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The Bulletin Sunday 23rd July, 2017 Pentecost 7 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore


Pentecost 7                                     23 July 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


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

Mon-Fri 8.30 Morning Prayer

Wed    11 am Holy Communion



Sun 10 am Holy Communion


Sun 6.30 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. 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



This Sunday Pentecost 7

Genesis 28: 10-19a

Psalm 139: 1-11, 23-24 p370 (Prayer Book)

Romans 8: 12-25

Matthew 13: 24-30 (31-33) 36-43




Next Sunday Pentecost 8

Genesis 29: 15-28

Psalm 105: 1-11, or 128 p332 (Prayer Book)

Romans 8: 26-39

Matthew 13: 44-58




A Message from the Parish Office Administrator,

A big thank you from all the Parishioners who have helped over the last 6 weeks with packing up and unpacking, cleaning and moving the furniture into the new office. We could not have done it without all your help.

Everything is nearly up to normal but there is still a few hiccups so please still be patient with us if we don’t respond straight away. The last thing to get sorted is our phone. We have new phones and a new provider but we are still working through the instruction book. At the moment, the answering machine does not seem to be working so if you need Rev Christian or Rev Alan afterhours please ring them on their mobile numbers.

The food pantry has recommenced but we don’t have the same room for storage so please hold off donating food at this stage.

Last Sunday Rev Alan prepared a lovely and moving service of Farewelling the old office and Blessing of the new office by Bishop Sarah.

For me the new office is a pleasant space to work in and I have a great view of the belltower. What more do I need.


God Bless,


Margaret Weatherby




This week we pray for…

Prayer Points:

  • Please pray for our Parish as we adjust to working together in the new Ministry Centre.
  • Pray for the peace of the world, the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority.



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


The bereaved: We remember Neil Kesby, Mary Austin (wife of Rev. Austin previously Rector of Nimbin) 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 10.30pm

Caroona Jarman 4th Wed 10:00am

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 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. In RECESS


Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Mon 7.30 pm

Tues 7.30pm 1st week

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30 pm, 7 pm 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

Toddler Time Resumes Tomorrow: 9:30 to 11:30 am, Monday 24th July, 2017. Parish Hall. 0-5year olds with parents or carers.

TODAY Sunday School: Starts today during the 9:30 service in the Parish Hall.

Relocation of Ministry Centre / Church Office: The Ministry Centre / Church Office is now fully functional in our new premises. Suite 1 Centre Arcade 76 Woodlark St Lismore. (Above the Bubbling Billy Cafe).

Fax: With our new phone system we will no longer have a facsimile facility.

Phone: At present we are having a few problems with the new system and we apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

Social Media:  If you take a photo of a Church event that you would like published on the Parish web site/facebook, please send the photo and a caption to social@lismoreanglicans.org.au Make sure you have permission from any people in the photo for their image to be published.

Dinners for 8: Please see flyer in your church of see Ross Lehman ph 66242289.

Confirmation Preparation: Commences the week of Monday 24 July, 2017. Would you please contact the Parish Office with the time and day that best suits you to attend classes. Parish Office ph 6621 3200 .


Combined Church Service: 8:30am 30th July, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. This will be the only service in the Parish this weekend. After the service there will be a BBQ. Please bring a dessert plate to share.

Beautiful Feet Sunday: 30th July, 2017. Donation envelopes will be available mid July. There will be an offertory after the combined service.

A Taste of Italy: 6:30pm for 7pm Saturday 12th August, 2017.Parish Hall. Three course with wine tea and coffee. Tickets on sale Sunday 23rd July,2017 from Bev Carroll or from the Ministry Centre. Cost $25 per person. See flyer in your church.

Study Group: First Tuesday each month at 7:30 pm. Next meeting is 1st August, 2017 at the home of John Arjunan and Ross Lehman, 3 Homestead Avenue, Goonellabah. The study is led by Rev Dr Robert Ireland (contact: 0473 635 739) on the book by N.T. Wright Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues. Read Chapters 2 and 3 in preparation. All welcome!

Media Officer: Parish Council has decided to endeavour to appoint a Media Officer representing Lismore Anglicans. Parishioners who are interested are invited to volunteer to use their skills. Please contact the Rector before 1st August, 2017. It is envisaged that a newsworthy media release would be distributed on a monthly basis.

Food Pantry: Please no more food for the pantry until we are settled in the new Ministry Centre.


Diocesan News

Commissioning of Rector of Alstonville: Rev. Dr Desiree Snyman will be commissioned at 6:00pm Friday 28th July 2017. St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church. The Avenue Alstonville.

Community News

Mission Breakfast: 8:00am Saturday 29th July, 2017. Harry Graves Auditorium. Lismore Uniting Church Complex. 80 Keen St, Lismore. Guest Speaker: Louise Lancett. Topic: Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes. Contact Lola Ingram ph 6621 6165 or Church Office

ph 6621 5801 Cost: $10 per person or $20 per family.