Anglican Parish of Quamby
The Epiphany of our Lord
and Parish Contacts
Josephine Pyecroft 6391
0412 202 563
Mr. Robert Menzie
Our Parish Mission Statement:
To know Christ and
To Make Him Known
Almighty does nothing without reason, though the
frail mind of man cannot explain the reason.
Day of Prayer. This year the theme is taken
from Slovenia and is Come-Everything is
Ready. It will be on Friday 1st
March at Holy Trinity Catholic Church starting at
2pm, You are most welcome to share in this
ecumenical day of prayer.
Study. If you are interested in joining a
Lenten Study group, please give your name to Rev
Jo so we can order the resources.
Patricks Festival, is scheduled for
March 16th on the Village Green and
will also including our usual monthly market.
There will be events in St. Andrews Church
during the day. There will be no charge for the
festival this year and if people wish to make a
donation on the day there will be an opportunity
to do so.
and Displays in St Andrews Westbury for the
St. Patricks Festival Day. We are
hoping to have a display of fine craft and
embroidery, some art displays and some
photos as well as a possible workshop to make a
Celtic Knot. Please talk to Colleen Fellows or
Rob Menzie regarding this event. Volunteers to
help are also wanted.
of the Westbury Anglican Cemetery. The Parish
are looking at forming an group with the Westbury
and Districts Historical Society to help with
keeping the Cemetery
in reasonable condition. We will be having a
meeting at the cemetery to discuss this and also
getting the group off and running on Saturday
23rd February at
10.30am. Please let people know and turn up
to see what we can achieve in the ongoing
maintenance of this very important part of the
history of Tasmania.
Celebration and Ordination Service (St. Davids
Cathedral, Saturday 2 March, 10am) This year the
Ordination service will be a little different
than previous years. Plans are underway to make
this service a time to celebrate those being
Ordained and also to celebrate our life together
as a Diocesan family. There will be testimonies,
a childrens segment and
program, lots of good singing, preaching, the
Lords Supper and of course the Ordination
of a number of people to the Diaconate and the
Priesthood. There will be a free BBQ lunch
on the lawns after.
Council. Will meet on Thursday February 21st
at 7.00pm at the Hagley Rectory.
Bank Account Details
The Parish do support you
making direct deposits to our accounts if you
cannot get to Church weekly and wish to still
contribute to the finances of the Parish.
day to day operating account is Parish of
Quamby BSB 067013 Account number 10039025.
Wfunds e have also opened an
account for donations towards saving our Churches
and providing for the sustainability of our
Parish and the account is also in the BSB name
of Parish of Quamby 067014 Account number
10064930. include If you make direct deposits
to these accounts please your name.
This morning I received the
sad news that the Revd Stephen Howard died
during the night after a long battle with ill
health. We thank God for his life and ministry
and assure Diana and the family, and all the
members of St Marks South Launceston of our
We continue to give thanks
for the rains falling in Southern Tasmania on the
bushfires, thankful for Gods blessing on
us. We also give thanks today for the ministry at
Christ Church Low Head which had its final
service and was deconsecrated on Sunday. Pray for
those who are grieving this loss.
Please join me in giving
thanks to God for:
life and ministry of the Revd Stephen Howard
rains falling in Southern Tasmania.
ministry of Christ Church Low Head.
Please pray for:
Howard and family, and the people of St Marks
South Launceston that they might grieve Stephens
death well in the hope of the resurrection from
continued abatement of the fires in Tasmania and
for our emergency services personnel who are
faithful people who have worshipped at Low Head
for generations, especially that current members
will find a new church community.
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of the Day
Blessed are you when people
hate you on account of the Son of man. Rejoice
and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is
great in heaven.
Christ the Son of God has
been revealed as a light to the nations.
may be kept.
Let us bring our darkness to
his light, confessing our sins in penitence and
of the Day
you challenge the powers
that rule this world
and you show favour to the
instil in us a true sense of
that we may discern the
signs of your kingdom
and strive for right to
for the sake of Jesus Christ
who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer
O God, whose blessed Son was
manifested that he might destroy the works of the
devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of
eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that,
having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even
as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again
with power and great glory, we may be made like
unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy
Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.
Reading from Jeremiah commencing to read at
chapter 17 verse 5
says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere
mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose
hearts turn away from the Lord .
6 They shall be like a
shrub in the desert, and shall not see when
They shall live in the parched places of the
wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.
7 Blessed are those who
trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord .
8 They shall be like a
tree planted by water, sending out its roots by
It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves
shall stay green; in the year of drought it is
not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.
9 The heart is devious
above all else; it is perversewho can
10 I the Lord test the
mind and search the heart, to give to all
according to their ways, according to the fruit
of their doings.
Blessed are they
who have not walked in the
counsel of the ungodly:
nor followed the way of
nor taken their seat amongst
2 But their
delight is in the law of the Lord:
and on that law will they
ponder day and night.
3 They are like
trees planted beside streams of water:
that yield their fruit in
4 Their leaves
also shall not wither:
and look, whatever they do,
it shall prosper.
5 As for the
ungodly, it is not so with them:
they are like the chaff
which the wind scatters.
6 Therefore the
ungodly shall not stand up
at the judgement:
nor sinners in the
congregation of the righteous.
7 For the Lord
cares for the way of the righteous:
but the way of the ungodly
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 15 verse 12
if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead,
how can some of you say there is no resurrection
of the dead? 13 If there
is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has
not been raised; 14 and if
Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation
has been in vain and your faith has been in vain.
15 We are even found to be
misrepresenting God, because we testified of God
that he raised Christwhom he did not raise
if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For
if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not
been raised. 17 If Christ
has not been raised, your faith is futile and you
are still in your sins. 18 Then
those also who have died in Christ have perished.
19 If for this life only
we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people
most to be pitied. 20 But
in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the
first fruits of those who have died.
Holy Gospel according to Luke commencing to read
at Chapter 6 verse 17
came down with them and stood on a level place,
with a great crowd of his disciples and a great
multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem,
and the coast of Tyre and Sidon.
18 They had come to hear
him and to be healed of their diseases; and those
who were troubled with unclean spirits were
19 And all in the crowd
were trying to touch him, for power came out from
him and healed all of them.
20 Then he looked up at
his disciples and said:
Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the
kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you
who are hungry now,
for you will be
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
are you when people hate you, and when they
exclude you, revile you, and defame you on
account of the Son of Man.
23 Rejoice on that day and
leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in
heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to
24 But woe to you
who are rich,
for you have
received your consolation.
25 Woe to you who
are full now,
for you will be
Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn
26 Woe to you when
all speak well of you, for that is what their
ancestors did to the false prophets.
All glory and honour be
yours always and everywhere, mighty Creator,
everliving God. 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 archangels, and
with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your
great and glorious name, for ever praising you
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany [OS 6]
Sunday 17 February 2019
17.5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15.12-20; Luke
Today we see Jesus healing
the sick around him and teaching the disciples
about those who are blessed the poor, the
hungry, the sorrowful, the reviled and
those for whom woe waits the rich, those
who are filled, those who laugh and those who are
spoken well of. What this means is that Gods
mission is to those on the margins of society,
and that is where the Church is called to
Pray that we might be able
to go to the margins of society where Gods
Spirit is at work.
Give thanks for the work of
the Al-Ahli Arab hospitals child nutrition
project, which aims to help babies and toddlers
The Rev Will Johnston, © Anglican Board of
ABM Prayer for the
Day: Give thanks for all who have
proclaimed the Good News of our Lord Jesus
Christ, especially those like the brothers St
Cyril and St Methodius, who have preached the
gospel in Slavic Countries. The Glagolitic and
Cyrillic alphabets, the oldest known Slavic
writing systems, were created by the two brothers
and their students, to translate the Bible and
other texts into Slavic languages.
Cycle of Prayer: Ministry
with the Torres Strait Islander People of
Australia Torres Strait clergy and people.
Readings for this Week
Psalm 107.1-22, Genesis 26.34-27.29, Luke 6.1-11
Psalms 110 & 111, Genesis 27.30-46, Luke
Psalms 114 & 115, Genesis 28, Luke 6.27-38
Psalms 121, 122 & 123, Genesis 29.1-30, Luke
118.1-18, Genesis 29.31-30.24, Luke 7.1-10
Psalms 124, 125 & 126, Genesis 30.25-41, Luke
the Anglican Communion News Service
Reports from Nigeria say
that a priest from the Diocese of Sokoto has been
murdered by kidnappers who are continuing to hold
his family. According to the reports, Anthony
Idris Jatau was abducted on Thursday night
kidnappers who also took his wife, three children
and two sisters-in-law. His body was found by the
side of the road on Saturday.
There has been no official
confirmation of the reports; but various blogs
and social media channels have reported the
kidnapping several of them showing a photo
of the body. An anonymous source from the Diocese
of Sokoto told
Nigerias Punch newspaper that
the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of ?10
million Nigerian Naira (approximately £21,500
GBP) for the release of his family.
by Tali Folkins] An officer with the Anglican
Church of Canadas diocese of QuAppelle
is warning parishes, dioceses and any other
church bodies whose website has an online
donation feature to make sure its protected
from fraudulent use. The warning follows an
episode last winter in which someone used the
dioceses Donate button to test
thousands of stolen credit card numbers. Amanda
Sather Page, the dioceses Financial
Officer, says that in early February 2018,
fraudsters attempted to make more than $90,000
[CAD, approximately £53,000 GBP] in credit card
transactions using the feature, a matter of days
after it had been launched.
The transactions were all
for small amounts between $2.50 and $5.00,
suggesting that whoever was behind the incident
was trying to test the card numbers to see
whether they worked. The high volume of
suggested an automated process was used.
Lord our God, we
thank you for helping us again and again. Praised
be your name for all you do for us and for all
your help in many dangers and hardships! We trust
you completely and have faith in you through
Jesus Christ, the Saviour. He reveals your grace
everywhere, in every hardship, giving us the
courage and freedom to look toward your kingdom.
Help us remain courageous when we have to face
suffering, for we want to be your disciples in
Jesus Christ, the Crucified One. He has made
suffering holy, that our suffering too may bear
fruit for you in time and in eternity. Amen.
of the Week
Let your merciful ears, O
Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble
servants; and that they may obtain their
petitions make them to ask such things as shall
please you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
and Praise Points
suitable weather conditions for all those
fighting fires in Tasmania.
Parishes in the Diocese still trying to keep
their Churches from closure and sale.
a successful ALPHA program to be run in our
Parish Council, pray that they will have the
vision, unity and strength to guide our Parish
with the Lord as their example.
events planned for our Parish during the summer
in the world suffering due to terrorism,
oppression or violence.
a coming together of the world leaders to all
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 will continue to grow as a Parish in faith and
dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ, and that we
may draw more Disciples to him by our actions,
deeds and words in the community.
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:
life of Reverend Stephen Howard and his
contribution to the Diocese of Tasmania and the
Parish St. Marks South Launceston
Lowe joining us once again for Worship after his
recent stay in hospital.
rains that have helped those fighting the
horrific bushfires in Tasmania.
our daily blessings that we receive from our
unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:
Hobman, Robert Lowe, Brian Shipp, Nicola Coad,
Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, Bill and Jan Menzie,
Harley and the Young family.
family of the Late Reverend Stephen Howard
especially his widow Diana.
We remember those who have
passed away in February especially, Norma Walker,
Ainslie Grech, Rita Allan, Daisy Lowe and Lorna
In a shop that sold
religious items was a display of baseball caps
with "WWJD" printed on them.
Customer: "WWJD? What
does that mean?"
Clerk: "WWJD stands for
'What Would Jesus Do' "
Customer: "Well, I'm
pretty sure Jesus wouldn't pay $23.95 for one of
these baseball caps."
Bible Verse to take Home
The Lord will fight for
you, you only need to be still. (Exodus 14:14)