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The Bulletin Sunday 29th November,2015 St Andrew’s Day Advent 1

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 29th November, 2015

St Andrew’s Day

Advent 1 Year C




8:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Alan Shaw/Rev. Lyndon Mulholland/

Cathy Ridd

8:30am, Monday to Friday Morning Prayer

11:00am, Wed 2nd December, Holy Communion—Rev. Lyndon Mulholland/

Russell Cook




Tues, 1st Dec, 10:30am Chauvel, Holy Communion, – Cathy Ridd

Fri, 4th 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:               vacant

Interim Ministry Leader:                     Associate Priest/Young Families Minister

Rev. Alan Shaw                                                     Rev. Lyndon Mulholland

Day of rest: Friday                                                Day of rest: Thursday




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



9:30 Sunday 6th December 2015

Please pray for Henry Winter James Sheppard his parents and Godparents.


Expressions of interest are sought from parishioners interested in the ministry of serving in the Sanctuary at 7:30am and 9:30am services in St Andrew’s.

All ages welcome! is proposed to conduct training in the very near future. Contact Stephen Hall 66221860



We desperately need helpers for our 7:30am and 9:30am services.

If you have gifts in hospitality, welcoming, sides, public reading or prayer please talk to Rev. Alan or Rev. Lyndon on 6621 3200.



To Erin Skamp and Alipate Tuineau who are being ordained in the priesthood today in Bendigo.


To Ross Oldmeadow and Barbara Rugendyke who were married at

St Thomas’ Wyrallah on Friday.


Parish Pantry

Thank you for your response to our need for egg cartons and shopping bags. We now have plenty for the time being.


13th Anniversary of

St Andrew’s Bells

Today marks the 13th Anniversary of the installation of the bells at St Andrews.The first 6 bells came from Wilton, Wiltshire (near Salisbury) and are now hung in their 3rd tower having been cast in 1831/1832.Two further bells were added in 2004 to make up an octave in B flat. The bellringers maintain contact with the Wilton Parish and rang a peal in October to celebrate the first peal ever rung on the Wilton bells in 1945.Our peal took 2 hours and 43 minutes to ring (3 minutes faster than at Wilton) and our peal was the 3rd highest scoring performance in the world (as rated by bellringers for the Central Council in London) during the last week in October.We are also the second leading tower in Australia for special performances in ringing.

Last week we had 3 visitors from Gloucestershire, UK and we rang a quarter peal with them of Grandsire Doubles and one of the UK ringers had rung on the bells when they were in Wilton.This weekend we are planning to ring 13 quarter peals for the 13th Anniversary, but bellringers always say they “attempt” peals and quarters as there is never a guarantee of success.


Sanctuary Northern Rivers

Annual General Meeting

5:30pm Wednesday 6th December, 2015

Red Dove

Keen St, Lismore



Annual General Meeting

Sunday 28th February, 2016

St Andrew’s Church

All reports are to be in to the Parish Secretary or the Parish Office by

Thursday 28th January, 2016.


Carols in the Church

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd December, 2015.

St Marks Church


All Welcome


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

7:30pm, Sunday 20th December, 2015.

St Mary’s Chapel

(Behind the Catholic Cathedral)


Volunteers Morning Tea

10:00am for 10:30am

Saturday 5th December 2015.

Please bring a plate.


Anglican Funds Grafton Diocese

New banking details for our Parish.

Anglican Funds Grafton Diocese

Lismore Anglican Parish

BSB 035 805

Account No 000 30372

If you wish to Direct Debit, please contact Parish Office for more information. Phone 66213200


Cursillo Group Reunion

12:00pm Saturday 19th December 2015.

Goonellabah Tavern

RSVP Ray Houston 0488 246 761 by 14th December 2015


Parish Council

Minutes from the Parish Council meeting held on the 17th November are on the notice board in your church.


Fundraisers Annual General Meeting

9:00am Sunday 6th December, 2015.

St Andrew’s Parish Hall.

followed by the last general meeting for the year.


Sunday Journal

The Sunday Journal is now back in print. If you are interested in ordering a copy please contact the parish office. Cost $12.50. The Journal is also available on line at www.sundayjournal.org


Best Wishes

This will be Cathy Ridd’s last Sunday with us before she goes to St Mary’s Ballina for formation ministry.



To all who cooked, served, set up and cleaned up for the Middle Eastern Dinner. A Huge thanks to all who attended and participated so enthusiastically. It was a great evening.


Thankyou to all the volunteers who worked and made the Christmas shop possible. Your hard work and time is greatly appreciated.


Offertory Envelopes

Next years offertory envelopes have arrived and are now available in your church.


Candlelight Remembrance Evening

6:00pm Sunday 13th December, 2015.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Bexhill.

This service gives bereaved parents

an opportunity to light a candle and dedicate some very special time to the memory of their child or children.

A light supper will be provided after the service (a plate to share would be appreciated)

Enquires: Glennys Gow 6621 4086

Dianne Rosborough 6621 5558


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 29th November, 2015

St Andrew Day and Advent 1

Combined Service

Deuteronomy 30: 11-14                  p145

Psalm 19: 1-6                                      p387

Romans 10: 8-18                                                p122

Matthew 4: 18-22                                              p3

Sunday 6th December, 2015

Advent 2 Year C

All Services

Malachi 3: 1-14                                  p692

Philippians 1:1-11                                            p142

Luke 3: 1-6                                                          p45



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.



Please Pray for:

Anne Goode who will be ordained at Grafton Cathedral on Saturday

5th December, 2015.

All who have suffered under the recent threats of terrorism.

Rev. John Thornton who is retiring as senior minister of the Lismore Uniting Church

White ribbon week—the survivors, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.


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.

The sick: Maree Kesby, Marie Cormick, Nathan Giles, Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Robyn, Peg Parry, Glen Simpkins, Joy Hutley, Eric Pearce, Len & Maureen Clapham and Bernice Robinson.


The bereaved: We remember Grace Agnes Mitchell, John Magney and all who have gone before and pray for their families and friends.