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Notices — Fourth Sunday in Lent — 14th March 2021

NOTICES:

TODAY — Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing:  The AGM, includ­ing the elec­tion of the 2021 Par­ish Coun­cil, Church War­dens, Nom­in­at­ors and one Syn­od Rep­res­ent­at­ive, will held at 11.15am today, in the church or the hall.

Len­ten Study: After the Wed­nes­day Heal­ing ser­vice and morn­ing tea, we will be dis­cuss­ing the read­ings of the day from the Lec­tion­ary.

NEXT WEEK: Sunday 21st March — after morn­ing tea.

  • Par­ish Coun­cil Meets.
  • Palm Cross mak­ing:  Please come and join us in the hall to make our palm crosses for Palm Sunday.  No exper­i­ence needed as instruc­tion will be giv­en on the day. 
  • Singing Rehears­al with Jo Bur­ton: For those singing volun­teers who have been con­tac­ted by Jo & will be prac­ti­cing togeth­er for the East­er Ser­vices.

 


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.

 


 

ABM 2021 Lent, Good Fri­day & East­er Gift Appeal

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use the QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards or make a dona­tion online at abmission.org.au.

Please note: There are some dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er and hall for those who do not use mobile phones or have no inter­net access.

 


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.

 


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:  This month’s piece is Sun­flowers by Vin­cent Van Gogh,1889.  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.

We need parish­ion­ers spe­cially to assist with roster duties:  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 lea.macneil@gmail.com 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: Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin; Louisa Sil­ver­man; and Ray & Laurel Som­mer.

Monday: Christine Tennent & Aileen Cooper; and Raboom & Nol Tahkam.

Tues­day: Kar­lene Thompson; Christine Thur­ley, Troy & Fam­ily; John Tonetti.

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

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

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; Fr John Bunyan; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br Wil­li­am; Ron Clarke & his fam­ily; Lyn­dall McCar­ron; Maurice Pope & his fam­ily; Christine Pick­ard; Raul (SkidRow Radio) & Fam­ily; and Christina Rees (CBE).

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Ana­s­tas­si­os Daras; Dor­is Thurl­ing; Bill Newell; Peter Wil­li­ams; Ken­neth Newell; Ray­mond Taylor; and Boleslaw Jurczyk.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  17th March: Patrick, Bish­op, Mis­sion­ary to Ire­land (d.461);  18th March: Cyril of Jer­u­s­alem, Bish­op & teach­er (d.386);  19th March: Joseph, Hus­band of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary;  and 20th March; Cuth­bert of Lindis­farne, Bish­op & mis­sion­ary (d.687).

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: John Dick­son; John Hardy; 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 31.27–37 Ps 119.73–80 Mark 15.1–20
Monday Jeremi­ah 36.1–19 Ps 37.18–41 Hebrews 12.1–11
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 36.20–32 Ps 39 Hebrews 12.12–24
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 37 Pss 42; 43 Hebrews 12.25–29
Thursday Jeremi­ah 38.1–13 Ps 44.10–27 Hebrews 13.1–6
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 38.14–28 Pss 46; 47 Hebrews 13.7–17
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 39 Ps 49 Hebrews 13.18–25

 

Read­ings for Next Sunday — Fifth Sunday in Lent:  First Read­ing: Jeremi­ah 31.31–34:  Psalm: 119.9–16:  Second Read­ing: Hebrew 5.5–14:  Gos­pel: John 12.20–33

 


Points for Thought and Dis­cus­sion from Work­ing Preach­er

  1. If you view your­self as redeemed, and if you say so, what do you like to emphas­ize? To whom? (Psa 107:2)
  2. In Christ, how do being saved through faith and being cre­ated for good works har­mon­ize togeth­er? (Eph 2:8–9)
  3. What does it mean to you to love light rather than dark­ness and to “come to the light” each day? (John 3:19–20)

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