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The Bulletin Sunday 23rd April, 2017 Easter 2 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore

Easter 2                                        23 April 2017


Parish Contact Details


open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

19 Keen St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

p:         (02) 6621 3200

m:        0412 657 036

f:          (02) 6622 8941



Social Media


Lismore Anglicans



Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest: Friday


Rev Alan Shaw


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)

Nimbin 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. 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




Lismore Anglicans





This Sunday Easter 2

Acts 2: 14a, 22-32

Psalm 16             p234   (Prayer Book)

1 Peter 1: 1-12

John 20: 19-31



Next Sunday Easter 3

Acts 2: 14a, 36-41

Psalm 116 1-4, 11-18p346 (Prayer Book)

1 Peter 1: 13-25

Matthew 28: 8-15a



Minute with the Minister…


Peace Be With You    John 20: 19-31

When we think about applying this week’s Gospel to everyday life, ideas like resurrection can seem impractical. As we discovered in the Easter story, resurrection is actually happening all around us –– it’s what God is already doing in small and larger ways, though we may not always recognise God at work, or cooperate with God as partners.


When disasters strike, we are called to respond as Christ would respond amongst grief, loss and suffering. As our city recovers from major flooding and traumatised people struggle to rebuild their lives, we are called to respond as Christ’s hands and feet.


When unfair immigration policies create segregated classes of people with different entitlements – when dictators unleash military might against their own people, we are called to respond to the Christ who brings justice and peace.


We can choose to ignore the call to respond, and go about our lives unconcerned, or we can choose to be a part of God’s life-giving work, with all its challenges and rewards.


We can celebrate that we don’t need physical evidence to rejoice in the exciting reality that the risen Christ is present and active, and has gone before us, no matter where we find ourselves. We are one in the Spirit.


Whether by prayer, contribution, volunteering or voting, our task is to remain always open to God’s life-giving work wherever it appears, and be carriers of the peace only Christ can give, always ready to respond by sharing that grace and life with others.


Rev Alan.




This week we pray for…

Pray Points:

  • Give thanks for the volunteers, generosity of the people and all who have helped at this difficult time


The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Len Clapham, Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Stan Heywood and Margaret Doyle.


The bereaved: We remember Neil Hutley, Christopher Foster, Doreen Walsh 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 Jarman 1st Mon 10.30am

Caroona Marima 2nd Mon 11am

RSL Chauvel 1st Tues 10.30am

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. In recess for the School Holidays

Intercessory Prayer Group 8.30 am Tues in St Andrew’s. In recess for the School Holidays

Bellringers Wed 5pm & Fri 5:30pm


Parish Council 3rd Tues 7pm in Parish Hall

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 5pm






Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Sun 1.30 pm

Mon 7.30 pm

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30 pm




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


Anglicare Disaster Recovery (ADR), Lismore NEEDS MORE MEMBERS.

A meeting will be held at 7pm Friday, 19th May, 2017 to share some our experiences of working in the Evacuation Centre at SCU during recent flood, and discuss ADR’s role during disasters. Come and be encouraged to attend a training day, probably 22nd July or consider other ways you could help.


Thankyou: I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who have prayed for my healing and good pathology results through my journey with breast cancer. Some of you know me and some do not but have prayed for me all the same which is truly beautiful. I have felt incredibly supported, loved and cared for during this difficult health crisis in my life and l am sure it has aided immensely in my speedy recovery. I feel exceptionally blessed to have received so much positive energy from you all and wish that it returns to you multiplied. Bless you all for this unexpected and very much appreciated attention, Deborah


St Peter’s Goonellabah: As of 22nd April, 2017 we will be changing the Sunday Church service at St Pete’s to Saturday 5pm. This will be a 6month trial.


Sunday School: Sunday School is recess for the school holidays. We are in need of volunteer helpers for this vital ministry to continue and grow. Please contact the office, speak to Brenda after church or place your name on the list at the back of

St Andrews if you can help out.


Combined Church Service: 8:30am, Sunday 30th April, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. This will be the only Anglican Sunday service for the Lismore Parish.

Please bring a plate for morning tea.


Combined Christian Churches Celebration: 6:30pm, Sunday 30th April, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. All denominations welcome.


Dunoon: Casablanca Lenten study has resumed at 7:00pm Thursdays.


Lunch: at Dunoon Sports Club: 12:00 noon 28th May 2017. Please ring the office if you are interested in attending. Ph.663200


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.



Save the Date

Op Shop Fashion Parade:

13th May 2017.

St Andrew’s Parish Hall

Cost $12.

Please place your name on the list in your church or contact the Parish Office ph 66213200 for catering purposes.




Remembering & Healing: Change of venues due to the flood!

An initiative to make Anzac Day relevant and meaningful to all of modern

multicultural Australia and to reflect a peace-orientated society: two all-inclusive,

multi-faith and multicultural commemorations for ANZAC Day in Lismore.

  • Eve of ANZAC Day: Monday 24th April, 5.30pm. Lismore Anglican Church (Zadoc St) Bishop Sarah will be giving a talk.
  • ANZAC Day: 25th April, 11am (half an hour after the official program has finished) at Lismore Anglican Hall (Zadoc St).

This is the ninth year RaH organises these commemorations with a difference for

ANZAC Day. We focus on remembering the suffering war brings to all involved,

military and civilians on all sides. At the same time we express the wish and

commitment for peace in the future.