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

Weekly Notices 20 September 2020

Next weeks service—Sunday 4 October—10am Combined Communion @ Trinity

All welcome to this service

(There will be no service at St Stephens)

Mission Project:  October’s Mission Project:  is supporting Grandparents raising     grandchildren.  These funds will go towards school holiday activities.  Put your coins aside and bring along next week

Operation Christmas Boxes:

There is now a supply of shoe boxes at the foyer.  Please remember if you are going to fill your own box to provide the $10 transport costs.  Thanks to those that have supplied items so far and you will notice that the box is being cleared regularly.

The categories for items for each box are:

  • something to wear,
  • something to play with,
  • something for school,
  • something to love,
  • something special
  • something for personal hygiene.

The final date for items and return of   completed boxes is the Sunday 11 October, so we have time to collate and deliver to the depot. For further information contact Judith  Ph 688 6004.

2020 Church Directory:  This includes those people who wanted their contact details listed, but is available to anyone in the parish.  Copies available from the Church Foyer or the Church Office.

Yoga for Seniors on Chairs:  This ‘not on the floor’ exercise programme meets each Thursday at 2pm in Room 1 at Trinity.  Leigh Marsden has agreed to continue her classes with us. This is for men and   women. Gold coin donation to assist with expenses is appreciated. Would you like to attend these classes? Or for more            information, please contact Helen     ph 684 6403 or 021 768 973.


Alpine Presbytery Newsletter:  Keep up to date on what is happening in our Alpine          Presbytery.  A few copies of the Newsletter are being placed on the table in Foyers each week.  Pick up a copy, you might find something of interest in it.  If you are not on our email list and would like a copy emailed, please contact our office ph 686 0981.


Calling for IDEAS and HELPERS for

Can we do a Car Boot Sale.
Hire a Table in the Hall .
We are looking at ideas where the cleaning up is not too onerous.
Phone the Church Office ph 686 0981 to leave a message for Bev.

The Justice Conference Watch Party —31 October from 10am-3pm at St Stephens Church:  Instead of a physical conference, we’ve moved online.  The cost for conference participants is by Koha!  Learn more and register at


Christian Superstore Timaru, 102 Stafford Street, Timaru: 

Isn’t it concerning when you start seeing 2021 calendars coming through so soon in the year. The famous Bible Gem 2021 calendars are now in store along with children’s Christmas gifts for overseas postings or even for the end of year programmes. Look forward to seeing the new additions to the store over the next few weeks as I look forward to putting up Nativity Sets.So enjoyable to visually recognise the gift of Christ’s birth for all the world.  Pop in and see us. We have heaps of devotionals, children’s books and Christian living   being restocked weekly. Any questions please ask and we do order books in for you.

If you want to message us with orders or thoughts please do so.

The volunteers at your local Christian Bookshop look forward to seeing you soon.

Contact us if you have any questions by:

ph:  688 3431 fb “Christian Superstore Timaru” OR  Email:  timarucbs@maxnet.co.nz

All users of our Churches, Hall, Foyer, Lounge and Rooms at St Stephens and  Trinity  If you are the last person in your group to use the rooms, please make sure that the lights and heaters/heat pumps are turned off, and all the windows are closed.

Do your bread tags end up in the rubbish bin?   Instead, help save the environment by   dropping them in the designated jar in the foyer.  Money raised will provide wheelchairs in South Africa.

Changes of Address etc:  Please advise the church office of any changes.  Thank you

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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