16 th September2018

Clergy  and Parish Contacts

Reverend Josephine Pyecroft    6391 1042     or     0412 202 563


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                           Parish Secretary                      Mrs. Patricia Hobman

                           Parish Treasurer                     Mr. Robert Menzie

Our Parish Mission Statement:

To know Christ and

To Make Him Known

He asked them,

‘But who do you say that I am?

Mark 8.29

From Bishop Richard

Dear Friends,

Most of last week was taken up for me gathering with over 300 other Anglicans from across the country for the Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne. It was a wonderful event helping the Anglican Church grapple with living for Grace and Truth in uncertain times. There was a good contingent of Tasmanian clergy there (would have been great to see a few more lay people), and quite a few were involved in leading sessions and workshops.

One challenge from the conference has been turning over in my mind. Based on Ephesians 3:20 where Paul says that God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”, we were challenged to imagine something really big for our ministries, and ask God for that. I wonder what it is that you could “only imagine” happening in your church, that you could ask God for, and see him bless you abundantly?

Please join me in giving thanks to God for:

· The Anglican Church of Australia and its patient godly witness to the truths of the Gospel

· Tasmanian Anglicans who are leaders in the national church.

· The Anglican Future Conference and all who attended.

Please pray:

· For the use of our godly imaginations to dream what God might do in our churches, diocese, state and nation.

· That God might bless us with “immeasurably more than we ask or imagine”.

· That our church would really bless the Tasmanian community, and many would be drawn to be disciples of Jesus through us.

You can subscribe to Daily Prayer points via the PrayerMate app.


Parish News

· Save our Parish Fundraising Concert. Sunday 30th September at 2.30pm in St. Andrew’s, Westbury. Joanne Mitchelson, Hamish Pike and Peter Schultz will be providing music from the pipe organ, pan flute, harp and violin. Cost is $20 adults with a concession price of $15, children under 15 are free. This will also be followed by afternoon tea. Let as many people as possible know and take a couple of flyers to hand around your friends. Let’s make this a huge event for the Parish. 

· Can you spare an hour to help us open St. Andrew’s at Westbury on Saturday 22nd September between 10am and 3.00pm? If so contact Rob Menzie

· Catering for Pearn’s Steamworld. There is a form in Church for anyone who can spare some time to help us on this weekend. Contact Wendy Kilroy 0413 437 720.

· Plants and Seedlings if you can help with seedlings or plants that you can prepare for sale on this weekend in November contact June Eyles 63 932 668.

· Parish Annual Meeting the Parish have asked for and been granted permission to delay our Annual meeting until Sunday 30th September. Nomination forms are now out if you wish to nominate for a seat on Parish Council.

· Bishop’s Training Event - Saturday 22nd September, 10am to 4pm at the Hutchins School, Sandy Bay. “Making Disciples Every Day” will include a Bible Talk from Bishop Richard and a variety of workshops to choose from. Register at 

· Public Lecture with Christopher Wright, Thursday 25th  September from 1.30pm until 3.00pm at Worldview Centre, 41 Station Road, St. Leonards. Hosted by St John's.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in accordance with the provisions of the Parish Administration Ordinance the Annual Meeting of Electors of the Parish of the Anglican Parish of Quamby will be held in St. Andrew’s Church hall, Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury on the thirtieth (30th) day of September, 2018 commencing at 11.00am 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)

10(a) To determine if the Parish Council shall have the delegated authority to fill a Lay Synod Representative vacancy

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).

12(a) To elect Nomination Committee Representatives (every third year only), if applicable

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


Reverend Josephine M Pyecroft

Priest in Charge

Date 16th September 2018

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.


583         Take up your Cross

584         Just as I am, without one plea

452         God of mercy, God of grace

599         Take my life and let it be

Sentence of the Day

Those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for the sake of the gospel will save it.                                                           Mark 8.35

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

God of mercy,

help us to forgive as you have forgiven us,

to trust you, even when hope is failing,

and to take up our cross daily

and follow you in your redeeming work;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who 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 Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it     evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Reading from Isaiah commencing 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 19

1 The heavens declare the glory of God:

and the firmament proclaims his handiwork;

2 One day tells it to another:

and night to night communicates knowledge.

3 There is no speech or language:

nor are their voices heard;

4 Yet their sound has gone out through all the world:

and their words to the ends of the earth.

5 There he has pitched a tent for the sun:

which comes out as a bridegroom from his chamber,

and rejoices like a strong man to run his course.

6 Its rising is at one end of the heavens,

and its circuit to their farthest bound:

and nothing is hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul:

the command of the Lord is true,

and makes wise the simple.

8 The precepts of the Lord are right,

and rejoice the heart:

the commandment of the Lord is pure,

and gives light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endures for ever:

the judgements of the Lord are unchanging,

and righteous every one.

10 More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold:

sweeter also than honey,

than the honey that drips from the comb.

11 Moreover, by them is your servant taught:

and in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can know their own unwitting sins?:

O cleanse me from my secret faults.

13 Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins,

lest they get the mastery over me:

so I shall be clean, and innocent of great offence.

14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation

of my heart be acceptable in your sight:

O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

A reading from James commencing to read at chapter 2 verse 18

18 But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder. 20 Do you want to be shown, you senseless person, that faith without works is barren? 21 Was not our ancestor Abraham justified by works when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was brought to completion by the works. 23 Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as

righteousness’, and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 Likewise, was not Rahab the

prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another road? 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.

The Holy Gospel according to Mark commencing to read at chapter 8 verse 27

27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ 28 And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ 29 He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered him, ‘You are the Messiah.’ 30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’ 34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’

Lectionary Readings for this coming Week

Monday                :               Psalm 40, Habakkuk 1.1-11, Matthew 4.12-22           

Tuesday:               Psalms 41 & 44.1-9, Habakkuk 1.12-2.5, Matthew 4.23-5.12

Wednesday:         Psalm 45, Habakkuk 2.6-17, Matthew 5.13-26           

Thursday:            Psalm 48, Habakkuk 2.18-3.7, Matthew 5.27-42

Friday:                  Psalm 50, Habakkuk 3.8-19, Matthew 5.43-6.4

Saturday:             Psalm 51, Nahum 1.1-14, Matthew 6.5-15

Readings for Sunday 23rd September 2018

Proverbs 31.10-31, Psalm 1, James 3.1-12, Mark 9.30-37

Prayer of the Week

O God, without you we are not able to please you: mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· A successful ALPHA program to be run in our Parish during the Spring months.

· For the future of our Parish and all Parishes in the Diocese of Tasmania in response to the issue of Redress.

· That our elected political representatives will lead us and not fight amongst each other.

· An easing of diplomatic tensions throughout the World.

· People in the world suffering due to terrorism, oppression or violence.

· Our divided and broken world, pray for a coming together of the world leaders to all pursue peace.

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Bishop Richard and Helen, Reverend Jo while she and Lesley return to Tasmania this week, Reverend Warwick who filled in while Reverend Jo was away and our Parish Ministry Team.

· That the Church will protect the many vulnerable people now and in the future.

· That we continue to see an increase of believers in our Lord and Saviour who are willing to stand and be counted as Disciples of Christ.

· That our Parish and the Diocese may flourish now and into the future.

· 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:

· Spring weather, and the assurance that God is great.

· For Pat Hobman and a successful first stage of her surgery.

· All our daily blessings that we receive from our Lord.

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Patricia Hobman, Nicola Coad, Sam Travers, Roslyn Lloyd and Brent Balchin, 

· For all people faced with decisions about their or their loved ones health and living situations. Ask that the Lord guide and strengthen them to make the right decisions.

 September Prayer Anniversaries

We remember those who have passed away in September especially, Stephen Eustace, Mary Cox, Alwynne Boutcher, Bill Smith, Dave Trivett, Horace  Masters, Kevin Thompson, Elizabeth Wadley and Mary Walker.

Lord our God, we hope in you. One thing never leaves our hearts, your   promise that you will be our God, our God in Jesus Christ. This stands firm, and we want to hold to it in trust and confidence. For your Word remains sure, and all your works lead toward a great and wonderful time when you will be glorified, when our hearts can at last become free because we know you. We can become free from all our own works, free from all trembling and hesitation, free from all suffering and distress, because we know that you, O God, are our Father. Amen.

Parish 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.

Our day to day operating account is Parish of Quamby BSB 067013 Account number 10039025.

We have also opened an account for donations towards saving our Churches 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 put your name in the reference section of the transfer or advise Rob Menzie so we can acknowledge your gift accordingly. Thankyou for your generous gifts already received.

    Worship Services

Sunday 23rd September 2018

9.30am                        Carrick

Sunday 30th September 2018

9.30am                        Westbury

Followed by the Annual     Meeting

Sunday 7th October  2018

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 14th October 2018

9.30am                        Westbury

Sunday 21st October 2018

9.30am                        Hagley

Some Bible Verses

· He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.               Isaiah 40:29

· “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;”   Luke 6:37

Some Thoughts to Think About

· Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.                Samuel Rutherford

· God’s favourite word is—come!   Robert L. Sterner

· NOTE TO SELF: God will always act out of love even when He acts out of judgement

A little child in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed the offering plates.

When they neared the pew where he sat, the youngster piped up so that everyone could hear: "Don't pay for me Daddy, I'm under five."

A Bible Verse to take Home

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,                      

Galatians 5:22


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