NEWS & EVENTS

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

23 June  2019

Notices

Next Sunday

Sunday 30 June – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist

11.45am Study Group

Readings

2 Kings 2:1-2,6-14; Ps 77:1-2,11-20; Gal 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62

  • Morning Prayer is at 8.30am Tuesday to Friday.

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Friday 5 July                            Parish Cocktail Party 6pm

Sunday 7 July                           Light Up! 10am in Hall

Sunday 21 July                         Messy St Mary’s 10am in Hall

Thursday 15 August                Patronal Festival Eucharist and Dinner

CHURCH FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK – GIVING

Adey Zelleke from Lentara’s Asylum Seeker Project will be speaking today after morning tea. As a thankyou for the work being done we will be taking a collection of pantry items. If you would like to contribute to this please place your items in the basket in the hall.

 

END OF FINANCIAL YEAR TAX DEDUCTABLE GIVING

The ongoing St Mary’s National Trust appeal is a tax-effective way of making a contribution to the ongoing task of maintaining our heritage-listed building. If you are considering giving please hand your forms in today or email to office@stmarys.org.auby Monday 23rd June so they can be processed by the end of the financial year.

 

HEATING OF THE CHURCH

The heating of the church was commissioned on Wednesday this week and is working well. It will definitely take the chill away for this coming Sunday and for the rest of winter. Thank you to all for accomplishing the completion of this project.

SYNOD 2019 –LAY REPRESENTATIVES

Angelica Del Hierro and Audrey Statham were elected as Lay Representatives and Elsdon Storey as Alternate Lay Representative for St Mary’s North Melbourne for the next 3 years.

PARISH COCKTAIL PARTY FRIDAY 5TH JULY

We will be celebrating the Feast of St Zoë’s of Rome on Friday 5th July with a Cocktail Party from 6-8pm. The cost will be $60 per person (adults only) and will include Cocktails, Mocktails and Finger Food. R.S.V.P. by 30th June on 9328 2522 or office@stmarys.org.au.

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 as soon as possible.

PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES

Those who contribute to the stewardship programme by giving with envelopes should collect envelope boxes for the new financial year from the porch. Please take a box, and record the box number on the list provided. If you would like to join the giving programme, please complete one of the Planned Giving forms, also on the table in the porch, and return these to the parish office, or via the collection plate.

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 13th July 10.00am til 12noon. The garden group normally meets on the 2ndSaturday of each month to help maintain the gardens around the church.

 

WINTER COATS, SOCKS AND HAT DRIVE

We are collecting coats, new socks and wooly hats. We will be giving the coats and socks to Anglicare and the hats to Mission for Seafarers. Collecting until end of June.

 

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, Charlotte, Kathy, Jean, Alwynn, Leonie.

We remember the recently departed:

Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

Lenard Herbert Judd, Harold Hopwood.

WHO’S DOING WHAT?

Today

23 June

Next Sunday

30 June

8am Reader Judie Bainbridge Anne Sunderland
10am Readers David Bryson

Cassandra Golds

Peter O’Donoghue

Fabien Nunes

Sub Deacon

Servers

Kathleen A-Ross

Anne Sunderland

Alice Christofi

Adam Wing

Charles Kao

Sam Miller

Graeme Archer

Kathleen A-Ross

Peter O’Donoghue

Angelica Del Hierro

Intercessions Robert Gribben Geoff Jenkins
Bread & Wine Peter O’Donoghue TBC
Welcome & Collection David Bryson

Elaine Nwokolo

Denise Archer

Fabien Nunes

Communion Assist. Susan Gribben Alice Christofi
Children’s Ministry Sunday School School Holidays
Refreshments Katie Holmes

Ron Bell

Helen McCallum

David Keuneman

Counting Tim Pilbrow

Adam Wing

Anne Sunderland

Claudine Chionh

Flowers Andrea O’Donoghue Helen McCallum

Church for People who Think

Sunday Lecture/study groups

11.30am-12.15pm

June/July

23rd June

Adey Zelleke from Lentara’s Asylum Seeker Project will be providing an insight into the work of Lentara. Lentara staff members’ case manages about 60 people who are seeking asylum, in 5 or 6 different accommodations across metropolitan Melbourne including in North Melbourne. Clients are without income of any sort, or work rights. Lentara gives them free accommodation, $100 per month and MYKI cards and pays utilities. The case managers visit them in their homes to support them in different ways.

30th June

Kirsty Ellem will be providing an insight into the work of the Venny which is a staffed communal backyard, garden and adventure playground facility in Kensington. The Venny provides early intervention and prevention programs that foster resilience of 5 to 16 year olds from the nearby high-rise public housing estate and surrounding areas. The Venny’s program partners include Hotham Mission and St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre which is a specialist secondary school in North Melbourne for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling.

7th July

Erin Sessions will be providing an insight into her work as Lead of Common Grace’s Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Team which is developing an online resource for theological education providers that equips Christian leaders to prevent and respond to DFV. In order to challenge attitudes and beliefs which provide little defense against the culture which allows violence against women and children to occur, Erin will reflect on how we might go about doing Theology differently.