- St Nicholas Anglican Church

Sunday Service Times
8.00am: Traditional Service
10.00am: Family Service
Wednesday service
9.00am: Communion
For your fellowship group
start times , please check
with your group leader.
Dates for your diary
5th Feb—Nominations for PC close
7th Feb—Recognition of Ministry for
Rev Jamie Murray
10th Feb– Tuesday night home group
starting up again
14th Feb– Safe Church Committee
20th Feb—Care & Share group start.
Morning tea at St Nics.
18th Feb– Parish Council Meeting
22nd Feb—AMP
Prayer Chain
Betty Frost
9797 1452
Our vision is to love Jesus, our neighbours, and ourselves
Sunday 25th January 2015 (Third Sunday after Epiphany)
Jules Pfeiffer has a powerful cartoon about a man who
is looking for love, but wants to protect himself against
being hurt. Perhaps you can imagine the eight pictures
in the cartoon sequence: the man says: "I live inside a
shell, that is inside a wall, that is inside a fort, that is
inside a tunnel, that is under the sea, where I am safe
from you. If you really loved me, you'd find me."
We all want to be loved. But to be loved is to be
accessible. To be vulnerable.
We have to be willing to be loved. That means willing to
be found, to be found out, to be discovered for what we are. And there's
the risk. Somehow, we fear that if people really knew what we were like,
they wouldn't love us, so we put up a facade. After a while we forget it’s a
facade, and think it’s us.
In our relationships at St Nic’s we need to drop the facade and get to know
and being known, care and being cared for, love and being loved. Our love
begins with the Lord who first loved us. (1 John 4:19) (adaptation or an article by
Clifford Ellioll from "Snapshots. Glimpses of God in ordinary life"Wood Lake Books)
Every Friday
is Rev Joe’s day off
Rev Joe
Worship — Celebrate God’s presence (telling God how much we love Him)
Fellowship — Incorporate God’s family (being in relationship with others)
Parish Priest :
Admin . Assist:
Discipleship — Educate God’s people (help them to spiritual maturity)
Ministry — Demonstrate God’s love (Practical showing of our Christ likeness)
Evangelism—Communicate God’s word (outreach to others and our community)
Priest’s Warden
Rev Joe Sullivan
(Thurs) Margaret Coles
Ian Craig
Betty Frost
Suzanne Saunders
Pastoral Care
Ph: 9725 8236 ( Mon—Thurs, Sun)
Ph: 9725 8236
Email [email protected]
Ph: 9797 0602
Ph: 9797 1452
Ph: 9725 8062
Rev Joe Sullivan and Rev Cathie
Broome—9725 8816
Welcome to our Service today. If this is your first visit we hope that you
enjoy your time with us. We would love to meet you over a cuppa after the
Please help
There is a list on the notice board for those who wish to
help clean up after the 10.00am service. Many thanks to
those few that showed an interest.
Given modern technology and convenience your offerings may now
by direct deposited into the Church bank Account.
Details are: Church Wardens-Church of St Nicholas Australind
BSB 066-540 Account No: 10001720
Laying on of hands, with prayer for healing, is available to all who ask.
When you come to the communion point, simply place your hands
together, as in prayer, and the priest will pray with you
before giving you the sacrament.
Our Mission
is to build a disciple making church to transform our community and bless our nation
We do this by
proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
in the power of His Holy Spirit;
being a welcoming church to all people;
and building the body to grow into the maturity of Christ.
Nominations for AMP with profiles
Must be in by Thursday 5th Feb
Our Annual Meeting of Parishioners (AMP), will be on the 22nd February
2015. As this is the first of the new Triennium all positions on the Parish
Council become vacant. Please pray for God to raise up and reveal those
who He is calling to be members of the Parish Council.
2 Churchwardens ( 1 yr. term)
Parish Councillors (1 yr. term)
2 Synod reps. ( 3 yr. term)
2 Parish Nominators (3 yr. term)
2 Deanery Reps. ( 3 yr. term)
1 Mission Secretary ( 1 yr. term)
Nomination forms are available on the desk next to the font. This year
Parish Council has decided that a brief profile should accompany the
nomination form with a picture ( if you have one), so that we can put them
on the notice board for you to see who has been nominated .
Thursday Craft Group
Have started back again.
All welcome for fun fellowship
and Craftiness
10.00am—12 noon
A dressmaking request
Rev Jamie has asked if
there is a parishioner
who would be able to
make a white cassock
for him.