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The Bulletin Sunday 16th July, 2017 Pentecost 6 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore

Pentecost 6                                     16 July 2017


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


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)


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 Pentecost 6

Genesis 25: 19-34

Psalm 119: 105-112 p355 (Prayer Book)

Romans 8: 1-11

Matthew 13: 1-9 (10-17) 18-23




Next Sunday Pentecost 7

Genesis 28: 10-19a

Psalm 139: 1-11, 23-24 p370 (Prayer Book)

Romans 8: 12-25

Matthew 13: 24-30 (31-33) 36-43



Minute with the Minister…


‘It All Depends On The Dirt’


This week’s readings present the reality that as God’s Word is proclaimed, it is reliable and able to accomplish its purpose. Despite our best or worst efforts, God will prevail.


In Genesis, the account of the wrestling twins reveals God’s word as true as their relationship works itself out and the two boys grow into men.


In Romans, God’s life is experienced through God’s Spirit who is available to us through the person of Christ – the Word of God.


In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus begins to speak in parables about the word of God as scattered seed that fails to produce a good harvest in poor soils, yet produces abundance in good soil.


Can we look beyond the familiar and obvious interpretations of this parable to a view where we are the ground into which the farmer is sowing? Are some parts of us resistant to God’s Word? Are there parts that are shallow with poor yield? What parts produce a rich harvest for God?


If we use the agricultural metaphor, we are challenged to invite God to heal and nourish those parts within us that are resistant to his word and the action of his Spirit. And to dedicate ourselves to practices that will help create fertile ground within us for God to work effectively.


The readings invite us to open our hearts, indeed our whole being, to God’s Spirit, so we might welcome God’s word and embrace the abundant life that God offers us.

 Rev. Alan

This week we pray for…

Prayer Points:

  • Please pray for our Parish as we adjust to working together in the new Ministry Centre.
  • Pray for the peace of 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, Margaret Doyle and Neil Kesby.


The bereaved: We remember Doreen ‘Joy’ Parker, Gordon Charles Mitchell 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 10:00am

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, 7 pm 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

Soup Luncheon Thankyou : To everyone who attended and helped make possible our wonderful soup and pizza luncheon. A great time was had by all.

Working Bee Thankyou to everyone who has helped with cleaning and moving to our new Ministry Centre.


Relocation of Ministry Centre / Church Office: The Ministry Centre / Office has relocated to Suite 1 Centre Arcade, 76 Woodlark St, Lismore.

TODAY Bishop Sarah will be here to say farewell to our old residence and bless the new Ministry Centre/Office. There will be a service commencing at the Old Ministry Centre 3:00pm Sunday 16 July, 2016.


Social Media:  If you take a photo or of an event at one of our churches that you would like published on the Parish Social Media, please send the photo and a caption to social@lismoreanglicans.org.au Please make sure you have permission from any people in the photo for their image to be published.

Parish Pantry: Food Pantry: Please no more food for the pantry until we are settled in the new Ministry Centre.


Fax: With our new phone system we will no longer have a facsimile facility.

Dinners for 8: Please see flyer in your church of see Ross Lehman ph 66242289.

Confirmation Preparation: Commences the week of Monday 24 July, 2017. Would you please contact the Parish Office with the time and day that best suits you to attend classes. Parish Office ph 6621 3200 .


Combined Church Service: 8:30am 30th July, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. This will be the only service in the Parish this weekend.

Beautiful Feet Sunday: 30th July, 2017. Donation envelopes will be available mid July. There will be an offertory after the combined service.

Survey: We are trying to get a snapshot of the average age of our parishioners as part of a review of services. Please fill in the survey at the back of your church this week . This will be the last week you will need to fill it in.

A Taste of Italy: 6:30pm for 7pm Saturday 12th August, 2017.Parish Hall. Three course with wine tea and coffee. Tickets on sale Sunday 23rd July,2017 from Bev Carroll or from the Ministry Centre. Cost $25 per person. See flyer in your church.

New Study Group: 7:30pm Tuesday 11th July, 2017 at Ross Lehman’s home. The study will be led by Rev. Robert Ireland. The first study will be on the book N.T. Wright, Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues. The study will be held once a month. For more information see the flyer in your church or contact Rev. Robert Ireland Mobile 0473 635 739.

Diocesan News

Commissioning of Rector of Alstonville: Rev. Dr Desiree Snyman will be commissioned at 6:00pm Friday 28th July 2017. St Bartholomew’s Church.

The Avenue Alstonville.