Fr Jeff and Michelle Parker and family, wish you all a happy and holy Christmas. Stay safe, drive safely, and take all the necessary precautions so that 2023 is a year full of joy and healing.
Thank you to Jo Raj and Family for the very generous donation towards the purchase of flowers this Christmas given in loving memory of Eunice Dahler, her Grandmother.
A very big thank you to all those who have contributed money for flowers and gifts to the nursing home this Christmas. Also, to our fabulous flower arrangers.
The Parish Office will be closed from 22nd December 2022 and will reopen on 28th December 2023. It will also be closed on Monday 2nd January 2023.
The Opshop will be closed from 24th December 2022 and will reopen on 3rd January 2023.
Fr Jeff will be on holidays from 2nd January to 12th January 2023. During this period Fr John Bowen will take our Wednesday and Sunday services.
Wednesday 28th December – 10.30am service has been cancelled.
Sunday 1st January 2022 — The 6pm service has been cancelled for January only.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Kay Younie, Natasha, Timothy & Jonathon.
Monday: Shirley Allen, Barbara & Jade; and Victor Anyarisi.
Tuesday: Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.
Wednesday: Fr John Bowen & Joanne; and Fr Philip & Rosemary Bradford.
Thursday: Tony Brownlow; Les & Lyn Carrington; and Ruth Champion.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: Mary Middleton; Pauline Newell; (Fr) John Hawkins; Lyn Bannerman; Baxter Mingis-Perkins; Craig; Val Thomas; Rosemary Bradford; Maria & Trish; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Ed Leuenberger; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; and Georgia Keighery.
Recently Departed: Mavis Woollin.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Ada Ferris; Nellie Pots; Millicent Elliot; Elsa Clarke & Frank Dahl; Reginald Sheather; Muriel Hackett; And Arthur Thomas.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; Noel Jeffs; and Singla Pallav.
Readings for Next Sunday: The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
First Reading: Numbers 6.22–27 Psalms: 8
Second Reading: Galatians 4.4–7 Gospel: Luke 2.15–21
The Christmas Bowl Appeal — annual appeal of the Acts of Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches.
We encourage parishioners to scan the code link and donate online (our parish is registered as ‘Enmore-Stanmore Anglican Parish’), or call 1800 025 101.
ABM Christmas Appeal
We encourage parishioners to scan the code link to donate online.
Please note: There are a limited number of donation envelopes for both ABM and the Christmas Bowl Appeal available in the church foyer for those who do not use smart mobile phones with cameras.