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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 7th September 2008 Theme for this Sunday: Mark Chamberlain on the 150th Readings: Mark Chamberlain Theme for 14th September: The Triumph Of The Cross (Runanga) Edie Nimmo (Cobden) Readings: Num 21:4-9, Psalm 78, Phil 2:6-11, John 3:13-17 (Runanga) Edie Nimmo (Cobden)

Tim Writes  Last Sunday was very special and a number of people have commented to me about how meaningful the service was to them, especially at Cobden as couples renewed their marriage vows. it is pretty clear that marriage is an institution under threat in our society and one that is maligned often. Yet every statistical and social indicator I have looked at demonstrates powerfully that marriage is by far the best model for adult relationships, for raising children, and in general is the best place to be if you want to be healthy, wealthy and happy. it would seem that people value individuality over the collective good and as a result much of our society is suffering the consequences. My hope from last Sunday is that you will stand tall and say "I am proud and glad to be married." That you're not tied into some old fashioned, past it's use by date institution but instead have made a very wise choice. I also hope that you now feel that you

have some information and ammunition to back up that claim.

SF WEST COAST SF West Coast is running a workshop looking at issues faced by children of parents with mental illness. This will be on the 11th of Sept at the Trowbridge Room from 3-4:30pm. Then at 6pm there will be a screening of Canvas, a film about a families journey through mental illness. If you would like to attend either of these please RSVP to 768-4290 by the 3rd Sept. Entry is by donation. BIBLE IN SCHOOLS LEADERS AFTERNOON TEA Pauline Stengs has arranged a get together and prayer time for the Bible in Schools' teachers for Saturday 20th September at 2.30pm. We will be meeting at Pauline Steng's home at

150YRS COMMEMORATIVE BOWLS Bishop Richard has commissioned Nelson potter Ross Richards to make a limited number of pottery bowls to commemorate the 150th. The bowls are 13cm and 17cm in diameter, glazed Nelson Diocesan Blue, fit inside each other and cost $25/pair. Ring Anita in Nelson to order on 03 548-3124. See our website for image.

What's On This Week!

OKARITO TRIP Henk is arranging the next Okarito Trip. You can come and go at any stage over the weekend but it will run from Friday morning the 10th of Oct through to Mon morning on the 13th. Accommodation will cost $20/night. Travel and food to be worked out separately. It will be a wonderful time of fellowship, fishing, walking and generally just taking time out to relax.

Friday 12th

Lawn Mowing Roster 14th Sep Stewart Nimmo

Mon 8th Tues 9th Wed 10th Thurs 11th

Sat 13th Sun 14th

All Day 11am 9:00am 6:30pm 7:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 9:00am 7:30pm 9:00am 12noon 10:30am 9:00am 10:00am 10:30am

North Beach. If you're not sure how to get there or need a lift then ring Tim on 768-9605. FOOD PARCELS We have some more food parcels sitting in the church. These are for families both inside and outside the church that people may be aware of 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. BUILDINGS UPDATE The repair work from after the storm is now almost complete. There is a little bit of painting to do. A few fences to repair and two tree stumps to remove and fill in behind, and then it's all done.

Vicars Day off Margaret Moreton's Funeral Warden's Meeting Friendship Kids AAW Meeting at Cobden. Home Group at Shirley's Home Group at Lorimer's Bible in Schools @ Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Bible in Schools @ Cobden Supervision Music Group Practice Runanga Church Service Blackball 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: timmora@ihug.co.nz Vicars Warden: Eric Holman 768 7704 E-Mail: ragamuffin@maxnet.co.nz Peoples Warden: Nolene Millar 768 4638 E-Mail: greymillars@xtra.co.nz Blackball Contact Person: Trevor Johnston 732 3820 Runanga Contact Person: Barry Smithson 762 7826 Website & Newsletter: cobden.nelsonanglican.org.nz

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