Readings for next Sunday, 4th October:

 

Job 1: 1; 2: 1-10                   Psalm 26             Hebrews 1:1-4;  2: 5-12                Mark 10: 2-16

 

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FAIR!!! The Parish Fair will be held on Saturday 21st November at Caversham and the Green Island Market Day (stalls at St Margaret’s Green Island) will be on Saturday 5th December. Planning is underway, and we hope everyone can help in some way towards these major fundraising events.

 

Today we have a clipboard circulating for you to indicate where you can offer help - either with setting up the stalls before the event, and/ or helping on a stall on the day. Fair day is always a lot of fun, so make sure you are part of it J

 

 

 

Holiday Programme week runs from tomorrow to Friday 2nd October at Caversham. As usual, Mary would appreciate any donations of snacks for the children, and if you are able to offer an hour or two of your time during the week, please call Mary on 455 6265.

 

 

 

Caversham Church Spring Clean: THANK YOU SO MUCH to the small group who worked hard two weeks ago to spring clean the Church. A number of folk weren’t able to help on the day for various reasons, so we would welcome your help at a time to suit in order to complete the clean. Please contact Wendy in the office so we can arrange for the final tasks to be undertaken. Thank you.

 

 

 

Caversham Lawn-mowing: Replacement volunteers are needed to add to the Church lawn-mowing roster. The mower and fuel are supplied; all that is required is one hour of your time 2 or 3 times a year. If you are prepared to assist please phone June (487 7293) or Wendy at the parish office (487 6367.)

 

 

 

Have you seen the Key to the Lawn-mower shed??? This seems to have gone missing over the winter. Could all those who have helped with lawn-mowing at Caversham check their pockets, cars and other possible places in case the key is lurking in an unlikely spot?? Thanks J

 

 

 

Church Camp at Tirohanga! Will be held over the weekend 16th, 17th and 18th October. The Youth 180 youth group will stay over from 7pm Friday and church families and members are welcome to join them from 12.30pm (for lunch) on Saturday & stay overnight.

 

A combined Parish Sunday morning Service will be held at 11am with a pot luck lunch to follow around 12:30pm. Everyone Welcome!

 

Cost: $12.00 per night per person for overnight + 10.00 for food costs; (families on Saturday night pay just $20.00 per family for food)

 

$5.00 for a day visit on Saturday (if you’re not staying overnight)

 

Sunday morning service and lunch free; a donation to the camp is optional.

 

Other information about what to bring and rides for Sunday Service will be given nearer the Camp dates. Questions:  Phone Mary 455-6265.

 

 

 

 

CHORISTERS WANTED: for combined community and churches choir to sing in the "Nine Lessons and Carols" on 20th December at 7pm in St Margaret's Church Green Island. Talk to Jack (ph 488 6081) for more information.

 

 

 

Fruit & Vege Distribution Centre: Jillian Criglington would like to compile recipes using vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, potatoes (and other inexpensive ingredients) for the people who buy fruit and veges at our depot. If you would like to share your recipes, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give them to Jillian at church. Thank you.

 

 

 

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:

 

·        Suffering and Evil as a Challenge to Faith: Philosophical, Theological and Pastoral Responses; Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion. 7.00-9.00pm on three Wednesdays: October 7, 14 and 21

 

          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                              5.00pm     Open Table in Dutton Lounge

 

Monday 28th                     8.30am      Holiday Programme starts at Caversham

 

                                                          Bruce on holiday this week    

 

Thursday 1st October     10.00am     Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Sunday 4th                       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, South Road, Caversham

 

                                        1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 27th September:

 

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; Esther 9: 20-22               Psalm 124          James 5: 13-20            Mark 9: 38-50

 

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All- Age Choir will meet in St Andrew’s Lounge after the AGM today to practice the music for next Sunday’s service at Caversham. New folk welcome.

 

 

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship meets tomorrow, Monday 21st September 2015 for a visit to Wal’s Plant Land and Topiary Café’ in Mosgiel. Meet at Caversham Church at 1.30pm.

 

 

 

Church Camp at Tirohanga! Will be held over the weekend 16th, 17th and 18th October. The Youth 180 youth group will stay over from 7pm Friday and church families and members are welcome to join them from 12.30pm (for lunch) on Saturday & stay overnight.

 

A combined Parish Sunday morning Service will be held at 11am with a pot luck lunch to follow around 12:30pm. Everyone Welcome!

 

Cost: $12.00 per night per person for overnight + 10.00 for food costs; (families on Saturday night pay just $20.00 per family for food)

 

$5.00 for a day visit on Saturday (if you’re not staying overnight)

 

Sunday morning service and lunch free; a donation to the camp is optional.

 

Other information about what to bring and rides for Sunday Service will be given nearer the Camp dates. Questions:  Phone Mary Somerville (03) 455-6265.

 

 

Pizza Fundraiser!!! Those who have ordered pizzas from the Youth Group will be able to pick their order up from Sidey Hall between 8-9pm this Friday, September 25th or from 1-3pm on Saturday 26th. We appreciate all your continued support for our Youth 180 youth group!

 

 

 

Caversham Church Spring Clean: THANK YOU SO MUCH to the small group who worked hard two weeks ago to spring clean the Church. A number of folk weren’t able to help on the day for various reasons, so we would welcome your help at a time to suit in order to complete the clean. Please contact Wendy in the office so we can arrange for the final tasks to be undertaken. Thank you.

 

 

 

Caversham Lawn-mowing: Replacement volunteers are needed to add to the Church lawn-mowing roster. The mower and fuel are supplied; all that is required is one hour of your time 2 or 3 times a year. If you are prepared to assist please phone June Turnbull (487 7293) or Wendy at the parish office (487 6367.)

 

 

 

Have you seen the Key to the Lawn-mower shed??? This seems to have gone missing over the winter. Could all those who have helped with lawn-mowing at Caversham check their pockets, cars and other possible places in case the key is lurking in an unlikely spot?? Thanks J

 

 

 

CHORISTERS WANTED: for combined community and churches choir to sing in the "Nine Lessons and Carols" on 20th December at 7pm in St Margaret's Church Green Island. Talk to Jack Rutherford (ph 488 6081) for more information.

 

 

 

Fruit & Vege Distribution Centre: Jillian Criglington would like to compile recipes using vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, potatoes (and other inexpensive ingredients) for the people who buy fruit and veges at our depot. If you would like to share your recipes, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give them to Jillian at church. Thank you.

 

 

 

Tonight at Knox Church: An interview with Tom McLeish at the 7pm evening

 

service. Tom McLeish is a Professor of Physics at Durham University, where he studies the science of slimy stuff. He has worked with industrial teams on developing new plastic materials, with biologists on how signals travel inside living cells, and has been involved in science communication in the media, schools and churches for over 20 years. His research at Durham also encompasses the history of medieval science and the relation of science and theology. Since 1993 he has been a lay preacher (‘reader’) in the Anglican Church and currently inflicts his sermons on the good parishioners of St, Michael-le-Belfrey, York. Frustrations over the loss of the human, cultural roots of science and over the stale nature of the public ‘science/religion’ debate drove him to write a book, Faith and Wisdom in Science, published by OUP in 2014.

 

Holiday Programme week runs from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October at Caversham. As usual, Mary would appreciate any donations of snacks for the children, and if you are able to offer an hour or two of your time during the week, please call Mary on 455 6265.

 

Presbyterian Support Otago’s latest People newsletter is available for you to take from the back table. If you wish to be on their mailing list and have one posted to you regularly, please contact Michelle on 477 7115 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Presbyterian Research Network lecture “Voyages, Foundations, Memories: the John Wickliffe and the Philip Laing” – Prof Tony Ballantyne from Otago University. Thursday 24 September, 5.30pm in Burns Hall, First Church grounds, Moray Place.  All warmly welcomed to this lecture.

 

 

 

Dunedin Youth Orchestra & City Choir Dunedin present “These Lands are Ours” at Knox Church, 7.30pm on Saturday 26th September. Music from Edinburgh to Aotearoa; Matthew Scadden, soloist on violin; conducted by David Burchell. Door sales – cash only: $20 adults, $15 concession, $10 Uni students, $5 high school, Children free.

 

 

This week:

 

Today                            11.00am     AGM in Dutton Lounge

 

Monday 21st                     1.30pm     Caversham Women’s Fellowship    

 

Tuesday 22nd                    1.30pm    Green Island Presbyterian Women            

 

Thursday 24th                  10.00am     Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Friday 25th                      6.30pm      Youth Group making pizzas

 

Sunday 27th                     2.00am       Put your clocks forward one hour!!!

 

                                       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

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 13th September:

 

Proverbs 1:20-33                  Psalm 19            

 

James 3: 1-12              Mark 8: 27-38

 

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Annual Reports are on the back table for all Communicant and Associate members. We would appreciate it if people could help us by delivering reports to those who are not here today.

 

 

Afternoon Communion: will be held next Sunday, 13th September, 2.30pm at Caversham. This shorter service is ideal for those unable to attend the morning communion services for any reason. For transport, please ph. Sybil on 487 8018.

 

 Parish Annual General Meeting: will be held on Sunday 20th September after a 10am combined parish service at Caversham. Please keep this date free. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s on 20th September. It would be appreciated if people could bring a plate for morning tea on 20th September.

 

 

 

Pizza Fundraiser!!! The Coastal Unity Parish Youth Group, Youth 180, will be making pizzas and selling them as a fundraiser for future events such as Samstock, Easter Camp and the parish Camp at Tirahonga in October this year! 3 varieties will be available: Plain Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza or Hawaiian – all cost $10 or $25 for 3. To order, fill in a form at Caversham Church (with payment) or phone Mary Somerville on 455 6265 before Friday September 18th. Pizzas will be made on Friday September 25th for pick up between 8-9pm that night or from 1-3pm on Saturday 26th. We appreciate all your continued support for our Youth 180 youth group!

 

 

 

Fruit & Vege Distribution Centre: Jillian would like to compile recipes using vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, potatoes (and other inexpensive ingredients) for the people who buy fruit and veges at our depot. If you would like to share your recipes, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give them to Jillian at church. Thank you.

 

 

 

Annual Peace Lecture: “Pursuing Peace in a Time of Peace and a Time of War”- Rabbi Fred Morgan, Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. THIS Wednesday 9th September, 5.30 – 7pm (supper to follow), St David’s Lecture Theatre, St David St, Otago University. All welcome.

 

 

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.

 

 

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:

 

·        Wrestling with Romans: Part 1 – the Impact and Importance of Romans 1-8 for the church of the 21st Century; Dr Chris Caradus

 

          7.00-9.00pm on three Wednesdays: September 9, 16 and 23

 

          Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago

 

·        Suffering and Evil as a Challenge to Faith: Philosophical, Theological and Pastoral Responses; Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion. 7.00-9.00pm on three Wednesdays: October 7, 14 and 21

 

          Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago

 

 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:

 

Today                            12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, Caversham

 

                                        1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Wednesday 9th                 2.00pm     St Clair Friendship Group

 

                                        7.00pm     Session & Resourcing for Mission

 

Thursday 10th                   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 11th                      6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Saturday 12th                  9.00am       Caversham Market

 

Sunday 13th                     9.30am       Café Church at Caversham

 

                                     10.30 am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                        2.30pm     Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

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Afternoon Communion: will be held TODAY, 2.30pm at Caversham. This shorter service is ideal for those unable to attend the morning communion services for any reason. Service will be followed by afternoon tea. ALL WELCOME!

 

 

Next Sunday, 20th September: will be a combined parish service at Caversham, starting at 10am. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s next Sunday. It would be appreciated if people could bring a plate for morning tea.      

 

Parish Annual General Meeting: will be held NEXT Sunday 20th September after the 10am combined parish service at Caversham.

 

 

Church Spring Clean: THANK YOU SO MUCH to the small group who worked hard last Saturday to spring clean the Caversham Church. A number of folk weren’t able to help on the day for various reasons, so we would welcome your help at a time to suit in order to complete the clean. Please contact Wendy in the office so we can arrange for the final tasks to be undertaken. Thank you.

 

Lawn-mowing: Replacement volunteers are needed to add to the Church lawn-mowing roster. The mower and fuel are supplied; all that is required is one hour of your time 2 or 3 times a year. If you are prepared to assist please phone June (487 7293) or Wendy at the parish office (487 6367.)

 

Have you seen the Key to the Lawn-mower shed??? This seems to have gone missing over the winter. Could all those who have helped with lawn-mowing at Caversham check their pockets, cars and other possible places in case the key is lurking in an unlikely spot?? Thanks

 

 

Pizza Fundraiser!!! The Coastal Unity Parish Youth Group, Youth 180, will be making pizzas and selling them as a fundraiser for future events such as Samstock, Easter Camp and the parish Camp at Tirahonga in October this year! 3 varieties will be available: Plain Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza or Hawaiian – all cost $10 or $25 for 3. To order, phone Mary Somerville on 455 6265 by Friday September 18th. Pizzas will be made on Friday September 25th for pick up between 8-9pm that night or from 1-3pm on Saturday 26th. We appreciate all your continued support for our Youth 180 youth group!

  

Fruit & Vege Distribution Centre: Jillian would like to compile recipes using vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, potatoes (and other inexpensive ingredients) for the people who buy fruit and veges at our depot. If you would like to share your recipes, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give them to Jillian at church. Thank you.

  

Presbyterian Support Otago’s latest People newsletter is available for you to take from the back table. If you wish to be on their mailing list and have one posted to you regularly, please contact Michelle on 477 7115 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Presbyterian Research Network lecture “Voyages, Foundations, Memories: the John Wickliffe and the Philip Laing” – Prof Tony Ballantyne from Otago University. Thursday 24 September, 5.30pm in Burns Hall, First Church grounds, Moray Place.  All warmly welcomed to this lecture.

  

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:

 

·        Suffering and Evil as a Challenge to Faith: Philosophical, Theological and Pastoral Responses; Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion. 7.00-9.00pm on three Wednesdays: October 7, 14 and 21;  

          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                            2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

Monday 14th                    9.00am      Deadline for October Newsletter

 

Thursday 17th                 10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Friday 18th                      6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Sunday 20th                    10.00am      Combined Parish Service at Caversham

 

                                                          Parish Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 6th September:

 

Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23                  Psalm 125         

 

James 2: 1-10, (11-13), 14-17               Mark 7: 24-37

 

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

 

 

 

Parish Annual General Meeting: will be held on Sunday 20th September after a 10am combined parish service at Caversham. Please keep this date free. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s on 20th September.

 

 

 

Pizza Fundraiser!!! The Coastal Unity Parish Youth Group, Youth 180, will be making pizzas and selling them as a fundraiser for future events such as Samstock, Easter Camp and the parish Camp at Tirahonga in October this year! 3 varieties will be available: Plain Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza or Hawaiian – all cost $10 or $25 for 3. Please order (with payment) by Friday September 18th.

 

Pizzas will be made on Friday September 25th for pick up that night or from 1-3pm on Saturday 26th. Order forms will be available shortly. We appreciate all your continued support for our Youth 180 youth group!

 

 

 

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, TODAY 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, next 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.

 

 

 

Annual Peace Lecture: “Pursuing Peace in a Time of Peace and a Time of War”- Rabbi Fred Morgan, Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Wednesday 9th September, 5.30 – 7pm (supper to follow), St David’s Lecture Theatre, St David St, 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:

 

·        Wrestling with Romans: Part 1 – the Impact and Importance of Romans 1-8 for the church of the 21st Century; Dr Chris Caradus

 

          7.00-9.00pm on three Wednesdays: September 9, 16 and 23

 

          Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago

 

This 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:

 

Thursday 3rd Sept             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 4th                        6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Saturday 5th                             9.30am       Caversham Church Spring Clean

 

Sunday 6th                       9.30am       Worship & Sunday School at Caversham  

 

                                                          (Communion)

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

                                                          (Communion)

 

                                       12.15pm    Lunch at Mitchell’s, Caversham

 

                                        1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

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