Soup Sunday: 12 noon, Sunday 12th August we are hosting the final lunch of soup and rolls, at Bryndwr.

The soup and rolls will be provided but you are welcome to bring something sweet for afters.  In the winter months it’s not always a lot of fun to go home after church to eat alone so this is a chance to enjoy some time with friends over lunch.  Any queries contact Anne Foote or Jane Agnew.

The Village Community Centre is part of the Warehouse Bags for Good programme again!

Please shop at the Warehouse Northlands and when you check out, pick up a token in exchange for your check out bag and place it in The Village Community Centre’s section of the community organisation’s voting kiosk near the entrance/exit of the store.  Tokens are collected between August 2018 and January 2019. The money will be distributed to Kid’s Club and the Village Leisure Group.

Women’s lunch:  Women of The Village are invited to a catered lunch in the Bryndwr Hall on Saturday 18th August at 12.30pm. The cost is $10, and for catering purposes we would like those who wish to attend to put names on the clipboard at the church door 12 August.  Any queries to Kath Newton

Bookstall: The bookstall will be available Sunday 12th August, after the 10 am service.

Can you help? Ruth Agnew’s friend Helen lost her husband, unexpectedly during a recent flight home to England, where Helen and their two children were going to meet his family for the first time. Because Helen’s husband died en-route she found herself stuck in Dubai with two pre-schoolers while they waited for her husband’s body to be released.  Now she is battling paperwork around proving his death to the UK government to be able to access his accounts and pension.  She is running a business from home while caring for her two children.  Then the family dog almost died from food poisoning from eating compost from the green bin, 2 year old Angus got a nasty chest infection, Helen is sick as well, then last week she tripped over taking the rubbish bin out and tore her calf muscle, so she can barely walk right now.

Helen and Ruth are in a women writers group, which has coordinated a meal train (taking turns making heat and eat meals for the family). Ruth has rounded up a team of volunteers to walk the dogs and made a roster. Now she is trying to find a couple of lovely people who could go to Helen’s place between 4pm and 7pm (even one hour would be enough), over the next few weeks, to help with dinner, pack the preschool lunches for the next day, wash the tea dishes, help the kids with their bedtime routine, and maybe read a story. Ruth has been going two or three evenings a week, and another friend had been driving in from Rolleston some evenings, but she’s finding it too difficult to do anymore as Helen lives in Bromley.

Ruth would be happy to facilitate an introduction. If you think you could help please contact Ruth

Dancing with Bill:  A reminder that Bill Worley hosts ‘Old Time Modern’ dancing on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at the Village Papanui.  1.45pm to 3.45pm.  For information ph Bill on 3485 347 or

My grandmother’s piano would like a nice home.  She has been neglected for too long and has taken to glaring at me frequently.  Which is a pity as she is quite pretty with an inlaid veneer picture of birds who would love to have music to sing to.  Do you know a learner who is ready for their own piano?  Laurie Richards.

The women of the Village are hosting a fund raising morning tea following the service on 2nd September, to enable us to support PILLARS Christchurch, for mentoring children of prisoners, the victims who suffer because of choices their parents have made. We invite you to make a donation to this worthy cause.

Organ Concerts:  St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru church, 16 Merivale Lane.  Sunday 12th August, Simon Mace.  Sunday 19th August, John Dodgshun.  Sunday 26th August, Harry Meehan.  Concerts begin at 2.30pm – Programmes $5 (at the door).

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 12 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
12 noon Our last Soup Sunday Bryndwr
Mon 13 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 14 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
7.00pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 15 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Leisure Group Bryndwr
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 16 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 17 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 18 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 19 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (19 August)

 Welcoming team:     Trevor Agnew, David Coster, Joy Coster, Jenny Agnew

Readers:                   Linda Cowan, Bryan Wright

Counters:                 Gordon Shields, Bill McMaster

Morning tea:            David and Lynn Brown, Wayne and Christine Anderson

Communion:             Agnews’, Christine Arnold, Linda Cowan, Wrights’  

Technician:              Liam Boardman

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Peter Rowe

Parable for 19 August: Matthew 21:28-32