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The Bulletin Sunday 11th September, 2016 Pentecost 17 Year C

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 September, 2016

Pentecost 17 Year C



7:30am, Holy Communion—Rev. Alan Shaw/Doug Ridley

9:30am, Holy Communion —Rev. Alan Shaw

8:30am, Monday to Thursday Morning Prayer

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





10:00am, St Matthew’s, Dunoon, Holy Communion— Russell Cook


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


Mon 12th Sept, 10:30am, Caroona Marima, Holy Communion—Rev. Alan Shaw Russell Cook



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

Rector:                                    Interim Ministry Leader:                     Associate Priest/

                                                                                                                                Young Families Minister

[Vacant]                                              Rev. Alan Shaw                                                         Vacant

Day of rest: Friday




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


Colin Johnston from Barnabas Fund will be Guest Preacher at St Andrew’s 7:30 and 9:30 services.

Donations can be made after the both services to the Barnabas Fund



BBQ Today

St Thomas Wyrallah at 4;30pm

Proceeds to Wyrallah Public School



Now’s the Time for

Come to Church Sunday

10:00, Sunday 18th September, 2016

St Matthew’s Church, Dunoon

All welcome



We Need Help

We are in need of volunteers to fill vacancies at our 7:30am and 9:30am services in St Andrew’s. If you can help with welcoming, sides, reading, morning tea etc please contact the Parish Office Ph 6621 3200


Kids Church in Recess

Please contact the Parish Office if you

are interested in being involved with Kids Church during St Andrew’s

9:30 am service.


Beginning Experience Weekend

14th to 16th October, 2016


For those experiencing grief and loss.

More information visit the website


Faithfulness in Service Workshop

Alstonville Anglican Church

Ministry Centre.

During September or October

Day or Evening

For more information please see flyer in your church.



Friday 16th September 2016

Anglican Church Hall

Corner Kyogle Rd and Campbell St


To register contact Maree Collett

Ph:6642 4122

Email: pa@graftondiocese.org.au


International Day of Peace

5:30pm, Wed 21st September, 2016.

Lismore City Library

A conversation between Dave Andrews, a Christian and Nora Amath a Muslim colleague on the questions of violence and modern day ‘holy wars’.


Parish Pantry

Donations of cans of spaghetti, baked beans, small cans of tuna (with ring pull) coffee, milo, noodles, powdered milk will be gratefully received. Once again we need egg cartons. Many thanks for your continued support to this outreach.

Donations of money may be placed in the offertory marked “Pantry”.



Mission News

Vale Rev John Mcknight

In the 1970’s Captain John Mcknight was commissioned into the Church Army and started “The Buttery”. He passed away in June (2016) in Gosford


Toddler Time


Mondays during school term

St Andrew’s Parish Hall

0-5year olds and their Parent or Carer


Combined Parish Service

8:30 am, 25th September, 2016

Bishop Sarah’s Pastoral Visit .

This will be the only church service in the Parish on that day. Please bring a plate for catering purposes


Special Parish Council Meeting at 11am with Bishop Sarah


Christmas Calendar 2017

The Australian Anglican Church Calendar is available. Please place your name at the back of the St Andrews or contact the office if you would like a calendar for 2017. If more than 10 order the cost will be $12


North Coast Anglican

Collect the latest North Coast Anglican from the back of your church



Cathy Ridd will be ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Church

10:00am, Saturday 26th November 2016

Christ Church Cathedral



BCA Money Boxes

Please bring your boxes in to the Parish Office or hand them to John Chaundy by the 25th September, 2016.

Do you enjoy worshipping in a clean church?

Currently St Andrew’s is cleaned weekly by one team of just 4 volunteers in about 2hrs. Can you help in any way?

If so please see Ray Nickel,

Ann Arthur or Rev. Alan.


Camp Ichthus 2016

Regrettably Primary Camp which was to be held in October has been cancelled due to the lack of leaders.


Bellringers needed

Due to some ringers moving away from the area and others with work commitments, St Andrews needs new ringers to keep our 8 bells sounding out over Lismore.Contact Robert (0410 680 285) or the Office if you are interested. Practice night is Wednesday at 5.30 pm but initial bell handling lessons can be at any time as the bells can be muffled.Rumour – there is talk of Bellringing becoming an Olympic Sport.


Parish Council Agenda Items

Please have your agenda items for the next Parish Council meeting into the Parish Secretary by the 13th September, 2016


Clergy Absence

Rev Alan Shaw is away on Tuesday 13th September and Wednesday 14th September . He will be at a Disaster Recovery training days





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 Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence.

(Psalm 11:5)


Sunday 11th September, 2016

Pentecost 17

Galatians 6: 2-10,                        p147

2 Timothy 3: 10-17                                            p166

John 15: 17-25                               p84


Sunday 18th September, 2016

Pentecost 18

Jeremiah 8: 18-9:1                                             p549

1 Timothy 3: 14-4                                              p163

Luke 16: 1-13                                      p60

Congregations 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.

Prayer for Christians facing persecution Abroad

O Lord God,

your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.

In his resurrection

he restores life and peace in all creation.

Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance

and those oppressed by their fellow humans.

Remember in your kingdom those who have died.

Lead the oppressors towards compassion

and give hope to the suffering

Through the same Jesus Christ our lord.







Prayer Point:  For our SRE teachers and students and our companion school Goonellabah Public School.

The sick: Maree Kesby, Marie Cormick, Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Joy Hutley, Narelle, Len and Maureen Clapham, Bernice Robinson, Anthony Tomor, Faye Scherf, Bill Clarke and Margaret Doyle.


The bereaved: We remember Daisy Jones, Kayla Clapham and Andrew Morton and all who have gone before and pray for their families and friends.