NEWS & EVENTS

Morning Prayer is at 8.30am Tuesday to Friday, except public holidays. All are welcome, and for coffee afterwards.

Mid-week Eucharist, Wednesdays 12.30pm. Meditation 1pm

Notices 22 April 2018

From the Vicar

 

The Parish Fair is not far away! In only two weeks time the wider church and kindergarten communities will come together with the broader community of North Melbourne for a day of fun and fund-raising. The fund-raising aspect of the fair is important, but the fun aspect is much more so. The fair only has real value insofar as it brings the community together, and that it does so in the context of the joyful community of the church itself. The fair is thus as much an exercise in community outreach as it is in parish and kinder fund-raising. May I warmly encourage you to take part in the fair both by providing items for sale at the various stalls and by helping out on those stalls, but also by your presence as “punters” on the day, and by encouraging friends, family and neighbours to join you. If you have not yet signed up to help, then Harriet Jenkins or Kerry in the office would love to hear from you!

 

– Fr Craig.

 

 

 

 

A Church for People who Think

Sunday Lecture/study groups

11.30am-12.15pm

Programme April-June 2018

 

8-15-22 April

Three 20thCentury Spiritual Writers

The Revd Philip Bewley

 

13-20-27 May

The Wesleys for Anglicans

The Revd Prof Robert Gribben

 

10-17-24 June

The Wisdom of Jesus

Dr Geoff Jenkins

Notices

Next Sunday

Sunday 29 April – 5th Sunday of Easter

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist with Baptism, Confirmation,

Reception and First Communion

Readings

Acts 8:26-40; Ps 22:24-30; 1Jn 4:7-21; Jn 15:1-8

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Sunday 29 April                    Confirmation and Baptism

Saturday 5 May                     Parish & Kindergarten Fair

Sunday 6 May                        Light Up! 10am

Thursday 10 May                  Ascension Day 6.30pm Choral Evensong

Sunday 13 May                      Meditation 5pm

Sunday 20 May                      Messy St Mary’s 10am

Sunday 27 May                      Trinity Sunday 6p Evensong

 

SUNDAY LECTURE/ STUDY GROUP THIS SUNDAY

Fr Philip will continue his discussion on 20thCentury Spiritual Writers. This week the subject spiritual writer is Esther De Waal.

 

ST MARYS FAIR (KINDERGARTEN & PARISH)

Saturday, 5 May 2018, 10am-2pm

St Mary’s fair is not far away!

We need Jars. Please bring to the office if you have any.

We need Bakers and Preserve makers– jars and stickers for jams and preserves are available in the kitchen. Please also consider what cakes and biscuits you might bake!

We need Produce– if you have any produce that will be ready on the day please let Harriet know.

We need people who are able to assist on the stalls, please contact the parish’s fair coordinator, Harriet Jenkins, at hjenkins@stmarys.org.au, or call the parish office on 9328 2522.

 

 

ST MARY’S STITCHERS

St Mary’s Stitchers Group meets every Thursday at 10am in the small hall or 7.30pm at Marion’s house. We are still focusing on tapestry, knitting squares for blankets and any project you are working on at the moment. We look forward to seeing you all and if you have never been before you are most welcome.

 

EASTER PARISH NEWSLETTER

Please think about contributing articles for the Easter Parish Newsletter.  Please consider adding to our series about interesting churches you have attended, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, but anything you write will be welcome. Send to the office at office@stmarys.org.auor give to Rhondda.

 

ST MARY’S GARDEN GROUP

The garden group meets on the 2ndSaturday of each month to help maintain the gardens around the church.  The next get together is on Saturday 14thApril 9.30am til 11.00am.

 

LIGHT UP! /MESSY ST MARY’S

“Light UP! 6 May and “Messy St Mary’s” 20 May will be in the Main Hall during the 10am service. Please let Harriet know if you would like to join in or want more information.

 

 

PRAYERS

If you would like a name added to the ongoing prayer list, please notify the Parish Office. Names written on the Sunday list will be prayed for on that week only.

 

Please pray for those in need, including: Mick, Ros, Jean, Han, Wen, Jacqui, Martin, Ellie, Bridget, Nancy, Tommy, Alice and Kenny, Mary, Sam.

 

We remember the recently departed:

 

Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

Joseph Carlisle, Dot Levy.

 

WHO’S DOING WHAT?

Today

22 April

Next Sunday

29 April

8am Reader Rhondda Fahey Judie Bainbridge
10am Readers Claudine Chionh

Fiona Blanch

John Rickard

Rhondda Fahey

Servers Peter O’Donoghue

Anne Sunderland

Kathryn Bellhouse

Alice Christofi

Peter O’Donoghue

Anne Sunderland

Intercessions Robert Gribben NA
Bread & Wine Michael Golding Heidi Lee
Welcome & Collection John Poynter

Heidi Lee

Michael Golding

David Bryson

Communion Assist. Susan Gribben Kathleen A-Ross
Children’s Ministry Sunday School Sunday School
Refreshments Marion Poynter

Simon Jackson

Susan Gribben

Rhondda Fahey

Counting Rhondda Fahey

Adam Wing

Anne Sunderland

Tim Pilbrow

Flowers Marion Poynter Helen McCallum

 

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