24 thJune 2018

Clergy  and Parish Contacts

Reverend Josephine Pyecroft    6391 1042     or     0412 202 563


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                           Parish Secretary                      Mrs. Patricia Hobman

                           Parish Treasurer                     Mr. Robert Menzie

Our Parish Mission Statement:

To know Christ and

To Make Him Known

for you will not “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love be shaken nor my covenant of peace be compassion on you.” removed,” says the Lord, who has                Isaiah 54:10,

From the Bishop

Dear Friends,

At the regular monthly meeting of the Trustees held last Tuesday, Bishop Richard came and provided us with an update of the recent Synod. We were excited to hear about the progress that has taken place in achieving the

Diocesan Vision.

Last Wednesday Audrey Mills, James Oakley, Annette Sims and I attended a Redress meeting in Melbourne.  We joined other members of the wider Australian Anglican Church continuing on the work of Redress.

“Choosing David” was the theme of my sermon at the morning services at St David’s Cathedral on Sunday.

The State Budget was handed down last week and it did have an investment for affordable housing, but not enough! In the meantime, I encourage you to support this year’s Anglicare Winter appeal.

Donations can be made at any Anglicare office or by phoning 1800 243 232

Please join me in prayer:

· for the Tasmanian contingent attending the GAFCON conference in Jerusalem. Please pray for a successful conference and safe travel.

· for Ruth Hanlon acting as Dean while Dean Richard is away

· Godly wisdom for our Political Leaders

We give praise to God:

· for an informative meeting on Redress with other Anglican leaders

· for faithful congregations at St David’s Cathedral


Parish News

· Parish Council. The next scheduled meeting of Parish Council is on Thursday June 28th at 7.00pm in the Parish hall at Westbury.

· Parish Roll. The new roll is available for signing, please ensure you read and understand the declaration at the head of the roll before signing.

· Bible Forum - Saturday 11th August, 2pm to 5pm at St John’s Launceston. The Christian Imagination: How important is using your imagination for the way you live your Christian life? Presented by Graham Stanton, Lecturer in Practical Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne. No need to book.

Today’s Service Details

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Sentence of the Day

Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4.41

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

O God our defender,

storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid:

rescue your people from despair,

deliver your sons and daughters from fear,

and preserve us all from unbelief;

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

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.

A Reading from 1 Samuel commencing at chapter 17 verse 57

17 57 On David’s return from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand. 58 Saul said to him, ‘Whose son are you, young man?’ And David answered, ‘I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.’ 18 1 When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. 3 Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. 4 Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armour, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. 5 David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; as a result, Saul set him over the army. And all the people, even the servants of Saul, approved. 10 The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand; 11 and Saul threw the spear, for he thought, ‘I will pin David to the wall.’ But David eluded him twice. 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. 13 So Saul removed him from his presence and made him a commander of a thousand; and David marched out and came in, leading the army. 14 David had success in all his undertakings; for the Lord was with him. 15 When Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David; for it was he who marched out and came in leading them.

Psalm 133

1 Behold how good and how lovely it is:

when families live together in unity.

2 It is fragrant as oil upon the head,

that runs down over the beard:

fragrant as oil upon the beard of Aaron,

that ran down over the collar of his robe.

3 It is like a dew of Hermon:

like the dew that falls upon the hill of Zion.

4 For there the Lord has commanded his blessing:

which is life for evermore.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

A reading from 2 Corinthians commencing at chapter 6 verse 1

1 As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.
2 For he says,
‘At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
     and on a day of salvation I have helped you. 'See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!
3 We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,
4 but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labours, sleepless nights, hunger;
6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love,
7 truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
8 in honour and dishonour, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;
9 as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed;
10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having

nothing, and yet possessing everything.
11 We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you.
12 There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.
13 In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.

The Holy Gospel according to Mark commencing at chapter 4 verse 35

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’

Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, save through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord. Amen.

Lectionary Readings for this coming Week

Monday                                Psalm 135, 2 Chronicles 10, Acts 12.1-11

Tuesday:             Psalms 137.1-9 & 138, 2 Chronicles 11, Acts 12.12-25

Wednesday:         Psalm 140, 2 Chronicles 12, Acts 13.1-12

Thursday:            Psalms 143 & 146, 2 Chronicles 13, Acts 13.13-25

Friday:                  Psalm 145, 2 Chronicles 14, Acts 13.26-41

Saturday:             Psalms 148 & 149, 2 Chronicles 15, Acts 13.42-52

Readings for Sunday 1st July 2018

2 Samuel 1.1, 17-27, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 8.7-15, Mark 5.21-43

Lord our God, in the name of Jesus Christ, who is close at our side as the risen and living One, we lift our eyes to you in prayer. Bless us. Bless us through your Word, and let our hearts become quiet in you. Free us from all restlessness and from the turmoil of the present age, for we belong to you, not to the world. We want to find peace in you and remain in you. You will care for us as your children, whom you will never forget in all eternity. Bless us and renew the riches of your grace in us every day, for you, O Lord our God, remain our

Father. Amen.

Lord, O great and almighty God, we thank you that you have given us the Saviour, in whom we can become united and have peace on earth. May he, the Saviour, work powerfully among us. May your Spirit come into people’s hearts so that they learn to acknowledge you as their leader and their God and to rejoice in their lives, which are intended for eternal life. Bless us through your Word and through all the good you do for us. Constantly renew and strengthen us in faith and in patience through the grace you send us. Remember all the

peoples who should become yours in the name of Jesus Christ. May they all confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to the honour of God the Father. We praise you for the promise you have given us of a wonderful new day of help for all. We praise you that you have created all people to recognize their true calling and their way to salvation. Amen.

From the Anglican Communion News Service

Bishops in New Zealand opposed to the legalisation of medically assisted suicide and euthanasia have cited examples from Europe to warn that “safeguards” imposed when the law is first changed could later be loosened. The seven diocesan bishops in New Zealand are all opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill, which has been introduced by parliamentarian David Seymour. This week, Bishop Richard Randerson made an oral submission to the Parliament’s justice select committee on behalf of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia’s Tikanga Pakeha.

The Bill proposes that New Zealanders over the age of 18 who suffer from terminal illness, are experiencing “unbearable suffering that cannot be relieved” and who understand the consequences of their decision, should

become eligible for assisted dying, provided certain safeguards are met.


Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· For the future of our Parish and all Parishes in the Diocese of Tasmania in response to the issue of Redress.

· Our Parish Council as they meet this week to continue with our Redress submission to the Diocesan Council.

· An easing of diplomatic tensions throughout the World.

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

· Our divided and broken world, pray 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.

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

· That we may see an increase of believers in our Lord and Saviour who are willing to stand and be counted as Disciples of Christ.

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

· 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 all conquering Lord.

· The commitment of all our Parish Council members and the extra work that they are taking on at this very important time for our Parish.

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

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Sam Travers, Stephen and Harry Pyecroft, Frank Zeeman, Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, Tracee and Margaret Fraser, 

· Pray for the Lord to wrap his arms around Kathy and Denis Travers  and guide them both in their decisions regarding Sam and her health.

· For 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.

June Prayer Anniversaries

We remember those who have passed away in June especially, Laida Scott, Fanny Badcock, Millicent Hughes, Archdeacon Emeritus Warwick Letchford, Allecia McLeod, Mark McKinnon and Coralee McLennagan.

 Worship Services

Sunday 1st July 2018

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 8th July 2018

9.30am                        Westbury

Sunday 15th July 2018

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 22nd July 2018

9.30am                        Carrick

Sunday 29th July 2018

9.30am                        Westbury

So, let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.          2 Corinthians 9:7

Some worthy thoughts.

· I am pleased for my brothers to study the scriptures as long as they do not neglect application to prayers. Francis of Assisi

· Keep company with the more cheerful sort of the godly; there is no mirth like the mirth of believers. Richard Baxter

· Every day the choice between good and evil is presented to us in simple ways. W. E. Sangster

Today’s Smiles

A little boy watched, fascinated, as his mother gently massaged cold cream on her face.

"Why are you rubbing that on your face, Mommy?" he asked.

"To make myself beautiful," said his mother.

A few minutes later, she began removing the cream with a tissue.

"What's the matter?" he asked. "Are you giving up?"


"I'm sorry," said the clerk in flower shop, "we don't have potted geraniums. Could you use African violets instead?"

Replied the customer sadly, "No, it was geraniums my wife told me to water while she was gone."

Amusing Thoughts

· It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.

· Junk is something you throw away three weeks before you need it.

· All the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth.

· Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

· If a vacuum really sucks, is that good?

A Bible Verse to take Home

For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.           Proverbs 2:6


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