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Sunday 11th June, 2017 Trinity Sunday Year A

Trinity Sunday                                               11 June 2017

Parish Contact Details


open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

19 Keen St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

p:         (02) 6621 3200

m:        0412 657 036

f:          (02) 6622 8941



Social Media


Lismore Anglicans




Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest:      Friday


Rev Alan Shaw


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. M & F also outside down steps west end of 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




Lismore Anglicans





Message from your Minister


Trinity Sunday


The doctrine of the Trinity can seem puzzling, despite the best efforts of great theologians to help us understand. The readings for Trinity Sunday reveal the themes of God’s love, mercy and faithfulness, and our obligation to be the instruments of that love and mercy in the world.

We are called to open ourselves to the work of the Triune God – three persons yet perfect unity – in empowering others to participate with God in caring for all creation.

Paul’s letter to the Corinthians speaks of the unity of the church and of the Trinity’s gifts to bring us together into loving relationship. He closes with the memorable benediction invoking Christ’s grace, the Father’s love and the Spirit’s presence and power.

Matthew records Jesus calling his followers to draw others into the community of faith, so giving them a place of belonging. The rite of baptism in the name of the Triune God becomes the mark of this belonging to the family of Christ.

But too often the church has become a place of exclusivity – a closed community where the outsider is seen as a threat.

What might it mean if we focused on our connectedness, rather than our differences? What might the church look like if we embraced and celebrated our differences – no more ‘them’ and ‘us’?

When we consider the unmerited grace of Christ, the all-embracing love of God and the mysterious presence of the Holy Spirit working in and through us, we are moved to ask new questions, pray new prayers, sing new songs and ‘do’ differently. Would today be too soon to celebrate our connectedness, to begin dreaming of new ways of being church and of responding to Jesus’ Great Commission?


Rev. Alan Shaw

This week we pray for…

Baptism: St Andrew’s 9:30am 11th June, 2017.

Please pray for Alice Isobel Bryant her parents and Godparents


Prayer Points:

  • Effective outreach in our five centres

The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Len Clapham, Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Stan Heywood, David and Shirley Ray and Margaret Doyle.



The bereaved: We remember Richard Everingham (husband of Rev. Zoe Everingham of Bellingen) and 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 2.00pm

Caroona Jarman 4th Wed 10:00am

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


Parish Council 3rd Tues 7pm in Parish Hall

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 5pm. In RECESS


Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30 pm

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

TODAY Coffee Machine Training Day: 9:00am Sunday 11th June, 2017. Parish Hall.

Parish Council: Minutes of the last meeting are now available in your church.

Dunoon Study Group: Commencing 7pm Thursday 8th June, 2017. Dunoon Church. The study is “What is Anglicanism”. Contact Rev. Alan Shaw for more information. It’s not too late to join.

Rosters: Could you please notify the office if you are away and have made arrangements with someone else to take your place on the roster.


Charmaine & Glenda’s fabulous lunchtime feast!

12 midday Sunday 9th July, 2017. @ 327 Tregeagle Rd, Tregeagle.

Wood fired Pizza, Soup and sweets

Bring a friend and enjoy a time of good food and company.



Singing Group: Commencing 5:30 to 6:30pm Thursday 15th June, 2017.

St Andrew’s Church. All welcome if you are interested in singing with a group. This will be a get together every fortnight.

Nest Working Bee: 9:am Saturday 24th June, 2017. Parish Office. Thank you to all who have helped.

Social Media:  If you take a photo or of an event at one of our churches that you would like published on the Parish Social Media, please send the photo and a caption to social@lismoreanglicans.org.au Please make sure you have permission from any people in the photo for their image to be published.


2017 Confirmation: Sunday 29th October, 2017. If you are interested in being confirmed in 2017, or want to be received/admitted to Holy Communion please contact the Parish Office ph 6621 3200. Classes commence in July.

Anglicare Disaster Recovery (ADR), Lismore NEEDS MORE MEMBERS.

7pm Friday 23rd June, 2017 in the Parish Hall there will be a meeting to find out about Anglicare’s role in disaster recovery. Come and be encouraged to attend a training day, Saturday 22nd July, 2017 or consider other ways you could help.

Faithfulness in Service Workshop: Saturday 24th June 2017, 2:00—4:00pm. St Mary’s Church Ballina. Registration form required and available in your church.

Diocesan News

Synod: 16th to 18th June, 2017. Please pray for our synod representatives.

New Appointments: Rev. Cannon Greg Jenks has been appointed Dean of Grafton Cathedral. Rev. Ian Mabey of Coffs Harbour has been appointed to Mandurah Diocese of Bunbury WA.

North Coast Anglican: Latest edition is now available in your church.

Community News

Heartfelt House Open Day: 10 am to 12noon Saturday 24th June 2017

301 Lismore Rd Wollongbar. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet our Board and Staff, learn about our program and seminars and enjoy morning tea in our beautiful gardens. Special info sessions will be given by HFH’s CEO Kate at 10.30am and 11.30am.   More information call 66288940.




This Sunday Trinity Sunday

Exodus 34: 1-8

Song of 3 Young Men: p399 (Prayer Book)

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Matthew 28:16-20


Next Sunday Pentecost 2

Genesis 18: 1-15, (21: 1-7)

Psalm 116:1-2, 11-18 p346 (Prayer Book)

Romans 5: 1-11

Matthew 9: 35-10:8 (9-23)