NEWS & EVENTS

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

Mid-week Eucharist – Not at present due to church works

17 March  2019

From the Locum

 

Lent is considered a penitential season and according to the dictionary ‘penitent’ means feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong and in theCatholic tradition, after the confession of sin, a penance is given to help the person amend their life.

In the Book of the prophet Micah there are some words which we may find helpful in observing a good Lent. “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)

 

God requires that as Christians we seek justice for all people – that in God’s eyes all people are considered of worth and value and should be treated fairly.

 

“To love kindness” is a very simple and yet profound practice that all of us can follow in our lives. Indeed, in the New Testament letters Christians are reminded to be kind and tender-hearted towards one another.

 

“To walk humbly with your God” – this is a call for all of us to practise humility in our dealings both with God and each other.

 

Follow these precepts and you will indeed enjoy a good Lent.

 

Fr Barry

 

Notices

Next Sunday

Sunday 24 March – 3rd Sunday in Lent

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist

11.30am Church for People Who Think

Readings

Isa 55:1-9; Ps 63:1-9; 1 Cor 10:1-13; Lk 13:31-35

·   Morning Prayer is at 8.30am Tuesday to Friday

·   Mid-week Eucharist 12.30pm Wednesday recommences 24 April.

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Wednesday 20 March Lenten Study Group 6.30pm St Mary’s

Sunday 14 April Palm Sunday

Thursday 18 April Maundy Liturgy 7pm

Friday 19 April Liturgy of the Passion10am

Saturday 20 April Great Paschal Vigil 9pm

OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK  

The parish office will be closed on Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th of March with regular hours resuming on Thursday 21st of March. 
 
 
LENTEN STUDY WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH

This Wednesday 20 March at 7pm. Prior to theLenten study at 6.30pm wehave a time of fellowship with soup and bread. The catering for this is taken in 

turns with St Mary’s and St Mark’s.  This Wednesday St Mark’s will be catering.

 

LENTEN READINGS 2019

Please take a copy of the Lenten Readings 2019 brochure available in the porch, which will give you all the readings for the five weeks of Lent.

 

ABM LENT ENVELOPES

Please consider taking the opportunity to make a donation to the Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) as part of your Lenten discipline. Envelopes are available in the small hall.

 

LENT QUIET DAY – SATURDAY 30 MARCH – 9.30am til 3.30pm

Fr Philip Bewley will be giving three addresses on Henri Nouwen at St Bartholomew’s Richmond on Saturday 30 March The day will start with Mass at 9.30am. Cost is $25 including lunch.

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BBMKE

CHORAL EVENSONG 24 MARCH 6PM

You are invited to Choral Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 24th March at 6pm. St Mary’s will be prayed for at this service and all parishioners are invited to attend.

ST MARY’S KIDS

Please see information at the end of this email in regards to the 2019 St Mary’s Kids survey. 

 

FROM THE HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

We could do with more people to provide morning tea and help with monthly lunches, all of which play an important role in our welcoming and including newcomers and supporting each other. You will be rostered with one or more old hands. Please come and talk to Rhondda, Susan, Marion or Denise if you think you could help in any way.

 

ST MARY’S CHOIR

Choir practice is on Tuesday from 6-8pm in the Hall. St Marys choir is always looking to recruit new members. If you or someone you know is interested in singing in the choir please contact the Director of Music or the Office or a chorister.  

 

LOCUM – FR BARRY FERNLEY

Fr Barry Fernley’s workdays are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Mobile 0421 903 390 or Emailfernley2@optusnet.com.au.

 

LENT/HOLY WEEK/EASTER

Please take a copy of the Lent/Holy Week/Easter brochure available in the porch, which gives full details of services and events.

 

ST MARY’S STITCHERS

St Mary’s Stitchers Group meets every Thursday at 10am in the small hall. Please join us on any Thursday.

 

LIGHT UP! /MESSY ST MARY’S

“Light Up!“- First Sunday of the Month. –5th May

“Messy St Mary’s” – Third Sunday of the Month. – 19th May

 

ST MARY’S GARDEN GROUP

The garden group normally meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month to help maintain the gardens around the church.


PRAYERS

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

 

Please pray for those in need, including: Jacqui, Ikenna, Charlotte, Kathy, Jean, Ariette and John, Alwynn, Susan, David and Family.

 

We remember the departed:

 

Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

Ethel Moran, Gerrit Stork, Henry Wallace Judd, Kate Tonkin, Raymond Tighe, Joseph Carbone.

 

 

Church for People who Think

 

Sunday Lecture/study groups

11.30am-12.15pm

 

March to April

 

17-24-31 March

Easter in 4th Century Jerusalem

Dr Geoff Jenkins

 

14 April

Easter in the 21st Century at St Mary’s

Fr Philip Bewley


 

WHO’S DOING WHAT?

 

Today

17 March

Next Sunday

24 March

8am Reader

Anne Sunderland

Rhondda Fahey

10am Readers

Susan Gribben

Marion Poynter

Claudine Chionh

Fabien Nunes

Sub Deacon

Servers

Jack Lindsay

Anne Sunderland

Alice Christofi

Adam Wing

Charles Kao

Sam Miller

Alice Christofi

Peter O’Donoghue

Kathleen A-Ross

Adam Wing

Intercessions

Susan Gribben

John Silversides

Bread & Wine

NA in Hall

NA in Hall

Welcome & Collection

Rebe Taylor

Hugo Ernst-Russell

David Bryson

Elaine Nwokolo

Communion Assist.

Kathryn A-Ross

Katie Holmes

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School

Sunday School

Refreshments

Michael Noble

Margaret Noble

David Keuneman

Helen McCallum

Counting

Claudine Chionh

David Morton

Tim Pilbrow

Anne Sunderland

Flowers

No flowers in Lent

 

No flowers in Lent

 

 

NORTH MELBOURNE ECUMENICAL STUDY GROUP

 

“Illuminating Faith: The Spirit in the Desert”

 

held at

St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall

430 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

Wednesdays March 20, 27, April 3

6.30pm (soup and bread)

7.00pm (studies commence)

HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2019

 

Sunday 14th April – Palm Sunday

8am Eucharist

10am Sung Eucharist with Procession

 

Monday 15th April

6.30pm Eucharist

Tuesday 16th April

6.30pm Eucharist

Wednesday 17th April

6.30pm Eucharist

 

Thursday 18th April

7pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy

 

Friday 19th April

10am Good Friday Liturgy

 

Saturday 20th April

9pm Great Paschal Vigil

 

Sunday 21st April – Easter Day

8am Eucharist

10am Sung Eucharist

Regards

Kerry Dehring
Office Manager
St Mary’s Anglican Church
430 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne
Ph: 03 9328 2522
Fax: 03 93282922
Email: office@stmarys.org.au
Website: www.stmarys.org.au
Office Hours 9.30am til 3.30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

the Locum

One of the great things about Lent is that it is a time to practise spiritual disciplines. Several years ago I read this article and thought it was worth repeating. It is a Lenten exercise where we can spend time and reflect on saying Amen to God.

  1. Reflect on times past when you have said your Amen on hearing the Word of God.

Times we’ve said ‘yes’ happily.

Who proclaimed the word to us?

With whom did we discuss this?

  1. Reflect on past occasions of saying Amen – yes to God’s will, which were difficult.

i.e. Occasions when our ‘yes’ to God has been to things we have not been pleased to do; perhaps demanding difficult choices or changes.

What is our view now of those ‘yes’ moments – God’s plan for our lives?

Who do we talk to? How did we decide?

  1. Reflect on issues (current ones) which are unresolved.

Issues where you may feel you have to change.

Issues where you know deep down what is required of you, but where you are yet to say your ‘Amen’ to God.

Things over the horizon – as to your future. Matters coming towards you, perhaps to us all.

What awaits your Amen? A change of view, of heart, of lifestyle? Personal and even wider, nationally and internationally.

We conclude every service of worship with “and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be among you now and remain with you always. Amen” – and we are invited to say our Amen in worship and with our whole life.

During this Lenten period you will find a copy of the Sunday readings in the pew sheet – you may like to use them as a basis for prayer and meditation. May we all have a good Lent.

Fr Barry

Notices

Next Sunday

Sunday 17 March – 2nd Sunday in Lent

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist

11.30am Church for People Who Think

Readings

Gen 15:1-12,17-18; Ps 27; Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk 13:31-35

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Wednesday 13 March         Lenten Study Group 6.30pm St Mary’s

Sunday 14 April                   Palm Sunday

Thursday 18 April               Maundy Liturgy 7pm

Friday 19 April                    Liturgy of the Passion 10am

Saturday 20 April                Great Paschal Vigil 9pm

 

LENTEN STUDY WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH

Lenten Study starts this Wednesday 13 March at 7pm. Prior to the

Lenten study at 6.30pm we have a time of fellowship with soup and

bread. The catering for this is taken in turns with St Mary’s and St

Mark’s.  This Wednesday St Mary’s will be catering. If you are able to

help with soup or bread and cheese this week or other weeks please talk to Rhondda so a roster can be organized.

KATHRYN BELLHOUSE PLACEMENT

Kathryn Bellhouse has received a placement at Saint Mark’s Spotswood and Yarraville starting on Sunday March 17 and will not be with us for a while. We wish her all the best at this placement.

FROM THE HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

We could do with more people to provide morning tea and help with monthly lunches, all of which play an important role in our welcoming and including newcomers and supporting each other. You will be rostered with one or more old hands. Please come and talk to Rhondda, Susan, Marion or Denise if you think you could help in any way.

PANCAKES
Thanks to the wonderful people who made the pancakes last Sunday. Thanks for your skill and enthusiasm as you pointed us towards Lent with full and happy tummies and grateful hearts.

CHORAL EVENSONG 24 MARCH 6PM

You are invited to Choral Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 24th March at 6pm. St Mary’s will be prayed for at this service and all parishioners are invited to attend.

ST MARY’S CHOIR

Choir practice is on Tuesday from 6-8pm in the Hall.St Marys choir is always looking to recruit new members.  If you or someone you know is interested in singing in the choir please contact the Director of Music or the Office or a chorister.

 

LOCUM – FR BARRY FERNLEY

Fr Barry Fernley’s workdays are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Mobile 0421 903 390 or Email fernley2@optusnet.com.au.

LENT/HOLY WEEK/EASTER

Please take a copy of the Lent/Holy Week/Easter brochure available in the porch, which gives full details of services and events.

 

ST MARY’S STITCHERS

St Mary’s Stitchers Group meets every Thursday at 10am in the small hall. Please join us on any Thursday.

 

LIGHT UP! /MESSY ST MARY’S

“Light Up!“-  First Sunday of the Month. –5th May

“Messy St Mary’s” – Third Sunday of the Month. – 19th May

 

ST MARY’S GARDEN GROUP

The garden group normally meets on the 2ndSaturday of each month to help maintain the gardens around the church.

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS

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

 

Please pray for those in need, including: Jacqui, Ikenna, Charlotte, Kathy, Jean, Ariette and John, David and Family, Alwynn, Susan, David and Family.

We remember the departed:

Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

Florence May Dove, Grace Ethel Lansell.

 

 

Church for People who Think

 

Sunday Lecture/study groups

11.30am-12.15pm

 

March to April

10-17-24-31 March

Easter in 4th Century Jerusalem

Dr Geoff Jenkins

14 April

Easter in the 21st Century at St Mary’s

Fr Philip Bewley

 

 

WHO’S DOING WHAT?

Today

10 March

Next Sunday

17 March

8am Reader Judie Bainbridge Anne Sunderland
10am Readers John Rickard

Rhondda Fahey

Susan Gribben

Marion Poynter

Sub Deacon

Servers

Kathleen A-Ross

Graeme Archer

Peter O’Donoghue

Angelica Del Hierro

Jack Lindsay

Kathryn Bellhouse

Anne Sunderland

Alice Christofi

Adam Wing

Charles Kao

Intercessions Audrey Statham Susan Gribben
Bread & Wine NA in Hall NA in Hall
Welcome & Collection Denise Archer

Heidi Lee

Rebe Taylor

Hugo Ernst-Russell

Communion Assist. Alice Christofi Kathryn A-Ross
Children’s Ministry Sunday School Sunday School
Refreshments Audrey Statham

John Rickard

Michael Noble

Margaret Noble

Counting Susan Brennan

Rhondda Fahey

Claudine Chionh

David Morton

Flowers No flowers in Lent No flowers in Lent

 

 

 

NORTH MELBOURNE ECUMENICAL STUDY GROUP

 

“Illuminating Faith: The Spirit in the Desert”

held at

St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall

430 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27, April 3

6.30pm (soup and bread)

7.00pm (studies commence)

This year’s study ‘The Spirit in the Desert’ is the title of a series of talks by Rowan Williams, available on YouTube. This study is an unofficial guide through those talks. The talks can be complemented by Rowan William’s book on the theme (‘Silence and Honey Cakes’), which is recommended supplementary reading.

The studies introduce the thought of the early Christian ‘desert fathers’, and invite modern believers to be more aware of their own calling to be Christians in the place they find themselves, with the people with whom they’ve been placed.

The study guide can be found as a download on our website stmarys.org.au.

The book can be purchased as a book or an e-book

at Amazon or other good book stores

https://www.amazon.com/Silence-Honey-Cakes-Wisdom-Desert/dp/0745951708

Sponsored by St Mary’s Anglican Church and
the Congregation of Mark the Evangelist (UCA),
North Melbourne

 

HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2019

Sunday 14th April – Palm Sunday

8am Eucharist

10am Sung Eucharist with Procession

Monday 15th April

6.30pm Eucharist

Tuesday 16th April

6.30pm Eucharist

Wednesday 17th April

6.30pm Eucharist

Thursday 18th April

7pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy

Friday 19th April

10am Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday 20th April

9pm Great Paschal Vigil

Sunday 21stApril – Easter Day

8am Eucharist

10am Sung Eucharist