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Notices — First Sunday in Lent — 21st February 2021


Len­ten Study — Wed­nes­day 24th February:

Climate for Change


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.


Email Etiquette Policy

In these ‘days of email’ we must be care­ful how we use this meth­od of communication.

The fol­low­ing rules must be observed in this com­munity to avoid dis­turb­ing and upset­ting each other:

  • We must NOT add any­one to an email­ing list without their pri­or consent.
  • If we have done this in the past, then either (1) ask that per­son if they want to remain on the email­ing list, or (2) remove any such per­son from your mail­ing list.
  • If you are receiv­ing unwanted emails from any­one in this par­ish com­munity then let them or me know and ask for your name to be removed from that list.

This does not apply to par­ish emails regard­ing attend­ance.

Thanks for your cooperation.


Future Dates for your Diary:

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.


Let’s Start Think­ing – From Fr. Jeff.  2020 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 Hall:  At 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:


The poetry board in the par­ish hall has recently been updated by Jo Middleton and Louisa Sil­ver­man.  The work of anoth­er poet, Judy Ann Phil­lips (bio is on the board), is now avail­able to view in large print.


We need parish­ion­ers spe­cially 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: Stephan Gates & Andrew Eld­er; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Kev­in Green; and Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnolo.

Monday: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blom­berry; and Richard Hagen & Som.

Tues­day: John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; and Selina & John Hardy.

Wed­nes­day: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Moya Holle.

Thursday: Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; Noel Jeffs; and Diana Jefferies.

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 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.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Kath­leen Rushton; Her­bert Caines; and Her­bert Wandmaker.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  23rd Feb: Polycarp, Bish­op of Smyrna, Mar­tyr (d.c. 155);  24th Feb: Mat­thi­as, Apostle and Mar­tyr;  and  27th Feb: George Her­bert, Par­ish Priest, poet (d.1633).


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; 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 the com­ing week: Even­ing Prayer

Sunday Jeremi­ah 2.1–13 Ps 26 Mark 14.1–25
Monday Jeremi­ah 25.1–17 Pss 118.19–29; 120 Hebrews 3.1–15
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 25.27–38 Pss 127; 128; 129 Hebrews 3.16–4.10
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 26.1–19 Pss 132; 134 Hebrews 4.11–5.6
Thursday Jeremi­ah 26.20–27.11 Ps 136 Hebrews 5.7–6.8
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 27.12–28.4 Ps 139 Hebrews 6.9–18
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 28.5–17 Pss 141;142 Hebrew 6.19–7.10


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Second Sunday in Lent:  First Read­ing: Gen­es­is 17.1–7, 15–16;  Psalm: 22.24–32;  Second Read­ing: Romans 4.13–25;  and  Gos­pel: Mark 8.31–38


Dis­cus­sion Ques­tions from

  1. Why do you think it mat­ters that God estab­lishes a cov­en­ant with all anim­als as well as humans? (Gen 9:10)
  1. In what set­tings and in what ways do you allow God to teach you and lead you? (Psa 25:4, 5, 8, 9)
  1. The voice from heav­en calls Jesus “Beloved.” What does Jesus’ beloved­ness mean to you? (Mark 1:11)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Lynne Baab.


LENT is the peri­od of 40 days between Ash Wed­nes­day and East­er (exclud­ing Sundays which are all days of cel­eb­ra­tion event in Lent); it was tra­di­tion­ally a time of fast­ing and pray­er and of giv­ing up some­thing we habitu­ally liked!  Now it is con­sidered more a time of reflec­tion, not neces­sar­ily of giv­ing up some­thing but maybe tak­ing on some­thing – come to a Len­ten Study, join a group or volun­teer to help with the Opshop, serving, wel­com­ing or hos­pit­al­ity!  Talk to someone you haven’t become acquain­ted with at church yet dur­ing morn­ing tea.  We wish every­one a blessed Lent!