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February, 2019 Bulletin

 

Events Calendar 2019

 

February

 

Sunday 3rd                                                 9.30am Pencil Case Blessing

 

Monday 4th                                                 Annual Reports Due

 

Tuesday 5th                                                Mainly Music resumes

 

Wednesday 6th                                           Closing date for agenda items                                                                                                                                 for the AGM

 

Thursday 12th                                            Items General Business of                                                                                                                                         Parish Council

 

Thursday 14th                                            Closing date for Nominations                                                                                                                                   Forms for AGM

 

Tuesday 19th                                              Parish Council Meeting

 

Sunday 24th                                                Combined Service &

Annual General Meeting

 

 

March

 

Tuesday 5th                                                Shrove Tuesday

 

Wednesday 6th                                           Ash Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minute with the Minister

 

By the time you read this the children will be back at school for the year.  I know that for at least who read this you will think it’s a fine idea but whether or not the children are at school doesn’t impact our life too much.  For some, Bren and I included, all it really means is that we need to be mindful of the school zones on the roads again, don’t forget to drop down to 40 in the right hours or it could be costly.

Every year this year I find myself reflecting on one thing that the school year brings us and that is a shape or pattern to the year.  I know seasons bring that too.  But there is something about the pattern of life that the school year brings that is valuable.

It reminds us that there are times we need to take a break.  We can get very caught up in the busy-ness of life that it is good to be reminded occasionally to take a break.  To stop what is normal and do something different.  Smell the roses.  Go fishing.  Do something that is not in your normal routine.  The gift of the weekend that God gave us in the Sabbath is sometimes underestimated in our modern busy world.  A day or so to relax, refresh, get out of the ordinary, spend time with family or friends that we don’t see at work, or school or even church.

But it also reminds me that we have a pattern to life from the church as well.  The season of Lent begins in a month’s time, late this year.  Another season for us.  This one to help us with self examination.  A pause to examine our lives and ask where are we living up to God’s standards and where we aren’t.  Good questions for us to consider.

The will lead us through to Easter Day and the great season of Easter.  New life.  What a reminder that is.  That we would have a whole season set aside to remember that our death is not the end.  That beyond death is the new life that Jesus offers us.  Though we are reminded throughout the Easter Season that the new life is not just for then but for now as well.  Jesus new life is for us today.

But let’s get back to the school year.  Yep the children are back to school.  The holidays are over and I for one have enjoyed the different pace that the school holidays brings to life, even if they don’t affect me directly.  But I’m also reminded that now is the time to get back to learning.

I want to encourage you to get back into learning.  I want to encourage you to get back into a bible study, even if you have never been involved before.  Give the office a call and find out about one of our groups.  Or perhaps let Margaret know if you would be interested in joining a day group.  I’m thinking about starting a daytime Bible Study group.  If you’re interested let the office know when would be good for you.  Holidays are over and it is time for us all to get back to school.

Blessings

Rev Christian

 

Weekly Readings

 

3 February

Jeremiah 1: 4-10

Psalm 71: 1-6 p293

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

Luke 4: 21-30

 

 

10 February

Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)

Psalm 138  p369

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Luke 5:1-11

17 February

Jeremiah 17: 5-10

Psalm 1  p224

1 Corinthians 15: 12-20

Luke 6: 17-26

 

 

24 February

Genesis 45:3-11, 15

Psalm 37:1-11,40-41p258

1 Corinthians 15:35-50

Luke 6: 27-38

3 March

Transfiguration

Exodus 34: 29-35

Psalm 99  p325

2 Corinthians 3: 12-4:2

Luke 9: 28-36 (37- 43)

 

10 March

Deuteronomy 26: 1-11

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16  p319

Romans 10:4-13

Luke 4: 1-15

 

3 February

Jeremiah 1: 4-10

Psalm 71: 1-6 p293

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

Luke 4: 21-30

 

Privacy Statement: 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.

Hearing Loop (for the Hearing Impaired). First 5 rows from the front in the Nave of St. Andrews 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

 

 

 

 

Save the Date

 

St Andrew’s Combined Church Service

8:30am Sunday 24th February, 2019. St Andrew’s Church. There will be morning tea in the hall following the service. Please bring a plate. This will be the only Sunday church service in the parish.

 

Parish Annual General Meeting

10:30 am Sunday 24th February, 2019

St Andrew’s Church

 

Reports for AGM

All AGM reports are due TOMORROW Monday 4th February,2019 Please lodge your report with Margaret at the Parish Office (preferably using Times New Romans size 12 font). Please focus your report on the Parish Mission Statement Connect, Grow Serve in Christ.

 

AGM Nomination Forms

Nomination Forms for Churchwardens and Parish Councillors are available in your church or by contacting the Parish Office for a copy. Nominations will close on Thursday 14th February 2019. Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to any of these ministries.

All forms need to be submitted to the Parish Secretary (care of the Parish Office)

 

Agenda Items

All items of an annual nature for inclusion in the AGM General Business agenda should be sent to the Parish Secretary before Wednesday 6th February, 2019

Shrove Tuesday:

We will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday 5th March, 2019. St Andrew’s Parish Hall. Pancakes will be provided but please bring along your favourite topping savoury or sweet.

Save the Date

Lent 2019

 

Ash Wednesday 6th March 2019

Imposition of Ashes 8:am, 11am and 6pm. St Andrew’s Church

 

Services in Lent

There will be an additional service of Holy Communion at 8:00am every Wednesday throughout Lent.

 

Lenten Studies

If you are interested in doing this years Lenten Study in a group please contact the Parish Office with your preference of day and time to assist in the organisation of study groups.

 

Lenten Study Books

Study books will be available. Cost to be advised.

 

 

Clergy Leave

Rev Christian will be on leave 11th, 12th and 13th February to move house.

 

Mainly Music

Recommencing 9:30 am Tuesday 5th February, 2019. Parish Hall. This will be a fun, interactive music session for young children and their parents/caregivers. All welcome.

 

Volunteers Needed

Some help is needed in the Parish Office. If you are able to spend some time helping out between 9:00 am and 1:00pm Monday to Friday please contact Margaret.

 

Name Badge

Please place your name on the list at the back of St Andrew’s if wish to order a name badge or contact the Parish Office. Cost approximately $10.

 

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MMR Meeting

Wednesday 13th February, 2019. St Mary’s Church Ballina. Everybody is welcome. Please let the Parish Office know if you wish to attend.

 

Clergy Conference

Friday 22nd February, 2019. Clergy will be absent from the Parish to attend the conference.

 

North Coast Anglican

The latest edition of the North Coast Anglican will be available in your church soon.

 

Church Services in February

St Andrew’s Church: Wednesday 11am Service morning tea will recommence at 10am Wednesday 6th February, 2019.

Wyrallah: In recess until Sunday 17th February, 2019.

Dunoon: Services resume today Sunday 3rd February

Aged Care: Services resume from Friday 1st February, 2019.

 

St Mark’s Nimbin

Due to the AGM being held on the 4th Sunday of the month Nimbin Service will be 10:00am 17th February, 2019.

 

Information Session

On a Church Roster and not sure what is involved or have some questions? Come along for an information session 9:00am Saturday 2nd March St Andrew’s Church.

 

Congratulations

Rev. Cathy Ridd will conclude her ministry as Priest of Mid Richmond on Sunday 21st April 2019. From the beginning of  May Cathy will be Associate Priest in the Parish of Ballina.

 

 

Aged Care Services

Caroona Marima 2nd Monday 11:00am

RSL Chauvel 1st Tuesday 10.30am

Caroona Jarman 2nd Thursday 11:00am

Caroona Kalina 4th Wednesday 11:00am

St Joseph’s 4th Thursday 11:00am

Fromelles Manor 1st Friday 11:00am

Mary’s Grange 2nd Friday 9.30am

 

Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact Parish Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm

Tues 7.30pm 1st week

Wed 10 am

Thurs  7:30pm & 7:00pm Dunoon.

Fri 7.00pm 2nd & 4th week

Parish Activities

Contact Parish Office for details

Intercessory Prayer Group

8.30 am Tuesday in St Andrew’s Church

Mainly Music

9.30 am Tuesday Parish Hall.

Bellringers Wednesday 5pm & Fri 5:30pm

Choir

Parish Council 3rd Tuesday 7pm in Parish Office

Court Care Mon 9am

Parish Op Shop Mon-Fri 9 to 4, Sat 9 to 12,

54 Rous Rd, Goonellabah

Prayer Chain

Wyrallah Community BBQ 2nd Sun 4.30pm.

Craft Group 1st Sat 11am-2 pm,  Parish Hall

 

Privacy Statement: 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.

Hearing Loop (for the Hearing Impaired). First 5 rows from the front in the Nave of St. Andrews 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

 

St Andrew’s  Lismore

10 Zadoc St  Lismore

 

Sunday 7.30 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Service

Wednesday       11 am Holy Communion

Mon to Fri         8.00am Morning Prayer

 

St Matthew’s Dunoon

37 James St Dunoon

Sunday             10 am Holy Communion

 

St Thomas’ Wyrallah

Wyrallah Rd Wyrallah

Sunday 5:00 pm

3rd & 4th Sunday of the month

 

 

St Mark’s Nimbin

27 Cullen St Nimbin

Sunday 10:00 am Holy Communion

4th Sunday of the month

 

@lismoreanglicans

 

Lismore Anglicans

 

www.lismoreanglicans.org.au

 

Rector

Reverend Christian Ford

Email: rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

Mobile: 0419 642 294

Day of Rest: Friday

 

Senior Associate Priest

Reverend Alan Shaw

Email: shawthing50@gmail.com

Mobile: 0413 955 790

Day of Rest: Monday