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The Bulletin Sunday 8th January,2017 Baptism of the Lord 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 8th January, 2017

Baptism of Our Lord Year A



7:30am, Holy Communion — Rev. Christian Ford/Stephen Hall

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

8:30am, Monday to Thursday —Morning Prayer in recess over January

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

Rev. Christian Ford



St Matthew’s Dunoon in recess till February

St Peter’s Goonellabah in recess till February

St Thomas’ Wyrallah in recess till FebruarY


Rector Senior Associate Priest Associate Priest/
Rev. Christian Ford Rev. Alan Shaw Young Families Minister
Day of Rest Monday 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


Clergy Leave

Rev. Alan will be on leave from

Tuesday 27th December, 2016. Returning Monday 23rd January, 2017.


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.


Take Care

Please take care of your belongings, especially handbags, when you go to Communion in St Andrews. If you encounter anybody asking for money please report this to the Rector

Rev. Christian or one of the Church Wardens.




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 26th January 2017)

Nomination Forms for positions are now available from the Parish Office for collection or by email.

Forms are to be in to the Parish Office by 16th February 2017

Please prayerfully consider your involvement.


Cursillo Courier

The Summer edition of the courier is now available at the back of

St Andrew’s. Please take your copy.



New Email Address:

If you would like to contact Rev. Christian Ford directly his email is rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au


Parish Pantry

During December 98 people were helped with food parcels. Donations of cans of spaghetti, baked beans, small cans of tuna (with ring pull) coffee, milo, powdered milk and sugar will be gratefully received. Many thanks for your continued support to this outreach.

Please no more noodles for a while.


Church Rosters for 2017

The rosters for 7:30 and 9:30 for

St Andrew’s services 2017 will be available for the beginning of February.

Please prayerfully consider what activities you may be able to undertake It’s not to late to volunteer.


Combined Parish Church Service

8:30am St Andrews Church,

29th January, 2017

This will be the only Church Service in our Parish today. Please bring a plate for morning tea following the service.



R.E.A.L. Permanent Part Time

Teacher Position

Religious Education Association of Lismore

(REAL) is calling for applications for:

Permanent Part Time Teachers, in Special Religious Education (SRE) and to assist with pastoral care, at Lismore High and Richmond River High Schools.

Essential: Applicants must demonstrate a capacity to teach Christian Religious Education (SRE) and have experience in ministry with youth.

Desirable: Teaching Qualifications. Experience in Pastoral Care

Closing date: 13th January, 2017.

Any questions regarding this position please contact:

Lyn Lingard (Chairperson) Phone: 0434 061 964

Send applications including a resume and two references by email to:


or post to:



PO Box 7021

Lismore Heights

NSW 2480





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~

A voice came from heaven, saying, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”

Matthew 3: 17




Sunday 8th January, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 42: 1-9                                      p519

Psalm 29                              (Prayer Book)    

Acts 10: 34-43                                     p99

Matthew 3: 13-17                                              p2

Matthew 1: 18-25                                              p1


Sunday 15th January, 2017

Epiphany 2

Isaiah 49: 1-7                                      p526

Psalm 40: 1-14    (Prayer book)    

1 Corinthians 1: 1-9                          p127

John 1: 29-42                                       p70


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.


Eternal God,

at the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan

you proclaimed him your beloved Son,

and anointed him with the Holy Spirit:

grant that all who are baptized into his name

may keep the covenant they have made,

and boldly confess him as Lord and Saviour;

who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,

one God, in glory everlasting.



Please Pray for: Wise stewardship of our resources and the ministry of core people and volunteers.


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


The bereaved: We remember Nellie Muriel Wright ( Dawn Back’s Mother) and all who have gone before and pray for their families and friends.


“We will connect to the wider community intentionally and meaningfully seeking to bring transformation of life through faith in Jesus Christ.”


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.