Women’s Fellowship Winter Warmers:   We are meeting for ‘Elevenses’ on Thursday 28 June at Simos, 399 Ilam Road, about 10.45am.  RSVP to Catherine, or just turn up!

The Village Leisure Group: Don’t let wintry Wednesdays get you down. Warm up with a cuppa and company! Wednesdays from 1-3pm at The Village Bryndwr; enjoy activities, outings and afternoon tea. For more information, contact Leone on 351-6664 or Mary Jo Chase at maryjo@thevillage.org.nz.

News from USA:  Those who knew Bernice and Al Damon when Al was an exchange minister at St Stephen’s many years ago may be aware that Al is in very poor health.  This week we heard that Al is now quite low and sleeps a good part of the time.  He withdrew from dialysis treatment some weeks ago.

His son and daughter in law have moved into their home so that Al can remain there.  He does have bright moments when he can talk to friends on the phone.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Damon family at this time.

The Creative Nest is open on Tuesday mornings at Papanui.  Pop in any time from 10am.  Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, etc as well as craft, or simply a coffee and a chat.  Enquiries to Margaret.

Biscuits Please:  Every two years The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa N.Z. has a General Assembly. In October this year the Assembly is being held in Christchurch. We have been asked to provide home-made biscuits for morning and afternoon tea. I am hoping that you wonderful people are willing to help with this. If you are, please sign the clipboard and take a snaplock bag (or bags). It seems very early for an October deadline but I thought some of you may be winter-time bakers – and therefore wish to freeze the biscuits. (If you put a dozen in each bag that would be great).  Please contact me if you have any queries, Lesley Compton.

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 @ Bryndwr:  The Village Bowling Club season is underway on Monday nights at Bryndwr.  New players are 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.

Indoor Bowls: Join us at Papanui on a Friday afternoon 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.

Midweek Service:  The midweek worship service happens at Papanui each Wednesday during term time.  Begins at 11am with a cuppa.  Everyone is welcome.

From Theology House: (http://www.theologyhouse.ac.nz/ for more information)

  1. Prophets in the Cathedral: Sunday Evensongs, 5pm @ The Transitional Cathedral. Sunday 24 June: Dr Peter Carrell will be giving a seminar on ‘Edge or Centre: Prophecy in the 21st Century’.  Discussion and refreshments to follow.  All welcome!
  2. Lay Worship Leading and Lay Preaching: The Canterbury Lay Preachers Assoc. training day, Sat 25th Aug 2018, 9.30am-4pm at the Village, Papanui. Keynote speaker Rev Dr Rod Mitchell. $10 per person.  Enquiries to Linda Cowan  lindacowan@xtra.co.nz
  3. Rich Living: Exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith: Over the weekend of 28th-30th September, A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, along with:  Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Grace Vineyard Church, South West Baptist Church, will be hosting an inter-church public event. The weekend is designed to inspire, mobilise and equip individuals and communities of faith. For more information, visit: www.arocha.org.nz/events

Christian World Service:  Operation Refugee is underway, with 74 people signed up to live on a refugee diet for 5 days.  The challenge is to live on the same food that is in a good quality food parcel, while raising funds for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.  We want to provide emergency food, education, medical care and other help for as many refugees as we can.  If you can help with a donation, information can be found on their website:- cws@cws.org.nz

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 24 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 25 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 26 10.00am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-ins’ Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 27 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Mid-week Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Group Bryndwr
4.00pm Buddy Zone Bryndwr
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 28 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-ins Papanui
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
Fri 29 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 30 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 1 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (1 July)

 Welcoming team:       Ken Newton, Paula McNoe, Keren Ritchie, Kath Newton

Readers:                    Lesley Compton, Wayne Anderson

Counters:                   Christine Arnold, Allan Marshall

Technician:                Alan Maxwell

Morning tea:              Ian Satterthwaite, Peter Reid, Keren Ritchie, Paula McNoe

Musician:                   Estelle Elvidge

Grounds @ Bryndwr:  Alan Marshall

 Parable for Sunday 1 July is from Luke 16:1-8 ‘the dishonest manager.’