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the Bulletin Sunday 9th April,2017 Palm Sunday

Anglican Parish of Lismore


Palm Sunday                                          9 April 2017


Parish Contact Details


open Mon—Fri (9.00am-1.00pm)

19 Keen St

PO Box 378

Lismore 2480

p:         (02) 6621 3200

m:        0412 657 036

f:          (02) 6622 8941



Social Media


Lismore Anglicans



Rev Christian Ford

e:         rector@lismoreanglicans.org.au

m:        0419 642 294

day of rest: Friday


Rev Alan Shaw


day of rest: Monday



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



Sun 10 am Holy Communion


Sun 6.30 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. 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




Lismore Anglicans




This Sunday Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50: 4-9a

Psalm 31: 9-18     p250 (Prayer Book)

Philippians 2: 5-11

Matthew 27: 11-54




Next Sunday Easter Day

Acts 10: 34-43

Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 p347 (Prayer Book)

Colossians 3: 1-4

Matthew 28: 1-10



Minute with the Minister…



In a way the real key to Holy Week is given in today’s Second Reading, which seems to be a hymn, incorporated by Paul in his letter to the Christians at Philippi, in northern Greece. It expresses the “mind,” the thinking of Jesus, a “mind” which Paul urges us to have also if we want to identify fully with Jesus as disciples. “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” The key word in the passage is “emptied.” This kenosis (kenwsis), or emptying, is at the heart of Jesus’ experience during his Passion.


In spite of Jesus’ identity with the nature of God, he did not insist on his status. He first of all took on himself in the fullest sense our human nature – “like us in all things, but sin”. But, even more, he reached down to the lowest level, the lowest class of human beings – the servant, the slave. That was still not the end. He let go of all human dignity, all human rights, let go of life itself to die, not any “respectable” form of death, but the death of a convicted criminal in shame and nakedness and total abandonment.


To understand the sufferings, death and resurrection of Jesus one must fully grasp what Paul is saying here and, not only grasp it, but totally appropriate it into one’s own thinking so that one would be prepared, with God’s help, to go exactly the same way. Our normal sensitivities even over trifling hurts just show us how far we have to go to have the “mind of Jesus.”

















This week we pray for…

Baptisms: St Andrew’s. Please pray for the Baptismal family, parents and Godparent/Sponsors.


Pray Points:

  • Uphold all involved and those affected by the recent foods.


The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe, Peg Parry, Len Clapham, Deborah, Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Stan Heywood and Margaret Doyle.


The bereaved: We remember Alma Beryl Lavis, Nita Harding 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.


Aged Care Services

Caroona Jarman 1st Mon 10.30am

Caroona Marima 2nd Mon 11am

RSL Chauvel 1st Tues 10.30am

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. In recess for the School Holidays

Intercessory Prayer Group 8.30 am Tues in St Andrew’s. In recess for the School Holidays

Bellringers Wed 5pm & Fri 5:30pm


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


Bible Study/Home Groups

Contact the Office for details

Sun 1.30 pm

Mon 7.30 pm

Wed 10 am

Thurs 7.30 pm




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


Lent: Holy Communion at 8:00am Wednesday 12th April, 2017. This will be the last Lenten service.


Easter Services: Can you help out with our Easter Services.

1)  Seder Meal—Parish Hall 6:00pm Thursday 13th April, 2017. Can you help with setting up cooking or cleaning up after the meal. If so please place your name on the list at the back of St Andrews.

Also on the same list please indicate (by 11th April, 2017) if you will be attending the meal to assist with catering.


2) The Watch 8:30pm Thursday 13 April, 2017 through to 8:00 am on Friday morning. St Andrew’s Church. If you wish to participate please place your name on the lists at the back of St Andrew’s or contact the office ph 66213200. All welcome.


3) Good Friday—Please bring some Hot Cross buns to share after the service in the Parish Hall.


Please take your brochures advertising the times of the services in our Parish for Holy Week and Easter.


Sunday School: Sunday School has begun again and we are in need of volunteer helpers for this vital ministry to continue and grow. Please contact the office, speak to Brenda after church or place your name on the list at the back of

St Andrews if you can help out.


Combined Church Service: 8:30am, Sunday 30th April, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. This will be the only Anglican Sunday service for the Lismore Parish


Combined Christian Churches Celebration: 6:30pm, Sunday 30th April, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. All denominations welcome.


Brunch: 10am, Saturday 22nd April, 2017. Parish Hall. Cost: $12

Guest Speaker: Rev. Graeme Davis speaking on the role of a

Military Chaplain.


Lunch: at Dunoon Sports Club: 12:00 noon 28th May 2017. Please ring the office if you are interested in attending.


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.


Wyrallah BBQ: St Thomas’ will not be holding their monthly BBQ this week.


North Coast Anglican: The latest edition is now available in your church.


Bible Society: The bible society has an innovative idea to encourage people to enter more deeply into the story of Holy Week . For more information check the web site www.biblesociety.org.au/holytext/.


ABM Lenten Appeal: Envelopes on mission table you can donate direct to ABM by cheque of credit card. If cash seal envelope and put in offertory. There are different envelopes for lent one for Good Friday, one for Easter Day.