Anglican Parish Of Quamby

14th January 2018

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

Continuously Worshipping

in this district since 1836

 

The Power of Prayer and Believing

Prayer is a principal means for opening oneself to the power and love of God that is already there—in the depths of reality.   James A. Pike     

Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his     glorious inheritance in his holy people,

James 5:13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Safe Church Communities Training Day

We are encouraging as many people as possible to attend the next Safe Church Communities Training Day, on Saturday 10th Feb 2018, at the Launceston Christian School, 452 West Tamar Road, Riverside. It is a very worthwhile day as it helps us all understand the whole scenario regarding making our Churches and Diocese a safe and happy place for all people. The day commences at 9am.

There is a need to register to attend this day and everyone who is intending to attend are asked to let Rev. Jo know before the end of January. The training will be done in Parish groups so you will know the people and make us all feel at ease. The day will also help those of us who do need the Working With Vulnerable People accreditation from the Government and the Diocese.

Please make a very serious attempt to attend as there are not many of these days held outside Hobart, so we need to support each other and our other rural parishes.

Parish News

· Westbury Market. The next market in the Church grounds and hall at Westbury is Saturday 20thJanuary 2018. The market starts at 8am until 1pm. We have 3 new stall holders for this market, so come along and support them.

· Mission Giving. This year as part of our Mission Giving we will be distributing Anglican Overseas Aid money boxes, they will be distributed later in the month or early February. Last year we raised nearly $400 for the Leprosy Mission, it was a very worthwhile project.

· Parish Council. The first meeting for the new year will be on Thursday January 25th commencing at 7.00pm at Hagley House.

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

We have found the Messiah: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the king of Israel!                                                                                                       John 1.41, 49

Invitation to Confession

Christ the Son of God has been revealed as a light to the nations.

Silence may be kept.

Let us bring our darkness to his light, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

 

Collect of the Day

Eternal God,

whose Son, Jesus Christ, is now exalted as Lord of all,

and pours out his gifts upon the Church:

grant it that unity which only your Spirit can give,

keep us in the bond of peace,

and bring all creation to worship before your throne;

through Jesus Christ our Redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Collect from the BCP for the first Sunday after the Epiphany.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Reading from the first book of Samuel commencing to read at chapter 3 verse 1

1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; 3 the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ and he said, ‘Here I am!’ 5 and ran to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But he said, ‘I did not call; lie down again.’ So, he went and lay down. 6 The Lord called again, ‘Samuel!’ Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But he said, ‘I did not call, my son; lie down again.’ 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. 8 The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, ‘Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”’ So, Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’

Psalm 139 verses 1-5 & 12-18

1 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me:

you know when I sit or when I stand,

you comprehend my thoughts long before.

2 You discern my path and the places where I rest:

you are acquainted with all my ways.

3 For there is not a word on my tongue:

but you, Lord, know it altogether.

4 You have encompassed me behind and before:

and have laid your hand upon me.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me:

so high that I cannot endure it.

12 For you have created my inward parts:

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

13 I will praise you, for you are to be feared:

fearful are your acts, and wonderful your works.

14 You knew my soul,

and my bones were not hidden from you:

when I was formed in secret,

and woven in the depths of the earth.

15 Your eyes saw my limbs when they were yet imperfect:

and in your book were all my members written;

16 Day by day they were fashioned:

and not one was late in growing.

17 How deep are your thoughts to me, O God:

and how great is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,

they are more in number than the sand:

were I to come to the end, I would still be with you.

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

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

 

A reading from the first letter to the Corinthians commencing to read at chapter 6 verse 12

12 ‘All things are lawful for me’, but not all things are beneficial. ‘All things are lawful for me’, but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 ‘Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food’, and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, ‘The two shall be one flesh.’ 17 But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Shun fornication! Every sin that a person

commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you were bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body.

The Holy Gospel according to John commencing to read at chapter 1 verse 43

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ 46 Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ 48 Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ 49 Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ 50 Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’ 51 And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’

Pew Reflection from the Anglican Board of Mission

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany – Sunday 14 January 2018

1 Samuel 3. 1-10 (11-20), Psalm 139. 1-5, 12-18; 1 Corinthians 6.12-20; John 1.43-51

Today the Psalmist sings of God, ‘You are acquainted with all my ways’. How do we respond to God being with us even from before we were born? Which of our ways do we need to change, given that God knows all about them?

· Pray that we might ‘Turn from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it’ (Psalm 34.14)

· Pray for the Anglican Church of Kenya, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text:       Robert McLean, Partnerships Coordinator © Anglican Board of   Mission, 2018

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.

You anointed him as Messiah,

the light of the nations,

and revealed him as the hope

of all who thirst for righteousness and peace.

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.

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:

 

 Prayer of the Week

Almighty God, by whose grace alone we are accepted and called to your service: strengthen us by your Holy Spirit and make us worthy of our calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Worship Services

Sunday 21st January 2018

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 28th January 2018

9.30am                        Carrick

 

Sunday 4th February 2018

9.30am                        Hagley

Sunday 11th February 2018

9.30am                        Westbury

Sunday 18th February 2018

9.30am                        Hagley

From the Anglican Communion News Service

The Primate of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, announces plans to retire in July 2019

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Primate of Canada, has announced that he will step down from his role on the final day of Provincial Synod’s next meeting, on 16 July 2019. Last year, Archbishop Fred marked 40 years of ordained ministry in the church – 23 of them as a bishop and 10 as Primate. In a letter to the Church, he said that he had wondered “if I might not be coming very close to the ‘best before’ date in the leadership I am providing”; but said that, after a process of prayer and discernment, he “felt more than a little sense of solemn obligation to see General Synod through the next round of conversations over a few very significant matters.”

Two years after Cyclone Winston, Maniava’s re-built church is consecrated

Almost two years since Cyclone Winston swept through Fiji, killing 44 people, the village of Maniava is celebrating its re-birth. Maniava, in the province of Ra on Fiji’s main island of Vity Levu, sits on a hillside at the mouth of a valley. On the night of 20 February 2016, winds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) destroyed the village and everything in it. Yesterday, Archbishop Winston Halapua, the Bishop of Polynesia, consecrated the newly re-built Church of the Resurrection and blessed 14 new homes and a school dormitory. He also ordained two new deacons to serve Maniava’s 168 residents.

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· An easing of diplomatic tensions throughout the World.

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

· Seasonable weather for all the farming community.

· Bishop Richard and Reverend Jo.

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

· That the year ahead will present us with opportunities to show the Good News of Jesus Christ to more in our communities and that it lead to an increase of faith and numbers in our Parish.

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

· You and your family.

· Visitors to our area of Tasmania, pray that they will be kept safe and enjoy their time here.

· Our political leaders as they prepare for the State election. Pray that they will be guided by the Lord in all their decisions and policies.

· Anglicare and its mission to the people of Tasmania.

· The Leprosy mission as they help those affected with Leprosy in the world today.

· The Anglican Board of Missions and the Anglican Overseas Aid, the lives they touch and the way they bring the word of Christ to others.

Praise and thanks for:

· Bishop Richard’s Vision for our Diocese of making disciples.

· The people responsible for the Safe Church Communities Training Day in February, pray that many from our Parish will attend.

· Our Parish Council members who work together for the good of our Parish.

Those unwell, in need of healing and our Prayers:

· Sam Travers, Stephen and Harry Pyecroft, Lyn Lee, Roslyn Lloyd,  Millie Coad, 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.

 

January Prayer Anniversaries

We remember those who have passed away in January especially, Roy Kettle, Winston Bounday, Alison Somerville, Winifred Morecroft and Molly Faulkner.

 

Lectionary Readings for this coming Week

Monday                                Psalm 37.1-17, Jeremiah 5.1-17, John 7.37-52

Tuesday:               Psalm 38, Jeremiah 5.18-31, John 8.1-11

Wednesday:         Psalm 40, Jeremiah 6.1-15, John 8.12-20

Thursday:            Psalms 41 & 42.1-9, Jeremiah 6.16-30, John 8.21-30

Friday:                  Psalm 45, Jeremiah 7.1-20, John 8.31-47

Saturday:             Psalm 48, Jeremiah 7.21-8.3, John 8.18-59

 

Our dear Father, we ask you to come to us from heaven and surround us with your goodness and mercy, with your light and life. We are weak, poor, and lost just when we need to stand firm and hold on. But you are faithful. You stay by us and help us. Continue to help and sustain us, we pray. Do not let our lives be lived in vain. May something of eternity be with us in all we have to face in life, so that over and over again we may find courage to start anew. Amen.

 

Some Thoughts Worth Considering

· Humility is the source of all true greatness: pride is ever impatient, ready to be offended. He who thinks nothing is due to him, never thinks himself ill-treated.

· If we will feed Christ with the food of our houses, even outward food, Christ will reward us with the food of his house, which is spiritual food.                          Jonathan Edwards

· My determination is to transfer this habit of worry into an instant moment of prayer and leave it with God.              Charles Swindoll

Thoughts

· "Ever notice how the most often quoted person is Anon?"

· I've come to the conclusion that I'm a reasonably intelligent person who does moderately stupid things on a semi-regular basis.

· I hate it when people use big words just to make themselves sound perspicacious.

· A man told his friends: "I left my job because of illness and fatigue.” Turns out, his boss got sick and tired of him.

Today’s Smile

As husband comes in from the garage. His wife asks, "How are you?"

He replied, "I lost something. I thought I had put it somewhere safe in the garage."

She asked, "How many safe places are there in the garage?"

"Clearly one more than I can remember."

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