Mike Riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More details on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Week:

Monday 24th                                      Term 3 starts

Thursday 27th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.00am          Service at Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 30th               10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Combined Service at St Margaret’s Green Is