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Sunday 28th May, 2017 Easter 7 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore

Easter 7                                        28 May 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



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Lismore Anglicans



Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest: Friday


Rev Alan Shaw


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)

Nimbin 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





Next Sunday Easter 6

Acts 17: 22-31

Psalm 66: 7-19 p286 (Prayer Book)

1 Peter 3: 8-22

John 14: 15-21


Next Sunday Easter 7

Acts 1: 6-14

Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35 p288 (Prayer Book)

1 Peter 5

John 17: 1-11


Minute with the Minister…

‘Living in the In-Between’

Jesus was the ultimate refugee, choosing to leave behind his home and his Father in glory in order to live without a home and to proclaim God’s Kingdom as a home for all, not just some (Matt 8:20).

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer (Jn 17) reveals a deep longing – almost a homesickness – for the glory of home. Likewise in Acts (1: 6-14), Jesus invites his disciples to give up on their hope for an earthly kingdom as home, and to recognise that God’s kingdom is their home.

As Christ’s body on earth, the Church is called to be a home and place of nurture to the homeless and displaced – not just for those without a physical home, but for those without family, friends – without a spiritual or emotional home. Too often the Church creates refugees, turning away those who think and behave differently to us. Whether we recognise it or not, all people long for a place to find a home in God’s grace and God’s Kingdom. Christ welcomed all and we are likewise called to open our doors and hearts to others. More than this, we are called to actively seek out those who long to know the promise of God’s Spirit. This calling has a huge impact on how we identify as Church. The Church has been described as the only society that exists for the benefit of those that are not its members.

In the light of the senseless violence of Manchester – the home invasions of Melbourne and Sydney – the ongoing tensions with North Korea – the famine in Africa – the refugee crisis in Europe – how do we live into the reality that as believers we are a refugee community – in this world yet not of this world? How do we use our ‘in-between’ times – the time we are given between now and then – the lulls and pauses in our busy lives – as we await our return to the glory of our eternal home?

Adapted from http://sacredise.com/lectionary/2014/05/easter-7a/

Rev. Alan Shaw









This week we pray for…

Prayer Points:

  • Effective outreach in our five centres

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


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 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

Sun 1.30 pm

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

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


Pentecost: Sunday 4th June, 2017. Please wear something red. At 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd June, 2017 please come and help decorate the church for Sunday service in St Andrews. Shoukd take about half an hour.


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.


Update: The Op-Shop fashion parade raised $1562. Thank you.


Parish Council Meeting: 7:00pm Tuesday 30th June, 2017. Parish Hall.


TODAY Cursillo Day: If you see someone wearing colours of the rainbow, ask them what is Cursillo about?


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.


News About Our Bells: The foundry, Whitechapel,  in London where our bells were cast has closed.  It has been in operation since 1738.  Its industrial premises just didn’t fit in modern day London and the heritage listed building is to be converted into a nightclub.  Our back 6 bells were cast in 1831/1832 for Wilton, Wiltshire and the two trebles were cast in 2003 for Lismore.  Whitechapel cast Big Ben and the first Liberty Bell and its closure leaves the Taylor’s Bell foundry in Loughborough as the remaining operation which is currently holding the 6 bells for Bangalow.  Fundraising to retune them and bring them to Australia is continuing.


Faithfulness in Service Workshop: Saturday 3rd June 2017, 1:30—3:30pm or Saturday 24th June 2017, 2:00—4:00pm. St Mary’s Church Ballina. Registration form required and available in your church.


Diocesan News

Pre Synod Meeting: 10:00am Saturday 3rd June, 2017. St John’s Lennox Head. All welcome.


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


Today – Hymnfest: Conducted by Rev. Dr David Cole. 2:00pm 28th May, 2017.

Grafton Cathedral.


New Appointments: Rev. Judy Taylor has been appointed as the new Rector of Casino. Please pray for Rev. Judy Taylor and Rev. Desiree Snyman as they prepare to take up their appointment.


Community News

Far North Coast CWCI: Women’s Morning Tea with Speaker

9:15am Registration, 9:45—12:15pm Saturday 3rd June, 2017.

Lismore Baptist Church, Uralba St, Lismore. Guest Speaker: Hazel Benn

“Panic to Peace” and “Peace to Praise”. Cost $10

RSVP by 30th May, 2017. Contact Val Howes 6662 2856 or Enid Noble 6687 6895.


Lifeline Northern Rivers Crisis Support Worker Training Course:

Early July to mid-October 2017. Training includes on-line eLearning reinforced by 8×4 hour experiential classroom-based modules. To receive detailed information pack email: lifeline@lis.net.au or call 6622 4133.

Applications close Friday 9th June, 2017.


Prayer from Parish of Manchester

God of Compassion, you hear the cries of all in trouble or distress; accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the bombing in Manchester; we pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one, young ones who are in deep distress. Those who are injured, traumatised or awaiting news, strengthen them in their hour of need, grant them perseverance and courage to face the future, and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives; this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.