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

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 23rd July:

Genesis 28: 10-19a                Psalm 139: 1-12, 23 -24   

Romans 8: 12-25                    Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

 

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.

 

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.

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church is holding the third of 5 reflective services tonight at 7pm. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

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.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Who is Jesus Really? – Rev Assoc Prof Chris Holmes, Dept Theology & Religion, University of Otago. 7– 9pm Monday July 24, 31 and August 7. Burns 5 (Albany St), University of Otago.

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.

Each 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:

Monday 17th             12.30pm           Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Wednesday 18th         6.45pm           Session in Dutton Lounge

                                   7.30pm           Resourcing for Mission in Dutton Lounge

Thursday 19th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 23rd                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

 

 

 

Today: All are welcome to gather at Mitchell’s Tavern in Caversham at 12.30pm for lunch.

Please note the service at Radius Fulton Care Centre starts at the usual time of 1.45pm (not 1.30pm as in the newsletter.) It is always appreciated if parish folk go along to help with the singing and to spend time with the residents.

 

Letter from the Hamills: there are copies available of a recent letter received from Bruce and Jan for those wishing to read an update of their news.

 

Readings for next Sunday, 9th July:

Genesis 24: 34-38, 42-49, 58-67    

Psalm 45: 10 - 17 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13   

Romans 7: 15-25a                          

Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

 

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.

 

St Margaret’s Presbyterian Women will meet at 1.30pm on Tuesday 11th July for their AGM. The Rev Graeme Munro will be the speaker.

 

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 information with your shut-in friends and those unable to attend regular church services.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7 – 9 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15.St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago.

Who is Jesus Really? – Rev Assoc Prof Chris Holmes, Dept Theology & Religion, University of Otago. 7– 9pm Monday July 24, 31 and August 7. Burns 5 (Albany t), University of Otago.

Each 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, South Rd, Caversham

                                   1.45pm           Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Thursday 6th             10.00am           Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 8th               9.00am          Caversham Market

Sunday 9th                   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, 16th July:

Genesis 25: 19-34                  Psalm 119:105 - 112        

Romans 8: 1-11                     Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

 

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: Jack Rutherford, Sybil Kirkwood, Pete Strang, Kath Fa’Asega, Glenyce Hall or Lynda McLachlan or contact the Rev Tokerau Joseph on 477 7150.

 

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.

 

St Margaret’s Presbyterian Women will meet at 1.30pm THIS Tuesday 11th July for their AGM. The Rev Graeme Munro will be the speaker.

 

“Exploring Women’s Christian Spirituality” Wednesday 12th July, 7pm in the OUSA – Evison Lounge, 84 Albany St. This will be an evening of shared stories and discussion and exploring of spiritual connection and growth within and beyond a Christian church setting. At a time when women are still finding their voice in many areas, this is an opportunity to explore together where women find their spiritual strength. Come, share and listen within a safe environment.

 

Caversham Connect – July Edition is available at the parish office or on the Dutton Lounge Noticeboard. This is a very informative local newsletter to which you can subscribe online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask to be added to the email distribution list.

 

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.

 

Presbyterian Support’s People magazine – copies of this are on the back table – please feel free to take one home. If you wish to receive your own copy in future please contact Michelle Gerwitz on 477 7115 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

This Week:

Monday 10th                7.30pm          Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 11th               1.30pm          Green Island Presbyterian Women AGM

Wednesday 12th          6.45pm          Session in Dutton Lounge

                                    7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission in Dutton Lounge

Thursday 13th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.00am         Service at St Clair Park Residential Centre

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 16th                 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 Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 2nd July:

Genesis 22: 1-14                    Psalm 13        

Romans 6: 12-23                    Matthew 10: 40-42

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshop:

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church, PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15.

St David’s Seminar Room 1, 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:

Thursday 29th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 2nd July           9.30am           Morning worship at Caversham; Communion

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                                          Communion

                                  12.30pm          Lunch at Mitchell’s

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre