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 meeting 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) AFRAID TO BE KNOWN 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 Blessings, 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 Churchwardens 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 service. 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.
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