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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 31st August 2008 Theme for this Sunday: Marriage Readings: 1 Cor 13:4-8a, John 2:1-11 Theme for 7th September: Mark Chamberlain Readings: Mark Chamberlain

Tim Writes  It's been a full week with lots happening. The repairs on the Cobden property are almost complete and in many ways we have come out better off with a number of things now in better condition than they were before the storm. The evangelism training has gone very well and a big well done to all those who came. I am encouraged by those of you who have already been able to share your testimony. Can I encourage home group leaders to actively work on taking 15min in their meetings to function as a support team for people's oikos members. This coming Saturday at 2pm Robin and Marge are getting married. It's the wedding of the year in many ways and all are welcome to attend the ceremony. To attend the afternoon tea you need to have RSVP'd. 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. 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. MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY We always knew it but now it is official. Stewart Nimmo after his latest entries in the Tauranga photography awards has reached the point of being recognised officially as a Master of Photography. Well done Stewart!! Well done too, to both Stewart and Lydia for also doing very well in the competitions and receiving a number of awards for their various entries. Lawn Mowing Roster 24th August Henk Stengs

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 North Beach. If you're not sure how to get there or need a lift then ring Tim on 768-9605. CELEBRATING MARRIAGE Today we're celebrating marriage in the service. The service will include a marriage blessing for couples and a draw for a nights accommodation and breakfast at "The Rocks". I hope you've brought your wedding albums along and something nice for the shared meal and maybe even some bubbly to drink afterwards. We hope to have a floral arch and a chance for couples to be photographed.

What's On This Week! Mon 1st Tues 2nd Wed 3rd

Thurs 4th Friday 5th Sat 6th Sun 7th

All Day 9:00am 9:00am 6:30pm 9:00am 4:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 9:00am 7:30pm 9:00am 12noon 4:00pm 10:30am 2:00pm All Day 9:00am 10:30am

Vicars Day off Warden's Meeting WCYWC meeting at "The Shed." Friendship Kids Supervision Tindall trust Meeting Home Group at Shirley's Home Group at Lorimer's Bible in Schools @ Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Bible in Schools @ Cobden Supervision Ian Pask to inspect vicarage Music Group Practice Robin and Marge's wedding Father's Day 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: 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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