Results of the recent Congregational Vote:  We are very pleased to report on the vote taken for the Congregations of The Village and St Luke’s regarding incorporation – Village / 94% yes.  St Luke’s / 96% yes.   We will now work with Presbytery on the next steps towards official incorporation.

Kilmarnock Edition Concert: The Kilmarnock Edition will be putting on another concert as a fundraiser for The Rotary Community Breast Milk Bank Charitable Trust. This will be at  The Village Bryndwr on Saturday 27th March at 7.30.  The cost is $20 per person, including supper. Tickets will be available from Murray C. or at the Bryndwr office.

Giving to The Village:  Some wonderful things happen through The Village, and people giving financially is an important way to support both our church activities and the initiatives we run to serve our communities.  An offering is made available during our Sunday worship but you are also welcome to give by automatic payment or envelope which means you can claim a tax credit of 33% for your donation.  Please contact Keren Ritchie or Donella Duff for more information.

Church Donations:  A reminder that March 31 is the end of the financial tax year and a time to think about any additional giving we might make to the church, which will result in a donations tax credit of 33 cents in the dollar from IRD.

Daylight Savings:  Sunday 4 April 2021 is the end of daylight savings when our clocks go back one hour.

Access to the Village Church at Papanui will be restricted to in / out from Papanui Road only – for approximately two months Frank Street will be closed (Mon-Fri 7am-6pm) to all traffic for replacement of sewer pipes.  On-street parking will be restricted, (finishing outside the Elms Hotel).  This work begins Monday 22nd March.

Alpine Presbytery, PressGo and Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership welcome you to the beautiful alpine village of Hanmer Springs, in North Canterbury. Here we will “gather around the campfire” and share stories of new ways of being, and wonder together where God may be leading us. 

In the 6th Century, Columba arrived on the Island of Iona on a “coracle.”  A coracle is a small boat, and for some Celtic missionaries they would simply go where the tide took them.

Pilgrim, voyager, explorer, pioneer – all words that describe a sense of “finding our way” with no fixed idea of what the future may look like.

Maybe these words describe you or someone you know?  Maybe you have questions about church, mission, the future – wondering about what could be, and carrying some questions about what is now – if so join us in Hanmer Springs – Friday 30 April – Sunday 2 May.

For more info visit – https://alpinepresbytery.org/coracle/ – or talk to Dan. We already have one or two going from The Village but it would be great to have a few more!

‘Is Marriage for Me?’ A Faith Journey by June Dooney. This recently published book is available for $20 +p&p. It is a story of marrying as an older single person – looking at challenges, joys and freedoms as a single person, and the challenges of adapting to marriage.

Web page: https://junedooney.com/   Email: junedooney@edenorchard.co.nz  

Christchurch City Chorus and Woolston Brass Combined Concert, 10th April:  Broadway, Brass & Barbershop– Saturday April 10 at 2pm and again at 7pm, at the Cashmere High School Auditorium.  Tickets can be purchased through the Humantix  website.  There may be door sales available.  General admission $30, Gold Card Holders $20, school age Children $20 and ‘Live Stream’ $20. https://events.humanitix.com/broadway-brass-and-barbershop

MarchTimeEventVenue
Sun 219.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship Service  Bryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 229.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
2.00pmSteady as you Go falls prevention $2Papanui
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
7.15pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tues 2310.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’ All welcome!Papanui
10.00amFlybysBryndwr
Wed 248.00amVege Co-op pickups (avail. 8-11am)Bryndwr
9.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thurs 2511.30amWorship (followed by provided lunch)Papanui
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 261.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 279.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
7.30pmKilmarnock Edition Concert ($20)Bryndwr
Sun 289.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship Service  Bryndwr
10.00amSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru ServiceRangi Ruru
5.30pmEvening Circle (ph for venue)Ph office

Helpers at Bryndwr 10am (28 March 2021)

Setup:                    Ken Newton, Andrew Souness.

Welcoming:             Alice and Bryan Wright, Keren Ritchie.

Reading:                  David and Joy Coster.

Technician:              Donald McKellar.

Morning Tea:            Barbara Mitchell, Kath and Ken Newton.

Counting:                Mollie Woods, Andrew Souness.

Grounds at Bryndwr: Ken Newton.