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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 27th July 2008 Theme for this Sunday: New Wineskins Readings: Gal 5:13-23, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 5:27-39 Theme for 3rd August: The Sabbath and Legalism Readings: Rom 14:1-15:1, Luke 6:1-11

Tim Writes  As many of you will know Bishop Richard is at Lambeth Palace in London for the 10 yearly gathering of Bishops from around the world. It is a gathering filled with tension over the increasing divide between orthodoxy and liberalism. Orthodoxy is defined as those who hold to the truth of the doctrines expressed in the historical Nicene and Apostolic creeds, Liberalism does not. The divide has been brought to a head by the ordination of Gene Robinson a self-declared homosexual in America. This is no small issue and there is a strong possibility that it could lead to an eventual split in the church. Personally, unless there is genuine repentance in the liberal church that leads to clear action and in reality true conversion, I think such a split will be inevitable and in reality a good thing for the church long term. So please pray for Lambeth and for Bishop Richard. 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- HELPERS NEEDED This coming Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 8:30am we'll be needing helpers for making pizzas and also people willing to drive and deliver them. Please come along on those days and lend a hand. SHARING YOUR FAITH For four weeks during August on Wed evenings from 7:30pm in the Cobden church we'll be running 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. WEBSITE FURTHER UPDATE There are now some new photo galleries and the audio sermons start playing instantly. 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 28th Tues 29th

Wed 30th Thurs 31st Friday 1st Sat 2nd Sun 3rd

All Day All Day 9:00am 10:00am 6:30pm 11:30am 7:00pm 7:30pm 9:00am 7:30pm 9:00am 2:00pm 9:00am 10:30am 9:00am 10:30am

Vicars Day off Vicar in Nelson Warden's Meeting without vicar Dixon House Devotions Friendship Kids Hospital Chapel Service Home Group at Shirley's Home Group at Lorimer's Bible in Schools @ Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Bible in Schools @ Cobden Pizza Day part one Pizza Day part two 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: 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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