Central Office: 349 Wai-iti Road, Timaru, 7910  Phone: 03 686 0981       Email: oneoffice@timarupres.org.nz

Weekly Notices For the week 17, December 2017

Memorial Service: This afternoon at 2.30pm at the Trinity Chapel. This is for anyone who has lost a loved one and want’s to honour their memory this Christmas.

Wanted: White Hydrangea flowers and brown succulents (preferably aonium arboreum purpureum; the tall growing multi branching brown succulent). I would need to know if you can help with them phone 0273222936 by Monday afternoon and need them to be dropped at St Stephens by Monday afternoon as well, ready for Tuesday mornings holiday programme. We require them to make our floral art Donkeys faces. Thanks. Sharon Gutsell

St Stephens Roster to set up Communion:
We are looking for people to set up Communion on the 2nd Sunday of the month. If you are available please phone Rory 686 0981.

St Stephens Communion: Will be changed to the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Hanukkah Celebration – Sunday 17 December 7pm at Gleniti Baptist Church. Come and hear the story of the battle to retake the Jerusalem temple by the Maccabees. It is the festival of lights – learn the connection with the birth of Jesus. Food and fellowship included! Contact Diane Turner for more information 027 699 2510

All are very welcome at the Timaru Hospital Carol ‘Sing-a-long’ at 6:45pm in the hospital chapel on Monday 18 December – all ages, all singers, family, friends etc all welcome! Bring a Christmas costume if you like, and some are provided! Alan Cummins (Chaplain).

Carols Unplugged with Jayden Walker: Wednesday 20 December, 7 pm at St Mary’s. Come hear a lovely concert of carols telling the Christmas story, with our own Jayden Walker and friends. Donations collected will go to Key to Life Charitab

Volunteers to set up Trinity Church for the 11.30pm Service on 24 December. We are looking for people to help set up the church for this service. Are you available? Phone Brent 686 0981.

For all Pastoral Visitors and Link Deliverers: The Pastoral Care committee invite you to a ‘gathering’, on Monday 29 January at 7pm in the St Stephens Lounge. We would like to show our appreciation of your commitment to visiting and delivering the Links in the parish in the past year and also to talk over possibilities for improving our care in the coming year.

Keep up to date with the latest information on our website: www.timarupres.org.nz
Need personal prayer? Contact one of the TPP Prayer Chain Branches: Rosalie 684 5878, or Heather 684 3847, or Marj 684 4953. All requests confidential.

Christian Superstore – 102 Stafford Street: Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the year. From us here at the Christian Superstore Timaru, may the Lord bless you greatly over the year ahead. That this Christmas season of remembrance of Christ’s birth encourages and reminds us of such a love that can never be fully understood.

The year has almost come to an end and we eagerly anticipate the 2018 year. Please pray with us that God’s Word continues to reach out into the community. That God’s Word offers a hope and a healing love for those who seek Him.

At the Superstore we eagerly anticipate the gifts of encouragement that we can offer to you in the form of books, gifts, music and bibles. We have an extensive range of New King James Version Bibles that will interest all. From standard gift bibles, through lighter large prints to super giant prints for all your studies.

Recently we had a visit from a Christchurch couple by the name of Derek and Judith Hamilton who showed us a book that they have produced especially for South Canterbury. They have photographed our local early churches (including pre quake damaged churches) and collated them in a great pictorial view of our local church history. This is now available for a limited time at the Timaru Superstore for $29.99.

Over the next few weeks until Christmas we are open until 5.30pm for your convenience. We will still be open the Saturday 23 December and again in the short weeks after Christmas and New Year from 10am.

Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

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