Papanui Lilliput Library opening:  You are invited to the opening of the Papanui Lilliput Library on Sunday 19th May at 3pm at The Village Papanui. Come along and help us celebrate the installation of this miniature library for our Papanui neighbourhood. Afternoon tea to follow.

Cheese Rolls:  We are taking orders for cheese rolls which will be made on Saturday 25th May, $12 dozen or $6 half dozen. Please place your order on the list at the door, and if you would like to be part of the team making them, we would appreciate that very much.  The rolls can be collected from the Bryndwr building between 11am and 12 on the 25th, or else from StAC on Sunday 26th after the service.  Order forms will also be at both Papanui & Bryndwr church offices. Once again, we offer a $10 voucher to whoever places the largest order.   Stock up for winter lunches or snacks!  Any queries to Kath Newton or Ann Hudson.

Receipts:  End of year Tax Receipts are now available.  Please collect after Church today.

Advance notice, “Keep the date/s”:

We would like to get Parish Visitors together and offer two dates, hoping that one of these will suit you.  Either Thursday May 30th or Wednesday June 5th.  Venue to be advised.  We haven’t met together for some time and think the opportunity to hear from you and to discuss this important aspect of our church life is valuable.  Please note the date that suits you best.

Parish Fund-Raising Lunch – Sunday June 9th after church.  Venue, Papanui building.  Cost $20 (tickets available soon).  Our High Tea last year was a happy occasion and we are hoping that this lunch will provide the same opportunity for fun and friendship.  Please “keep the date free”.

Reading Relievers needed:  Would you be able to help occasionally on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (between 9.15 and 10.15am) when one of our regular Burnside Primary school reading people is unavailable?  If so, please ring Linda Cowan email  We would really appreciate some help.

Old beads/necklaces for Canbead:  Do you have any old beads or necklaces you no longer need?  I am collecting these for CanBead, a branch of CanInspire, a charitable trust.  You can get these to me anytime, or I could collect them if you prefer.  Janice Cundall.

Jam jars for Burnside Primary Christmas gifts: Linda Cowan is looking for small screw-topped jars for a gift project for Burnside Primary staff.  If you have any spare jars, please bring them on a Sunday and place them in with the food offering.  Alternatively, jars can be left at either the Bryndwr or Papanui offices. Many Thanks!

Male-only God? Exploratory session on the feminine aspects of the Divine:  Sunday 26th May, 4pm-5pm. Koha.  Women and men are welcome to join this 1-hour exploratory session that invites us to expand our concept of and language about God.  Session hosted by Megan Blakie, Bridie Boyd and Kathryn Fee. We welcome anyone from the Christian tradition, whether churched, on the fringes, or post-church.   There will be time for prayer and reflection, as well as discussion. The Village Presbyterian Community Centre (lounge), cnr Papanui Rd and Frank Street.

Grounds Roster for Bryndwr:  The next roster for June – August has been emailed to the relevant people.  Please contact Jen at Bryndwr if you have not received yours.  Thank you.

Book Launch for Joy Kingsbury-Aitken:  Joy’s book “Prayers for Southern Seasons: Poems and prayers for Christian worship and devotions” is being published by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd.  It is a collection of prayers and poems crafted over the years as she has led services in many different congregations.  Of particular interest is that this book has taken into account the ‘down under’ experience we have living in New Zealand.

Table Talk are hosting the book launch at The Village Papanui on Sunday 19th May at 6pm.  A potluck finger food meal to start, followed by Joy introducing the book and reading some extracts.  Please come along (with a plate!) to celebrate this occasion with Joy.

Copies of the book will be sold for $25, with $5 going to The Village (if purchased by a Village member).

Friendly Circle Lunch: Tuesday 14th May 12pm at 12 Kenwyn Ave.  Please RSVP (for catering numbers) to Jennifer.  All welcome!

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 12 10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
7.00pm The Gathering Bryndwr
Mon 13 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 14 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch the Richards’
7.00pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 15 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 16 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
6.30pm Youth Group 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
3.00pm Lilliput Library opening Papanui
6.00pm Table Talk (Book Launch) Papanui

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

 Welcoming team:      Denis Elvidge, Anne Foote, Peter Rowe, Adrienne Rowe

Readers:                   Ruth Cooper, Maureen Alabaster

Communion:             Ian and Janice Cundall, Salilo and Jerry Teo, Annie and Kate Boardman

Technician:               Alan Maxwell

Counting:                 Andrew Souness, Christine Miller

Morning tea:             Alice and Bryan Wright, David and Joy Coster

Musician:                  Estelle Elvidge

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Ian Cundall