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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 20th July 2008 Theme for this Sunday: Bible Sunday Readings: 2 Tim 3:14-17, John 20:26-31 Theme for 27th July: New Wineskins Readings: Gal 5:13-23, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 5:27-39

Tim Writes  This week is Bible Sunday and all around the country Churches are celebrating the gift of the Bible and looking at the Bible in their services. In our parish we will be handing out envelopes for the Bible Society appeal. We will also be making available a pamphlet with a Bible Reading planner which may be a good way of kick starting Bible reading for those who haven't yet got into the habit. As the term gets underway again please remember those areas of ministry involving youth and children. Please pray for Bible in Schools at Runanga and Cobden, Shirley Smith's Friendship Kids, Sunday School at Runanga and Cobden and the wider youth ministries at the Salvation Army and The Shed. Pray for more leaders, enthusiasm, fresh ideas and young people coming to faith. 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 13th July Stewart Nimmo

PIZZA DAY On Saturday the 2nd of August we'll be holding our 2nd Pizza day for the year. The forms are out at the back of the church so start bringing in those orders from your regulars. 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 We've now got google maps with satellite views of our Parish and apart from a few new photos the experimental website is now complete. In time Wayne Lorimer will give the site a graphical makeover and turn functionality into also a thing of beauty. Feel free to make comment and give us feedback. PRAYER TEAM CODE OF PRACTICE We have produced a draft Code of Practice for those involved in praying for others. Please take one from the back and forward any comments and suggestions to Tim so we can produce a final version ASAP.

What's On This Week! Mon 21st Tues 22nd Wed 23rd Thurs 24th Friday 25th Sat 26th Sun 27th

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

Vicars Day off Term 3 starts Warden's Meeting Friendship Kids Dixon House Communion Home Group at Shirley's Home Group at Lorimer's Bible in Schools @ Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Bible in Schools @ Runanga 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: 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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