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Notices — The Epiphany of Our Lord — Sunday 3rd Jan 2021

NOTICES:

Happy Birth­day to:  Esth­er Kumar; Anne Hywood; Ron­ald Clarke; Jo Middleton; Penny Park­er & Andrew Reddy.

 

The Even­ing ser­vice WILL NOT BE HELD tonight.  It will resume from the first Sunday in Feb­ru­ary – 7th Feb­ru­ary, 2021.

 

Fr Jeff is on Leave: for two weeks from Monday 4th Janu­ary, 2021.  His daugh­ters Penny and Rebekah will be in the rect­ory dur­ing this time.

 

Par­ish Office will be open on Monday 4th Jan, Wed­nes­day 6th Jan, and Thursday 7th Jan, 9.15am‑2.45pm.  Please note that start­ing from Monday 11th Janu­ary 2021 onwards the office will be open on Monday, Tues­day and Thursday, 9.15am to 2.45pm.

 

We are short of parish­ion­ers to assist with wel­com­ing and hos­pit­al­ity.  Our new big roster starts in Feb­ru­ary.  Thank you to those who have already volun­teered.  We have anoth­er 2 hos­pit­al­ity teams and 2 more wel­comers.

 

Epi­phany BBQ in the Moun­tains – tent­at­ively set for Sat­urday 6th Feb, 2021.  TO BE CONFIRMED.

 


ANGLICARE — Intro­duct­ory Pas­tor­al Care Course – Online

The course is ideal for people who provide pas­tor­al care sup­port with­in your church com­munity, or who may like to volun­teer at a hos­pit­al or aged care facil­ity. It intro­duces the rela­tion­al min­istry of pas­tor­al care, the aims and resources for pas­tor­al care in both insti­tu­tion­al and church con­texts, listen­ing skills, per­son­al reflec­tion and theo­lo­gic­al assess­ment, and the value of pas­tor­al super­vi­sion.

Five Sat­urdays: Feb­ru­ary 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 8:30am – 2:00pm.

Course presenter: Rev. Ian Rien­its.

Cost:  $300 or $150 concession.

Please do not let cost pre­vent your attend­ance – if it is a con­cern, please email ACPD@anglicare.org.au or call 1300 111 278.

Register Online by 4 February, 2021

 


 

Lea MacNeal 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.

 

Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Mary Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; 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; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Gra­ham Wad­ding­ton; Aman­da Cow­ley; Jean Boyd; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; and John Thompson.

 

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Zena Thornton; and Frances Welsh.

 


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; and Louisa Sil­ver­man.

Monday: Ray & Laurel Som­mer; and Christine Ten­net & Aileen Cooper.

Tues­day: Raboom & Nol Takham; and Christine Thur­ley, Troy & fam­ily.

Wed­nes­day: John Tonetti; and Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence.

Thursday: Nadia Wheat­ley; Janet Walms­ley; and Janet Wid­mer & Cliff.

Fri­day: Sally Woell­ner; Kay Younie, Nata­sha & Timothy; and Vic­tor Any­ar­isi.

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.


 

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; Fr Peter Carls­son; 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 — The Bap­tism of Our Lord:  First Read­ing: Gen­es­is 1.1–5;  Psalm: 29;  Second Read­ing: Acts 19.1–7; and  Gos­pel: Mark 1.4–11

 

Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er

Sunday Isai­ah 44.1–8, 21–23 Ps 104.11–25 2 John
Monday Isai­ah 65.1–16 Pss 13; 14 Eph­esians 3.1–13
Tues­day Isai­ah 66.1–11 Ps 17.1–13, 15–16 Eph­esians 3.14–21
Wed­nes­day Isai­ah 66.12–23 Ps 18. 32–38, 45–52 Eph­esians 4.1–16
Thursday Song of Songs 1.12–2.7 Ps 119.1–16 Eph­esians 4.17–28
Fri­day Song of Songs 3 Pss 24;26 Eph­esians 4.29–5.5
Sat­urday Joshua 3 Ps 63 Mark 10.32–45

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FROM WORKINGPREACHER.ORG

  1. Soci­ety has already packed up Christ­mas; how do this week’s read­ings keep the sea­son alive in our congregation/home?
  2. How does Isai­ah 60:1–6 call us to pivot from arrival of Magi to arrival of Epi­phany, a sea­son of rev­el­a­tion?
  3. How does your con­greg­a­tion live out Eph­esians 3:10, the mys­tery of God revealed in the church?
  4. What do we learn from the story of the magi about how God reaches out to all people? (Matt 2:1–12)

Julie Selvig