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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 14th June 2009 Theme for this Sunday: Corpus Christi (Runanga) Nicki Mora (Cobden) Readings: Deu 8:2-3,14-16, 1 Cor 10:16-17, John 6:51-58 (Runanga) Nicki Mora (Cobden) Theme for 21st June: Food from Nothing Readings: 1Kings 17:9-16, Luke 9:1-17

Tim Writes  We've had visiting OAC evangelist Lew Myer with us last week and he has ministered very effectively at Bible in Schools and at Shirley's Home Group. In fact his example has inspired me personally in the area of evangelism an area we all wrestle with as Christians. I hope to have him back in the future for some wider ministry. On another note I have been elected as the Chairperson of the local Minister's Association for a year, something I have managed to avoid for many years. INVITE PEOPLE HOME FOR A POTLUCK MEAL - SUN 5th of JULY The Wardens and vicar are keen to promote an even greater sense of community within the parish and have designated Sunday the 5th of July as day when everyone in the parish is encouraged to either host or be a guest at a potluck meal with other parishioners. There will be sheets at the back of each church where you can indicate whether you want to be a host

and how many guests you can handle, or whether you simply want to be a guest. Please fill these in over the next few weeks. Liaise with the hosts re: time, special dietary requirements, etc. POTLUCK HOSPICE DINNER On Sat 20th June at 4:30pm there will be a potluck dinner at the Uniting Church Hall with entertainment by the Cowboy Capers. All donations go to the West Coast Home Hospice. So come aong and enjoy a fun night of food and rollicking entertainment. NEW VICARS Bishop Richard is delighted to announce that Rev Don Moses has accepted a letter of offer to be the next Vicar of St Christopher’s, Blenheim South starting 29th September 2009. And that Rev Steve Wockner has accepted a letter of offer to be the next Vicar of Westport. Steve will be inducted on 23rd September at 7pm in Westport. Lawn Mowing Roster 14th June Eric Holman

SYNOD BILLETS REQUIRED Synod will be in Greymouth this year and because of other events on at the time there is a big need for people to provide billets for Thurs 24th and Fri 25th of September. Please contact Margaret Baillie on 768-7508 daytime if you can help. PARISH CONCERT - 11th JULY Last year we ran an amazing Parish Concert and this year it promises to be even better. We've limited the length of the concert and therefore the number of items and supper will be at the end. At the back of the church are sheets to note your name and the items you would like to perform. Time constraints may limit you to just one or two items

but you can list several so put them in order of priority. There are also invites to hand to folk. Please bring a dessert to share as well. 40hr FAMINE FASHION PARADE On Thurs 18th June 7pm at the Greymouth High School Hall, we are holding a "Recession Fashion Parade". Where we will be modelling second hand / Op-shop clothes, and proving you can still be fashionable on a budget. We will have some local celebrities modelling on the night, and some light entertainment. We will also be selling items at the end of the night. Cost $5 adults, gold coin for students and senior citizens, pre-schoolers free. It will be a fun night.

What's On This Week! Mon 15th Tues 16th

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All Day 7:00am 9:00am 12noon 1:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 9:00am 12noon 7:30pm 7:30pm 9:00am 10:30am 9:00am 10:30am

Vicars Day off Ecumenical Prayer Meeting Wardens Meeting Community Dinner Meet with Monitoring Group at Cobden church Friendship Kids Shirley Smith's Home Group Lorimer's Home Group Bible in Schools Runanga Ministers Association Meeting Parish Prayer Meeting Vestry Meeting Bible in Schools Cobden Music Group Practice Runanga Church Service Cobden Church Service

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Tim Mora, 186 Main South Rd, Greymouth 7805 Parish Postal Address: P.O.Box 476, Greymouth 7805 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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