Fr Jeff and Michelle are on holidays until Tuesday 18th January 2022.
A very big thank you to Fr John Hawkins for taking our Sunday Services and Fr Philip Bradford, our Wednesday services, during Fr Jeff’s absence.
Wardens’ Dinner – from 7pm on Saturday 12th February 2022
The Wardens’ Dinner will take place outdoors in the carpark (which will be closed to cars). The theme is “Under the Stars”. Tickets are $20pp or $40 for a family (kids are free). An “all you can eat” pizza dinner will be provided, with wood fired pizzas of diverse descriptions baked to order. Soft drinks will also be provided. While some wine and beer is expected to be available, BYO is also encouraged. Entertainment will be announced in due course. This will be a fantastic opportunity to have some fun together and let our hair down like at Wardens Dinners past, and if the last two years have taught us anything it is don’t pass up such a chance to get together and have a good time.
See Fabian LoSchiavo ASAP for tickets!
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items:
A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Please keep your donations to relatively small items like packets of noodles, microwaved rice, small tins of baked beans etc these are the most needed.
Food for our worms – Please note that while Fr Jeff and Michelle are on holidays do not bring food for the parish worm farms. Please DO NOT leave the material at the front door as there will be no one to collect.
Prayers for the sick: Maria Serafin; Andy Serafin; Maryrose Crowther; Ruth Dodd; and Joan Dale.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Edna Juergens; Robert David Miller; Kevin McEntee; Mary Carr; Keith Arnold Dahler; Henry Pederson; and Brian Rawnsley.
Saints Commemoration: 17th: Antony of Egypt, Abbot (d.356); 18th: Confession of Peter; 21st: Agnes, Martyr at Rome, virgin (d.1235); and 22nd: Vincent, Deacon & Martyr (d.304).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Pauline Newell; Beth Armstrong; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Stephen Thurley; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Andrew Hiro Itadani; Daylan Saminathan; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; and Noel Jeffs.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Richard Hagen & Som; Selina & John Hardy; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Moya Holle; Pamela Jaksic; and Noel Jeffs.
Monday: John, Martha, & Christopher Haly; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat.
Tuesday: Joseph, Esther, Joyti, Joshlyn, Deepika & Deepshika Kumar.
Wednesday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Thursday: Lea McNeil & Donald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; and Jen McGovern.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Dear loving Father, please deliver us from the coronavirus and limit its impact on Australia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis. Please protect with your loving care those we love — our families, friends and neighbours. Let your fatherly hand guide, shelter and strengthen them. Cast out all anxious fears and doubts. Give us an increasing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace. We pray for those around the world now struggling with various COVID stains. Heal and comfort those who are sick and suffering. Protect and guide the health professionals who are at the front line. Please give wisdom and courage to those who bear responsibility for confronting this challenge. We ask these things through the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
Readings for Next Sunday: Third Sunday of Epiphany
First Reading: Nehemiah 8.1–3, 5–6, 8–10 Psalm: 19
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.12–31 Gospel: Luke 4.14–21