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.
Register Online by 4 February, 2021
Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Society has already packed up Christmas; how do this week’s readings keep the season alive in our congregation/home?
- How does Isaiah 60:1–6 call us to pivot from arrival of Magi to arrival of Epiphany, a season of revelation?
- How does your congregation live out Ephesians 3:10, the mystery of God revealed in the church?
- What do we learn from the story of the magi about how God reaches out to all people? (Matt 2:1–12)