Sunday, 19 November 2017

PEW SHEET 19th November 2017


CHRIST THE KING – Evening Prayer Sunday 26th November 4.00pm at Christ Church, Tarraville followed by sparkling refreshments

ADVENT FOR ALL – a special event at Holy Trinity, Yarram Sunday 3rd December 10.30am this is an opportunity for us engage with some of the traditions of Advent as we prepare and worship together.

Boomerang Bag Launch
22nd November 7.00pm at Yarram Secondary College in The Hot House - Learn all about the Boomerang Bag process, and the journey the students have taken to achieve a plastic bag free Yarram. There will also be year 9 Art Exhibition on the topic of sustainability.       

An Eye on the Past – Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC historian, academic, and commentator will be guest speaker at An Afternoon Tea Meeting Saturday 9th December 4.30pm Port Albert Community Hall, Victoria Street Port Albert. The Rt Rev’d Kay Goldsworthy AO will also be a guest so this is an opportunity to say goodbye to our bishop before she puts down her pastoral staff on 16th December. This event is being presented by The Friends of St John’s Inc. $10.00 per ticket, students free
Tickets available from Barbara Knibbs 0427 458 919 

JOIN THE CHOIR
You are invited to join the choir that will perform two items and support community singing of well-known Christmas Carols at the annual Nine Lessons and Carols to be held at
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 95 Commercial Road Yarram,
Sunday 17th December 7.30pm.
 Your leader is Mr Ken White. Your commitment will be five weeks of rehearsals and the performance. There will also be a rehearsal prior to the performance.




Centenary of Holy Trinity & 150th Anniversary of The Parish of Yarram 2018 
We are currently sending out invitations for the Holy Trinity Foundation Stone Event, Sunday 4th February 2018. If you know of someone who would like an invitation please speak to Rev Jo.
Archive Group meets in the Vestry 4.00pm on Mondays; you are welcome any Monday to assist, bring ideas, etc.
4th February 2018 Holy Trinity Foundation Stone event
9th September 2018 Celebration of 150th Anniversary of The Parish of Yarram
11th November 2018 Remembrance Day

Sunday, 12 November 2017

PEW SHEET 12th November 2017


CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS St John’s 19th November; Holy Trinity Sunday 26th November

PARISH COUNCIL – meets this Wednesday 15th November 4.00pm at the Rectory


CHOIR PRACTICE BEGINS THIS WEEK Thursday 7.30pm
You are invited to join the choir that will perform two items and support community singing of well-known Christmas Carols at the annual Nine Lessons and Carols to be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 95 Commercial Road Yarram,
Sunday 17th December 7.30pm.
Rehearsals commence Thursday 16th November 7.30pm at Holy Trinity. Your leader is Mr Ken White. Your commitment will be five weeks of rehearsals and the performance. There will also be a rehearsal prior to the performance.

CHRIST THE KING – Evening Prayer Sunday 26th November 4.00pm at Christ Church, Tarraville followed by sparkling refreshments

ADVENT FOR ALL – a special event at Holy Trinity, Yarram

Sunday 3rd December 10.30am this is an opportunity for us engage with some of the traditions of Advent as we prepare and worship together.
This year Holy Trinity, Yarram is trying something a bit different to get ready for Christmas. On Sunday 3rd December at our 10.30am service you are invited to join us as we get together to prepare for the season by making and doing things together. You might like to help decorate our Advent Wreath, or make a decoration for the Anglicare Giving Tree or learn a Song for the Season or make a Gratitude Tree, or maybe you would like to make a Take-home Advent Wreath. These things will form the first part of our gathering and then we will join together for a simple time of worship. Later there will be the opportunity for morning tea together.
We hope that this event ‘Advent for All’ will be a way for everyone, the young and the young at heart to enjoy a time of creativity, worship and fellowship.
An Eye on the Past – Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC historian, academic, and commentator will be guest speaker at An Afternoon Tea Meeting Saturday 9th December 4.30pm Port Albert Community Hall, Victoria Street Port Albert. The Rt Rev’d Kay Goldsworthy AO will also be a guest so this is an opportunity to say goodbye to our bishop before she puts down her pastoral staff on 16th December. This event is being presented by The Friends of St John’s Inc. $10.00 per ticket, students free
Tickets available from Barbara Knibbs 0427 458 919 [see notice board for more details]
Centenary of Holy Trinity + 150th Anniversary of The Parish of Yarram 2018
We are currently sending out invitations for the Holy Trinity Foundation Stone Event, Sunday 4th February 2018. If you know of someone who would like an invitation please speak to Rev Jo
Archive Group meets in the Vestry 4.00pm on Mondays; you are welcome any Monday to assist, bring ideas, etc.
4th February 2018 Holy Trinity Foundation Stone event
9th September 2018 Celebration of 150th Anniversary of The Parish of Yarram
11th November 2018 Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

PEW SHEET 5th November 2018


AGM of the Anglican Parish of Yarram

Sunday 12th November following a shortened service of Holy Communion10.30am at Holy Trinity, Yarram; guest speaker The Diocesan Registrar, Mr Brian Norris who will speak and answer questions about Safe Ministry
Nominations for parish council are now closed.

JOIN THE CHOIR for Christmas -

You are invited to join the choir that will perform two items and support community singing of well-known Christmas Carols at the annual Nine Lessons and Carols to be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 95 Commercial Road Yarram, Sunday 17th December 7.30pm. Rehearsals commence Thursday 16th November 7.30pm at Holy Trinity. Your leader is Mr Ken White. Your commitment will be five weeks of rehearsals and the performance. There will also be a rehearsal prior to the performance.

SAVE THE DATE -
CHRIST THE KING – Evening Prayer Sunday 26th November 4.00pm at Christ Church, Tarraville followed by sparkling refreshments
ADVENT FOR ALL – a special event at Holy Trinity, Yarram Sunday 3rd November Advent One this is an opportunity for us engage with some of the traditions of Advent as we prepare and worship together.

Advent/Christmas Celebrations in Yarram
Sunday 3rd December 10.30am Advent for All Holy Trinity, Yarram
Sunday 10th December 7.00pm Combined Churches Community Christmas Carols Regent Theatre, Yarram
Sunday 17th December 7.30pm Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols Holy Trinity, Yarram
Sunday 24th December 11.30pm Midnight Mass Holy Trinity, Yarram
Monday 25th December 9.00am Christmas Day Service Holy Trinity, Yarram; carols and Holy Communion
Advent/Christmas Celebrations in Port Albert  
Sunday 3rd December 9.00am Lighting of the first Advent Candle with Holy Communion St John’s, Port Albert
Sunday 17th December 9.00am Lighting of the third Advent Candle with Holy Communion St John’s, Port Albert
Sunday 24th December 7.00pm Christmas Eve Celebrations (Traditional Christingle Service) for the whole family St John’s, Port Albert:
  • make a Christingle to grace your Christmas table,
  • sing carols and hear the legend of the Christingle
  • decorate a window at St John’s -you are invited to contact us if you would like to decorate a window for Christmas Eve.
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS -
a place for fellowship around the Bible;
a place for prayer;
place to ask questions
In Yarram – Coffee Connect, Mondays 3.45pm at the Coffee Palace, 
In Port Albert this group is now in recess until February 2018
Also in Yarram –final study this Wednesday 8th November 7.30pm at The Rectory, led by Rev. Jo studying The Lord’s Prayer  
You are welcome to join a group at any time or if you would like to start a group please talk to Rev. Jo

An Eye on the Past – Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC historian, academic, and commentator will be guest speaker at An Afternoon Tea Meeting Saturday 9th December 4.30pm Port Albert Community Hall, Victoria Street Port Albert. The Rt Rev’d Kay Goldsworthy AO will also be a guest so this is an opportunity to say goodbye to our bishop before she puts down her pastoral staff on 16th December. This event is being presented by The Friends of St John’s Inc. $10.00 per ticket, students free

Tickets available from Barbara Knibbs 0427 458 919 [see notice board for more details]


Thursday, 19 October 2017

PEW SHEET 22nd October 2017


AGM of the Anglican Parish of Yarram


Sunday 12th November following a shortened service of Holy Communion10.30am at Holy Trinity, Yarram; guest speaker The Diocesan Registrar, Mr Brian Norris who will speak and answer questions about Safe Ministry Please get your reports in by Monday 23rd October to jowhite.7@bigpond.com

CHRIST THE KING – Evening Prayer Sunday 26th November 4.00pm at Christ Church, Tarraville followed by sparkling refreshments


ADVENT FOR ALL – a special event 10.30am  Holy Trinity, Yarram Sunday 3rd November, this is an opportunity for us engage with some of the traditions of Advent as we prepare and worship together.


Centenary of Holy Trinity and 150th Anniversary of The Parish of Yarram 2018 – we are seeking someone to take on the role of invitation secretary for our up-coming celebrations. Please talk to Rev Jo or a member of Parish Council if you are able to help.

Archive Group meets in the Vestry 4.00pm on Mondays; you are welcome any Monday to assist, bring ideas, etc.



4th February 2018 Holy Trinity Foundation Stone event

9th September 2018 Celebration of 150th Anniversary Parish of Yarram 11th November 2018 Remembrance Day

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS 

a place for fellowship around the Bible; a place for prayer; a place to ask questions

In Yarram – Coffee Connect, Mondays 3.45pm at the Coffee Palace

In Port Albert –Wednesday 4.00pm St John’s Raglan Street, led by Rev. Jo now studying The Lord’s Prayer next study 1st November 4.00pm study #8 (final study in series)

Also in Yarram -Thursday 7.30pm at The Rectory, led by Rev. Jo studying The Lord’s Prayer next study 2nd November #7

You are welcome to join a group at any time or if you would like to start a group please talk to Rev. Jo


Thursday, 28 September 2017

PEW SHEET 1st October 2017


Blessing of the Animals at St John’s Port Albert
Rev'd Jo Blessing the Animals
Sunday 1st October 11.30am followed by a barbeque lunch in the church yard – animals of all sorts are welcome with their owners for this special service for the Feast of St Frances of Assisi

Centenary of Holy Trinity and 150th Anniversary of The Parish of Yarram 2018 – we are seeking someone to take on the role of invitation secretary for our up-coming celebrations. Please talk to Rev Jo or a member of Parish Council if you are able to help.
4th February 2018 Holy Trinity Foundation Stone event
9th September 2018 Celebration of 150th Anniversary of The Parish of Yarram
11th November 2018 Remembrance Day
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
In Yarram – Coffee Connect, Mondays 3.45pm at the Coffee Palace, led by Linda Bowden IN RECESS next study 9th October
In Port Albert –Wednesday 3.30pm St John’s Raglan Street, led by Rev. Jo now studying The Lord’s Prayer IN RECESS next study 4th October. 3.30pm study #6 [NO STUDY 11th October due to Clergy Conference]
Also in Yarram -Thursday 7.30pm at The Rectory, led by Rev. Jo studying The Lord’s Prayer study #6 [NO STUDY 12th October due to Clergy Conference]
You are welcome to join a group at any time or if you would like to start a group please talk to Rev. Jo
Anglicare Victoria thank you Afternoon Tea
to be held at Holy Trinity Hall, Yarram Wednesday 18th October 2.00pm

PARISH AGM Sunday 12th November at Holy Trinity following 10.30am service; Guest Speaker Diocesan Registrar Mr Brian Norris who will speak about Safe Ministry Awareness
Next Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday 18th October 4.00pm at The Rectory



Christ the King - Sunday 26th November 4.00pm
Evening Prayer at Christ Church, Tarraville

Thursday, 7 September 2017

PEW SHEET 10th September 2017


SEPTEMBER THE MONTH OF HOSPITALITY


St Paul reminds us that we are not to conform to this world but seek to discern the will of God. Often when we receive an invitation to the home of others we ask; ‘What can I bring?’ Or we might decide that such an invitation demands an invitation to our house next time. That is the way our society works. We are in a constant state of repaying people for their hospitability. As Christians we can demonstrate our desire to live disciples by not expecting such repayment. We give because we are confident that God will provide. We give because we have already received more than we can ever repay to God. Generosity is right up there with hospitality. In a parable Jesus’ reminds us that; ‘Just as we did it to the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ (Matthew 25:40)

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)

Blessing of the Animals at St John’s Port Albert
Sunday 1st October 11.30am followed by a barbeque lunch in the church yard – animals of all sorts are welcome with their owners for this special service for the Feast of St Frances of Assisi (Please note there will still be a 10.30am service of Holy Communion offered at Holy Trinity on this day.)
Blessing the Animals Rev'd Jo

You are invited to
HIGH  TEA at ‘Chester Hill’
Sunday 24th September 3.00pm
Bowdens Rd Won Wron
Please indicate you intention on the sheet at church. We are also looking for cooks who would like to help with some of the refreshments.
Leave your name on the list at church.

Parish Council Wednesday 20th September 4.00pm at The Rectory
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS -
a place for fellowship around the Bible;
a place for prayer;
a place to ask questions
In Yarram – Coffee Connect, Mondays 3.45pm at the Coffee Palace, currently studying The Gospel of Luke
In Port Albert –Wednesday 3.30pm St John’s Raglan Street, led by Rev. Jo now studying The Lord’s Prayer IN RECESS next study 4th October. 3.30pm study #6
Also in Yarram -Thursday 7.30pm at The Rectory, led by Rev. Jo studying The Lord’s Prayer IN RECESS next study 28th Sept. 7.30pm study #6
You are welcome to join a group at any time or if you would like to start a group please talk to Rev. Jo
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 20th September 4.00pm Parish Council at The Rectory
Wednesday 18th October 2.00pm Anglicare Thank You Afternoon Tea
Sunday 12th November AGM of The Anglican Parish of Yarram
Sunday 26th November 4.00pm Christ the King Service of Evening Prayer





Tuesday, 29 August 2017

PEW SHEET 3rd September 2017



HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

We pray for fathers and all those who offer fatherly love and support; thank you for your example, your courage, your commitment, strength and gentleness. May God richly bless you today and throughout the year

SEPTEMBER THE MONTH OF HOSPITALITY 

Sunday 3rd September 12.30pm - Soup at the Rectory
Saturday 9th September 6.30 for 7.00pm – Whisky Tasting & Tapas at Port Albert tickets are available from Barbara Knibbs 0427 458 919 or Rev Jo
Sunday 17th September - Why not plan your own event?

Sunday 24th September 3.00pm – ‘Chester Hill’ High Tea
Bishop Kay Goldsworthy


The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy, 12th Bishop of Gippsland has accepted the appointment of Archbishop of Perth. We congratulate our Bishop on this spirit-led, historic appointment. Please see letter on notice boards.