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 or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to:


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 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