Annual Donation receipts are now available for those on the envelope and automatic payment systems.

 

Readings for next Sunday, 14th May:

Acts 7: 55-60         Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16      1 Peter 2: 2-10               John 14: 1-14

 

St Margaret’s PWANZ: the next meeting on the St Margaret's PWANZ is this Tuesday 9th May at 1:30pm. Would everyone bring something old that they treasure, to talk about.

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is coming up on Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. We would appreciate your

  • Donation of raffle prizes (new items only please)
  • asking friends and neighbours to make up teams ($20 per team)
  • coming along and joining a team on the night if you can’t arrange one
  • pre-registering your team (up to 6 people) at the parish office (487 6367)

Our Fundraising team greatly appreciates your support.

 

Bruce Hamill’s 2016 Study Leave Reports can be borrowed from the office if you would like to read them. There are two documents – “Learning to do Lunch – a theological reflection on a Missional Community and “The God Revolution – a short course in Christianity.”

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church will host a series of 5 reflective services from May through to September. 7pm on Sundays 28th May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August and 24th September. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15

St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Today                   12.30pm    Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                                1.45pm    Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Monday 8th May      7.30pm    Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 9th             1.30pm    Green Island Presbyterian Women

Wednesday 10th      7.00pm    Session

Thursday 11th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 13th           9.00am     Caversham Market

Sunday 14th             9.30am     Morning Worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                              11.00am     Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

Readings for next Sunday, 7th May:

Acts 2: 42-47          Psalm 23      1 Peter 2: 19-25          John 10: 1-10

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is coming up on Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. We would appreciate your

  • donations of wine, chocolates and raffle prizes (new items only please)
  • asking your friends and neighbours to make up teams ($20 per team)
  • pre-registering your team (up to 6 people) at the parish office (487 6367)
  • coming along and joining a team on the night if you can’t arrange one

Our Fundraising team greatly appreciates your support.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church

7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Monday 1st May                      Term 2 starts

Thursday 4th          10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 7th                9.30am     Morning Worship at Caversham

                              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

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 23rd   April:

Acts 2: 14a, 22-32                  Psalm 16            

1 Peter 1: 3-9                         John 20: 19 – 31

 

Parish Office: is closed until 9am this Wednesday 19th April. Check the office answer-phone (476 6367) for emergency contact people over the holiday period.

 

Lunch@Sidey – you may not realise that this is a free lunch open to everyone – it would be lovely to see more of our own congregations coming along to enjoy this weekly lunch in Sidey Hall, Thursdays at 11.30pm.

 

Sunday 30th April – being a 5th Sunday, will be a combined Parish service at Caversham, starting at 10.30am followed by a shared lunch. The Freemasons of Coastal Otago will join us on this occasion (see your April CoastalPress.) Please bring food to share for lunch on 30th April.

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is coming up on Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. Start asking friends and neighbours to keep this date free for an evening of fun and yummy food!! We would appreciate donations of wine, chocolates and raffle prizes (new items only please) which can be brought to the parish office. Our Fundraising team appreciates your support.

 

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) seeks help to broadcast the real Easter message on mainstream radio. This Good Friday CBA will broadcast for 22 hours on NZ’s three largest commercial talk radio stations: Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE. CBA’s programmes are designed to communicate the Christian faith to those who have never understood. They have asked for your help to cover production costs –phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation (charged to your phone account) or visit cba.org.nz/easter for more information.

 

This Week:

Wednesday 19th   7.30pm      Resourcing for Mission meets in parish office

Thursday 20th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 23rd            9.30am      Morning worship at Caversham

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

Readings for next Sunday, 30th April:

Acts 2: 14a, 36-41                  Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19

1 Peter 1: 17-23                     Luke 24: 13-35

 

Calling Caversham soup-makers: Today we have fresh vegetables and some frozen stock available at Caversham to be made into soup for Lunch@Sidey. Soup can be brought in on any day during the week as we can freeze it until needed. Thanks for your support of this programme.

 

Next Sunday 30th April – being a 5th Sunday, will be a combined Parish service at Caversham, starting at 10.30am followed by a shared lunch. The Freemasons of Coastal Otago will join us on this occasion (see your April CoastalPress.) Please bring food to share for lunch next Sunday.

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is coming up on Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. Start asking friends and neighbours to keep this date free for an evening of fun and yummy food!! Only $20 a team (up to 6 people) so start getting your team(s) together now!!

 We would appreciate donations of wine, chocolates and raffle prizes (new items only please) which can be brought to the parish office.

Our Fundraising team appreciates your support.

 

Caversham Women's Fellowship:  tomorrow, Monday 24th April. Meet at Caversham Church at 1:15pm to share rides into Dunedin to visit "Unstitched" shop at 23 Princes St. (opposite old D.I.C. entrance.) Bring gold coins for afternoon tea.

 

Spirituality Seminar: "Well-being and the Human Soul” led by Prof Grant Gillett;  Dunedin Hospital Chapel, this Thursday 27 April 2017, 1-2 pm.

Grant Gillett is a qualified neurosurgeon and practised until 2006. He is now a Professor of Medical Ethics at the Bioethics Centre of the Otago University Medical School, and a fellow of the Royal Society. He has authored over 350 articles in medical ethics, philosophy, bioethics, the philosophy of psychiatry and neuroscience. Organized by the OTAGO HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY SUPPORT TRUST.

 

This Week:

Monday 24th           1.15pm     Caversham Women’s Fellowship at Caversh. Church

Tuesday 25th        ANZAC Day – office closed

Thursday 27th       10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 30th            10.30am    Combined Parish Service at Caversham followed by Pot Luck Lunch- please bring food to share

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 16th  April:

Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31: 1-6                            Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 

Colossians 3: 1-4  or Acts 10: 34-43                 John 20: 1-18  or Matthew 28:1-10

 

Otago  Tertiary  Chaplaincy: Greg Hughson has  been  Ecumenical  Chaplain at Otago University  since  February  2000.  You can find out more about the ministries of the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy team via   http://www.otago.ac.nz/chaplainhttp://www.otago-tertiary-chaplaincy.nz   and    Facebook: Otago  Tertiary  Chaplaincy. To register as a  friend of the Chaplaincy and receive  news  via  e-mail, please go to http://www.otago-tertiary-chaplaincy.nz/friends-newsletter. Greg can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Parish Office: will be closed for Easter from 1pm on Thursday 13th until 9am Wednesday 19th April. Check the office answer-phone for emergency contact people over the holiday period.

 

Easter Services: Wendy is looking for people to read short readings at the Maundy Thursday service this week. Please phone her at the office tomorrow is you are happy to help. Thank you.

 

Parish Fair: Raffles: Congratulations to the following winners: Bathroom Hamper – Gaynor; Gardener’s Hamper – M A Fulton; Grocery Hampers – Rosemary Smith and Bronwyn Walters. A huge thank you to everyone who donated goods for the raffles but especially to Susan who generously provided the garden and bathroom raffles and did them up so attractively.  Many thanks to Susan for also putting together so many Easter themed prizes for the chocolate wheel - they were very popular and well received.
 

St Margaret's PWANZ next meeting this Tuesday 11th April will be a visit to the Pop Up Shop "Unstitched" at 23 Princess St at 1:30pm. Transport will be arranged.

 

Lunch@Sidey – you may not realise that this is a free lunch open to everyone – it would be lovely to see more of our own congregations coming along to enjoy this weekly lunch in Sidey Hall, Thursdays at 11.30pm.

"A Rocha Dunedin” start-up event for 2017 with “Save The Otago Peninsula” (STOP), TODAY at 2.00pm. Care of Creation...Service in a special place...Meet some new people... Have fun...be a sign of Hope.

Join us at Smiths Creek, Bacon St, Turnbull’s Bay on the Otago Peninsula as we clear summer weeds from the native trees we planted last spring. We have some gardening gloves but bring your own if you have them. Then we'll meet a little further along the peninsula at the Portobello Presbyterian Church for food and worship together, to be led by members of "The Table" from Highgate Church.

We will provide refreshments but you're welcome to contribute some food for sharing. If you need transport contact Selwyn Yeoman 027 357 8459 or <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>"

 

Foot Washing Ceremony – all welcome at the Dunedin Hospital Chapel at 4.30pm on Thursday 13th April (Maundy Thursday) for a Foot Washing Ceremony.

 

Good Friday Evening ‘Vigil’ – All welcome to Knox Church at 7pm on Friday 14th April for a Meditation on the Cross for today’s people.

 

Caversham Connect Newsletter – the April edition is now available for reading on the community noticeboards, online or at the parish office. Lots of local news, stories and history. To receive your own copy email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) seeks help to broadcast the real Easter message on mainstream radio. This Good Friday CBA will broadcast for 22 hours on NZ’s three largest commercial talk radio stations: Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE. CBA’s programmes are designed to communicate the Christian faith to those who have never understood. They have asked for your help to cover production costs –phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation (charged to your phone account) or visit cba.org.nz/easter for more information.

 

 This Week:

Monday 10th          7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 11th         1.30pm      Green Island PWANZ meet at Church for outing

Wednesday 12th   7.00pm      Session meets in parish office

Thursday 13th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

                               7.30pm     Maundy Thursday Service at Caversham

Friday 14th             9.00am      Meet at Shark Bell, St Clair Esplanade for the Ecumenical Southern Walk of the Cross

                             10.00am      Good Friday Service at Caversham Baptist Church

Sunday 16th            9.00am      Easter Day Service at Caversham

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Easter Day Service at St Margaret’s Green Island