Car parking:  We remind people to please leave the parking spaces around the entrance way at StAC, for people who have mobility challenges.

Baking For General Assembly:  Thank you very much to those who have offered biscuits for this.  If you could bring these to church on Sunday Sept. 30 that would be great.  Otherwise please be in touch with me (after 23rd Sept) so we can make other arrangements.  Lesley Compton.

Sunday 7 October: The PCANZ General Assembly is being held at St Andrew’s College this year.  The final service is in the Chapel at 11.15am on Sunday 7 October.  Because the Assembly will need set-up time the Chapel will not be available for The Village that day.  St Luke’s Christchurch North have invited those at The Village who wish to attend a 10am service to join them, in a service led by Rev Phil Wall.  Alternatively, those wishing to join the Assembly for the service at StAC at 11.15am will be most welcome.

AGM 2018: Will be held on Sunday 28 October at The Village Bryndwr after worship at St Andrew’s College.  This will also be Phil’s last Sunday with us so there will be a shared lunch following the meeting.

 Get Together for former members of St Giles Bible Class / YPS / Young Marrieds:  Village Community Centre Papanui.  Tuesday 2nd October 2017 from 1.30pm.  Bring a small plate of food for afternoon tea.  Further information from Mollie Woods.

Indoor Bowls @ Papanui:  Our last day for 2018 is Friday 28 September, with a break until the end of March 2019.

The Creative Nest Exhibition: We are launching this exhibition next Sunday 30 September at our 10am worship.  The display will be open at our Papanui building 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri for three weeks.  The exhibition tells the story of The Nest but also invites you into an engagement with your own creative possibilities.  A koha donation would be appreciated.  Please see this as an opportunity to take a friend along, it is a great story!

Village Market:  A reminder that this will be held on Saturday 6th October at Bryndwr from 9.30am till 12 noon.  If you have goods to donate please contact the offices or drop them in.  Linked with the Market is what has become a Village Church drop-in coffee ‘shop’ – why not come along for a catch-up and bring a friend!

 The Village Camp 2018: Will be at Raincliff (South Canterbury) on Show weekend, 16-18 November.  There is plenty of room and unless we get huge numbers there should be no need to share rooms.  This is a great opportunity to really connect with people and ‘play, pray and enjoy’ one another in a relaxed setting, and for a minimal cost. Queries to Kath Newton or Anne Stewart.

 High Tea (November 24):  If you would be happy to lend us some of your fine china etc, please write your name on the clipboard at the back of the Chapel.  We are asking for cup, saucer and plate sets, silver tea services, or similar in china, tiered plates (2 or 3 tiers).

At this stage please just indicate your willingness to lend and the number you have.  We will be in touch nearer the time about collecting these.  We would ask that you name these valuables before lending. Many thanks – from the High Tea Committee.

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

 Theology House:  Prophets in the Cathedral

Today, Sunday 23 September, Evensong, 5pm @ The Transitional Cathedral

Dr Vincent O’Malley, Historian and Writer, will be giving a seminar on ‘Finding Peace and Reconciliation After New Zealand’s 19th Century Wars’. Vincent will speak at 6pm.Discussion with soup and rolls to follow. All welcome!

School Holidays:  Term three ends on Friday 28 September.  The following events are on hold until the week beginning 15 Monday October:- The Gathering, Music Moments & Preschool Music, Kids Club, Creative Nest, Village Leisure Group, Mid-week Service, Fly Bys and Pop-Ins.

Daylight Saving:  Daylight saving time 2018 will begin at 2.00am on Sunday 30 September (and ends at 2.00am on Sunday 7 April 2019).  So – put your clocks forward one hour (we spring forward) when you go to bed Saturday evening on September 29.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 23 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 24 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 25 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 26 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 27 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 28 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
3.00pm School Term 3 Finishes
5.00pm Newcomers Potluck Bryndwr
Sat 29 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 30 10.00am Worship StAC

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (30 September)

 Welcoming team:     Frances Coburn, Gordon Shields, Margaret Shields, Gavin James

Readers:                   Grant Muir, Anne Slaughter

Counters:                 Gordon Shields, Allan Marshall

Morning tea:            Donella Duff, Ken and Kath Newton, Vivienne Jackson

Technician:              Donald McKellar

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Jim Hudson

Parable for September 30 – Matthew 25:31-46