Caversham Neighbours DayTODAY in Kew Park, noon to 3pm. Stalls, activities for all ages, sausage sizzle, local information and the chance to break assorted world records! Don’t miss out on this community event. 

FOUND: a pair of ladies glasses (pinkish frames) and two Bibles (left at Café service last week?) – one is NRSV and the other is a Good News Bible. Please collect from the office.

Harvest Thanksgiving: NEXT SUNDAY, 29th March will be a combined parish Palm Sunday Service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 11am and will also be our Harvest Thanksgiving Service. We invite people to bring along both non-perishable food items and garden/ orchard produce to this service; these gifts will then be donated to the Presbyterian Support Foodbank. There will not be a service at Caversham next Sunday morning.

It would also be appreciated if people could bring along a small plate to share for morning tea, which will be served from 10.30am before the service.

Congregational Meeting: there will be a short congregational meeting after the combined service at St Margaret’s on Sunday 29th March to vote on Session’s proposal that Pam Macdonald and Alaina O’Byrne be ordained as Elders. See short profiles of these two people elsewhere in the notices.

Ministry Opportunities: It is proposed to set up a Caversham depot for the All Saints’ fruit and vegetable co-op. Could you help on a Thursday morning with packing, transporting packs to Caversham or money handling? Please talk to Jillian (ph 487 6307) or Bruce if you are interested in being involved.

Christian Broadcasting Assn (CBA) will be presenting the ‘real Easter message’ on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport network from 6am to 6pm on Good Friday, and need our help to cover the costs of this broadcast. Donation envelopes are enclosed with your bulletins today, or you could phone 0900 80 222 to make a gift of $20 charged to your phone account.

A Letter from the Moderator – Vanuatu Appeal

“The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has a long-standing partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV). In solidarity and in partnership with the PCV, we are launching Pacific Vision: Vanuatu, a fund that will assist the PCV in their vision of mission and service to the people of Vanuatu. Rather than an emergency aid fund, money raised for Pacific Vision: Vanuatu will go toward supporting projects and initiatives that empower the long-term, sustainable development of the Vanuatu people. This will be vital for the development of the church post-cyclone. As a Church, we currently have six people from New Zealand Presbyterian parishes working in Vanuatu with the PCV:

We urge congregations to give generously to this appeal for Pacific Vision: Vanuatu and for your prayers of intercession for this nation.”

To enable parish members to support the Moderator’s Appeal, we will have collection plates available after the parish services on Sundays 29th March, 5th and 12th April where donations can be placed. We will forward these donations to PCANZ on your behalf.

End of Financial Year: the personal financial year ends on 31st March. A reminder that all receipted charitable donations over $5 are eligible for a 33.3% tax rebate. Should you wish to make an extra donation to the parish in the current financial year, please ensure this is into the office before Tuesday 31st March.

A Letter from the Hospital Chaplaincy Administrator: “We would like to take this opportunity of thanking the members of your church for the help you gave us at the Hospital Chapel last Sunday. 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.

Yours sincerely, Frances.”

Dunedin Presbyterial Region: The first meeting for 2015 of will be held at 1.30 pm this Tuesday 24 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago.  Our guest speaker will be Rev Dr Kerry Enright.  A warm invitation is extended to all members as well as anyone from your parish, to join us on this occasion. Afternoon tea will be served.

 

This week:

Monday 23rd                   Parish Office closed – Anniversary Day Holiday

Thursday 26th                  9.00am     St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

                                        11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                                        7.00pm     Easter Choir practice in Caversham Church

Friday 27th                         6.30pm      Youth Group

Sunday 29th                       11.00am     Combined Parish Service at St Margaret’s;   Palm Sunday; Harvest Thanksgiving

                                        1-4pm         Youth Fundraising Car Wash at Caversham

                                        4.30pm       “Open Table” at Sidey Hall (bring finger food to share)

 

Easter Services:

Thursday 2nd April              7.30pm       Maundy Service at Caversham

Friday 3rd April                   9.00am       Meet at shark bell, St Clair Esplanade, for “Walk of the Cross”

                                       10.00am     Good Friday Service at Caversham Baptist Church

Sunday 5th                        9.30am     Easter Day Service at Caversham

                                       11.00am    Easter Day service at St Margaret’s Gr Is

 

 

 

Mission in East Asia! Rob and Ayesha are a young couple heading out to East Asia with Student Life as missionaries later this year. They are passionate about introducing the students of Asia to the joy of knowing and following Christ. Come along to St Andrew’s Lounge at 7:30pm TONIGHT for a chance to hear about the need for Christ in East Asia, how the Lord is using their ministry to meet that need, and how you can help the students of Asia!

CAVERSHAM WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP, meets tomorrow, Monday 16th March 2015, for an ‘Outing to the Orokonui Café’ for afternoon tea. Please meet at the Caversham Church at 1.45pm.

Message from Pete Strang: The Chaplaincy Appeal final total was $8,173.00 [$9,097 last year] A huge thank you to all those 16 collectors + support people.....it was much appreciated. Coastal Unity is one of the strongest teams out there!  An increasing challenge for the Annual Street Appeal is finding enough collectors for sites all over the city so keep it in mind for next year....discuss with Pete S if you want to....phone 4877478 or 0274731265.

Thank you so much to those who helped with bed-pushing at the hospital last Sunday. It was a particularly busy day so your help was appreciated. Special thanks to Ken Baker for being able to come at short notice.

Easter Choir: we invite you to come along to Caversham Church at 7pm this Thursday to join the parish all-age choir as they prepare some songs for the Palm Sunday combined parish service on 29th March at St Margaret’s Green Island.

Harvest Thanksgiving: Sunday 29th March will be a combined parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 11am and will also be our Harvest Thanksgiving Service. We invite people to bring along both non-perishable food items and garden/ orchard produce to this service; these gifts will then be donated to the Presbyterian Support Foodbank.

As also invite you to bring along a small plate to share for morning tea, which is served from 10.30am before the service.

Congregational Meeting: there will be a short congregational meeting after the combined service at St Margaret’s on Sunday 29th March to vote on Session’s proposal that Pam Macdonald and Alaina O’Byrne be ordained as Elders.

End of Financial Year: the personal financial year ends on 31st March. A reminder that all receipted charitable donations over $5 are eligible for a 33.3% tax rebate. Should you wish to make any extra donations to the parish in the current financial year, please ensure your donation is into the office before Tuesday 31st March.

Banners on Display: the parish banners will be on public display for the week from Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st at the Quilters and Patchworkers Otago exhibition at First Church. Do go along to see these and other wonderful pieces.

Book Sale: Saturday 21 March, 9-11am at Caversham Harrier & Athletic Clubrooms, 201 Middleton Rd (next to the shop). Cheap books for all!

Caversham Neighbours Day –Sunday 22nd March, noon to 3pm in Kew Park. Stalls, activities for all ages, sausage sizzle, local information and the chance to break assorted world records! Don’t miss out on this community day.

Dunedin Presbyterial Region: The first meeting for 2015 of will be held at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 24 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago.  Our guest speaker will be Rev Dr Kerry Enright.  A warm invitation is extended to all members as well as anyone from your parish, to join us. Afternoon tea.

Voluntary Chaplaincy Assistants’ Training Course: voluntary chaplaincy assistants have a vital role in working alongside paid chaplains at the Dunedin and Wakari hospitals. Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust is offering an 11 week training course for voluntary chaplaincy assistants, starting 20 April. If you would like to find out more about this ministry, speak to Jillian Criglington or Bruce Hamill or contact Frances O’Connell on 474 0999 ext 8130 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications for the training course close Friday 27th March with interviews in early April.

World Vision Child sponsorship: If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation soon. This donor year finishes in July. 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.

QUIZ afternoon – today, 2 – 4.30pm at the Kensington Hotel. Fundraising through the Miss World NZ 2015 Beauty Pageant for the Oaklynn School for Special Needs in New Lyn. Your support of this fundraiser will also assist our Otago candidate, Deborah Lambie, with her quest to become Miss World NZ, as entrants gain points for funds raised. Tickets ($5 per person), can be purchased from our parish treasurer, Colin Nichols – 454 5432 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WANTED TO RENT: a house is needed for a family moving to Dunedin at the end of April - a couple with two young children. Careful tenants. If you know of an available property, please talk to Wendy on 455 8972 or in the office on 487 6367.

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:

·        Going Deeper into the Gospel of Luke. Presented by Dr Deborah Bower, Synod of Otago & Southland Church Leadership Support Advisor. Friday April 17th, 7-9pm and Sat April 18th, 9-12.30 in Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago.

·        Forgiveness, Freedom and Faith: An Exploration of Christian Forgiveness as an experience of Freedom - Presented by Prof David Tombs (Centre for Theology and Public Issues, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago). Fri May 8, 7-9pm – Burns 2 (Albany Street), University of Otago. Sat May 9, 9am-12.30 - The Gathering Place, Knox Church, George Street.

Courses cost $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   7:30 PM

East Asia Mission Talk

in St Andrew's Lounge

Monday 16th, March 9:00 AM

Deadline for April

Coastal Press Newsletter

  1:45 PM

Caversham Women's

Fellowship at Church

Tuesday 17th, March 7:30 PM

Session &

Resourcing for Mission

Combined Meeting

Wednesday 18th, March 7:30 PM

Resourcing for Mission

at Caversham

Thursday 19th, March      9:00 AM

St Margaret’s

Community Playgroup

    Lunch@Sidey
   

Easter Choir practice in

Caversham Church

Friday 20th, March  5:30 PM

Youth Group

Dinner

  6:30 PM


Youth Group

 

Sunday 22nd, March  9:30 AM

Morning Worship &

Sunday School at Caversham  

  10.30 AM

Morning tea

at St Margaret’s

  11.00 AM

Morning Worship

at St Margaret’s Gr Is

   

Caversham Neighbours Day

on Kew Park

Coming up:  

 

 

Sunday 29th, March  11:00 AM

Combined Parish Serviceat

at St Margaret’s;

   

Palm Sunday; Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving

  1 - 4 PM

Youth Fundraising Car Wash

at Caversham

  4:30 PM

“Open Table” at Sidey Hall

(Bring food to share)

Easter Services:  

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 7:30 PM

Maundy Service

at Caversham

Friday 3rd, April 9:00 AM

Meet at shark bell,

St Clair Esplanade, for “Walk of the Cross”

for “Walk of the Cross”

   

Good Friday Service at

Caversham Baptist Church

Sunday 5th, April 9:30 AM

Easter Day Service

at Caversham

  11:00 AM

Easter Day service

at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

 

Security matters: a reminder, if you have unlocked the St Margaret’s Church, you are also responsible for ensuring ALL DOORS ARE SECURED BEFORE YOU LEAVE. On several occasions in recent weeks Kirkland Lounge has been left unlocked with the building unattended.

Afternoon Communion service will be held at Caversham next Sunday, 8th March, at 2.30pm. If you need transport to attend this service please phone Sybil on 487 8018. This shorter Communion service is open to all, but is particularly suitable for those unable to get to the morning services. Afternoon tea included.

Prayer opportunity: TODAY at 2pm Christians in Dunedin will gather to pray with and for the Coptic Christian community, to support the local community and to pray for the Coptic Church in Egypt and elsewhere. We will remember our brothers and sisters who have suffered for their faith, for those who have been killed and for those who live under continuing persecution. All are welcome. This gathering will be in the Coptic Orthodox Church in Carroll Street (known to Presbyterians as the old St Andrew’s Church.)

World Day of Prayer: this Friday, 6th March. There will be a service in the hall at Holy Cross Church in Ajax St at 1.30pm, to which everyone is welcome.

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Day: Friday 6th March. Please support this appeal as you are able.

Bed-pushing at the Hospitala reminder that our parish is “on duty” next Sunday 8th March. For more information please contact Sue on 487 7899.

Can you help us??? Paula and Phil will not be available to man the parish stall at the March fleamarket on Saturday 14th March, and we would love a couple of people to volunteer to look after the stall for them. We have a lot of quality items to sell, so if you could help us out for one Saturday morning, please call the office to find out more. It is always a lot of fun.

Special Opportunity for Pastoral Care Visitors: On Saturday the 14th of March at 1pm we are hosting Lynne Baab to lead a workshop in our parish on Pastoral Care. Lynne lectures in the area of Pastoral Care at the University and has a wide range of experience and expertise. She is also prolific writer in the field. She has written books on: Friendship in the Facebook age, Christian spiritual disciplines, including fasting and Sabbath keeping; spirituality at midlife; burnout; congregational communication; spiritual gifts; the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and its use in teams and personal spirituality. Put it in your diary now so you don’t miss this chance to be inspired and encouraged in your pastoral work! Date: 14th March                   Time: 1 – 3.30pm         Venue: Dutton Lounge                  

Baptism: on Sunday 15th March, Elena Sealy will be baptised during the morning service at Caversham.

World Vision Child sponsorship: If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation any time. This donor year finishes in July. 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.

Mission in East Asia! Rob and Ayesha are a young couple heading out to East Asia with Student Life as missionaries later this year. They are passionate about introducing the students of Asia to the joy of knowing and following Christ. Come along to St Andrew’s Lounge at 7:30pm on 15thMarch for a chance to hear about the need for Christ in East Asia, how the Lord is using their ministry to meet that need, and how you can help the students of Asia!

Caversham Neighbours Day – please note that this event will be held on Sunday 22nd March, not 29th as advertised in the recent Coastal Press. 

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:

·         Going Deeper into the Gospel of Luke. Presented by Dr Deborah Bower, Synod of Otago & Southland Church Leadership Support Advisor. Friday April 17th, 7-9pm and Sat April 18th, 9-12.30 in Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago. 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                            12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s

1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Thursday 5th                     9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

Friday 6th                           World Day of Prayer

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Collection

6.30pm       Youth Group

Sunday 8th                          Bed-pushing at the Hospital Chapel Service

9.30am      Café Service & Sunday School at                                                                                                                        Caversham

10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s

11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s Gr Is

2.30pm     Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

Afternoon Communion service will be held at Caversham TODAY at 2.30pm. This shorter Communion service is open to all, but is particularly suitable for those unable to get to the morning services. Afternoon tea included. All welcome.

Easter Choir: we invite you to come along to Caversham Church at 7pm this Thursday to join the parish all-age choir as they prepare some songs for the Palm Sunday combined parish service on 29th March at St Margaret’s Green Island.

Harvest Thanksgiving: Sunday 29th March will also be our Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 11am at St Margaret’s Green Island. We invite people to bring along both non-perishable food items and garden/ orchard produce to this service; these gifts will then be donated to the Presbyterian Support Foodbank. As this is a combined parish service, we invite you to bring along a small plate to share for morning tea, which is served from 10.30ambefore the service.

Special Opportunity for Pastoral Care Visitors: On Saturday the 14th of March at 1pm we are hosting Lynne Baab to lead a workshop in our parish on Pastoral Care. Lynne lectures in the area of Pastoral Care at the University and has a wide range of experience and expertise. She is also prolific writer in the field. She has written books on: Friendship in the Facebook age, Christian spiritual disciplines, including fasting and Sabbath keeping; spirituality at midlife; burnout; congregational communication; spiritual gifts; the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and its use in teams and personal spirituality. Put it in your diary now so you don’t miss this chance to be inspired and encouraged in your pastoral work!

Date: 14th March                   Time: 1 – 3.30pm         Venue: Dutton Lounge                  

Baptism: on Sunday 15th March, Elena Sealy will be baptised during the morning service at Caversham.

Mission in East Asia! Rob and Ayesha are a young couple heading out to East Asia with Student Life as missionaries later this year. They are passionate about introducing the students of Asia to the joy of knowing and following Christ. Come along to St Andrew’s Lounge at 7:30pm on 15thMarch for a chance to hear about the need for Christ in East Asia, how the Lord is using their ministry to meet that need, and how you can help the students of Asia!

Caversham Neighbours Day –Sunday 22nd March, noon to 3pm in Kew Park. Stalls, activities for all ages, sausage sizzle, local information and the chance to break assorted world records! Don’t miss out on this community day.

Book Sale: Saturday 21 March, 9-11am at Caversham Harrier & Athletic Clubrooms, 201 Middleton Rd (next to the shop). Cheap books for all!

Dunedin Presbyterial Region: The first meeting for 2015 of will be held at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 24 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago.  Our guest speaker will be Rev Dr Kerry Enright.  A warm invitation is extended to all members as well as anyone from your parish, to join us on this occasion. Afternoon tea will be served.

Voluntary Chaplaincy Assistants’ Training Course: voluntary chaplaincy assistants have a vital role in working alongside paid chaplains at the Dunedin and Wakari hospitals. Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust is offering an 11 week training course for voluntary chaplaincy assistants, starting 20 April. If you would like to find out more about this ministry, speak to Jillian Criglington or Bruce Hamill or contact Frances O’Connell on 474 0999 ext 8130 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications for the training course close Friday 27th March with interviews in early April.

TEAR Fund has been in New Zealand for 40 years; on the foyer table you will find copies of their special 40th Anniversary edition of their magazine, Correspondent.

World Vision Child sponsorship: If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation anytime. This donor year finishes in July. 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.

QUIZ afternoon – Sunday 15th March, 2 – 4.30pm at the Kensington Hotel. Fundraising through the Miss World NZ 2015 Beauty Pageant for the Oaklynn School for Special Needs in New Lyn. Your support of this fundraiser will also assist our Otago candidate, Deborah Lambie, with her quest to become Miss World NZ, as entrants gain points for funds raised. Tickets ($5 per person), can be purchased from our parish treasurer, Colin Nichols – 454 5432 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This week:

Today                            2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

Tuesday 10th                   1.30pm      St Margaret’s Presbyterian Women

7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Wednesday 11th             7.00pm      Session in St Andrew’s Lounge, Caversham

Thursday 12th                   9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

7.00pm     Easter Choir practice in Caversham Church

7.30pm      Southern Churches meeting in St Andrew’s Lounge

Friday 13th                      6.30pm      Youth Group

Saturday 14th                  9.00am       Caversham Market

1.00pm      Pastoral Care Workshop in Dutton Lounge

Sunday 15th                      9.30am      Morning Worship & Sunday School at Caversham

10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s

11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s Gr Is

7.30pm     East Asia Mission talk in Dutton Lounge

 

Coming up:

Sunday 22nd                   12 noon       Caversham Neighbours Day on Kew Park

Sunday 29th                    11.00am      Combined Parish Service at St Margaret’s; Palm Sunday; Harvest Thanksgiving

1-4pm         Youth Fundraising Car Wash at Caversham

4.30pm       “Open Table” at Sidey Hall