The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Parish notices – 22 September 2013


Pet service

The pet service this year will be on Sunday, 13 October (not 6 October as announced in RoundAbout—that’s the middle of the school holidays) at 10.00am. Bring a friend. We’ve printed out some flyers with Kids Church details on one side and pet service details on the other—if you know someone who would like to come along, take an extra flyer for them.


Countdown to the parish fair!

Five weeks to go!
Onslow College, Saturday 19 October, 10.00am

Can you help?

  • If you’d like to be involved, speak to John Sissons, 478-5824.
  • Bring donations in during office hours or speak to John to make other arrangements.
  • We’ll need marmalade makers and baked goods—more details closer to the time.
  • Please bring cans of food or dry goods for the raffle and leave them in the red carton.
  • We need people to help set up on Friday afternoon and take down on Saturday afternoon, and to help on the stalls during the fair. Please see the sign-up sheet at the back of the church, and sign yourself up to help somewhere.
  • We’ll need people to distribute leaflets—more details later.

New roster coming up

There is a draft roster for October and November at the back of the church. Please check for your name on it, and make any changes necessary.

Prayers for those who have died

Katie has realized that the office computer has lost the names of many people who have died who we would normally be praying for on their anniversary. If someone who is important to you has not appeared on their anniversary this year, and you would like us to continue to pray for them, please let Katie know: 973-1729 or Thank you for your help with this.

Help with transport

A female parishioner living in Bould St needs backup transport to the Sunday 10.00am service. As the transport coordinator will be away, please contact Katie in the office if you can help.

Opportunities for ministry

Following on from Ben’s sermon, we’d love it if everyone in the parish got involved in some sort of ministry. If you’re not sure yet of your sense of call or gifting, but would be keen to help out in some way, we have some ministries that could use some extra involvement. To talk through what may be right for you, feel free to talk with Ben, 970-3033 or (027) 570-3003. You could also speak to Katie, 973-1729,

Villa available

We have one villa available for sale. If you are interested, contact Jim Mepsted, 477-1894.

Compost bin

We now have a compost bin by the handicapped parking space. It is for flowers only. If you are disposing of flowers for any reason, please put them in the bin. They must not be thrown over the bank.

Christmas Child Shoeboxes

If you would like a shoebox and haven’t gotten one yet, you can pick one up at the back of the church. This is a loving, fun way to show God’s love to impoverished children. For any enquiries, please phone Margaret Sissons on 478-5824

Friendship Christmas Lunch

This year we have decided, as part of our outreach into the community, to provide Christmas lunch in the church hall for those who will be alone on Christmas day and would like some company, fellowship and of course good food. We need volunteers to be on the organising committee, help on the day, to provide perhaps the desserts.

We are limiting guests to around 60 so people will need to indicate that they would like to attend. Any suggestions or enquiries please contact Barbara Gordon, 477-3236 or

Fair raffle

Please bring in food items—cans or dry goods—for the fair raffle in October. There is a red carton at the back of the for them, labelled “Fair”. Many thanks, Toni Finkle

Fair raffle

Please bring in food items—cans or dry goods—for the fair raffle in October. There is a red carton at the back of the for them, labelled “Fair”. Many thanks, Toni Finkle



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