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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 29th June 2008 Theme for this Sunday: Calling the First Disciples Readings: Rom 10:8-15, Luke 5:1-11 Theme for 6th July: Healing the Leper Readings: Lev 13:38-46, 14:1-20, Luke 5:12-16

Tim Writes  It is with real sadness that I let you know of the passing of Jan Munn last Monday from a stroke. Our prayers are with Roy for strength and comfort who was a significant member of our parish for many years. The funeral will be on Monday 30th June at 11am in Holy Trinity Church. Marge Tefft is now in temporary residence in the Holy Trinity vicarage. In time she and Robin will build their own house and take up residence there. Marge would like to express her deep appreciation for all the expressions of love, support and friendship she received from our parish while she was in residence at our vicarage. She felt her time there was very special and a real blessing to her. So thank you to everyone who helped to make her stay a pleasant one of fond memories. Finally, as most of you will be aware, the concert with Steve Apirana and Derek Lind had to be cancelled to the disappointment of many. They could not get over either of the passes.

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. NEW SOUND SYSTEM Courtesy of Neil and Robyn Struthers the Parish will soon have a new portable sound system. Primarily for St Thomas' when large crowds like the occasion of the centenary and funerals make amplification necessary. It will also be used for when we want to use a data projector out there or for whenever the Parish runs an event elsewhere that needs such a system. Lawn Mowing Roster 29th June Henk Stengs

PUNGAS TO GIVE AWAY Brian and Carolyn Hoy are clearing their property and have a number of Pungas to give away. They can be re-planted, used for garden borders, fences or whatever. See Brian and Carolyn if you would like some. 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. 150th CELEBRATIONS The Diocese is celebrating 150 years this September and is marking the occasion with a series of events and a history of the Diocese. Events we can be involved in include a children's art competition and the possibility of

joining with the Bishop as he walks the bounds of the Diocese, either the lot or just sections. He'll be walking the Heaphy Track 23rd - 26th Feb and will likely be in our area not long after that. So see Tim for more information if you're interested or grab a flyer from the back of each church. STEVE'S MEDIEVAL BASH Steve Neale will be hosting a Medieval night of dance, loads of food, mulled wine and more as a fund raiser for the Watoto Trip. Tickets are available from the church office or Steve 768-7508 or 768-7844. Where: Trinity Centre. When: 6pm Friday 18th July How much: $20 single / $50 family. A creche will be available and costumes are optional.

What's On This Week! Mon 30th Tues 1st Wed 2nd Thurs 3rd Fri 4th Sat 5th Sun 6th

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

Vicars Day off Jan Munn's Funeral, Holy Trinity Church Warden's Meeting Friendship Kids Home Group at Shirley's Home Group at Lorimer's Bible in Schools Runanga Prayer Meeting at Dalma's Term Two ends. Bible in Schools Cobden Youth Group @ The Shed 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: 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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