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The Bulletin Sunday 11th February, 2018 Transfiguration Year B

Anglican Parish of Lismore


Transfiguration                       11th February 2018


Parish Contact Details


open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

Suite 1 Centre Arcade

76 Woodlark St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

p:         (02) 6621 3200

m:        0412 657 036

e: office@lismoreanglicans.org.au


Social Media


Facebook: Lismore Anglicans





Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest: Friday


Rev Alan Shaw

e: shawthing50@gmail.com

m:        0413 955 790

day of rest: Monday



St Andrew’s, Lismore

Sun      7.30 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Service

Mon-Fri 8.30 Morning Prayer

Wed    11 am Holy Communion



Sun      10 am Holy Communion


Sat       5.00 pm Contemporary Service


Sun      5 pm (3rd & 4th Sunday)


Sun      10 am Holy Communion

(3rd Sunday for February)




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.

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






This Sunday


2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm 50: 1-6 p272 (prayer book)

2 Corinthians 4: 3-12

Mark 9: 2–9


Next Sunday  Lent 1

Genesis 9: 8-17

Psalm 25: 1-10 p244 (prayer book)

1 Peter 3: 18-22

Mark 1: 9–15




Minutes from the Minister: 

Today we are giving out a copy of the calendar for the year.  Last Tuesday the parish council approved the calendar for 2018.  There are some great activities planned for the year and I have to say I am looking forward with a lot of excitement for what is coming.  I want to encourage us all to go and put some of these things in our diary now.  Don’t miss out on something great because you let other stuff get in first!

You will notice a few new things in the calendar.  Firstly, the parish camp!  Brenda and I love camping, or at least our version of it where you have a Kombi and proper mattress.  We are currently looking for a caravan park somewhere nearby that would be nice to go to.  Choosing a caravan park lets as many people come as possible.  Cabins for those who just don’t camp, caravan sites for those with caravans or Kombis and camping sites for those that want to go hardcore in a tent or sleep out under the stars.  Preferably we are looking for somewhere not too far away so that those who just don’t want to camp can come up for the day.

The purpose of the camp is fellowship.  We won’t be doing any massive teaching or big long sessions.  It is a chance for us all to get away and just spend some time together, hopefully even get to know someone from another service or centre.  We will do Morning and Evening Prayer together and Compline, as well as Holy Communion on Sunday.  If you know of somewhere suitable to have a look at then please send me an email or let me know!  The help would be greatly appreciated!

You might also note that the calendar is not really complete.  We haven’t put everything on because I wanted to leave enough space for us to add to it as we feel is needed.  I hope you can recognise that the major things of the year are there.

We’ve also chosen something of a theme for the Market Day.  As it is on the first day of Spring it seemed good to “re-brand” it a Spring Festival.

There is of course something not listed and that is the 5th Sunday combined service.  Parish Council agreed to cease the fifth Sunday combined service and instead choose a couple of Sunday’s throughout the year that make sense for us to come together.  So the AGM is the obvious next one, and Pentecost is another.

One other thing that I would love to do that is not listed on the calendar is to gather a worship team that helps put ideas and services together around a theme for these specific occasions, for example the Pencil Case Blessing or Pet Sunday.  Do you want to be part of this group?  If so, please let me know. I think we can come up with a range of services that would be “events” for us to invite our friends to.  It would be great to have people from across our parish involved. I hope you find the calendar helpful.  More importantly I hope you are excited for this year.  I feel like God has big things in store for us and I am excited to see what 2018 brings.  I hope and pray you are excited too.


Rev Christian


This week we pray for …

Prayer Points:

  • 2018 Year of Invitation at our Church.
  • Pray for our AGM
  • Bishop’s appointment board

The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe,  Len Clapham,  Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Margaret Doyle, Glenda Roe, Keeley Bowmer, Gloria Page, Kristy Pye, Rev. Roy Cowin, David Scott, Dorothy Michaelis, David Ray and Joyce Funnell

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.

Aged Care Services

All Services in recess until February

Caroona Marima 2nd Mon 11am

RSL Chauvel 1st Tues 10.30am

Caroona Jarman 2nd Thurs 11am

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 Parish Office for details

  • Toddler Time resumes 19 Feb 9:30am
  • Intercessory Prayer Group

8.30 am Tues in St Andrew’s.

  • Mainly Music

9.00 am Tues Parish Hall.

  • Bellringers Wed 5pm & Fri 5:30pm
  • Choir
  • Parish Council 3rd Tues 7pm in Parish Office
  • 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 4.30pm.
  • Craft Group 1st Sat 11am-2pm



Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact Parish Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm in recess

Tues 7.30pm 1st week

Wed 10 am

Thurs  7:30pm in recess & 7:00pm   Dunoon.

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

Church News

Combined Church Service: 8:30am Sunday 25th February, 2018 followed by morning tea before the AGM. This will be the only service in the Parish this weekend.

AGM: Our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 25th February at 10.30am following a Combined Parish Service at St Andrew’s church.

Nomination Forms for Churchwardens and Parish Councillors are available in your church. Nominations will close on Friday 16 February 2018. Please prayerfully consider how you can be involved in the nomination process as we move into a new year.

Shrove Tuesday: 6:00pm Tuesday 13th February, 2018. St Andrew’s Parish Hall.       Pancakes will be provided but please bring along your favourite topping savoury or sweet. No charge but donations will be accepted on the night.

Ash Wednesday Services: Imposition of Ashes Wednesday 14th February, 2018 8:00am, 11:00am and 5:30pm. St Andrew’s Church.

Wednesday Lenten Services:  8:00 am Wednesday 21st February to Wednesday 28th March, 2018. Holy Communion. St Andrew’s Church. These services will replace Wednesdays 8:30am Morning Prayer throughout Lent.

Evening Prayer: 5:15pm Monday to Friday 16th to 28th March, 2018. St Andrew’s Lady Chapel. This service will run throughout Lent. (Service approx 30mins)

Lenten Study: Lent commences on Ash Wednesday 14th February, 2018. If you are interested in joining a study group please let the office know or place your name on the list at the back of the church. This year we will be studying “The King’s Speech”.

Lighting Appeal: “Let There Be Light” Thank you to everyone who has supported this appeal however we are still in need of more funds to move forward with this project ensuring a safer facility.

Food Pantry: Thank you for your generous support, our shelves are now so full, we will let you know when we need more supplies.

Nimbin Church Service: For February the Nimbin Church service will be celebrated 10:00am Sunday 18th February, 2018.

World Day of Prayer: 10:00am Friday 2nd March, 2018. Salvation Army. 32 Cambridge Drive, Goonellabah. This year’s country is Suriname (country in South America) Theme—All God’s Creation is Very Good. All welcome.


7:00pm Friday 2nd March, 2018. St Matthew’s Church Dunoon. All welcome.

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

A Prayer at the time of choosing our Bishop

Eternal God, shepherd and guide,

in your mercy give your Church in this diocese

a shepherd after your own heart

who will walk in your ways,

and with loving care watch over your people.

Give us a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth.

So may your Church be built up

and your name glorified;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Diocesan News

Bishop Sarah Macneil’s Retirement Gift: NB If you wish to donate cash please place it in a separate envelope marked Bishop Sarah’s retirement gift, place it in the offertory and it will be added to the Parish giving or direct deposit into the AFGD account by Thursday 15 February, 2018. Account name: Bishop’s Farewell Gift, BSB 705-077, Account number: 00041100.

Northern Region Farewell to Bishop Sarah and Rev Ian will be held 12:30-2pm Saturday 24th February, 2018. Emmanuel Anglican College, Ballina. See Flyer in your church for more information.

Laying up of the Pastoral Staff : 10:00am Saturday 3rd March, 2018.  Christ Church Cathedral Grafton. The service will be followed by lunch ( at your own expense) at the Les Beattie Function Room, Grafton District Services Club, Mary St, Grafton. RSVP Kaytrina Jessup or Maree Collett ASAP for catering purposes phone 6642 4122.