Anglican Parish of Quamby

5 th April 2020

 

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

Parish News

· Due to the Coronavirus situation all events planned for the Parish have been put on hold until further notice.

· For anyone requiring spiritual guidance either to deal with the current situation or personal matters please contact Rev Jo.

· If you have received this pewsheet and know of others who would like to receive it either by e-mail or a hard printed copy please contact Rob Menzie 0417 931 619 or by email to robert.menzie57@bigpond.com

· Parish Finances. During this period of no services in our Parish we will still have bills to pay. Thank you to all who already made donations online or given their giving         envelopes to people for depositing into our account. Please continue to pray for our Parish Council members, Wardens and Treasurer at this time.

· Please continue to Pray for our Parish and our many valued parishioners during this time. You will find bible readings and suggested prayers as well as prayer and praise points in this pew sheet. Please spend some time reading through them.

· Thank You. For your positive feedback about producing this pew sheet in the absence of any services and the sending Reverend Jo’s messages. We will continue to try and find more ways we can interact with you all so stay listening and stay safe.

 

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.

 

A prayer for the Corona Virus situation

Merciful God, we pray for the many people who have contracted the coronavirus in China, in Australia and in all other parts of the world.  Bring comfort to those grieving loved ones have died and peace to those worried, fearful and uncertain as the virus spreads.  We also pray for governments and authorities who are developing strategies to contain and deal with the virus and those in the health services who may be risking their own lives to care for sick patients.

Help us all to be responsible in the things that we do in our lives to   prevent the spread of the virus by taking heed of the recommended   precautions and avoiding situations which may make things worse. Amen

 

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

At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2.10–11

 

Collect of the Day

Everlasting God,

in your tender love for the human race

you sent your Son to take our nature,

and to suffer death upon the cross:

in your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will

and in the glorious victory of his resurrection;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

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

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Collect of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

A Reading from Isaiah beginning to read at chapter 50 verse 4

4 The Lord God has given me
     the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain
     the weary with a word.
Morning by morning he wakens—
     wakens my ear
     to listen as those who are taught.
5 The Lord God has opened my ear,
     and I was not rebellious,
     I did not turn backwards.
6 I gave my back to those who struck me,
     and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face
     from insult and spitting.
7 The Lord God helps me;
     therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint,
     and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
8 he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
     Let us stand up together.
Who are my adversaries?
     Let them confront me.
9 It is the Lord God who helps me;
     who will declare me guilty?
All of them will wear out like a garment;
     the moth will eat them up.

 

Psalm 31 verses 9-18  

9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble:

my eye wastes away for grief,

my throat also and my inward parts.

10 For my life wears out in sorrow,

and my years with sighing:

my strength fails me in my affliction,

and my bones are consumed.

11 I am become the scorn of all my enemies:

and my neighbours wag their heads in derision.

12 I am a thing of horror to my friends:

and those that see me in the street shrink from me.

13 I am forgotten like one dead and out of mind:

I have become like a broken vessel.

14 For I hear the whispering of many:

and fear is on every side;

15 While they plot together against me:

and scheme to take away my life.

16 But in you, Lord, have I put my trust:

I have said ‘You are my God.’

17 All my days are in your hand:

O deliver me from the power of my enemies

and from my persecutors.

18 Make your face to shine upon your servant:

and save me for your mercy’s sake.

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 5

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.

 

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew beginning to read at chapter 27 verse 11

11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus said, ‘You say so.’ 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, ‘Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?’ 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. 15 Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to release a prisoner for the crowd, anyone whom they wanted. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Jesus Barabbas. 17 So after they had gathered, Pilate said to them, ‘Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Messiah?’ 18 For he realized that it was out of jealousy that they had handed him over. 19 While he was sitting on the judgement seat, his wife sent word to him, ‘Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for today I have suffered a great deal because of a dream about him.’ 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed. 21 The governor again said to them, ‘Which of the two do you want me to release for you?’ And they said, ‘Barabbas.’ 22 Pilate said to them, ‘Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?’ All of them said, ‘Let him be crucified!’ 23 Then he asked, ‘Why, what evil has he done?’ But they shouted all the more, ‘Let him be crucified!’ 24 So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.’ 25 Then the people as a whole answered, ‘His blood be on us and on our children!’ 26 So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ 30 They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. 32 As they went out, they came upon a man from Cyrene named Simon; they compelled this man to carry his cross. 33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among themselves by casting lots; 36 then they sat down there and kept watch over him. 37 Over his head they put the charge against him, which read, ‘This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.’ 38 Then two bandits were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, ‘You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.’ 41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking him, saying, 42 ‘He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he wants to; for he said, “I am God’s Son.” ’ 44 The bandits who were crucified with him also taunted him in the same way. 45 From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 46 And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ 47 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, ‘This man is calling for Elijah.’ 48 At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink. 49 But the others said, ‘Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.’ 50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 53 After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared to many. 54 Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, ‘Truly this man was God’s Son!’

 

Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, of your tender love towards us you sent your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all should follow the example of his great humility: mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Sixth Sunday in Lent – Palm Sunday – Sunday 5 April 2020

Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 31.9-18; Philippians 2.5-11; Either Matthew 26.14 – 27.66 or Matthew 27.11-54.

In the longer version of the Passion, we read about Jesus being betrayed. How have we betrayed ourselves, others and Jesus? Have we been panic buying? Have we been endangering others by going out instead of staying home? Have we given up caring for the elderly who are in isolation? Have we abandoned worshipping with others despite the existence of many online options? As the writer GK Chesterton prayed, Smite us and save us all.

Pray that as we shout Hosanna (literally, Save [us] now) today, we may be forgiven our many betrayals.

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

Text:      Robert McLean Partnerships Coordinator, ABM © Anglican Board of Mission, 2020

 

Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday                :               Psalm 21, Lamentations 1.1-12, Mark 11.27-12.12 or John 14

Tuesday:               Psalm 27, Lamentations 3.1-30, Mark 12.13-34 or John 15.1-16.4

Wednesday:         Psalm 88, Isaiah 63.1-9, Mark 12.35-13.2 or John 16.4b-33

Thursday:            Psalm 55, Leviticus 16.2-24, Mark 14.1-11 or John 17

Friday:                  Psalm 40, Genesis 22.1-18, Mark 15.21-41

Saturday:             Psalm 30, Genesis 2.1-3, Mark 15.42-47 or John 19.38-42 

 

     Worship Services

Services suspended until further notice.

For Enquiries contact

Reverend Jo.

 

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· Our Parish during this most difficult time.

· The Worldwide Anglican Communion.

· Christians who are being persecuted worldwide daily.

· An end to the coronavirus that is gripping the world.

· That the world leaders will pursue peace not conflict.

· New ways to reach out to our parishioners.

· The continued Prison debate that has been raging in the Westbury area. 

· Tanya Jones the Westbury Primary School Chaplain.

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Reverend Jo as she works out how best to minister to our Parish in the current uncertain times we are experiencing.

· Bishop Richard and Helen.

· Those who face uncertain futures in their employment.

· Children on holidays and beginning to transition to home learning.

· That we will be able to resume worship services in the coming months confident that the Lord has sustained us.

· That people will stay home unless they have to leave their homes.

· 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:

· Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Peter Gutwein for their constant updating of the Coronavirus situation and the decisions they have made for our safety.

· Parish Council members keeping the Parish running and ready for when we can resume normality once again.

· The growing sense of togetherness in a crisis.

· The daily blessings that we receive from our Lord.

· Our dedicated health professionals in Tasmania.

 

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Jane Brook, Rex Hodgetts, Rob Lowe, Armondo Puccetti, Roslyn Lloyd, the Russell family, Brent Balchin, Mary Eddington, Celeste Chandler, Robert Clarke, Harley and the Young family.

 

April Prayer Anniversaries

Leonard Badcock, Diana French, Harry Dobson and Con Robertson.

 

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       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:     http://anglicantas.org.au/  

 

 

Sunday Funny

It was Palm Sunday but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter.

When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm fronds. Johnny asked them what they were for.

"People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by," his father told him.

"Wouldn't you know it," Johnny fumed, "the one Sunday I don't go and He shows up."

 

A Bible Verse to take Home

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. 1 John 5:4 

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