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The Bulletin Christmas Day Year A

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


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


Anglican Parish of Lismore


Christmas Year A


Christmas Eve 24th December, 2016


6:30pm Family Communion with Christingle– Rev Christian Ford/

Gary Murphy

10:30pm Holy Communion– Rev Alan Shaw/Rev Christian Ford/Doug Ridley

6:30pm St Matthews Holy Communion –Rev Alan Shaw/Russell Cook

7:00pmSt Thomas’ Wyrallah Carols -Stephen Hall

Christmas Day 25th December, 2016

7:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Alan Shaw/Russell Cook

9:30am, Holy Communion— Gary Murphy/Rev. Christian Ford

8:30am, Monday to Thursday —Morning Prayer in recess over January



St Matthew’s Dunoon in recess till February

St Peter’s Goonellabah in recess till February

St Thomas’ Wyrallah in recess till February


Rector Senior Associate Priest Associate Priest/
Rev. Christian Ford Rev. Alan Shaw Young Families Minister
Day of Rest Monday Day of Rest Friday Vacant


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


Parish Office Closure

Our office will be closed over the Christmas break and during this time our afterhours emergency mobile will be available if you need assistance.

The number is 0412 657 036



1:00pm Friday, 23rd December, 2016.



9:00am Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017




The Ministry Team thanks everybody who has helped over the last year and we looked forward to working with you all in 2017.

Rev Christian Ford, Rev Alan Shaw and Margaret Weatherby


Clergy Leave

Rev. Alan will be on leave from

Tuesday 27th December, 2016 until the end of January, 2017.


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.

Take Care

Please take care of your belongings, especially handbags, when you go to Communion in St Andrews. If you encounter anybody asking for money please report this to the Rector

Rev. Christian or one of the Church Wardens.


Toddler Time

Thank you to Ruth King and Thomas Hockmann for their creative and passionate leadership with Toddler Time in 2016. Thanks also to Robin Bogert for her help in the kitchen.


Toddler Time is now in recess until February, 2017


Church Rosters for 2017

The rosters for 2017 will soon have to be reviewed. Please prayerfully consider what activities you may be able to undertake.



Save the Date

Advance Notice


10:30am Sunday 26th February, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. Please note any item or motion for General Business must be lodged with the Parish Secretary ONE MONTH prior to the meeting

(ie 26th January 2017)

Nomination Forms for positions are now available. Please prayerfully consider your involvement.


R.E.A.L. Permanent Part Time

Teacher Position

Religious Education Association of Lismore

(REAL) is calling for applications for:

Permanent Part Time Teachers, in Special Religious Education (SRE) and to assist with pastoral care, at Lismore High and Richmond River High Schools.

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

Closing date: 13th January, 2017.

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:



PO Box 7021

Lismore Heights

NSW 2480





Thank you to Hazel’s church family for your love, prayers and support during her illness and for the cards, flowers, cooking and organisation and attendance at the Service of Thanksgiving for her life love and friendship.

Hazel ‘s Family

Merry Christmas from the Ministry Centre here at St Andrews


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.

~Scripture Sentence~

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; for us a child is


Isaiah 9:2,6


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Readings:

Isaiah 9: 2-7                                                        p494

Psalm 97 (Prayer book)                  p323

Titus 2: 11-14                                      p167

Luke 2: 1-20                                                        p44

Sunday 1st of January, Year A


Isaiah 60: 1-6                                   p535                

Psalm 8 (Prayer book)                  p229

Ephesians 3: 1-12                                       p149    

Matthew 2: 1-12                                                p1

Response to the Two Great Commandments:

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




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


Good and gracious God,

who gave us your Son,

the Lord of the universe, wrapped in swaddling clothes,

the Savior of all, lying in a manger:

on this Holy night/day draw us into the mystery of your love.

Join our voices with the heavenly host

that we may sing your glory on high.

Give us a place among the shepherds

that we may find the one for whom we have waited,

Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, for ever and ever.   AMEN







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


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


The bereaved: We remember Naomi Ruth Hofstetter, Mitchell John Brandley and Donald John Beetson 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.