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The Bulletin Sunday 30th July, 2017 Pentecost 8 Year A

Anglican Parish of Lismore

Pentecost 8                                     30 July 2017

 

Parish Contact Details

Office

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

www.lismoreanglicans.org.au

Lismore Anglicans

@lismoreanglicans

Clergy

Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest:      Friday

 

Rev Alan Shaw

shawthing50@gmail.com

day of rest: Monday

 

Services

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

 

Dunoon

Sun 10 am Holy Communion

Goonellabah

Sun 6.30 pm Contemporary Service

Wyrallah

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.

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 8

Genesis 29: 15-28

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

Romans 8: 26-39

Matthew 13: 44-58

 

Next Sunday Pentecost 9

Genesis 32: 22-31

Psalm 17: 1-7, 16 p235 (Prayer Book)

Romans 9: 1-8 (9-16)

Matthew 14: 13-21

 

 

Minute with the Minister…

 

Nothing Separates Us From The Love Of God

Do You Believe This??

Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel

Romans 8:26-39 More than Conquerors

Matthew 13:44-58 The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl, The Net; a Prophet without Honour.

 

For he loves us with unfailing love; the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD! [Ps 117:2, NLT]

 

Our gospel passage once again puts before us some of Jesus’ parables he used to describe the kingdom of heaven. What a difficult task! How can words accurately convey the truth of such a mystery?

 

How would we describe the kingdom today to someone who had never experienced it, or recognised it?

 

The Apostle Paul discovered the kingdom and experienced the reality of God’s grace in a dramatic way. He was a fierce persecutor of Christians until his dramatic encounter with the Spirit of Jesus on the Damascus road set him free from sin, and his new life in Christ began.

 

Following his conversion he directed his enthusiasm towards passionately sharing this wonderful news with others. In today’s passage from his letter to the Roman Church Paul reminds us that nothing in all creation can come between us and our loving God. Whatever feelings of guilt and self-derision may haunt us, they cannot alter God’s redeeming and accepting love.

 

The tragedies and conflicts of this life may discourage us – failures and defeats may trip us up – revolutions may shake up nations and topple governments and institutions – our personal convictions and security may crumble – but God’s love and reconciling grace are forever.

 

If our faith is firmly fixed on him, we become ‘more than conquerors’, and the very things that seek to destroy us become the means by which He carries out his will in us and through us.

 

Nothing, absolutely nothing, can ever separate us from the love of God as revealed and proclaimed and demonstrated through Jesus Christ. We are children of God, his servants and disciples forever!

Rev. Alan

This week we pray for…

 

Prayer Points:

  • Please pray for Men’s Cursillo next weekend and our Confirmation Candidates as they commence their studies.
  • 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 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 10.30am

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 & 7pm 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

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

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.

Confirmation Preparation: Not too late to join. Classes commence 3:30pm Tuesday 1st August, 2017 in the Parish Office. Parish Office ph 6621 3200.

TODAY Combined Church Service: 8:30am 30th July, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. This will be the only service in the Parish this weekend. Please stay for for the BBQ after the service.

Beautiful Feet Sunday: TODAY 30th July, 2017. Donation envelopes to the work of CMS are available and there will be a retiring 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.

Parish Council Minutes: The minutes from the last Parish Council are on the notice board at the back of your church.

Save the Date:

Volunteers Thank You Day: 10:00am Saturday 24th August, 2017. Parish Hall. Come along so parish councillors can show their appreciation for all that you do.

MMR Meeting: 2:00pm Wednesday 2nd August, 2017. St James Church Kyogle. See Rev. Alan if you need a lift, he will be leaving at 12noon from Lismore.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Doug Ridley who has made the New York Times with an article on our recent floods. The following web address is a link to the article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/world/australia/letter17-lismore-rural-resilience-after-a-flood-doma-byron-bay.html or check it out through our Facebook page.

 

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

 

Diocesan News

Cursillo: Men’s Cursillo Thursday 3rd to 6th August, 2017. Camp Koinonia, Evans Head. A palanca box will be at the back of St Andrew’s or Parish Office. All men’s palanca must be in by Wednesday afternoon. Women’s Cursillo Thursday 17th to 20th August, 2017. All women’s palanca needs to be in by Wednesday 16th August, 2017.

Community News

TONIGHT Combined Churches of Lismore Service: 6:30pm Sunday

30th July, 2017. Salvation Army, 32 Cambridge Drive, Goonell