Easter eggs for Pillars: As we have done in previous years, this year we are collecting Easter eggs to be sent to Pillars who distribute them to the families of prisoners.

On any given day an estimated 20,000 children have a parent in prison in New Zealand. Without the right support these children are over nine times more likely than other kiwi kids to end up in prison as adults. Children of prisoners are amongst some of the most vulnerable children in our community.

They are in a situation they didn’t choose, yet they face a sentence of their own. They become the invisible victims of crime and can become socially isolated and deprived. Eggs can be brought to church up to and including Palm Sunday, March 25th, or left at either Bryndwr or Papanui office.

What seems like such a small thing for us is so appreciated by these often forgotten families and we thank you for your continued support of this project.

Clothing Shop: The Clothing shop at Bryndwr is open 3 to 6pm on Fridays for a trial period.  We are very short of helpers so if you could help out one Friday a month it would be much appreciated.  Please let Janice Cundall know, or Adrienne Rowe, if you are able to help.

 Womens’ Fellowship: There has been a change in venueThe meeting on 15 March at 7.30pm will now be at Catherine McKellar’s home.  The speaker is Joyce Jenkins who will talk about ‘The life of a wife in the British Army’.  All are welcome to attend.

Indoor Bowls @ Bryndwr: The Village Bowling Club starts the new bowls season on March 19th at Bryndwr.  New players will be most welcome and tuition can be given if you have never played before.  It is a very social group and only mildly competitive. Please wear soft soled shoes (eg sneakers) and be there at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.  Contact Mitch Mitchell or Janice Cundall for any queries.

 Luncheon:  Former St Giles Bible Class, YPS, and Young Marrieds. Come and meet some of your former associates whom you may not have seen for some time.  Monday 19th March, 12 noon, Garden Restaurant 110 Marshlands Rd.  Further info and to RSVP (by 12th March), contact Mollie Woods email mwoodz@xtra.co.nz

Life Companion Driving:  Offering a safe, reliable, friendly driving and companion service which provides more than a simple taxi ride. Prices are very competitive. Contact to discuss your requirements by phoning 027 7755 671 or email info@yourlift.co.nz

 Indoor Bowls: Join us at Papanui on a Friday afternoon from 1.30 to 3.00 pm, for a social game of indoor bowls.  No previous experience needed.  Please be there by 1.15 pm and wear flat, soft-soled shoes.  Specially catering for those who can’t come to evening bowls at Bryndwr.  Contact Margaret Shields for further details.

 Falls Prevention Exercise Group:  Anyone wanting to learn skills to help avoid falls, is welcome to join us for the programme which runs over several weeks. Our first session is Monday 19th March at 2pm, in the lounge at Papanui. $2 per session.

Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available after the 10 am service 11 March.

Table Talk presents: Presbyterian Support is coming to Table Talk, to tell us about what they are doing. Sunday 18th March, at the Village Papanui.  Dinner at 6pm, followed by the speaker at 7pm.  It would be great to see you there.  If you are coming, could you please let either Linda Cowan, Annie and Kate Boardman, or Frik and Hannie de Beer know, for catering purposes.

 The Creative Nest is open on Tuesday mornings. Pop in any time from 10am.  Enquiries to Margaret.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 11 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC
11.00 am Bookstall after worship STAC
Mon 12 9.30 am Music Moments Papanui
10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
3.15 pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 13 10.00 am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00 am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
12.00 pm Friendly Circle Lunch Papanui
5.30 pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 14 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
11.00 am Mid-week Service Papanui
1.00 pm Fendalton Leisure Club Bryndwr
4.00 pm Buddy Zone Bryndwr
Thurs 15 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
Fri 16 10.00 am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.30 pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
3.00 pm Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sat 17 9.30 am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 18 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC
6.00 pm Table Talk (Dinner and Guest Speaker) Papanui


Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (18 March)

 Welcoming team:       Donella Duff, Janice Cundall, Judith and Andrew Souness

Readers:                    Stephen Hill and Anne Slaughter

Communion:               Nan and John Simpson, Michael Stammer, Anne Slaughter, David and Lynn Brown

Counters:                   Nicole Hill and Keith Cramond

Technician:                Frik de Beer

Morning tea:              Peter and Adrienne Rowe, Judith and Andrew Souness

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Peter Rowe

Bible Readings Sunday 18 March:

Jeremiah 31: 31-34                    Psalm 51: 1-12  or  Psalm 119: 9-16

Hebrews 5: 5-10                        John 12: 20-33