Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available (8th July) at 11am after the service.

Friendly Circle Lunch:  This month’s lunch will be held Tuesday 10th July, 12 noon, at Papanui.  Everyone welcome.  Any queries phone Pat Dunstan.

Free, Fun, Family-friendly Concert – Virtuoso Strings: Friday 13th July, 7.00pm to 8.45pm at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street.  Koha appreciated.  “Guaranteed to surprise and delight all ages”.  An orchestral group of 45 performers on an 8 day, 6 concert tour of the South Island.  Virtuso Strings Orchestra is a volunteer organisation providing free lessons, instruments, uniforms, transport etc to students from the low-decile Eastern suburbs of Porirua, who would not usually have the chance to learn to play a string instrument.  It has been running for 5 years and they average over 100 kids at weekly rehearsals (several of whom have achieved Grade 8 Trinity College exams).  More info at

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

Woman’s Fellowship: We are meeting for “Oliver Sewell’s vocal recital” from 12:10-1:00pm on Tuesday 24th July at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street. RSVP to Adrienne Rowe. Everyone is welcome! (Oliver is Adrienne and Peter Rowe’s grandson who sang at a Village service in January this year.)

Margaret Simpson invites us to celebrate with her as she turns 80:  Everyone is invited to join Margaret and her family on Saturday 11th August from 10am to 1pm, at the Village, Papanui.

School Holidays:  Term two ended on Friday 6th July.  The following events are on hold until the week beginning 23rd July:- The Gathering, Music Moments & Preschool Music, Kids Club, Creative Nest, Mid-week Service, the Village Leisure Group, Fly Bys and Pop-Ins.

From Theology House

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

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:

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

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.

Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: Again a big thank you, to all who contribute items for Burnside Primary School. Currently the most needed items are:  Canned spaghetti and baked beans, canned vegetables (corn, tomatoes) and canned fruit, pasta, rice, canned tuna fish, breakfast cereal, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo and dishwashing liquid. Thank you for your continued support!

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 8 10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
Mon 9 2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 10 12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
7.00pm Parish Council Bryndwr
Wed 11 9.45am Badminton Papanui
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Fri 13 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 14 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 15 10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui

 Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (15 July)

 Welcoming team:     Andrew Souness, Salilo Teo, Jerry Teo, Judith Souness

Readers:                   Elyssa Shaw, Julie Laing

Counters:                 Andrew Souness, Paula McNoe

Technician:              Grant Muir

Morning tea:             Salilo Teo, Katharine Shaw, Bryan and Alice Wright

Musician:                  Murray Compton

Communion:             David and Lynn Brown, Vivienne Jackson, Susan Peake, Elyssa and Katharine Shaw

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Peter Rowe 

Parable for Sunday 15 July

Matthew 20:1-16 – Workers in the vineyard.