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The Bulletin Sunday 3rd April, 2016 The Annunciation Year C

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 3rd April, 2016

The Annunciation Year C



7:30am, Holy Communion Rev. Alan Shaw/Russell Cook

9:30am, Morning Prayer— Gary Murphy

8:30am, Monday to Friday Morning Prayer

11:00am, Wed 6th April, Holy Communion Russell Cook/Rev. Alan Shaw



10:00am, St Matthew’s, Dunoon, Holy Communion— Rev. Alan Shaw/

Russell Cook


6:30pm, St. Peter’s, Goonellabah, Evening Prayer—Badin Collis/Gary Murphy


Mon, 4th April, 10:15am Caroona Jarman, Holy Communion—Rev Alan Shaw/Russell Cook

Tues, 5th April, 10:30am RSL Chauvel, Holy Communion—Rev. Alan Shaw/ Ray Nickel

Fri, 8th April, 9:30am Mary’s Grange, Holy Communion—Russell Cook


~~~~~~~ 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



Religious Education Association of Lismore Inc.

REAL Needs Your Help

The Commonwealth funding to our three high schools for chaplaincy has been slashed. Therefore we a looking at having to significantly reduce our presence in the schools due to the short fall in funding.

Do you consider Chaplaincy to our Secondary School students important?

Submissions for creative ideas or suggestions to raise extra funds would be gratefully received.

Please prayerfully consider ways in which financial support for this ministry may be increased.

If you are able to help please contact Denise at the Parish Office ph 6621 3200


4000 Mouths to Feed

Can you help?

Did you know that for over 10 years, a committed team [including people from Lismore Anglican Parish and other local churches] has been feeding about 4000 hungry people a year at the Lismore Soup Kitchen (Winsome) on a Sunday? That’s a miracle!

The aim is to feed about 80 patrons for Sunday lunch, giving the regular Soupie cooks a day off. As one of 3 rostered cooks, you would prepare a meal for about 25 people in your own home using sausages provided by the Soup Kitchen, then adding vegetables, rice, pasta etc. according to your personal recipe (aluminium trays are best).

You would ensure the meal is delivered to the Soup Kitchen by 10.30am Sunday morning in time for Sunday lunch. Sausages may be collected from Alan and Sue’s home in Girard’s Hill after 8am Fridays. Currently your roster commitment would be roughly once every 4-5 weeks.

If you would like to be involved in this rewarding ministry to the interior please talk to Alan or Sue 66213200.

EFM Education for Ministry:

If you are interested in this course please contact:

Helen Newton M:0428 606 647 or

Ray Houston M:0488 246 761


Development Application Deegan Drive

(Land Behind St Peter’s)

The Diocese has received notice of a proposed multi-dwelling residential development application lodged with Lismore City Council on the parcel of land behind St Peter’s Anglican Church, 55 Deegan Drive, Goonellabah. The drawings may be viewed at the back of St Andrew’s and St Peter’s Church ahead of Parish Council meeting 19th April 2016.


Sunday Journal

Sunday Journal is now available at the back of St Andrew’s. Cost $5. Please see Dora Brockington for payment or place money in an envelope marked “Sunday Journal” and place in the offertory.



Save the Date

Op Shop Fashion Parade Meeting

Sunday 10th April, 2016.

After the 7:30am service.

Parish Hall

Please come along and be part of the team to organise this years Op Shop Fashion Parade.


Volunteers Needed Goonellabah Op Shop

Monthly Casual Shifts Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings or afternoons, sometimes Friday afternoon. If you are able to help out please contact Margaret McDonald ph 6622 8123.


Clergy Leave

Rev. Lyndon will be on leave from the 11th April, 2016. and returning on the 26th April, 2016.


Teen Street Camp

3rd to 8th July, 2016.

Uni Qld Gatton Campus

Years 8-12. Register by 11th April, 2016

More information at the back of the church


Parish Council Agenda Items

Please send agenda items for the next parish council to the Parish Secretary by the 12th April 2016


Wedding Congratulations

Please pray for Amanda Plim and Kristopher Neale who were married in St Andrew’s on Saturday, 2nd April, 2016.



Intro to Pastoral Care with the Ageing

9:00 to 1:00pm Fridays

6th, 13th, 20th and 27th May, 2016.

Uniting Caroona Jarman

65 Rous Rd, Goonellabah.

If you are interested in doing this short course please find the flyer at the back of your church.

Course Presenter: Rob Atherton

Ph 6624 6333 Mobile 0407 735 733

Email: ratherton@uniting.org.


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~

Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word..

(Luke 1:38)

Sunday 3rd April, 2016

The Annunciation Year C


Isaiah 7: 10-14                                    p493

Hebrews 10: 4-10                                              p174

Luke 1: 26-38                                      p43


Sunday 10th April, 2016

Easter 3 Year C


Acts 9: 1-20                                                          p97

Revelation 5: 6-14                                             p195

John 21: 1-19                                       p88




Congregation Response to the Two Great Commandments:

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



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


We beseech you, O Lord,

pour your grace into our hearts,

that, as we have known the incarnation

of your Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel,

so by his cross and passion we may be brought

to the glory of his resurrection;

who lives and reigns with you in unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.





A Prayer for Choosing a new Rector

Bountiful God,

give to this parish a faithful pastor

who will faithfully speak your word

and minister your sacraments;

an encourager who will equip your people for ministry

and enable us to fulfil our calling.

Give to those who will choose, wisdom,

discernment and patience,

and to us give warm and generous hearts,

for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen



Prayer Point: 1. For our SRE teachers and students at our companion school Goonellabah Public School.   2. The victims and families of the bombing in Belgium.


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


The bereaved: We remember Gordon Graham 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.