Anglican Parish Of Quamby
14th January 2018
and Parish Contacts
Josephine Pyecroft 6391
0412 202 563
Mr. Robert Menzie
Parish Mission Statement:
To know Christ and
To Make Him Known
in this district since
Power of Prayer and Believing
Prayer is a principal means
for opening oneself to the power and love of God
that is already therein the depths of
reality. James A. Pike
Ephesians 1:18 I pray
that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in
order that you may know the hope to which he has
called you, the riches of his
glorious inheritance in his holy people,
James 5:13 Is anyone
among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone
happy? Let them sing songs of praise
Romans 12:2 Do not
conform to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then
you will be able to test and approve what Gods
will ishis good, pleasing and perfect will.
Philippians 4:6 Do
not be anxious about anything, but in every
situation, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Church Communities Training Day
We are encouraging as many
people as possible to attend the next Safe Church
Communities Training Day, on Saturday 10th
Feb 2018, at the Launceston Christian School, 452
West Tamar Road, Riverside. It is a very
worthwhile day as it helps us all understand the
whole scenario regarding making our Churches and
Diocese a safe and happy place for all people.
The day commences at 9am.
There is a need to
register to attend this day and everyone who is
intending to attend are asked to let Rev. Jo know
before the end of January. The training will
be done in Parish groups so you will know the
people and make us all feel at ease. The day will
also help those of us who do need the Working
With Vulnerable People accreditation from the
Government and the Diocese.
Please make a very serious
attempt to attend as there are not many of these
days held outside Hobart, so we need to support
each other and our other rural parishes.
Market. The next market in the Church grounds
and hall at Westbury is Saturday 20thJanuary
2018. The market starts at 8am until 1pm.
We have 3 new stall holders for this market,
so come along and support them.
Giving. This year as part of our Mission
Giving we will be distributing Anglican Overseas
Aid money boxes, they will be distributed later
in the month or early February. Last year we
raised nearly $400 for the Leprosy Mission, it
was a very worthwhile project.
Council. The first meeting for the new year
will be on Thursday January 25th
commencing at 7.00pm at Hagley House.
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We have found the Messiah:
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the king of Israel!
John 1.41, 49
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
of the Day
whose Son, Jesus Christ, is
now exalted as Lord of all,
and pours out his gifts upon
grant it that unity which
only your Spirit can give,
keep us in the bond of
and bring all creation to
worship before your throne;
through Jesus Christ our
who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
from the BCP for the first Sunday after the
Almighty and everlasting
God, who dost govern all things in heaven and
earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy
people, and grant us thy peace all the days of
our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Reading from the first book of Samuel commencing
to read at chapter 3 verse 1
the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under
Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days;
visions were not widespread. 2 At
that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow
dim so that he could not see, was lying down in
his room; 3 the lamp of
God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying
down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of
God was. 4 Then the Lord
called, Samuel! Samuel! and he said,
Here I am! 5 and
ran to Eli, and said, Here I am, for you
called me. But he said, I did not
call; lie down again. So, he went and lay
down. 6 The Lord called
again, Samuel! Samuel got up and went
to Eli, and said, Here I am, for you called
me. But he said, I did not call, my
son; lie down again. 7 Now
Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of
the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. 8 The
Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he
got up and went to Eli, and said, Here I
am, for you called me. Then Eli perceived
that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 Therefore
Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down; and if he
calls you, you shall say, Speak, Lord, for
your servant is listening. So, Samuel
went and lay down in his place. 10 Now
the Lord came and stood there, calling as before,
Samuel! Samuel! And Samuel said,
Speak, for your servant is listening.
139 verses 1-5 & 12-18
1 O Lord, you
have searched me out and known me:
you know when I sit or when
you comprehend my thoughts
You discern my path and the places where I rest:
you are acquainted with
all my ways.
3 For there is
not a word on my tongue:
but you, Lord, know it
You have encompassed me behind and before:
and have laid your hand
5 Such knowledge
is too wonderful for me:
so high that I cannot endure
For you have created my inward parts:
you knit me together in
my mothers womb.
13 I will praise
you, for you are to be feared:
fearful are your acts, and
wonderful your works.
You knew my soul,
and my bones were not
hidden from you:
when I was formed in
and woven in the depths
of the earth.
15 Your eyes saw
my limbs when they were yet imperfect:
and in your book were all my
Day by day they were fashioned:
and not one was late in
17 How deep are
your thoughts to me, O God:
and how great is the sum of
Were I to count them,
they are more in number
than the sand:
were I to come to the
end, I would still be with you.
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 commencing to read at
chapter 6 verse 12
things are lawful for me, but not all
things are beneficial. All things are
lawful for me, but I will not be dominated
by anything. 13 Food
is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,
and God will destroy both one and the other. The
body is meant not for fornication but for the
Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And
God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his
power. 15 Do you not know
that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I
therefore take the members of Christ and make
them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Do
you not know that whoever is united to a
prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is
said, The two shall be one flesh. 17 But
anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with
him. 18 Shun fornication!
Every sin that a person
commits is outside the body;
but the fornicator sins against the body itself. 19 Or
do you not know that your body is a temple of the
Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God,
and that you are not your own? 20 For
you were bought with a price; therefore, glorify
God in your body.
Holy Gospel according to John commencing to read
at chapter 1 verse 43
next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found
Philip and said to him, Follow me. 44 Now
Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and
Peter. 45 Philip found
Nathanael and said to him, We have found
him about whom Moses in the law and also the
prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.
46 Nathanael said to him,
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?
Philip said to him, Come and see. 47 When
Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said
of him, Here is truly an Israelite in whom
there is no deceit! 48 Nathanael
asked him, Where did you come to know me?
Jesus answered, I saw you under the fig
tree before Philip called you. 49 Nathanael
replied, Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You
are the King of Israel! 50 Jesus
answered, Do you believe because I told you
that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see
greater things than these. 51 And
he said to him, Very truly, I tell you, you
will see heaven opened and the angels of God
ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.
Reflection from the Anglican Board of Mission
Second Sunday after the Epiphany Sunday 14
Samuel 3. 1-10 (11-20), Psalm 139. 1-5, 12-18; 1
Corinthians 6.12-20; John 1.43-51
Today the Psalmist sings of
God, You are acquainted with all my ways.
How do we respond to God being with us even from
before we were born? Which of our ways do we need
to change, given that God knows all about them?
that we might Turn from evil and do good,
seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34.14)
for the Anglican Church of Kenya, giving thanks
for the work they do to further Gods
mission in the world.
Robert McLean, Partnerships Coordinator ©
Anglican Board of Mission, 2018
All glory and honour be
yours always and everywhere,
mighty Creator, everliving
We give you thanks and
praise for your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who by the power of your
Spirit was born of Mary
and lived as one of us.
You anointed him as Messiah,
the light of the nations,
and revealed him as the hope
of all who thirst for
righteousness and peace.
By his death on the cross
and rising to new life,
he offered the one true
sacrifice for sin
and obtained an eternal
deliverance for his people.
Therefore with angels and
and with all the company of
we proclaim your great and
for ever praising you and
of the Week
Almighty God, by whose grace
alone we are accepted and called to your service:
strengthen us by your Holy Spirit and make us
worthy of our calling; through Jesus Christ our
the Anglican Communion News Service
Primate of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz,
announces plans to retire in July 2019
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the
Primate of Canada, has announced that he will
step down from his role on the final day of
Provincial Synods next meeting, on 16 July
2019. Last year, Archbishop Fred marked 40 years
of ordained ministry in the church 23 of
them as a bishop and 10 as Primate. In a letter
to the Church, he said that he had wondered
if I might not be coming very close to the
best before date in the leadership I
am providing; but said that, after a
process of prayer and discernment, he felt
more than a little sense of solemn obligation to
see General Synod through the next round of
conversations over a few very significant
years after Cyclone Winston, Maniavas
re-built church is consecrated
Almost two years since
Cyclone Winston swept through Fiji, killing 44
people, the village of Maniava is celebrating its
re-birth. Maniava, in the province of Ra on Fijis
main island of Vity Levu, sits on a hillside at
the mouth of a valley. On the night of 20
February 2016, winds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h)
destroyed the village and everything in it.
Yesterday, Archbishop Winston Halapua, the Bishop
of Polynesia, consecrated the newly re-built
Church of the Resurrection and blessed 14 new
homes and a school dormitory. He also ordained
two new deacons to serve Maniavas 168
and Praise Points
easing of diplomatic tensions throughout the
in the world suffering due to terrorism,
oppression or violence.
weather for all the farming community.
Richard and Reverend Jo.
the Church will protect the many vulnerable
people now and in the future.
the year ahead will present us with opportunities
to show the Good News of Jesus Christ to more in
our communities and that it lead to an increase
of faith and numbers in our Parish.
our Parish and the Diocese may flourish now and
into the future.
and your family.
to our area of Tasmania, pray that they will be
kept safe and enjoy their time here.
political leaders as they prepare for the State
election. Pray that they will be guided by the
Lord in all their decisions and policies.
and its mission to the people of Tasmania.
Leprosy mission as they help those affected with
Leprosy in the world today.
Anglican Board of Missions and the Anglican
Overseas Aid, the lives they touch and the way
they bring the word of Christ to others.
and thanks for:
Richards Vision for our Diocese of making
people responsible for the Safe Church
Communities Training Day in February, pray that
many from our Parish will attend.
Parish Council members who work together for the
good of our Parish.
unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:
Travers, Stephen and Harry Pyecroft, Lyn Lee,
Roslyn Lloyd, Millie Coad, Brent Balchin,
Tracee and Margaret Fraser,
for the Lord to wrap his arms around Kathy and
Denis Travers and guide them both in their
decisions regarding Sam and her health.
We remember those who have
passed away in January especially, Roy Kettle,
Winston Bounday, Alison Somerville, Winifred
Morecroft and Molly Faulkner.
Readings for this coming Week
Psalm 37.1-17, Jeremiah 5.1-17, John 7.37-52
Psalm 38, Jeremiah 5.18-31, John 8.1-11
Psalm 40, Jeremiah 6.1-15, John
Psalms 41 & 42.1-9, Jeremiah 6.16-30, John
Jeremiah 7.1-20, John 8.31-47
Psalm 48, Jeremiah 7.21-8.3, John 8.18-59
Our dear Father, we
ask you to come to us from heaven and surround us
with your goodness and mercy, with your light and
life. We are weak, poor, and lost just when we
need to stand firm and hold on. But you are
faithful. You stay by us and help us. Continue to
help and sustain us, we pray. Do not let our
lives be lived in vain. May something of eternity
be with us in all we have to face in life, so
that over and over again we may find courage to
start anew. Amen.
Thoughts Worth Considering
is the source of all true greatness: pride is
ever impatient, ready to be offended. He who
thinks nothing is due to him, never thinks
we will feed Christ with the food of our houses,
even outward food, Christ will reward us with the
food of his house, which is spiritual food.
determination is to transfer this habit of worry
into an instant moment of prayer and leave it
notice how the most often quoted person is
come to the conclusion that I'm a reasonably
intelligent person who does moderately stupid
things on a semi-regular basis.
hate it when people use big words just to make
themselves sound perspicacious.
man told his friends: "I left my job because
of illness and fatigue. Turns out, his boss
got sick and tired of him.
husband comes in from the garage. His wife asks,
"How are you?"
He replied, "I lost
something. I thought I had put it somewhere safe
in the garage."
She asked, "How many
safe places are there in the garage?"
"Clearly one more than
I can remember."