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The Bulletin Sunday 22nd January, 2017 Epiphany 3 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 22nd January, 2017

Epiphany 3 Year A



7:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Christian Ford/Ray Nickel

9:30am, Holy Communion— Gary Murphy/Rev. Christian Ford

8:30am, Monday to Thursday —Morning Prayer in recess over January

11:00am, Wed 25th January, Holy Communion—Russell Cook/

Rev. Christian Ford


Sun 22nd Jan 10:00am, St Mark’s Nimbin, Holy Communion—Russell Cook

St Matthew’s Dunoon in recess till February

St Peter’s Goonellabah in recess till February

St Thomas’ Wyrallah in recess till February


Wed 25th Jan 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


Clergy Leave

Rev. Alan will be on leave from

Tuesday 27th December, 2016. Returning Tuesday 24th January, 2017.


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.


New Email Address:

If you would like to contact Rev. Christian Ford directly his email is rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au


A Fond Farewell!

All welcome to join us for a farewell cuppa or drink on Sunday 5 February from 3 – 5pm

at 40 Spring Valley Drive, Goonellabah prior to our moving to Canberra.

Ann and Keith Skamp


SRE Teachers Wanted

If you are able to teach scripture in our local Primary Schools please contact Doug Ridley for more information

Mobile: 0415 458 473

Email: doug.ridley@bigpond.com


Combined Parish Church Service

8:30am St Andrews Church,

29th January, 2017

This will be the only Church Service in our Parish today.

Please bring a plate for morning tea following the service. e.g Lamingtons, fairy bread and pavlova

The theme will be Celebrating Australia Day. Will Rev. Christian swing the billy to make the tea? Who will bring the damper and golden



Pencil Case Blessing

9:30am, Sunday 5th February, 2017

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.



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 from the Parish Office for collection or by email.

Forms are to be in to the Parish Office by 16th February, 2017.


To assist with printing please have your reports into the Parish Office by

Monday 30th January, 2017.

The report may be emailed to office@lismoreanglicans.org.au or a hard copy sent in to the office.


If possible use the following format for your report

Document: Microsoft Word

Font: Times New Roman. Size 12

Please prayerfully consider your involvement.



Thank You

Ken and Meg Davis would like to thank all who sent cards and flowers and for the many phone call on the death of their daughter Naomi.

Thanks also to those who attended her Memorial service. It was a great comfort to us and her family.



Prayers for the Sick

From the beginning of February we are starting the sick list on the back of the Bulletin a fresh.

If you wish to be placed on the list for prayer please fill in the permission form available in your church.

In accordance with the Grafton of Diocese privacy policy and rules.


Church Rosters for 2017

The rosters for 7:30 am service is available at the back of the church for collection.

9:30 am for service roster will be available for the beginning of February.

Please prayerfully consider what activities you may be able to undertake It’s not to late to volunteer.


Men’s Retreat 2017

10th—12th of March, 2017


Leader: Rev. Matthew Jones

Theme: Give me a Drink

Cost: $100

Contact: Richard Crandon

Mobile: 0411 422 222



Fundraising Meeting

10:00 am Tuesday 24th January, 2017

Parish Hall

Welcome to all who are interested.




Lenten Study

If you are interested in joining a group for a study over lent please contact the Parish Office ph 66213200 and let them know of a day and time that suits you. If there are sufficient numbers we will run a group especially for lent.


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~

God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1: 9


Sunday 22nd January, 2017

Epiphany 3

Isaiah 9: 1-4                                                        p494

Psalm 27: 1-10 (Prayer book)        p246

1 Corinthians 1: 10-18                     p127

Matthew 4: 12-25                                              p3


Sunday 29th January, 2017

Australia Day

Deuteronomy 8: 5-14a                    p128

Psalm 125            (Prayer book)    p361

Hebrews 11: 8-16                                              p176

Matthew 5: 1-12                                                p3


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.


 Loving God,

the light of the minds that know you,

the life of the souls that love you,

and the strength of the hearts that serve you:

help us so to know you

that we may truly love you,

and so to love you

that we may faithfully serve you,

whose service is perfect freedom;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


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 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