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

Weekly Notices 11 August 2019

Mission Project last week  We raised $306.30 for ‘Christians Against Poverty’, an organisation committed to working with local churches to lift Kiwis out of debt and poverty. Many thanks to all those who donated.

College Road duty Roster for Sept/Oct/Nov Please ph the office 686 0981,

Mollie 688 3355o or  email admin@timarupres.org.nz if you are NOT available to be on the roster over the next 3 months.  Please reply by  August 14.

Journey 21:  Meets at C-Bay carpark, 9am, Sunday 18 August.  The theme for August  is ’Rainbow of Mysteries’.  Contact:  Ellen ph            03 685 6126

Fish and Chip Baby Singlets:  Thank you to all you enthusiastic knitters. We have had a very pleasing response.  They will be   collected from both Trinity and St Stephens on Sunday 18 August.  Please phone Isobel  688 1931 before Thursday 22 August if you need them  collected Any later than that will be  handed on to Family Works.

Presbyterian Women Lunch Group:  Meets at Trinity, Wed 21 August at 12.30pm. Speaker: Katie Houston– Support Manager Aorangi Migrant Centre. Bring finger food to share for lunch. Bring goodies for the sales table. All welcome.  Contact:     Alison 688 4317 or Dianne 686 0440.

Annual Reports:  Please get your Annual Reports into the office by the 21 August.

Parish Council Nominations:  Parish  Council calls for nominations for 5 Parish Council members plus Parish Clerk.  For further information, please see the Nomination Form on the table in the Foyer.  Nominations need to be in by 21 August to the office.

Tai Chi:  Come & join in gentle exercise at St Stephen’s Hall, Thursdays 10.30am.  All welcome. Contact:  Michelle 022 0523 810

An invitation for Presbyterian Women’s Groups:  St Mary’s Assn of Anglican   Women extends a warm invitation to your members to join them for their Hospitality Day, 2pm, Thursday 22 August at St Mary’s Hall, 24 Church St.  Guest Speaker:  Rev’d Alan Cummins.  Sales table—proceeds in support of local charities.  Please RSVP by 19 August to Val ph 684 5653.

Timaru Combined Churches Prayer:  Sunday 25 August, 7pm, Life Church, 134 Morgans Rd.  ‘God’s heartache & our heartache, a call to prayer for Aotearoa’s rangatahi.’  NZ’s teen suicide rate (15-19) is the worst in the developed world, it is so high it raises the global average (2017   statistics). We encourage people to come along and be part of this.  A Timaru  Christian Ministers Association Event.

Voice For Life South Canterbury Annual General Meeting:  on the 18 August at 2pm in the lounge at St Thomas’s Church, Mountainview Rd. We have been  advocating on behalf of the unborn child and for pro– Life concerns for 50 years in South Canterbury. This is extremely important, we need more support to keep going. Do come along.

Winter lunch Group:  Members of our Lunch Group came and discussed with me the price of our meal.  They felt the price of $7 did not reflect the quality of the meal we serve.  As a result starting from our next meal Tuesday 27 August our meals will be $10.  Bev  Ph 6861207

The Community Club:  Tuesdays, 1.30-3.30pm at St Stephens for Cards 500, Indoor Bowls, Scrabble & Art.  New members welcome. Contact:  Sid & Hazel 684 3478.

Plant Sale:  At Stephens, 14 September starting at 9am.  Flower & vegetable plants, cakes and some surprises.  More details later.  Contact:  Murray 686 1629.

Daily Devotionals:  * The Word for Today and * Word for you Today.  Pick up a copy from the table in the Foyer.

Christian Superstore Timaru, 102 Stafford Street, Timaru:  Fathers’ Day is coming and we have a great selection of books, mugs, cards and gifts available for the “Father” figure in your life. Myles Munroe in his book explores “The Fatherhood Principle” discussing the design that God has for man and their identity within a family and community. Derek Prince follows up this same theme in his book “Husbands and Fathers” and the purpose that God has for men both in a spiritual and physical example in life. While in her tract Jenny Kutz explores the meaning and relationship that we all can have with “Abba”     Father that we can have a heavenly Father that we can accept adoption into Abba’s family. A home not of this world.  Sometimes we can confuse our role in life and each of these books reflects on who we are in God and empowers each of us to become more of who we truly are on the inside.  The volunteers at your local Christian Bookshop look forward to seeing you soon.

Giving  Everything that we have is a gift from God.

You can contribute financially in the following ways:

  • Cash, cheque or envelope in the offering plate, thanks.
  • Automatic Payment or internet banking – Acc no: 03-1714-0405434-01

Or if you have any queries, please email us at:  finance@timarupres.org.nz

Need more Offering Envelopes?  Contact the church office 686 0981

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