Anglican Parish of Quamby

27 th September 2020


Clergy and Parish Contacts

Reverend Josephine Pyecroft    6391 1042     or     0412 202 563


                           Parish Email:                  

                           Web Page:                       

         Facebook Site:             

                           Parish Secretary                      Mrs. Patricia Hobman

                           Parish Treasurer                     Mr. Robert Menzie





Our Parish Mission Statement:

To know Christ and

To Make Him Known

Clergy  and Parish Contacts

Reverend Josephine Pyecroft    6391 1042  or  0412 202 563                                            Email:               

            Parish Email:   

            Web Page:        

                Facebook Site:

                Parish Secretary        Mrs. Patricia Hobman

            Parish Treasurer       Mrs. Jane Dent

            Parish Wardens      Mrs Rosemary Stobart 0419 875 845

            Mrs Heather Stewart 6392 2297

            Mr Christopher Hill 0409 126 074

            Pew Sheet items        Mr Rob Menzie 0417 931 619

            Anglican Diocese of Tasmania Website:



Parish Bank Account Details

The Parish support the making direct deposits to our accounts.

Our day to day operating account is Parish of Quamby BSB 067013 Account number 10039025.

We also have opened a “Sustainability Account” for providing funds towards the future Ministry in the Parish and the account is also in the name of Parish of Quamby BSB 067014 Account number 10064930. If you make direct deposits to these accounts please include your name.


Parish News

· Daylight Savings. A reminder that Daylight Savings starts next Sunday morning October 4th at 2am. So, remember to put your clocks forward by an hour before going to bed   Saturday evening.

· ABM money boxes. Thanks to all who have taken the   money boxes. Sue has asked that if you require a receipt please put your name on the boxes somewhere so that she can return the receipt and the money box once emptied.

· Recycling.  Don’t forget to bring your plastic bottle tops and rings and bread bag tags to drop them in the bins at church. Donald now has found a place that recycles metal tops, batteries, mobile phones, printer cartridges, eye glasses, CD’s and DVD’s as well as aluminium coffee pods so if you are unsure what to bring talk to Donald. Could we ask that people wash the tops to avoid mildew.  

· Socks. Wendy is still accepting old socks for recycling as well so any with holes in them or ones that are no longer used as more than welcome.

· Operation Christmas Child. We have shoeboxes and information available, talk to Wendy.

A Study with Rev’d Warwick

Rev’d Warwick Cuthbertson is planning a study to begin on Wednesday 7th October at 5pm - 6:15 pm in the Launceston  Holy Trinity Parish Hall.
There will be 8 weekly studies with study books at $10 provided.
Parking is available on the paved area in front of Holy Trinity Launceston
Would all those interested in this thought provoking study please contact the Reverend Warwick Cuthbertson 0408356067 or

The Reverend John Stanley will also lead this Study online beginning 7.00pm Wednesday 7th October. For more information please contact Warwick.

About the Study…. An Activity of the Aboriginal- Anglican Relationship Working Group of this diocese.

“Celia Kemp (author of Into the Desert) has written an 8-part study to open up conversation about the church's theological response to the Statement from the Heart. The studies are for those interested in a Christian response to Australia's history, listening to what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christians are saying right now, and grappling with the question of what it is to be a truly  Australian church.”

Electronic image link of the study booklet


Reverend Warwick invites the members of Quamby Parish to join in this study.


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.

Sentence of the Day

Come, let us return to the Lord, that we may live before him. Hosea 6.1a, 2b

Invitation to Confession

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 forgiveness.

Collect of the Day

Grant, O merciful God, that your people may have that mind that was in Christ Jesus, who emptied himself, and took the form of a servant, and in humility     became obedient even to death. For you have highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, Jesus Christ, the Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in everlasting glory. Amen.

Collect of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer

O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Reading from Exodus beginning to read at chapter 17 verse 1  

1 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 The people quarrelled with Moses, and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’ Moses said to them, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord ?’ 3 But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?’ 4 So Moses cried out to the Lord , ‘What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.’ 5 The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6 I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.’ Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarrelled and tested the Lord, saying, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’

Psalm 78.1-4 & 11-16

1 Give heed to my teaching, O my people:

incline your ears to the words of my mouth;

2 For I will open my mouth in a parable:

and expound the mysteries of former times.

3 What we have heard and known:

what our forebears have told us,

4 We will not hide from their children, but declare to a generation yet to come:

the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works.

11 For he did marvellous things in the sight of their ancestors:

in the land of Egypt, in the country of Zoan.

12 He divided the sea and let them pass through:

he made the waters stand up in a heap.

13 In the daytime he led them with a cloud:

and all night long with the light of fire.

14 He cleft rocks in the wilderness:

and gave them drink in abundance as from springs of water.

15 He brought streams out of the rock:

and caused the waters to flow down like rivers.

16 But for all this they sinned yet more against him:

and rebelled against the Most High in the desert.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen

A reading from Philippians beginning to read at chapter 2 verse 1-13 

1 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy,
2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full    accord and of one mind.
3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.
4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,
8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross.
9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and   under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew beginning to read at chapter 21 verse 23

23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, ‘By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?’ 24 Jesus said to them, ‘I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?’ And they argued with one another, ‘If we say, “From heaven”, he will say to us, “Why then did you not believe him?” 26 But if we say, “Of human origin”, we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.’ 27 So they answered Jesus, ‘We do not know.’ And he said to them, ‘Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 28 ‘What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” 29 He answered, “I will not”; but later he changed his mind and went. 30 The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, “I go, sir”; but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?’ They said, ‘The first.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you; the tax-collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax-collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.


Ordinary Sunday 26           [Pentecost 17] – Sunday 27 September 2020

Exodus 17.1-7; Psalm 78.1-4, 11-16, Philippians 2.1-13; Matthew 21.23-32

Having sent ten plagues to the people of Egypt, God tests the Israelites ten times as they travel through the wilderness of the Sinai Peninsula to see if they will remain faithful. This time water has run out. The Israelites are seriously peeved with Moses’ leadership – the Hebrew word translated as ‘quarrelled’ really means ‘took legal action against’. Moses shrugs it all off, seeing it as the people complaining against God, rather than against him. So God tells Moses to take his staff and strike it against the rock at Horeb. The people’s need is     answered by their ever-providing God as water gushes out of the rock.

Pray that as we wander through times of spiritual desolation we will be alert to God giving us spiritual water from which to drink.

Give thanks for the work and witness of the Primate of the Anglican Church of   Australia, the Most Rev Geoff Smith, and for the General Secretary of the General Synod, Anne Hywood, and the staff in the General Synod Office.

Text:      Robert McLean © Anglican Board of Mission, 2020


News from ABM

Papua New Guinea - Adult Literacy Program

‘One day I want to become a teacher. That’s my dream!’

At the age of 31, Alice Moude Rourela has begun to realise her dream by enrolling in secondary school. For Alice, a Papua New Guinean from Oro Province, this was made possible by the Anglican Church’s Adult Literacy Program.

The death of Alice’s mother while she was in her final year of primary school had a devastating effect on the young girl. Losing the mainstay of support for her education, Alice dropped out of school and for many years gave up any hope of returning. But two years ago, she learned about Sorovi Adult Literacy School, run by the Anglican Diocese of Popondota, and promptly enrolled. Participation in this adult learning program gave her the skills and confidence she needed to sit the Grade 8 examinations and finally have a chance to      complete her education.

‘One week before the Adult Literacy graduation, I saw my name come out on the list on the school notice board with those students who were selected to do grade 9. I was running out of words … I had made it through to keep my dream alive! One day I want to become a teacher. That’s my dream!’

Your generous donation to ABM’s Martyrs Appeal this year will strengthen the work of Newton Theological College and the Church’s Adult Literacy program, contributing to realising the vision of the New Guinea Martyrs for modern Papua New Guinea.

If anyone wishes to donate at any time to ABM you can put an envelope marked ABM in the collection plate at Church and the Parish will forward your donation.


Lord our God, our Father, we look deep into your mighty Word and see the glory of the new world you will create according to your justice and truth. We thank you for giving us this joy on earth in the midst of all our toil and striving. We look deep into your Word. You make all things new. To this hope our lives are directed, to this hope you have called us, and we want to be faithful forever. Praise to your name, for you have already done great things for us! Keep us in your Word. Let many find the light, for in this light they may look to you in simple faith and constancy until the end, when throughout the world we may see your glory and your grace. Amen.


Prayer of the Week

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant us such a measure of your grace that, running in the way of your commandments, we may obtain your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday                :        Psalm 71, Joel 2.5-3.8, Matthew 9.1-13

Tuesday:        Psalm 69.1-16, Joel 3.9-21, Matthew 9.14-26

Wednesday:   Psalm 72, Ezra 1, Matthew 9.27-38 

Thursday:      Psalm 74, Ezra 2.64-3.8, Matthew 10.1-15

Friday:           Psalm 77, Ezra 3.9-4.6, Matthew 10.16-27

Saturday:       Psalm 78.16-38, Ezra 4.11-5.2, Matthew 10.28-42

Sunday:           Exodus 20.1-4,7-9,12-20, Psalm 19, Philippians 3.4b-14, Matthew 21.33-46


Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· Our Parish of Quamby.

· The Worldwide Anglican Communion.

· Christians who are being persecuted worldwide daily

· Tanya Jones the Westbury Primary School Chaplain.

· Our elected political representatives, local, state and federal.

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Reverend Jo as she continues to minister to our needs as a Parish.

· Bishop Richard and Helen, and the Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith.

· School students, staff and parents of our local schools.

· The many people who have been involved in car accidents recently, pray that those who are injured and unwell will be healed and those that have lost loved ones will be comforted.

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

· Our neighbouring churches, in the Westbury Area.

· Parish Mission Giving. Anglican Overseas Aid, Anglican Board of Missions, the Leprosy Mission, Samaritan’s Purse and Anglicare who are all supported by our Parish.

Praise and thanks for:

· Parish Council as they meet today.

· The Launceston Church Grammar students who this week completed a walk from Deloraine to Launceston to raise money for MND research.

· The good news proclaimed by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

· All the blessings that our Lord bestows upon us.

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Mary Eddington, Roy and Jenny Axelsen, Shirley Hancox, William Keygan, Rex Hodgetts, Armondo Puccetti, Roslyn Lloyd, the Russell family, Brent Balchin, and Celeste Chandler.



September Prayer Anniversaries

Stephen Eustace, Mary Walker, Mary Cox, Dean Emeritus Rev. Arthur    Grimshaw, Alwynne Boutcher, William “Bill” Smith, Elizabeth Wadley, Dave Trivett, Horace Masters and Kevin Thompson.


True wisdom is gazing at God. 

Gazing at God is silence of the thoughts.

Isaac the Syrian


A wise man!

Martin Luther, talking to the birds as he walks through the woods.


“Good morning, theologians!  You wake and sing.  But I, old fool, know less than you and worry over everything, instead of simply trusting in the heavenly Father’s care.”


From the Bible

· May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

· “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24


Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?

Matthew 21.22



Amusing Thoughts

· I really don't mind getting older, but my body is taking it badly.

· I don't want to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet in 3 hours.

· A fool and his money are never around when you need them.

· Espresso may not be the answer, but it's worth a shot.


Sunday Funny

A ship engine failed and no one could fix it, so they brought in a guy with 40 years’ experience. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine burst back into life.

The engine was fixed!

Seven days later the owners got his bill for $10,000.

"What?!" the owners said. "You hardly did anything. Send us an itemised bill."

The reply simply said:

Tapping with a hammer: $2

Knowing where to tap: $9,998


A Bible Verse to take Home  

Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Psalm 29:2