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Sunday 29th January, 2017 Australia Day

Office open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

19 Keen St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

Phone: (02) 6621 3200





Fax: (02) 6622 8941

After Hours Mobile: 0412 657 036


Anglican Parish of Lismore


Sunday 29th January, 2017

Australia Day

Australia dayChristmas Year A



8:30 Holy Communion—Rev Christian Ford, Rev Alan Shaw/Russell Cook

8:30am, Monday to Friday —Morning Prayer  resumes

on Monday 30th January, 2017

11:00am, Wed 1st February, 2017—Holy Communion—Russell Cook/

Rev. Christian Ford



St Matthew’s Dunoon in recess till February

St Peter’s Goonellabah in recess till February

St Thomas’ Wyrallah in recess till February


Fri 3rd Feb 10:30am, Fromelles Manor—Stephen Hall


Rector Senior Associate Priest Associate Priest/
Rev. Christian Ford Rev. Alan Shaw Young Families Minister




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

Pencil Case Blessing

9:30am, Sunday 5th February, 2017

St Andrew’s

You ask what is this?

At the 9:30am service there will be a blessing for  all involved in education.

Parents of students, students, teachers and all who are still learning.

Please bring your pencil case , laptop or any tool you use for learning.


Fond Farewell!

All welcome to join us for a farewell cuppa or drink on Sunday 5 February from 3 – 5pm

at 40 Spring Valley Drive, Goonellabah prior to our moving to Canberra.

Ann and Keith Skamp


Thank you

Thank you to Frank’s church family for your love, prayers, cards, organisation and attendance at the thanksgiving service for Frank’s life and friendship and service to the Lord.

Frank Lees Family


Rosters for 2017

The rosters for 7:30 am  service are available at the back of the church for collection.

9:30 am  service roster s will be available for the beginning of February.

Please prayerfully consider what activities you may be able to undertake as we have still some vacancies to fill.


Hour of Power

5:30 pm Tuesday 28th January, 2017

Lismore Christian Family Fellowship

7 Union St, South Lismore.

Pastoral Letter from

Bishop Sarah

At the entrance of the church you will find a copy of a pastoral letter from Bishop Sarah regarding a decision of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia on an appeal by Keith Slater against his deposition from Holy Orders. would encourage you to read the pastoral letter from Bishop Sarah. I would also ask for your prayers for those who have suffered abuse, pray for their healing and wholeness and peace in their lives. I would ask that you pray for Bishop Sarah and all who will have to deal with this decision as they seek a way forward that gives justice to all.


Sunday 26th February, 2017

Combined Parish Church Service

8:30am St Andrew’s Church, only Church service in the Parish this morning followed by


10:30am Sunday 26th February, 2017.
St Andrew’s Church.
Nomination Forms for positions are now available from the Parish Office for collection or by email.

Forms are to be in to the Parish Office by  16th February, 2017.


To assist with printing please have your reports into the Parish Office by

Monday 30th January, 2017.

The report may be emailed to office@lismoreanglicans.org.au or a hard copy sent in to the office.


If possible use the following format for your report Document: Microsoft Word

Font: Times New Roman. Size 12

Please prayerfully consider your involvement.


Morning Prayer:

Resumes Monday 30th January, 2017 8:30am Monday to Friday Lady Chapel

Start your day well with Prayer


Caring and Sharing

10am Wednesday  1st February, 2017



Tuesday Prayer Group

The Tuesday Prayer Group will resume meeting in St .Andrew’s Church at 8.30am on Tuesday next the 31st January, 2017.New members would be very welcome .For further information contact

Lorna Crowther on 66 21 3592


Prayers for the Sick

From the beginning of February  we are starting the sick list on the back of the Bulletin a fresh.

If you wish to be placed on the list for prayer please fill in the permission form available in your church. This is in  accordance with the Grafton of Diocese Privacy Policy and Rules.

Lenten Study

If you are interested in joining a group for a study over Lent please contact the Parish Office ph 66213200 and let them know of a day and time that suits you.

Men’s Retreat 2017

10th—12th of March, 2017


Leader: Rev. Matthew Jones

Theme: Give me a Drink

Cost: $100

Contact: Richard Crandon

Mobile: 0411 422 222


More information and application. See flyer in your church. Cost: $100


Book Trail

11:00am Friday 3rd February, 2017

Lismore Library

Sarah King will be presenting the story of her project to take books to the young people of Sierra Leone .Hear her story of Collecting, Shipping and Distributing these books.

More information at the back of your Church

R.E.A.L Permanent Part Time Teacher Position & Casual/Relief

Religious Education Association of Lismore (REAL) is calling for expressions of interest for:- Permanent Part Time Teachers in Special Religious Education (SRE) and to assist with pastoral care at  Richmond River High School.


Casual/Relief for Kadina, Lismore and Richmond River High School


Essential: Applicants must demonstrate a capacity to teach Christian Religious Education (SRE) and have experience in ministry with youth.


Desirable: Teaching Qualifications. Experience in Pastoral Care.

Any questions regarding this position please contact:


Lyn Lingard (Chairperson) Phone: 0434 061 964

Send applications including a resume and two references by email to:


or post to:

Chairperson  R.E.A.L

PO Box 7021

Lismore Heights NSW 2480




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.





“We will connect to the wider community intentionally and meaningfully seeking to bring transformation of life through faith in Jesus Christ.”


Sunday 29th January, 2017

Australia Day

Deuteronomy 8: 5-14a                  p128

Psalm 125           (Prayer book)   p361

Hebrews 11: 8-16                                          p176

Matthew 5: 1-12                                            p3

Sunday 5th February,2017

Epiphany 4 Year A

Isaiah 6: 1-8(9-13)                                          p492

Psalm 138 (Prayer Book)                             p369

1 Corinthians 15:1-11                    p135

Luke 5: 1-11                            p47



We pause to offer prayers and thanksgiving that we bring to our celebration of Holy Communion.



Bounteous God,

we give thanks for this ancient and beautiful land,

a land of despair and hope,

a land of wealth and abundant harvests,

a land of fire, drought and flood.

We pray that your Spirit may continue to move in this land

and bring forgiveness, reconciliation, and an end to all


through Jesus Christ our lord.





Please Pray for: Wise stewardship of our resources and the ministry of core people and volunteers.

-Focused and effective outreach in our five centres.

-Increased participation in home study groups.



The sick: Maree Kesby, Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Joy Hutley, Narelle, Len and Maureen Clapham, Bernice Robinson, Deborah ,Margaret Doyle and Marjorie Murphy.

The bereaved: We remember  Beryl Hampton 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.