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The Bulletin Sunday 4th December,2016 Advent 2 Year A

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 4th December, 2016

Advent 2 Year A



7:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Alan Shaw/Rev. Christian Ford/

Doug Ridley

9:30am, Holy Communion— Gary Murphy/Rev. Christian Ford

8:30am, Monday to Thursday —Morning Prayer

11:00am, Wed 7th December, Holy Communion—Russell Cook/

Rev. Alan Shaw


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

Ray Nickel

6:30pm, St. Peter’s, Goonellabah, Evening Prayer – Baden Collis/

Rev. Christian Ford

Mon, 5th Dec, 10:15 Caroona Jarman, Holy Communion– Rev. Alan Shaw

Tues, 6th Dec, 10:30am RSL Chauvel, Holy Communion– Rev. Alan Shaw





Fri 2nd 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 Associate Priest Associate Priest/
Rev. Christian Ford Rev. Alan Shaw Young Families Minister
Day of Rest TBA Day of Rest Friday Vacant




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



Today we welcome Rev. Christian and Brenda Ford to their new Parish



9:30am, Sunday 18h December, 2016.

St Andrew’s Church

Please pray for Sierra Eva McGouirick her parents and Godparents.


2017 Confirmation Service

Sunday 29th October, 2017

If you are interested in being confirmed in 2017, please contact the Parish Office   6621 3200.


New Rector for Kyogle

Rev. Leslie Fotakis from Bathurst Diocese has been appointed to Kyogle commencing the 24th January, 2017.



A workshop for community members, carers, doctors, mental health professional, and hospitals focusing on suicide prevention in the Lismore community will be held

5:00 to 7:30pm

8 December 2016

Lismore City Hall Theatre

1 Bounty St, Lismore

RSVP 2nd December 2016.

nr@ncphn.org.au or phone 6627 3300

More information see flyer in your church.



50th Anniversary of Ordination

Venerable Gregory Ezzy who was our Rector from August 1985 to February 1995 will be celebrating his

50th Anniversary of ordination with a service (followed by light refreshments)

5:00pm Friday 16th December, 2016.

St Bartholomew’s Church

8 The Avenue, Alstonville.

We have been invited to submit stories or photographs from the time of Greg’s ministry with us to be compiled into a presentation album of

“Ministry Memoirs”

RSVP 12th December, 2016

Ph 6626 0231

Church Rosters for 2017

The rosters for 2017 will soon have to be reviewed. Please prayerfully consider what activities you may be able to undertake.


Name Badges

Please collect your name badge from the back of St Andrew’s Church

Please place $10

in a separate envelope in the offertory with your name on it.


2017 Offertory Envelopes

Envelopes for next year are available at the back of the church.


Lismore Community Carols


Sunday 11th December, 2016

Oakes Oval

Carols in the Heart

Free Event


St Thomas’ Wyrallah BBQ

4:00pm Sunday 11th December 2016.

Save the Date

Advance Notice


10:30am Sunday 26th February, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. Please note any item or motion for General Business must be lodged with the Parish Secretary ONE MONTH prior to the meeting

(ie 26 January 2017)

Nomination Forms for positions are now available. Please prayerfully consider your involvement.


Cursillo Christmas Lunch

12 noon Saturday 10th December, 2016

Rous Hotel

RSVP or more information contact

Ray Nickel Ph 0437 219 357 or

Dawn Back Ph 6624 4924


Parish Council

Next Parish Council Meeting

13th December, 2016.

Parish Office

Agenda items for this meeting need to be in to the Parish Secretary by the

6th December, 2016.


Christmas Shop

This year over $12,000 was raised from the Christmas Shop. 96 Christmas cakes and 16 puddings were sold. Once again a big

THANKYOU to everyone.


Tilly’s Symphony

6:00pm—7:00pm (doors open 5:30pm)

Northern Rivers Conservatorium Underground Studio.

Film of a 15 yr old suffering from Cerebral Palsy, who composes music and plays five instruments.





18th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore

7:30pm Festival of Nine lessons and Carols

St Matthew’s Dunoon

7:00pm Family Carols


20th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Mark’s Nimbin

6:30pm Carols



24th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrew’s Lismore

6:30pm Family Communion

10:30pm Holy Communion

St Matthew’s, Dunoon

6:30pm Holy Communion

St Thomas’ Wyrallah

7:pm Carols



25th DECEMBER, 2016.

St Andrews Lismore 7:30am Holy Communion

9:30am Family Communion







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~

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.

Mark 1 :15





Sunday 4th December, 2016

Advent 2 Year A

Isaiah 11: 1-10                                    p496

Psalm 72: 1-7, 18—21 (see Insert)

Romans 15: 4-13                                                p125

Matthew 3: 1-12                                                p692 Sunday 11th December, 2016

Advent 3 Year A

Isaiah 35: 1-10                                    p513

Psalm 146 or Song of Mary(see Insert)

James 5: 7-10                                      p181

Matthew 11: 2-11                                              p8



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


God of all peoples,

whose servant John came baptising

and calling for repentance:

help us to hear his voice of judgement,

that we may also rejoice in his word of promise,

and be found pure and blameless in that glorious Day

when Christ comes to rule the earth as Prince of Peace;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Response to the Two Great Commandments:

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





Prayer Point: Uphold families and friends of those killed and injured in the recent Colombian air crash .


The sick: Maree Kesby, Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Joy Hutley, Narelle, Len and Maureen Clapham, Bernice Robinson, Margaret Doyle and Hazel Lees.


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.