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ABM East­er Appeal 2022

Envel­opes and Digit­al dona­tions cards are avail­able in church foyer.

Or you can donate online at



Thank you to every­one who con­trib­uted to a suc­cess­ful prac­tice evac­u­ation of the church premises dur­ing our fire drill last Sunday.  We made it out in record time!


Next Sunday — 15th May: Par­ish Coun­cil Meets after morn­ing tea.


A monthly heal­ing ser­vice is being planned for Sunday even­ings.  This fol­lows the attend­ance of a small group at the St Andrews Cathed­ral heal­ing ser­vice this week as part of our research and inform­a­tion gath­er­ing.  Any com­ments – speak to Fr Jeff or Peter Seymour.



Unfin­ished Busi­ness: Cel­eb­rat­ing Anglic­an Women’s Min­istry in Australia

A nation­al con­fer­ence to be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney, 16–18 Septem­ber 2022

Fur­ther details, includ­ing the con­fer­ence pro­gram and regis­tra­tion details, will be provided in due course.



ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and clean­ing items:  A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for donations.


Food for our worms –Please leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  (NB — no dairy, cit­rus or meat)  Fr. Jeff


Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.  All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica, Rohan Nath; Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan.

Monday: Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie Olston & Phil­ippa; and Andrew Patterson.

Tues­day: Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er; and Ann Petersen & Rachel.

Wed­nes­day: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and John Reimer.

Thursday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy.

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 vari­ous COVID stains.  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: Ray Som­mer; Tony Brown­low; Julie Olston: Michelle Sowerby and fam­ily; Paul; Kar­lene Thompson; Julie Ankers; John Bowen; John Per­kins; Florence Shel­lard; Aman­da Romeo; Andy Ser­afin; Maryrose Crowth­er; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; and The Pso­mas Family.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Helen Hack; Peter Rink­er; Allen Peime; George Nix­on; Ben Doyle; Edelmira Lorca; & Ron Cross.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 14th — Mat­thi­as, Apostle and Martyr.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: John Hardy; Pau­line Newell; Beth Arm­strong; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Steph­en Thur­ley; 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; and Noel Jeffs.


Read­ings for Next Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Easter

First Read­ing: Acts 11.1–18                                Psalm: 148

Second Read­ing: Rev­el­a­tion 21.1–6                    Gos­pel: John 13.31–35




The Par­ish Hall has been let to the Aus­trali­an Elect­or­al Com­mis­sion for pre-polling for the Fed­er­al Elec­tion on Sat­urday 21st May.

As a res­ult, the Hall will not be avail­able for any oth­er use from Wed­nes­day 4th May to Monday 23rd May.  This includes pre­par­a­tion and pack up time.

Pre-polling will take place dur­ing these times:

Monday 9th May to Fri­day 13th May: 8.30am–5.30pm
Sat­urday 14th May: 9.00am–4.00pm
Monday 16th May to Thursday 19th May: 8.30am–5.30pm
Fri­day 20th May: 8.30am–6.00pm

  • Altern­at­ive arrange­ments will be made for morn­ing teas on Wed­nes­day and Sunday mornings.
  • Parish­ion­ers who vis­it the church dur­ing the week or attend the 10.30am Wed­nes­day ser­vice should take care to avoid con­front­a­tion with any poll work­ers or polit­ic­al volunteers.
  • This event is an import­ant source of funds for the par­ish, and it is in all of our interests to make sure that it runs smoothly.

Fr Jeff


Con­nect and Reflec­tion Ques­tions from  by Lynne Baab

  1. Com­pare and con­trast wor­ship today with the wor­ship described in Rev 7:9–17.
  2. Psalm 23 has a time­less appeal. Why? What spe­cif­ics in it speak to us today?
  3. To testi­fy is to give evid­ence. In what way do Jesus’ works testi­fy to him as Mes­si­ah? (John 10:25)



On Moth­ers Day …

To our moth­ers / ones who raised us,
Thank you.  Thank you for doing so much.  Thank you for mak­ing sac­ri­fices in your life to raise us.  Thank you for not giv­ing up even when we hurt you.  Thank you for teach­ing us the import­ant things in life – like eat­ing with our mouths closed, how to clean up after ourselves and how to say please and thank you.  “Thank you for not giv­ing up”.  Thank you for teach­ing us to share, to apo­lo­gise and to con­sider how oth­ers are feel­ing.  Thank you for teach­ing us how to drive, how to handle money and how to look after our ourselves.  Thank you for teach­ing us to value our edu­ca­tion and oppor­tun­it­ies, to take respons­ib­il­ity and to fin­ish what we start.  We love you.


To our grandmothers,
Thank you for mak­ing life beau­ti­ful and fun.  Thank you for spoil­ing us and teach­ing us not to take ourselves too ser­i­ously.  Thank you for teach­ing us to be patient, humble and gra­cious.  Thank you for shar­ing your wis­dom in each of life’s stages.  Thank you for mak­ing time to chat and being will­ing to hear us out. Thank you for not judging us when our lives have turned out dif­fer­ently to how we expec­ted.  Thank you for let­ting us work things out and make our own mis­takes.  “Thank you for mak­ing time”  Thank you for telling us what we needed to hear – even though we didn’t appre­ci­ate it at the time!  We love you.


To our ‘adop­ted’ mothers,
Thank you for receiv­ing us as we were and adopt­ing us into your fam­ily like one of your own.  Thank you for lov­ing us when we felt vul­ner­able.  Thank you for back­ing us when we when we were scared.  Thank you for encour­aging us when we were filled with fear and self-doubt.  Thank you for sup­port­ing us by think­ing of us, writ­ing to us and mak­ing time for us.  Thank you for your wise words and timely advice.  Thank you for being open with us about your own fears and inadequacies.‑prayer-for-our-mothers/48801


For our moth­ers who are now with God …You are always with me.  Every day as I go about my work and play I think of you, all you gave me, all you taught me, all those times you set me straight, all those times you wiped away my tears and helped me with my school­work.  Mum, I hope you are proud of what I’ve done, the per­son I’ve become.  I pray that you are safe and secure with Jesus and that I will see you again, to know your love and your embrace once more.  I was so blessed that I had you as my moth­er.  I pray that I can pass that bless­ing on to my fam­ily.  I’ll try my best, with God’s help.



For those who are not yet/will not be moth­ers …Thank you for being your­self, for your spe­cial and unique gifts and all you bring to those around you.  Thank you for shar­ing your love, life and gifts with your com­munit­ies of church, work and friends.  May God con­tin­ue to bless you every day with joy and peace and ful­fill­ment.  Amen.