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The Anglican Parish of Cobden-Runanga

The Herald To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. Sunday 3rd May 2009 Theme for this Sunday: Christianity and War Readings: Matt 5:38-48, Luke 3:1-14 Theme for 10th May: Christ the True Vine (Runanga), Pauline Stengs (Cobden) Readings: Acts 9:26-31, 1Jo 3:18-24, John 15:1-8 (Runanga), Pauline Stengs (Cobden)

Tim Writes  Last Sunday's sung worship time at Cobden as we made space for God to speak into our lives personally and corporately was a powerful time. There were several words that spoke clearly of God's love for us despite our struggles and of his desire to work in and through us to touch our communities in the power of His Spirit, and not in our own strength. I look forward to seeing how God will speak to us and through us in the future as we work at becoming more attune to his voice and will for our lives. Next Sunday will also be a sad day as it is Pam Honey's last Sunday with us for the immediate future. Her and Steve leave shortly afterwards to go to Australia to be near their boys and families. It is hard to express how deeply we will miss Pam. ANGLICAN BOARD OF MISSIONS It was encouraging and informative last Sunday to also see the Board of Missions DVD which gave us a good overview of the Board's work and the way in which we as a Parish connect

with them financially and otherwise. We will be discussing at vestry how we might make that connection more active and prominent. WORD FOR TODAY The Word for Today devotional for May, June, July has arrived and copies are at the back of each church. Please feel free to take one and if you can please drop a $1 or $2 into the plate to help cover the cost. NEW LOCK - SEE TIM We have installed a new combination lock with a secret code to get into the Cobden Church. If you are a person like one of our church cleaners who needs to know the code then please ring Tim who will give it to you. One helpful suggestion for remembering the code was to input it into your cell phone as a contact. e.g. Name=Church Code, Phone No.= xxxx (code). If you are given the code please never ever divulge it for obvious security reasons but also to protect our ability to claim insurance. Lawn Mowing Roster 3rd May Tim Mora

PRAYER FOR HEALING Just a reminder for Cobden folk. There is always Ministry prayer for any need offered during the sung worship. Just move forward to the prayer team and they will pray with you. However the team is also available for prayer out the back immediately after the service. They will wait 5-10min after the service finishes and then if no-one comes will join the rest of us. You can also approach team members and ask for specific prayer. OPEN DOORS VISIT On Monday the 18th of May Wayne Curham of Open Doors will be speaking at the Cobden Anglican Church at 7:30pm. He will be speaking on the state of the persecuted church

in Islamic countries as secret believers. All welcome and an offering will be taken. WOMEN'S AGLOW Thursday 7th May at 77 Packers Quay (old St Andrew's) Women's Aglow will be hosting Sista Jacqui a world class gospel singer. Meeting starts at 7:30pm and an offering will be taken. PROMISE KEEPERS, 14-16th AUG Promise Keepers is just around the corner. It is a fantastic event for men and I am happy to use some of my vicar's discretionary funding to help guys get there. Transport is free and the accommodation is cheap. Brochures arriving soon See Tim to express an interest.

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

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

Vicars Day off Ecumenical Prayer Meeting Wardens Meeting Friendship Kids Hospital Chapel Service Shirley Smith's Home Group Lorimer's Home Group Bible in Schools Runanga Parish Prayer Meeting Bible in Schools Cobden Youth Group at "The Shed" Music Group Practice Mother's Day Runanga Church Service Cobden Church Service The Way Youth 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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