Notices & Roster

Ordination and/or induction of elders/Church Council members
At the Annual General Meeting four people were elected to Church Council: Barry Brown, Phebe Chua, Leigh Haslam and Margot Skinner. Phebe and Margot were inducted last Sunday.  Leigh is being ordained and inducted and Barry is being inducted at the morning service on Sunday 25 November. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with me. Alison Tait, Clerk of Church Council.

Eating together
Sunday 18 November, midday at Rope ‘n Twine, 67 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin (cnr Macandrew Rd and King Edward St). Please contact Patsy Mason

Truffles Fundraising
Delicious truffles for sale – don’t miss out. $5 for a bag of 10. Support this venture. Sign on the order sheet which will be available after the service. Sell them at your workplace, book club, golf club, to your friends, around the university, hospital. For further information see Linda Holloway, Rose Tarbotton or Liz Miller. For pre orders email Linda Holloway by email. Truffles will be available from Sunday 2 December after morning service. If you are unable to collect and pay for them that day please let Linda know, with your order.

Book Fundraiser
Do you have any books that you are finished with? Would you like to buy a second hand book? As an easy self-managing fundraising opportunity there will be a box of books available for purchase at the front door of the church. A suggested minimum donation per book is $2. As Knox has many visitors including cruise ship tourists it is hoped a steady flow of books donated will match books bought. Please donate books into the box at any time that the church is open. For more information please contact Louisa Sinclair by email

Getting to know you
We are organising small social gatherings to be hosted in homes in each pastoral area.  These will take place during late November or early December.  Our aim is to get to know each other better, especially those new to Knox.  You will receive an invitation through your Pastoral Web visitor or those hosting these gatherings.  If you do not receive an invitation before 18 November, please contact the office (4770229/ admin@knoxchurch.net) who will contact your area leader.

Resource Group meeting
Our next Resource Group meeting, and the last for the year, is to be held at Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, 11 Church Street, Mosgiel at 6pm on Tuesday 13 November.  Presentations will begin around 6:50pm and we will conclude at 8:30pm.  If you come for the meal at 6pm the cost is $10.
The programme is:
– Rev Dr Tony Martin, Group Welfare Manager, Emergency Management Otago “How can congregations practically respond to an emergency or disaster?”
– Rev Jin Sook Kim, minister Waikouaiti Presbyterian “Insights into Korean culture for congregational life”
– Rev Luisa Fruean, minister Tokomairiro Cooperating “Insights into Samoan culture for congregational life”
– Reflections on the General Assembly 2018
All welcome.  Please RSVP by Sunday 11 November to admin@knoxchurch.net – for catering

Knox Church Fundraising Calendar 2019
An A4 landscape double full colour 2019 calendar has been produced containing many images of Knox Church and aspects of Knox life.  Please support this new fundraising venture by buying a calendar at the cost of $20 each.  At this stage there are only 50 available.  To be added to the pre-order list please email Louisa Sinclair.  Calendars will be sold in the gathering area after Sunday morning worship in late November (cash sales only) and also available at the church office during opening hours also in late November once the shipment has arrived.

Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) visit
Three members of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) will be visiting Dunedin in November. Through Global Mission, the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand supports the mission and ministry of the PCM.  They will take part in an evening service at Knox Church at 7pm on Sunday 18 November. They will share about their mission and context in an informal service which will include opportunities for questions and discussion.  The three members are Rev. Ling Zaw, General Secretary; Rev. Cherry (the first female pastor of the PCM), and Lal Tlan Lawma, a youth representative.

Trade Aid Christmas stall
Come and support international Fair Trade practices by choosing gifts for those you love from the stall in the Gathering Area on Sundays 25 November and 2 December.  For further information, or you would like to learn how to manage this stall and help us, contact Janet Sim Elder.

Wider Church

Season of Peace – Seeking Peace in a Troubled World
You are warmly invited to the following events to affirm our commitment to seeking peace in a troubled world during this Season of Peace. Haere mai tātou!
Public Lecture
Sunday 11 November, 2:30-4pm, Wakari Church. Guest Speaker: Mr Mouhannad Taha. Mr Taha is from the ancient city of Damascus, in Syria. Along with his wife and children, he emigrated to New Zealand because of the war in Syria. The family has now settled here in Dunedin, where several others of their extended family also live. Mr Taha is an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. In his presentation, he will share some of his story with us, a story of Syria, of conflict and loss, but also a story of peace and new beginnings in New Zealand. Mature audiences only (not suitable for children). A koha will be taken which will go to the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust.

Christian World Service Supporters’ Council
Friday 30 November, 6-8pm, venue TBA. Guest speaker: Marion Hobbs, former Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for official development assistance. Light refreshments from 5.30pm. AGM to follow. RSVP by Friday 9 Nov: 03 366 9274 or email cws@cws.org.nz

Red Cross donations
The Red Cross in Dunedin is looking for donations to equip homes for former refugees. They urgently need single sheet sets as well as single duvets and covers. Also, they are very short on cutlery, mugs and double duvet inners. Any help with providing these items would be greatly appreciated! Please deliver these items to the Red Cross offices located at 31 York Place, Dunedin.

Action

18 November

25 November

2 December

Welcoming Patsy Mason’s team Patsy Mason’s team Patsy Mason’s team
Counting Paul Crack’s team Paul Crack’s team Paul Crack’s team
Flower arranging Judy Breward Peter Wishart Peter Wishart
Call to Worship Kate Tofia Lachlan Crumpton Jesse Hanan
Reading (am) David Skegg Carolyn Richardson Robert Paterson
Prayers Mavis Duncanson Robert Paterson Helen Thew
Reading (pm) Patsy Mason Scott Blackwell
Worship support Jill Rutherford Errol Holland Robert Paterson
Communion Warren Jowett
Geoff Swift
Notices Jordan Redding (am)
Jill Rutherford (pm)
Linda Holloway (am)
Warren Jowett (pm)
David Crerar (am)
Morning tea Ian Gibson &
Lyn Revie
Patsy Mason &
Janice Crerar
David & Carolyn Richardson
Supper Glyn Smith Elizabeth Mathews

 

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