A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

The Bulletin Sunday 27th November, 2016 Advent 1 and St Andrew Day 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 27th November, 2016

St Andrew’s Day & Advent 1 Year A





8:30am, Combined Holy Communion — Rev. Alan Shaw/Doug Ridley

8:30am, Monday to Thursday —Morning Prayer

11:00am, Wed 30th November, Holy Communion—Russell Cook/

Rev. Alan Shaw

7:00pm, Fri 2nd December, Commissioning to Ministry of

Rev. Christian Ford/Bishop Sarah



This is the only Sunday Church Service in the Parish


Fri 2nd Dec 11:00am Fromelles Manor, 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 Elect Interim Ministry Leader Associate Priest/
Rev. Christian Ford Rev. Alan Shaw Young Families Minister
Commissioning 2 Dec 2016 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


Commissioning of our new Rector

7:00pm Friday 2nd December, 2016

St Andrew’s Church

Commissioning of Rev. Christian Ford as our new Rector.

Please bring a plate for supper after the service.


2017 Confirmation Service

Sunday 29th October, 2017

If you are interested in being confirmed in 2017, please contact the Parish Office   6621 3200.


Toddler Time


Mondays during school term

St Andrew’s Parish Hall

0-5year olds and their Parent or Carer


Bible League

Bibles for the persecuted

21 day appeal.

Prayer booklets on mission table.

Donations can be made in mission envelopes or ordinary envelope marked ‘Bible League’ and placed in the offertory by 27th November, 2016.



Congratulations to Cathy Ridd and Carol Ford who were ordained as Deacons yesterday at Grafton Cathedral. The bells of Lismore were rung to celebrate this occasion.


Performance of Handel’s ‘MESSIAH’

3:00pm, Sunday 4 December, 2016 Lismore City Hall

Lismore Symphony Orchestra and

People’s Chorus of 150.

Conducted by Richard Gill.

Bookings online at: www.byronmusicsociety.com

or at door (if there are seats remaining).


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

7:30pm, Sunday 18th December, 2016.

St Andrew’s Church.


Carols in the Church

7:00pm, Sunday 18th December, 2016.

St Matthew’s Dunoon.

This in NOT a church service but a gathering of village folk to sing Carols and community fellowship.

Supper afterwards (Christmas cake and a cuppa).



A workshop for community members, carers, doctors, mental health professional, non government organisations, hospitals focusing on suicide prevention in the Lismore community will be held

5:00 to 7:30pm

8 December 2016

Lismore City Hall Theatre

1 Bounty St, Lismore

RSVP 2nd December 2016.

nr@ncphn.org.au or phone 6627 3300

More information see flyer in your church.





St Andrew’s Day Celebration Combined Parish Church Service

8:30am Sunday 27th November, 2016

St Andrews Church,

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


Church Rosters for 2017

The rosters for 2017 will soon have to be reviewed. Please prayerfully consider what activities you may be able to undertake.








A big thankyou to everyone who helped to make this years Christmas Shop a success.



Name Badges

The order for name badges should be available next week. If you have not paid for your badge please place $10

in a separate envelope in the offertory with your name on it. Collection of the badges will be advised next week.


2017 Offertory Envelopes

Envelopes for next year are available at the back of the church.


Hour of Power

5:30pm Tuesday 29th November, 2016

Lismore Christian Family Fellowship

7 Union Street, South Lismore.



Today we honour Lorelle Pitton who retires as our Office Administrator on the 30th November 2016. Please join us after the service for morning tea as we wish her well in her retirement.



50th Anniversary of Ordination

Venerable Gregory Ezzy who was our Rector from August 1985 to February 1995 will be celebrating his

50th Anniversary of ordination with a service (followed by light refreshments)

5:00pm Friday 16th December, 2016.

St Bartholomew’s Church

8 The Avenue, Alstonville.

We have been invited to submit stories or photographs from the time of Greg’s ministry with us to be compiled into a presentation album of “Ministry Memoirs”

RSVP 12th Decem6626 0231ber 2016




On the 30th November, 2016 we will be celebrating the 14th Anniversary of the installation of our bells. This weekend the bells will be rung out over Lismore to mark this special occasion.


Parish Council Minutes

The minutes from the meeting held Tuesday 15 November 2016 are on the notice board in your church.








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~

Andrew found his brother, told him, “We have found the Messiah!”, and then brought Simon to Jesus.

John 1:41-42


Sunday 27th November, 2016

Advent 1 and St Andrew’s Day

Deuteronomy 30: 11-14                  p145

Romans 10: 8-18                                                p154

Psalm 19:1-6     (Prayer Book)       p239

Matthew 4: 18-22                                              p68


Sunday 4th December, 2016

Advent 2 Year A

Isaiah 11: 1-10                                    p496

Romans 15: 4-13                                                p125

Matthew 3: 1-12                                                p692



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

Everliving God,

whose apostle Andrew heard the call of your Son

and followed, bringing his brother with him:

inspire us, like him,

to offer ourselves readily for your service

and to tell others the good news of your kingdom;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit

one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Response to the Two Great Commandments:

Lord, have mercy on us: and write your law in our hearts by your Holy Spirit


A Prayer as we wait for our new Rector

Bountiful God, thank you for giving us a faithful pastor who will faithfully speak your word, minister your sacraments, and encourage and equip your people for ministry; as we await the coming of Christian & Brenda we pray for them as their ministry in Mundingburra draws to a close;

and we pray for ourselves,

that we may have warm and generous hearts

through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.



Prayer Point: Uphold all in New Zealanders who have been affected by the recent earthquake.


The sick: Maree Kesby, Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Joy Hutley, Narelle, Len and Maureen Clapham, Bernice Robinson, Margaret Doyle and Hazel Lees.

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