Anglican Parish of Quamby

31st May 2020


Clergy and Parish Contacts

Reverend Josephine Pyecroft    6391 1042     or     0412 202 563


                           Parish Email:                  

                           Web Page:                       

         Facebook Site:             

                           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       


            Parish Email:   

            Web Page:        

                Facebook Site:     

                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:   


Parish News

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

· Church Services. Those with computer and internet access can still access a weekly communion service performed by Reverend Jo. The service is put up every Sunday on our Parish Facebook page. There are also other services available for viewing if you go the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania’s webpage. The addresses of these sites are listed on with the Parish contacts in this bulletin.

· Westbury Community Health Centre Frozen Meals. The WCHC is advertising the purchase of Frozen meals for members of the community. The meals are $5 and are to be collected from the Centre on Meander Valley Road. Please order on  6701 2150 and advise if you have any dietary   requirements when doing so. Orders need to be placed by Wednesday to ensure collection is available the same week. For any further enquiries ring the centre on 6701 2150.

· 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

· Parish Finances. Once again thank you to those who have embraced the direct deposit option for our Parish, and also to those who are still putting their money in their weekly envelopes please continue to do so and if you need someone to collect them please let us know.

· Please Pray for our Parish. That a Covid safe plan can be completed for our future worship in our wonderful houses of worship.  Also please pray for the future of our Parish market as plans to organise a safety plan are arranged and talks with relevant authorities continue.

· Thank You. To all those who have been making phone calls and checking on their neighbours, fellow parishioners and their friends during this uncertain time.

 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

‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,’ says the Lord; ‘and let the one who believes in me drink. For out of your heart shall flow rivers of living water.’ John 7.38


Collect of the Day

Almighty God,

at the feast of Pentecost

you sent your Holy Spirit to the disciples,

filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:

empower us with that same Spirit

to witness to your redeeming love

and draw all people to you;

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 for Whitsunday

God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.


A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles beginning to read at chapter 2 verse 1

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. 5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ 12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13 But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’ 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. 20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. 21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”


A Reading from Numbers beginning to read at chapter 11 verse 24

24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again. 26 Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27 And a young man ran and told Moses, ‘Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’ 28 And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, ‘My lord Moses, stop them!’ 29 But Moses said to him, ‘Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord ’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!’ 30 And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.


Psalm 104 verses 26-36

26 Lord, how various are your works:

in wisdom you have made them all, and the earth is full of your creatures.

27 There is the wide, immeasurable sea:

there move living things without number, great and small;

28 There go the ships, to and fro:

and there is that Leviathan whom you formed to sport in the deep.

29 These all look to you:

to give them their food in due season.

30 When you give it to them, they gather it:

when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.

31 When you hide your face, they are troubled:

when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

32 When you send forth your spirit they are created:

and you renew the face of the earth.

33 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever:

may the Lord rejoice in his works.

34 If he look upon the earth, it shall tremble:

if he but touch the mountains, they shall smoke.

35 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live:

I will praise my God while I have any being.

36 May my meditation be pleasing to him:

for my joy shall be in the Lord.

37 May sinners perish from the earth, let the wicked be no more:

bless the Lord, O my soul; O praise the Lord.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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


A reading from 1 Corinthians beginning to read at chapter 12 verse 1

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. 12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptised into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.


The Holy Gospel according to John beginning to read at chapter 20 verse 19

 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’


The Holy Gospel according to John beginning to read at chapter 7 verse 37

37 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, 38 and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”’ 39 Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified. 40 When they heard these words, some in the crowd said, ‘This is really the prophet.’ 41 Others said, ‘This is the Messiah.’ But some asked, ‘Surely the Messiah does not come from Galilee, does he? 42 Has not the scripture said that the Messiah is descended from David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?’ 43 So there was a division in the crowd because of him. 44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. 45 Then the temple police went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, ‘Why did you not arrest him?’ 46 The police answered, ‘Never has anyone spoken like this!’ 47 Then the Pharisees replied, ‘Surely you have not been deceived too, have you? 48 Has any one of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd, which does not know the law—they are accursed.’ 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus before, and who was one of them, asked, 51 ‘Our law does not judge people without first giving them a hearing to find out what they are doing, does it?’ 52 They replied, ‘Surely you are not also from Galilee, are you? Search and you will see that no prophet is to arise from Galilee.’




Prayer of the Week

O God, who taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Pentecost (Whitsunday) – Sunday 31 May 2020

Either Acts 2.1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104.26-36; Either 1 Corinthians 12.1-13 or Acts 2.1-21; Either John 20.19-23 or John 7.37-52.

We hear from St Luke (Acts 2.1-21) of the ‘Birth of the Church’ where the Holy Spirit descends on the believers who then speak in many of the languages of the then-known world. Today we have many people living in Australia who speak languages other than English, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those from overseas who have chosen to call Australia home. At this time of crisis, how can we ensure that all the people living in the country know God’s love?

Pray that this week – and in all others – we might be able to befriend someone from a new culture and show them God’s love through our love for them.

Give thanks for the work of those who translate the Scriptures into languages that have not yet had a version of the Bible.

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


Although Church Services are now suspended please use and share these          intercessions for use at home.

Intercessions for The Day of Pentecost – 31st May 2020

Mighty God, as we are gathered together, not physically but spiritually, joined in hope and in faith, we ask you to minister to our needs. Send the Holy Spirit to fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Holy God, we pray for our church leaders, that they will be guided in their ministry by the influence of the Holy Spirit and that the Church, in the power of the Spirit, may make the Gospel understandable to people of every race, language, and culture. That the Holy Spirit of Peace may unite and reconcile the peoples and nations of the earth, bringing an end to war, hatred, discrimination and the present Covid-19 Pandemic.                      

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Faithful God, we pray for our Parish communities, that each of us, in these strange times, will be open to the opportunities to give of our individual talents enabling each church group to flourish as a witness to the “One Body” of the church. We pray that each baptised Christian may develop more fully his or her response to all the gifts which the Spirit bestows for the service of the Body of Christ,

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Father God we pray for your world and its peoples with all their needs, questions and longings.  So often we struggle to understand the reasons behind things like the   Corona Virus; and yet we know that in the midst of such events your love is shown in the acts of bravery, selflessness and compassion which we are seeing all around us especially by our health services and those in the wider community who continue to serve our needs. We pray for all who suffer in such dreadful circumstances and for those who are tasked with providing the medical and community support and, eventually, in the long task of reconstruction.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Loving God, we pray for all those who are sick; guide them and strengthen them through their illness. We pray also for those who care for the sick, those engaged in the caring professions and for family members who look after loved ones and      especially for children who care for parents.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Merciful God, pray for all those who have died: give them a place at your banquet in heaven. May the Holy Spirit, who purifies us of sin and raises the dead, bring all our departed loved ones into the fullness of your presence.

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Everlasting God, on this Day of Pentecost, we rejoice in the wonderful gift of your Spirit. Send him again into our hearts, into our lives, and into our world.

Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen

     Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday                :                                               Psalm 74, Ezekiel 25, Acts 6.8-7.8

Tuesday:                                               Psalm 77, Ezekiel 26, Acts 7.9-22

Wednesday:                                         Psalm 78.16-38, Ezekiel 27.1-9, 25b-36, Acts 7.23-34

Thursday:                                            Psalm 80, Ezekiel 28.1-19, 29.17-20, Acts 7.35-43

Friday:                                                  Psalms 82 & 84, Ezekiel 30.1-19, Acts 7.44-53

Saturday:                                             Psalm 86, Ezekiel 30.20-31.12, Acts 7.54-8.3

Sunday: Trinity Sunday                   Exodus 34.1-8, The Song of 3YM APBA page 399, 2 Corinthians 13.11-13,       Matthew 28.16-20.


 Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· Our Parish during this most difficult time.

· The Worldwide Anglican Communion.

· Christians who are being persecuted worldwide daily.

· That the world leaders will pursue peace not conflict.

· 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.

· Those who still face uncertain futures in their employment.

· 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, 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 and all involved in educating our       children in this disjointed learning year.

· 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:

· Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

· The  work of our Prime Minister and Premier in guiding us through the next stages of our economic recovery.

· All the blessings that our Lord bestows upon us.

· Reverend Jo’s weekly communion services which are available online.

· Our dedicated health professionals and essential service workers in Tasmania.


Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

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


May Prayer Anniversaries

Rita Gibson, Hector Harris, Peter Strickland, Bev Gibson, Hillary Collins, Clarice Kernan, Rose French, Les Howard, Robin Hewlett and Sally Hodgetts-Barwick.


From the Bible 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.                   1 Corinthians 13:4-8


Some Thoughts

· When you have a right-standing relationship with God, you have a life of freedom, liberty, and delight; you are God’s will. Oswald Chambers

· Dear Lord Jesus, we shall have this day only once; before it is gone, help us to do all the good we can, so that today is not a wasted day.  Stephen Grellet

A Short Funny

A man giving a long-winded speech finally says: "I'm sorry I talked so long. I left my watch at home."

A voice from the crowd says: "There's a calendar behind you."


This morning I saw a neighbour talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house and told my dog...we laughed a lot.


A Bible Verse to take Home

Search me, O God, and know my heart!  Try me and know my thought and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!           Psalm 139:23-24