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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 12th October 2008 Theme for this Sunday: The Lord's Wedding Feast (Runanga) Eric Holman (Cobden)

Readings: Isaiah 25:6-10, Phil 4:12-14. 19-20, Matt 22:1-14, 7-36 (Runanga) Eric Holman (Cobden) Theme for 19th October: Creation part II Readings: Col 1:15-20, John 1:1-3

Tim Writes  We had a very good vestry retreat last Saturday. We spent time getting to know each other in more detail, discussed leadership styles and personality types and how that worked out at vestry meetings, began to brainstorm just a little for the future and finally we finished with some corporate prayer before having lunch together. It was a very good morning marked by honesty and a sense of togetherness as we looked to the future of the parish. Every October the church worldwide remembers Luke the physician and often uses the time for a healing service. This year we will remember St Luke on Oct 26th and offer specific prayers for healing in the services on those days. 40 DAYS OF PRAYER From the 10th of October to the 18th of November there will be a prayer vigil around New Zealand calling on God for an end to abortion in this country. In

our parish we will set aside Sat 11th for an hour at lunchtime for people to come and pray around this area for as long as they wish from 12noon to 1pm. OKARITO TRIP A number of folk are away today in Okarito enjoying God's creation and hopefully the bountiful harvest of the waters. AAW NEWS This Tuesday our AAW group are meeting out at Runanga at 7:30pm. In other AAW news the Greymouth afternoon group will be meeting in the Cobden church on the 28th for their usual 2pm meeting. All of our AAW group is invited to share in this meeting. The Vicar will be leading the service. 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 Lawn Mowing Roster 28th Sep Henk Stengs

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. SHARED LUNCH & BIRTHDAY'S Eily Pike and Maisie Friend celebrate their 93rd birthdays towards the end of this month and so we are moving our shared lunch at Cobden back one week to the 19th of October to share in that celebration. CONCERT On Sat 18th Oct at the Greymouth Baptist Church Jamie Wood, leader of Pioneers NZ and a singer/songwriter

will present a concert on 'the ups and downs of the discipleship road'. Free admission but bring a plate for supper. 150TH GREETING CARDS At the back of the Cobden and Runanga churches are order forms for 5 in a pack greeting cards illustrated with the winning entries from the 150th Children's colouring competition. To order simply fill in the form and mail with money to P.O.Box 100, Nelson. $4.50 of the $7/pack goes to Bishopdale Theological College. 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 13th Tues 14th Wed 15th Thurs 16th Friday 17th Sat 18th Sun 19th

All Day All Day 9:00am 5:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 9:00am 7:30pm 7:30pm 9:00am 12 noon 7:00pm 10:30am 9:00am 10:30am

Vicars Day off Term 4 starts Warden's Meeting Trustpower Awards AAW Meeting at Runanga Home Group Meeting at Lorimer's Bible in Schools Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Vestry Meeting Bible in Schools Cobden Supervision 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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