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A N G L I C A N C H U RC H O F A U S T R A L I A
S T. PAUL’S
ANGLICAN CHURCH
WE LCO M E TO ST. P A UL’S !
S UN D AY 2 N O VE M BE R 2014
T W E N T YFI RS T S UN D AY A FT E R P E N T E C O S T
A L L S AIN T S S UN D AY
ALL SOULS’
These days modern society has embraced Halloween - also known as All Saints Eve or
All Hallows Eve. Halloween has become increasingly popular over the last ten years.
Twenty years ago Halloween was barely acknowledged in Australia and now large
numbers of people celebrate Halloween with parties, dress ups and also trick or
treating. It is interesting that Halloween has become so popular without the wider
society knowing why and the tradition that it stems from.
Halloween is the first day of three. All Hallows Eve is the 31st of October, All Saints is
the 1st of November and All Souls on the 2nd. These three days were referred to as
‘Hallowmas’, which is a time that the Christian Church used to remember the lives of
the Saints and the lives their faithful departed loved ones.
These celebrations can be linked to different world religions and were influenced by
Celtic and Gaelic spirituality. Different religions throughout the ages have their own
celebrations for the dead. Traditionally Christians would visit the graveyards at this time
of year - bringing flowers and other symbols for their loved ones graves. Over time,
Hallowmas has now been referred to as either All Saints or All Souls. The three distinct
days have been consolidated into one.
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T H E R I G H T R E V ’ D BI S H O P JO N A T H AN
P R E SI D ING AND PR E AC H I NG
Next Week’s Readings Sentence: I and the resurrection and the life,’ says the Lord; ’ whoever lives
and believes in me shall never die.’ John 11:25,26
• Joshua 24:1-3a,
14-25
•Psalm 78:1-7
• 1 Thessalonians
4:9-18
• Matthew 25:1--13
Collect: We thank you, loving God, for all your servants, known to us and unknown,
who have departed this life in your faith and fear: give us grace so to follow their
good examples, that with them we may be brought to a joyful resurrection, and be
made partakers of your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Readings: Job 14:1-4 Psalm 29, Romans 6:3-9, John 5:19–29
Psalm 29
Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven :
ascribe to the Lord glory and might.
Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name :
O worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters :
the God of glory thunders, the Lord upon the great
waters.
The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation :
the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar-trees :
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes them skip like a calf :
Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord divides the lightning-flash :
the voice of the Lord whirls the sands of the desert,
the Lord whirls the desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord rends the terebinth trees,
and strips bare the forests :
in his temple all cry ‘Glory.’
The Lord sits enthroned above the water-flood :
the Lord sits enthroned as a king for ever.
The Lord will give strength to his people :
the Lord will give to his people the blessing of peace.
John 5:19–29
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Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell
you, the Son can do nothing on his
own, but only what he sees the Father
doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does
likewise. The Father loves the Son and shows him
all that he himself is doing; and he will show him
greater works than these, so that you will be astonished. Indeed, just as the Father raises the
dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life
to whomsoever he wishes. The Father judges no
one but has given all judgement to the Son, so
that all may honour the Son just as they honour
the Father. Anyone who does not honour the Son
does not honour the Father who sent him. Very
truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and
believes him who sent me has eternal life, and
does not come under judgement, but has passed
from death to life.
‘Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is
now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the
Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just
as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted
the Son also to have life in himself; and he has
given him authority to execute judgement, because he is the Son of Man. Do not be astonished
at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in
their graves will hear his voice and will come out—
those who have done good, to the resurrection of
life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
PRA YER A ND T HA NKS GI V I NG!
For health & healing for :
We give thanks for :
Thomas
Moore, Pam (& Eddie) Helmold, Saloni Paul, Ve∗ our Church family and community.
ronica Homer, Beryl & Tom Wakefield, David Prentice (Pam
∗ the contribution by those that built and preHynd’s nephew), Joy Grant (& Heather), Joyce Shearing,
served this parish since its establishment
Elizabeth Mosely, Richard Lane, Gary Campbell, Esme
We pray for :
Viner, Margaret Shepherd, Andrew Watt, Adam Sparks and
∗ Christians suffering persecution in Iraq
Theo Stigner.
∗ The safety of those giving of their time and energy to help treat Ebola victims in Africa
At home or nursing home :
∗ The Archbishop’s November Appeal
Jean Ward, Frank Sowden, Mavis Infield , Pearl Townsend,
∗ Those experiencing domestic violence
Noela Burdett, Paddie Warne, Audrey Leaver.
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W H AT IS G O IN G O N AT S T . PA U L’ S ?
BISHOP JONATHON VISITING TODAY FOR
ALL SOULS DAY — followed by breakfast.
Photos of your past loved ones may be placed
on the board at the front of the church and
names can be added to the prayer list at the
back of the church
PARISH M INISTRY — HELP NEEDED
Volunteers needed for the Thrift Shop
and lifts for parishioners
to church.
MONEY
MATTERS???
How are funds
used?
Assistance is also
requested to help w ith
Did you realise
administrative office work
that income from
MORNING PRAYER — WEDNESDAY
on a Tuesday morning
our Parish house
MORNINGS at 9am prior to Bible study.
from 9.30-12.30am. If you can offer this
and hall hire is
Bible Study groups meet on Tuesdays at 5pm help please speak to Rev’d Tiffany, a used to provide
Warden, or a Sidesperson.
and on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am. If
appropriate housyou w ish to participate in these groups, please
ing for the minister;
note your name and time preference on the
GOODNA PANTRY APPEAL
income from the
whiteboard at the back of church.
November is our Goodna Pantry
Thrift shop, Bookdonation month. Toiletries and non–
perishable items such as tuna, soups, fest and other
fundraising is used
ARCHBISHOP’S NOVEM BER APPEAL 2014 pasta, rice, tea, coffee, cereals,
biscuits, muesli bars, tinned fruits,
for the administraEnvelopes w ill be available during November
baked beans, meat meals, tinned
tion costs of the
to enable parishioners to contribute to the goal spaghetti can be left at the back of the
parish and parishof $30,000 for 5 identified projects.
church throughout November.
ioners weekly givJUBILEE TERRACE PLAYGROUP IN ing covers the
Priests living allow2014
BOOK CLUB
The next discussion takes place at Sue
Barker’s home on Tuesday 25th November at
7.30pm. We w ill be discussing issues raised in
Carla Van Raay’s Memoir “God’s Callgirl”. For
those interested w e invite you to read the book
then come and join us.
ance. Please pray
The Jubilee Playgroup is held every
and reflect over
Friday from 9.30 -11.30am. If you are
different ways you
interested or can recommend the group
can contribute.
to friends or neighbours, more information can be obtained by contacting
Our goal is to
Sarah Combe on ph: 3356 9174 (leave raise the finana message if there is no answ er).
cial position of
Please Help Restore
Our Beautiful West Window
our parish by
$200 per week
The replacement cost of $20,000 is more than parish finances can bear.
to help us stay
financially
Replacement of the West Window would be a wonderful gift to give our children and our
children’s children.’
viable
To contribute to our west window appeal, cheques can be sent to PO Box 31 West Ashgrove 4060, or contact the office by phone or email for further ways to contribute.
33662320 or [email protected]
Direct deposit to St Paul’s Restoration Account — BSB 704 901 Acct No: 00008750
HEARING IMPAIRED ?
St Paul’s has provision for people w ith hearing impair ment. A headset is available from the back of
church, or a receiver for those w ith a hearing aid (turn on and sw itch ear piece to the T sw itch).
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St Paul’s Anglican Church
10 Jubilee Tce
Ashgrove
Queensland 4060
Phone: 3366 2320
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Bank online!!
For easier ways to give and build up St. Paul’s and our
mission. Give online.
Account Name: Ithaca-Ashgrove Anglican Parish.
BSB 704901
Acc No 00004420
BITCOINS ACCEPTED HERE!!!
St. Paul’s is the first Church in Australia to accept virtual
currency! Scan code for our wallet details!
W H O AR E W E? MI N I S TR Y A T S T. P A UL ’S
The Reverend Tiffany Sparks 0405224616
Choir: Robyn Carl:
[email protected]
[email protected]
Thrift Shop: Pam Helmold:
Hon Associate Priest: The Reverend Pam
Hynd [email protected]
[email protected]
Priest in Charge:
Office: [email protected]
Mother’s Union: Joy Lloyd
[email protected]
Wardens: Robyn Carl, Ian Franklin & Richard
Lane: [email protected]
Playgroup: Sarah Combe:
Pilgrims: Fr Terry & Margaret
[email protected]
The Reverends Jack & Kathy Hammer
Book Club: Ann Caston
N I A —A F UN EX PR E S S I V E MO V EM E N T P R A C TI C E
Classes are held in here in St Paul’s Hall on Mon & Wed 9.30am-10.30am. Suitable
for all ages and fitness levels. Just bring along a water bottle, yoga mat or towel.
See www.nianow.com/niasite/brisbane - Look for Joanne Wilkinson (0)431 794 030
The Church celebrates
this day on either the
1st or 3rd of
November.
This Sunday we
celebrate All Souls.
Remembering all of
our loved ones who
have gone before us.
Remember those
people in your life who
have passed away and
how they inspired you.
It is amazing that as a
child we have brief
memories of adults
that we are not even
related to, teaching us
about life. These
memories subtly
shape us and refine
our values. Think of
those people who you
have know who have
shown character as a
person, who have
loved freely and
radically even when
others have not been
able to.
Give thanks to God for
putting these people
into your life. And
remember - you might
be the inspiration to all
of those around you - a
Saint in disguise
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