24 thJune 2018
and Parish Contacts
Josephine Pyecroft 6391
0412 202 563
Mr. Robert Menzie
Parish Mission Statement:
To know Christ and
To Make Him Known
for you will not Though
the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love be shaken nor my covenant
of peace be compassion on you. removed,
says the Lord, who has
At the regular monthly
meeting of the Trustees held last Tuesday, Bishop
Richard came and provided us with an update of
the recent Synod. We were excited to hear about
the progress that has taken place in achieving
Last Wednesday Audrey Mills,
James Oakley, Annette Sims and I attended a
Redress meeting in Melbourne. We joined
other members of the wider Australian Anglican
Church continuing on the work of Redress.
David was the theme of my sermon at the
morning services at St Davids Cathedral on
The State Budget was handed
down last week and it did have an investment for
affordable housing, but not enough! In the
meantime, I encourage you to support this years
Anglicare Winter appeal.
Donations can be made at
office or by phoning 1800 243 232
Please join me in prayer:
the Tasmanian contingent attending the GAFCON
conference in Jerusalem. Please pray for a
successful conference and safe travel.
Ruth Hanlon acting as Dean while Dean Richard is
wisdom for our Political Leaders
We give praise to God:
an informative meeting on Redress with other
faithful congregations at St Davids
Council. The next scheduled meeting of Parish
Council is on Thursday June 28th at
7.00pm in the Parish hall at Westbury.
Roll. The new roll is available for signing,
please ensure you read and understand the
declaration at the head of the roll before
Forum - Saturday 11th August, 2pm
to 5pm at St Johns Launceston. The
Christian Imagination: How important is using
your imagination for the way you live your
Christian life? Presented by Graham Stanton,
Lecturer in Practical Theology at Ridley College,
Melbourne. No need to book.
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then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey
him? Mark 4.41
God is steadfast in love and
infinite in mercy, welcoming sinners and inviting
them to the Lord's table.
Silence may be kept.
Let us confess our sins in
penitence and faith, confident in God's
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O God our defender,
storms rage about us and
cause us to be afraid:
rescue your people from
deliver your sons and
daughters from fear,
and preserve us all from
through Jesus Christ our
who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
of the day from the Book of Common Prayer
O God, the protector of all
that trust in thee, without whom nothing is
strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply
upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and
guide, we may so pass through things temporal,
that we finally lose not the things eternal:
Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's
sake our Lord. Amen.
Reading from 1 Samuel commencing at chapter 17
17 57 On
Davids return from killing the Philistine,
Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with
the head of the Philistine in his hand. 58 Saul
said to him, Whose son are you, young man?
And David answered, I am the son of your
servant Jesse the Bethlehemite. 18 1 When
David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of
Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and
Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 Saul
took him that day and would not let him return to
his fathers house. 3 Then
Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he
loved him as his own soul. 4 Jonathan
stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing,
and gave it to David, and his armour, and even
his sword and his bow and his belt. 5 David
went out and was successful wherever Saul sent
him; as a result, Saul set him over the army. And
all the people, even the servants of Saul,
approved. 10 The next day
an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he
raved within his house, while David was playing
the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his
spear in his hand; 11 and
Saul threw the spear, for he thought, I
will pin David to the wall. But David
eluded him twice. 12 Saul
was afraid of David, because the Lord was with
him but had departed from Saul. 13 So
Saul removed him from his presence and made him a
commander of a thousand; and David marched out
and came in, leading the army. 14 David
had success in all his undertakings; for the Lord
was with him. 15 When Saul
saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of
him. 16 But all Israel and
Judah loved David; for it was he who marched out
and came in leading them.
1 Behold how good
and how lovely it is:
when families live together
2 It is fragrant
as oil upon the head,
that runs down over the
fragrant as oil upon the
beard of Aaron,
that ran down over the
collar of his robe.
3 It is like a
dew of Hermon:
like the dew that falls upon
the hill of Zion.
4 For there the
Lord has commanded his blessing:
which is life for evermore.
to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
as in the beginning, so
now, and for ever. Amen.
reading from 2 Corinthians commencing at chapter
6 verse 1
we work together with him, we urge you also not
to accept the grace of God in vain.
2 For he says,
At an acceptable time I have listened to
and on a day of
salvation I have helped you. 'See, now is the
acceptable time; see, now is the day of
3 We are putting no
obstacle in anyones way, so that no fault
may be found with our ministry,
4 but as servants of God
we have commended ourselves in every way: through
great endurance, in afflictions, hardships,
5 beatings, imprisonments,
riots, labours, sleepless nights, hunger;
6 by purity, knowledge,
patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine
7 truthful speech, and the
power of God; with the weapons of righteousness
for the right hand and for the left;
8 in honour and dishonour,
in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as
impostors, and yet are true;
9 as unknown, and yet are
well known; as dying, and seewe are alive;
as punished, and yet not killed;
10 as sorrowful, yet
always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich;
nothing, and yet possessing
11 We have spoken frankly
to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to
12 There is no restriction
in our affections, but only in yours.
13 In returnI speak
as to childrenopen wide your hearts also.
Holy Gospel according to Mark commencing at
chapter 4 verse 35
that day, when evening had come, he said to them,
Let us go across to the other side. 36 And
leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them
in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were
with him. 37 A great gale
arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that
the boat was already being swamped. 38 But
he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and
they woke him up and said to him, Teacher,
do you not care that we are perishing? 39 He
woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the
sea, Peace! Be still! Then the wind
ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He
said to them, Why are you afraid? Have you
still no faith? 41 And
they were filled with great awe and said to one
another, Who then is this, that even the
wind and the sea obey him?
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Almighty and everlasting
God, you are always more ready to hear than we to
pray, and give more than either we desire or
deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your
mercy, forgiving us those things of which our
conscience is afraid, and giving us those good
things which we are not worthy to ask, save
through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ,
your Son our Lord. Amen.
Readings for this coming Week
Psalm 135, 2 Chronicles 10, Acts 12.1-11
Psalms 137.1-9 & 138, 2 Chronicles 11, Acts
Psalm 140, 2 Chronicles 12, Acts
Psalms 143 & 146, 2 Chronicles 13, Acts
Psalm 145, 2
Chronicles 14, Acts 13.26-41
Psalms 148 & 149, 2 Chronicles 15, Acts
for Sunday 1st July 2018
Samuel 1.1, 17-27, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians
8.7-15, Mark 5.21-43
Lord our God, in the
name of Jesus Christ, who is close at our side as
the risen and living One, we lift our eyes to you
in prayer. Bless us. Bless us through your Word,
and let our hearts become quiet in you. Free us
from all restlessness and from the turmoil of the
present age, for we belong to you, not to the
world. We want to find peace in you and remain in
you. You will care for us as your children, whom
you will never forget in all eternity. Bless us
and renew the riches of your grace in us every
day, for you, O Lord our God, remain our
Lord, O great and
almighty God, we thank you that you have
given us the Saviour, in whom we can become
united and have peace on earth. May he, the
Saviour, work powerfully among us. May your
Spirit come into peoples hearts so that
they learn to acknowledge you as their leader and
their God and to rejoice in their lives, which
are intended for eternal life. Bless us through
your Word and through all the good you do for us.
Constantly renew and strengthen us in faith and
in patience through the grace you send us.
Remember all the
peoples who should become
yours in the name of Jesus Christ. May they all
confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to the
honour of God the Father. We praise you for the
promise you have given us of a wonderful new day
of help for all. We praise you that you have
created all people to recognize their true
calling and their way to salvation. Amen.
the Anglican Communion News Service
Bishops in New Zealand
opposed to the legalisation of medically assisted
suicide and euthanasia have cited examples from
Europe to warn that safeguards
imposed when the law is first changed could later
be loosened. The seven diocesan bishops in New
Zealand are all opposed to the End of Life Choice
Bill, which has been introduced by
parliamentarian David Seymour. This week, Bishop
Richard Randerson made an oral submission to the
Parliaments justice select committee on
behalf of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New
Zealand and Polynesias Tikanga Pakeha.
The Bill proposes that New
Zealanders over the age of 18 who suffer from
terminal illness, are experiencing unbearable
suffering that cannot be relieved and who
understand the consequences of their decision,
become eligible for assisted
dying, provided certain safeguards are met.
and Praise Points
the future of our Parish and all Parishes in the
Diocese of Tasmania in response to the issue of
Parish Council as they meet this week to continue
with our Redress submission to the Diocesan
easing of diplomatic tensions throughout the
in the world suffering due to terrorism,
oppression or violence.
divided and broken world, pray for a coming
together of the world leaders to all pursue
weather for all the farming community.
Richard and Helen, Reverend Jo and our Parish
the Church will protect the many vulnerable
people now and in the future.
we may see an increase of believers in our Lord
and Saviour who are willing to stand and be
counted as Disciples of Christ.
our Parish and the Diocese may flourish now and
into the future.
and our Church family, our neighbours and our
Mission Giving. Anglican Overseas Aid, Anglican
Board of Missions, the Leprosy Mission, Samaritans
Purse and Anglicare who are all supported by our
and thanks for:
all conquering Lord.
commitment of all our Parish Council members and
the extra work that they are taking on at this
very important time for our Parish.
our daily blessings that we receive from our
unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:
Travers, Stephen and Harry Pyecroft, Frank
Zeeman, Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, Tracee and
for the Lord to wrap his arms around Kathy and
Denis Travers and guide them both in their
decisions regarding Sam and her health.
all people faced with decisions about their or
their loved ones health and living situations.
Ask that the Lord guide and strengthen them to
make the right decisions.
We remember those who have
passed away in June especially, Laida Scott,
Fanny Badcock, Millicent Hughes, Archdeacon
Emeritus Warwick Letchford, Allecia McLeod, Mark
McKinnon and Coralee McLennagan.
So, let each one give as he
purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of
necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
am pleased for my brothers to study the
scriptures as long as they do not neglect
application to prayers. Francis of Assisi
company with the more cheerful sort of the godly;
there is no mirth like the mirth of believers. Richard
day the choice between good and evil is presented
to us in simple ways. W. E. Sangster
A little boy watched,
fascinated, as his mother gently massaged cold
cream on her face.
"Why are you rubbing
that on your face, Mommy?" he asked.
"To make myself
beautiful," said his mother.
A few minutes later, she
began removing the cream with a tissue.
matter?" he asked. "Are you giving
"I'm sorry," said
the clerk in flower shop, "we don't have
potted geraniums. Could you use African violets
Replied the customer sadly,
"No, it was geraniums my wife told me to
water while she was gone."
not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.
is something you throw away three weeks before
you need it.
the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth.
if you are on the right track, you'll get run
over if you just sit there.
a vacuum really sucks, is that good?
Bible Verse to take Home
For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.