Saturday 23 February
9am Working bee – see below
10am Epiphany 7
11:30am Book launch followed by shared lunch – see below
pm A ROCHA Dunedin – see below
7pm Worship – Communion
7:30pm Religion and Violence mini study series – see below
“Put Words To It – social commentary via Quilts” – see below
Sunday 3 March
10am Transfiguration Sunday – Rev Dr Clive Pearson
12noon Walking together – see notices
7pm Ash Wednesday Service
7:30pm ‘Living faithfully in the Anthropocene’ Rev Dr Clive Pearson
10am Lent 1 – Quarterly Communion
12noon Knox Community BBQ
7pm Worship – Quarterly Communion
“In your loving is your knowing” a book about the work of Elizabeth Templeton. Copies available for $20. After Sunday morning’s service, around 11:30am, there will be a half-hour discussion in the Gathering Area about Elizabeth’s work.
“Warmed by the same light“, a history of the relationship between Knox Church and the University of Otago. Copies available for $5.
On Sunday 3 March our guest preacher is the Rev. Dr Clive Pearson. Clive is a kiwi who has taught theology in New Zealand and Australia for many years. Clive grew up near Dunedin, was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and completed his PhD in the UK. He was a congregational minister In Dunedin and Christchurch, Professor of Theology at the Theological Hall, Knox College and lecturer in theology then Principal of the United Theological College of the Uniting Church in Australia, in Sydney. Clive continues his theological work as a writer, editor, visiting lecturer and speaker. He has an interest in subjects such as cross-cultural theology and theology in the Anthropocene. As well as preaching next Sunday, Clive will be leading a seminar after our Ash Wednesday service on the 6th of March.
Prepare yourself for Easter this Lent!
Knox is holding another small group study series over the season of Lent (the 40 days preceding Easter). The studies will explore the work of the Holy Spirit through delving into 1 Corinthians. Prepared by Kelvin Wright, who recently led our congregational retreat, and Peter Carrell, the new Anglican bishop of Christchurch, the studies promise to be engaging and worthwhile. If you want to join, host, or even lead a study group, make sure you fill in your details on the clipboards at the back of the church. For more information, contact Jordan Redding email@example.com
Religion and Violence mini study series
The news is dominated by stories of violence, often religiously fuelled. Does religion propagate violence? Would the world be better place without religion? Does religion have a role in combatting violence and bringing peace? Knox Church is pleased to have Peter Matheson lead a three part mini study series on Religion and Violence in February. We will meet in the Knox Gathering Area 7:30pm on Wednesday 27. All welcome, including friends and colleagues outside of Knox!
To clean the Stuart and Herron Halls. The object of this working bee is to clean walls, window and other surface in the Halls in readiness for future events. This will be on Saturday 23 February 9am-12noon. Please bring cleaning cloths, a bucket, and any thing else that you might like to use for cleaning in the areas.
A ROCHA Dunedin
Join us for our first creation care event of 2019, Sunday 24 February 2pm at Smiths Creek, Bacon St, Turnbulls Bay. Helping Save The Otago Peninsula (STOP) with their big regeneration project. See their Facebook page.
Fundraiser – Cheese Rolls
In early April, a group of us will be making cheese rolls to sell as a fundraiser ($15 for 3 dozen or $8 for 1 dozen). So that we know how many to make we need you to buy them yourselves, sell them to your friends, family, neighbours, sports teams, hobby groups, work places.
Because we expect many people will place orders we need help to make them, package them, deliver them. The plan is to have the production team in action on 4 April or thereabouts. If you want to be involved either in the production, selling, delivering, donating the ingredients, please see Linda Holloway, Janet Wishart, Louisa Sinclair or Alison Tait. Alison has the order forms and will gratefully receive the payments along with the orders. We require all orders by end of March. Thanks Linda, Janet, Louisa and Alison.
Copies of last week’s sermon are available in the resource stand inside the George Street doors, as well as on the website.
Book FundraiserBooks available for purchase at the front door of the church. A suggested minimum donation per book is $5, or 3 for $10. Please donate books into the box at any time that the church is open. For more information please contact Louisa Sinclair by email
Knox Church Fundraising Calendar 2019
There are still about a dozen of the 2019 calendars remaining for sale. The cost is $20 (cash sales only) they are available after Sunday morning and evening services in the gathering area and also available at the church office during opening hours.
“Put Words To It – social commentary via Quilts”
Ulrike Uslar uses traditional quilting blocks using techniques which inject language and new meaning (social issues including mental health, abuse and addiction) through another lens. We suggest a Koha of $5 per person for expenses. Thursday 28 February 5:30-6:30pm, Gathering Area. All are welcome
A Highlander Abroad: D.M. Stuart and Early Otago – public talk
Professor Liam McIlvanney assesses Stuart’s extraordinary impact on early Otago. Sunday 3 March, 2pm, Toitū OSM, Auditorium. Free entry.
|Welcoming||Lindsay Miller’s team||David Mann’s team||David Mann’s team|
|Counting||Tony Haslam’s team||Helen Shaw’s team||Helen Shaw’s team|
|Flower arranging||Suzanne Bishop||Patti Matheson||Patti Matheson|
|Call to worship||Jesse Hanan||Tegen Baldwin||Darcy Baldwin|
|Reading (am)||Grace Togneri||John Matheson||Pat Hoffman|
|Prayers||Liz Miller||Sara Brown||–|
|Reading (pm)||Benjamin Thew||Barry Brown||Sara Brown|
|Rachel Tombs &
Jordan Redding (am)
Janet Sim Elder & John Elder
|Morning tea||Kay Belsey &
|Gillian Newman &
|Supper||Heather Law &
|Janet Sim Elder||Margot Skinner|