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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 6th July 2008 Theme for this Sunday: Healing the Leper Readings: Lev 13:38-46, 14:1-20, Luke 5:12-16 Theme for 13th July: Christ the Sower (Runanga) Christ Divine (Cobden) Readings: Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 65, Rom 8:18-23, Matt 13:1-23 (Runanga) John 20:19-31, Luke 5:17-26 (Cobden)

Tim Writes  One of the areas we struggle in as Christians is with sharing our faith. We know we should but somehow it feels like either we're being pushy or that we simply don't know how to do it in the first place. We had a good discussion over this topic at our last vestry meeting and we decided that we will be intentional about it. So for four weeks 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 and we will be talking to the Wed night home group leaders about cancelling their groups for those four weeks and coming along. The dates are August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. See you there.

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, instrumental's, 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. WATOTO BRICKS Holy Trinity is sending another team to Watoto in 2009. If you would like to support them directly with finance you can do so by buying symbolic bricks. Bricks cost $10 each. Just ring Margaret on 768-7508 or Pete White on 768-7712 for a form. Lawn Mowing Roster 29th June Henk Stengs

MENZ BREAKFAST On Saturday the 12th July there will be a men's breakfast at Holy Trinity Church starting at 7:30am. Cost $7.00 but I am happy with whatever you can afford to give me. Also like last time I am happy to pick people up on the way through.

Tim's sermon from last week and even download it if you wish. Follow the link in the grey box below to the website. Wayne Lorimer is working on the official website, this one is just a working site where we try out new features so please feel free to make comment and give us feedback.

PIZZA DAY On Saturday the 2nd of August we'll be holding our 2nd Pizza day for the year. The forms will be out at the back of the church very soon so start forewarning your regular customers.

BLACKBALL SERVICE Next Sunday the Blackball Service will be at Trevor and Gail Johnstone's home at Moonlight. Ring Trevor on 732-3820 if you need directions.

FILM NIGHTS Because of the cold and a busy few months and the rugby we're cancelling the film nights until September. WEBSITE The experimental website has a few more features for you to play with. The latest magazines for June and July are now online and you can also listen to

AAW SOUP AND SANDWICHES This week AAW will be meeting earlier at 6pm for Soup and Sandwiches at Cobden Church. 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.

What's On This Week! Mon 7th Tues 8th Wed 9th Thurs 10th Sat 12th Sun 13th

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

Vicars Day off Warden's Meeting AAW Meeting at Cobden Home Group at Shirley's Home Group at Lorimer's Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Men's Breakfast at Holy Trinity 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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