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.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

PEW SHEET 13th August 2017


THE BIG HYMN SING
Sunday 27th August 2.00pm Holy Trinity, Yarram
Sharing the keyboard – Shannon Ray & Ken White
Singing our favourite hymns of praise introduced by Rev Jo
Gold coin donation proceeds to the Holy Trinity Centenary Fund
A warming afternoon tea will be provided
Please invite your friends

SEPTEMBER THE MONTH OF HOSPITALITY 
Invitation is the first step in offering hospitality. Our diocesan vision is; ‘to grow in Christ, into the fullness of human life and invite others to go with us on the journey.’ It all starts with an invitation. The month of hospitality is designed to offer opportunities for us to invite people to church, to events run by the church and to invite people to share our homes and our table. As a parish we have created a few events to help this to happen but we would also encourage everyone to take this opportunity to invite people to share the joy of fellowship with you in whatever way seems most appropriate and accessible.
Sunday 3rd September 12.30pm – soup at the Rectory
Saturday 9th September 6.30 for 7.00pm – Whisky Tasting & Tapas at Port Albert
Sunday 24th September 3.00pm – ‘Chester Hill’ High Tea
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 or talk to Dianne.
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 session 3
Also in Yarram -Thursday 7.30pm at The Rectory, led by Rev. Jo studying The Lord’s Prayer session 2
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
Monday 28th August 6.00pm Dinner Club, Commercial Hotel, Yarram
Sunday 3rd September 9.00am Baptism at St John’s, Port Albert
Sunday 1st October 11.30am Blessing of the Animals and barbeque lunch at St John’s Port Albert

Friday, 4 August 2017

PEW SHEET 6th August 2017


THE BIG HYMN SING
  • Sunday 27th August 2.00pm Holy Trinity, Yarram
  • Sharing the keyboard – Shannon Ray & Ken White
  • Singing our favourite hymns of praise introduced by Rev Jo
  • Gold coin donation proceeds to the Holy Trinity Centenary Fund
  • A warming afternoon tea will be provided

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, led by Linda Bowden 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
NEW GROUP for Yarram – meets Thursday 10th August 7.30pm at The Rectory, led by Rev. Jo studying The Lord's Prayer (8 week course)
You are welcome to join a group at any time or if you would like to start a group please talk to Rev. Jo 
BAPTISM SUNDAY 6th August 10.30am Holy Trinity Yarram – We welcome Arlo Louis Millard-Brittain into the family of God by Baptism. We also welcome his parents Jane and Clinton with their family and friends.
Parish Council meets Wednesday 16th August, 4.00pm at the Rectory

MISSION NEWS:
The Winter edition of the Mission Aviation Fellowship [M.A.F.) has arrived full of interesting information as usual. Once again they are asking for donations towards fuel to keep them flying their life saving missions. You may remember we gathered money for jerry cans of fuel as a Father's Day gift last year. How many jerry cans can we fill this year? .Any donation is welcome; rivets, tools, windsocks, all help keep the planes in the air. During August we will have a retiring collection for M.A.F. on the Mission table. Can you help?




Tuesday, 25 July 2017

PEW SHEET 30th July 2017


THE BIG HYMN SING
Ken conducting 2016 
Sunday 27th August 2.00pm Holy Trinity, Yarram
  • Sharing the keyboard – Shannon Ray & Ken White
  • Singing our favourite hymns of praise
  • Introduced by Rev Jo
  • Gold coin donation
  • A warming afternoon tea will be provided
Please invite your friends


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, led by Linda Bowden
In Port Albert – Wednesday 3.30pm at St John’s Raglan Street, led by Rev. Jo beginning study of The Lord’s Prayer 2nd August 
NEW BIBLE STUDY – STARTS THIS WEEK
8 week study on The Lord’s Prayer, books now available $10.00 from your study leader.
If you would like to join in for this study please speak to Rev Jo
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 Calendar
6th August – Baptism at Holy Trinity, Yarram
11-12 August – Diocesan Retreat at The Abbey
11& 12 August – Safe Church Awareness Workshops
13th August – Area Dean Rev. G. Pittaway to be installed as Clerical Canon at 5.00pm St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale
27th August – THE BIG HYMN SING
9th September – Fundraiser Friends of St John’s Inc.

FEEDBACK SOUGHT – the parish council would appreciate your feedback regarding the future development of Holy Trinity. For some time there has been talk of a new fellowship centre (hall) and senior housing on the site of the current hall. NO decisions have been made. However, we would like to move forward and establish a vision/plan for the future.
If units were built what features would you like?
Some areas for discussion are: one bedroom or two, privacy, car parking, gardens, would you move in, should we proceed?
100 years ago our forebears were having similar conversations about the future and the result is the current worship centre at Holy Trinity.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

PEW SHEET 16th July 2017



SEA SUNDAY
Sunday 16th July 12 noon
at Port Albert Community Hall, Victoria St, Port Albert.
Join us at 12.00 noon for soup and rolls  Guest Speaker The Reverend Ken Rogers; Ken is an Anglican Priest who retired from Foster in October 2006 to live in Forest Hill, Melbourne.

His interest and involvement in the Mission to Seafarers stretches over twenty years and he currently serves on the Board in Melbourne. Ken is looking forward to sharing with us on Sea Sunday.
(please note there is no 9.00am service at St John’s Port Albert on Sunday 16th July)
Thank you to all our knitters – we have collected 14 hand-knitted beanies to warm the heads of seamen who are far from home and need to know that someone cares enough to lovingly knit for them.
MISSION NEWS
               A colourful poster has arrived from the Bible Society featuring people and partnerships around the world, as representatives from many nations meet in Sydney to share in the most significant event in our Bible Society calendar-the Roundtable  Exchange. This will be part of the celebrations of  200 years of Bible Society work around the world and your donations have helped so many people to own a Bible, THANK YOU. There are still so many people who haven't heard God's word or don't have access to the printed scriptures. Can we give a donation to help  spread the Word? Last year, with your help, the Bible Society movement undertook more than 800 projects which are likely to reach over 500 million people with God's word, BUT, more than 500 projects didn't go ahead because the money ran out. Do have a look at the poster, I'm sure you will find it of interest.



THE BIG HYMN SING
Sunday 27th August 2.00pm Holy Trinity, Yarram
Gold coin donation
A warming afternoon tea will be provided
Invite your friends
PARISH COUNCIL MEETS Wednesday 19th July 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, (in recess during School Holidays)
In Port Albert –Thursday 20th July 3.30pm at St John’s Raglan Street, led by Rev. Jo currently studying The Gospel of John;
You are welcome to join a group at any time or if you would like to start a group please talk to Rev. Jo
NEW BIBLE STUDY – in August we will be commencing
a new 8 week study on The Lord’s Prayer. If you would like to join in for this study
please speak to Rev Jo or put your name on the list at church.


Sunday, 2 July 2017

PEW SHEET 2nd July 2017


SEA SUNDAY 16th July 12.00 noon
join us for soup and rolls at Port Albert Community Hall, Victoria St, Port Albert  Guest Speaker The Reverend Ken Rogers

Rev. Ken Rogers
Ken is an Anglican Priest who retired from Foster in October 2006 to live in Forest Hill, Melbourne.

After schooling he studied Applied Physics at RMIT, worked as a Technician at Melbourne University, was a Warden of an Overseas Students Hostel in Carlton and as a youth worker prior to marriage and then theological studies.

He and his wife Susan have ministered in Ceduna, Forest Hill, Geraldton and since retirement have done many Locums including a stint in Katherine.

In November 2012 -for three months Ken lived in East Jerusalem and Susan was living in Bethlehem as human rights observers. His interest and involvement in the Mission to Seafarers stretches over twenty years and he currently serves on the Board in Melbourne. Ken is looking forward to sharing with us on Sea Sunday.

NAIDOC WEEK Tuesday 4th July 11.00 – 12.30am
on the lawn area next to flags at the DELWP offices
Welcome and Flag raising
Dancers from Wulgunggo Njalu Learning Place
Free Barbeque
Anglicare celebrates its 20th Year after amalgamating three of the most experienced child and family welfare agencies: The Mission of St James and St John, St John’s Homes for Boys and Girls, and the Mission to Streets and Lanes. Today we give thanks and celebrate the work of Anglicare in Victoria and especially in this Diocese of Gippsland.


MISSION NEWS                
        Mission news this month provides more interesting reading. 
You will find a special envelope in your pew today from Anglicare Victoria as part of a special appeal. If you wish to make a donation to help celebrate over 260 years of aiding vulnerable people in the community please feel free to do so, using the provided envelope. Today is Thanksgiving day for the wonderful work Anglicare do.
Also please take a copy of their Winter newsletter, ''Imagine",
as usual full of interest.
        A newsletter, too, from the Brotherhood of St.Laurence,; inspiring stories of work with refugees and asylum seekers, particularly the Homework Club and employment program.  You will notice a colorful poster on the board, "Celebrate in Prayer", from Anglican Overseas Aid; a few ideas to add to our prayer list. Donations are always welcome to their work too.


The Parish of Yarram congratulates The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy on the
Bishop Kay - opening doors
for women in ministry
occasion of her recent Queen's Birthday Honour; Order of Australia for distinguished service to religion and as a pioneer and role model for women, to church administration, and to pastoral care and equality.



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 recess for the school holidays) 
The Gospel of Luke
In Port Albert – Wednesday 3.30pm at St John’s Raglan Street, led by Rev. Jo currently studying The Gospel of John;
You are welcome to join a group at any time or if you would like to start a group please talk to Rev. Jo