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Sunday 4th June, 2017 Pentecost Year A

Pentecost                                                   4 June 2017

Parish Contact Details

Office

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

office@lismoreanglicans.org.au

 

Social Media

www.lismoreanglicans.org.au

Lismore Anglicans

@lismoreanglicans

Clergy

Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest:      Friday

 

Rev Alan Shaw

shawthing50@gmail.com

m:        0413 955 790

day of rest: Monday

 

Services

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

 

Dunoon

Sun 10 am Holy Communion

Goonellabah

Sat  5.00 pm Contemporary Service

Wyrallah

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

 

Message from your Minister

 

The Spirit of Truth’

Today, Pentecost Sunday, we traditionally celebrate the coming of God’s Holy Spirit in a special and powerful way for the explicit purpose of empowering the disciples to continue the work they had begun during their time with Jesus. The account in Acts 2:1-21 describes the dramatic event, which has been regarded by some within the church as the benchmark of spiritual experiences.

God’s gift of the Holy Spirit is not primarily about personal empowerment, or an ecstatic experience of God’s presence. It is first and foremost about opening the way for God’s life and grace to flow into the entire cosmos, and about followers of Christ being empowered to bring God’s resurrection life to the whole of creation as we find our place in the unity of God’s universe.

That first Pentecost experience may be seen as the reverse of the Babel confusion of languages, where confusion reigned due to nobody understanding each other (Gen 11:1-9). God’s gift of the Holy Spirit comes with a responsibility to strive to communicate with, and understand each other, whatever our differences, as we grow in love, compassion and respect for all creation.

As we live out of this empowerment, we must inevitably make daily moment-by-moment choices about unity, sustainability, peace and inclusiveness.

God’s Spirit calls us to “speak one another’s languages”, to welcome and serve one another, and to work together to right the wrongs of the world. Here is the true meaning of being ‘spirit-filled’: to see beyond the barriers and divisions – to bring God’s peace and reconciliation – to break free of competitiveness and suspicion.

Rather than “lifting us up” above others as some imagined favoured group, Pentecost supernaturally “pulls us down” to connect with those whom we might never have the strength or inclination to relate to in the natural. Rather than leading us out of the world, Pentecost drives us back into it to proclaim and live the prophetic message of God’s reign, as Christ did.

How are we tempted to separate ourselves from those who are different? In what practical ways are we being called by the Spirit to reconcile and bring people together – especially those who most need to experience the presence of the one true God?

Adapted from http://sacredise.com/lectionary/2015/04/pentecost-b/ and http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/pentecost-a/

Rev. Alan Shaw

 

This Sunday Pentecost

Acts 2: 1-21

Psalm 104: 26-36 p331 (Prayer Book)

1 Corinthians 12: 1-13

John 20:19-23

Next Sunday Trinity Sunday

Exodus 34: 1-8

Song of 3 Young Men: p399 (Prayer Book)

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Matthew 28:16-20

This week we pray for…

Baptism: St Andrew’s 11:30am 4th June, 2017.

Please pray for Elle Jane Walker 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 Lewis”Lou” Graham, John Rex Robinson 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

Choir

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

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

Dunoon Study Group: Commencing 7pm Thursday 8th June, 2017. Dunoon Church. The study is “What is Anglicanism”. Contact Rev. Alan Shaw for more information.

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.

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.

Working Bee: 9:am Saturday 10th June, 2017. Parish Office.

Welcome: TODAY the CWA will be joining us for our 9:30am service as part CWA awareness Day.

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.

Parish Pantry: 200 people were helped with food parcels in April and May, 2017.

Donations of , small cans of tuna (with ring pull) coffee, milo, instant cup of soup, sugar and powdered milk will be greatly received. Many thanks for your continued support. Donations of money may be placed in the offertory marked “Pantry”. Thankyou we have enough egg carton.

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. 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.

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

Community News

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.

 

Pentecost

All of them were filled with the Holy Sprit

Acts 2:4