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Anglican Parish of Lismore 


Sunday 16th March, 2014





7.30am Holy Communion — Rev. Mark Harris / Russell Cook

9.30am  Lord’s Supper — Cathy Ridd / Rev. Alan Shaw





10am St. Matthew’s, Dunoon, Holy Communion— Rev. Ern Horner


5pm St. Thomas’, Wyrallah, Evening Prayer— Rev. Mark Harris

6.30pm St. Peter’s, Goonellabah, Gathering— Rev. Mark Harris /

Rev. Alan Shaw


Wed 19th Mar 8am, Holy Communion— Rev. Mark Harris

Wed 19th Mar 11am, Holy Communion— Rev. Mark Harris / Russell Cook







“We will connect to the wider community intentionally and meaningfully seeking to bring transformation of life through faith in Jesus Christ.”




Sunday 16th March


7.30am, & midweek

Genesis 12:1-4a

Romans 4:1-5,13-17

Matthew 5:1-10

9.30am & 6.30pm

Romans 4:1-5,13-17

Matthew 5:1-10



Sunday 23rd March




7.30am, & midweek


Exodus 17:1-7                                            p 49


Romans 5:1-11                                        p 118


John 4:5-42                                                p 72


9.30am & 6.30pm


Romans 5:1-11                                        p 118


John 4:5-42                                                p 72






~Scripture Sentence~

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

(John 3.16)






God of mercy,

you are full of tenderness and compassion,

slow to anger, rich in mercy,

and always ready to forgive:

grant us grace to renounce all evil and to cling to Christ,

that in every way we may prove to be your loving children;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.









praying hands

Prayer points:

Þ  Our Bishop, The Reverend Dr Sarah Macneil.

Þ  Lord Jesus, grant that the Holy Spirit may be a constant force of renewal in our Lenten pilgrimage.

Þ  Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of the Province of Central Africa.

Þ  The Diocese of Grafton; The Diocese of North Queensland; Parish of Macksville; The Diocese of Singapore; The Vicar of Bangkok.

Þ  Give thanks for the faithful people of this Parish and for the ministry that is offered by lay people.

The sick: Geoff Foley, Maree Kesby, Ray & Marie Cormick, Nathan Giles, Faye Scherf,  Joan Sheaffe,  Ann Skamp, Luke, Veronica, Andy Ridd, Owen Miller, John Hanger, Andrew Hutley, Rhonda Groves, Len Clapham, Elaine Fragar, Norm McKenzie.

The bereaved: We remember all who have gone before and pray for their families and friends.





Welcome to all as we gather to honour and worship the one true God. Please join us for a cuppa in the hall next door after the services.

Day of Penitence

Today we gather during the centenary year of our diocese.  Sisters and Brothers from across our diocese will be gathering in their worshipping communities this weekend, and we join them as we worship and seek God’s face.  Although there will be celebrations to mark this centenary year, it is important to come before our God as we do each year at Lent, to stop and spend some time reflecting on what we have done in the past.  Before we are able to move ahead or even fully enter the present moment in the fullness of God’s presence, we must confront the truths that we have failed to live by God’s standards.  We as a church, as a diocese, as individuals have oft gone astray.

Today we seek penitence, reconciliation and healing.


Envelopes available if you wish to support a project. Cash or credit card—please fill in project and amount donated inside. Retiring offertory also available through Lent.


Sydney23rd March in St. Andrew’s

Preaching at 7.30am Service

Archbishop Glenn Davies

Archbishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales.

He is here to visit family in the area.

parish councilParish Council Meeting

7pm Tuesday 18th March

St Andrew’s Parish Office

retreatMen’s Retreat

Camp Eagle Eye, Glenreagh

4th-9th April

$100 (worth every cent).

Leader: Rev. Canon Dr. Robert Ireland

Enq: Bob Chambers 6658 3898


or Richard Crandon 6681 5395


Beginning Experience

A weekend away (16th-18th May) for a lifetime of change, for those who have experienced loss through separation, divorce or death.

Further details phone Jan 6624 5175 or Judy 6624 1549

Application forms available from St. Andrew’s sidespersons.

philippinesPhilippines Mission Trip

A local Mission Team which includes a parishioner, Steven Muldoon, will fly to the Philippines on 14th April.

Full details on Notice Board.

If you would like to assist with the purchase of school books, pens, etc., put your contribution in an ordinary envelope marked “Philippines Mission Trip” (this money is for the schools, not Steve’s expenses) and place in the offertory.

lawnmowNEEDED—Lawn Barbers for St. Pete’s

Are you willing to go on roster to mow the grass at St. Peter’s Goonellabah?

Please call the Ministry Centre 6621 3200

smbcSydney Missionary & Bible College

6th April – 13 April 2014

A team of 7 men and 3 women from SMBC will visit our parish during the week before Holy Week to experience and contribute to

the varied ministries of an Anglican country parish.

Billets are required for the team members from Saturday evening 5th April to Monday morning 14th April. We understand team members have their own transport.

Can you please help with accommodation? Further details from Lorelle at the Ministry Centre phone 66213200.


Hymn Books

The Rector invites you to join him in a working group to examine the need for new hymn books at St. Andrew’s. Our current Australian Hymn Books (no longer in print) are starting to feel their age. This opportunity to be involved in “Ministry of the Word” will commence in March. Interested? Please contact the Ministry Centre 6621 3200.

“Christian Fellowship”, nice words but it’s not until you are in need that you find their true meaning.  We are unable to express fully in words our appreciation.  Thank you to Mark, Alan and Lyndon for their prayers and calls – friends for assistance to us, cards and messages. 

Our heartfelt and prayerful thanks

Betty and John Hanger

Food20Pantry20Clip20Art_FullParish Pantry

During February 140 people were given parcels.  Many thanks for your continued support both with food and money.  Suggestions for donations; cans of spaghetti (with ring-pull), small cans of tuna, tea/coffee/milo, noodles, powdered milk, weetbix, sugar, disposable nappies & EGG CARTONS.

Photographic Competition

Just a little competition for any photographers in the parish (sorry no prizes except the satisfaction of winning).
Our Parish Facebook picture is a little out of date. Several of those parishioners pictured no longer attend St. Andrew’s, some have even gone interstate.
Please submit photos, to the parish office,  which reflect the life of our parish and then we’ll choose the most representative.


Cursillista’s are invited to the Men’s 56 Team Commissioning Service

10am Saturday 22nd March

St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Alstonville.

Information: Wendy Kilroy 66212615.

ash wedLENT

Each Wednesday during Lent at 8am there will be a service of Holy Communion at

St. Andrew’s.


Money Boxes, March opening.

Please leave with John Chaundy or Parish Office.