Anglican Parish Of Quamby

22nd October 2017

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

Continuously Worshipping

in this district since 1836

.

God wants soul custody

not just weekend visitation.

From the Bishop

Dear Friends,

We are in the process of recruiting a new Registrar for the Diocese, and are also seeking a new Incumbent for St Mark’s Bellerive. Would you please hold these two appointments in your prayers? The Revd Cyril Dann has decided to step down from his honorary ministry at Regis Care and Lilian Martin Aged Care on the Eastern Shore. We give thanks to God for his faithful ministry there.

This week, active clergy and authorised lay ministers will meet for our annual Ministry Leaders’ Conference in the Tamar Valley. This year our focus will be on stimulating and growing evangelism in the local parish. Please pray that God blesses, encouraged and grows our ministry leaders.

Give thanks to God for:

· The Revd Cyril Dann, and his faithful ministry

· The Clergy and Lay ministers of the Diocese

Please pray:

· That God would raise up an excellent new Registrar for the Diocese

· For the Incumbency committee at St Mark’s Bellerive to be led by the spirit in appointing a new Rector.

· For our clergy and lay ministers as they gather for our ministry conference this week – for safe travel, good learning and deep encouragement.

Warm wishes,

Richard

Parish News

· Parish Council. The next meeting of the Parish Council will be this Thursday 26th October commencing as usual at 7.00pm at Hagley House.

· Church Calendars, if you would like a Church Calendar this year, costs are dependent on how many we order, but will probably be between $10 and $12, contact either Shirley Hancox or Pat Hobman. This is the last week.

· Pot Luck Tea and Operation Christmas Child. Don’t forget to start or to bring your boxes tonight at the Pot Luck Tea. 5.30pm in the Town Hall Supper Rooms. Could you please bring a plate of finger food to share.

· Volunteers wanted. With the Long Weekend bearing down fast on us, volunteers to help with the catering at Pearn’s are needed. Please see Jocelyn Howard if you can help.

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

Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar ’s, and to God the things that are God’s.              Matthew 22.21

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 and everlasting God,

in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:

grant that your Church throughout the world

may persevere with steadfast faith

in proclaiming the cross to be the way that leads to life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

BCP Collect of the Day for Trinity 19

O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Reading from Isaiah commencing to read at chapter 45 verse 1

1 Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped 
to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, 
to open doors before him— and the gates shall not be closed: 
2 I will go before you and level the mountains,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, 
3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. 
4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me. 
5 I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god.
     I arm you, though you do not know me, 
6 so that they may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. 
7 I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe;
I the Lord do all these things.

Psalm 96 verses 1 to 9

1 O sing to the Lord a new song:

sing to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Sing to the Lord and bless his holy name:

proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his glory among the nations:

and his wonders among all peoples.

4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised:

he is more to be feared than all gods.

5 As for all the gods of the nations, they are mere idols:

it is the Lord who made the heavens.

6 Majesty and glory are before him:

beauty and power are in his sanctuary.

7 Render to the Lord, you families of the nations:

render to the Lord glory and might.

8 Render to the Lord the honour due to his name:

bring offerings and come into his courts.

9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness:

let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

A reading from the first book of Thessalonians commencing to read at chapter 1 verse 1

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2 We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of people we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place where your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. 9 For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew commencing to read at chapter 22 verse 15

15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ 18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19 Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. 20 Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ 21 They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ 22 When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away. 23 The same day some Sadducees came to him, saying there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question, saying, 24 ‘Teacher, Moses said, “If a man dies childless, his brother shall marry the widow, and raise up children for his brother.” 25 Now there were seven brothers among us; the first married, and died childless, leaving the widow to his brother. 26 The second did the same, so also the third, down to the seventh. 27 Last of all, the woman herself died. 28 In the resurrection, then, whose wife of the seven will she be? For all of them had married her.’ 29 Jesus answered them, ‘You are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God, 32 “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”? He is God not of the dead, but of the living.’ 33 And when the crowd heard it, they were astounded at his teaching.

News from the Anglican Communion News Service

Church of England anti-slavery initiative wins government backing
The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has given her backing to the Church of England’s new anti-slavery programme. The Clewer Initiative was launched today at Lambeth Palace, the London home and headquarters of the Archbishop of Canterbury. “Modern slavery is a barbaric crime which destroys the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society,” Prime Minister May said. “I value the work that the Clewer Initiative will be doing to enable the Church of England dioceses and wider church networks to develop strategies to tackle modem slavery.”

Communiqué from the Council of the Church in East Asia Bishop’s Meeting 2017
From 11-16 October 2017, twenty-eight Anglican Archbishops and Bishops of the Council of the Church in East Asia including the Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, met in Yangon, Myanmar with the theme 'Living and Sharing Jesus-Shaped Life' (Colossians 2.6) hosted by the Archbishop and Primate of the Church of the Province of Myanmar, The Most Reverend Stephen Than Myint Oo.  Joining them were their spouses and clergy who are members of the Executive Committee of the Council of the Church in East Asia. The delegates were from Japan, Myanmar, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia.

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· An easing of tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world.

· A measured and sensible debate over the coming plebiscite regarding same sex marriage, and that God will guide us to vote accordingly and protect those who feel threatened by the nature of the question.

· Our parliamentary representatives.

· Seasonable weather for all the spring births in our farming community.

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

· Bishop Richard and Reverend Jo.

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

· Continued growth in our Parish, with more families and individuals     willing to commit to our Parish.

· Active children’s and youth ministries, praying that they may start here in Quamby and all Anglican Parishes in Tasmania.

· Those who are searching for God and a purpose on their lives.

· The continuing success of our monthly market at Westbury.

· You and your family.

· Families that are struggling with heartbreaking problems.

· Anglicare and its mission to the people of Tasmania.

· The many organisations and individuals we have been able to support with our Mission Giving this past financial year.

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

· The Bernes family as they grieve the loss of Margaret this past week.

· Clergy and Lay Ministers as they meet together this past week.

· The Parish of St. Mark’s Bellerive as they continue their search for a new Minister.

· The Diocese as they search for a capable and committed Registrar.

Praise and thanks for:

· Our neighbouring Parish of Deloraine and their new Priest in Charge Joshua Skeats.

· Bishop Richard’s Vision for our Diocese of making disciples.

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Everyone suffering aches, pains, colds and flu.

· Sam Travers, Harry Brownlie, Rob Menzie, Stephen and Harry Pyecroft, Lyn Lee, Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, Tracee and Margaret Fraser, Cedric Tuffin and Siddie Reader, 

· Pray for the Lord to wrap his arms around Kathy and Denis Travers at this time and guide them.

October Prayer Anniversaries

We remember those who have passed away in October especially Lloyd Walker, Harold Faulkner, Shirley Saunders, Patricia Scott, Jean Beveridge, Montague Blackberry, Ellen Temple, Martin Pyecroft and Jack Lowe.

Dear Father in heaven, we come into your presence as imperfect, sinful children, who do many foolish things and who are involved in much that is evil and corrupt. We come to you, Father, knowing that your fatherly love is with us through all eternity. Be gracious to us and free us from all the harm and injury we are bound to suffer in this earthly life. May the grace your kingdom brings on earth finally blot out the sins of all people, so that as your children they may rejoice because you have helped them. May your name be praised among all people. Amen.

Lectionary Readings for this coming Week

Monday:               Psalms 124, 125 & 126, 2 Kings 5.26-27, Matthew 15.1-20

Tuesday:               Psalms 130, 131, & 133, 2 Kings 6.8-23, Matthew 15.21-39

Wednesday:         Psalm 135, 2 Kings 6.24-7.2, Matthew 16.1-12

Thursday:           Psalms 137.1-9 & 138, 2 Kings 7.3-20, Matthew 16.13-28

Friday:                  Psalm 140, 2 Kings 8.1-15. Matthew 17.1-13

Saturday:             Psalms 143 & 1146, 2 Kings 8.16-29, Matthew 17.14-27

Prayer of the Week

Almighty God, your Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Worship Services

Sunday 29th October 2017

9.30am                        Westbury

Sunday 5th November 2017

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 12th November 2017

9.30am                        Westbury

Sunday 19th November 2017

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 26th November 2017

9.30am                        Carrick

Father in heaven, we thank you for giving us light. We thank you for the great hope for a day whose light is not of our making, whose source is in you, a day to come that can touch our lives already today. Keep our hearts steadfast, free of all human wavering. May we always hold to the love you have given through your grace, and may we find joy in your love, which is full of light and understanding. Amen.

Soul Thoughts

· 'Grace is God's second chance to mankind.'

· "I have to be confronted with righteousness before I can understand death to sin."

· In this crazy world, there’s an enormous distinction between good times and bad, between sorrow and joy.  But in the eyes of God, they’re never separated. Where there is pain, there is healing. Where there is    mourning, there is dancing.  Where there is poverty, there is the kingdom.

· Faith and obedience are inescapably related. There is no saving faith in God apart from obedience to God, and there can be no godly obedience without godly faith.

 Soul Thoughts

· 'Grace is God's second chance to mankind.'

· "I have to be confronted with righteousness before I can understand death to sin."

· In this crazy world, there’s an enormous distinction between good times and bad, between sorrow and joy.  But in the eyes of God, they’re never separated.  Where there is pain, there is healing.  Where there is    mourning, there is dancing.  Where there is poverty, there is the      kingdom.

· Faith and obedience are inescapably related.  There is no saving faith in God apart from obedience to God, and there can be no godly obedience without godly faith.

Today’s Smile

A middle-aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience.

 

Seeing God, she asked, "Is my time up?"

 

God said, "No, not yet, you have another 43 years, 2 hours and 8 days to live."

 

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well look even nicer.

 

After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was hit and killed by an ambulance.

 

Arriving in the presence of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had   another 40 plus years? Why didn't you pull me out of the path of the ambulance?" God replied, "My child, I am sorry, but I didn't recognise you!"

 

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