Anglican Parish of Quamby

18 th August 2019

 

Clergy and Parish Contacts

Reverend Josephine Pyecroft    6391 1042     or     0412 202 563

   Email:                                       revjo1@bigpond.com

                           Parish Email:                            quambyparish@gmail.com

                           Web Page:                                 www.quambyparish.org

         Facebook Site:                       www.facebook.com/AnglicanParishOfQuamby

                           Parish Secretary                      Mrs. Patricia Hobman

                           Parish Treasurer                     Mr. Robert Menzie

 

                                      

 

Our Parish Mission Statement:

To know Christ and

To Make Him Known

God bless all those that I love;
God bless all those that love me,
God bless all those that love those that I love
And all those that love those that love me.

Parish News

· Bishop’s Training Event. This will be held at The Hutchins School, Sandy Bay on Saturday 21st September from 10am until 4pm and will feature a Bible talk from Bishop Richard and workshops with Kylie Butler and Wayne Chan. You can register for this event by phoning the Diocese on 6220 2020 or online at bishopstrainingevent@ gmail.com.  

· Pot Luck Tea. Tonight, Sunday 18th August at the Uniting Church, William Street, Westbury commencing at 5.00pm. Please come along and share the fellowship with others from our areas.

· High Tea. Saturday 31st August at ‘Parklands’ Baptist Church, 53 Franklin Street, Westbury to raise funds for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP to Mark or Dorothy Leonard 6393 2422 or Bernadette Witcombe 0448 577 409 by 24th August please.

· Sashiko Workshop Saturday 7th and 14thSeptember 2019 in St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Westbury 9.30am until 3.30pm cost is $60 which includes the kit to make a table runner. The first one filled up so please contact Colleen pretty quickly on 0437 932 802 soon if you wish to attend.

· PC Nominations. All nominations for Parish Council must be received by the Parish Secretary Patricia Hobman today please.

· Annual Meeting. Our Annual meeting will be held at the Westbury Hall after the 9.30am Service next Sunday. Please make an effort to attend this very important meeting.

 

NOTICE OF PARISH ANNUAL MEETING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in accordance with the provisions of the Parish Administration Ordinance the Annual Meeting of Electors of the Parish of Quamby will be held in St. Andrew’s Church Hall, 11 Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury on the (25th) Twenty-Fifth day August 2019 commencing at 11am for the following purposes:

1. To confirm the Minutes of the preceding Annual Meeting and any Special Parish Meetings held during the year

2. To receive the Incumbent's review of pastoral work

3. To receive reports by Officers of the Parish (Churchwardens, Parish Council and Parish Organisations)

4. To receive the audited accounts of the Parish for the year

5. To receive the Parish Budget

6. To determine the number of Parish Council members for the ensuing year

7. To elect Churchwardens

8. To elect Parish Council members

9. To appoint an Auditor

10. To elect Lay Synod Representatives (every third year only)

11. To elect a Clerical Member of the Local Ministry Support Team in an Enabler Supported Parish (if applicable) to represent the Parish as the Clerical Member of Synod (every third year only)

12. To determine whether the right of appointing an Incumbent to the Parish (if a vacancy occurs) shall be vested in the Nomination Committee or the Bishop (every third year only).

13. To confirm the financial target for mission

14. To elect Parish Mission Representative(s)

15. To elect an Anglican Development Fund contact person

16. Any other business applicable to a Parish Annual Meeting

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Reverend Josephine M. Pyecroft

(Signature of Incumbent)

Date 10th August 2019

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.

 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

‘Is not my word like fire,’ says the Lord, ‘and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?’ Jeremiah 23.29

 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

Everliving God,

increase in us your gift of faith,

that, forsaking sin and all that hinders us,

we may run with perseverance the race that is set before us,

looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Collect of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful; that we, who cannot do anything that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Reading from Jeremiah commencing to read at chapter 23 verse 23

23 Am I a God nearby, says the Lord, and not a God far off? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord. 25 I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long? Will the hearts of the prophets ever turn back—those who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart? 27 They plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, just as their ancestors

forgot my name for Baal. 28 Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the Lord. 29 Is not my word like fire, says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

Psalm 82

1 God has stood up in the council of heaven:

in the midst of the gods he gives judgement.

2 ‘How long will you judge unjustly:

and favour the cause of the wicked?

3 ‘Judge for the poor and fatherless:

vindicate the afflicted and oppressed.

4 ‘Rescue the poor and needy:

and save them from the hands of the wicked.

5 ‘They do not know, they do not understand,

they walk about in darkness:

all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6 ‘Therefore I say, “Though you are gods:

and all of you children of the Most High,

7 ‘“Nevertheless you shall die like a mortal:

and fall like one of the princes.”’

8 Arise, O God, and judge the earth:

for you shall take all nations as your possession.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

A reading from Hebrews commencing to read at chapter 11 verse 29

11 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace. 32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received their dead by resurrection.

Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented— 38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. 39 Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better so that they would not, without us, be made perfect. 12 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Holy Gospel according to Luke commencing to read at Chapter 12 verse 49

49 ‘I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
50 I have a baptism with which to be baptised, and what stress I am under until it is completed!
51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!
52 From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three;
53 they will be divided:
father against son
     and son against father,
mother against daughter
     and daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
     and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’
54 He also said to the crowds, ‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, “It is going to rain”; and so it happens.
55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, “There will be scorching heat”; and it happens.
56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
57 ‘And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
58 Thus, when you go with your accuser before a magistrate, on the way make an effort to settle the case, or you may be dragged before the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer throw you in prison.
59 I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.’

 

 Ordinary Sunday 20          [Pentecost 10] – Sunday 18 August

Our New Testament readings today encourage us to persevere in faithfulness to Jesus despite any suffering because of opposition, which can come even from family members.

Jesus also urges us to ‘judge…..what is right’ and make our peace with God now rather than suffering the penalty of God’s judgment (which the people of Judah were also warned about in the 1st Reading).

Give thanks for those whose actions have been inspired by their faith, and pray for God’s ‘power’ to follow their example.

Give thanks for the work and witness of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

Text:      The Rev Ross Cameron, Diocese of Brisbane © Anglican Board of Mission, 2019

Lord our God, we thank you for the trust you have put into our hearts. We thank you for all the signs of your goodness that comfort us when we are in great need and when many deaths take place around us and touch each of us. We thank you for comforting us, for always giving us fresh courage wherever we may be, and for giving us hope for other people, who also struggle hard to find what is good. O Lord God, bless our world with power from on high, with your gifts that bring good to many people. Bless our world. Save it from sin, from ruin, from every kind of despair. Give your blessing, O Lord our God! As you bless us, so bless all the world, to the glory of your name. Amen.

    Worship Services

Sunday 25th August 2019

9.30am                        Westbury

Followed by Annual Meeting

Sunday 1st September 2019

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 8th September 2019

9.30am                        Westbury

Sunday 15th September 2019

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 22nd September 2019

9.30am                        Carrick

Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday                :           Psalms 110 & 111, 2 Samuel 20.14-26, Acts 18.1-17

Tuesday:           Psalms 114 & 115, 2 Samuel 21.1-14, Acts 18.18-28

Wednesday:     Psalms 121, 122 & 123, 2 Samuel 22.1-16, Acts 19.1-20

Thursday:        Psalm 118.1-18, 2 Samuel 22.17-31, Acts 19.21-41

Friday:             Psalms 124, 125 & 126, 2 Samuel 22.32-51, Acts 20.1-16

Saturday:         Psalms 130, 131 & 133, 2 Samuel 23.1-23, Acts 20.17-38

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· The Worldwide Anglican Communion.

· Christians who are being persecuted around the world on a daily basis.

· That the world leaders will pursue peace before their own agendas.

· Our Local, State and Federal politicians. May they be guided by the Lord in their decision making.

· Those Parishes in the Diocese still trying to keep their Churches from closure and sale.

· Tanya Jones the Westbury Primary School Chaplain. May we continue to have a close relationship with her and the School.

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Bishop Richard and Helen, Reverend Jo, our Parish Ministry Team and Parish Council members.

· The Annual Meeting of the Parish and those who will making        themselves available for election to Parish Council.

· That the Church will protect the vulnerable people in our communities both now and in the future.

· That we will continue to grow as a Parish in faith and dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ, and draw more Disciples to him by our actions, deeds and words in the community.

· Pray for more opportunities to spread the Good News to people in our Parish area.

· The homeless and financially disadvantaged in our communities.

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

· 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:

· Reverend Jo as she continues to lead us in her Ministry role.

· The newcomers attending our services and sharing fellowship with us.

· The daily blessings that we receive from our Lord.

· Our monthly market and the interaction with the local community we experience at this valuable outreach project.

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Rob Lowe, Patricia Hobman, Robert Clarke, Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, Mary Eddington, Bill and Jan Menzie, Harley and the Young family.

· All those who are suffering from colds and other winter ailments.

August Prayer Anniversaries

Thomas Woolnough and Freda Thompson.

Prayer of the Week

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life: give us grace that we may always    thankfully receive the benefits of his sacrifice, and also daily endeavour to  follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

From the Bible

· O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. Isaiah 25:1

· Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. Psalm 33:8

· Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

· And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 

Amusing Thoughts

· I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them.

· I attempted being a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.

· I became a professional fisherman, but discovered I couldn't live on my net income.

Thoughts to Consider

· What I gave, I have; what I spent, I had; what I kept, I lost. “Old epitaph”

· To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar.

A Bible Verse to take Home

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2

 

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