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The Bulletin Sunday 1st October, 2017 Pentecost 17 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore


Pentecost 17                                        1st October 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


Facebook: Lismore Anglicans




Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest: Friday


Rev Alan Shaw

e: shawthing50@gmail.com

m:        0413 955 790

day of rest: Monday



St Andrew’s, Lismore

Sun      7.30 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Service

8:30am 5th Sunday

Combined Parish Service

Mon-Fri 8.30 Morning Prayer

Wed    11 am Holy Communion



Sun      10 am Holy Communion


Sat       5.00 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.

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 17

Exodus 17: 1-7

Psalm 78 1-4, 11-16  p301 (prayer book)

Philippians 2: 1-13

Matthew 21: 23-32


Next Sunday Pentecost 18

Exodus 20: 1-4, 7–9, 12–20

Psalm 19  p239 (prayer book)

Philippians 3 or 3: 4b-14

Matthew 21: 33-46



Message from your Minister

Dancing to a Different Beat


The readings over the past few weeks have described ancient people who are prone to complaining and grumbling. Again today in our Exodus passage we hear the people complaining to Moses about anything and everything. Seems whingeing is a human trait that isn’t confined to biblical stories.

As we journey into Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, we can’t help but be encouraged by Paul’s call to unity – to focus on the greater good rather than self-interest.

His call to celebrate the things that bind us rather than what separates us is wise advice for us today, just as it was back then.

3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. [Phil 2:3]

We may find it difficult to think of Christ’s mind living within us, but Paul’s assurance that this is so is very clear: 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…[Phil 2:5].

It changes things when we consider that through the power of God’s Spirit, Christ chooses to live within each and everyone who calls him Lord. It means that, whilst we are given the gift of free will, we are no longer our own, but belong to him who created us.

This has profound implications for every area of our lives.

The Parable of the Two Sons reminds us that our best intentions and promising words are of no value unless they become actions – unless they translate into what can be seen in the world.

This week, may you reflect and act on those things that give God glory, and give you joy, so that you may be encouraged to live out your faith in ways that make a positive difference to those around you.

Rev Alan.



This week we pray for…



11:30am 1st October, 2017.    St Andrew’s Church

Please pray for William Rex Gittoes

his parents and Godparents



Please pray for Carolyn Boulton and Rodney Hoskins who will be married 10:30 am Saturday 7th October, 2017. St Thomas’ Wyrallah

Prayer Points:

  • Confirmation Candidates who have started their preparations.

The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe,  Len Clapham,  Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Stan Heywood, Margaret Doyle, Deirdre Paillas, Glenda Roe, Russell Cook and Rev Dr Greg Jenks Dean elect of the Cathedral.

The bereaved: We remember Rev. Peter Rudge, Gordon Henry Greber 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 10.30am

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 Office
  • 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 4.30pm.


Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm

Tues 7.30pm 1st week

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30pm & 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

Marriage Equality Postal Survey:  Just a simple reminder that we are taking a break from the discussion for just a brief time each week, during our morning teas after church.       Rev Christian Ford.

Mainly Music Planning Meeting: The next planning meeting will be 9:30am Tuesday 3 October, 2017. Parish Hall. Please can you help out, we are in need of some 600ml water bottles to make shakers. Please leave at the back of the church.

Service of Blessing of the Pets: 9:30am Sunday 8th October, 2017.  St Andrew’s  Church.

Home Communion: If you wish to receive home communion or know of anyone who may  please contact the office ph 66213200

Bible Society: Bicentenary celebration. 1:30 – 5:00pm Sunday 5th November, 2017 St Andrew’s Church. Afternoon tea, games, hymnfest and evensong.

BCA Money Boxes: Please return your money boxes as soon as possible.

Parish Breakfast: 8:00am Saturday 14th October, 2017. Parish Hall. Cost $12 Guest Speaker: Dr Damien Maher. Lecturer at Southern Cross University in Marine Sciences. Please place your name on the list at the back of St Andrew’s Church or contact the parish office ph 66213200 if you are interested in attending. More information contact Doug Ridley 0415 458 473.

Clergy Absence: The clergy will be attending Clergy Ministry School  Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th October, 2017.

Confirmation and Combined Church Service: 10am Sunday 29th October  at St Andrew’s Church. There will be a picnic lunch following the service so please come along and support our confirmees. This will be the only service in the Parish this weekend. Please bring a plate to share for lunch.

Christmas Cakes:  Once again we are looking for donations of ingredients eg. 1kg packs of Mixed Fruit, Butter, Eggs, Brown Sugar or donation of money to make Christmas cakes for this years Christmas shop. We hope to make over 100 cakes. Please leave the ingredients at the Church Office or the Parish Hall.

Tuesday Night Study Group: 7:30 pm Tuesday 3rd October, 2017. 3 Homestead Avenue, Goonellabah, 2480. We will be studying Chapter 4. All welcome. Rev Dr Robert Ireland (0473 635 739) will facilitate the discussion.

Parish Council: Minutes from the last meeting are on the notice board in your church.

Direct Deposit: If you wish to make an electronic transfer into the church offertory our banking details are BSB 705 007, Account number: 000 30372 or make a deposit in person at a Westpac bank. Reference OFT.

Annual Australian Anglican Church Calendar: If you wish to order a calendar please place your name on the list at the back of St Andrew’s or phone the Parish Office 6621 3200. Cost $12 if there is an order of more than 10 otherwise $15.

Diocesan News—See insert

Community News

Support after Suicide Group in Lismore: Lifeline’s Northern Rivers’ will be offering a Support After Suicide group in Lismore from late September to mid-December this year. We are encouraging people of adult age who have experienced the loss of someone close to them through suicide to contact Lifeline’s Lismore office if they are interested in being part of such a group. The aim of the group is to help people bereaved by suicide to work through their grief,. The group will meet on Saturday mornings at Lifeline’s Conway St. Counselling Centre in Lismore. For further information call Jan Fedley on 6622 4133 or email mso.lifeline@lis.net.au

Free Seniors Health Workshop: 2:00-3:00pm Friday 6th October, 2017. Lismore City hall. to register go to activeseniors.net.au/workshops or call 9984 8883. More information please see flyer in your church.

Classics for Cancer: An Intimate Classical Chamber Music Charity Concert. 3:00pm Sunday 22nd October, 2017. Pidcock Performing Arts Theatre, St John’s School Woodlawn, Lismore. Tickets: $30. Online: www/trybooking.com/PCMZ or at the door if available. Proceeds to: Our House and Cancer Compassionate Fund. More information see flyer in your church.