Fr Jeff and Michelle Parker and family, wish you all a happy and holy Christmas.
Stay safe, drive safely, and take all the necessary precautions so that 2022 is a year full of joy and healing.
Services Continue: Over the coming weeks, following Christmas, regular Sunday services will be held on Boxing Day and on 2nd January the Epiphany of our Lord will be celebrated.
Wednesday 29th December – 10.30am service has been cancelled.
Sunday 2nd January 2022 — The 6pm service has been cancelled for January only.
The Parish Office and the Opshop will be closed from 23rd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022. They will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
Fr Jeff will be on holidays from 3rd January to 17th January 2020. During this period Fr John Hawkins will be taking our Sunday Services and Fr Philip Bradford our Wednesday services.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items:
A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Please remember that the bags provided to the needy are taken home by hand — most don’t have a vehicle, so 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 and dispose of it.
EVENTS IN 2022
Mark the date: Saturday 12th February 2022 for a Wardens Dinner “Under the Stars”. Will be a catered dinner, $20pp with tickets on sale in the New Year.
Prayers for the sick: Maria Serafin; Andy Serafin; Ariel Sommer; Noel Jeffs; Joan Dale; Judy Jewson; Maryrose Crowther; Angus; John Bowen; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Peter Knox; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Andrew Stratgolda; and Phillip Hall.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andrew Hiro Itadani; Ray Sommer; Robyn Oldfield; Isabelle Djorgjevic: Lyn Carrington; Stephen Thurley; John Dickson; John Hardy; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Kiki Chun; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Pauline Newell; Ann Connolly; Dayalan Saminathan; Kuwert; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Lochlan Lonesborough.
Readings for Next Sunday — First Sunday After Christmas: First Reading: 1 Samuel 2.18–20, 26; Psalm 148; Second Reading: Colossians 3.22–17; and Gospel: Luke 2.41–52
Points for Thought and Discussion From WorkingPreacher.org
- What are the political implications of this all-too familiar story? (Luke 2)
- When have your rushed to tell someone good news? (Luke 2:15–18)
- What do we learn about a leader’s responsibility for justice and righteousness for the lowly? (Isaiah 9:2–7)
by Julie Sevig