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The Bulletin 21st December,2014

Office open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

19 Keen St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

Phone: (02) 6621 3200

 

www.facebook.com/LismoreAnglicans

www.lismoreanglicans.org.au

office@lismoreanglicans.org.au

Fax: (02) 6622 8941

After Hours Mobile: 0412 657 036

 

Anglican Parish of Lismore

 

Sunday 21st December, 2014

Advent 4

 

 

  1. ANDREW’S WORSHIP SERVICES

7.30am, Holy Communion — Rev Geoff Foley/Rev Mark Harris/Stephen Hall

9:30am, Morning Prayer— Gary Murphy/Rev Mark Harris

7:30pm Nine Lessons and Carols

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SERVICES IN OTHER CENTRES

 

10:00am, St. Matthew’s, Dunoon, Holy Communion— Rev Alan Shaw/

Ray Nickel

5pm, St Thomas’, Wyrallah, Holy Communion— Rev Lyndon Mulholland

6:30pm, St. Peter’s, Goonellabah, Evening Prayer — Rev Alan Shaw /

Bill Scott Snr

7pm, St Mark’s Nimbin, Tues 23rd Dec, Lessons and Carols-Rev Mark Harris/

Bill Scott Snr

 

 

 

Rector:                                                    Associate Priest:                   Young Families Minister:   

Rev Mark Harris                                            Rev Alan Shaw                  Rev Lyndon Mulholland

 

 

 

 

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

Bulletin

 

 

 

Offertory Envelopes

Envelopes for 2015 are now available at the back of the church

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Ministry Centre Christmas Closure

The ministry centre will be closed 24/12/2014 to 5/1/2015

In case of an emergency you may call Rev Lyndon Mulholland 0412 657 036

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Clergy Annual Leave

Rev Mark will be taking annual leave plus long service from

28/12/14 to 29/3/15

Rev Alan 26/12/14 to 18/1/15.

Rev Lyndon 26/12/14 to 2/1/15

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TONIGHT

Celebration of Nine Lessons & Carols

St Andrew’s  Anglican Church

7:30pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Presented by combined Church choirs from St Andrew’s and St Carthage’s under the direction of organist Warren Whitney

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Christmas Bowl Appeal

Envelopes for this year’s Christmas bowl appeal are on the mission table if you wish to donate by cheque or credit card. Donations are tax deductable.

An offering after each service will be taken on the 21st December 2024.

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Large Print TIS

If you would like to have your TIS in large print we are progressively putting together 5 folders which are available at the back of the church. We will purchase the books with large print when they become available.

Reminder there are large print copies of the prayer book in the blue folders at the back of the church. Ask a sides person if you want one.

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 Sunday Journal

Your new Sunday Journal No.112 is at the back of the church for collection.

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Confirmation Service 2015

Our Confirmation service with Bishop Sarah will be at St Andrew’s

9:30am. 9th August 2015

For more information contact the Ministry Centre 66213200.

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Centenary Celebration DVD

The DVDs of the celebration are here.

They will be available for collection after each service or the office. $20

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HELP needed for Christmas Services

Can you help out with any of our Christmas Services? If you can please put your name on the lists provided at the back of St Andrew’s.

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Australian Anglican Church Calendar 2015

We now have our calendars for 2015 please collect from the office. They are $13each.

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Parish Pantry

During November 138 people were given food parcels.  Many thanks for your continued support both with food and money.  Suggestions for donations; cans of spaghetti, baked beans (with ring-pull), small cans of tuna, tea/coffee/milo, noodles, powdered milk and sugar.

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Ministry Matters

Envelopes are now available if you wish to contribute to special ministries within the parish. (once known as 100 club)

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HOME VISITS

and or Communion

If you would like to receive home communion or a pastoral visit please contact the parish office on 66213200.

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2015 PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2015 Parish Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 15th February 2015

 

PLEASE NOTE

 

Parish Council has resolved that items for debate or discussion covered under General Business on the agenda will need to be lodged in writing with the Parish Secretary ONE MONTH prior to the Annual General Meeting.

This is consistent with AGM procedures held in adjoining parishes and allows for informed dialogue and effective meeting practice.

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SERVANTHOOD

Would you consider offering your gifts & talents by joining one of the many teams within our parish that make our church such a vibrant faith community? Worship service roles (reading, welcoming, sides, chapel prayer, leading intercessions, chalice assistant, morning tea), cleaning, brass, flowers, Lawn Barbers, catering, Court Care, Op Shop, Soup Kitchen Chicken Runners, music (choir, contemporary), bellringing, children’s ministry (Kids Church, Toddler Time, Messy Church), fundraising, & special events (Christmas Shop, Market Day, etc.) are all important activities of our church that need people like you. Free training cheerfully provided. Please prayerfully consider how you might offer yourself in service as a gift to our Servant King. Ask your ministry team & LLMs.

Rosters 2015

Our rosters are in need of updating and we need new volunteers. Anyone who is interested please contact Lorelle or Margaret 66213200

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Volunteers Needed

We are urgently looking for a volunteer for Friday mornings 9:00 to 1:00pm to assist in the Ministry Centre. Contact Lorelle/Margaret 66213200

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 TODAY

We recognise Rev Geoff Foley on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood and give thanks for his service as a Priest in this Diocese

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Christmas Blessings to All

 

 

 

 

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.”

 

~ PRAYER OF THE DAY (COLLECT) ~

We pause to offer prayers and thanksgiving that we bring to our celebration of the Eucharist.

 

Congregation Response to the Two Great Commandments:

Lord, have mercy on us: and write your law in our hearts by your Holy Spirit.

 

The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel which means,

 ‘God with us.’

Matthew 1:23

 

~Scripture Sentence~

This child will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. Luke 1:32-33.

 

Sunday 21st December 2014

Advent 3

7.30am, Dunoon & midweek

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16                                              p219

Romans 16:25-27                                  p126

Luke 1:26-38                                                          p43

9.30am & 6.30pm

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16                                              p219

Romans 16:25-27                                  p126

Luke 1:26-38                                                          p43

 

 

Sunday 28th December 2014

Christmas 1

7.30am, Dunoon & midweek

Isaiah 61: 10—62.3                                               p536

Galations 4: 4—7                                 p145

Luke 2: 22—40                                      p45

9.30am & 6.30pm

Isaiah 61: 10—62.3                                               p536

Galations 4: 4—7                                 p145

Luke 2: 22—40                                      p45

 

 

 

Gracious God,

whose eternal Word took flesh among us

when Mary placed her life at the service of your will:

prepare our hearts for his coming again

and keep us steadfast in hope,

that we may be ready for the coming of his kingdom;

for his sake, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 Amen.

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The sick: Maree Kesby, Marie Cormick, Nathan Giles, Joan Sheaffe, Owen Miller, Joy Hutley, Bronwyn & Bill Gray, Judy Batterham, Lisa Hawkins,  Amy Kelly,  Anthony Sheehy,  Lorna Crowther, Robyn, Joyce Funnell, Maureen & Len Clapham, Peg Parry, Glen Simpkins, Doug Ridley and Bernice Robinson.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.