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The Bulletin Sunday 21st January, 2018 Epiphany 3 Year B

Anglican Parish of Lismore


Epiphany 3                                21st January 2018


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


Dunoon (in recess till February)

Sun      10 am Holy Communion

Goonellabah (in recess till February)

Sat       5.00 pm Contemporary Service

Wyrallah  (in recess till February)

Sun      5 pm (3rd & 4th Sunday)

Nimbin  (in recess till February)

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 Epiphany 3

Jonah 3: 1-10

Psalm 62: 5-12 p283 (prayer book)

1 Corinthians 7: 29-31

Mark 1:14–20


Next Sunday Epiphany 4

Deuteronomy 18: 15-20

Psalm 111 p343 (prayer book)

1 Corinthians 8: 1-13

Mark 1: 21–28




Minutes from the Minister: 

Next week at the 9.30 service we are celebrating the Pencil Case Blessing.  It is a simple morning prayer service, that is not Communion, during which we celebrate the return of the school year.

During that service, we will ask God’s blessing on all those involved in education.  We will pray for students that they will have a productive year.  We will pray for teachers that they will use their skills and gifts to enlighten the minds of their students.  We also pray that they will have care for their students and have wisdom as they teach their classes.  We will pray for parents and grandparents of students that they may be a good support for their children and grandchildren.  We will pray for all those involved in SRE, Special Religious Education, that they may inspire their students with a love for Jesus Christ.

Finally, we will pray for us all as disciples of Jesus, the word disciple means learner.  We are all to be learners of Jesus Christ.  That is, we are all on the continual journey of learning who we are meant to be and how we behave in life.

We are right at the beginning of the ordinary time of the church’s year and our liturgical colour is green.  The green is to remind us that we are in the season dedicated to our growth is Jesus Christ and our faith in him.  We call it ordinary not because it is a boring time of year but because we set about this growth in an ordered way.

Come along next week to the service and join us in praying for those involved in education.  Remember to bring you pencil case or whatever implement of learning you use. (I’ll be bringing my iPad because I find myself reading the books I learn from on my iPad a lot.)

And if you have no one involved in education in your life then bring your bible as we pray for you in your learning as a disciple of Christ.

This service is a perfect opportunity for us to use our year of invitation as well.  Who is it in your life that is involved in education in some manner that you could invite to come and receive God’s blessing.  Remember all you need to do is be able to say, “Would you like to come to church we me?”  Remember to tell them to bring their pencil case to be blessed.

Rev Christian



This week we pray for …

Prayer Points:

  • 2018 Year of Invitation at our Church.
  • Pray for our AGM
  • Special Session of the 36th Synod to be held in February

The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe,  Len Clapham,  Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Margaret Doyle, Glenda Roe, Keeley Bowmer, Gloria Page, Kristy Pye, Rev. Roy Cowin, David Scott and Rev. Dr Greg Jenks Dean elect of the Cathedral.

The bereaved: We remember William “Peter” McKenzie 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

All Services in recess until February

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 Parish Office for details

  • Toddler Time now in recess
  • 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.
  • Craft Group 1st Sat 11am-2pm

Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact Parish Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm in recess

Tues 7.30pm 1st week

Wed 10 am

Thurs  7:30pm in recess & 7:00pm   Dunoon. In Recess

Fri 7.00pm 2nd & 4th week in recess.



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

AGM: Our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 25th February at 10.30am following a Combined Parish Service at St Andrew’s church.

Now is the time to prepare, if you have not already done so, reports for inclusion in the Annual Report to the parish. Please focus your report on the Parish Mission Statement Connect, Grow Serve in Christ. Reports need to be lodged with Margaret Weatherby at the parish office (preferably using Times New Roman size 12 font) by Monday 5th February 2018.

Nomination Forms for Churchwardens and Parish Councillors are available in your church. Nominations will close on Friday 16 February 2018. Please prayerfully consider how you can be involved in the nomination process as we move into a new year.

Any item for inclusion in the AGM General Business agenda should be sent to the Parish Secretary before 11 February 2018.

Pancake Tuesday: Pancakes for Dinner.6:00pm Tuesday 13th February, 2018.          St Andrew’s Parish Hall. All Welcome. Pancakes will be provided BYO toppings.

Ash Wednesday Services: Imposition of Ashes Wednesday 14th February, 2018 8:00am, 11:00pm and 5:30pm. St Andrew’s Church.

Wednesday Lenten Services:  8:00 am Wednesday 21st February to Wednesday 28th March, 2018. Holy Communion. St Andrew’s Church. These services will replace Wednesdays 8:30 morning prayer throughout Lent.

Lenten Study: Lent commences on Ash Wednesday 14th February, 2018. If you are interested in attending a study group please let the office know or place your name on the list at the back of the church. This year we will be studying “The Kings Speech”.

Movie Night: “The Kings Speech”. 7:30pm Friday 9th February, 2018. St Andrew’s Parish Hall. If you are thinking of doing the Lenten Study come along and see the movie.

Clergy Leave: Tuesday 23rd January, 2018 Rev Alan will return to work.

Wednesday Services: Morning tea prior to the service  is in recess. The 11:00am service will be held as usual.

Pencil Case Blessing: 9:30am, Sunday 28th January, 2018. St Andrew’s. You ask what is this? At the 9:30am service there will be a blessing for all involved in education. Parents of students, students, teachers and all who are still learning. Please bring your pencil case , laptop or any tool you use for learning.

Spring Cleaning in January: Thankyou to everyone who helped out with the working bee last Friday and Saturday.

Craft Group: 11am to 2pm Saturday 3rd February, 2018. Parish Hall. Would contributors please confirm to me that they will be there and what craft they will be offering?

Parish Council: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th February, 2018. Agenda items to the Parish Secretary by Wednesday 31st January, 2018.

Diocesan News

Cursillo Regional Ultreya:  9:30am for 10:00am start 27th January, 2018. Tweed Heads. St Cuthbert’s Church. Contact D. Ryan (07) 5513 1475

Installation: Dean elect Rev Dr Greg Jenks 6:00pm Friday 2nd February, 2018. Christ Church Cathedral Grafton. If you would like to attend and want a lift please contact the office.

Bishop Sarah Macneil’s Retirement Gift: If you wish to make a  monetary contribution to her gift you can deposit directly into the AFGD account by Thursday 15 February, 2018. Account name: Bishop’s Farewell Gift, BSB 705-077, Account number: 00041100. Northern Region Farewell to Bishop Sarah and Rev Ian will be held 12:30-2pm Saturday 24th February, 2018. Emmanuel Anglican College, Ballina. See Flyer in your church for more information.


Laying up of the Pastoral Staff : 10:00am Saturday 3rd March, 2018.  Christ Church Cathedral Grafton. The service will be followed by lunch ( at your own expense) at the Les Beattie Function Room, Grafton District Services Club, Mary St, Grafton. RSVP Kaytrina Jessup or Maree Collett ASAP for catering purposes phone 6642 4122.