Anglican Parish of Quamby

1 st August

 

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   0419 208 139

                                             Mr Christopher Hill    0409 126 074

            Pew Sheet items     Mr Rob Menzie           0417 931 619

            Anglican Diocese of Tasmania Website:

            http://anglicantas.org.au/  

 

     

 

Our Parish Mission Statement:

To know Christ and

To Make Him Known

Three Churches united as one Parish

 

 

 Parish News

· Parish Roll. Please ensure you are on the roll in order to participate in our Annual General Meeting.

· Nomination Forms. Are available if people wish to sign and nominate for the new Parish Council positions.

· Giving Envelopes. Contact Kaye Hewlett 6393 1529. The parish also welcomes direct deposits into our bank account details are on the bottom of this page.

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

 

   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 8th August 9.30am St. Andrew’s, Westbury

Sunday 15th August 9.30am St. Mary’s, Hagley

Sunday 22nd August 9.30am St. Andrew’s, Carrick

Sunday 29th August 9.30am St Andrew’s, Westbury

 

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

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Isaiah 55.2

 

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

Living God,

whose Son Jesus fed the hungry

with the bread of his life

and the word of his kingdom:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us with your true and living bread,

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

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 2 Samuel beginning to read at chapter 11 verse 26

26 When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband was dead, she made lamentation for him. 27 When the mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son. 12 1 and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, ‘There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds; 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. He brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children; it used to eat of his meagre fare, and drink from his cup, and lie in his bosom, and it was like a daughter to him. 4 Now there came a traveller to the rich man, and he was loath to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb, and prepared that for the guest who had come to him.’ 5 Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man. He said to Nathan, ‘As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die; 6 he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.’ 7 Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: I anointed you king over Israel, and I rescued you from the hand of Saul; 8 I gave you your master’s house, and your master’s wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added as much more. 9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, for you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife. 11 Thus says the Lord: I will raise up trouble against you from within your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbour, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this very sun. 12 For you did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.’ 13 David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ Nathan said to David, ‘Now the Lord has put away your sin; you shall not die.

 

Psalm 51 verses 1 to 12

1 Have mercy on me, O God, in your enduring goodness:

according to the fulness of your compassion blot out my offences.

2 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness:

and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my rebellion:

and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your eyes:

so you will be just in your sentence and blameless in your judging.

5 Surely in wickedness I was brought to birth:

and in sin my mother conceived me.

6 You that desire truth in the inward parts:

O teach me wisdom in the secret places of the heart.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me hear of joy and gladness:

let the bones which you have broken rejoice.

9 Hide your face from my sins:

and blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God:

and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Do not cast me out from your presence:

do not take your holy spirit from me.

12 O give me the gladness of your help again:

and support me with a willing spirit.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

 A reading from Ephesians beginning to read at chapter 4 verse 1

1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling,
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
7 But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
8 Therefore it is said,
‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive;
     he gave gifts to his people.’
9 (When it says, ‘He ascended’, what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.)
11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some

evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
13 until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
14 We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.
15 But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
16 from whom the whole body, joined and knitted together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.

 

The Holy Gospel according to John beginning to read at chapter 6 verse 24

24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ 26 Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’ 28 Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’ 29 Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’ 30 So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” ’ 32 Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ 34 They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’ 35 Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

 

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost          [OS 18] –               Sunday 1 August 2021

2 Samuel 11.26-12.13a; Psalm 51.1-12; Ephesians 4.1-16; John 6.24-35

Today St Paul teaches us about unity. ‘I […] beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to     maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.’ May we all work to build up the Church in our parish, diocese and country.

· Pray that Christ’s Church will not be riven by schism.

· Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of Ceylon.

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

 

· ABM Money Boxes. These are available and can be taken home at any service and filled up with your loose change. There is no time limit on returning them as it is an ongoing project of ABM. Please take one home and fill it as you are able to.

 

Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday:             Psalm 77, 2 Samuel 14.4-24, John 10.40-11.16

Tuesday:               Psalm 78.16-38, 2 Samuel 14.25-15.6, John 11.17-37

Wednesday:         Psalm 80, 2 Samuel 15.7-23, John 11.38-54

Thursday:           Psalms 82 & 84, 2 Samuel 15.24-16.4, John 11.55-12.11

Friday:                  Psalm 86, 2 Samuel 16.5-19, John 12.12-36a

Saturday:             Psalm 90, 2 Samuel 16.20-17.14, John 12.36b-50

Sunday: The Transfiguration of our Lord.  Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14, Psalm 97, 2 Peter 1.16-21, Mark 9.2-10

 

From the Bible about Prayer

· This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5.14-15

· Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29.12

· You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. Job 22.27

· Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise James 5.13

· I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 17.6

· The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145.18

 

His love hath no limits,
His grace hath no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men.
And out of His infinite riches in Jesus He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

Annie Johnson Flint

 

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.

· Unity between all Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia.

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

· Those people in Australia affected by the Pandemic and the people of New South Wales as they attempt to bring the virus under control.

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Reverend Jo as she has a week off and continues to minister to our needs as a Parish.

· Our Parish council and all members as they meet today.

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

· Tanya Jones the Westbury Primary School Chaplain.

· Those who are unable to join us in Worship due to illness and injuries.

· 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:

· The new members of our Congregations.

· All the blessings that our Lord bestows upon us.

· The wonderful ministry of Reverend Jo to our Parish.

 

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Doug French, Helen Fahey, Margaret Walker, Mary Eddington, Roy and Jennifer Axelsen, Eve Beecroft, Shirley Hancox, Mark Leonard, Armondo Puccetti, Ari Bennett, Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, and    Celeste Chandler.

· JF, Teagan and family, in Canada.

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

 

 

August Prayer Anniversaries

Tom Woolnough, Lionel Davis and Freda Thompson.

 

Some Wise Thoughts

· God’s voice is often still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour. Charles Stanley

· Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life.  Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend. Charles Spurgeon

· Everything we are given and everything we are deprived of is nothing but a finger pointing out the direction of God’s hidden promise which we shall taste in full. Henri Nouwen

· We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

· Do we carry about with us a sense of God?  Do we carry the thought of Him with us wherever we go?  If not, we have missed the greatest part of life.  Do we have the feeling and conviction of God’s abiding       presence wherever we go? Henry Drummond

 

Lord our God, we are your children. Hear all our concerns, we pray, for we want help from you, not from men, not from anything we can think or say. May your power be revealed in our time. We long for a new age, an age of peace in which people are changed. We long for your day, the day when your power will be revealed to poor, broken humankind. Be with us, and give our hearts what will remain with us, the strength and mercy of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Amusing Thoughts

· Why do we have to wait until night to call it a day?

· A pessimist sees a dark tunnel. The optimist sees the light at the end tunnel. A realist sees a freight train. The train driver sees three idiots standing on the tracks.

· If you accidentally listened to your motivation tapes backwards, would you become a failure?

· I am at the age where each day is a wonder.  I wonder what is going to hurt today.

 

Sunday Funnies

Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally, his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him.

"So how was it?" his mother asked when they returned home.

"Great!" Little Johnny replied excitedly.

"Did you and your father have a good time?" asked his mother.

"Yeah, Daddy really liked it, too," exclaimed Little Johnny, "especially when one of the animals came home at 30 to 1!"

 

A Bible verse to take home 

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6.35

 

 

 

 

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