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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 8th February 2009 Theme for this Sunday: No One is Perfect (Runanga) Henk Stengs (Cobden)

Readings: Genesis 3:1-8, Mark 7:14-23 (Runanga) Henk Stengs (Cobden) Theme for 15th February: Amazing Faith Readings: Hebrews 11:1-12, Luke 7:1-10

Tim Writes  It's incredible how quickly the year begins to move. Already I am looking at March trying to find free weekends for various activities. I need to make sure I stick to my own advice of prioritising and balancing time this year. Rebekah is well and truly settled into her flat in wellington. Her address for those who might want to write is F5, 39 Boulcott St, Wellington Central. She is literally a 5min walk from everything in the city centre. Her flat is on the 12th floor and she gets great views of the city. The four days I spent with her were important as not only do I have peace of mind about her coping but I think she does as well. We worked out buses, budgeting, got her learner's license, got a library card, applied for part time jobs, thought about churches, menu's and more. It was a busy but special time and I came away feeling that she's going to be okay. Phew. We'll keep in touch of course via email, skype video conferencing, texting and

via the Freedom Plan on her cell phone. Ahh the wonders of technology. PARISH PICNIC SUN 22nd FEB. Straight after church on the 22nd and out to Lake Mahinapua for lunch, swimming and kayaks. CARD AND CRAFT DAY Sat 14th Feb 10:30am till 3pm at the Uniting Church Hall, cost $10. Please bring your own cutting board, pencil, rubber, and craft knife. If you can't, we do have some available. This year we want to have a fun time so we have decided that we will go back to basics. You will receive packs again and you will only make four cards. This will give you time to finish the card completely. These will be easy cards to make. AAW at "THE SHED" The first AAW meeting of the year will be at "The Shed" next Tuesday at 6:30pm. It will be a BBQ so please bring meat and a salad. Nicky will provide dessert. Lawn Mowing Roster 8th Feb Tim Mora

BISHOP'S WALK The Bishop will be walking the bounds of the Diocese next year. On Feb 23rd he will begin walking the Heaphy track and from there travel down the Coast. He will be our responsibility on Mar 6th & 7th when he walks from Punakaiki to Greigs and then to Greymouth. People are welcome to walk with him for part or all of that distance. We will be arranging transport to and from Punakaiki on the Friday and from Greigs on the Saturday for folk who want to walk some or all of the distance with the Bishop. Please ring me if that's what you would like to do. FOOD PARCELS We have some more food parcels. These are for families both inside and outside the church who are in need. If you know of someone in that situation then please get in touch with the vicar

or one of the wardens for permission to uplift a box or two. MENZ BREAKFAST - 21st Feb There is a Menz breakfast on the 21st February. It'll be in the usual place of Holy Trinity Church's Lounge at 7:30am. The cost is $7. Please advise Steve Neale if you are coming for catering purposes on 768-7844. They will be picking a steering committee. PIZZA DAY ON 21st FEBRUARY The first Pizza Day of the year is coming up soon. so start thinking about orders and regular customers. The date will be confirmed in next weeks newsletter. GAZA APPEAL Thank you to all those who contributed to the Gaza Appeal to support the work of the Anglican Hospital in the Gaza strip. We will be sending a cheque to the Board of Missions this week.

What's On This Week! Mon 9th Tues 10th Thurs 12th Fri 13th Sat 14th Sun 15th

All Day 9:00am 6:30pm 9:00am 7:30pm 7:00pm 11:00am All Day 10:30am 9:00am 10:30am 2:00pm

Vicars Day off Wardens Meeting AAW at "The Shed." Regional Deans Meeting Nelson Michael Treston's Ordination Youth Group @ The Shed Waitangi day Picnic Valentines Day Music Group Practice Runanga Church Service Cobden Church Service Cell Group BBQ Nelson Creek

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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