Anglican Parish of Quamby
The Epiphany of our Lord
and Parish Contacts
Josephine Pyecroft 6391
0412 202 563
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.
Study. Monday 7.00pm in the hall at St.
Andrews, Westbury. Come along and share the
Lenten Giving. Lenten Envelopes for the
continued work of ABM are also available each
week in our services.
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.
Tea with a Twist of History at Fitzpatricks
25/5/19 more information in next weeks
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 Jos
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.
Friday 19th April 2019
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 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.
All service details are
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of the Day
Those who go out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with
shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.
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.
of the Day
Christ, whose feet were
caressed with perfume and a womans 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.
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
through Jesus Christ our
Saviour, who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
of the Day from the Book of Common Prayer for Ash
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.
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.
Reading from Isaiah commencing to read at chapter
43 verse 16
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:
not remember the former things, or consider the
things of old.
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.
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
21 the people whom I
formed for myself so that they might declare my
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
6 Those who sow
shall reap with songs of
7 They that go
out weeping, bearing the seed:
shall come again in
bringing their sheaves with
to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
as in the beginning, so
now, and for ever. Amen.
reading from the letter to the Philippians
commencing to read at chapter 3 verse 3
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.
Holy Gospel according to John commencing to read
at Chapter 12 verse 1
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.
All glory and honour be
yours always and everywhere,
mighty Creator, everliving
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
Therefore with angels and
and with all the company of
we proclaim your great and
for ever praising you and
Fifth Sunday in Lent Sunday 7 April 2019
43.16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3.3-14; John
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
Robert McLean, © Anglican Board of Mission,
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
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 UKgovernments
diplomatic ministry a year later. She
served as a British diplomat in a number of
postings, including Sofia, Paris, The Hague and Cairo
Malaysias 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 polices
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, Satans
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.
Readings for this Week
89.1-18, Exodus 7.8-24, Luke 20.1-18
89.39-53, Exodus 7.25-8.19, Luke 20.19-26
Psalms 92 & 93, Exodus 8.20-9.12, Luke
Psalms 95 & 96, Exodus 9.13-35, Luke 21.1-19
Psalms 99 & 100, Exodus 10.1-20, Luke
Psalms 101 & 102.1-11, Exodus 10.21-11.10,
and Praise Points
all people will be safe in our precious world and
free from the fear of attack by radical groups.
safe travel of all those people travelling to
Gallipoli for Anzac Day services.
Parishes in the Diocese still trying to keep
their Churches from closure and sale.
our Lenten Study.
Parish Council, pray that they will have the
vision, unity and strength to guide our Parish
with the Lord as their example.
events planned for our Parish leading up to
a coming together of the world leaders to all
weather for all the farming community.
Richard and Helen, Reverend Jo and our Parish
Roman Catholic parish of the Meander Valley as
they look to heal the hurts of the past months.
the Church will protect the many vulnerable
people now and in the future.
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.
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:
ultimate sacrifice that our Lord Jesus Christ
made for us.
our daily blessings that we receive from our
Parish Council representatives and all volunteers
in the parish.
unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:
Hobman, Robert Lowe, Baden Arnold, Nicola Coad,
Roslyn Lloyd, Brent Balchin, Bill and Jan Menzie,
Harley and the Young family.
Eddington after her operation last week.
We remember those who have
passed away in April especially, Len Badcock,
Diana French, Harry Dobson and Con Robertson.
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.
Still your mind. Take
time to listen to these words of Jesus and repeat
them several times with the rhythm of your
'Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.'
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
is better to be a child of God than king of the
whole world. Aloysius Gonzaga
Boss: "Can't you hear that the phone is
ringing? You must answer the
New Secretary: "All
right, but it seems so silly. Nine times
out of ten, it's for you."
Thoughts to Make Us Smile
do slim chance and fat chance mean the same
I live in my own little world, but that's okay.
They all know me there.
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