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The Bulletin Sunday 30th April, 2017 Easter 3 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore

Easter 3                                        30 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 3

Acts 2:42-57

Psalm 23             p243   (Prayer Book)

1 Peter 2: 1-10

John 10: 1-10



Next Sunday Easter 4

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 Minster:

Today we introduce two programs that we want to begin. The first is a Sunday School program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the second is Mainly Music. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a system for teaching Sunday School. It is a self directed program in which children work with various materials to learn about their faith. It teaches them the parables of the Kingdom of God, stories of Jesus life, the geography of Israel (so they understand that Jesus was a real person located in a particular place), there is life works where basic skills are taught and also an area to learn about the things we do in church. All of this is done in a place of prayer, a dedicated space in the church or hall called an atrium. In the atrium the children choose which materials to work with to discover for themselves about God and faith.

The second program is Mainly Music and is a weekday program that creates an opportunity to minister to families. It is a program of music, movement and fellowship during which there are a series of songs with actions played. The children and parents go through the music session together. One of the goals of the program is that through touch and joint activity the parent and child grow closer together. Then the children enjoy a morning tea and then play with some toys during which the parents enjoy their morning tea.

Why these two programs?

Both programs will aid us in one of our stated goals of reaching out to families. We are blessed intuit we already have children coming to church, it is our responsibility to form them in faith. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a way to form children in the faith. Mainly Music is a way to reach out to those who don’t currently come to church.

So where can you help?

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd needs materials made, both woodworking and craft. It also needs catechists and assistants. Mainly Music will need helpers to come along and help run the sessions. You don’t need to be musical or be able to play an instrument (all the music is recorded).   We will need people to help prepare the morning teas, to welcome families and to be able to talk with the parents. All you need is an interest in young families coming to church.

I’d encourage everyone to get involved with these two new ministries.


Rev Christian Ford




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 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.

Intercessory Prayer Group 8.30 am Tues in St Andrew’s.

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.


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 6 month trial.


Sunday School: 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.


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


Lunch at Dunoon Sports & Recreation Club: 12:00 noon 28th May, 2017. All welcome. Please ring the office if you are going to attend. Definite numbers are required by Monday 22nd May, 2017. The club will not open if there are insufficient numbers.


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.



Lismore Parish Pathways Programme: 1pm Sunday 7th of May, 2017.in the Parish Hall there is a meeting of all Parish Councillors, ministry leaders and all parishioners interested in the future of our Parish. You might recall in his report to the AGM Rev Christian Ford mentioned the Pathways Programme. This meeting will be a chance for us to really start working on the Programme. The afternoon will be an interactive program in which we discuss how we organise the ministry at Lismore Anglican Church. Everyone is encouraged to attend and make a contribution to the future of our church.


Parish Pantry: At present our pantry is well stocked from donations after the flood. The only item we are currently in need of is packets of instant soup.


Session on Church Music: 10am, Saturday 20th May, 2017 in the Parish Hall. The Acting Dean of Grafton Cathedral Rev. Dr David Cole will be with us to run a work shop on music in worship. He has a long history in church music in Australia. David was on the committee for our hymn book Together in Song. This will be an excellent opportunity. All welcome to come and learn from David.


Hymnfest: Conducted by Rev. Dr David Cole. 2:00pm 28th May, 2017.

Grafton Cathedral




Op Shop Fashion Parade


13th May 2017.


St Andrew’s Parish Hall


Cost $12.

Tickets are on sale from the Parish Office or from Glenda Roe.