Next Sunday, 30th August: will be our Presbyterian Support Sunday, and being a 5th Sunday, this will also be a combined parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 11am (morning tea at 10.30am.) We invite you to bring a plate for morning tea. There will not be a service at Caversham on the 30th August.

 

Open Table will be held at Caversham today at 5pm. This is a relaxed worship service; please bring food to share.

 All Age Choir:  Thank you to Jessie Jack and the all age choir for leading the music at Caversham today. The choir will lead the music at Caversham services on the 4th Sunday of each month, and practices in St Andrew’s Lounge on the 3rd Sunday each month after the morning service. New members welcome. 

 Parish Annual General Meeting: will be held on Sunday 20th September after a 10am combined parish service at Caversham. Please keep this date free.

 Caversham Church Spring Clean- is scheduled for Saturday 5th September, 9.30am start. Please bring vacuum cleaners, dusters, wood polish, etc. Everyone is very welcome to come and lend a hand.

 World Vision Child Sponsorship: Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors who support our 9 year old child, Jyoti, in India. We are now all paid up for last year, and the new sponsorship year began this month. There is a new list on the back table at Caversham Church, so we invite our regular sponsors to make their annual $20 donation whenever they are able. If anyone else wishes to support this project, feel free to add your name to the list and pop your donation into the wooden box. Thank you J

 Found – a Man’s watch, Dunlop brand with red and black strap, at St Margaret’s Church last Sunday. Contact the office if it is yours.

 From Frances O’Connell, Hospital Chaplaincy administrator: “We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and the members of your church for the help you gave us at the Hospital Chapel on 2nd August. It is appreciated that it is not always easy to gather together a group of people for this purpose. We also realise that each of you has made a real sacrifice of time and energy and perhaps had to miss out on your own church service to be at the hospital.  Please convey to all your members our sincere thanks for their contribution. Without the help of groups such as yours our hospital worship services would be difficult to maintain Sunday by Sunday. We trust that you all got the same satisfaction of joy from your efforts as the patients and staff did from being able to share in the worship of God while here in hospital.”

 

Horse Manure in untreated sawdust for Sale: only $3 a bag or for orders of 2 or more bags only $2.50 per bag. Free delivery on Tuesday afternoons (alternative times can be arranged) or collect from Sara Cohen School, Rutherford St between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday. Place your order on ph 455 8347. A Sara Cohen School fundraising project.

 Dunedin Star Singers present a musical programme including “SkyLark”, with special guests Nick Hollamby & Kelvin Cummings, at Caversham Baptist Church, Sunday 30th August at 2pm. $10 entry – door sales; tickets also from choir members or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (ph 454 3432.)

  “Gratitude with Joy”: An open ecumenical session with Joy Cowley, Sunday 6th September, 1-3pm, at Holy Cross Centre, Mosgiel. A time to gather for refreshment, encouragement and prayer. Please register with Amy Armstrong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 03 474 5755 or 027 237 6319. Cost: $10.

  Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

This week:

 

Today                              5.00pm     Open Table in Dutton Lounge

                                                           (please bring finger food to share)

 Thursday 27th                   9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

                                       10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

                                       11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                                        5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 Friday 28th                      6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 Sunday 30th          Presbyterian Support Sunday  -Combined Parish Service at Gr Is                                                  10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 23rd August:

 

1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43                      Psalm 84           

 

Ephesians 6:10-20                                                     John 6: 56-69

 

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All Age Choir:  All age choir will lead the music at Caversham next Sunday and will practice for this in St Andrew’s Lounge after this service (do have a quick cuppa first though) – new members very welcome. 

 

 

 

An invitation for TONIGHT!! To learn more about ISLAM. Ken and Alison invite anyone interested to their home at 10 Crosby St, from 7.30 to 9pm tonight to speak with Katy from Iran. Katy is studying for a PhD in Marketing at Otago University and she is happy to inform us about Islam and Muslim issues and respond to your questions. Anyone most welcome. Any queries please speak to Ken or call 453 4744.


 

CAVERSHAM WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP meets tomorrow, Monday 17th August 2015, at 1.30pm. Visit to Rockbourne Jewellery.

 

 

 

Christian World Service Newsletter: copies of the CWS Winter Story are on the foyer table – please feel free to take a copy home.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, 30th August: will be our Presbyterian Support Sunday, and being a 5th Sunday, this will also be a combined parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 11am (morning tea at 10.30am.) We invite you to bring a plate for morning tea. There will not be a service at Caversham on the 30th August.

 

 

 

Succulent plant cuttings required: you may have read in the Star recently about the hanging baskets destined for Caversham. The Caversham Community group is looking for cuttings of succulents or other plants suitable for these baskets. If you can help please contact Sandie Jones on 487 8670 or Shelley Linwood on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

First Presbyterian Church  Of Otago is holding a special service on Sunday August 30th at 10.00am to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Dunedin City Corporation’s first meeting in August 1865. The guest Speaker will be  Mr Ron Palenski; the Royal Dunedin Male Choir will also take part in the service. All welcome.

 

 

 

Maheno Otepopo  Presbyterian Parish will celebrate on  Sunday  August  30th at 10.30am the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the St  John’s Church building, Herbert,  and give thanks to God for the people who have worshiped  there and  have served  the parish. Minister - Rev Rose Luxford. Lunch to follow. A warm welcome is extended to all those who have previously had contact with the Parish.

 

For more information call Marion Partridge, Session Clerk, phone 03 434 5575.

 

 

 

“Gratitude with Joy”: An open ecumenical session with Joy Cowley, Sunday 6th September, 1-3pm, at Holy Cross Centre, Mosgiel. A time to gather for refreshment, encouragement and prayer. Please register with Amy Armstrong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 03 474 5755 or 027 237 6319. Cost: $10.

 

Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

 

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

 

  • A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin.

 

The course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html 

 

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

 

 

This week:

 

Today                            10.45am     Choir practice in St Andrew’s Lounge

 

Monday 17th                    9.00am      Deadline for September Newsletter

 

                                        1.30pm     Caversham Women’s Fellowship

 

Wednesday 19th               7.30pm     Resourcing for Mission in parish office

 

Thursday 20th                   9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

 

                                      10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Friday 21st                      6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Sunday 23rd                     9.30am       Caversham worship & Sunday School

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

                                        5.00pm     Open Table in Dutton Lounge

 

                                                          (please bring finger food to share)

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 9th August:

 

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33          Psalm 130         

Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2                   John 6: 35, 41-51

 

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Bruce will be away at a conference this week, from Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th August. For urgent pastoral matters during this period please contact Rev Rachel Judge on 453 5357 (office) or at home on 453 6228.

 

 

 

Quiz & Dessert Night: a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped with this fundraiser/social evening on Thursday night. Thank you to those who came along and participated, to those who brought others along, those who donated prizes and desserts, who moved tables, helped on the night and especially to Susan & Alan Kilpatrick and Anne Watkins for organising yet another great event!! We all had a great night out and boosted the parish funds by $733.10.

 

 

 

Succulent plant cuttings required: you may have read in the Star recently about the hanging baskets destined for Caversham. The Caversham Community group is looking for cuttings of succulents or other plants suitable for these baskets. If you can help please contact Sandie Jones on 487 8670 or Shelley Linwood on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Open Lecture: “Leadership, Lifestyle and the Book of Acts” - Professor Steve Walton from St Mary’s University, London. Thursday 6th August, 5:15 pm in Archway 2 Lecture Theatre, Otago University. All Welcome

 

 

 

Seminar: Luke as Theologian, Luke as Storyteller: How Luke “does Theology”-

 

Prof Steve Walton, Friday 7th August, 3pm, Seminar Room 4.C.11, 4th Floor, Arts Building , Otago University. All welcome.

 

 

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

 

Each course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html 

 

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

Maheno Otepopo  Presbyterian Parish will celebrate on  Sunday  August  30th at 10.30am the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the St  John’s Church building, Herbert,  and give thanks to God for the people who have worshiped  there and  have served  the parish. Minister - Rev Rose Luxford. Lunch to follow. A warm welcome is extended to all those who have previously had contact with the Parish. For more information call Marion Partridge, Session Clerk, phone 03 434 5575.

 

 “Gratitude with Joy”: An open ecumenical session with Joy Cowley, Sunday 6th September, 1-3pm, at Holy Cross Centre, Mosgiel. A time to gather for refreshment, encouragement and prayer. Please register with Amy Armstrong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 03 474 5755 or 027 237 6319. Cost: $10.

 

 

Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

 

 

This week:

 

Today                            12.15pm    Lunch at Mitchell’s

 

                                        1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Tuesday 4th August          7.30pm     Caversham Property Committee

 

Thursday 6th Aug             9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

 

                                      10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Friday 7th                        6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Saturday 8th                    9.00am       Market at Caversham

 

Sunday 9th                       9.30am       Caversham café service & Sunday School

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 16th August:

 

1 Kings 2: 10-12,  3:3-14                       Psalm 111         

 

          Ephesians 5:15-20               John 6: 51-58

 

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Have you returned your yellow form yet??? There are still some membership update yellow forms yet to be returned (these were distributed with your May newsletter.) If you still have yours, please return this as asap; if you wish to update your details by phone please contact the office, Jillian (ph 487 6307) or Sybil (487 8018.)

 

“TPPA – Walk Away” Nationwide week of action: There will be a family friendly rally and march from the Dental School to the Octagon at 1pm on Saturday 15th August. All welcome

 

Maheno Otepopo  Presbyterian Parish will celebrate on  Sunday  August  30th at 10.30am the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the St  John’s Church building, Herbert,  and give thanks to God for the people who have worshiped  there and  have served  the parish. Minister - Rev Rose Luxford. Lunch to follow. A warm welcome is extended to all those who have previously had contact with the Parish. For more information call Marion Partridge, Session Clerk, phone 03 434 557

 

“Gratitude with Joy”: An open ecumenical session with Joy Cowley, Sunday 6th September, 1-3pm, at Holy Cross Centre, Mosgiel. A time to gather for refreshment, encouragement and prayer. Please register with Amy Armstrong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 03 474 5755 or 027 237 6319. Cost: $10

 

Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August. 

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

 Each course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html 

 PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

 

This week:

 

Monday 10th Aug             7.30pm     St Margaret’s Property Committee

 

Tuesday 11th                    1.30pm     St Margaret’s Presbyterian Women

 

Wednesday 12th             10.00am     Caversham & St Clair Pastoral Team

 

                                          2.00pm    St Clair Friendship Group

 

                                         7.00pm    Session

 

Thursday 13th                   9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

 

                                      10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Friday 14th                      6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Saturday 15th                 10.00am      Caversham Property Working Bee

 

Sunday 16th                     9.30am       Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

 

Monday 17th                  9.00am       Deadline for September newsletter

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 2nd August:

 

2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a             Psalm 51: 1-12          

Ephesians 4: 1-16                        John 6: 24-35

 

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Hospital Bed-PushingNEXT SUNDAY, 2nd August – unfortunately this time we are struggling to get enough helpers; if anyone else is able to come along we would welcome their attendance.  So many of our people are committed to other duties within the parish and it is becoming increasingly difficult to round up a group who can assist with this mission. All helpers are asked to meet in the Dunedin Hospital foyer (near the chapel) by 9.45am.

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2015!!!! THIS Thursday 30th July at 7pm in Sidey Hall, Caversham. We ask you all to come along, if possible bring a team, or join one on the night…..ask your family, friends, neighbours and work-mates to come along for a fun-filled evening!!! $20 a team (up to 6 people). We encourage you to pre-register your team at 487 6367, but also feel free to come along and join a team on the night.

Please support this parish FUNdraiser!

 

Annual Reports: In preparation for the parish AGM, all parish groups/ committees are reminded to prepare their annual reports and get these to the parish office as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

Retirement of the Rev David Coster: David will be retiring after nearly 40 years of Ministry (the last 10 at Cashmere Presbyterian in Christchurch.) We have received an invitation from Cashmere Parish to join them in farewelling David and Joy on Sunday 2nd August at a 10am service of worship followed by lunch. It would be wonderful if Coastal Unity could be represented at this farewell. RSVP by tomorrow, 27 July to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 332 7129

 

Garage Sale: THIS Thursday 30th July, 11am – 2pm at Sidey Hall. Stepping Stones, a community group run by Presbyterian Support, is holding this garage sale – please come along and support th

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming courses offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

 

·        The Protestant Reformation and the Breaking of the Western Church. Presented by Assoc. Prof. Tim Cooper, Dept Theology & Religion. Friday July 31st, 7-9pm; Saturday August 1st, 9am – 12.30pm. Burns 5, Albany Street, University of Otago.

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

Each course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html  

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

Open lecture: 'Changing Our Mind on the LGBT Issue' -  Dr. David P. Gushee, Thursday 30 July, 5.15 - 6.30pm, Archway 2 Lecture Theatre.
"David Gushee is well-known as a leading evangelical scholar of Christian ethics who has recently changed his mind on questions related to homosexuality and the Christian faith....". He is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at
Mercer University
. David is a scholar, activist, and churchman. His research interests focus on the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ and the Christian theological-ethical tradition, together with its contemporary implications for Christian discipleship and public witness. He is the author or editor of 20 books and hundreds of articles in his field, including Righteous Gentiles of the HolocaustKingdom EthicsThe Sacredness of Human Life, and, most recently, Changing Our Mind. Prof. Gushee will speak on his personal journey toward a change of his own heart and mind in becoming an advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church, and his recent book Changing Our Mind and the impact that it is having. All welcome.


Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed
Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

This week:

 

Today                            5.00pm      Open Table at Sidey Hall

                                                           (bring food to share)

 

Thursday 23rd                  9.00am       St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

 

                                      10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      7.00pm       QUIZ & DESSERT NIGHT

 

Friday 31st                               6.30pm       Youth Group at Caversham

 

Sunday 2nd August         9.30am       Caversham morning worship & Sunday School

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

                                      12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s

 

                                        1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

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