Anglican Parish of Quamby

7 th April 2019

The Epiphany of our Lord

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

Open our hearts 
to the riches of your grace, 
that we may bring forth 
the fruit of the Spirit 
in love and joy and peace; 
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

Parish News

· Lenten Study. Monday 7.00pm in the hall at St. Andrew’s, Westbury. Come along and share the fellowship.  

· ABM Lenten Giving. Lenten Envelopes for the continued work of ABM are also available each week in our services. 

· Easter Services. Research has shown that people are more likely accept an invitation to an Easter Service than any other time of the year. Our Easter Services are listed below.

· High Tea with a Twist of History at Fitzpatrick’s 25/5/19 more information in next week’s bulletin. For this fundraiser we will require some slices, sandwiches and scones. If you have a special table cloth that would cover a table 1.8m x 70cm and be happy to have it used on the day please contact Wendy Kilroy on 0413437720. A short history of the      tablecloth would be appreciated. Next fundraising meeting 12.30 pm, 23 April 2019 at Rev Jo’s home, Longford.

· Westbury Market. The next market at Westbury will be on Saturday 20th April. This is the Easter weekend and hopefully we will have lots of goods and some special items that will interest you all. The market gets underway about 8am and continues until 1pm.

 Worship Services

 Sunday 14th April 2019

Palm Sunday

9.30am                        Westbury

Thursday 18th April 2019

Maundy Thursday

7.00pm            Carrick

Friday 19th April 2019

Good Friday Liturgy

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 21st April 2019

Easter Day

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 28th April 2019

9.30am                        Carrick

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 providing funds for the sustainability of our Parish by having some funds for 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

Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.                  Psalm 126.6

Invitation to Confession

Compassion and forgiveness belong to the Lord our God, though we have   rebelled and wandered far off.

Silence may be kept.

Let us then ask for mercy, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

Collect of the Day

Christ, whose feet were caressed with perfume and a woman’s hair,

you humbly took a basin and towel and washed the feet of your friends:

wash us also in your tenderness, that, embracing your service freely,

we may accept no other bondage in your name. Amen.

Or

O God, the Redeemer of all who trust in you: heed the cry of your people,

and deliver us from the bondage of sin,

that we may serve you in perfect freedom and rejoice in your unfailing love;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Collect of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and  forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

We beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Reading from Isaiah commencing to read at chapter 43 verse 16

16 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,
17 who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior;
they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:

18 Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old.

19 I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

20 The wild animals will honour me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people,
21 the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.

Psalm 126

1 When the Lord turned again the fortunes of Zion:

then were we like those restored to life.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter:

and our tongue with singing.

3 Then said they among the heathen:

‘The Lord has done great things for them.’

4 Truly the Lord has done great things for us:

and therefore we rejoiced.

5 Turn again our fortunes, O Lord:

as the streams return to the dry south.

6 Those who sow in tears:

shall reap with songs of joy.

7 They that go out weeping, bearing the seed:

shall come again in gladness,

bringing their sheaves with them.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

A reading from the letter to the Philippians commencing to read at chapter 3 verse 3

 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh— 4 even though I, too, have reason for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 7 Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. 8 More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, 11 if somehow, I may attain the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.

The Holy Gospel according to John commencing to read at Chapter 12 verse 1

1 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5 ‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?’ 6 (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7 Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.’

Preface to Communion

All glory and honour be yours always and everywhere,

mighty Creator, everliving God.

We give you thanks and praise for your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who by the power of your Spirit was born of Mary

and lived as one of us.

He was tempted in every way as we are,

yet he did not sin.

By his death on the cross

and rising to new life,

he offered the one true sacrifice for sin

and obtained an eternal deliverance for his people.

By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil,

and to walk in the way of his love.

Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim your great and glorious name,

for ever praising you and saying:

The Fifth Sunday in Lent – Sunday 7 April 2019

Isaiah 43.16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3.3-14; John 12.1-8

Love: Today we find ourselves at a dinner with Jesus, his disciples and Mary and Martha of Bethany. After dinner Mary shows her love for Jesus by   anointing his feet with almost half a kilogram of perfume. The fragrance must have been utterly overwhelming in the house. Despite this being an act of sheer love, Judas carps about the cost.

Pray that we might show our love for Jesus every day, no matter the cost, no matter who carps on the sidelines.

Give thanks for Nungalinya College in Darwin, remembering especially the students who will begin their studies at the college in 2019.

Text:      Robert McLean, © Anglican Board of Mission, 2019

ABM Prayer for the Day: Give thanks for the Companion Diocese relationships between Australian Dioceses and those overseas. Today we pray for: Llandaff (Wales) and Rockhampton; Mandalay (Myanmar) and Willochra; North Kigezi (Uganda) and Armidale; Popondota (PNG) and Rockhampton, and the Murray. May those involved in the relationships find them life-giving and life-transforming.

Australian Cycle of Prayer: The Diocese of Bathurst – Bishop Ian Palmer, the clergy and people.

From the Anglican Communion News Service

The Bishop of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, Mouneer Anis, has announced the appointment of the first female canon in the Diocese. Mrs Alexandra Wakid will be licensed as the first female Lay Canon at All Saints’ Cathedral in Cairo, next Friday (12 April) “in honour of her many years of dedicated service to the Diocese”, Bishop Mouneer said. Her late husband, Mr Ibrahim “Abee” Wakid, was the first Egyptian Lay Reader ever to be licensed within the Diocese. He also later served as a Lay Canon.

Mrs Wakid grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and graduated from the University of St Andrews. She moved to London to work as a research economist with an inter-governmental organisation before moving to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) – the UKgovernment’s diplomatic ministry – a year later. She served as a British diplomat in a number of postings, including Sofia, Paris, The Hague and Cairo

Malaysia’s human rights commission, Suhakam, has ruled that Pastor Raymond Koh and a Muslim social activist, Amri Che Mat, were the victims of state sponsored “enforced disappearances”. After a year-long inquiry, Suhakam  reported on Wednesday (3 April) that the two were taken by Special Branch – the police’s intelligence unit. Church leaders in Malaysia are now calling on the government to “Immediately take steps to clarify and separate the jurisdictions of the religious authorities and the Royal Malaysia Police.”

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you for this day and for all the loving kindness you pour out on us. May we continue to receive your help and your protection. Bless us in whatever we are allowed to do in your service, that it may always be done in love to all people. Watch over us this night and be with us. May your will be done throughout the world, so that at last all confusion may come to an end, Satan’s work may be destroyed, and your children may shout for joy that your will is being done on earth as in heaven. Amen.

Yes, he alone is my Rock, my rescuer, defence and fortress. Why then should I be tense with fear when troubles come? Psalm 62:2

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. (Psalm 9:1-2)

Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday                :           Psalm 89.1-18, Exodus 7.8-24, Luke 20.1-18

Tuesday:           Psalm 89.39-53, Exodus 7.25-8.19, Luke 20.19-26

Wednesday:     Psalms 92 & 93, Exodus 8.20-9.12, Luke 20.27-47

Thursday:        Psalms 95 & 96, Exodus 9.13-35, Luke 21.1-19

Friday:             Psalms 99 & 100, Exodus 10.1-20, Luke 21.20-28

Saturday:         Psalms 101 & 102.1-11, Exodus 10.21-11.10, Luke 21.29-22.6

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· That all people will be safe in our precious world and free from the fear of attack by radical groups.

· For safe travel of all those people travelling to Gallipoli for Anzac Day services.

· Those Parishes in the Diocese still trying to keep their Churches from closure and sale.

· For our Lenten Study.

· The Parish Council, pray that they will have the vision, unity and strength to guide our Parish with the Lord as their example.

· Outreach events planned for our Parish leading up to Easter.

· 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 and our Parish Ministry Team.

· The Roman Catholic parish of the Meander Valley as they look to heal the hurts of the past months.

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

· That we will continue to grow as a Parish in faith and dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ, and that we may draw more Disciples to him by our actions, deeds and words in the community.

· 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 ultimate sacrifice that our Lord Jesus Christ made for us.

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

· Our Parish Council representatives and all volunteers in the parish.

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Patricia Hobman, Robert Lowe, Baden Arnold, Nicola Coad, Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, Bill and Jan Menzie, Harley and the Young   family.

· Mary Eddington after her operation last week.

April Prayer Anniversaries

We remember those who have passed away in April especially, Len Badcock, Diana French, Harry Dobson and Con Robertson.

Prayer of the Week

We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: we pray that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his presence abiding in us he may raise us to joys eternal; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

A Lenten Suggestion

Still your mind. Take time to listen to these words of Jesus and repeat them several times with the rhythm of your breathing:
'Blessed are the pure in heart, 
for they shall see God.' 

 

Lenten Thoughts

· 'I know of no other way to triumph over sin long-term than to gain a distaste for it because of a superior satisfaction in God.'  John Piper

· It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world. Aloysius Gonzaga

 

A Sunday Smile

Irritated Boss: "Can't you hear that the phone is ringing?  You must answer the telephone!"

New Secretary: "All right, but it seems so silly.  Nine times out of ten, it's for you."

 

Some Thoughts to Make Us Smile

· Why do slim chance and fat chance mean the same thing?

· Yes, I live in my own little world, but that's okay. They all know me there.

 

A Bible Verse to take Home

Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”       Isaiah 2:3

 

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