NEWS & EVENTS

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

11 August  2019

Notices

Next Sunday

Sunday 18 August – 10th Sunday after Pentecost

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist

10.00am Messy St Mary’s in the Hall

11.30am Study Group

Readings

Isa 1:1, 10-20; Ps 50:1-8, 23-34; Heb 11:1-3, 8-16; Lk 12:32-40

Morning Prayer is at 8.30am Tuesday to Friday.

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Sunday 11 August                    Study Group 11.30am

Thursday 15 August               Patronal Festival Eucharist and Dinner

Sunday 18 August                   Messy St Mary’s in the Hall

Sunday 29 September            St Michael & All Angels Evensong 6pm

Friday 4 October                      Parish Trivia Night

Sunday 6 October                   Blessing of Pets

LENTARA ASYLUM SEEKER PROJECT
Thank you to all who attended the talk and luncheon on Sunday. You were most generous with a collection of over $1165.00.

PATRONAL FESTIVAL – WORKING BEE AND SET UP

If you are wishing to attend the Patronal Festival Dinner please put your name on the list in the foyer. The working bee in the church for the Patronal Festival will be on Sunday 11th August at 1pm following the talk. Setting up for dinner will be on Wednesday 14th August at 2pm. Please note on the sign up sheet if you can help in any way.

PARISH NEWSLETTER – PATRONAL ISSUE

We will be producing our next Parish Newsletter ready for the Patronal Festival in August. If you have any articles, especially for the theme of “St Mary’s around the world” please forward them to the office by Monday12th August.

2019 BARRY MARSHALL MEMORIAL LECTURE

“‘And he went out and wept bitterly’:a Socio-cultural reading of Peter’s denial in Mat 26:69-75” presented by Revd Dr Robert Derrenbacker Dean, Trinity College Theological School. Thursday 22 August 7.00pm at The Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building Trinity College. Admission is free. To register go to vox.divinity.edu.au/event/2019-barry-marshall-memorial-lecture/

 

ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER AT TRINITY COLLEGE

St Mary’s is organising a table at the Archbishop’s Dinner in support of the Theological School at Trinity College. This is a fundraising dinner costing $110 per ticket. The dinner is at 6.30pm on Wednesday 4th September, preceded by Evensong at 5.45pm, in the College Chapel.  If you would like to attend or would like further information please speak to the Vicar.

LIGHT UP! /MESSY ST MARY’S/SUNDAY SCHOOL

“Light Up!“-  First Sunday of the Month.

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

Sunday School  – every other week in the Main Hall during the 10am service. Please let Harriet know if you would like to join in or want more information.

 

ST MARY’S GARDEN GROUP

The next get together is on Saturday 14thSeptember 10.00am til 12noon. The garden group normally meets on the 2ndSaturday of each month to help maintain the gardens around the church.

 

ST MARY’S STITCHERS

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

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: Ikenna, Kathy, Jean, Alwynn, Leonie, Donnelly Family, Tom, Giuliana.

We remember the recently departed:

Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

Austin John Fernandez, Doris Elizabeth James, Ethel Lloyd, Edna Rankin

PATRONAL FESTIVAL EUCHARIST

Thursday 15 August

Sung Eucharist 6.30pm

Guest Preacher: The Revd Prof. Dr Mark Lindsay

ANNUAL PARISH DINNER

Spit Roast Dinner 7.30pm

Cost $30 per person, children free,

BYO drinks

R.S.V.P  as soon as possible.

9328 2522 or office@stmarys.org.au

 

 

WHO’S DOING WHAT?

Today

11 August

Next Sunday

18 August

8am Reader Rhondda Fahey Jenny Langmead
10am Readers Michael Golding

Fiona Blanch

Rhondda Fahey

Michael Golding

Sub Deacon

Servers

Sam Miller

Jack Lindsay

Anne Sunderland

Alice Christofi

Peter O’Donoghue

Adam Wing

Sam Miller

Jack Lindsay

Alice Christofi

Anne Sunderland

Angelica Del Hierro

Charles Kao

Intercessions Susan Gribben Geoff Jenkins
Bread & Wine TBC Heidi Lee
Welcome & Collection Denise Archer

Michael Golding

Elaine Nwokolo

Michael Golding

Communion Assist. Susan Gribben Graeme Archer
Children’s Ministry Sunday School Messy St Mary’s
Refreshments Ron Bell

Audrey Statham

David Bryson

Paul Eikelboom

Counting Anne Sunderland

Elsdon Storey

Fiona Blanch

Claudine Chionh

Flowers Helen McCallum Jan Joustra
15 Aug Patronal Eucharist
Readers

Sub Deacons

John Rickard

Kati Holmes

Jack Lindsay

Sam Miller

Servers

Intercessions

Bread & Wine

Welcome & Collection

Communion Assistant

Peter O’Donoghue

Anne Sunderland

Alice Christofi

Adam Wing

Audrey Statham

John Rickard

Marion Poynter & David Bryson

Katie Holmes

Counting Tim Pilbrow & Elsdon Storey

 

Church for People who Think

Sunday Lecture/study groups

11.30am-12.15pm

August/September

 

Six sessions on “Difference of Opinion in the Early Church”

All sessions moderated by Fr Jan

We are used to factions and differences of opinion in contemporary society and in the modern church. Even the Liberal Party has its factions! Unfortunately, we are inclined to work with the assumption that the early church did not have such disagreements, and that all our differences are the result of divergence from the scriptural model.

It is therefore rather useful to reflect on the marked differences of opinion, the strident arguments and the presence of factions, of which there is so much evidence in the New Testament. But we also want to reflect on how we came to lose sight of these differences, and on what we can learn about working through our contemporary issues.

 

Aug 11 Geoff Jenkins

The Book of Acts, a history of profound divergence of opinion.

Aug 18 Geoff Jenkins

Galatians 2, Paul’s take on Peter Vs Paul in Antioch

Aug 25 Mark Lindsay

St Augustine Vs Jerome on St Peter Vs St Paul

Sept 8 Susan Gribben & David Bryson

Conflict resolution in the contemporary church

Sept 15 Dorothy Lee

Gender Diversity in the early Church

Sept 22 Lexi Eikelboom

What makes a beautiful argument?