Notices & Roster

Events

Knox worship for Holy Week and Easter
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (15, 16, 17)
5:30pm 30 minute reflections
Thursday 18
7pm Maundy Thursday service – including Communion
Friday 19
10am Worship
7pm Good Friday Vigil led by the Presbyterian/Roman Catholic
dialogue group
Sunday 21
10am Easter Day
7pm Worship
Friday 26
6:30pm Welcoming Workshop – see notices
Sunday 28
10am  Easter 1
7pm Worship – Communion

Good Friday Vigil at Knox – 7pm
Please join us for this reflective service of readings, prayer and music, organised by the Dunedin Presbyterian-Catholic Dialogue group, and hosted alternately each year by Knox and Holy Name churches. Supper will be provided after the service.
For information contact Jill Rutherford

Welcoming Workshop
Friday 26 April 6:30-8pm in the Gathering area.  Everyone is encouraged to attend this workshop as we consider what it means to “welcome”. It will be a time to gather socially, share ideas and learn from each other about what it is to welcome others and to be welcomed ourselves.
We will start with a ‘bring a plate’ meal. It will be relaxed, community spirited and -perhaps even- fun.  We hope you might join us!

Cheese Rolls
Cheese rolls will again be available for purchase from Saturday 27 April. $8 per dozen, $15 for 3 doz.  Also available are small bags of fresh and dried breadcrumbs for $1 and $2 each. Bring cash on Sunday 28 or contact Janet Wishart or Suzanne Bishop

Why Christianity Today?
Knox Church is hosting a five-part series on the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Each session we will interview a Christian theologian on a key aspect of the faith. The series will provide a safe, non-threatening but intellectually rigorous environment to explore Christianity. It is for interested non-Christians, new Christians, older youth or young adults at Knox, or more mature Christians who would like to engage again with some of the fundamentals. All are welcome! Please invite friends or colleagues who may not be Christian but want to find out more! Guest speakers include Murray Rae, Paul Trebilco, and Chris Holmes. Every Thursday 7-9pm in May in the Knox Gathering Area.”

Easter Gifts 
There has been a wonderful response for the gifts this year. We had a SUPER abundance of eggs, and money gifts… the biggest effort in more than 10 years when we started with 350 gifts. So much generosity! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The excess of eggs has gone to the Food Bank at Presbyterian Support and about $60 cash will be held for next year. You made palm crosses, donated eggs and money, baked pikelets for packers, shared food for cross makers and met new folk to Knox and so much more. Well done everyone!

Poppy Day
Many thanks to those who helped with selling poppies on Poppy Day – your time was very much appreciated.

Oral history participants needed: Deaconesses and the city of Dunedin 1930s-1970s.
I am conducting research on Presbyterian deaconesses and their work in the Dunedin community from 1930s-1970s. This work will focus on their character, impact and legacy. I am interested in interviewing around 10 people who are willing to share their experiences with a Dunedin based deaconess during this time. The interviews will take place at the Presbyterian Research Centre (Knox College) and last no longer than one hour. If you would like to participate, or to know more please contact me, Rachel Tombs.

Eating Together
Because of public holidays there will be no Eating Together during April. The next one will be held on Sunday 19 May.

Sermons
Copies of last week’s sermon are available in the resource stand inside the George Street doors, as well as on the website.

Book Fundraiser
Books 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 now $10 (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.

Presbytery commissioning of Columba College Principal
People (not just Presbytery members), especially those within the Dunedin North Otago region, are invited to the commissioning of the new Principal of Columba College, Mrs Pauline Duthie, to be held at Knox Church, 449 George Street, Dunedin at 5 pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019. Presbytery members are invited to gather at 4.50 pm in the Gathering Area, the area behind and attached to the Church. Presbytery will process into the Church and be seated at 4.55 pm. Ministers are invited to robe if that is their practice (red stole). RSVP for seating purposes to admin@knoxchurch.net by midday Monday 29 April 2019.

Dunedin North Otago Resource Group
The next meeting of the Dunedin North Otago Resource Group will be at 6 pm on Tuesday 7 May at Grants Braes Church, 121 Belford Street, Waverly, Dunedin.  $10 for the evening meal. The evening will focus on collaboration with Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO).  Late last year the Resource Group planning team met with the leadership of PSO.  We talked about the many ways congregations interact and work with PSO and possibilities for the future.  It was such a productive conversation that we thought it would be good to be the focus of one of our Resource Group evenings.  RSVP for catering purposes to admin@knoxchurch.net by Friday 3 May 2019.  Remember that everyone is welcome at these events, not just ministers and elders.

The Reluctant Radical
If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. In the build-up to oil giant OMV arriving to drill in the Great South Basin as early as this summer, Oil Free Otago are honoured to bring THE RELUCTANT RADICAL to Dunedin. Exclusive – One Night Only – An Oil Free Otago Fundraiser – Friday 10 May, 7pm, Knox Church (Stuart Hall). $10 waged, $7 unwaged, $20 or more if you would like to donate to help us stop OMV from drilling in the Great South Basin this summer.

Action 21 April 28 April 5 May
Welcoming Patsy Mason’s team Patsy Mason’s team Pat Hoffman’s team
Counting Paul Crack’s team Paul Crack’s team Warren Jowett’s team
Flower arranging Janice Crerar Linda Holloway Linda Holloway
Reading (am) Vanessa Sinclair Geoff Swift Lyndall Hancock
Prayers Warren Jowett Jono Edwards Linda Holloway
Reading (pm) Benjamin Thew John Elder tba
Notices Jordan Redding &

Rachel Tombs (am)

Alison Tait (pm)

Linda Holloway (am)

Alison Tait (pm)

Communion
Morning tea Liz & Lindsay Miller David & Jocelyn Mann
Supper Anna Tarbotton Patsy Mason Elizabeth Matthews

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