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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 19th October 2008 Theme for this Sunday: Creation Part II Readings: Col 1:15-20, John 1:1-3 Theme for 26th October: St Luke's Day Readings: Luke 5:12-26, Mark 8:22-25

Tim Writes  This week we show part two of the DVD series exploring the incredible wonder of God's creation and the way in which this demonstrates very clearly intelligent design in the complexity of life, natural laws and more. DVD's like these can be a very worthwhile witnessing tool as well as they can be easily lent to folk and provoke a lot of meaningful discussion. So don't be afraid to ask if you can borrow these materials. Next week we will remember St Luke and offer specific prayers for healing in our services on those days. There will be an opportunity for anointing with oil and to have prayer for those not able to be present. 40 DAYS OF PRAYER A very successful time of prayer was held last Saturday calling on God for an end to abortion in this country. Those who participated had a worthwhile time of prayer and discussion around this tragedy in our nation.

OKARITO TRIP SUCCESSFUL Those who went down to Okarito had on the whole a pretty good time. A reasonable amount of whitebait were caught but only one trout sadly. The weather was patchy which meant that our photographers struggled a little but overall the good food, companionship and games meant that the weekend was a great success. Thanks to Henk and all those who helped make the time possible. MANNA CATALOGUES We have some copies of the latest Manna catalogue at the back of the churches. Lot's of very enticing books, DVD's, CD's etc. to tempt you. Feel free to take one. TRUSTPOWER AWARDS Congratulations are in order for the Youth Group which on Tuesday night won the supreme place in the recent Trustpower awards. This means Nicky and I go to Palmerston North in March next year to represent the Grey District. Well done to all the volunteers who helped make this possible. Lawn Mowing Roster 26th Oct Tim Mora

SATELLITE BAND This is big news. The Satellite band which plays at Easter camp will be performing in Greymouth on Friday the 24th at 7pm in the Trinity Centre at Holy Trinity. Let everyone know as this will be an awesome event. GALLERY OPENING On Sat 15th Nov from 10am - 6pm Josie Skipper will be holding an opening day for "Crystal Creek Art" her new mini gallery at 23 Richmond St, Cobden. Everyone in the Parish is welcome to pop along and support Josie on this big day. WORD FOR TODAY The Word for Today devotional for Nov-Jan has arrived and copies are at the back of each church. Please feel free to take one and if you can please drop a $1 or $2 into the plate to help cover the cost that would be great.

SHARED LUNCH & BIRTHDAY'S Today we celebrate Eily Pike and Maisie Friend's 93rd birthdays. There will be a cake, some singing, posies and we will cap it all off with a shared BBQ lunch. WOMEN'S EVENT Christian Women Communicating Internationally are back in Greymouth on their annual tour. Valma Rees will be speaking at the Salvation Army Hall on Tues evening the 4th of Nov at 7pm on the topic of "You Can Be Wonder Woman." This is always a worthwhile event and I encourage all women in the parish to attend and be inspired. SPONSORSHIP HELP NEEDED Temporary help is needed for someone to meet their Sponsored child commitments just until the end of March next year. Approx. $200. See Tim if you can help.

What's On This Week! Mon 20th Tues 21st Wed 22nd Thurs 23rd Friday 24th Sat 25th Sun 26th

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

Vicars Day off Warden's Meeting Friendship Kids Dixon House Communion Home Group Meeting at Lorimer's Bible in Schools Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Bible in Schools Cobden Friday Night Youth Group 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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