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ST St Andrews Carrick

Anglican Parish of Quamby

26th March 2023

The Fifth Sunday In Lent


Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Clergy  and Parish Contacts

Priest In Charge:      Reverend Paul Hobby 0437 108 394

            Email:                       frpaul@virtual.net.au

            Parish Email:           quambyparish@gmail.com

            Web Page:                 www.quambyparish.org

               Facebook Site:             www.facebook.com/AnglicanParishOfQuamby

               Parish Secretary       Mrs. Patricia Hobman 0407 575 241

            Parish Treasurer      Mrs. Jane Dent 6397 3184

            Parish Wardens        Mrs. Patricia Hobman 0407 575 241

                                                Mrs. Heather Stewart 0419 208 139

                                                Mr. Rob Menzie 0417 931 619         

            Anglican Diocese of Tasmania Website:


Pew Sheet: If you have suggestions or if you would like the pew sheet emailed each week contact Rob by email: robert.menzie57@bigpond.com  or phone 0417 931 619


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.

The service commences from page 119 of our Prayer Books


102        Praise to the living God.

Sentence of the Day

‘I am the resurrection and the life,’ says the Lord; ‘whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.’ John 11.25–26

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 Season

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect of the Day

Life-giving God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death: breathe upon us with the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ, and serve you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Collect from the Book of Common Prayer

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 Ezekiel beginning to read at chapter 37 verse 1

1 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me all round them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3 He said to me, ‘Mortal, can these bones live?’ I answered, ‘O Lord God, you know.’ 4 Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.’ 7 So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.’ 10 I prophesied as he

commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude. 11 Then he said to me, ‘Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, “Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.” 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.’

Psalm 130

1 Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord:

Lord, hear my voice;

2 O let your ears consider well:

the voice of my supplication.

3 If you, Lord, should note what we do wrong:

who then, O Lord, could stand?

4 But there is forgiveness with you:

so that you shall be feared.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits for him:

and in his word is my hope.

6 My soul looks for the Lord:

more than watchmen for the morning,

more, I say, than watchmen for the morning.

7 O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy:

and with him is ample redemption.

8 He will redeem Israel:

from the multitude of their sins.

Glory to God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen.

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans beginning to read at chapter 8 verse 6

6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law—indeed it cannot, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.


May your word live in us.         And bear much fruit to your glory.


Gradual Hymn

463        May this Lenten discipline


Gospel Acclamation

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory! 

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory! 

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John beginning to read at chapter 11 verse 1

1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, ‘Lord, he whom you love is ill.’ 4 But when Jesus heard it, he said, ‘This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.’ 5 Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, 6 after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, ‘Let us go to Judea again.’ 8 The disciples said to him, ‘Rabbi, the Jews were just now trying to stone you, and are you going there again?’ 9 Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world. 10 But those who walk at night stumble, because the light is not in them.’ 11 After saying this, he told them, ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him.’ 12 The disciples said to him, ‘Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be all right.’ 13 Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was referring merely to sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead. 15 For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.’ 16 Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow-disciples, ‘Let us also go, that we may die with him.’ 17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. 21 Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.’ 23 Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ 24 Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ 25 Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ 27 She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.’ 28 When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately, ‘The Teacher is here and is calling for you.’ 29 And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. 31 The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.’ 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. 34 He said, ‘Where have you laid him?’ They said to him, ‘Lord, come and see.’ 35 Jesus began to weep. 36 So the Jews said, ‘See how he loved him!’ 37 But some of them said, ‘Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?’ 38 Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39 Jesus said, ‘Take away the stone.’ Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, ‘Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead for four days.’ 40 Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’ 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upwards and said, ‘Father, I thank you for having heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.’ 43 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go.’ 45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.




The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father;
from there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen. 


The prayers of intercession


Prayer of Approach page 125                     


Greeting of Peace page 127


Offertory Hymn

342        When I survey the wondrous cross.


Thanksgiving 1 page 128               With the preface for Lent.               


The Lords Prayer page 141


The Mystery of faith

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us your peace. 


The distribution of Holy Communion


The sending out of God’s people page 143


Final Hymn

103        A mighty fortress is our God.


The Fifth Sunday in Lent – Sunday 26 March 2023
Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8.6-11; John 11.1-45

John 11: 1-45 includes two noteworthy things that may be overlooked. First, Jesus was compassionate. He felt deeply for those affected and acted decisively to help. Second, Jesus interacted with a woman who recognised that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, as Peter did in an exchange with Jesus reported in the synoptic gospels. A study of the earliest available Greek text and pertinent early literature by Elizabeth Schrader indicated that the woman was not Martha, but actually Mary Magdalene, the first witness to Jesus’ resurrection (Harvard Theological Review, 110, 3, July 2017, pp. 360-392; reviewed and summarised by Diana Butler Bass at https://dianabutlerbass.substack.com/p/mary-the-tower).
• Let’s pray for God’s gift of compassion and give thanks for His conferment of equal standing on all people.
• Give thanks for the work and witness of the Anglican Church of Korea, the Daehan Seong Gong Hoe.
Text: Ken Willett, St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane © Anglican Board of Mission, 2023 

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.

Prayer and Praise Points

Pray for:

· Our Parish of Quamby.

· Peace in our world, especially between Russia and Ukraine. Pray that peace and common sense will prevail.

· Christians who are daily being persecuted for their faith.

· Favourable weather conditions for our farming community.

· The Diocese of Tasmania and all our Parishes.

· Bishop Richard and Helen and the Primate of the Anglican Church in   Australia, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith. Pray for a united Church that is able to grow followers.

· Reverend Paul, his wife Lisa and daughters Faith and Grace.

· The plans about future ministry in our Parish, including the young   children ministry in the final planning stages.

· Our local primary schools, Hagley Farm School and Westbury Primary School.

· That we as a Parish can reach out to the many in need of help and    support, showing them all the love of Christ.

· Our Federal, State and locally elected politicians and representatives, that they will be guided in their judgements and decisions by Christ.

· You and our Church family, our neighbours and our friends.

· All our Parish Mission Giving. Also all the community groups helping to provide for those in need in our area.

Praise and thanks for:

· Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ.

· Our farming community.

· This wonderful world we live in.

· Our growing number of parishioners attending regularly.


Those unwell and in need of our Prayers:

· Henry Kirk, Dorothy Keygan, Ryan, June Eyles, David and Cheryl Buckingham, Brian Blazely, Joan Bonser and Bryn, Celeste Chandler, Bryan and Trudy Vance and Carmen and David Smith.

· Those who cannot join us in Worship due to various reasons, Shirley Hancox, Gwen Bounday and Mary Eddington.

· Anyone known to us who is in need of our prayers for their particular situation.

March Prayer Anniversaries

Thelma Garwood and Robert Harcourt-White

Lectionary Readings for this Week

Monday:              Psalm 68.1-20, Exodus 7.8-24, Luke 20.1-18

Tuesday:             Psalm 71, Exodus 7.25-8.19, Luke 20.19-26

Wednesday:        Psalm 69.1-16, Exodus 8.20-9.12, Luke 20.27-47         

Thursday:           Psalm 72, Exodus 9.13-35, Luke 21.1-19

Friday:                Psalm 59, Exodus 10.1-20, Luke 21.20-28

Saturday:            Psalm 74, Exodus 10.21-11.10, Luke 21.29-22.6

Sunday:                Isaiah 50.4-9a, Psalm 31.9-18, Philippians 2.5-11, Matthew 27.11-54

Parish Bank Account Details

We welcome direct deposits into our bank account if you find it easier than the traditional envelope giving. This is being taken advantage of by some of our Parishioners who cannot get to church weekly or find it an easier option. Our account is:

Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Parish of Quamby BSB 067013        Account number 10039025.    Please include your name as a reference.

Upcoming Services

Sunday 2nd April 2023 9.30am  Palm Sunday St. Andrew’s, Westbury (note venue change)

Wednesday 5th April 2023 4.00pm Lenten Study, St. Andrew’s Hall, Westbury

Friday 7th April 2023 Good Friday 9.30am St. Mary’s, Hagley

Sunday 9th April 2023 Easter Day 9.30am St. Mary’s, Hagley

Parish News and Events

· Pot luck Tea. There will be a Pot Luck Tea tonight at the Roman Catholic Church Parish Centre, Westbury which commences at 5.00pm.

· March 31st workshop for palm crosses. Sue Bedford has generously offered to show us how to make Palm crosses for Palm Sunday. There will be a short workshop at 1.30pm this Friday in the hall at St. Andrew's, Westbury. You are all welcome to attend.

· Please note change of service venue for April 2nd, is now 9.30am at St. Andrew’s, Westbury.

· Concert Sunday 2nd April, 3.00pm. A reminder about this concert next Sunday at St. Mary’s, Hagley.

· Bible studies in Lent, 4pm Wednesdays in the hall of St. Andrew’s, Westbury.

· ABM envelopes. Lent and Easter giving envelopes are available today and for the Lenten period to help further the work of ABM.

· Wednesday Services. During the period of Bible studies, we will not be having our 10am service Wednesdays. Note that due to several people being away this week is not on and it will continue the following week.


A Short Sunday Funny

Clerk: "Should I have your pizza cut into six slices or twelve?"

Customer: "Six, please. I could never eat twelve slices."


A Bible verse to take home.

And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children.  Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.                             Ephesians 3:6




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