Notices – August 2019

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Notices – August 2019

NOTICES
Working Bee
We would like to make the grounds of the Church as tidy as possible
for the Fundraising “Floral Affair”. 
Join us for a working bee on Saturday 10th August at 1pm – 5pm (or as
soon as we finish)
Bring garden tools that you enjoy using – for clipping, weeding etc
Please let me know if you can come – Rosemarie – 021656781
Floral Affair
Planning Floral Affair is moving apace. 
Date: Saturday 19th October at 2pm
Theme : Heavens Above ….. moon landing, planets, cosmos etc
We are looking for volunteers again.
– hosting a table
– window decorations
– items for the programme
Our musical contributors have promised music for all ages – so plan to
invite all your friends for a great afternoon – afternoon tea and
entertainment.
We will be asking people to assist with baking contributions and
hosting tables. Please let Dale or Rosemarie know if you can help.
Put the date in your diary now – Saturday 19th October 2-5pm
A Pot-luck Winter Christmas Dinner
at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
You and members of your congregations are warmly welcome to
172 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead
 on Saturday, 17th August 2019 at 6 pm
We ask that you bring a dish that you and your family enjoy at
Christmas time.
Please book with
Rosemary Bold 027 218 9773
Pauline Fish  027 666 5035
St Andrews Church Birkenhead
DINNER CLUB
The date this month will be Saturday evening 24th August .
The dinner club is a get together at a local restaurant, a
good time to meet each other over a meal.
For the venue contact Dale, on 428 3793 or
adalekerr@gmail.com .
FOOD BANK
Contributions brought to the weekly Sunday services are
for the Salvation Army Food Bank in Glenfield.
This month’s special need is: toothpaste.
Other general pantry and toiletry items always welcome in our box at
St Aidans.
(NB Fresh fruit* or vegetables e.g. potatoes, carrots, onions -and also
fresh eggs, are also given out by the Food Bank.
BUT you would need to deliver them yourself to the depot 430
Glenfield Road on Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings from 9.30
am. Our regular delivery is dry goods only. )
*Remember the current restrictions if you are in the Fruit Fly
Surveillance Zone.
Hospital Service
Our next turn to assist at the Sunday morning service will be on
Sept 15, 2019
If you can help please contact Margaret King ph 483 5680.
This involves being at North Shore Hospital to help with taking patients
to and from the wards to the chapel service on the Sunday morning.
The next meeting of Come to Quiet, the Contemplative Prayer
group of the Community of St Aidan’s at 97 Onewa Road,
Northcote will be held on Tuesday, August 6th from 7 – 9 pm.
We will be watching a video by Cynthia Bourgeault on “Being is
not something you are”.
Hope to see you there

God
 A young reporter from Glasgow was flown out by his newspaper to
cover the after-effects of a particularly violent earthquake in south-east
Europe. He filed a graphic story which opened: “God sat on a
mountain-top here today, and looked down on a scene of. . .” The
reporter got a cable back by return from his editor in Glasgow. It said:
“Forget earthquake, man! Interview God.”

The Usher
A n elderly woman walked into the local country church. The
friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the
flight of steps. 
“Where would you like to sit?” he asked politely. 
“The front row, please,” she answered. 
“You really don’t want to do that,” the usher said. “The pastor
is really boring.” 
“Do you happen to know who I am?” the woman inquired. 
“No,” he said. 
“I’m the pastor’s mother,” she replied indignantly. 
“Do you know who I am?” he asked. 
“No,” she said. 
“Good,” he answered.
The Picnic
A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town’s
annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their
usual banter.
“This baked ham is really delicious,” the priest teased the
rabbi. “You really ought to try it. I know it’s against your
religion, but I can’t understand why such a wonderful food
should be forbidden! You don’t know what you’re missing.
You just haven’t lived until you’ve tried Mrs. Hall’s prized
Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going
to break down and try it?”
The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said,
“At your wedding.”