Caversham envelope system and direct credit donors – your receipts and envelopes are available on the back table of Caversham Church.

Green Island folk – yours are on the foyer table at St Margaret’s Church.

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Readings for next Sunday, 8th May:

Acts 16: 16-34             Psalm 97            

Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20-21

John 17: 20-26

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Found in Dutton Lounge: a gold lapel pin with inscribed initials BME. This may be claimed from the parish office.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the donor year runs from 1st August 2015 to 31 July 2016. 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. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Thank you from the PSO Foodbank: We have received a letter from Presbyterian Support Otago thanking us for our donations to the Foodbank. The shorter, colder days mean power bills start to increase and more warm clothes are needed; sometimes having to purchase food too is just too much for families on a tight budget. Donations from supporters really make a difference to these families. Your support means families in need are provided for. Thank you for helping PSO help people in need in Otago.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley has been making great sales on the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket – well done!! She is happy to accept saleable items – do you have any smaller items of retro furniture? ie: 1970’s / 80’s small tables, pot plant stands etc. These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

An Evening with Jenny Beck: CWCI (Christian Women Communicating International NZ) invites you to the Salvation Army Citadel, Princes St, on Monday 9th May at 7.30pm to hear Jenny Beck speaking on “Hope in Uncertain Times” followed by coffee and dessert. $15 a ticket – available from Manna Christian Bookshop or door sales on the night (cash only). Pick up an information leaflet from the noticeboard or for more info call Dianne (472 7721) or Helen (488 2563.)

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course:

 “Understanding the Book of Job”- Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00-­9:00 pm Wednesdays May 11, 18 and 25. Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago. This course costs $20. Please register online at http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Today:        12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s

                     1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Monday 2nd May            Term 2 starts

                   5.00pm       ICONZ starts in Sidey Hall

Thurs 5th     10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                     5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun 8th          9.30am      Café Church & Sunday School at Caversham

                   10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                   11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

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Readings for next Sunday, 1st May:

Acts 16: 9-15               Psalm 67            

Revelation 21: 10, 22 – Rev 22:5

John 14: 23-29    or    John 5: 1-9

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Next Sunday 1st May: will be a combined Parish Service at Caversham at 10am followed by a farewell to Mary Somerville and family. There will NOT be a service at St Margaret’s next Sunday. It would be appreciated if people could bring food for morning tea that day.

We invite donations towards a farewell gift for Mary – these can be placed in a labelled envelope in the Sunday offering bag or brought to the parish office. Please have all donations into the office by this Tuesday 26th April.

 

Office hours: The parish office will be closed tomorrow for ANZAC Day.

Bruce is on holiday until Wednesday 27th April. For urgent pastoral matters please contact Rev Alofa Lale (Dunedin South Parish) on 454 2909.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley has been making great sales on the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket – well done!! She is happy to accept saleable items – do you have any smaller items of retro furniture? ie: 1970’s / 80’s small tables, pot plant stands etc. These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the donor year runs from 1st August 2015 to 31 July 2016. 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. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

An Evening with Jenny Beck: CWCI (Christian Women Communicating International NZ) invites you to the Salvation Army Citadel, Princes St, on Monday 9th May at 7.30pm to hear Jenny Beck speaking on “Hope in Uncertain Times” followed by coffee and dessert. $15 a ticket – available from Manna Christian Bookshop or door sales on the night (cash only). Pick up an information leaflet from the noticeboard or for more info call Dianne (472 7721) or Helen (488 2563.)

 

An invitation from Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ (PCANZ):Those involved with Presbyterian and Uniting parishes around the country are invited to give feedback about the usefulness of communications including sPanz, Bush Telegraph and the PCANZ website. They invite you to complete a survey online using the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCANZSurvey2016. Jillian Criglington can provide a paper copy of this survey, should you prefer that. PCANZ is interested in views from a wide variety of people including ministers, elders, youth pastors, session clerks, child & family workers, treasurers and church members. Through such feedback they hope to better understand what is working well with their communications and what may need improvement.  Surveys should be completed by Friday 13th May.

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course:

 “Understanding the Book of Job”- Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00-­9:00 pm Wednesdays May 11, 18 and 25. Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago. This course costs $20. Please register online at http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Mon 25th              Office closed – ANZAC Day

Thurs 28th    10.00am     Fruit & Vege Depot open

                    11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                     5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun 1st May 10.00am     Combined Parish Service at Caversham

                                      Farewell to Mary Somerville & family

                   12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s

                     1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

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Readings for next Sunday, 17th April:

Acts 9: 36-43               Psalm 23            

Revelation 7: 9-17      John 10: 22-30

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A Farewell for Mary Somerville and her family will be held after a 10am combined parish service at Caversham on Sunday 1st May. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s on 1st May. It would be appreciated if people could bring food for morning tea that day.

We invite donations towards a farewell gift for Mary – these can be placed in a labelled envelope in the Sunday offering bags or brought to the parish office. Please have all donations into the office by Tuesday 26th April.

 

Churches Welcome Refugees: the next information evening for Dunedin churches will be held this Wednesday 13th April, 7pm at Mornington Methodist Church. All are welcome!

 

An invitation – the Synod of Otago & Southland celebrates its 150th year and is holding free talks and workshops in conjunction with the AGM at John McGlashan College next weekend - 15th /16th April. On Friday night will be a Celebration beginning at 7.30pm.  There is no need to register for this event - just come along and be blessed. On Saturday there are a series of free workshops (fliers available today.)  Registrations for the workshops will be received until 5pm tomorrow.  You can register on-line at www.synod.org.nz.

Speakers include Prof Alan Torrence, Assoc Prof John Stenhouse, Geoff New, Steve Taylor, Mel McNulty & Carolyn Sims, David Tombs & Selwyn Yeoman covering diverse topics. Pick up a flier today and be part of this significant event.

 

Musical Variety Concert at Iona Presbyterian Church, Port Chalmers, next Sunday, 17th April at 2.30pm. Performances include Barber Shop Chorus, organ, piano and vocal solos, humour and the Outcasts. Tickets available from Margaret (472 8275), Mary (472 8036) or at the door. Adults $15, students $10.

 

Found in Dutton Lounge: a gold lapel pin with inscribed initials BME. This may be claimed from the parish office.

 

Holiday Programme: will be held in Sidey Hall from Monday 18th April to Friday 22nd April. Mary would appreciate any donations of snack food / fruit for the children, and if you could offer to help at any time during the week, she would be pleased to hear from you.

 

An invitation from Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ (PCANZ):Those involved with Presbyterian and Uniting parishes around the country are invited to give feedback about the usefulness of communications including sPanz, Bush Telegraph and the PCANZ website. They invite you to complete a survey online using the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCANZSurvey2016. Jillian Criglington can provide a paper copy of this survey, should you prefer that. PCANZ is interested in views from a wide variety of people including ministers, elders, youth pastors, session clerks, child & family workers, treasurers and church members. Through such feedback they hope to better understand what is working well with their communications and what may need improvement.  Surveys should be completed by Friday 13th May.

 

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) sends HUGE THANKS for your support of their Easter appeal. They had the best response for seven years, with more than 250 first time donors. This was a tremendous result, and helped CBA to reach out to 300,000+ New Zealanders who don’t usually go to church. They also report that their 24-hours of programming on Newstalk ZB and RadioLIVE went really well with loads of encouraging feedback. Thank you to those who donated.

 

Presbyterian Support Yellow Bags: PS Otago has provided us with a number of large yellow plastic bags which people are invited to use for donations for people in need or to be sold in the Op Shops. Clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac, jewellery, household items (no electrical goods) are all welcome. Bags can be taken to 10 Carroll St or brought to the parish office and we will arrange delivery. Bags are available from the churches and the parish office.

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming courses:

“Exploring the Trinity” - Presented by Revd Dr Chris Holmes (Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago); 7:00 – 9:00pm; Wednesdays April 13, 20 and 27. The Conference Room, Elim Church, 67 Harrow Street, Dunedin

“Understanding the Book of Job”- Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00-­9:00 pm Wednesdays May 11, 18 and 25. Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago.

Each course costs $20. Please register online at http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html  

For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; this donor year ends on 31 July 2016. 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. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

This week:

Monday 11th   7.30pm    Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 12th   1.30pm   Green Island Presbyterian Women

Wednes 13th 10.00am  Caversham/St Clair Pastoral Team                         

                       2.00pm   St Clair Friendship Group

                      7.00pm   Session

Thurs 14th   10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                     5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Friday 15th    6.45pm     Youth Group

                   Synod AGM & 150th Anniversary

                           Term 1 ends

Sunday 17th  9.30am      Morning Worship & Sunday School at Caversham

                   10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Is

                   11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 24th April:

Acts 11: 1-18      Psalm 148   Revelation 21: 1-6   

John 14: 23-29    or    John 5: 1-9

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Found in Dutton Lounge: a gold lapel pin with inscribed initials BME. This may be claimed from the parish office.

 

Holiday Programme: will be held in Sidey Hall from Monday 18th April to Friday 22nd April. Mary would appreciate any donations of snack food / fruit for the children, and if you could offer to help at any time during the week, she would be pleased to hear from you.

 

CAVERSHAM WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP, meets tomorrow, Monday 18th April. We are going on an outing to the Planetarium at the Museum. Please meet at the Church at 1.45pm. We will be attending the 2.30pm session, and this will be followed by afternoon tea at the Museum Café.

 

A Farewell for Mary Somerville will be held after a 10am combined parish service at Caversham on Sunday 1st May. It would be appreciated if people could bring food for morning tea that day. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s on 1st May.

We invite donations towards a farewell gift for Mary – these can be placed in a labelled envelope in the Sunday offering bags or brought to the parish office. Please have all donations into the office by Tuesday 26th April.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the donor year runs from 1st August 2015 to 31 July 2016. 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. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley has been making great sales on the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket – well done!! She is happy to accept saleable items – do you have any smaller items of retro furniture? ie: 1970’s / 80’s small tables, pot plant stands etc. These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

An invitation from Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ (PCANZ):Those involved with Presbyterian and Uniting parishes around the country are invited to give feedback about the usefulness of communications including sPanz, Bush Telegraph and the PCANZ website. They invite you to complete a survey online using the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCANZSurvey2016. Jillian Criglington can provide a paper copy of this survey, should you prefer that. PCANZ is interested in views from a wide variety of people including ministers, elders, youth pastors, session clerks, child & family workers, treasurers and church members. Through such feedback they hope to better understand what is working well with their communications and what may need improvement.  Surveys should be completed by Friday 13th May.

 

Thank you from Christian World Service: to all who donated to their Christmas Appeal. Members of this parish donated a total of $707.40 – thank you so much!!!

 

Musical Variety Concert at Iona Presbyterian Church, Port Chalmers, today at 2.30pm. Performances include Barber Shop Chorus, organ, piano and vocal solos, humour and the Outcasts. Tickets available from Margaret (472 8275), Mary (472 8036) or at the door. Adults $15, students $10.

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course:

 “Understanding the Book of Job”- Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00-­9:00 pm Wednesdays May 11, 18 and 25. Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago.

This course costs $20. Please register online at http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html  

For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

 

This Week:

Mon 18th        8.30am        Holiday Programme in Sidey Hall

                   1.45pm       Caversham Women’s Fellowship meet

Wed 20th     7.30pm       Resourcing for Mission

Thurs 21st  10.00am       Fruit & Vege Depot open

                  11.30am       Lunch@Sidey

                   5.00pm       Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun 24th      9.30am        Morning worship & Sunday School at Caversham   

                                       (Caversham Women’s Fellowship leading service)

                   10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s

                   11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s

          (St Margaret’s Presbyterian women leading service)

 

Next week:

Monday 25th                  Office closed – ANZAC Day

Thurs 28th 10.00am        Fruit & Vege Depot open

                  11.30am       Lunch@Sidey

                   5.00pm       Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun1st May 10.00am      Combined Parish Service at Caversham

                                      Farewell to Mary Somerville & family

                   12.15pm      Lunch at Mitchell’s

                    1.45pm      Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 10th April:

Acts 9: 1-6, (7-20)                Psalm 30            

Revelation 5: 11-14              John 21: 1- 19

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Today: Join others from the parish for lunch at Mitchell’s at 12.30pm today.

 

Found in Dutton Lounge: a gold lapel pin with inscribed initials BME. This may be claimed from the parish office.

 

Ecumenical Resurrection Service:  in the Dunedin Town Hall, tonight at 7pm. This year’s speaker is Nigel Pollock - National Director for Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship. All welcome. An offering will be collected; a portion of this will be donated to the Red Cross for the Refugee Settlement in Dunedin.

 

A Farewell for Mary Somerville will be held after a 10am combined parish service at Caversham on Sunday 1st May. It would be appreciated if people could bring food for morning tea that day.There will not be a service at St Margaret’s on 1st May.

We invite donations towards a farewell gift for Mary – these can be placed in a labelled envelope in the Sunday offering bags or brought to the parish office. Please have all donations into the office by Tuesday 26th April.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the current donor year runs from 1st August 2015 to 31 July 2016. 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. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Dunedin North Otago Presbytery Resource Group meets on Tuesday 5th April at Brockville Community Church, 274 Brockville Rd at 6pm (for a meal - $10 per head) and at 7pm for a speaker and discussion. If going for the meal, please advise Sue Morey ph 476 4035 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The speaker will be Steve Taylor, Principal KCML. All welcome.

 

An invitation – the Synod of Otago & Southland celebrates its 150th year in April, and is holding free talks and workshops in conjunction with the AGM on 15th /16th April at John McGlashan College. Speakers include Prof Alan Torrence, Assoc Prof John Stenhouse, Geoff New, Steve Taylor, Mel McNulty & Carolyn Sims, David Tombs & Selwyn Yeoman covering diverse topics. Pick up a programme from the notice-board or parish office for more information.

 

A space of quiet in the heart of the city….. at First Church every Tuesday, 12.15 – 12.45pm. All are welcome to this weekly service of worship, stillness, food for the soul….

 

Presbyterian Support Yellow Bags: PS Otago has provided us with a number of large yellow plastic bags which people are invited to use for donations for people in need or to be sold in the Op Shops. Clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac, jewellery, household items (no electrical goods) are all welcome. Bags can be taken to 10 Carroll St or brought to the parish office and we will arrange delivery. Bags are available from the churches and the parish office.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley welcomes saleable items for the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket. These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

This week:

Today:        12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s

                     1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Tues 5th        7.30pm     Caversham Property Committee 

Thurs 7th     10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                     5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Friday 8th       6.45pm     Youth Group

Saturday 9th   9.00am     Caversham Market

Sunday 10th   9.30am     Café Church & Sunday School at Caversham

                    10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Is

                   11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s Green Is