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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 29th March 2009 Theme for this Sunday: Wayne Lorimer Readings: 1 Sam 17:38-49, Exodus 27:9-19 Theme for 5th April: Palm Sunday Readings: Zech 9:8-10, Matt 21:1-17

Tim Writes  As most of you realise Nicky and I live at 186 Main South Rd in Karoro where we also look after "The Shed" and run the youth project. This means that our vicarage is in effect surplus to requirements. Currently we make it available to the Neale family as a straight swap with Holy Trinity for use of 186 Main South Rd. Eventually this arrangement will cease and we will have to arrange for the property to be rented. One possibility that has been put to us for consideration is to consider making the property available to a trust which would use the property as a community hub for social services. There is obviously a lot involved in this ranging from resource consents, Diocesan approval, parish approval, a memorandum of understanding about what can and can not go on, our ability to put it back into use as a vicarage as required, our membership on the trust, how it relates to the parish and so on. So much in fact that it would probably not take place before the end of this year but it

is something for folks to talk and pray about with each other as we consider if this the direction that God may be taking us. Please feel free to talk to vestry members, wardens or the vicar at any stage. JERUSALEM & MID. EAST APPEAL Enclosed is an envelope for the Lent Good Friday appeal for the work in this area through the Anglican Missions Board. This may be place in the plate during Holy Week, Easter Services. If you put your envelope number on these appeal envelopes it will be recorded against your giving. THE WAY YOUTH SERVICE, CAFE STYLE @ NEW LIFE THIS SUN That's right the way youth service is doing something different this week, we're having a relaxed cafe style service this Sun. We're meeting at the New Life Church on Shakespeare St @ 6.30pm. It's gonna be great, I'm pretty excited. Donuts and hot chocolate will be on the menu this week. Bring a friend. Lawn Mowing Roster 15th March E Holman

LIBRARIAN Thank you to Juulian for taking on the role of librarian for Kath in the short term. Much appreciated Juulian. ANDRE RIEU The Salvation Army ladies are inviting the women of Cobden-Runanga parish to an afternoon's entertainment on Tues 28th April from 1-3:30pm at the Salvation Army Hall. The entertainment will be a Andre Rieu DVD and afternoon tea. The cost is $2 and the proceeds will go a Sri Lankan village in Hunasgiriya. Please RSVP to Sue at 768-5045 (day) or 768-6613 (eve) by 24th April. ST THOMAS' HALL PAINTING At last we have finished painting the hall at Runanga. Through the efforts of Tim, various PD workers, Jason and finally Mobile Missions Maintenance

who completed the roof last week, it is now all done and looks fantastic. PLAYGROUND We have been awarded $4,000 through Anglican Care with another $1500 from our Sharing Shed Funds we have purchased a playground for the back of the Cobden church. It will arrive in April and be installed fairly promptly. DAYLIGHT SAVING 5th APRIL Daylight Saving Finishes put clock back 1 hour from 3am to 2am on Sun 5th April. An extra hour in bed! SHARING SHED The Sharing Shed have had a good year so far with around $4,500 raised. Well done team! $1,500 of this is going towards the new playground and much of the rest may help with drainage.

What's On This Week! Mon 30th Tues 31st Wed 1st Thurs 2nd Fri 3rd Sat 4th Sun 5th

All Day 7:00am 9:00am 6:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 9:00am 7:30pm 9:00am 7:00pm 10:30am 9:00am 10:30am

Vicars Day off Ecumenical Prayer Meeting Wardens Meeting Friendship Kids Lorimer's Home Group Shirley Smith's Home Group Bible in Schools at Runanga Parish Prayer Meeting Bible in Schools at Cobden Youth Group @ The Shed Music Group Practice Runanga Church Service Cobden Church Service

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Tim Mora, 186 Main South Rd, Greymouth Phone & Fax: 768 9605 Mobile: 027 204 8560 Email: Vicars Warden: Eric Holman 768 7704 E-Mail: Peoples Warden: Nolene Millar 768 4638 E-Mail: Blackball Contact Person: Trevor Johnston 732 3820 Runanga Contact Person: Barry Smithson 762 7826 Website & Newsletter:

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