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Notices — First SUnday after Christmas

NOTICES: Sunday 29th Decem­ber 2019

Next Week: Even­ing Pray­er at 6pm

Par­ish Office hours – please note the Par­ish Office is closed until Tues­day 31st Decem­ber, due to Jen­nifer McGov­ern being away in Cairns.  The office open­ing hours will also change from Tues­day 31st Decem­ber to 9.00 am to 2.00 pm — Tues­days, Wed­nes­days & Thursdays.

Two Cam­era — Free to give away to a good home: Both in good order.  One is a Can­on Power Shot A2400 — 6 years old – it’s a very com­pact cam­era, able to slip in a pock­et eas­ily. The oth­er cam­era is an older one, a Can­on SX10 IS – about 11 years old. It’s a lar­ger body cam­era with a sol­id feel. Both come com­plete with bag, memory card, bat­ter­ies, and char­ger.  Please see Noel Jeffs .

Play Group @ Enmore: Will recom­mence on Monday 10th Feb­ru­ary 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon.  For Inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.

Hos­pit­al­ity volun­teers: Thank you to all our hos­pit­al­ity volun­teer teams who look after us so well each week.  If we could only get three or more oth­er people for anoth­er week­end, our hos­pit­al­ity teams would not feel so burdened.  YOU can do this – no effort needed and all food can be bought and the cost reim­bursed.  Teams often swap due to com­mit­ments as well!  If you are inter­ested, please see Ruth Champion. 

For your diary — 2020 events:

Epi­phany Pil­grim­age to Leura – Sat­urday 11 Janu­ary.  Hos­ted by Lea and Don­ald at 22 Albert Street, Leura.  Arrival time is 12 noon for Euchar­ist at 12.30pm, fol­lowed by BBQ at 1 pm. 

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29 March at 3pm.  From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an-born organ­ist Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth per­forms works by J S Bach, Koehne, Alex­an­dre Guil­mant & oth­ers on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Aus­tralia, to mark the res­tor­a­tion of the façade pipes.  Keep the date! 

Food for our little friends — Don’t for­get to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peel­ings, tea leaves and cof­fee grounds for the par­ish worm farms.  (No cit­rus dairy or meat).

Homemade curds, rel­ishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil ( and it will be delivered to the OpShop.

Any notices for the ser­vice book­let will need to be sub­mit­ted to the Par­ish Office email by Wed­nes­day even­ing at the latest.

Read­ings for the com­ing week: 

Monday  1 John 2.12–17 Psalm 96. 7–9 Luke 2.36–40
Tuesday  1 John 2.18–21 Psalm 96. 10–13 John 1.1–18
Wednesday  Num­bers 6.22–27 Psalm 8  Luke 2.15–21
Thursday  1 John 2.22–28 Psalm 98, 1–7 John 1.19–28
Friday  1 John 2.29–3.6 Psalm 98. 8–10 John 1.29–34
Saturday  1 John 3.7–10 Psalm 98.1–7 John 1.35–42

Read­ings for Next Sunday – The Epi­phany of our Lord: First Read­ing: Isai­ah 60.1–6; Psalm: 72.1–7,10–14; Second Read­ing: Eph­esians 3. 1–12; & Gos­pel: Math­ew 2.1–12

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Monday: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blombery; and Richard Hagen & Som­sak­di Siritham­makij;  Tues­day: John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; and Ray­mond Hesle­hurst;  Wed­nes­day: Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks;  Thursday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Laykum Ho; and Moya Holle;  Fri­day: Anne & Peter Tre­gil­agas; Diana Jef­fer­ies; and Noel Jeffs;  Sat­urday: We pray for all whose lives and live­li­hoods are threatened by or have been des­troyed by bush­fire.  That they will be com­for­ted, sup­por­ted and sus­tained in their time of need. We also pray for all those help­ing to fight these fires that they may be kept safe and receive the resources that they need.

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ron­an & Veron­ica Nath; Sr Eliza­beth (SSC); Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Con­nolly; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Saf­fron Pow­ell; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Bee Meng Soh; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Aman­da & Dav­id Romeo, & Court­ney; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; and Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvijay.

Dis­cus­sion Ques­tions for Christ­mas 1

1. What gra­cious deeds has God per­formed for you? How do they con­tin­ue to affect your daily life? (Isa 63:7)

2. How does Jesus’ claim­ing you as broth­er or sis­ter affect your rela­tion­ship with him? With God? (Heb 2:11)

3. Do you think God is present as people harm each oth­er? What does God expect of you in such times? (Matt 2:16)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Beth Ann Gaede.