New Home Required: 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.

PILLARS:  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 19th August, John Dodgshun.  Sunday 26th August, Harry Meehan.  Concerts begin at 2.30pm – Programmes $5 at the door.

Village Market:  A reminder that we are holding a monthly market at Bryndwr, on the first Saturdays (next one 1 September).  Any donations of goods/baking etc can be dropped in to either office.  Thank you for your support.

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.

Prophets in the Cathedral:  Sunday Evensongs, 5pm @ The Transitional Cathedral.  Sunday 26th August at 6pm, Prof.Roger Jackson, ‘Pacifism and War 100 Years After the Close of World War 1’.  Discussion with soup and rolls to follow.  All welcome.

Centre for Ethics and Spirituality, Christ’s College: ‘When good pictures go bad: public perceptions of private suffering’.  Thursday 30th August at 7.30pm.  Presented by Rev.Thomas Brauer, Chapman Room, Christ’s College.  Does photography of suffering help grow compassion, or create compassion fatigue?  Considering the ethics of taking photographs of people at their most vulnerable and sharing the images with a global audience.  (Warning: some images may be confronting).

Research Seminars @ Laidlaw College:  Tuesdays 12.40 – 1.30pm in Learning Room 2.

11th September, Peter Carrell (Theology House) – ‘Is mercy shown to those with an inadequate understanding of mercy?’

25th September, Immanuel Koks (University of Otago, PhD) – ‘Finding my place at the theological table.’

Media Prayer Day:  Sunday 9th September 2018.  The Christian Broadcasting Association is asking for churches throughout New Zealand to join in prayer.  Since it began in 2000, all Christian denominations in NZ have supported this bi-annual prayer effort.  Last time, in 2016, more than 700 churches participated.  They are simply asking people to spend a few minutes, on the 9th of September, to pray for the people of NZ’s media.

Closing Service for Knox, Cheviot: The service will be on Sunday 2nd September at 10am followed by morning tea and will mark the transfer of ownership of the Church and Hall from the Presbyterian Church to the Knox Cheviot Community Trust. The worshiping congregation will continue to have the use of the buildings, rent free, on two Sundays a month for the foreseeable future.  Anyone who has Cheviot connections is most welcome to come and join us in this service. Any enquiries to Nancy-Jean Whitehead—revnj@outlook.co.nz

Alpine Presbytery Review: We would value your feedback on the Presbytery. Details of the meetings are given below, and a list of questions for consideration can be obtained from Tracey at the Papanui Village office.

Wednesday 12th September: Evening – 7pm at St Luke’s, 438 Halswell Rd., Halswell  – supper to follow.

Thursday 13th September: Afternoon – meeting at St Luke’s Christchurch North, corner Main North & Daniels Rds at 2pm with a cuppa to follow;

13th September: Evening – meeting at St Paul’s Trinity-Pacific, 45 Fitzgerald Ave at 7pm   followed by supper.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 19 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 20 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 21 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 22 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 23 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 24 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 25 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Canterbury Lay Preacher’s Assoc. Papanui
Sun 26 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC

Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (26 August)

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

Readers:                   Anne Slaughter, Mollie Woods

Counters:                 Christine Arnold, Bill McMaster

Morning tea:            David and Joy Coster, Kate Boardman, Christine Miller

Technician:              Alan Maxwell

Musician:                 Murray Compton

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Peter Rowe

Parable for 26 August: Matt 21:33-44 – The wicked tenants