Anglican Parish of Quamby

5th July 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

 

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/

Parish News

· Church Services. Until further notice we will continue to meet weekly at St. Mary’s Hagley each Sunday at 9.30am.

· Giving Envelopes. We are looking for a volunteer to look after the distribution of the weekly envelopes to those who use them. We have the supply for this coming year and we would appreciate if someone could help with this task. If you can help please see Rob Menzie for more details.

· Parish Finances. Thanks to all who have continued to support our Parish in the unusual circumstances, please feel free to continue with your online giving if you find that   easier to budget.  

· Expressions of Help. As we are starting to think about the future of our Monthly Markets, we are calling for any volunteers who may be able help us with the running of the day’s activities and also helpers to set up and pack up on the third Saturday of each month. Anyone who is willing to help please contact Rob Menzie.

   

 

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

‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest,’ says the Lord. ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart.’ Matthew 11.28–29

 

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

Almighty God,

your Son Jesus Christ has taught us

that what we do for the least of his brothers and sisters

we do also for him:

give us the will to serve others

as he was the servant of all,

who gave up his life and died for us;

yet lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Collect of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.

 

A Reading from Genesis beginning to read at chapter 24 verse 34

34 So he said, ‘I am Abraham’s servant.
35 The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become wealthy; he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female slaves, camels and donkeys.
36 And Sarah my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and he has given him all that he has.
37 My master made me swear, saying, “You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live;
38 but you shall go to my father’s house, to my kindred, and get a wife for my son.”
42 ‘I came today to the spring, and said, “O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, if now you will only make successful the way I am going!
43 I am standing here by the spring of water; let the young woman who comes out to draw, to whom I shall say, ‘Please give me a little water from your jar to drink,’
44 and who will say to me, ‘Drink, and I will draw for your camels also’—let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.”

45 ‘Before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah coming out with her water-jar on her shoulder; and she went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, “Please let me drink.”
46 She quickly let down her jar from her shoulder, and said, “Drink, and I will also water your camels.” So, I drank, and she also watered the camels.
47 Then I asked her, “Whose daughter are you?” She said, “The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him.” So, I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her arms. 
48 Then I bowed my head and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way to obtain the daughter of my master’s kinsman for his son.
49 Now then, if you will deal loyally and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so that I may turn either to the right hand or to the left.’
58 And they called Rebekah, and said to her, ‘Will you go with this man?’ She said, ‘I will.’
59 So they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse along with Abraham’s servant and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,
‘May you, our sister, become
     thousands of myriads;
may your offspring gain possession
     of the gates of their foes.’
61 Then Rebekah and her maids rose up, mounted the camels, and followed the man; thus the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
62 Now Isaac had come from Beer-lahai-roi, and was settled in the Negeb.
63 Isaac went out in the evening to walk in the field; and looking up, he saw camels coming.
64 And Rebekah looked up, and when she saw Isaac, she slipped quickly from the camel,
65 and said to the servant, ‘Who is the man over there, walking in the field to meet us?’ The servant said, ‘It is my master.’ So, she took her veil and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.
67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent. He took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. So, Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

 

Psalm 45 verses 10-17

10 Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear:

forget your own people and your father’s house.

11 The king desires your beauty:

he is your lord, therefore bow down before him.

12 The richest among the people, O daughter of Tyre:

shall entreat your favour with gifts.

13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within:

her clothing is embroidered cloth-of-gold.

14 In robes of many colours she is led to you, O king:

and, after her, the virgins that are with her.

15 They are led with gladness and rejoicing:

they enter the palace of the king.

16 In place of your fathers you shall have sons:

and make them princes over all the land.

17 And I will make known your name to every generation:

therefore, the peoples shall give you praise for ever.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

 

A reading from Romans beginning to read at chapter 7 verse 14 

14 For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that   nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, 23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin.

 

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew beginning to read at chapter 11 verse 15

15 Let anyone with ears listen!
16 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another,
17 “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
     we wailed, and you did not mourn.”
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon”;
19 the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’
20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his deeds of power had been done, because they did not repent.
21 ‘Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I tell you, on the day of judgement it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
23 And you, Capernaum,
will you be exalted to heaven?
     No, you will be brought down to Hades. For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I tell you that on the day of judgement it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you.’
25 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants;
26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’

 

Ordinary Sunday 14 [Pentecost 5] – Sunday 5 July 2020

Genesis 24.34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45.10-17; Romans 7.14-25; Matthew 11.15-19, [20-24], 25-30

In the reading from Genesis we read how God brings Rebekah and Isaac together for marriage. Rebekah is blessed by her family and goes with the   servants to meet Isaac. As custom demands she puts on a veil so that she may not be seen by her husband-to-be before the wedding.

· Pray for all those whose weddings have been delayed or changed by Covid-19.

· Give thanks for the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and for their special place in our country.

Text:      Robert McLean © Anglican Board of Mission, 2020

 

PRAYING FOR OUR PARTNERS

We continue to pray with and for all our partners during these challenging times:

Loving God,

We ask at this time of uncertainty and fear that you will comfort those who are ill, those who are bereaved, those who are anxious and stressed.

We pray for all who have lost their jobs, and particularly those across the world who now struggle more than ever to obtain the necessities of life.

We give thanks for all who are responding to great need, especially ABM’s partners in many parts of the world, and those who support them.

We make our prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen

 

Prayer of the Week

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you, that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday                :        Psalm 18.1-31, 2 Chronicles 21, John 3.1-21

Tuesday:        Psalm 19, 2 Chronicles 22, John 3.22-36

Wednesday:   Psalms 20 & 21.1-11, 2 Chronicles 23.1-17, John 4.1-15

Thursday:      Psalm 22.1-22, 2 Chronicles 23.18-24.14, John 4.16-26 

Friday:           Psalm 25, 2 Chronicles 24.13-25.4, John 4.27-42

Saturday:       Psalms 28 & 29, 2 Chronicles 25.5-26.1, John 4.43-54

Sunday:           Genesis 25.19-34, Psalm 119.105-112, Romans 8.1-11, Matthew 13.1-23

 

From the Bible

· The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand    slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

· The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; Psalm 19:7

· Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Proverbs 30:5

· In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy - being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:4-6

 

It is impossible to govern the world without God. It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favour. George Washington

 

Unique to anyone else in human history, Jesus simply offers himself as the universal solution to all that burdens us.

 

 

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you for the work you are doing. We thank you for working through people of all kinds and of all vocations and through the many hearts that know your goodness. We thank you for the great work led by the Lord Jesus, who will overcome the world with patience and with gentleness. He will overcome the world, opening the door wide for all, including the poorest of the poor, to come to you, their Father in heaven. Grant that with the light we have been given we may remain firm and true. Do not let us come into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours forever. Amen.

 

 

 Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· Our Parish during this most difficult time.

· The Worldwide Anglican Communion.

· Christians who are being persecuted worldwide daily

· New ways to reach out to our parishioners.

· Tanya Jones the Westbury Primary School Chaplain.

· Those people who have lost their employment recently due to the Covid19 pandemic.

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

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Reverend Jo as she recommences weekly worship services in our Parish.

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

· Our Churches in Tasmania as we start to think about the plans to hold worship services once again.

· School students, staff, parents during the current school holiday period.

· 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:

· Premier Peter Gutwein and the way he and others have steered the state during the Covid19 Pandemic.

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

· All the blessings that our Lord bestows upon us.

· Our dedicated health professionals and essential service workers in  Tasmania that have worked tirelessly during this health crisis.

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Rex Hodgetts, Rob Lowe, Armondo Puccetti, Roslyn Lloyd, the Russell family, Brent Balchin, Mary Eddington and Celeste Chandler.

 

July Prayer Anniversaries

Donald Hancox, Glen Bendall, Margaret Finney, Judy Thow, Audrey Morrison, Denis Viney, Hazel Davis, Donald Eyles and Robert Lack.

 

Thoughts on our Faith

· Your first thought in the morning should be “Thank you.”

· Exercise daily—walk with the Lord.

 

A Sunday Funny

The passenger tapped the Uber driver on the shoulder to ask him something. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the sidewalk, and stopped inches from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the car, then the driver said, "Look mister, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!"

The passenger apologised and said he didn't realise that a little tap could scare him so much.

The driver replied, "You're right. I'm sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day as an Uber driver. I've been driving a hearse for the last 15 years."

 

A Bible Verse to take Home  

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

 

 

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