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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
Parish Email: email@example.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:
Pew Sheet: If you have suggestions or if you would like the pew sheet emailed each week contact Rob
Todays Service Details
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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
you confound the worlds 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.
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?
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.
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
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.
May your word live in us. And bear much fruit to your glory.
448 Blest are the pure in heart
Our eyes have seen your salvation,
a light to enlighten the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.
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.
The Nicene Creed page 123
The prayers of intercession
Prayer of Approach page 125
Greeting of Peace page 127
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.
The distribution of Holy Communion
The sending out of Gods people page 143
650 Brother, sister let me serve you.
Ordinary Sunday 4 [Epiphany 4]
Sunday 29 January 2023
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
· 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
Wednesday 1st February 2023 10.00am St. Andrews, Westbury
Sunday 5th February 2023 9.30am St. Marys, Hagley
Wednesday 8th February 2023 10.00am St. Andrews, Westbury
Sunday 12th February 2023 9.30am St. Andrews, Westbury
Wednesday 15th February 2023 10.00am St. Andrews, Westbury
Sunday 19th February 2023 9.30am St. Andrews, 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 Christs sake. Amen.
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. Andrews, 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.
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
· 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:
Give me strength to bear my load,
I will travel through with Thee.
Henry van Dyke
· 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 its 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. Ill tell you why, he said, the choir sings off key, the congregation doesnt 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 youre the minister.
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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