Anglican Parish of Quamby

26th September


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   0419 208 139

                                             Mr Christopher Hill    0409 126 074

            Pew Sheet items     Mr Rob Menzie           0417 931 619

            Anglican Diocese of Tasmania Website:





Our Parish Mission Statement:

To know Christ and

To Make Him Known

Three Churches united as one Parish




Salt is good;

but if salt has lost its saltiness,

how can you season it?

Have salt in yourselves,

and be at peace with one another.’

Mark 9.50

 Parish News

· Giving envelopes. If you would like a set of giving envelopes, please contact Kaye Hewlett 63931529.

· Online Giving. If you can’t get to church every week and would still like to contribute to the day-to-day expenses of the parish, we do encourage online giving. The account   details are listed below on this page.

· Recycling.  Please continue to bring the recycling to Church each week. We are also collecting egg cartons.


White Ribbon Launceston

Calling all men and boys.

Come and stand together with George Bailey and Launceston Mayor Albert Van Zetten to say a loud no to the abuse of women and children in our community. It’s time for men and boys to unite.

Why? We are asking you to stand in solidarity with all the women in your life because women in Australia are calling for change right now. Be part of a powerful photo of men and boys standing together!

When? 10.30am Saturday October 16th @ UTAS Stadium—on the ground. (sandshoes only)


Advance notice

CMS TAS AGM - Sat, 13 Nov at St John's Launceston

Come and celebrate all that God is doing in and through CMS TAS.  Our Deputy Chair, James Hornby, will be our AGM preacher. The AGM will be held at 10.30 am (finished by 1.00 pm), on Saturday, 13 November 2021, at St John’s Anglican Church, Launceston.  Morning Tea provided.

RSVPs to State Director Scott or 0438 590 559. 

Those who RSVP will receive an electronic copy of the Business Papers before or on Tuesday, 09 November.


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.


 Next Services

Sunday 3rd October 9.30am St. Mary’s, Hagley

Sunday 10th October 9.30am St Andrew’s, Westbury

Sunday 17th October 9.30am St. Mary’s, Hagley




 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

Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can it be seasoned? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another. Mark 9.50


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

O God,

your Son has taught us that those who give a cup of water in his name

will not lose their reward:

open our eyes to see those who are in need,

and teach us to set no store by riches and earthly rewards,

so that, in surrendering ourselves to serve you in your children,

we may labour for the treasure that endures;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Collect of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer

Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A reading from Esther beginning to read at chapter 7 verse 1

1 So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. 2 On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, ‘What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled.’ 3 Then Queen Esther answered, ‘If I have won your favour, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me—that is my petition—and the lives of my people—that is my request. 4 For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have held my peace; but no enemy can compensate for this damage to the king.’ 5 Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther, ‘Who is he, and where is he, who has presumed to do this?’ 6 Esther said, ‘A foe and enemy, this wicked Haman!’ Then Haman was terrified before the king and the queen. 9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said, ‘Look, the very gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, stands at Haman’s house, fifty cubits high.’ And the king said, ‘Hang him on that.’ 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the anger of the king abated. 9 20 Mordecai recorded these things, and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21 enjoining them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same month, year by year, 22 as the days on which the Jews gained relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and presents to the poor.


Psalm 124

1 If the Lord had not been on our side,

now may Israel say:

if the Lord had not been on our side,

when our enemies rose against us,

2 Then they would have swallowed us alive:

when their anger was kindled against us.

3 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,

and the torrent gone over us:

the raging waters would have gone clean over us.

4 But praised be the Lord:

who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.

5 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler:

the snare is broken, and we have gone free.

6 Our help is in the name of the Lord:

who has made heaven and earth.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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


A reading from James beginning to read at chapter 5 verse 12

12 Above all, my beloved, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your ‘Yes’ be yes and your ‘No’ be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation. 13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 17 Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest. 19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, 20 you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.


The Holy Gospel according to Mark beginning to read at chapter 9 verse 38

38 John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.’ 39 But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me. 40 Whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward. 42 ‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. , 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched. 49 ‘For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one



Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost [OS 26] – Sunday 26 September 2021

Esther 7.1-6, 7.9-10; 9.20-22; Psalm 124; James 5.12-20; Mark 9.38-50

Whether suffering or celebrating, James tells us that we should pray. Of course, it’s very easy to pray when things suddenly become tough – let’s face it we all do that. But since Jesus calls us his friends, should we be the sort of friend who only makes contact when s/he wants a favour? Really, that’s being a pretty poor friend. Much better to thank God for all the benefits we are shown and the grace we are freely given. 

· Lord, help me always to remember with gratitude the kindness you show me day by day.

· Give thanks for the work and witness of the Anglican Church of Melanesia

Text:      Robert McLean ABM’s Partnerships Coordinator © Anglican Board of Mission, 2021


Give thanks for all the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff who are tending to the sick; for the epidemiologists and other scientists who are working towards a vaccine; for those who show kindness to others through ‘social distancing’, through buying groceries for the elderly, or through phone calls to the isolated; for all those businesses who are able to let their staff work from home; for those who have been buying responsibly in the supermarkets; for those churches who are finding creative ways to engage in worship and prayer online or outside; for all who minister to others in Christ’s name in this season of anxiety.


The Book of Common Prayer, published in 1662, was the standard of English-speaking church worship for 300 years. Now, its precious principles are being passed on to the many thousands of Kriol speakers in the Northern Territory.

The new Kriol Preya Book is the result of almost ten years of work by a team of more than 23 Kriol-speaking translators from different communities in the Top End.

Officially launched at a special celebration on Friday, September 17, at Darwin’s Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, the Kriol Preya Book brings together in one handsome volume a comprehensive suite of liturgy, prayers and responses for all Kriol Christians. It passes a big story down through the generations, with ordinary Sunday services, special occasions like baptisms, confirmation and funerals, a range of prayers for healing, and statements of Christian doctrine including the Nicene Creed and the 39 Articles.

The book has been crafted to make it easy for the congregation to participate, regardless of how strong their Kriol literacy is.

Greg Anderson, the NT Anglican Bishop, says that an important principle for Anglicans for hundreds of years has been Christians worshipping God in their own language. “We want people in their home communities to be able to worship God in a way that’s meaningful for them,” he said. “And so, honouring God’s gift of language, rather than imposing a language from outside, is very important.”


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.


Dear Father in heaven, we long to be your children and to grow closer and closer to eternal life with all its goodness and truth. In your love to us your children, bless us as we walk on earth under great stress and temptation. Keep us from going astray, and let what you have placed in our hearts grow toward perfection, to your glory and your honour. May our hearts always know the joy that our struggle and suffering are not in vain, that if we are faithful, we may bring forth the fruit of righteousness. Amen.



Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday:               Psalm 68.1-20, 1 Kings 16.8-34, Matthew 9.1-13            

Tuesday:               Psalm 71, 1 Kings 17, Matthew 9.14-26

Wednesday:         Psalm 69.1-16, 1 Kings 18.1-20, Matthew 9.27-38

Thursday:            Psalm 72, 1 Kings 18.20-40, Matthew 10.1-15

Friday:                  Psalm 74, 1 Kings 18.41-19.8, Matthew 10.16-27

Saturday:             Psalm 77, 1 Kings 19.9-21, Matthew 10.28-42

Sunday:                Job 1.1, 21.-10, Psalm 26, Hebrews 1.1-4, 2.5-12, Mark 10.2-16


Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· Our Parish of Quamby.

· Christians who are daily being persecuted for their faith.

· The Worldwide Anglican Communion.

· The Diocese of Tasmania and all our Parishes.

· The people and country of Afghanistan, especially women, girls and those in the country with a Christian belief.

· Unity in the Anglican Church of Australia.

· Those countries in the world that are still suffering severe lockdowns and disruptions due to the Pandemic.

· Our Prime Minister, State Premiers and health authorities as they try and chart a pathway through the Pandemic.

· Refugees throughout the world.

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Reverend Jo as she ministers to our needs as a Parish.

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

· Those living alone without a lot of close contact with friends or family.

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

· School children as they commence two weeks holiday before the final school term begins.

· 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:

· All the blessings that our Lord bestows upon us.

· The great ministry of Reverend Jo to our Parish.



Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· John and Sheila Beale, Val Wise, Joan Bonser, Mary Eddington, Eve Beecroft, Shirley Hancox, Mark Leonard, Armondo Puccetti, Ari Bennett, Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, and Celeste Chandler.

· People known to us personally in need of prayers and support.


September Prayer Anniversaries

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



· A man’s spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God. C. S. Lewis

· Every Christian occupies some kind of pulpit and preaches some kind of sermon everyday. Unknown

· A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and adoration. C. H. Spurgeon

· So Brother Matthew locked the [monastery] gate behind me and I was enclosed in the four walls of my new freedom. Thomas Merton

· When I can do nothing else, it is enough to have picked up a straw for the love of God. Brother Lawrence

· Today is the second chance which God gives us to right the wrongs, correct the mistakes, and readjust the differences that marred our yesterdays.  Today is another opportunity to cancel, to expiate, to raise, to adorn. Unknown


Sunday Funny!

Noah opens up the ark and let all the animals out, announcing to them all to follow God's command and "Go forth, be fruitful and multiply."

He's about to close the great doors of the ark when he notices that there are two snakes sitting in a dark corner and not making a move to leave. So he says to them, "Didn't you hear me? You can go now. Go forth and multiply."

The snakes reply, "That command doesn't apply to us."

Noah shakes his head and asks why.

"We can't," said the snakes, "we're adders."


A Bible verse to take home 

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace.  And the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11