Readings for next Sunday, 19th March:
Exodus 17: 1-7 Psalm 95
Romans 5: 1-11 John 4: 5-42
Parish Fair: only 2 weeks until the fair at 11am on Saturday 25th March.
- We are still accepting items for the grocery hamper raffle
- If you can pre-sell raffle tickets please contact the office
- Any goods you are able to contribute will be appreciated – stalls include cakes, sweets, deli, plants & produce, elegant junk, knitwear, craft & jewellery, white elephant, books, toys & puzzles and Cavy Op Shop (good used clothing.)
These can be brought in during office hours, or phone the office to have goods collected.
St Margaret’s PWANZ – next meeting is this Tuesday, 14th March at 1:30. We are having a talk on "our careers and occupations" all welcome.
Lunch@Sidey: all welcome to come along for a free lunch in Sidey Hall on Thursdays at 11.30am.
Neighbours Day – 24 / 25 March. Presbyterian Support has put together packs to make it easier for people to do something in their street for Neighbour’s Day; we have two packs to give away (one for Caversham and one for Green Island) – these include invitations, an ice-breaker bingo game, a copy of Dunedin Emergency Planning Guide, tea and coffee. These packs are in the parish office – if you plan to arrange a gathering in your street, please see Wendy to pick up a pack.
Presbyterial will hold the first meeting of 2017 at 2 pm on Tuesday 28 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, Burns Hall. Everyone welcome. The speaker will be Dr Ruth Houghton who will show slides and talk on her Greenland and Canadian Artic trip. Afternoon tea will follow.
Taieri Gorge Rail Walk: Sunday 7th May. A rare opportunity to walk the spectacular Taieri Gorge rail line. Train departs Dunedin Railway Station at 8.30am, returns at 3pm. Approx 2.5 hours of walking; 4 bridges and 2 tunnels. Tickets only $59, includes sausage sizzle; available from Dunedin Railway Station, ph 477 4449 or online www.dunedinrailways.co.nz. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Funds raised will go to the Presbyterian Support Buddy Programme.
Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:
Issues of War and Peace - Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8. In Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago
Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church
7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street
The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago
7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.
530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago
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
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
World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. 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. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.
Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.
Today 2.30pm Afternoon Communion at Caversham
Monday 13th 9.00am Deadline for April Coastal Press
7.30pm Green Island Property Committee
Tuesday 14th 1.30pm St Margaret’s PWANZ
Wednesday 15th 7.30pm Resourcing for Mission
Thursday 16th 10.00am Fruit & Vege depot
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 Green Island
Monday 20th Office Closed – Otago Anniversary Day
Caversham Women’s Fellowship
Thursday 23rd 9.00am Setting up for parish fair
10.00am Fruit & Vege depot
5 – 5.45pm Fruit & Vege depot
Friday 24th 9am – 7pm Sidey Hall open for fair set up
Saturday 25th 10.00am All fair helpers to be at Sidey Hall