Readings for next Sunday, 28th January:

Deuteronomy 18: 15-20                  Psalm 111

1 Corinthians 8: 1-13                      Mark 1: 21-28

 

Next Sunday 28th January, we will resume having two Sunday services in the parish – 9.30am at Caversham and 11.00am at St Margaret’s Green Island.

Morning tea will be at 10.30am at both centres.

 

January Jaunts: the next jaunt is to be a local mystery trip this Wednesday 24th January. Please bring approx $10 for lunch and be at the Caversham Church ready to leave at 11am. If you wish to come, please phone any of the following to book your place – Elizabeth (455 2669), Alison (488 4205) or Pam (488 3447.)

 

Christian World Service Christmas Appeal: We encourage you to support this appeal as you are able. CWS works with overseas partners across the world where people have been hit by disaster, violence and poverty and every donation does make a difference. CWS envelopes can be put in with your Sunday offering, or dropped into the office, until next Sunday when we will forward all donations as one. If you prefer you can send them directly to CWS in Christchurch or donate online.

 

Did you know……?.....The Coastal Unity Parish Fair will be held at Caversham on Saturday 7th April 2018. Please note this date in your diaries and start potting up plants and thinking about how you may be able to contribute to this major fundraising effort. If you are sorting out we welcome your saleable goods (but not clothing or electrical goods please) – these can be brought into the church at Caversham on Sundays or during office hours.

 

 

 This Week:

Wednesday 24th          11.00am         Meet at Caversham Church for Mystery Jaunt

Sunday 28th                   9.30am        Morning Worship at Caversham

                                    10.30am        Morning tea at Caversham & St Margaret’s

                                    11.00am        Morning Worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

 

Parish Office: is closed until 9am on Monday 15th January.

 

For urgent pastoral assistance during the holiday period:

Until 9th January please contact Rev Wayne Te Kaawa on 027 553 3007.

From 9th January please contact Rev Graeme Munro on 473 8911 or

 (027) 473 0526 or check the office answer-phone on 487 6367.

 

Tonight: all welcome to Carols by Candlelight at 9.00pm at the Caversham Baptist Church, South Rd (supper at 8.30pm.)

 

 

Tonight at First Church,  at 5.30pm, Carols for Kids (children, families and grandparents all welcome.) Limited parking available.

At 11.30pm – Carol Singing

 

Tomorrow: the combined parish Christmas Day service will be held at Caversham at 9.30am. Donations to the Christian World Service Christmas Appeal will be received as a retiring offering at this service.

 

Combined Parish Services: please note that all upcoming combined parish services will be at 10am (except for Christmas Day, when the service will start at 9.30am.) We invite you to bring a contribution for morning tea after each combined service, but please note there will not be morning tea on Christmas Day.

 

Christain World Service Christmas Appeal donation envelopes can be returned with your offering any Sunday until the end of January. We will then send all donations together to CWS. We commend this appeal to you.

 

Message from Session: The Session, at their recent meeting, made a number of decisions which require the support of the congregation. To gain this, a Special Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following the combined Worship on Sunday 21st January at Caversham. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Margaret Eastwood and Rodney Clayton to Session and approve the appointment of a Transition Minister, with whom negotiations are not yet complete. Further details will be contained in intimations read during Worship on 7th and 14th January 2018.

 

Watchnight service at First Church, Moray Place - New Year's Eve 11pm. Time to pause, to look back, to reflect, to remember, and to look to the new year about to begin. This will finish before midnight in time to get to the Octagon.

 

Worship services in the parish:

Sunday 31st Dec     10.00am           Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 7th Jan        10.00am           Combined at Caversham (Communion)

Sunday 14th Jan      10.00am           Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 21st Jan      10.00am           Combined at Caversham; followed by a

                                                             special congregational meeting

Sunday 28th Jan       9.30am            Worship at Caversham

                                11.00am           Worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 17th December:

Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11                                  Psalm 126

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24                         John 1: 6-8, 19-28

 

Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols will be held at St Margaret’s Church, next Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Please support this special community event hosted by our parish.

 

Combined Parish Services: please note that all upcoming combined parish services will be at 10am except for Christmas Day, when the service will start at 9.30am. We invite you to bring a contribution for morning tea after each combined service, but please note there will not be morning tea on Christmas Day.

 

Living Christmas Trees: we have a number of small living Christmas Trees for sale ($10) available from the parish office – please speak to Wendy if you would like to see them.

 

Bible Society Christmas Cards for sale: $7.99 per pack. Each pack contains 12 cards and envelopes. On each card is a bible text on the theme of Christmas and a Christmas greeting. In every pack there are four designs, three of each design. All cards are 100mm x 150mm (NZ Post standard). Money raised from the sale of these cards will help provide bibles for people all around the world. Available from Barbara, phone 453 0344, or at the office.

 

Bake Sale for Hospital Chaplaincy in Dunedin Hospital Foyer 9.30am Friday 15th December. Christmas baking much appreciated, if you can help. Please deliver to Frances at the hospital chapel or if you bring it to our parish office by 1pm Thursday, Wendy will take it to the hospital for you.

 

Special Services at First Church:

Christmas Eve at 5.30pm, Carols for Kids (children, families and grandparents all welcome.) Limited parking available.

Christmas Eve 11.30pm – Carol Singing

New Year’s eve at 11pm – all welcome to a Watchnight Service.

 

 

This Week at Coastal Unity:

Tuesday 12th Dec         7.30pm         Green Island Property Committee

Wednesday 13th           7.00pm         Session in Dutton Lounge

                                     7.30pm         Resourcing for Mission in Dutton Lounge

Thursday 14th Dec      10.00am         Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey – Last lunch for 2018

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

                                    7.00pm          Green Island Community Carols Choir final practice at St Margaret’s Church

Saturday 16th               9.00am          Caversham Market

Sunday 17th                 9.30am          Morning worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning worship at St Margaret’s

Sunday 17th Dec         7.00pm           Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols at St Margaret’s Church, Green Island

 

Christmas Services:

Wednesday 20th         6.30pm           Dunedin South Community Carols at

                                                              St Patrick’s Basilica, Macandrew Rd

Sunday 24th              10.00am           Combined parish service at Caversham

                                   9.00pm           Carols by Candlelight at Caversham Baptist Church, South Rd (supper at 8.30pm)

Monday 25th               9.30am           Christmas Day combined parish service at Caversham

 

Other Services:

Sunday 31st Dec      10.00am            Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 7th Jan         10.00am            Combined at Caversham

Sunday 14th Jan       10.00am            Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 21st Jan       10.00am            Combined at Caversham

Sunday 28th Jan        9.30am             Worship at Caversham

                                11.00am            Worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 24th December:

2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16                      Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26

Romans 16: 25-27                           Luke 1: 26-38

 

Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols: 7pm tonight at St Margaret’s Church. During this service a collection will be taken in support of the Red Cross Refugee resettlement programme. Supper will be served following the service – if you could bring a small plate, it would be appreciated. This will be a wonderful community event hosted by our parish – do invite your family, friends and neighbours along.

 

Combined Parish Services: please note that all upcoming combined parish services will be at 10am except for Christmas Day, when the service will start at 9.30am. We invite you to bring a contribution for morning tea after each combined service, but please note there will not be morning tea on Christmas Day.

 

Message from Session: The Session, at their recent meeting, made a number of decisions which require the support of the congregation. To gain this, a Special Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following the combined Worship on Sunday 21st January at Caversham. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Margaret Eastwood and Rodney Clayton to Session and approve the appointment of a Transition Minister, with whom negotiations are not yet complete. Further details will be contained in Intimations read during Worship on 7th and 14th January 2018.

 

Coastal Unity Fair at Caversham will be held on Saturday 7th April 2018. Please note this date in your diaries.

 

Special Services at First Church:

Christmas Eve at 5.30pm, Carols for Kids (children, families and grandparents all welcome.) Limited parking available.

Christmas Eve 11.30pm – Carol Singing

New Year’s eve at 11pm – all welcome to a Watchnight Service.

 

 

 This Week:

Today                         7.00pm           Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols at St Margaret’s Church, Green Island

Wednesday 20th          6.30pm          Dunedin South Community Carols at St Patrick’s Basilica, Macandrew Rd

Thursday 21st            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 22nd                 1.00pm          Parish office closes until Mon 15th January

Sunday 24th               10.00am          Combined parish service at Caversham

                                    9.00pm          Carols by Candlelight at Caversham Baptist Church, South Rd (supper at 8.30pm)

Monday 25th                9.30am          Christmas Day combined parish service at    Caversham

 

Other Services:

Sunday 31st Dec      10.00am            Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 7th Jan         10.00am            Combined at Caversham

Sunday 14th Jan       10.00am            Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 21st Jan       10.00am            Combined at Caversham

Sunday 28th Jan        9.30am             Worship at Caversham

                                11.00am            Worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

For Urgent Pastoral assistance during the holiday season, please check the office answer-phone (487 6367) for details of who to contact.

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 10th December:

Isaiah 40: 1-11                               Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13

2 Peter 3: 8-15a                               Mark 1: 1-8

 

Green Island Market Day – a HUGE thank you to all who helped with the effort at St Margaret’s yesterday – especially Alison Milne and Sue Lambie for their organisation, but also to the large number of people who contributed in so many different ways. It was a great team effort!!!

 

Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols: The choir will hold their next practice at St Margaret’s Church at 7.00pm this Tuesday, 5th December.  Make a note in your diaries to attend the Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols on Sunday 17th December at St Margaret’s Church at 7pm. Any questions, please contact Rodney on 488 2648 or Ken on 453 4744.

 

Bible Society Christmas Cards for sale: $7.99 per pack. Each pack contains 12 cards and envelopes. On each card is a bible text on the theme of Christmas and a Christmas greeting. Money raised from the sale of these cards will help provide bibles for people all around the world. Available from Barbara, phone 453 0344, or at the office.

 

Today at Caversham Church the Dunedin Organists Association will be visiting the Caversham Presbyterian Church organ and extends an invitation to anyone who would like to join them at 2.15pm to listen. A short history of the organ will be shared and organists invited to play on the organ.

 

CHRISTMAS IN THE HOME: Saturday 9th December at 18 Hobson Street, St Clair from 2pm - 5pm. Quilts, Christmas decorations, afternoon tea, sales table (plants, sweets, baking); $10 entry fee adults (children free.) Tickets from Anne 454 5657, Charlotte 455 7998 or Jean 454 5708. A fundraiser organised by Friends of First Church.

 

Dunedin  Community Christmas Dinner will again be held at the Dunedin Town Hall, (main entrance off Moray Place) on Monday 25th December, 11.30 am - 2.30pm.  This is a free meal but please phone Connect South on 4716177 to reserve a place. No alcohol served or permitted; guests need to be seated by 12 noon. 

 

Give Hope this Christmas: Christian World Service’s Gifted programme enables you to support one of CWS’s overseas programmes helping people build better lives for themselves and their families. Gifts include fruit trees for a Filipino family, bees for a Sri Lankan family, a water tank for a Ugandan family, goats or sheep for a Palestinian family, classroom materials for rural Haiti, medical care for Palestinian mothers etc etc. In return for your purchase, you receive a gift card to give to your family or friend which shows the gift made to communities overseas. Buy online at gift.org.nz or call at the parish office for an order form. Let’s share hope this Christmas.

 

 This Week:

Today                         12.30pm         Lunch at Mitchell’s, Caversham

                                     1.45pm         Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

                                     2.15pm         Organists Assn at Caversham Church

Tuesday 5th Dec           7.30pm         Caversham Property Committee

                                     7.00pm         Green Island Community Carols Choir Practice at St Margaret’s Church

Thursday 7th Dec       10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 10th                  9.30am         Morning worship at Caversham

                                   10.30am         Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                   11.00am         Morning worship at St Margaret’s

 

Christmas Services:

Sunday 17th Dec         7.00pm           Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols at St Margaret’s Church, Green Island

Wednesday 20th         6.30pm           Dunedin South Community Carols at St Patrick’s Basilica, Macandrew Rd

Sunday 24th              10.00am           Combined parish service at Caversham

                                   9.00pm           Carols by Candlelight at Caversham Baptist Church, South Rd (supper at 8.30pm)

Monday 25th               9.30am           Christmas Day combined parish service at Caversham