Welcome to any visitors with us today. Please join us for morning tea.
Happy Birthday to: Katherine Oldfield; Tony Brownlow; Peter Seymour; Selina Hardy; Bianca Reddy; Marilyn Gibbs; Joseph Kumar; Violetta Clarke; John MacLulich: Nam Clarke; and Elise Bestel.
Today – Parish Annual General meeting will be held in the church after 9.30am service and morning tea. Nomination forms are available in the church foyer and the Community Resource Centre table.
Tonight – 6pm Spirit of Taize service is CANCELLED due to holding of AGM.
Lenten Study – 2023 ABM Lenten resource: “The imaginary Doorway: Stories and studies from the Gospel of Inclusion”. Wednesdays after 10.30am service and morning tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom. Please contact Fr Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link.
Thursday 9th March – NSW Election Candidate Forum for NEWTOWN:
Held at All Saints Anglican Church, Petersham at 7pm ‑9pm
Jenny Long MP (The Greens) and David Hetherington (Labor) are attending.
Please let Ben Gray (Senior Minister) know if you plan to attend via email: email@example.com or Mob: 0425 257 261
The forum will be livestreamed at www.youtube.com/allsaintspetersham
Saturday 11 March — Cinema Paradiso: Casablanca (1942)
RSVP: contact Brett by today(Sunday 5th March)
3.30pm to 6.05pm; 4.45pm Interval with French wine and cheese (20 minutes).
The film is famous for its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song. According to Wikipedia, it consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected the film as one of the first to be preserved for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Saturday 25th March – NSW State Elections:
The Electoral Office is hiring our hall from 3 p.m. Friday 24th to midnight on Saturday 25th March. The hall is therefore not available for use at this time.
There will be a BBQ provided by the Chiew family & volunteers on the day.
A cake stall will also be held from 9am until the cakes sell out.
Help is needed, as well as cakes, slices, or biscuits for sale. Small cupcakes, muffins, banana, date or walnut loaves sell best.
Please note: Goods can only be brought in on the day for sale as there is nowhere to store them overnight.
A cake stall roster for 2 hourly intervals will be placed in the hall on the notice board. If you are available to help sell these goods please put your name down on one of the 2‑hours slots.
Any help at all would be much appreciated!
Sunday 26th March: Palm Cross Making after morning tea. No experience necessary. Instructions and assistance provided. Everybody is invited to come join in this yearly St Luke’s community event.
Saturday 8th April – Parish Working Bee in readiness for Easter: Please come at 9.30am if you can spare an hour or two – either in the church, hall, kitchen or garden.
Casual Opshop Volunteers Required: The OpShop needs volunteers to work in the shop on a casual basis. Casual volunteers provide relief for other volunteers who are on leave or away for some reason. Generally, shifts worked are 2.5 hours either in the morning or afternoon – Tuesday to Saturday — in a very friendly and cooperative working environment. Please see Andy Serafin for further information.
A parish weekend retreat is planned to be held after Easter in mid to late April, at The Old Monastery at Stroud. Please let the Rector or Wardens know if you are interested, as we need at least 6 people to go to make it worthwhile. There is only basic accommodation, and we take food and prepare our own meals. Retreats like this can be a great boost for our faith and our health of body and mind.
Future Dates for your Diary:
Sunday 19th March – Parish Council.
Sunday 26th March – The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler; Rajah Selvarajah & Greg; Peter Seymour; and Andy Serafin & Colin.
Monday: Louisa Silverman; Ray & Laurel Sommer; and Karlene Thompson.
Tuesday: Christine Thurley, Troy & Family; and Janet Walmsley.
Wednesday: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton, & Laurence; and Sally Woellner.
Thursday: Janet Widmer & Cliff; and Ron & Katie Williams.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Almighty God, we pray for those in Turkey and Syria who are suffering following the devastating earthquake this week. We pray for healing and good medical care for those who have been injured. For those who have lost homes and possessions, please meet their daily needs for food, clean water and shelter and comfort those who mourn the loss of loved ones. And bless all who are on the ground helping those impacted. Amen
Prayers for the sick: Stuart Grigg; (Fr) John Bowen; (Fr) Philip Bradford; Janet Walmsley; Tony Brownlow; Pauline Newell; Rosemary Bradford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kondratenko; Val Thomas; Maria & Trish; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Suzanne Campton; Peter Crook; James Baker; Brother Donald; Baxter Mingis-Perkins; and Francesca LoSchiavo.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Merryn Bannerman; Herbert Surrey; Thomas Stericker; Isobel Morgan; Nancy Russell; Rod Robins; & Jeoisime Green.
Saints Commemoration: 7th: Perpetua and her companions, martyrs at Carthage (d. 203); 8th: John of God, worker among the sick and poor, Spain (d. 1550); and 9th: Sister Emma SSA, superior of the Society of the Sacred Advent, Queensland (d. 1939).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andy Serafin; 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; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Singla Pallav; and Jennifer McGovern.
Readings for Next Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent
First Reading: Exodus 17.1–7 Psalms: 95
Second Reading: Romans 5.1–11 Gospel: John 4.5–42
ABM Lent & Good Friday Appeal 2023
Envelopes are available in the church foyer to place on the collect plate
Or Scan the QR code to make a donation online.
You can also donate online at www.abmission.org/Lent2023
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