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Bulletin Sunday 5th November 2017

Anglican Parish of Lismore


Pentecost 22                                        5th November 2017



Parish Contact Details


open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

Suite 1 Centre Arcade

76 Woodlark St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

p:         (02) 6621 3200

m:        0412 657 036

e: office@lismoreanglicans.org.au


Social Media


Facebook: Lismore Anglicans



Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest: Friday


Rev Alan Shaw

e: shawthing50@gmail.com

m:        0413 955 790

day of rest: Monday



St Andrew’s, Lismore

Sun      7.30 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Service

8:30am 5th Sunday

Combined Parish Service

Mon-Fri 8.30 Morning Prayer

Wed    11 am Holy Communion



Sun      10 am Holy Communion


Sat       5.00 pm Contemporary Service


Sun      5 pm (3rd & 4th Sunday)


Sun      10 am Holy Communion

(4th Sunday)



Hearing Loop (for the Hearing Impaired). First 5 rows from the front in the Nave of St. Andrew’s Church

Toilets (inc. Disabled) Inside St. Andrew’s Parish Hall.

Baby Change Station: Located in disabled toilets in Parish hall.

Mobile Phones:  Please turn your mobile phone to silent during worship services.

Parking in Church grounds: Please be considerate of those who have mobility issues.

Large Print Prayer Books: Available from sides-people at the back of Church


This Sunday Pentecost 22

Joshua 3: 7-17

Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37 p337 (prayer book)

1 Thessalonians 3: 5-13 or 4: 1-8

Matthew 23: 1-12 (37-39)


Next Sunday Pentecost 23


Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25

Psalm 78: 1-7 p301 (prayer book)

1 Thessalonians 4: 9-18

Matthew 25: 1-13



Minutes from the Minister

‘Getting Real About the Gospel….’

Last week we observed the 500th anniversary of the European Reformation, triggered in part by the example and actions of Martin Luther, who saw much in the Church that was in conflict with the Gospel message revealed through the Scriptures.

Then, as even today, many rejected the Church because of what they saw as hypocrisy. Unfortunately such criticism can be well-founded, as prominent church leaders have been exposed as proclaiming one thing whilst living another – have projected a pious public persona yet lived a very different private life.

It can become routine to ‘go through the motions’ of Sunday worship whilst living by a different set of values through the week. Such incongruence grieves the Holy Spirit and leads us away from the life and freedom that Christ offers us. Only when we commit to living the gospel authentically – with integrity – aligning our thoughts, words, actions, and principles with Jesus’ example – that we begin to experience the fullness of the life-giving power available to all who surrender themselves to God’s will.

When we are committed to living with integrity we become agents of God’s salvation, reflecting Christ’s light and love into the lives of others. This demands that we do all we can to live out our faith – to show the world how Christ has made a difference in our lives – not just tell them. Respect is earned – and we can never influence others positively without it.

Our Sunday worship must be a springboard into our everyday lives – where the real work of proclaiming the gospel to all the world is done.

‘Saving the world’ is less about preaching words of heaven and hell, sin and salvation than about striving ceaselessly to live with integrity the kind of life that God desires for us – one that promises to bring wholeness and justice to all.

The trademark verse attributed to St. Francis of Assisi has inspired generations of Christians: “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”  You just might be the only Bible some people ever read.

Adapted from: http://sacredise.com/lectionary/2014/10/proper-26a-ordinary-31a/#more-424



This week we pray for…


Prayer Points:

Please pray for our confirmees John, Ray, Owen, Trace, Jackson, Rose, Harrison, Kye, Amy and Telaar.

The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe,  Len Clapham,  Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Margaret Doyle, Deirdre Paillas, Glenda Roe, Margaret Jarrett, Russell Cook and Rev Dr Greg Jenks Dean elect of the Cathedral.

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


The Anglican Parish of Lismore in the Diocese of Grafton is committed to protecting your privacy.

The people on this sick list have requested prayers at this time. Please inform the Parish Office of any changes.

 Aged Care Services

Caroona Marima 2nd Mon 11am

RSL Chauvel 1st Tues 10.30am

Caroona Jarman 4th Wed 10am

Caroona Kalina 4th Wed 11am

St Joseph’s 4th Thurs 11am

Fromelles Manor 1st Fri 11am

Mary’s Grange 2nd Fri 9.30am


Parish Activities

Contact the office for details

  • Toddler Time 9.30 am Mon in Parish Hall
  • Intercessory Prayer Group

8.30 am Tues in St Andrew’s.

  • Bellringers Wed 5pm & Fri 5:30pm
  • Choir
  • Parish Council 3rd Tues 7pm in Parish Office
  • Court Care Mon 9am
  • Parish Op Shop Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat 9-12, 54 Rous Rd, Goonellabah
  • Prayer Chain
  • Wyrallah Community BBQ 2nd Sun 4.30pm.


Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm

Tues 7.30pm 1st week

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30pm & 7pm Dunoon

Fri 7.00pm 2nd & 4th week




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

Church News

Welcomers and Sidespeople’s Meeting: 9:30am Saturday 18th November, 2017. St Andrew’s Hall.

Remembrance Sunday Service: 10:30am 12th Nov, 2017. St Matthew’s Dunoon. A service of remembrance of the service men and women from this district who served in our armed forces in major conflicts.

Leave: Margaret Weatherby is on leave from Wednesday 18th October returning  Monday 20th November 2017. Denise will relieve Margaret.

TODAY Bible Society: Bicentenary Celebration. 1:30 – 5:00pm Sun 5th Nov, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. Afternoon Tea– Please bring a small plate to share. Games—cards, scrabble, monopoly or just bring your favourite game. Hymnfest and evensong. Donate to Bible Society and get the word out Australia.

Christmas Shop: Its time to think of our annual Christmas Shop which we will be holding from 13th to 24th November 2017. Donations of non perishable item for our Christmas Hamper would be greatly appreciated and also if you are able to volunteer to assist in the shop. Contact Glenda Roe or the office if you can help.

Christmas Cakes: Can you help with donations of Christmas cake ingredients?(eg. 1kg packs mixed fruit, butter, brown sugar) or a cash donation to help those baking for our annual Christmas shop. We hope to make over 100 cakes. Donations to Parish Office, church or offertory.

Direct Deposit Giving: Please note there has been a correction to the BSB number. If you wish to make an electronic transfer into the church offertory our banking details are BSB 705 077, Account: 000 30372 or deposit in person at Westpac. [reference OFT].

Annual Australian Anglican Church Calendar: Order now! List at the back of St Andrew’s or call Parish Office. $12 (if we order 10+) otherwise $15. Please order by 19th November, 2017.

Study  Group: 7:30pm Tuesday 7th November 2017. 3 Homestead Avenue Goonellabah. (02 6624 2289). We will be studying Chapter 5 of N.T. Wrights  book Surprised by Scripture.

Save the Date:

Combined Church Service: Celebration of St Andrew’s Day 9:00am Sunday 26th November, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. This will be the only weekend service in the Parish.

Diocesan Strategic Planning Session. 10am—2pm, Saturday 25th November 2017. Emmanuel College. BYO lunch. All welcome to come and contribute to the future direction of our Diocese. Please see Rev. Christian or Rev. Alan to organise  material you will need before the meeting.

Diocesan News

Cursillo Diocesan Ultreya: 9:30am for 10:00am start 11th November, 2017. Cathedral Grafton. Lunch will be catered for cost $12.50. RSVP Ann Helmrich Email annhelmrich@exemail.com.au, M 0402 492 454 or phone 6624 6114 to assist with catering. If you need a lift contact Dawn Back 6624 4924 after hours. Estimated time of departure 7:45am from St Andrew’s.