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The Bulletin Sunday 18th December, 2016 Advent 4 Year A

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 18th December, 2016

Advent 4 Year A



7:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Christian Ford/Stephen Hall

9:30am, Morning Prayer & Baptism— Gary Murphy/Rev. Alan Shaw

7:30pm, Celebration of Nine Lessons and Carols— Rev. Christian Ford

8:30am, Monday to Thursday —Morning Prayer

11:00am, Wed 21st December, Holy Communion—Russell Cook/

Rev. Alan Shaw


10:00am, St Matthew’s, Dunoon, Holy Communion—Rev. Christian Ford/

Russell Cook

7:00pm, St Matthew’s Dunoon, Family Carols—Rev. Alan Shaw

5:00pm, St Thomas’, Wyrallah, Holy Communion—Rev. Christian Ford/ Stephen Hall

6:30pm, St. Peter’s, Goonellabah, In Recess until February

6:30pm, Tues 20th December, St Mark’s Nimbin, Carols—Russell Cook/

Rev. Alan Shaw

Wed, 21st Dec, 11:00am Caroona Kalina, Holy Communion– Stephen Hall



Rector Senior Associate Priest Associate Priest/
Rev. Christian Ford Rev. Alan Shaw Young Families Minister
Day of Rest Monday Day of Rest Friday Vacant






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






9:30am, Sunday 18th December, 2016.

St Andrew’s Church

Please pray for Sierra Eva

McGoulrick her parents and Godparents.


2017 Confirmation

Sunday 29th October, 2017

If you are interested in being confirmed in 2017, or want to be received/admitted to

Holy Communion please contact the

Parish Office ph 6621 3200.


Take Care

Please take care of your belongings, especially handbags, when you go to Communion in St Andrews. If you encounter anybody asking for money please report this to the Rector

Rev. Christian or one of the Church Wardens.


North Coast Anglican

The latest edition of the paper is now available in your Church.


Toddler Time

Thank you to Ruth King and Thomas Hockmann for their creative and passionate leadership with Toddler Time in 2016. Thanks also to Robin Bogert for her help in the kitchen.


Toddler Time is now in recess until Term 1 – 2017


Church Rosters for 2017

The rosters for 2017 will soon have to be reviewed. Please prayerfully consider what activities you may be able to undertake.


Christmas Rosters

Volunteers are desperately need for the Christmas services in St Andrew’s on

Saturday, 24th December, 2016

6:30pm and 10:30pm

Please contact the office on Monday if you can help out. Ph: 6621 3200.

Email: office@lismoreanglicans.org.au


Parish Office Closure

Our office will be closed over the Christmas break


1:00pm Friday, 23rd December, 2016.


9:00am Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017


Clergy Leave

Rev. Alan will be on leave from

Tuesday 27th December, 2016 until the end of January, 2017.




Save the Date

Advance Notice


10:30am Sunday 26th February, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. Please note any item or motion for General Business must be lodged with the Parish Secretary ONE MONTH prior to the meeting

(ie 26th January 2017)

Nomination Forms for positions are now available. Please prayerfully consider your involvement.


Christmas Bowl Appeal

There will be a retiring offering after the service in St Andrew’s on Sunday 18th December 2016. Envelopes are available on the mission table.


Thank You

Brenda and Rev. Christian would like to thank everyone who had their photo taken last week

Brenda will have her camera this week to take photos of those who were missed last week (with your permission).





18th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore

7:30pm Festival of Nine lessons and Carols

St Matthew’s Dunoon

7:00pm Family Carols


20th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Mark’s Nimbin

6:30pm Carols



24th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore

6:30pm Family Communion

(with Christingle)

10:30pm Holy Communion

St Matthew’s, Dunoon

6:30pm Holy Communion

St Thomas’ Wyrallah

7:pm Carols



25th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore 7:30am Holy Communion

9:30am Family Communion




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~

A virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel: God with us.

Matthew 1:23


Sunday 18th December, 2016

Advent 4 Year A

Isaiah 7: 10-16                                                    p493

Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 (Prayer book)              p307

Romans 1: 1-7                                                    p116

Matthew 1: 18-25                                              p1


Sunday 25th December, 2016

Christmas Day

Isaiah 9: 2-7                                                        p494

Psalm 96 (Prayer book)                                 p323

Titus 2: 11-714                                                   p167

Luke 2: 1-20                                                        p44


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.

Gracious God,

you chose the virgin Mary, by your grace,

to be the mother of our Lord and Saviour:

so fill us with your grace,

that with her we may rejoice in your salvation,

and in all things embrace your will;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.



Please Pray for: Wise stewardship of our resources and the ministry of core people and volunteers.


The sick: Maree Kesby, Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Joy Hutley, Narelle, Len and Maureen Clapham, Bernice Robinson, Deborah and Margaret Doyle.


The bereaved: We remember Hazel June Lees, Vera Olive Doyle, Naomi Ruth Hofstetter, Mitchell John Brandley and all who have gone before and pray for their families and friends.



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


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.