News from the Northern Beaches St Peter’s Anglican Church Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach website: www.stpeterscairns.com 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. SERVICE TODAY Sentence 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 ] ] ] Brenda Hymns Processional Gradual Offertory Post Communion Recessional 321 442 422 409 317 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 INTERCESSIONS 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 Missions: 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 siblings. 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 Smithfield. 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 building. The 5pm Holy Communion service follows. Clergy 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 4878 Phone 0429 036 018, 4055 0508 Email [email protected] Churchwardens 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 BANK DETAILS 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’.
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