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The Bulletin Sunday 12th March,2017 Lent 2

Second Sunday in Lent                                                              12 March 2017

Parish Contact Details


open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

19 Keen St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

p:     (02) 6621 3200

m:     0412 657 036

f:      (02) 6622 8941






Lismore Anglicans


Lismore Anglicans




Rev Christian Ford

e:     rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:     0419 642 294

day of rest:   Friday


Rev Alan Shaw


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


Sun 6.30 pm Contemporary Service


Sun 5 pm (3rd & 4th Sunday)


Sun 10 am Holy Communion

(4th Sunday)



Take a Minute…

One of the many blessings that Brenda and I have received over the years has been the opportunity to travel. We have been to see many different places in this world, and while I might say there is still so much to see, I am grateful for what I have experienced. When we first started out we would dutifully use a travel agent to book things like flights and hire cars, now we tend to do it all ourselves online. How easy it is to travel and move these days? If you have a little confidence and knowledge you can pretty much look after yourself and feel confident, even travelling to a country where you don’t speak the language.

Then in today’s first reading from Genesis we hear how Abram was called to leave his Father’s house, his country and kindred to an unknown land that God would show Abram. There in that land God would make of Abram a great nation and bless him so that he might be a blessing to others. Sometimes it is hard to connect with the incredible act of faith that Abram showed in leaving when God called, let alone doing it when he was 75 years old.

Paul then talks about the faith of Abraham in the second reading, it was Abraham’s faith that saw the promise fulfilled not his adherence to the law.

What about us today, how is our faith shown? Do we have some great act of faith to do in our life? Not because we want applause for it or because we somehow think it will save us, but simply because God is asking us to show our faith. Then I am left with one more very uncomfortable question, do I hide my faith rather than show it? Abram was willing to leave so much comfort and ease into an incredible and dangerous unknown because he had faith. Do we have that same faith, willing to leave little more than comfort to show others our faith?

Rev Christian


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


This Sunday

Genesis 12:1-4a

Psalm 121 p360 (Prayer Book)

Romans 4:1-17

John 3:1-17

Next Sunday

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 95 p322 (Prayer Book)

Romans 5:1-11

John 4:5-42


This week we pray for…


Pray Points:

Please pray for all SRE and REAL teachers in our public schools.

For willing volunteers to help run our Sunday School.


The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Len Clapham, Deborah, Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Stan Heywood and Margaret Doyle.



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.


Nursing Home Services

Carooma Jarman 1st Mon 10.30am

Carooma Marima 2nd Mon 11am

RSL Chauvel 1st Tues 10.30am

Carooma 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 the office for details

Toddler Time 9.30 am Mon in Parish Hall

Intercessory Prayer Group 8.30 am Tues in St Andrew’s

Bellringers Wed 5pm & Fri 5:30pm


Parish Council 3rd Tues 7pm in Parish Hall

Court Care Mon 9am

Parish Op Shop Mon-Fri 9-4,   Sat 9-12, 54 Rous Rd, Goonellabah

Prayer Chain



Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Sun 1.30 pm

Mon 7.30 pm

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30 pm


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


Sunday School: Sunday School has begun again and we are in need of volunteer

helpers for this vital ministry to continue and grow. Please contact the office or speak to Brenda after church if you can help out.


Combined Church Service: 8:30am, Sunday 30th April, 2017. St Andrew’s Church

This will be the only Anglican Sunday service for the Lismore Parish


Combined Christian Churches Celebration: 6:30pm, Sunday 30th April, 2017.

St Andrew’s Church. All denominations welcome.


Little Brothers of St Francis Tabulam: Honey and Jam is available for sale after the 7:30am and 9:30am. St Andrew’s services this Sunday. Also there is their latest Newsletter available in all our churches.



ABM Lenten Appeal: Envelopes on mission table . you can donate direct to ABM by cheque of credit card. If cash seal envelope and put in offertory. There are three different envelopes for lent one for Good Friday, one for Easter Day.


Bible Society: The Bible Society celebrates its Bi-Centenary this year. Celebration Service can be watched on www.bible.com.auGive thanks and praise for their work. Appeal Day TBA.


BCA Box Opening: Please bring in your money boxes and give to John Chaundy or take to the Parish Office. Please do not leave full boxes at the back of the church.


Services for Lent

Morning Prayer: 8:30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday St Andrew’s Lady Chapel Start your day well with Prayer


Wednesdays: During Lent there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8:00am every



Lenten Studies have Begun:

Dethroning Mammon: 1:30pm Sundays (Doug Ridley’s 0415 458 473) or 7:00pm Mondays

Casablanca: 7:30pm Mondays (Contact Stephen Hall) or 6:30pm Thursdays at Dunoon or 6:30pm Fridays. For location and more information please Contact Rev. Christian

M: 0419 642 294 or Rev. Alan or Parish Office on Ph 66213200


Parish Council: Agenda items for the next Parish Council meeting need to be in to Stephen Hall the Parish Secretary by 14 March 2017.


Cursillo Ultraya: 9:00 am Morning tea Start 9:30am Saturday 1st April 2017. Parish Hall. Please BYO lunch. Contact Dawn Back 66244924, Email: dandback@bigpond.com


Cursillo Open Day: All welcome to an open day 9:30am-2:00pm 25th March, 2017.

Grafton Parish Centre. Please BYO Lunch.


Beautiful Training Day 9:00-1:00pm Saturday 25th March, 2017.

Lismore Christian Family Fellowship, 7 Union St South Lismore. RSVP 22nd March, 2016.

Ph: 0448 252 626 or 6625 2626. Email: joy@lcf.org.au

For those interested in delivering a programme that helps young girls navigate their way through High School as young women with potential influence and significance.


Commissioning of New Rector: Rev. Leslie Fotakis will be commissioned as rector of St James’ Anglican Church Kyogle 6:00pm Tuesday 14th March, 2017.


New Lights for the Church: $267.40 was raised on Shrove Tuesday. These funds will be used to kick start an appeal to raise money for new lighting in the church which needs replacing for safety reasons. If you wish to make a donation please do so through the offertory with a specially marked envelope “Lighting’.


Congratulations: To our newly elected representatives.

Parish Councillors Rector’s Warden: Stephen Hall, Wardens: Dawn Back and Garry Fox

Councillors: Russell Cook, Ann Helmrich, Ray Houston, Ray Nickel and Robert Weatherby.

Centre Reps: Charmaine Murphy, Gina Murray, Faye Scherf and Bill Scott Snr.,

Synod Reps: Ann Helmrich, Ray Nickel, Robert Weatherby and Melanie Doriean (alt)

Rectors Appointment: Melanie Doriean Ross Lehman and one more TBA.

Parochial Nominators: Ann Helmrich and Ray Houston.