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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 3rd August 2008 Theme for this Sunday: The Sabbath and Legalism Readings: Rom 14:1-15:1, Luke 6:1-11 Theme for 10th August: His Voice That Speaks Of Peace (Runanga) Henk Stengs (Cobden) Readings: 1 Kings 19:9.11-13, Psalm 85, Rom 9:1-5, Matt 14:22-33 (Runanga) Henk Stengs (Cobden)

Tim Writes  I have been very encouraged by the many answers to prayer that people have been experiencing in the Parish of late. It shows an increased sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in our praying, and an awareness that God desires to be involved in bringing about change in people's lives and situations. Personally I was very encouraged by Wayne Dalzell's account of the vision of Christ he received the Sunday before his trip to Christchurch hospital. God was saying very strongly that he was going to be with Wayne throughout that time away. and he was. As Nicky Gumbel notes in the Alpha course not all our prayers are answered but far more are answered than if we never prayed. PARISH CONCERT On August the 9th we're going to be holding our mid-winter social. It will be a Parish Concert with a pot luck dessert. Henk Stengs will MC and

there will be a clipboard at the back of Cobden church for items. Runanga and Blackball folk can ring Henk direct on 768-7741. So don't be shy, have a go. We're looking for songs, dances, skits, instrumentals, jokes whatever to entertain us on the night. You can enter more than one item and you could go solo, duet, as a group, a family etc. It's going to be a great night. So invite a friend as well. FOOD PARCELS We have a new batch of food parcels to give away to families in need. See Tim or one of the Wardens if you or someone you know has a need for one. INTERCESSORS TRAINING For those who missed the intercessors training there will be a repeat on the 23rd of August from 1-2pm at Cobden church. Please be there if you missed the first one or are interested in becoming involved in intercessions. Lawn Mowing Roster 27th July Eric Holman

PIZZA DAY THANK YOU A big thank you to all those who helped out on Friday and Saturday. It was a great day and all those hands helped make light of the work. SHARING YOUR FAITH Starting next week on Wed evening at 7:30pm and for the next three weeks following we'll be meeting in the Cobden church to take part in a series on "Sharing your Faith." It will include the Biblical mandate, the reasons we struggle but most importantly it will include two weeks on actual methods. You will learn how to prepare and share a testimony, lead someone in a prayer of salvation and more. We would like everyone to come. The Wed night home group leaders about cancelling their groups for those four

weeks and joining us. The dates are August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. See you there. ALPHA MARRIAGE COURSE We have just purchased via the Vicar's Discretionary account the Alpha Marriage Course. This is a powerful tool for strengthening marriages and relationships and we are looking forward to offering the course in the near future. POLICE CHECKS The Police Checks for those involved in children's and young person's ministry as well as pastoral ministry have to be renewed every five years. There are forms at the back of Cobden church for those involved in those ministries to pick up, fill in and get back to me by the end of August.

What's On This Week! Mon 4th Tues 5th Wed 6th Thurs 7th Friday 8th Sat 9th Sun 10th

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

Vicars Day off Warden's Meeting without vicar Friendship Kids Supervision Evangelism Training Bible in Schools @ Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Bible in Schools @ Cobden Supervision Music Group Practice Church Concert 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: 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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