Readings for next Sunday, 17th September:

Exodus 14: 19-31         Psalm 114 or Exodus 15: 1b – 11, 20-21    

Romans 14: 1-12          Matthew 18: 21- 35

 

Afternoon Communion: was to be held today but this has now been cancelled. We apologise for the late notice.

 

Parish Annual Congregational Meeting is to be held NEXT Sunday 17th September following a 10am combined Parish Service at Caversham. We hope for a good attendance at this meeting. A small contribution for morning tea would be appreciated. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s next Sunday.

 

St Margaret’s PWANZ meets on Tuesday 12th September for lunch at 12 midday at Greenland’s Café and Restaurant, 215 Main South Road, Green Island.

 

Election Day Market: We will be holding a market Day at Caversham on Election Day, 23rd September, and plan a church cake stall. If you could spare an hour or two to look after the stall, please let Wendy know, and we will be happy to receive cakes, squares, loaves, cheese rolls, savoury items etc on Friday 22nd September.

 

Advance Voting: will be available in the Junior Room, Sidey Hall complex on week days from tomorrow, 12th September. If your group is meeting in the halls during the fortnight leading to the elections, please be mindful of the polling booth in the complex and leave the parks adjacent to the ramp entrance for those requiring level access to the polling booth. 

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale: “Many thanks to the many generous people who baked for our recent Bake Sales where $3,209.40 was raised. Special thanks go to the Home of St Barnabas, which provided wonderful baking for our stalls." - Frances O’Connell.

 

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. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

World Suicide Prevention Day: All welcome to an informal service at St Paul’s Cathedral tonight between 6-8pm. Local and out-of-town speakers dedicated to suicide prevention, moving musical performances, participation from general public and a traditional love token ceremony. Refreshments provided. Gold Coin donation invited.

 

Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries display at Knox Presbyterian Church has been extended until Tuesday 12th September. Come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.  

 

Meet the Candidates Evening for Dunedin South: Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm at St Philips Presbyterian Church, 121 Belford Street, Grants Braes. An opportunity to hear from your Dunedin South Candidates; each candidate will be speaking and there will be an opportunity for questions from the floor at the end.  Stay around for supper and a chance to speak to candidates individually. Any questions or enquiries please phone Carolyn Sims 477 7115.

 

Meet the Candidates Evening for Dunedin North: Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm at Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari. An opportunity to hear from six of our Dunedin North Candidates; each candidate will be speaking and there will be an opportunity for questions from the floor at the end.  Stay around for supper and a chance to speak to candidates individually.  Supper to follow.  Any questions or enquiries please phone Carolyn Sims 477 7115.

 

“Christiology through a Maori Lens”: All welcome to hear Wayne Te Kaawa’s research presentation on Tuesday 12th September, 1pm, at the Hocken Library. This is in conjunction with Maori Language Week.

 

PRAYER B 4 POLLING: A warm invitation to all to come to Caversham Baptist Church between  1:30pm - 2:30pm on Saturday 16th Sept and pray for our country as we lead up to the Elections. The church will be open for a time of informal prayer (stay as long or short a time as you like.) There is much power in prayer and our country needs all the prayer it can get!

 

Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust Annual Public Meeting will be held at 1pm on Thursday 21st September in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel, followed by refreshments. Guest speaker will be Rev Tim Pratt, National Manager of ICHC. All welcome. RSVP for catering to Frances on 474 0999 xtn 58130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Week:

Monday 11th                7.30pm          Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 12th            12.00noon        Green Island PWANZ lunch

Thursday 14th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 17th             10.00am           Combined Service at Caversham

                                                           followed by

                                 11.00am           Parish Annual Congregational Meeting

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 10th September:

Exodus 12:1-14                     Psalm 149  

Romans 13: 8-14                    Matthew 18: 15-20

 

Annual Reports are ready to be collected by Communicant and Associate members from the churches. We would appreciate your help in delivering reports to those members who are not here today.

 

Thank you to all who helped with the Caversham Church Spring Clean yesterday. It was a job well done!

 

Afternoon Communion: next Sunday, 10th September, 2.30pm at Caversham. All welcome to attend this service, which is shorter than the morning communion services, and held in Dutton Lounge at Caversham. Afternoon tea will follow the service.

 

Parish Annual Congregational Meeting is to be held on Sunday 17th September following a 10am combined Parish Service at Caversham. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s on 17th September. A small plate for morning tea would be appreciated.

 

Election Day Market: We will be holding a market Day at Caversham on Election Day, 23rd September, and plan a church cake stall. If you could spare an hour or two to look after the stall, please let Wendy know, and we will be happy to receive cakes, squares, loaves, cheese rolls, savoury items etc on Friday 22nd September.

 

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 of Caversham Church. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

World Suicide Prevention Day: All welcome to an informal service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 10th September, 6-8pm. Local and out-of-town speakers dedicated to suicide prevention, moving musical performances, participation from general public and a traditional love token ceremony. Refreshments provided. Gold Coin donation invited.

 

Meet the Candidates Evening for Dunedin South: Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm at St Philips Presbyterian Church, 121 Belford Street, Grants Braes.  An opportunity to hear from your Dunedin South Candidates; each candidate will be speaking and there will be an opportunity for questions from the floor at the end.  Stay around for supper and a chance to speak to candidates individually. Any questions or enquiries please phone Carolyn Sims 477 7115.

 

Meet the Candidates Evening for Dunedin North: Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm at Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue, Wakari. An opportunity to hear from six of our Dunedin North Candidates; each candidate will be speaking and there will be an opportunity for questions from the floor at the end.  Stay around for supper and a chance to speak to candidates individually.  Supper to follow.  Any questions or enquiries please phone Carolyn Sims 477 7115.

 

PRAYER B 4 POLLING: A warm invitation to all to come to Caversham Baptist Church between  1:30pm - 2:30pm on Saturday 16th Sept and pray for our country as we lead up to the Elections. The church will be open for a time of informal prayer (stay as long or short a time as you like.) There is much power in prayer and our country needs all the prayer it can get!

 

Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries display at Knox Presbyterian Church has been extended until Tuesday 12th September. Come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.   Thanks to Knox Presbyterian for hosting this exhibition.

 

 

This Week:

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

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Wednesday 6th Sept    7.00pm          Session meeting in Dutton Lounge

                                    7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission meets with Session

Thursday 7th              10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 10th                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

                                    2.30pm          Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

Coming up:

Sunday 17th             10.00am           Combined Service at Caversham followed by

                                 11.00am           Parish Annual Congregational Meeting

Readings for next Sunday, 27th August:

Exodus 1:8 – 2:10                 Psalm 124   

Romans 12: 1-8                      Matthew 16: 13-20

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: will meets tomorrow, Monday, 21st August in Dutton Lounge.  It will be our Annual meeting starting at 1.30pm followed by our speaker Alison Neville, who has led an interesting life, as did her Mother and Grandmother, and their connection with India.

 

Caversham Church Spring Clean: the date of the church spring clean has been changed to Saturday 2nd September starting at 9.30am as Saturday 9th didn’t suit a number of people. Please let Yvonne (ph 487 9559) or Wendy (ph 487 6367) know if you will be able to help on the 2nd . The more helpers the faster the job is completed! Bring along your dusters, furniture polish, vacuum cleaner or floor mop.

If you can’t help on 2nd September, maybe you could do so on the 9th September – we may need to do the spring clean over two weeks as we did last year.

 

‘Winter Warmers’ thank you to the people involved with the Winter Warmers stall on Saturday 12 August – Ian Lambie & Paul Turnbull for all their work on Friday setting out the books, and to Sue Lambie, Marion Strang, Colleen McAuliffe, Alison Baker, Wendy Crawford, Ian and Paul for helping on Saturday with selling books, clothing, bedding & morning teas and to Sue Lambie for coordinating the event.  We took $212.80 on the day which was a good result and we met lots of people from the community.

 

Thank you so much to the ‘people-movers’ who assisted at the Hospital chapel service on Sunday 6th August. We have received the following letter from Frances O’Connell, Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust:

Dear Sue,

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 recently. 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

 

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. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church is holding the next in the series of reflective services tonight at 7pm. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries will be on display at Knox Presbyterian Church until tomorrow, Monday 21st August.  Please come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.   Thanks to Knox Presbyterian for hosting this exhibition.

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa NZ: The Presbyterial Annual meeting for 2017 will be held this Tuesday 22 August at 2 pm in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, First Church of Otago, Moray Place, Dunedin.  The guest speaker will be Mrs Benita Barton, who will talk about her work with Bible in the Schools. This meeting is open to all from our parish.  Come and meet with them and enjoy afternoon tea together.

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Week:

Monday 21st               1.30pm           Caversham Women’s Fellowship AGM

Thursday 24th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.00am          Service at Frances Hodgkins Ret. Village

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 27th                    Presbyterian Support Sunday at Coastal Unity

                                    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, 3rd September:

Exodus 3: 1-15                                Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45b    

Romans 12: 9-21                             Matthew 16: 21-28

 

Congratulations to Barbara Turnbull for being awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest distinction in international nursing, for her work in war zones. Only 31 New Zealanders have been awarded this medal, which recognises exemplary services and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health and nursing education, in its 104 year history. More information is on the notice-board. Barbara is currently working in South Sudan.

 

Election Day Market: We will be holding a market at Caversham on Election Day, 23rd September, and plan a church cake stall. If you could spare an hour or two to look after the stall, please let Wendy know, and we will be happy to receive cakes, squares, loaves, cheese rolls, savoury items etc on Friday 22nd September.

 

World Vision Child Sponsorship: The new donor year for our sponsored child began on 1st August and an updated donor list is in the Caversham Church. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Donations can be made by putting them in with your Sunday offering, using a marked envelope. Thank you all for your support.

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike Riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

This Week:

Thursday 31st            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

September 2nd Sept     9.00am          Caversham Market

                                    9.30am          Caversham Church Spring Clean

Sunday 3rd                   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 Is

                                  12.30pm          Lunch at Mitchell’s

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Coming up:

Sunday 10th Sept    2.30pm           Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

Sunday 17th Sept   10.00am           Combined Service at Caversham followed by

                               11.00am           Parish Annual Congregational Meeting

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 20th August:

Genesis 45: 1-15                              Psalm 133    

Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32                  Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

 

Coastal Press: the deadline for the September Coastal Press is tomorrow, Monday 14th August. We welcome your contributions to the parish newsletter.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: will meet next Monday, 21st August in Dutton Lounge.  It will be our Annual meeting starting at 1.30pm followed by our speaker Alison Neville, who has led an interesting life, as did her Mother and Grandmother, and their connection with India.

 

Please help Pete: Questions still welcomed!!!

Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish on Sunday 27th August, with representatives from Presbyterian Support Otago. Pete will hold a question and answer session with these PSO representatives but he requires suggestions of what you would like to ask about the work of Presbyterian Support. Thank you for those who made suggestions last Sunday, which was great – if anyone else has ideas to share, Pete would love to hear them.

There is a clipboard in church today, so feel free to write down your questions or contact Pete on ph 487 7478 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Caversham Church Spring Clean: it is proposed that we spring clean the church on Saturday 9th September, starting at 9.30am. Please let Yvonne (ph 487 9559) or Wendy (ph 487 6367) know if you will be able to help on this day. The more helpers the faster the job is completed! Bring along your dusters, furniture polish, vacuum cleaner or floor mop.

 

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. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale: Friday 18 August from 9.30am in the Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Donations of baking, produce or jam would be greatly appreciated. These can be left at the parish office before 1pm Thursday 17th August or taken directly to Frances in the chaplaincy office.

 

Caversham Connect: The August edition of this informative Caversham newsletter is currently available at the office or on the notice-boards at Kew Park, Station Road and Carisbrook School. If you would like to receive a copy by email please contact Sande on 487 8670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa NZ: The Presbyterial Annual meeting for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 22 August at 2 pm in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, First Church of Otago, Moray Place, Dunedin.  The guest speaker will be Mrs Benita Barton, who will talk about her work with Bible in the Schools. This meeting is open to all from our parish.  Come and meet with them and enjoy afternoon tea together.

 

“Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries will be displayed at Knox Presbyterian Church from Friday 11th August until Monday 21st August.  Judging will take place on Thursday 10th August.  Please come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.   Thanks to Knox Presbyterian for hosting this exhibition.

 

Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike Riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Week:

Monday 14th                9.00am          Deadline for September Coastal Press      

                                    7.30pm          Green Island Property Committee

Wednesday 16th          7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 17th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 20th                 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 Is