16 th September2018
and Parish Contacts
Josephine Pyecroft 6391
0412 202 563
Mr. Robert Menzie
Parish Mission Statement:
To know Christ and
To Make Him Known
He asked them,
who do you say that I am?
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:
Anglican Church of Australia and its patient
godly witness to the truths of the Gospel
Anglicans who are leaders in the national church.
Anglican Future Conference and all who attended.
the use of our godly imaginations to dream what
God might do in our churches, diocese, state and
God might bless us with immeasurably more
than we ask or imagine.
our church would really bless the Tasmanian
community, and many would be drawn to be
disciples of Jesus through us.
can subscribe to Daily Prayer points via the
our Parish Fundraising Concert. Sunday 30th
September at 2.30pm in St. Andrews,
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. Lets make this a huge
event for the Parish.
you spare an hour to help us open St. Andrews
at Westbury on Saturday 22nd September between
10am and 3.00pm? If so contact Rob Menzie
for Pearns 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.
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
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.
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
Lecture with Christopher Wright, Thursday 25th
September from 1.30pm until 3.00pm at Worldview
Centre, 41 Station Road, St. Leonards. Hosted by St
ADMINISTRATION ORDINANCE 1995
42 NOTICE OF PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
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. Andrews Church
hall, Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury on the
thirtieth (30th) day of September,
2018 commencing at 11.00am for the following
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
6. To determine the number
of Parish Council members for the ensuing year
7. To elect Churchwardens
8. To elect Parish Council
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
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
15. To elect an
Anglican Development Fund contact person
16. Any other business
applicable to a Parish Annual Meeting
Josephine M Pyecroft
Priest in Charge
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Take up your Cross
Just as I am, without one plea
God of mercy, God of grace
Take my life and let it be
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.
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
of the Day
God of mercy,
help us to forgive as you
have forgiven us,
to trust you, even when hope
and to take up our cross
and follow you in your
through Jesus Christ our
who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
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.
Reading from Isaiah commencing to read at chapter
50 verse 4
Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain the weary with a
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
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.
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
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.
is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me
All of them will wear out like a garment; the
moth will eat them up.
1 The heavens
declare the glory of God:
and the firmament proclaims
One day tells it to another:
and night to night
3 There is no
speech or language:
nor are their voices heard;
Yet their sound has gone out through all the
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.
Its rising is at one end of the heavens,
and its circuit to their
and nothing is hidden
from its heat.
7 The law of the
Lord is perfect, reviving the soul:
the command of the Lord is
and makes wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
and rejoice the heart:
the commandment of the
Lord is pure,
and gives light to the
9 The fear of the
Lord is clean, and endures for ever:
the judgements of the Lord
and righteous every one.
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
Who can know their own unwitting sins?:
cleanse me from my secret faults.
13 Keep your
servant also from presumptuous sins,
lest they get the mastery
so I shall be clean, and
innocent of great offence.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation
of my heart be acceptable
in your sight:
Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
as in the beginning, so
now, and for ever. Amen.
reading from James commencing to read at chapter
2 verse 18
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 believeand 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.
Holy Gospel according to Mark commencing to read
at chapter 8 verse 27
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.
Readings for this coming Week
Psalm 40, Habakkuk 1.1-11, Matthew 4.12-22
Psalms 41 &
44.1-9, Habakkuk 1.12-2.5, Matthew 4.23-5.12
Psalm 45, Habakkuk 2.6-17, Matthew 5.13-26
Psalm 48, Habakkuk
2.18-3.7, Matthew 5.27-42
Habakkuk 3.8-19, Matthew 5.43-6.4
Psalm 51, Nahum 1.1-14, Matthew 6.5-15
for Sunday 23rd
31.10-31, Psalm 1, James 3.1-12, Mark 9.30-37
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.
and Praise Points
successful ALPHA program to be run in our Parish
during the Spring months.
the future of our Parish and all Parishes in the
Diocese of Tasmania in response to the issue of
our elected political representatives will lead
us and not fight amongst each other.
easing of diplomatic tensions throughout the
in the world suffering due to terrorism,
oppression or violence.
divided and broken world, pray for a coming
together of the world leaders to all pursue
weather for all the farming community.
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.
the Church will protect the many vulnerable
people now and in the future.
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.
our Parish and the Diocese may flourish now and
into the future.
and our Church family, our neighbours and our
Mission Giving. Anglican Overseas Aid, Anglican
Board of Missions, the Leprosy Mission, Samaritans
Purse and Anglicare who are all supported by our
and thanks for:
weather, and the assurance that God is great.
Pat Hobman and a successful first stage of her
our daily blessings that we receive from our
unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:
Hobman, Nicola Coad, Sam Travers, Roslyn Lloyd
and Brent Balchin,
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.
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.
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.
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
Sunday 30th September
Followed by the Annual
Sunday 7th October
gives power to the faint, and to him who has no
might he increases strength.
not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and
you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will
be forgiven; Luke 6:37
Thoughts to Think About
all created comforts, God is the lender; you are
the borrower, not the owner.
favourite word iscome! Robert
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
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."
Bible Verse to take Home
But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,