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Bulletin 19th November, 2017

Anglican Parish of Lismore


Pentecost 24                                        19th November 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

Facebook: Lismore Anglicans



Rev Christian Ford


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


This Sunday Pentecost 24

Judges 4: 1-10

Psalm 123 p361 (prayer book)

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

Matthew 25: 14-30



Next Sunday St Andrew’s Day

Deuteronomy 30: 11-14

Psalm 19: 1-6 p239 (prayer book)

Romans 10: 8-18

Matthew 4: 18-22



Minutes from the Minister

We do what?

I thought I might create a subheading in Minute with the Minister called “We do what?” in which I will explore some of the things we do in worship.  Even those of us who have been involved in the Anglican Church for a long time don’t always know why some things are done or even know what some things we do are.

This week I wanted to explore our church linen.  It often looks to those who are not clergy, lay ministers or servers that there is a lot of white cloth up there at the altar.  There are of course customs, traditions and rules governing the use of church linen.

The first one is that it is, as the name suggests, 100% linen.  There are two reasons for using linen.  To begin we have always used linen.  It is mentioned as linen in the Book of Common Prayer.  In the Scriptures when the sacred cloths were described they were named as linen.  Yes, they used very different cloths to us, but we maintain that principle.

The second reason is very practical, linen is absorbent.  In wiping the chalice or catching any spilled wine linen is very effective at absorbing the wine, where other types of material are less useful for that task.

So everything from the Altar clothes to the purificators that wipe the chalice are to be made of 100% linen.  So exactly what are the linens that we use?

Altar cloth: Usually three clothes that are laid on the top of the altar.  One may have lace to hang over the front or on the ends of the cloth.  The last one is the size of the top of the altar,

Corporal: The square of linen that is laid on the altar for the celebration of Holy Communion.  It serves the purpose of catching any crumbs from the bread when it is handled (the corpus, hence corporal, nothing to do with military rank).  It is also to be a point of focus of the intent of the consecration prayer.  It is folded in three and then in three again with the “good” side on the inside.

Purificator: piece of linen that is folded in three and used to wipe the edge of the chalice during distribution of communion.

Lavabo towel: like a larger purificators used to dry the priest’s hands when cleansing at the start of communion.

There is of course a lot more we could say about altar linen, its care and use but this is a good introduction and I would encourage you to ask me any questions you have.  Also, if you would be interested in helping in the care of the linen then please see me.  Next week we will be commissioning a whole new set of linen for the whole parish generously made for us.

Grace and Peace

Rev Christian Ford





This week we pray for…


Prayer Points:

The sick: Olive Sheaffe, Joan Sheaffe,  Len Clapham,  Marie Wilson, Bernice Robinson, Wendy, Margaret Doyle, Glenda Roe, Keeley, Margaret Jarrett, and Rev Dr Greg Jenks Dean elect of the Cathedral.


The bereaved: We remember Amie Kathleen Walker, Russell Noel Clark 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 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
  • Choir
  • 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.
  • Craft Group 1st Sat 11am-2pm



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

TODAY Annual Australian Anglican Church Calendar: Order now, today is the last day! List at the back of St Andrew’s or call Parish Office. $12 (if we order 10+) otherwise $15. Please order by 19th November, 2017.

Tomorrow: Margaret Weatherby will be returning from leave and will be back in the office Monday 20th November 2017.

Christmas Shop Photo Competition: Buy a Christmas Gift from our Christmas shop, take a photo of your purchase and post it on face book using #anglicanchristmasshop. The winner for the best photo will receive a delicious home made Christmas Cake. This year the shop is at 146—148 Molesworth St, Lismore  and is open until the 24th November 2017.

Faithfulness in Service Workshop: 10am – 12pm Thursday 23rd November 2017. All Saints Murwillumbah.

Bible League: Bibles for the Persecuted. Donations may be made by envelope marked Bible League or by offertory taken after the combined service on Sunday 26th November 2017.

Diocesan Strategic Planning Session. 10am—2pm, Saturday 25th November 2017. Emmanuel College. BYO lunch. All welcome to come and contribute to the future direction of our Diocese. Please see Rev. Christian or Rev. Alan to organise  material you will need before the meeting.

Combined Church Service: Celebration of St Andrew’s Day the patron saint of Scotland. 9:00am Sunday 26th November, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. This will be the only service in the Parish next weekend. Please bring a plate to share for morning tea. Also to help celebrate the occasion please wear or bring something Scottish.

90th Birthday Celebration: Hazel Pringle would like to invite her church family to an early 90th birthday afternoon tea. 2:00pm Sunday 26th November, 2017 at 16 Rosella Chase Goonellabah. RSVP Wednesday 22nd November, 2017. Phone 66244607.

Volunteers Needed: Can you help with preparations for this years Christingle Celebrations that will be held on Christmas Eve. Please let the Parish Office, Christian or Brenda know if you are able to help on Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd.

Worship Service Review: The Parish Strategic Plan calls for a review of the worship life of the whole parish.  The Age profile survey was part of that and the next part is a survey of the worship life of the parish.  We, the Parish Council, have released today the survey and we ask that you return your completed survey by Sunday 3rd December 2017. It is an opportunity for you to have a say about the worship life of the whole parish.

Save the Date

Cursillo Group Reunion: 10:00am Saturday 9th November, 2017. St Andrew’s Parish Hall.

Diocesan News

Installation of the new Dean elect Rev Dr Greg Jenks is set for 6:00pm Tuesday 5th December, 2017 in Christ Church Cathedral Grafton. If you would like to attend and want a lift please contact the office.

Community News

Vox Caldera Concert: 3:00pm Sunday 26th November, 2017. St Andrew’s Church. GLORIA featuring Poulenc Gloria, excerpts from Verdi, Mozart and Brahms Requiem. Door Charge $25. More information see flyer in your church.