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News from the Northern Beaches
St Peter’s Anglican Church
Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach
16th November, 2014
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
We are part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion
The Anglican Church of Australia , Diocese of North Queensland
Coming events:
Messy Church next Saturday—we’ll be meeting at 3.30pm and
starting preparation on our Nativity Play on Christmas Eve. If you
are able to assist with making of costumes, sound, lights, encouragers, etc we’d welcome you.
We’ll have another rehearsal on Sunday 21st December
Early December services: Rev’d Elisabeth will be (hopefully) on
the cruise for two weeks, and Fr Paul and the Archdeacon will be
conducting services at St Peter’s.
There be no Saturday evening services on 7th and 14th December.
Combined Northern Beaches Christian Churches Carols will
be held on Sunday 14th December at the Uniting Church, Cheviot
Street, Smithfield.
There will be a choir from all the local churches to lead the singing,
and more singers are encouraged to join the choir.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols followed by refreshments
will be held on Sunday 21st December at St Saviour’s , Kuranda.
God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through
our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore encourage one another and build up
each other.
1 Thessalonians 5.9,11
Prayer of the day
Everliving God, before the earth was formed, and even after it shall cease
to be, you are God. Break into our short span of life and show us those
things that are eternal, that we may serve your purpose in all we do;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in unity with
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Readings today
Judges 4.1-10
Psalm 123
1 Thessalonians 5.1-11
Matthew 25.14-30
Post Communion
Love divine, all loves excelling
Seek ye first, the kingdom of God
Praise my soul, the King of heaven
Open our eyes, Lord
Lord, the light of your love is shining
Diocese of Newcastle:
Bishop Greg Thomson (Kerry)
Our Diocese: Bishop Bill Ray (Robin); Archdeacon Chris Wright;
Parishes: St Paul Moa Island; St David Mossman with Port Douglas
Those with needs: Baby Evie and Thornley Family, Baby Jaelen, Jase,
Johanna, Margaret M, Margaret D, Tony; Chris, Bruce, Cynthia,
Len and Mavis, Janet, Nigel, Neville, Keith, Grahame, Natalie,
Amanda and Arianne, Bronwyn, Nicholas, Kimberley
Rev’d Annette, Hospital Chaplaincy; School Chaplaincies;
Dinh Van Say, in Vietnam.
Psalm 123
1. LORD, I look up to you, up to heaven, where you rule.
2. As a servant depends on his master, as a maid depends on her
mistress, so we will keep looking to you, O LORD our God, until
you have mercy on us.
3. Be merciful to us, LORD, be merciful; we have been treated with so
much contempt.
4. We have been mocked too long by the rich and scorned by
proud oppressors.
Angel Tree
For several years, we have collected
gifts and money for the Angel Tree.
This is a ministry of Prison Fellowship, delivering love in the form of
Christmas gifts and a message of
hope to children of prisoners.
Donations of cash and toys can be
placed around the Christmas Tree in
the church. It is better if the gifts
are unwrapped so they can be sorted, especially where there are several children in a family, to make sure
we are sending gifts of even value to
Collection date.... 14th December.
Prison Fellowship and Chaplain Volunteers will deliver many of these gifts
personally—others are posted or trucked to various communities.
Thank you for your help.
The Parish of St Peter’s Kewarra Beach
Regular Parish Activities
Wednesday 7pm Bible Study
group at Audley’s home, at
Thursday morning Craft Group,
alternate weeks, at Margaret
Deall’s home, Smithfield.
2nd Saturday each month, Young
Families’ Get together from 10am to
noon, under the school building.
4th Saturday each month at 4pm,
Messy Church, under the school
The 5pm Holy Communion service
The Venerable Canon Chris Wright
The Rev’d Elisabeth Daniels 4055 0508
The Rev’d Neville Collins
4055 7317
Postal Address
PO Box 196, Smithfield
Phone 0429 036 018, 4055 0508
Email [email protected]
Vicki Crofton
Rita Ross
4224 6754
4059 1731
Regular Services
Saturday 5.00pm Holy Communion
Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion
Midweek Holy Communion
Thursday at 7.45 am
Prayer: Please keep aside a few minutes each day to
pray for family members or friends who may have lost
their faith. This prayer may help...
Christ, whose insistent call disturbs our settled
lives, we pray for those who have no faith, those
who have lost their faith and those whose faith is
weak. May they come to know you, love you,
worship and serve you. We ask this in Jesus’
name. Amen
St Peter’s Anglican Church, Marlin Coast
BSB 034-158 134709
When using the direct payment method, would you
please still put an envelope in the collection plate,
and label it “DIRECT’.