Readings for next Sunday, 26th November:

Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24                 Psalm 100

Ephesians 1: 15-23                         Matthew 25: 31-46

 

Green Island Market Day – Saturday 2nd December. This parish fundraising opportunity is only 2 weeks away! Can you help with any of the following?

  • Donations for a grocery hamper raffle – please leave in church foyer
  • Pre-sell raffle cards
  • Help set up on Friday 1st December
  • Help on a stall on Saturday 2nd December
  • Provide baking for morning teas

Please indicate on the clipboard today where you can help or contact either Alison (488 4205) or Sue (487 7899.)

 

 

Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Singers are needed for the choir, with the first practice being held at St Margaret’s this Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm. If you are interested please contact Rodney on 488 2648 or turn up on the 21st November. Why not invite your neighbours and friends to join the choir also? Regrettably Jack Rutherford has had to step out from this event for health reasons.

 

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.

 

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. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. We welcome others to be involved. Thank you all for your support.

 

Quiz Night at Mosgiel Memorial RSA: Tuesday 21st November, 7pm. Raising funds for roof repairs on the Mosgiel North Taieri Presbyterian Church. $5 per person, 6 per team. Register your team on 489 6890.

 

Cavy Night Market: is happening on Saturday 25th November, 4pm-7pm at Carisbrook School. This is an event for the whole family, with activities and stalls  to suit people of all ages. Do go along.

 

 Thornbury Church is going to be sold and a closing and decommissioning service will be held on Sunday Nov 26th beginning at 2pm. If you have had a connection with this church or the Limestone Plains / Western Southland parish, you are invited to join for this special occasion in the church at 87 Foster Road, Thornbury.

 

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.

 

Presbyterian Support Otago Annual Report is available in on the back table for anyone who wishes to read it.

 

A labyrinth has been created in the grounds of First Church, on the lawn near the corner of Moray Place and Burlington Street. It is open 24/7 and available for anyone who wishes to use it. There is a leaflet with some suggestions of how it might be used, but of course the invitation is an open one to walk and pray and see what comes.

 

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. 

 

 This Week:

Monday 20th Nov       12.30pm         Caversham Women’s Fellowship Lunch

Tuesday 21st                 7.30pm         Green Island Community Carols Choir Practice

                                                               at St Margaret’s Church

Thursday 23rd             10.00am         Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 26th                  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, 19th November:

Judges 4: 1-7                                             Psalm 123

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11                           Matthew 25: 14-30

 

Green Island Market Day – Saturday 2nd December. Our parish will again hold a mini-fair as part of this large community event, and is seeking offers of help from across the parish. Donations for a grocery hamper raffle can be brought to either worship centre on Sundays (or the office) along with other saleable goods. Could you pre-sell raffle tickets?  We will serve morning teas again, so offers of baking and offers to help on the day, or with setting up on Friday 1st would be appreciated. Please indicate on the clipboard today where you can help or contact Alison (Green Island) on 488 4205 or Sue (Caversham) on 487 7899.

 

Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Singers are needed for the choir, with the first practice being held at St Margaret’s on Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm. If you are interested please contact Rodney Clayton on 488 2648 or turn up on the 21st November. Why not invite your neighbours and friends to join the choir also? Regrettably Jack Rutherford has had to step out from this event for health reasons.

 

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.

 

“Luther +500 – the relevance of Martin Luther’s Reformation in 2017” – a talk on today at 7pm at St Matthews Anglican Church, 30 Hope St. Presented by Rev Dr Stuart Lange, Church historian and Senior Research Fellow, minister at Massey Presbyterian Church, West Auckland. All welcome. Supper.

 

Exploring Women’s Spirituality – an evening of shared stories and discussion: Wednesday 15th November, 7pm, Upper Room, Chaplaincy Office, Mezzanine Floor University Union. This evening will explore spiritual connection and growth within and beyond a Christian church setting. At a time when women are still finding their voice in many areas, we want to explore together where women find their spiritual strength. Come, share and listen within a safe environment.

 

Quiz Night at Mosgiel Memorial RSA: Tuesday 21st November, 7pm. Raising funds for roof repairs on the Mosgiel North Taieri Presbyterian Church. $5 per person, 6 per team. Register your team on 489 6890.

 

Frances O’Connell is calling for Hospital Chapel Hosts / Hostesses: Patients enjoy attending the chapel service every Sunday morning at 10.30am.  We currently have a list of people from Dunedin churches who act as hosts and hostesses for this service. However, several are no longer able to be part of this team and we are asking for more volunteers to go on our roster.  The job involves two people visiting the hospital wards on a Saturday to invite patients to the Sunday chapel service.  Then on the Sunday the host/hostess will co-ordinate the chapel assistants – a team from another church / organisation – to bring the patients to the chapel and return them afterwards. Ideally, if we had a few people from each church in Dunedin, we would be able to compile a roster where this is shared so that each group will be on duty only a few times a year. If anyone would be interested in volunteering for this valued part of our ministry to the patients please contact Frances O’Connell, Chaplaincy Administrator at the hospital – 474-0999 ext 58130, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thornbury Church is going to be sold and a closing and decommissioning service will be held on Sunday Nov 26th beginning at 2pm. If you have had a connection with this church or the Limestone Plains / Western Southland parish, you are invited to join for this special occasion in the church at 87 Foster Road, Thornbury.

 

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.

 

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, 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.

 

Cavy Market Night: will be held at Carisbrook School, 217 South Road, from 4-7pm on Saturday 25th November. The Caversham Community Group invites stall-holder applications – application forms at parish office or contact Robbitti on 022 0107 973 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Alana on 021 415 530, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Christian Theology at Otago University: The Dept of Theology and Religion at Otago University offers a range of papers on campus and by Distance Learning. A poster and leaflets of courses being offered in 2018 are on the notice-board.

 

This Week:

Tuesday 14th                7.30pm         Green Island Property Committee

Wednesday 15th           7.30pm         Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 16th             10.00am         Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 19th                  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, 5th November:

Joshua 3: 7-17                                 Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37

1 Thessalonians 2: 9-13                  Matthew 23: 1-12

 

Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: A very BIG thank you to all who have donated to the Lunch@Sidey special appeal; to date you have generously donated $350 towards this community mission. If others wish to contribute, we are happy to receive further donations.

 

Green Island Market Day – Saturday 2nd December. Our parish will again hold a mini-fair as part of this large community event, and is seeking offers of help from across the parish. Donations for a grocery hamper raffle can be brought to either worship centre on Sundays (or the office) along with other saleable goods. We will probably also serve morning teas again, so offers of baking and offers of help on the day, or with setting up on Friday 1st would be appreciated. Please contact Alison (Green Island) on 488 4205 or Sue (Caversham) on 487 7899 if you can help in any way.

 

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. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. We welcome others to be involved. Thank you all for your support.

 

Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Singers are needed for the choir, with the first practice being held at St Margaret’s on Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm. If you are interested please contact Jack Rutherford on 488 6081 or turn up on the 21st November. Why not invite your neighbours and friends to join the choir also?

 

“Plumbing, Plastering and Pudding – Ladies’ Workshop”Wednesday 1st November, 7pm at Stepping Stones Rooms, 186 Macandrew Rd. FREE to women of all ages and abilities, but as spaces are limited please RSVP to Alana on 021 415 530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Arts & Crafts Day Saturday 4th November, 11am – 4pm organised by the Waikouaiti Karitane Presbyterian Parish. 5 sites to visit (recycled clothing, clock making, concrete critters, art, recycled furniture, weaving, pottery demonstration) plus many displays and a plant stall in the Church Hall, Kildare St. Tickets $10, Devonshire Tea and map included. Tickets available on the day or enquiries to Judy Irving (465 8484) or Victoria Hart (465 7897.)

 

 

 

Tearfund presents Naomi Striemer’s “Giving it to God” tour around NZ. Naomi will be performing at Mornington Presbyterian Church,16 Maryhill Terrace, Mornington at 7pm, Saturday 4th November. This is a free event. All welcome.

 

“Luther +500 – the relevance of Martin Luther’s Reformation in 2017” – a talk on Sunday 12th November, 7pm at St Matthews Anglican Church, 30 Hope St. Presented by Rev Dr Stuart Lange, Church historian and Senior Research Fellow, minister at Massey Presbyterian Church, West Auckland. All welcome. Supper.

 

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, 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.

 

The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago offers many opportunities for the study of Christian Theology, both on-campus and to many students across New Zealand through its successful distance study programme. We are committed to serving Christian communities throughout New Zealand. Enrolments for Semester 1, 2018 are now open. For details of papers go to: www.otago.ac.nz/theology/study

To enrol go to www.otago.ac.nz.

For enquiries, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 03 479 8901.

 

 

This Week:

Tuesday 31st Oct         7.30pm          Caversham property committee in St Andrew’s

Thursday 2nd Nov      10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 5th Nov          9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                   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, 12th November:

Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25                   Psalm 78: 1-7

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18                Matthew 25: 1-13

 

St Margaret's PWANZ  meets this Tuesday 7th November at 1:30pm.   June and Alison will talk about the PWANZ Conference in Mosgiel that they are attending this weekend.

 

Annual Peace Lecture DVD Evening: this Tuesday 7th November, 7.30pm at Margaret’s home at 62b David St.

University Chaplain, Greg Hughson, reminded us of the recent Abrahamic Interfaith Annual Peace Lecture, this year presented by Dr Sami Awad, a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem, working to help Palestinians and Israelis find more peaceful solutions through the ongoing tensions and divisions. We found Sami a most personable and clear communicator, presenting a balance perspective for hope in the divided Holy Land. Anyone interested in watching a DVD of his lecture is most welcome next Tuesday. Contact Ken (453 4744) for more information or for help with transport.

 

Green Island Market Day – Saturday 2nd December. Our parish will again hold a mini-fair as part of this large community event, and is seeking offers of help from across the parish. Donations for a grocery hamper raffle can be brought to either worship centre on Sundays (or the office) along with other saleable goods. We will probably also serve morning teas again, so offers of baking and offers of help on the day, or with setting up on Friday 1st would be appreciated. Please contact Alison (Green Island) on 488 4205 or Sue (Caversham) on 487 7899 if you can help in any way.

 

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 the parish office.

 

Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Singers are needed for the choir, with the first practice being held at St Margaret’s on Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm. If you are interested please contact Jack on 488 6081 or turn up on the 21st November. Why not invite your neighbours and friends to join the choir also?

 

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. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. We welcome others to be involved. Thank you all for your support.

 

“Remembering Parihaka – seeking peace in a troubled world”: All welcome to a Pƍwhiri (at 1pm) and concert at 2pm organised by the Flagstaff Community Church and Choir today at Arai Te Uru Marae, 24 Shetland St, Wakari, in association with Rev. Wayne Te Kaawa & Knox Church. A koha will be taken which will go towards the Dunedin Night Shelter.

 

“Luther +500 – the relevance of Martin Luther’s Reformation in 2017” – a talk on Sunday 12th November, 7pm at St Matthews Anglican Church, 30 Hope St. Presented by Rev Dr Stuart Lange, Church historian and Senior Research Fellow, minister at Massey Presbyterian Church, West Auckland. All welcome. Supper.

 

 This Week:

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

                                     1.45pm         Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Tuesday 7th Nov           1.30pm         St Margaret’s PWANZ

                                     7.30pm         Peace Lecture DVD at 62b David St

Wednesday 8th Nov     7.00pm          Session

Thursday 9th Nov      10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 11th                9.00am         Market at Caversham

Sunday 12th                  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, 29th October:

Deuteronomy 34: 1-12                    Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17

1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8                    Matthew 22: 34-46

 

Otago  Tertiary Chaplaincy: Information  can be  found  about  Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy  via  www.otago.ac.nz/chaplain      and   Facebook  :  Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy . Please  pray for the  work of the  Otago  University  and  Otago Polytechnic   Tertiary Chaplaincy  team.  Information about  “Friends  of the  Chaplaincy”  is available  via  http://www.otago-tertiary-chaplaincy.nz/friends-of-the-chaplaincy.

 

Sunday 29th October: being a 5th Sunday, will be a combined service at Caversham, starting at 10am. Please bring a small plate for morning tea.

St Margaret’s people - meet at St Margaret’s Church by 9.40am to share transport to Caversham. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s next Sunday.

 

Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: during October we are inviting members of the parish to contribute in support of our very successful community mission, Lunch@Sidey. Many of you generously provide soup for this Thursday lunch, and we receive bread and vegetables from Foodshare. However, we regularly need to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, milk, margarine etc and our funds are now running low.

If you are able to help support the lunch in this way, please place your donation in a marked envelope with your offering any Sunday in October, or send directly to the office. Thank you.

 

“Plumbing, Plastering and Pudding – Ladies’ Workshop”Wednesday 1st November, 7pm at Stepping Stones Rooms, 186 Macandrew Rd. FREE to women of all ages and abilities, but as spaces are limited please RSVP to Alana on 021 415 530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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, 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.

Christian Theology at Otago University: The Dept of Theology and Religion at Otago University offers a range of papers on campus and by Distance Learning. A poster and leaflets of courses being offered in 2018 are on the notice-board.

 

Presbyterian Support Otago warmly invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 24 October at 5.30pm (light refreshments from 5.00pm) in Burns Hall, 407 Moray Place (next to First Church.) The Guest speaker is Gillian Bremner, Chief Executive for 23 years. Gillian will speak on “A Reflection on the Past, A Challenge for the Future.” Please RSVP by Friday 20th October to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 477 7115

 

Arts & Crafts Day Saturday 4th November, 11am – 4pm organised by the Waikouaiti Karitane Presbyterian Parish. 5 sites to visit (recycled clothing, clock making, concrete critters, art, recycled furniture, weaving, pottery demonstration) plus many displays and a plant stall in the Church Hall, Kildare St. Tickets $10, Devonshire Tea and map included. Tickets available on the day or enquiries to Judy Irving (465 8484) or Victoria Hart (465 7897.)

 

 

Luther +500 – the relevance of Martin Luther’s Reformation in 2017” – a talk on Sunday 12th November, 7pm at St Matthews Anglican Church, 30 Hope St. Presented by Rev Dr Stuart Lange, Church historian and Senior Research Fellow, minister at Massey Presbyterian Church, West Auckland. All welcome. Supper.

 

This Week:

Monday 23rd                Parish Office closed – Labour Day holiday

Thursday 26th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 29th               10.00am          Combined Parish Service at Caversham