Readings for next Sunday, 17th September:

Exodus 14: 19-31         Psalm 114 or Exodus 15: 1b – 11, 20-21    

Romans 14: 1-12          Matthew 18: 21- 35


Afternoon Communion: was to be held today but this has now been cancelled. We apologise for the late notice.


Parish Annual Congregational Meeting is to be held NEXT Sunday 17th September following a 10am combined Parish Service at Caversham. We hope for a good attendance at this meeting. A small contribution for morning tea would be appreciated. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s next Sunday.


St Margaret’s PWANZ meets on Tuesday 12th September for lunch at 12 midday at Greenland’s Café and Restaurant, 215 Main South Road, Green Island.


Election Day Market: We will be holding a market Day at Caversham on Election Day, 23rd September, and plan a church cake stall. If you could spare an hour or two to look after the stall, please let Wendy know, and we will be happy to receive cakes, squares, loaves, cheese rolls, savoury items etc on Friday 22nd September.


Advance Voting: will be available in the Junior Room, Sidey Hall complex on week days from tomorrow, 12th September. If your group is meeting in the halls during the fortnight leading to the elections, please be mindful of the polling booth in the complex and leave the parks adjacent to the ramp entrance for those requiring level access to the polling booth. 


Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale: “Many thanks to the many generous people who baked for our recent Bake Sales where $3,209.40 was raised. Special thanks go to the Home of St Barnabas, which provided wonderful baking for our stalls." - Frances O’Connell.


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. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.


World Suicide Prevention Day: All welcome to an informal service at St Paul’s Cathedral tonight between 6-8pm. Local and out-of-town speakers dedicated to suicide prevention, moving musical performances, participation from general public and a traditional love token ceremony. Refreshments provided. Gold Coin donation invited.


Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries display at Knox Presbyterian Church has been extended until Tuesday 12th September. Come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.  


Meet the Candidates Evening for Dunedin South: Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm at St Philips Presbyterian Church, 121 Belford Street, Grants Braes. An opportunity to hear from your Dunedin South Candidates; each candidate will be speaking and there will be an opportunity for questions from the floor at the end.  Stay around for supper and a chance to speak to candidates individually. Any questions or enquiries please phone Carolyn Sims 477 7115.


Meet the Candidates Evening for Dunedin North: Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm at Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari. An opportunity to hear from six of our Dunedin North Candidates; each candidate will be speaking and there will be an opportunity for questions from the floor at the end.  Stay around for supper and a chance to speak to candidates individually.  Supper to follow.  Any questions or enquiries please phone Carolyn Sims 477 7115.


“Christiology through a Maori Lens”: All welcome to hear Wayne Te Kaawa’s research presentation on Tuesday 12th September, 1pm, at the Hocken Library. This is in conjunction with Maori Language Week.


PRAYER B 4 POLLING: A warm invitation to all to come to Caversham Baptist Church between  1:30pm - 2:30pm on Saturday 16th Sept and pray for our country as we lead up to the Elections. The church will be open for a time of informal prayer (stay as long or short a time as you like.) There is much power in prayer and our country needs all the prayer it can get!


Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust Annual Public Meeting will be held at 1pm on Thursday 21st September in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel, followed by refreshments. Guest speaker will be Rev Tim Pratt, National Manager of ICHC. All welcome. RSVP for catering to Frances on 474 0999 xtn 58130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


This Week:

Monday 11th                7.30pm          Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 12th            12.00noon        Green Island PWANZ lunch

Thursday 14th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 17th             10.00am           Combined Service at Caversham

                                                           followed by

                                 11.00am           Parish Annual Congregational Meeting