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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 7th June 2009 Theme for this Sunday: The Demoniac Readings: Acts 19:13-20, Luke 8:22-39 Theme for 14th June: 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)

Tim Writes  At vestry a few weeks ago we discussed ways in which we might raise the profile of missions within the parish. We already give quite widely to missions as a parish but it often happens in the background without people being fully aware of it. To this end we talked about a number of possibilities and at the forefront was the idea of making the role of the Missions representative more proactive and beyond just the work of the Anglican Board of Missions and having a second person in Cobden. Other ideas include a Missions page on the website profiling our missions work and highlighting special appeals, a possible regular email update to parishioners with email and regular reporting back spots in the services and newsletters. Let us know what you think. WITNESS ONLINE You can view the Diocesan magazine "The Witness," on the internet. Just browse to: and click on the link to Service Times, Newsletter & Roster and you'll see a small picture of "The Witness" magazine pop up. Just click on it to enlarge and flip through. 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. Lawn Mowing Roster 14th June Eric Holman

PRAYER WALKERS INVITED For the last couple of months a group of about 8 folk from several churches have been experimenting with praying for our community while walking with a prayer partner around our town. We are now ready to expand our numbers and blanket the town. If you would like to find out more about this important ministry, please come to Holy Trinity Church on Tues, June 16th at 6:30PM. 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. PROMISE KEEPERS, 14-16th AUG Promise Keepers is coming. It is a fantastic event for men and I have some funding to help guys get there. Transport and accommodation are free. See Tim. Register as a group as "Greymouth Menz" at the discounted rate. Our Bishop, Richard Ellena will be speaking at ChCh event.

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Vicars Day off Ecumenical Prayer Meeting Wardens Meeting Community Dinner Friendship Kids Cobden-Runanga AAW Meeting Supervision Hospital Chapel service Shirley Smith's Home Group Lorimer's Home Group Bible in Schools Runanga Parish Prayer Meeting Bible in Schools Cobden Paintball with YG Music Group Practice Runanga Church Service Blackball 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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