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Sunday 25th June, 2017 Pentecost # Year a

Pentecost 3                                     25 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


facebook: Lismore Anglicans


Message from your Minister


Margaret has put a sign up in the Parish Office. It has the Crown of England and the words Keep Calm We are Moving! It’s there as a reminder to all that come into the office that we have a big job ahead of us but don’t get overly stressed out by the move.

I must say those words are good for us all to hear. Yes, we have found a new home for the parish office. It is Suite 1, 76 Woodlark Street, the stairs to the entrance is just next to Bubbling Billy Café.

This coming Thursday we have removalists coming in to help move the big items, like fridge, photocopier, book cases, desks, tables and chairs. Because of all this the Parish office is going to be closed on Friday this week. Also, the pew bulletin will be printed early this week, so if you need anything in the pew bulletin get in early this week.

In the coming weeks, we also need to get word out about our new location to those who we help with food parcels. Ideally for about a week we would have someone stationed in the old parish office from 9 until 1 to redirect people to our new location. It would also be great for you to come and check out the new office, but if you could hold off for a few weeks so we can get settled in, that would be fantastic.

On the 16th of July, we are planning a liturgy to farewell the old office and to celebrate the move to the new and to bless the new office. It will be in the afternoon so pencil that in your diary. I will let you know the exact time next week as we are trying to get Bishop Sarah to be here for the liturgy and we need to co-ordinate with her diary.

Can I say that this is a huge job that has to be accomplished by the clergy, Margaret and the wardens and all the volunteers that help out in the office. The parish has been using the office for some time now and we have accumulated a lot of documents and office equipment and just a lot of “stuff” sorting it all out, moving it and settling into a new space is not easy. All of this needs to happen while we still plan and conduct worship, attend to pastoral needs and any emergencies that pop up along the way. There may be things that are missed in the next few weeks, not because we don’t care but simply because there is a lot to do and we have limited resources.

What can you do to help? First you can pray. I think it is safe to say that we are very appreciative of your prayers. Second could you come along to help out with some of the move. As I said it would be great to have someone stationed at the old office for a week to direct those who come in need to the new office. Third could we all show a little patience with the things that might get dropped or forgotten in the move. Remind us gently and we will get there eventually.

Overall, this is an exciting time for the parish. It is the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one. Let us journey together into God’s future and see what great things we can accomplish with God in God’s future.


Rev. Christian Ford


This week we pray for…


Baptism: 9:30am Sunday 2 July, 2017.

St Andrew’s Church. Please pray for the family and Godparents



Wedding: 2:00pm Saturday 1July

St Andrew’s Church. Please pray for Helen Silk Waldron and Dino Italo Polese.


Prayer Points:

  • Please pray for our Parish as we move our office to new premises.


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


The bereaved: We remember May Austin ( wife of the Revd Trevor Austin Rector of Nimbin 62 to 65) 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

Tues 7.30 pm 1st week

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

Congratulations: Rev. Christian Ford for your appointment to the Board of Bishop in Council and the Panel of Triers at last weeks Synod.

Pathways Workshop: 9:00am to 12noon Saturday 8 July, 2017.

St Andrew’s Hall. This is not a planning day. This meeting will be a chance for us to really start working on how we organise the ministry of the Parish. Everyone is encouraged to attend and make a contribution to the future of our church.


Court Care Roster: There is a new roster for July to December available at back of St Andrews.

Charmaine & Glenda’s fabulous lunchtime feast!

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

Wood fired Pizza, Soup and dessert. Tickets $12 per person available from Glenda Roe.

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


Singing Group: The next practice for the group will be 29 June, 2017. 5:30pm to 6:30pm in St Andrew’s Church. All welcome if you are interested in singing with a group.


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.


Confirmation Preparation: Commences the week of Monday 24 July, 2017. Would you please contact the Parish Office with the time and day that best suits you to attend classes. Parish Office ph 6621 3200 .

SAVE the DATE: Beautiful Feet Sunday 30th July, 2017. Donation envelopes will be available mid July. There will be an offertory after the combined service.

Survey: We are trying to get a snapshot of the average age of our parishioners as part of a review of services. Everyone is asked to make a mark against their age on a sheet as they enter the church. The survey will be conducted over the next four week.

Home Communion Guild Meeting: 2:00pm Tuesday 4th July, 2017.

Parish Hall. If you take communion to parishioners at home or are interested in doing so please come along to this meeting.

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.

New Study Group: 7:30pm Tuesday 11th July, 2017 at Ross Lehman’s home. The study will be led by Rev. Robert Ireland. The first study will be on the book N.T. Wright, Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues. The study will be held once a month. For more information see the flyer in your church or contact Rev. Robert Ireland Mobile 0473 635 739.

Relocation of Ministry Centre / Church Office: The Parish Office will be Closed on Friday 30th June, 2017. the Ministry Centre / Office will relocate to Suite 1 Centre Arcade, 76 Woodlark St, Lismore.

New Rosters: There is a new roster for the 9:30 service at St Andrew’s.

Diocesan News

GR8 Clean: Get your air conditioner cleaned or pressure clean your driveway or house. Call 6642 4345. Services this area. All profits to Anglicare North Coast.



This Sunday Pentecost 3

Genesis 21: 8-21

Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 p312 (Prayer Book)

Romans 6: 1-11

Matthew 10: 24-39


Next Sunday Pentecost 4

Genesis 22: 1-14

Psalm 13 p233 (Prayer Book)

Romans 6: 12-23

Matthew 10: 40-42