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The Bulletin Sunday 13th August,2017 Pentecost 10 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore

Pentecost 10                                          13 August 2017

 

Parish Contact Details

Office

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

www.lismoreanglicans.org.au

Lismore Anglicans

@lismoreanglicans

Clergy

Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest:      Friday

 

Rev Alan Shaw

shawthing50@gmail.com

day of rest: Monday

 

Services

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

 

Dunoon

Sun 10 am Holy Communion

Goonellabah

Sun 6.30 pm Contemporary Service

Wyrallah

Sun 5 pm (3rd & 4th Sunday)

Nimbin

Sun 10 am Holy Communion

(4th Sunday)

 

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 Pentecost 10

Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28

Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22 p333 (Prayer Book)

Romans 10: 4-15

Matthew 14: 22-36

 

 

 

Next Sunday Pentecost 11

 

Genesis 45: 1-15

Psalm 133 p365 ( Prayer Book)

Romans 11: 13-32(33-36)

Matthew 14: 22-36

 

 

 

Minute with the Minister…

Freedom: Not Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose.

Today’s Genesis passage speaks of human trafficking, an insidious international social problem even today. Recent UN figures estimate up to 30 million people worldwide are caught up in the slave trade, an industry that reaches most countries on earth, including Australia.

 

A slave is defined as someone who is forced to work through mental or physical threat; is owned or controlled by an ’employer’, usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse; is dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as ‘property’; is physically constrained or has restrictions placed on his/her freedom of movement.

 

Slaves are typically found in construction trades, domestic/nanny industry, farm work/agriculture, labouring/manufacturing, cleaning/health care, hospitality/food services, retail, beauty therapy as well as sex services and forced marriages.

 

How do we remain vigilant? If we accept that such practices are common even in our own community, how do we recognise such abuse of power? And what can we do?

 

If we are to share in God’s saving work, then we need to be people of faith and courage, as we act in practical ways to extend God’s grace and love in ways that make a difference.

 

In the gospel passage we might identify with Peter as one who had to leave the ship and risk all on the sea in order to learn both his own weakness and to trust in the almighty power of the Lord. The way to faith passes through obedience to the call of Jesus.

 

It’s a story of the faithful follower who becomes overwhelmed by the circumstances of life, and discovers the steadying, delivering hand of Jesus extended for all who reach out to him. It’s a story with which we should take heart.

Rev Alan.

 

Acknowledgements:

Anti Slavery Australia http://www.antislavery.org.au/home/face-of-slavery-in-australia.html

Anti Slavery http://www.antislavery.org/english/slavery_today/what_is_modern_slavery.aspx

Brueggemann, W et al. Texts for Preaching – A Lectionary Commentary Based on the NRSV-Year A, Westminster John Knox: Louisville, 1995

Contemporary Slavery, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contemporary_slavery

O’Brien, Mark, The ABC of Sunday Matters, ATF: Hindmarsh, 2013

 

 

This week we pray for…

 

  • Please pray for upcoming Women’s Cursillo on the 19th to the 20th August,2017
  • Confirmation Candidates who have commenced their studies.
  • Pray for peace in the world, the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority.

 

 

 

The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Len Clapham, Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Stan Heywood, David and Shirley Ray, and Margaret Doyle and Russell Cook

 

The bereaved: We remember Jan Marker 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.

 

Aged Care Services

Caroona Marima 2nd Mon 11am

RSL Chauvel 1st Tues 10.30pm

Caroona Jarman 4th Wed 10am

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 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
  • Choir
  • 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
  • Wyrallah Community BBQ 2nd Sun 5pm. In RECESS

 

Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm

Tues 7.30pm 1st week

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30 pm & 7pm 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

 

Relocation of Parish Office: The Ministry Centre / Church Office is now in our new premises. Suite 1, Centre Arcade 76 Woodlark St Lismore. (Above the Bubbling Billy Cafe).

Social Media:  If you take a photo of a Church event that you would like published on the Parish web site/facebook, please send the photo and a caption to social@lismoreanglicans.org.au Make sure you have permission from any people in the photo for their image to be published.

Media Officer: Parish Council has decided to endeavour to appoint a Media Officer representing Lismore Anglicans. Parishioners who are interested are invited to volunteer to use their skills. Please contact the Rector if you are interested. It is envisaged that a newsworthy media release would be distributed on a monthly basis

9:30am Roster: Please make sure you have the current roster effective from July, 2017. Copies available at back of St Andrew’s Church

Fundraiser’s Team Meeting: Today after the 7:30am Service Parish Hall. Please come along and help organise our market day to be held Saturday 2nd September 2017. This is our major fundraiser for the year and your help and ideas would be greatly appreciated. All welcome.

Save the Date:

Volunteers Thank You Day: 10:00am Saturday 26th August, 2017. Parish Hall. Come along so the Ministry Team and Parish Councillors can show their appreciation for all that you do.

St Pete’s Goonellabah 26th August, 2017: Campfire Communion 5pm.

BYO chair and/or rug.

Remember marshmallows for roasting.

 

Reader’s Meeting: 8:45am Sunday 3rd September, 2017, St Andrew’s Parish Hall for all Readers at the 7:30am and 9:30am service and for anybody else who might be interested in becoming a Reader.

Diocesan News

Cursillo: Women’s Cursillo Thursday 17th to 20th August, 2017. Camp Koinonia, Evans Head. Palanca boxes will be at the back of St Andrew’s Church or   in the Parish Office. All women’s palanca must be in by Wednesday 16th August, 2017.

Community News

Overcoming the collateral damage of individualism: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Friday 18th August 2017. University Centre for Rural Health, Uralba St, Lismore. A dialogue with former Mayor Jenny Dowell, Environmental activist Aidan Ricketts and Bishop Greg Homeming. More information see flyer in your church. Enquiries: Michael Douglas, Sanctuary Northern Rivers Ph: 66214211/0413693900 Email: michael@healthinsights.com.au

 

An event about surviving life’s high’s and lows: 6:30pm Monday 4th Sept,2017 Trinity Sports Centre, Lismore. Cost $50 per head. Combined Charity Function, speakers Peter Fitzsimons, Tim Costello, Nathan Hauritz and Nathan Parker. More information at back of your Church.