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1 St Paul s Anglican Church A caring community of Christ worshipping God, engaging the community and building connections between people of all ages and cultures. 2 Margaret Street, P.O. Box 352, Canterbury Vic 3126 Tel: Website: Church Office: 9 th of April, 2017 Palm Sunday Prayer of the Day: God of all, you gave your only-begotten Son to take the form of a servant, and to be obedient even to death on a cross: give us the same mind that was in Christ Jesus that, sharing in his humility, we may come to be with him in his glory, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Prayer: A Prayer Book for Australia. Image: bd9775dea7f3c802e7bf996bc63f0dd3_palm20sunday20clipart-palm-sunday-hd-clipart_ jpeg Hymns: Introit: Hosanna to the Son of David by T.L. da Victoria Anthem: Agnus Dei. Viadanna Postlude: Toccata in Seven by John Rutter 1

2 Notices of the Day Welcome to worship and to our St Paul s Faith Community. Prayer Corner: Great Spirit, we remember the land and its First People with respect and dignity. May we live in harmony with all those who share this sacred earth and be thankful. Amen. We pray for the World: For those who mourn loved ones, for the injured and distressed, and for all those committed to the work of peace; For the communities affected by Cyclone Debbie in QLD, NSW and overseas; and Syria. We pray for the worldwide Church: Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East; The Diocese of Melbourne; Ivanhoe Grammar School; St Stephen's Bayswater; Church of the Epiphany Meredith Pastoral Visit; St George s, Ivanhoe East Pastoral Visit; All Saints, Mitcham Pastoral Visit; Diocese of Mityana; and St Dominic c Catholic Church Father Paul Rankin. We pray for those in need: Joan Harrington-Johnson; Anne Shaw (Helen s mum); Bob Thompson; Margaret Clausen; Annabel; Iris Mather; Cecelia Irvine-So; Tricia Cain; +John and Anne Bayton; Gwen Towart; Hilary Chapman (Sue Chapman s daughter); Iddin; Ken Roberts (Deb Riley s dad); Trish (friend of Jan H); Diana Barclay; Patricia Anderson; David Bishop (Jeremy s dad); Julia s family (Helen Gray s daughter); Pat Watson (Susanne s mum); Lana and her mum; Shirley Lowthian (Lexie and Rose s greatgrandma and Lee s nanny); and Anne Miller. We pray for ourselves & Community: Ever-present God, take care of all who travel by land, water or air; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them safely back home. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Parish Prayer for St Paul s: Renew in us, O God, the zeal of your love. Let our parish come alive with the power of your Spirit. Where we have failed, forgive us. Where we have persevered, encourage us. When we are in doubt, direct us. Help us to see new opportunities for witness and service. For the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Parish Council Members for 2017: Please keep our parish councillors in your prayers: Andrew Flint (warden), Jeremy Bishop (warden), Liz Olie (warden), Todd Reichmann (treasurer), Caroline Cox, Rose O Shea, Rosemary Miller, Alex Murray, John De Araugo and Nick Scott. Notice Gluten free wafers are available upon request. 2 We give thanks for the lives of: Daryl Teese Archbishop Robert Dann 10 April 2008 John Henthorn 10 April 2015 Egbert Spencer Wills 12 April 1973 Ivy May Sayers 14 April 1979 Irene Alice Hughes (nee Dusting) 15 April 1994

3 Parish Events for the Week This Sunday 8.00am 10.00am 9 th of April: Palm Sunday Eucharist* Sung Eucharist*; followed by morning tea in the Parish Centre *Please note that we start the service outside, by the Cross Monday 10 th Susanne s Sabbath am Yoga, Parish Centre Tuesday 11 th am 10.30am Morning Ecumenical Prayer St Paul s Renewal of Ministerial vows and blessing of oils, St Paul s Cathedral Wednesday 12 th 7.30am Tenebrae, Church 9.30am-12.00pm Dance, Hall am Wednesday Eucharist, Church pm Meditation, Church pm Yoga, Parish Centre pm Tae Kwon Do, Hall pm Foot Washing/Last Supper and Vigil Thursday 13 th pm Friday 14 th 10.00am 12.00pm Saturday 15 th Next Sunday 6.30am 10.00am Maundy Thursday Choir practice, Church Good Friday Good Friday services; followed by morning tea in the Parish Centre Ecumenical service in Highfield Park Holy Saturday 16 th of April: Easter Day Dawn Eucharist with incense, Lighting of the New Fire and Renewal of Baptismal Vows Sung Eucharist with Renewal of Baptismal Vows and Easter Egg Hunt for Children 3

4 Readings & Psalm Isaiah a 4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 5 The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backwards. 6 I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. 7 The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; 8 he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. 9 It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty? All of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up. 4

5 Philippians Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Matthew Next Week s Readings: Palm Sunday Acts or Jeremiah Psalm , or Hymn to the Risen Christ Colossians Matthew

6 Coming up: April: 12 th Wednesday Notices and Parish News: 7.30pm Tenebrae Service 13 th Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Eucharist, Foot Washing & Vigil 14 th Good Friday 10am Good Friday Liturgy 12pm Ecumenical Service in Highfield Park 16 th Easter Sunday 6.30am 10.00am Dawn Eucharist with Lighting of the New Fire and Renewal of Baptismal Vows Sung Eucharist with Renewal of Baptismal Vows and Easter Egg Hunt for Children The new TMA is now available in the Narthex. Sunday School Teacher wanted We are looking for a new SS teacher. We currently use a pre-prepared curriculum which covers thinking points for teachers, readings and craft activities. If you would like to help out ONLY 6 times this year please feel free to have a chat with Cassandra or one of the existing SS teachers. It would be greatly appreciated as it would really make everyone s workload much more manageable. Sunday School Emergency and Consent Forms A reminder to Sunday School Families that the consent forms sent last month should be filled in and returned to the office ASAP. Confirmation with Bishop Paul Barker at Patronal Festival If you are interested in being confirmed, baptised as an adult or received into the Anglican Church this year, please see Susanne. Classes will begin in the first week of May. Tuesday Circle Tuesdays, April 18 The Women s Group, Tuesday Circle, will be meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday, April 18. We look forward to seeing you all there! Child Safe: We take children s safety seriously at St Paul s. If you have any concerns as to the safety of a child in the parish please see Susanne or one of the wardens; Andrew Flint, Jeremy Bishop and Liz Olie. Offertory Envelopes: Now available in the narthex. St Paul s Direct Debit: St Paul s Anglican Church Canterbury - BSB A/C

7 Lay Participation Roster April 9 Would those on the Lay Participation Roster please let Ruth Hudnott know of any unavailability from April 23 to June 25, inclusive, by Sunday April 9. Car Boot Sale/ Parish Open Day: Cancelled Unfortunately our Car Boot Sale will no longer go ahead. However, we look forward to our fair in September. Are you interested in Raising Funds for St Pauls while helping to Educate young Pharmacy Students? May 25, 9.30am Monash University is seeking 25 parishioners to help teach pharmacy students what it s like to deal with real people! In exchange for a half an hour discussion about your attitudes to medicine, pharmacist or the healthcare industry (with a group of 5 students) Monash will supply a scrumptious morning tea and tidy donation to the parish. When: May 25, 9:30am Where: the Monash Parkville campus (381 Royal Parade) Contact (ASAP): Laura Kaspen (Dean) Mobile: Key Register The Church Wardens are reviewing the key register with a view to changing locks. If you hold any St Pauls keys please contact Jeremy Bishop by the end of 30th April Reminder! If you are the last to leave the parish centre or office, don t forget to lock up! Parking: Please be considerate of our neighbours when parking. Remember to leave enough space for them to get into their driveways. Pew Sheet Deadline: Please ensure notices for the pew sheet are in the office by 5pm on Wednesday. Thank you! 7

8 St Paul s Ministry Teams: This Week s Ministry Team 9 th of April: Palm Sunday 8am Sidesperson Reader Liturgical Asst Rosemary O Shea Rosemary O Shea N/A Next Week s Ministry Team 16 th of April: Easter Sunday 8am Sidesperson Reader Liturgical Asst Server John DeAraugo Alicenne Stevens Jonathan Chambers Roxanne Addley Flowers Brass N/A Margaret Irvine and Gwenda Harding Flowers Brass Val Sayers and Chirstine Ruggles-Brise Barbara Alderton 10am 10am Sidespersons Jill and Stuart Bales Sidespersons Lois Latimer and Gillian Jensen Children s Talk Children s Talk Sunday School Sunday School Assistant Assistant J2A J2A Reader Margaret Capper Reader Kesta Fleming Intercessor Jonathan Chambers Intercessor Henrietta Barclay Welcomer All Welcomer All Liturgical Asst Rowan Litchfield Liturgical Asst June McKay Server Leanne Richmann Server Leanne Richmann Refreshments Gail White and Iris Mather Refreshments Gwenda Harding and Margaret Irvine Collection Counters Malcolm White and Liz Olie Collection Counters Chris Hudnott and Kay Rands Parish Priest: Reverend Susanne Chambers Director of Music: Trevor Henley Organist: Greg Ellsmore Pastoral Lay Coordinators: Rowan Litchfield Sue Flint Vicar s Warden: Liz Olie Church Warden: Andrew Flint Jeremy Bishop