Fr Jeff will be on holidays from 3rd January to 17th January 2022. During this period Fr John Hawkins will be taking our Sunday Services and Fr Philip Bradford, our Wednesday services.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations. Please keep your donations to relatively small items like packets of noodles, microwaved rice, small tins of baked beans etc these are the most needed.
Food for our worms – Please note that while Fr Jeff and Michelle are on holidays do not bring food for the parish worm farms. Please DO NOT leave the material at the front door as there will be no one to collect.
EVENTS IN 2022
Mark the date: Saturday 12th February 2022 for a Wardens Dinner “Under the Stars”. Will be a catered dinner, $20pp with tickets on sale in the New Year.
Prayers for the sick: Maria Serafin; Andy Serafin; Maryrose Crowther; and Joan Dale.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Frances Welsh’; Irene Crittenden; Thelma Cordukes; Rockley Isabella Miller; and John Fraser.
10th: William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, martyr (d.1645).
13th: Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and teacher (d.367).
14th: Sava, first Archbishop of the Serbian Church (d.1235).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: 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; Andrew Hiro Itadani; Daylan Saminathan; Kuwert; Anisha, and her parents Anu and Digvijay; Rev, Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; and Noel Jeffs.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Ruth Champion; Tiffany, Kevin, Alexander & Nicholas Chiew; Ron, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; and Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre.
Monday: Edi & Oscar Davis; John Dickson; and Kathy Drummond.
Tuesday: David Dunlop; and Michael, Elizabeth, Tom, Ella & Nick Fleming.
Wednesday: Stephen Gates & Andrew; Marilyn Gibbs; and Kevin Green.
Thursday: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blombery.
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.
Readings for Next Sunday — Second Sunday After Epiphany: First Reading: Isaiah 62.1–5; Psalm: 36.5–10; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.1–11; and Gospel: John 2.1–11