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Notices — Fifth Sunday After Epiphany — 7th February 2021


Happy birth­day to the fol­low­ing parish­ion­ers: Eddie Reddy; Veron­ica Nath; Susan Hill; Alex Hill; Janet Wid­mer; Evelyn Maack; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Kev­in Green; and Fr Jeff.

Many thanks to Lea McNeil & Don­ald Thomas for host­ing the Annu­al Epi­phany Ser­vice and BBQ in the Moun­tains yesterday.

Next Men’s Nite Out — Sat­urday 13th Feb­ru­ary at 6 for 6.30 pm.  Will be held at Alberto’s Pizzer­ia, 589 Kings Street, New­town.  Ph: 9519 4262.  Con­tact Kev­in for more details Mob: 0405 691 055.

Ashes for Ash Wed­nes­day (17/2):  Please look at home for last year’s palm crosses.  It is these we burn to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday.


Future Dates for your Diary:

14th Feb­ru­ary – Feast of the Transfiguration/ Last Sunday After Epiphany.

16th Feb­ru­ary – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.

17th Feb­ru­ary — Ash Wed­nes­day Ser­vices – 10am & 7.30pm

21st Feb­ru­ary – First Sunday in Lent — 9.30 am Service.

28th March – Palm Sunday – 9.30am Service.

1st April – Maun­dy Thursday – 7.30 pm Service.

2nd April – Good Fri­day – 9.30am Ser­vice & 12pm Way of the Cross.

4th April – East­er Day – 9.30am Service.


Len­ten Stud­ies — Begin Wed­nes­day 17th February: 

CLIMATE for CHANGE’ sponsored by ABM.  Wed­nes­days after morn­ing tea, around 11.00 a.m.

Some cop­ies will be avail­able, also can be down­loaded from ABM website.


Len­ten Quiet Day — Sat­urday, 6 March, 2021 at 10am:  The Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd invites you to share in their annu­al Quiet Day for Lent, in the church and grounds of St John’s Church, Bal­main, in Spring Street, Birch­grove.  The event is free of charge, and par­ti­cipants usu­ally bring their own packed lunch. Tea and cof­fee will be provided. This is a silent retreat, but as well as Morn­ing and Even­ing Pray­er and a mid­day Euchar­ist, two lay Com­pan­ions of the Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege will give short present­a­tions, based on their read­ing and exper­i­ence, on the prac­tice of pray­er.  We gath­er in the church at 10 am.  The Day ends at 4.15 pm.  Register by email­ing or on arrival at the church door.  All very welcome.


Let’s Start Think­ing – From Fr. Jeff2020 was in some ways a year in which the aim was to “get through and make the best of it.”  2021 brings with it the hope of a vac­cine and the chance to re-set our course for­ward.  I am very inter­ested in hear­ing the ideas of ALL parish­ion­ers as to what we need to do, change, do more of, do less of, add to our activ­it­ies.  It is best to put these ideas on paper rather than in a con­ver­sa­tion. There will be a more form­al pro­cess later in the year, but let’s start think­ing now.

Art in the HallAt our recent Poetry Day, parish­ion­ers dec­or­ated the Hall with some art­works loaned for the occa­sion which was much appre­ci­ated.  The Par­ish Coun­cil has now endorsed the idea of allow­ing parish­ion­ers to have art works hung in the Hall on a tem­por­ary basis.  Please note that no respons­ib­il­ity is taken for the secur­ity or pro­tec­tion from dam­age or theft of any art­work on loan.  A form waiv­ing any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any art­work is accep­ted.  Pref­er­ence is for art with a recog­nis­able Anglic­an con­tent.  This month’s piece is a tapestry ver­sion of Canaletto’s “West­min­ster Abbey”,1730.

The new ver­sion of the video from our “Words of Hope’ Poetry Day is now avail­able at:

We need parish­ion­ers espe­cially to assist with wel­com­ing:  Thank you to those who have already volun­teered.  Please speak to Ruth Cham­pi­on if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.

Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her if you would like to give her an order.  You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or pre­serve or sauces she has on hand.  Don­ald, her hus­band can deliv­er your spe­cif­ic order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.

 Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, cit­rus or meat) can be left in the buck­et provided.  This is part of our Par­ish envir­on­ment­al initiative.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community:

Sunday Raboom & Nol Takham; Kar­lene Thompson; Christine Thur­ley, Troy & Fam­ily; and John Tonetti.

Monday: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Nadia Wheatley.

Tues­day: Janet Walms­ley; Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; and Sally Woellner.

Wed­nes­day: Kay Younie, Nata­sha & Timothy; and Vic­tor Anyarisi.

Thursday: Shir­ley Allen, Bar­bara & Jade; Beth Arm­strong; and Ian Barnett.

Fri­day: Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Jen­nifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; and Tony Brownlow.

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 COVID-19.  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.


Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Mary Middleton; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br Wil­li­am; Ron Clarke & his fam­ily; and Lyn­dall McCarron.

Recently Depar­ted: Joy Ree.

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Kev­in Saun­ders; Robert Emme­neg­ger; and Francie Fielder.

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andrew Reddy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Kiki Chun; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Ver­ity Wright.

Read­ings for Next Sunday — Feast of the Trans­fig­ur­a­tion:  First Read­ing: 2 Kings 2.1–12;  Psalm: 50.1–6;  Second Read­ing: 2 Cor­inthi­ans 4.3–12;  and  Gos­pel: Mark 9.2–9

Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Prayer

Sunday Gen­es­is 4.1–16 Ps 147.12–20 1 John 3.7–14
Monday Jeremi­ah 16.1–15 Ps 89.19–38 Phil­ip­pi­ans 3.1–16
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 7.1–18 Ps 91 Phil­ip­pi­ans 3.17–4.7
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 17.19–18.12 Ps 94 Phil­ip­pi­ans 4.8–23
Thursday Jeremi­ah 18.12–23 Ps 97; 98 1 Timothy 1.1–11
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 19.1–20.6 Ps 103 1 Timothy 1.12–20
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 20.7–18 Ps 102.12–28 1 Timothy 2