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The Bulletin Sunday 3rd September, 2017 Pentecost 13

Pentecost 13 3rd September 2017

Parish Contact Details
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

Social Media

Rev Christian Ford
e: rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au
m: 0419 642 294
day of rest: Friday

Rev Alan Shaw
m: 0413 955 790
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)
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


Lismore Anglicans


Message from your Minister

Last week those at 7.30 am would have seen me anoint Rev Alan and Brian Batterham and at 9.30 am you might have seen Rev Alan anoint Deirdre Paillas. Let me assure you all they aren’t about to die, it was anointing for God’s healing in their life.

In fact we Anglicans do not have so called “Last rites”, we always anoint people for God’s healing. Even at their last moments as they face death the anointing we offer people is for God’s healing. That is not to say that at that moment we expect to anoint someone and the next week see them at the shops (Though that has happened to me). No we believe that the healing that God offers to us is sometimes physical, sometimes mental, sometimes spiritual and even at death we may be in need of any one of those healings.

It is unfortunate that TV and movies has so distorted the idea of anointing that some people become scared of being anointed because they see it as somehow being about their last moments on earth. I find it a little like those who won’t talk about a will because they think that might somehow bring on their end, or those that won’t visit a doctor or a hospital because somehow that hastens your demise.

God is a God of healing and wholeness and gave to the church the task of bringing that healing to others. The major way we do that is to anoint people for healing. It is in line with James 5:14 which says, “Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.”

It has been my practice to do that as a community. Now if you find yourself or a loved one in need and would like anointing then please give us a call. But if you are going in for a procedure, or find yourself feeling under the weather, or with some ailment, then please let either myself or Rev Alan know before the service and we would love to gather people around to lay hands and pray for you and to anoint you for God’s healing. You don’t even need to tell us what’s wrong just that you would like to be prayed for and anointed. We are happy to anoint people privately after the service or during the service with the body of Christ gathered around you.
Rev Christian

This Sunday Pentecost 13
Psalm 95 p322
Romans 12: 1-8
Matthew 25: 14-30

Next Sunday Pentecost 14
2 Chronicles 31: 2-7
Psalm 54 p 276 (prayer book)
2 Corinthians 9: 5-15
Luke 21: 1-4

This week we pray for…

Prayer Points:
Confirmation Candidates who have started their preparations.
Pray for peace in 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, Margaret Doyle, Dedrie Paillis, Glenda Roe, Russell Cook and Rev Dr Greg Jenks Dean elect of the Cathedral.
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 10am
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 Office
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 4.30pm.

Bible Study/Home Groups
Contact the Office for details
Mon 7.30 pm
Tues 7.30pm 1st week
Wed 10 am
Thurs 7.30pm & 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
Marriage Equality Postal Survey: Over the coming weeks we are going to be bombarded with advertising and information, both true and inaccurate. I want to propose that our morning tea after church become a place of respite from all the advertising and discussion. There are people within our church family who hold passionate opinions on both sides of the argument. Whilst it is an important discussion for us to have I would advise that we have that discussion at other times. I am more than open to those who want to talk about the issue with me, just not after worship. Let us all take a break from the discussion for just a brief time each week. Rev Christian Ford.
A big thankyou to all who participated, helped organised, worked and donated to the market day.

St Thomas Wyrallah BBQ: 4:30pm, Sunday 10th September, 2017 Wyrallah monthly BBQs will recommence. This month the beneficiary will be Wyrallah Public School celebrating 150years on the 23 September 2017. All welcome.
Clergy Leave: Rev. Alan will be on leave Monday 4th September to Sunday 10th September 2017.
Study Group: First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at 3 Homestead Avenue, Goonellabah (Home of John Arjunan and Dr Ross Lehman). Lead by the Rev Dr Robert Ireland, the next meeting will occur on Tuesday, 5th September, 2017. All welcome.
Back to Church Sunday: 24th September, 2017 for all services in Lismore Parish. Please pray for people you may like to invite to church on the 24th.
Bible Society: Bicentenary celebration. 1:30 – 5:00pm Sunday 5th November, 2017 St Andrew’s Church. Afternoon tea, games, hymnfest and evensong.
Diocesan News
Cathy Ridd’s Ordination: 10:00am Saturday 23rd September, 2017 Grafton Cathedral. Cathy Ridd will be ordained for the priesthood. Please ring the parish office if you are interested in car pooling either as driver of passenger. Estimated time of departure 8:00am.
Commissioning: Rev. Cannon Judy Taylor Rector of Casino. 6:00pm Friday 22nd September, 2017. St Mark’s Anglican Church Casino.
Congratulations: The Diocese of Perth has advised that Bishop Kay Goldsworthy, Bishop of Gippsland, has been elected to be the next Archbishop of Perth.Her historic appointment as the first woman to be a Metropolitan in the Anglican Church of Australia has been warmly welcomed both in Australia and overseas. +Bishop Sarah
Gathering of Cursillistas: 9:30am for a cuppa, for a 10am start. Hunt Hall – Grafton Cathedral. The gathering will be facilitated by Archdeacon Gail Hagan along with Chris Nelson (Diocesan Registrar)and will be discussing the 4th day community.
Community News
An event about surviving life’s high’s and lows: 6.30pm Monday 4th September, 2017 Trinity Sports Centre, Lismore. Cost $50 per head. Combined Charity Function, speakers Peter Fitzsimons, Tim Costello, Nathan Hauritz and Nathan Parker. More information at back of your Church.
Heartfelt House Fundraising Event: 8:15pm 22nd September, 2017 at the Rochdale Theatre “Birthrights” by David Williamson This is a story that explores the complexity of family relationships, it will make people laugh and cry and question what they would do for their family, for love and to have a child. Tickets available by phoning or texting Tre Rawstorne 0403 562 471.
Embrace Your Season Conference: 22nd to 24th September, 2017. Port Macquarie. Topic “Live Life Fully”. Speakers Rev. Geoff Broughton and Pastor Scott Higgins. More information see flyer in your church or web sites www.portanglican.com or www.eventbrite.com.au.
Happy Father’s Day