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The Bulletin Sunday 11th December,2016 Advent 3 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


Anglican Parish of Lismore



Sunday 11th December, 2016

Advent 3 Year A



7:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Christian Ford/Rev. Alan Shaw/

Ray Nickel

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

8:30am, Monday to Thursday —Morning Prayer

11:00am, Wed 14th December, Holy Communion—Russell Cook/

Rev. Christian Ford


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

Ray Nickel

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

Tues, 12th Dec, 11:00am Caroona Marima, Holy Communion– Rev. Alan Shaw Russell Cook


Thurs, 15th Dec, 11:00am St Joseph, Holy Communion and Carols

Rev. Alan Shaw/Doug Ridley



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



9:30am, Sunday 18th December, 2016.

St Andrew’s Church

Please pray for Sierra Eva McGouirick her parents and Godparents.


2017 Confirmation Service

Sunday 29th October, 2017

If you are interested in being confirmed in 2017, please contact the Parish Office   6621 3200.


Parish Pantry

During November 99 people were helped with food parcels. Donations of cans of spaghetti, baked beans, small cans of tuna (with ring pull) coffee, milo, powdered milk and sugar will be gratefully received. Many thanks for your continued support to this outreach.


Take Care

Please take care of your personal items during Church services



St Thomas’ Wyrallah

Christmas BBQ

4:30pm Sunday 11th December 2016.


Name Badges

Please collect your name badge from the back of St Andrew’s Church

Please place $10

in a separate envelope in the offertory with your name on it.



50th Anniversary of Ordination

Venerable Gregory Ezzy who was our Rector from August 1985 to February 1995 will be celebrating his

50th Anniversary of ordination with a service (followed by light refreshments)

5:00pm Friday 16th December, 2016.

St Bartholomew’s Church

8 The Avenue, Alstonville.

We have been invited to submit stories or photographs from the time of Greg’s ministry with us to be compiled into a presentation album of

“Ministry Memoirs”

RSVP 12th December, 2016

Ph 6628 0231


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.



Thank You


Thankyou from Brenda and Christian for the warm welcome and everyone’s efforts on the night of the induction. It has been greatly appreciated, as has

the name badges people have been wearing. With your permission Brenda may ask to take your photo to help in learning every ones name.



Christmas Bowl Appeal

There will be a retiring offering after the service in St Andrew’s on Sunday 18th December 2016. Envelopes are available on the mission table.


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.


Parish Council

Next Parish Council Meeting

7:00pm, 13th December, 2016.

Parish Office


Wednesday Service

The 14th December, 2016 will be the last morning tea before the 11:00am service until February next year.

The last 11:00am service will be Wednesday 21st December, 2016.

Wednesday 10th January, 2017 will be the first service in the new year.


Media Release by Anglican Diocese of Grafton

Due to the recent imprisonment of Lindsay McLoughlin a former priest in this Diocese, Grafton is inviting anyone who has experienced abuse by clergy or workers to come forward.

We are not aware of any complaints relating to his time in this Diocese. Should, anyone have allegations of abuse please notify the Director of Professional Standards, Michael Elliott, on phone number is 1800 774 945 or contact police. Please see notice board in your Church for more information






18th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore

7:30pm Festival of Nine lessons and Carols

St Matthew’s Dunoon

7:00pm Family Carols


20th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Mark’s Nimbin

6:30pm Carols







24th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore

6:30pm Family Communion

(with Christingle)

10:30pm Holy Communion

St Matthew’s, Dunoon

6:30pm Holy Communion

St Thomas’ Wyrallah

7:pm Carols



25th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore 7:30am Holy Communion

9:30am Family Communion




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~

Truly I tell you, among those born of woman no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist, yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Matthew 11:11



Sunday 11th December, 2016

Advent 3 Year A

Isaiah 35: 1-10                                    p513

Psalm 146            (see Insert)

James 5: 7-10                                      p181

Matthew 11: 2-11                                              p8



Sunday 18th December, 2016

Advent 4 Year A

Isaiah 7: 10-16                                    p493

Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 (see Insert)

Romans 1: 1-7                                    p116

Matthew 1: 18-25                              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.


Sustain us, O God, with the power of your love

on our journey to meet the One who is coming:

strengthen our weak hands,

make firm our feeble knees,

and open blind eyes to the dawning of your kingdom,

so that our hearts may rejoice

as we behold the majesty of our God,

We ask this through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.



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, Margaret Doyle and Hazel Lees.


The bereaved: We remember Betty Amelia Beddoes, Dorothy Pollack and all who have gone before and pray for their families and friends.



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


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.