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