Sunday 28 March – 10 am – Worship – Palm Sunday – We will be attending to Mark’s account of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11) and particularly the words in v. 11 “… and when he had looked around at everything …”. Mark refers to “leafy branches” so we will wave our leafy branches and lay them down as we remember the story.
Knox Worship on YouTube – some parts of our Sunday morning worship accompanied with images are now being posted to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYksSjG0llfO0NeogNlGs7A They are normally posted Sunday evening.
7 pm – Evening service – we will be worshipping in the Church. The Knox Choir will help us celebrate with Palm Sunday music.
Holy Week – 5.30 pm Monday to Wednesday, 29 to 31 March – 20 minute meditative worship of readings, prayer and reflections.
Maundy Thursday 1 April at 7 pm, Holy Communion. Jordan will conclude the series on Jonah and we will celebrate Holy Communion, assisted by the Knox Choir.
Good Friday 2 April at 10 am – Service of readings, reflections and music
Good Friday 7 pm Presbyterian/Catholic service at Holy Name, 400 Great King Street (this is a special service to which Knox people especially are invited).
Easter Sunday 4 April 10 am – Christ is risen!
There will not be an evening service.
Concerned about Climate Change? The Outreach Committee is co-ordinating a Knox response to the government’s He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission report. We would like to include “voices of Knox people” who can speak from their faith perspective on how it has shaped their concern for the environment. Perhaps you have lived in or worked in Pasifika, where rising seas directly threaten the islands and their people. Or are a conservationist, or a young person concerned about their future. We’re looking for all ages and stages, and are keen to include those who’ve perhaps not had an opportunity before to have their voice heard. Now is the time. Now is your chance. If you would like to participate, please contact either Alva Feldmeier or Jill Rutherford. Or speak to them directly after the service on Sunday.
Calling crafters Each year Knox welcomes people who come to Dunedin for study and work. They can feel the cold of the South. We invite crafters with available time and materials to make (knit, crochet, weave, sew etc.) winter warmers such as scarves, mittens, gloves and hats to distribute to students and others. Items should be made from materials with a high wool content. Note this is for NEW items only (PSO stores will welcome any preloved winter woolies). Donations of woollen yarn welcome. There will be containers at the back of the church for completed items. To discuss further please contact Mavis Duncanson
Easter Gifts for 400 men in the Otago Corrections Facility – Palm Sunday 28 March – Chaplains Rae Wilson and Colin Morrison will deliver the gifts to the men over the following week.
To every Knox person, from the young children to our older members – Thank you all for your wonderfully generous gifts of time and money for Easter eggs, printing and preparing cards, packaging, cross making and packing of parcels. Without everyone’s commitment to this outreach at our regional prison it simply wouldn’t happen.
Foodbank Each week people are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food and other supplies for the Presbyterian Support Otago Foodbank. Please leave the items in the back of the church in the plastic container supplied. Wishlist for donated food items – dried foods (esp. flour and sugar), children’s lunch snack items i.e. muesli bars, packets of raisins, etc.
Banner project – It’s back on, with a focus on replacing the Rainbow Welcoming Banner which has faded in the sun after many years of fabulous service. Last year, we asked for donations of fabric, but, alas, spare material was hard to come by. SO, this time, we’re appealing for “cold hard cash” – any donations, large or small or in-between – so that we can buy the materials we need to make a new rainbow banner. For the next few Sundays, we’ll be in the Gathering Area after the service to collect any donations. Anything and everything is gratefully received! Let’s make this happen! Nga mihi nui, Jill Rutherford & Alva Feldmeier
March’s issue of the Bush Telegraph, the monthly newsletter of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, can be read here.
An Easter message from the Moderator, the Right Rev’d Fakaofo Kaio can be viewed here.
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