THE PARISH BULLETIN…

PARISH NEWS:

A voice came from heaven, saying: “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:17

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OUR NEWS – Changes at our Church

Due to more renovations in the Church, morning-tea will not be served after Sunday services until further notice,

The Trading Table is also suspended. Wednesday services, Singing Group and meditation will be suspended until 7th of February.

Liturgical Assistants:

Liturgical Assistants are called to serve the Church of God as they work together with their priest. They lead public worship, some preach and teach the word of God, others assist at the Eucharist, share in pastoral and evangelistic work, and encourage others to participate in God’s mission to the world. If you feel called to serve in this capacity, please contact Fr Phillip.

 

The Coolamon Choir with Fr Greg, was a memorable performance due to the melodious voices of the choir. Thank you for this wonderful event, Fr Greg.

The proceeds were donated to the bush fire appeal.

We welcomed Bp John Roundhill to our church, and what a happy throng of people greeted him!  BP John will be returning to our church for Palm Sunday!

NEW PAINTINGS FOR THE CHURCH

Our new Church Hall nears completion and so we are concentrating on beautifying our Church.

Thank you to Christine and Kevin– our favourite artists, for guiding us as we created the new paintings of St Peter and St Paul.

THE CROSS has now been placed on our CHURCH ROOF

OUR MELBOURNE CUP CELEBRATIONS

We all had a wonderful time at our little gathering to celebrate the Melbourne Cup horse race. As you can see, fascinators were all the rage.

 

OUR CHURCH HALL: – We are slowly getting there.. as you can see, the roof is now on.. and the windows are going in!

We are expecting everything to be finished by April!

Members of Parish Council inspect the progress so far!

The contract has been signed!

 

OUR OLD CHURCH HALL… now demolished

Our Office is open – Because of the Hall construction many group meetings will be postponed until the new hall is completed. Our car-park has been cut in half with a fence, temporarily, while the process takes place. The gate that is provided for access must not be used because the area is a building site with many safety hazards. Please park in the street, and nearby.

Wednesday Services:

 Services start at 9 a.m. each Wednesday morning in the church. There are no Wednesday services in January.

TRADING TABLE – suspended until further notice

You may have noticed our Trading Table outside the church every Sunday after services. It has been supported and organised by Enid for many years. We are now asking for volunteers to assist Enid in the sales, as well as the supply of hand-made goods, fruit/veggies from your gardens, and any other miscellaneous goods you would like to donate towards the church.

MEDITATION – suspended until further notice

Please join us every Friday morning for a beautiful meditation. We start at 9:00 am, for about 40 minutes. Everyone welcome!

SINGING GROUP – suspended until further notice

Come along and join in with our group to share hymns and enjoy music. Every Friday at 9.45 am.. for about an hour.

PLAYGROUP – suspended until further notice 

We have offered a Playgroup for many years, but this year it will also be postponed for 2019 due to the demolition and rebuilding of our new church hall. We  be returning once the new Hall is built. Thank you to all our wonderful and dedicated volunteers and all the supportive Mums and Dads who have attended over the years. Please check back for further information, as our new hall begins to take shape!

We are always happy to offer baptisms and just this week received this lovely thank you note:

Thank you for holding our little loved ones Baptism. We truly loved our experience and felt so welcomed and accepted from the moment we walked into your beautiful church. We hope you enjoy the beautiful book that we donated to your congregation, it was hand delivered by the authors mother. Thanks be to God.

 

The Ordination of the The Rev. Dr Debra Tedman Took place on December 3rd, 2017. Debra will be the assistant Curate at our Church part-time and Assistant at TSS (The Southport School)  

 

 

 

The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, Abp of Brisbane, has accepted a recommendation for the Ordination of our Dr Debra Tedman as a Deacon. This has been a long journey for Debra and the parish but it is great knowing that in God’s time the process will have come to an exciting completion. Debra will be part time assistant chaplain at The Southport School and part time assistant curate at St Peter & St Paul Palm Beach.

Life’s many challenges!

Life can be challenging. Whether it’s with difficulties in your relationships, obstacles in your job or career, or problems related to physical and mental health, we can all struggle. Yet research shows that one thing makes the difference between getting worn down or stressed out, and that is: resilience.

Resilience is simply the ability to adapt well when faced with adversity, trauma, or stress. No matter what life throws at you, people who exhibit higher levels of resilience have the ability to find a way to embrace life and thrive in the face of strong, painful, and often distressing emotions or events.

Luckily resilience is a skill you can build and nurture in your life. It takes some self discipline, but you can nurture and enhance a new way of embracing life, and all its challenges, by working on these skills:

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Hope in the Darkness by Richard Rohr

Patience comes from our attempts to hold together an always-mixed reality. Perfectionism only makes us resentful and judgmental. (Sunday)
It is only by a foundational trust in the midst of suffering, some ability to bear darkness and uncertainty, and learning to be comfortable with paradox and mystery, that you move from the first half of life to the second half. (Monday)
Regardless of the cause, the dark night is an opportunity to look for and find God—in different forms and ways than we’ve become accustomed. (Tuesday)
Through darkness and doubt often come the greatest creativity and faith. Our faith is strengthened every time we go through a period of questioning. (Wednesday)
God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness, because if we fully knew what was happening, and what it will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process. —Gerald May (Thursday)

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Journey of Faith

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

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Anglican Church of Australia

 

Anglican Church of Australia

The Anglican Church consists of 23 Dioceses across Australia, led by a Diocesan Bishop supported by a team of clergy and lay people. Prayer and worship happens in parishes – and these range from large metropolitan congregations to small remote communities who come together to live the faith. To find out about life in your local diocesan community or to seek out a parish community near you, please contact the dioceses directly.

Please follow this link to the Anglican Church website:

https://www.anglican.org.au/anglican-church-in-australia

What we believe

What we believe – Fundamental Declarations

The Anglican Church of Australia makes, through its constitution, the following Fundamental Declarations:

The Anglican Church of Australia being a part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ, holds the Christian Faith as professed by the Church of Christ from primitive times and in particular as set forth in the creeds known as the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.

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