Rotary Community Breast Milk Bank Charitable Trust:  The Kilmarnock Edition is putting on a fundraising concert for the Breast Milk Bank at 7.30pm on Saturday 13 October at the Village Bryndwr.  This will include a wide range of Scottish and Irish songs together with audience participation and a few humorous songs for variety.  Tickets are $20 including supper and can be obtained from Murray or Lesley Compton.  We look forward to your support.

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. We invite you to make a donation to this worthy cause.

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

Boomerang Bags Workshop Saturday September 1st at The Village Market at Bryndwr – 9.30am-12noon.

Come along and join us again in this Table Talk initiative and learn how to sew these environmentally friendly bags that can be used for grocery shopping, instead of plastic bags. You are more than welcome to invite a friend(s).

 You will need to bring: a sewing machine, neutral coloured thread, scissors etc., We will provide: fabric, expertise! For any queries or further information, please contact Linda Cowan.

Organ Concert – 2.30pm 26 August:  St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru church, 16 Merivale Lane.  Today’s organist is Harry Meehan.  Programmes $5 at the door.

Spragg Family’s Travels:  You are welcome to follow the Spragg family’s travels on their blog…

Visiting Agnes Mouat:  Agnes’s daughter is out of the country until the end of October and would appreciate it if people could visit Agnes during the week.

Agnes is in Ngaio Marsh Rest Home. Christine Arnold will co-ordinate this so that we don’t all visit on the same day. Christine can be contacted on

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

When you shop at the Warehouse Northlands, pick up a token at the checkout, and place it in The Village Community Centre’s slot 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.

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; or in the evening,

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

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).

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

Transport to Church: As many know, Margaret Simpson has just turned 80.  She no longer has her driver’s licence but wants to continue coming to church on a regular basis.   If you are prepared to help out by going on a roster to bring her to church (even on an occasional basis), please contact her elders, Alice and Bryan Wright who will work on the details.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 26 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 27 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 28 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 29 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 30 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 31 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 1 9.30am Village Market and

Clothing Shop

Sun 2 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (2 September)

 Welcoming team:      Salilo Teo, Jerry Teo, Susan Peake, Frances Coburn     

Readers:                   Trevor Agnew, Frances Coburn

Counters:                 Allan Marshall, Christine Arnold

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

Technician:              Liam Boardman

Musician:                 Estelle Elvidge

Grounds @ Bryndwr:          Ken Newton

Parable for 2 September: Matthew 22:2-14