QUAMBY PARISH

 

Three Churches united as one Parish.

Our Parish Mission Statement:

To know Christ and

To Make Him Known

ST Andrews Westbury

Anglican Parish of Quamby

The FOURTH Sunday after Epiphany

29 th January 2023

Clergy  and Parish Contacts

Priest In Charge:      Reverend Paul Hobby 0437 108 394

            Email:                       frpaul@virtual.net.au

            Parish Email:           quambyparish@gmail.com

            Web Page:                 www.quambyparish.org

               Facebook Site:             www.facebook.com/AnglicanParishOfQuamby

               Parish Secretary       Mrs. Patricia Hobman 0407 575 241

            Parish Treasurer      Mrs. Jane Dent 6397 3184

            Parish Wardens        Mrs. Patricia Hobman 0407 575 241

                                                Mrs. Heather Stewart 0419 208 139

                                                Mr. Rob Menzie 0417 931 619         

            Anglican Diocese of Tasmania Website:

            http://anglicantas.org.au/ 

Pew Sheet: If you have suggestions or if you would like the pew sheet emailed each week contact Rob

Today’s Service Details

All service details are copyright to Broughton Publishing Limited printed from epray® which is a registered trademark of Broughton Publishing Pty Ltd. The Anglican Parish of Quamby holds EPray licence number AUS01 50121L 2330V5 The Scripture contained herein is from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Opening Hymn

745        Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.

The service commences on page 119 of the Prayer book.

Sentence of the Day

Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.                1 Corinthians 13.14

The Invitation to Confession

Christ the Son of God has been revealed as a light to the nations.

Silence may be kept.

Let us bring our darkness to his light, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

Collect of the Day

Righteous God,

you confound the world’s wisdom

by giving your blessing to the lowly and pure in heart:

give us such a hunger and thirst for justice

and perseverance in striving for peace,

that in our words and deeds

the world may see the promise of your kingdom,

which has been revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Collect of the day from the Book of Common Prayer

 O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A reading from the Prophet Micah beginning to read at   chapter 6 verse 1

1 Hear what the Lord says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
2 Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the Lord has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel.
3 ‘O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!
4 For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of slavery; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
5 O my people, remember now what King Balak of Moab devised, what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the Lord.’

6 ‘With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with tens of thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?’

8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Hear the word of the Lord,               Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 15

1 Lord, who may abide in your tabernacle:

or who may dwell upon your holy hill?

2 Whoever leads an uncorrupt life and does the thing which is right:

who speaks the truth from the heart, and has not slandered with the tongue;

3 Who has done no evil to a friend:

nor vented abuse against a neighbour;

4 In whose eyes the worthless have no honour:

but who makes much of those that fear the Lord;

5 Whoever has sworn to a neighbour:

and will not go back on that oath;

6 Who has not put money to usury:

nor taken a bribe against the innocent.

7 Whoever does these things:

shall never be overthrown.

Glory to God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen.

 

A reading from the first letter to the Corinthians beginning to read at chapter 1 verse 18

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’
20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.
22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,
23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.
26 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are,
29 so that no one might boast in the presence of God.
30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
31 in order that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’

 

May your word live in us.                 And bear much fruit to your glory.

Gradual Hymn           

448        Blest are the pure in heart

 

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!

Our eyes have seen your salvation,

a light to enlighten the nations

and the glory of your people Israel.

Alleluia!

 

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew beginning to read at chapter 5 verse 1

1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for    righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Sermon

 

The Nicene Creed page 123                         

 

The prayers of intercession

 

Prayer of Approach page 125                     

 

Greeting of Peace page 127

 

Offertory Hymn

Christ be our light              (printed)

 

Thanksgiving 3 page 133

With the preface for Epiphany.                      

 

The Lords Prayer page 141

 

The Mystery of faith

Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us your peace

 

The distribution of Holy Communion

 

The sending out of God’s people page 143

 

Final Hymn

650        Brother, sister let me serve you.     

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Ordinary Sunday 4 [Epiphany 4] – Sunday 29 January 2023
Micah 6.1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1.18-31; Matthew 5.1-12
In his ‘sermon on the mount’ Jesus tells us about the kinds of people who will be blessed by God: the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the persecuted, the reviled. We can see that none of these are what would normally be thought of as successful people. God’s values do not align with worldly attainment. Those who will be blessed by God have already been dismissed by the world as being irrelevant failures, yet God’s heart treasures them. How can we renounce things like status, power, and worldly wealth for those things that God finds value in?
• Lord Jesus Christ, may I always value what you value, eschewing those things of no ultimate significance.
• Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of the Province of Myanmar.
Text: Robert McLean © Anglican Board of Mission, 2022

Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday:              Psalm 72, Genesis 18.22-19.11, Luke 2.1-7

Tuesday:             Psalm 59, Genesis 19.12-38, Luke 2.8-21

Wednesday:        Psalm 74, Genesis 20, Luke 2.41-52        

Thursday:           Psalm 77, Genesis 21.1-34, Luke 3.1-14

Friday:                Psalm 78.16-38, Genesis 22.1-24, Luke 3.15-22

Saturday:            Psalm 50, Genesis 23, Luke 3.23-38

Sunday:                Isaiah 58.1-12, Psalm 112, 1Corinthians 2.1-16, Matthew 5.13-20

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· Our Parish of Quamby.

· Peace in our world, especially between Russia and Ukraine. Pray that peace and common sense will prevail.

· Christians who are daily being persecuted for their faith.

· Favourable weather conditions for our farming community.

· The Diocese of Tasmania and all our Parishes.

· Bishop Richard and Helen and the Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith. Pray for a united Church that is able to grow followers.

· Reverend Paul, his wife Lisa and daughters Faith and Grace.

· Sheilagh as she spends time with family and friends overseas and begins to think about coming back home.

· The plans and ideas being shared and planned about future ministry in our Parish.

· New residents to our areas.

· School children as they prepare to start the new academic year.

· That we as a Parish can reach out to the many in need of help and support.

· You and our Church family, our neighbours and our friends.

· All our Parish Mission Giving. Also all the community groups helping to provide for those in need in our area.

Praise and thanks for:

· The new born Lord Jesus Christ.

· The increasing amount of interest in our Parish via our social media sites.

· This wonderful world we live in.

 

Those unwell and in need of our Prayers:

· Henry Kirk, Monica Murfet, Reverend Jo Pyecroft, Dorothy Keygan, Eddie Cooney, June Eyles, David and Cheryl Buckingham, Pauline Trevena, Celeste Chandler, Carmen and David Smith and Jan Menzie.

· Those who cannot join us in Worship due to various reasons, Joan Bonser, Shirley Hancox, Gwen Bounday and Mary Eddington.

· Pray for the family and friends of the late John Donovan and Jennifer Axelsen, who both passed away recently.

· Anyone known to us who is in need of our prayers for their particular situation.

January Prayer Anniversaries

Jennifer Axelsen, Roy Kettle, Winston Bounday, Alison Somerville, Winifred Morecroft and Molly Faulkner

Upcoming Services

Wednesday 1st February 2023 10.00am St. Andrew’s, Westbury

Sunday 5th February 2023 9.30am St. Mary’s, Hagley

Wednesday 8th February 2023 10.00am St. Andrew’s, Westbury

Sunday 12th February 2023 9.30am St. Andrew’s, Westbury

Wednesday 15th February 2023 10.00am St. Andrew’s, Westbury

Sunday 19th February 2023 9.30am St. Andrew’s, Westbury

Parish Bank Account Details

We welcome direct deposits into our bank account if you find it easier than the traditional envelope giving. This is being taken advantage of by some of our Parishioners who cannot get to church weekly or find it an easier option. Our account is:

Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Parish of Quamby BSB 067013        Account number 10039025.    Please include your name as a reference.

Prayer of the Week

O Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are worth nothing: send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is   counted dead before you; Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Kaye Hewlett who was recognised this past week for her voluntary community work here in the Meander Valley. A well deserved honour, well done Kaye.

Parish News and Events

· Shrove Tuesday February 21st, yes we are having pancake night again at the St. Andrew’s, Westbury hall commencing at 6.00pm. This year we are planning some different ideas like pancake races, U3A hopefully will be playing in the grounds of the hall and Church. If you can help on the night or donate any items please contact Wendy Kilroy.

· Bible studies in Lent, Rev Paul has ordered the booklets and it all sounds very positive. We will advise time and place after further consultation with those who are wanting to attend. Please talk to Rev. Paul soon.

· Online Services. Rev Paul has launched a YOUTUBE channel Quamby Parish and has been uploading our weekly Sunday services. Jump online and have a look. Talk to Rev Paul for more details.

BACK TO HAGLEY....Harvest Festival

 

Sunday 5th March, St. Marys, 9.30am.

Children to bring a produce item who wish to be in the procession.

Morning tea to follow.

Catch up with old acquaintances.

 Dear Father in heaven, Almighty God, your children look to you in prayer. Hold us always by the hand. Reveal to us that you hear us, that you are among us providing what is best for us, to the glory of your name. In this hour let us experience something from you, the good and merciful One. May we always be glad and thankful for all we have already received from you and for all we are still to receive in our lives. Amen.

‘May the Lord make your love increase and overflow.’ 1 Thessalonians 3:12

‘To everything there is a season.’ Ecclesiastes 3:1

Wise Thoughts

· Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning. Frederick Faber

· Christianity is either relevant all the time or useless anytime.  It is not just a phase of life; it is life itself. Richard Halverson

Lord, the newness of this day

calls me to an untried way:
Let me gladly take the road,

Give me strength to bear my load,
Thou my guide and helper be—

I will travel through with Thee.

Henry van Dyke

Humorous Thoughts

· What's a perfect gift for a person who has everything? Storage space.

· What's the leading cause of dry skin? Towels.

· When I get to where I'm going, will somebody please tell me where I am?

Sunday Funny (Please say it’s not Quamby Parish)

That infamous story is told of a mother that was attempting to get her son up on a Sunday morning to go to church. Unable to make him get out of bed, she asked him why he did not want to go to church. “I’ll tell you why,” he said, “the choir sings off key, the congregation doesn’t know the hymns, and the people are unfriendly. Now you tell me two reasons why I should get up and go.” “I will,” said the mother. “In the first place you are thirty-five years of age and in the second place you’re the minister.”

Unknown.

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A Bible verse to take home.

Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day. Psalm 71:8

 

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