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The Bulletin Sunday 20th December,2015 Advent 4 Year C

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 20th December, 2015

Advent 4 Year C



7:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Alan Shaw/Stephen Hall

9:30am, Holy Communion—Gary Murphy/Rev. Lyndon Mulholland

8:30am, Monday to Friday Morning Prayer



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

Russell Cook

5:00pm, St Thomas’ Wyrallah, Holy Communion—Rev. Lyndon Mulholland

6:30pm, St. Peter’s, Goonellabah, Holy Communion—Bill Scott/

Rev. Lyndon Mulholland


Wed, 23rd Dec, 11:00am Caroona Kalina, Holy Communion, – Stephen Hall




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



Rector:      vacant

Interim Ministry Leader:                     Associate Priest/Young Families Minister

Rev. Alan Shaw                                                     Rev. Lyndon Mulholland

Day of rest: Friday                                                Day of rest: Thursday


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.


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 Journal

The Sunday Journal is now back in print. If you are interested in ordering a copy please contact the parish office. Cost $12.50. The Journal is also available on line at www.sundayjournal.org



Volunteers Needed

We desperately need helpers for our 7:30am and 9:30am services.

If you have gifts in hospitality, welcoming, sides, public reading, prayer or laundering the linen please talk to Rev. Alan or Rev. Lyndon on ph 6621 3200.


Missions News


Christmas Bowl Appeal

An offering will be taken after the service on Sunday 20th December, 2015

Envelopes are available on the table.


ABM Christmas Appeal

Envelopes are available on the mission table


2016 Offertory Envelopes

Next years offertory envelopes have arrived and are now available in your church.


Parish Office Closed

The Parish Office will be closed on the 24th December, 2015 and will re-open Monday 4th January 2016.


Crossroads Care

Crossroads Church

4 Pignat Place, Goonellabah.

10:00am to 1:00pm Thursdays .

Groceries will be offered at discounted prices. The Foodbank is open to those who have a Concession Card and register with the Foodbank.


Parish Council Minutes

The minutes of the parish council meeting 15th December, 2015 are on the notice board in your church.


Court Care

Volunteers are needed to join our team of Court Carers on Monday mornings

approximately once a month. Please contact the office ph 6621 3200


Christmas Services Roster

Volunteers are needed for our Christmas Services in St Andrew’s

Christmas Eve: 6:30pm and 10:30pm

Christmas Day: 7:30am and 9:30 am.

If you are able to help with reading, welcoming , sides person, intercessory prayer, Chalice assistants and any of the other important tasks that make these services possible.

Please contact the office 6621 3200.


Clergy Leave

Rev. Alan will be on leave from the

28 December, 2015 to 31 January, 2016.

Rev. Lyndon will be on leave from

26 December 2015 to 3 January, 2016. returning Monday 4th January, 2016.

In the case of emergency alternative arrangement have been made when our after hours number is called


Annual General Meeting

Sunday 28th February, 2016

St Andrew’s Church

All reports are to be in to the Parish Secretary or the Parish Office by

Thursday 28th January, 2016.


Carols in the Church


St Matthew’s Dunoon

7pm, Sunday 20th December, 2015.

This is NOT a Church Service but a simply gathering of village folk to sing Carols in our beautiful new building – a time of community fellowship – a time of social interaction with SUPPER (Christmas Cake and a cuppa).


St Mark’s Nimbin

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd December, 2015.


St Thomas’ Wyrallah

7pm, Thursday 24th December, 2015.

All Welcome


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

7:30pm, Sunday 20th December, 2015.

St Mary’s Chapel

(Behind the Catholic Cathedral)

Celebration presented by the combined choirs of St Carthage’s Cathedral and St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Lismore. Prepared and directed by organist Warren Whitney.


2016 Calendars

The Australian Anglican Church Calendar 2016 order has arrived.

Please collect your calendar from the back of the church. Cost $10. Please place your money in an envelope marked Calendar and place in the offertory.


Anglican Funds Grafton Diocese

New banking details for our Parish.

Anglican Funds Grafton Diocese

Lismore Anglican Parish

Please note correction to BSB

BSB 705 077

Account No 000 30372

If you wish to Direct Debit, please contact Parish Office for more information Phone 6621 3200.



Parish Consultation Meeting

Following Bishop Sarah’s announcement to the parish last week concerning the current vacancy of Rector, the Parish Council has accepted the advice of our Churchwardens and Parish Nominators to hold a second Parish Consultation meeting to identify our hopes and dreams for the parish over the next 3 – 5 years.

To meet Diocesan Governance requirements and allow good attendance from across the parish, the meeting has been called for Sunday 7th February 2016 at 2pm in the Parish Hall. Duration of the meeting should be no longer than 90 minutes and will be followed by a parish BBQ.

This is your opportunity to express your thoughts on the future of our parish, please SAVE THE DATE!

Rev. Alan Shaw


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~

Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.

Luke 1:45


Sunday 20th December, 2015

Advent 4 Year C

All Services

Micah 5: 2-5a                                      p671

Hebrews 10: 5-10                                              p174

Luke 1: 39-45                                      p43



Sunday 27th December, 2015

Christmas 1 Year C

All Services

1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26                       p191

Colossians 3: 12-17                           p174

Luke 2: 41-52                                      p45



We pause to offer prayers and thanksgiving that we bring to our celebration of Holy Communion.


Gracious God,

you have visited your people and redeemed us in your Son:

as we prepare to celebrate his birth,

make our hearts leap for joy at the sound of your word,

and move us by your Spirit to bless your wonderful works.

We ask this through him whose coming is certain,

whose Day draws near,

your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,

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

one God, for ever and ever.



Please Pray for:

All who have suffered under the recent threats of terrorism.

Thanks to God for our many willing volunteers.

This Christmas as we Celebrate the miraculous gift of Jesus, that we may share with others the joy that knowing Him brings.



The sick: Maree Kesby, Marie Cormick, Nathan Giles, Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Robyn, Peg Parry, Glen Simpkins, Joy Hutley, Eric Pearce, Len & Maureen Clapham Noel Everingham and Bernice Robinson.


The bereaved: We remember all who have gone before and pray for their families and friends.