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20 July 2024

MONSTER GARAGE SALE

Our garage sale is on this morning, 20 July. Drop in at the Anglican Community Centre, 2 Leslie Street, and have a look at all that is on offer this month.

20 July 2024

CURSILLO PILGRIMAGE

This is an opportunity for all members of our diocesan family to join our Cursillo community and spend some time coming to understand and pray for the small worshipping communities in the eastern part of the Diocese of Bunbury. Beginning on Monday the 30th of September through to Saturday the 5th of October we will be traveling across the eastern part of our diocese stopping at 3 locations per day to pray together (10 am Morning Prayer, 12.30 pm Holy Communion and 3.30 pm Evening Prayer), to meet faithful members of these communities and spend time coming to understand and appreciate what it takes to be a faithful worshiper in these remote parts of our diocese.

The aim is to be a blessing to the people and places we go, not a burden, so we care for ourselves. If you would like to be a part of this Pilgrimage all you need to do is organise your own transport and accommodation and food for yourself. There will be no fee charged to be a part of the pilgrimage and you can join it at any point and leave it at any point. We will provide you with an itinerary of where we will be and when we will be there, some suggestions as to the best route (not compulsory), some interesting things to see on the way and a songbook to sing from (we have a travelling musician). There will be opportunities for us to eat together at a local pub at your cost but this is not compulsory. You can be self-sufficient in a van etc. or book yourself into accommodation along the way. You will need to make bookings as accommodation is limited in some places.

Please speak to Fr Ian if you would like more details of this special event.

20 July 2024

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT MISSION WORK IN THE DICOESE OF KAPSABET?

Liz Byleveld has just returned from 5 months volunteering with Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Kapsabet and is currently visiting Mothers Union branches and parishes in our diocese to share her experiences. Liz will be speaking at our 10 am service next Friday, 26th July, and all are welcome to come and hear from her.

20 July 2024

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Cursillo Breakfast 27th July

TAIZE` Service 11th Aug

Diocesan Lay Retreat 23rd —25th Aug

Synod 27th-28th September

Cursillo Pilgrimage 30th Sept—7th Oct

Spring Fete - 27th October

Harvest Festival - November

13 July 2024

DAILY SERVICES MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER FROM A PRAYER BOOK FOR AUSTRALIA APBA

Morning and evening prayers have framed the daily life of God’s people for millennia. The pattern of praise, psalm, scripture and prayer, reformed by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in the English Reformation, has been renewed in recent decades – Daily Morning & Evening Prayer from A Prayer Book for Australia being one example. A booklet gathering these services together with a weekly cycle of psalms and a selection of prayers from APBA including the weekly collects, is now available in our bookshop. As a small book, it is lightweight for carrying and accessible for use at home or work, and while on holiday. We have purchased an initial 10 copies but if more people would like to purchase one, we are happy to take orders.

13 July 2024

SEA SUNDAY, ON 14 JULY

Once again give thanks for the work of the largest mission in the Anglican Communion, the Missions to Seafarers. Founded in Bristol, UK, in 1856, the first ‘station’ or centre, was opened in Australia in 1906/07 when the Victorian Seamen’s Mission (itself founded in 1857) merged with the Mission. Today the centre at 717 Flinders Street, serving the Port of Melbourne is not only the oldest but the largest mission in the country.

There are 27 centres around the country where seafarers know they can go for physical, spiritual and emotional support. The centres are largely staffed by volunteers and often provide transport from ships docked in port to the local mission. The number of seafarers attending centres since 2022 has increased from 23,263 to 78,193, which shows how effective and needed the ministry of the mission is. Sadly, the increase in volunteers has been much smaller, rising from 309 to only 375.

The challenges facing seafarers are multilayered and complex. At the forthcoming annual Conference in Fremantle, the conference speakers will cover a range of subjects from ship visiting, piracy, bullying and harassment, port welfare committees, and cruise ships. To respond to the short turnaround times in port and the increasingly smaller crews the Mission has developed both the Seafarers Happiness Index (which kind of shipping has the most stress-related crews?), and the Happy at Sea App enabling seafarers to access a range of services.

Please pray for the ministry of the Mission

13 July 2024

MAORI MISSION

To aid in the Maori Mission while Rev’d Jacqui is on sick leave, Rev’d Kira Broughton will be coming from New Zealand to spend some time with us in Christ’s Church Mandurah. Rev’d Kira will be arriving on the 18th of July and we will be having a welcome for her on Friday the 19th of July at the 10 am service.

We will follow this service with a morning tea and a chance for you all to welcome Rev’d Kira and get to know her. You are all welcome and encouraged to be in attendance, to be a part of this ministry that will be happening in our community.

Bishop Ian will also be in attendance to greet Rev Kira and the delegation from Aotearoa New Zealand accompanying Rev Kira.

These will be:

Archdeacon Maui Tangohau - Executive Officer
Mrs June Tangohau - Kaumātua / Elder
Rev'd Merekaraka Te Whitu - National Youth Enabler
Dame Areta Koopu - Kaumatua / Elder
Mr Bardia Matiu - General Manager

6 July 2024

MORNING TEA CANCELLED

Due to the weather forecast for this weekend, we will not be having morning tea following our 8.15 am and 10 am services on Sunday.

6 July 2024

2024 PARISH TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

For those parishioners who registered to have their names and telephone numbers included in this year’s directory, copies have been placed in envelopes in the pigeonholes. Copies of this directory are only available to those parishioners who have given permission for their names and telephone numbers to be included. These details are provided for church-related purposed only. Permission has not been granted for the sharing of contact information with any other party. Previous editions of the directory need to be securely destroyed. They can be returned to the parish office.

6 July 2024

YOUTH-CARE THURSDAY MORNING TEA

Each Thursday morning in our church we host an open morning tea for members of the community to drop in and enjoy fellowship while being served a morning tea of a hot drink and either a scone with jam and cream or a slice of cake. Anyone interested in being part of the Thursday morning tea team, please see Wendy in the church office.

6 July 2024

ROSE PRUNING BUSY BEE

It is time for us to prune our roses. We will be having a busy bee on Wednesday 24th, commencing at 8.00 am. We are seeking people who can come along and pick up the prunings and place them in trailers to be taken to the rubbish tip. Please let the office know if you are able to assist.

6 July 2024

MISSION OF THE MONTH

Our mission giving for July will be directed to the “ Peel Community Kitchen”

6 July 2024

IS SOMEONE ABLE TO ASSIST US PLEASE?

At the op-shop, we have a sea container that we use to store electrical and Christmas items, but we have just discovered that it is leaking. We need a young person with appropriate skills who can climb on top, find the leak and seal it with silicone.

Secondly, Les who usually empties our trailer each week at the tip, will be unable to do this for several weeks, therefore we are looking for someone to do the tip run until Les can pick it up again. We usually fill the trailer each Monday morning with rubbish for the tip, and Les comes each Tuesday morning to empty it. At present, the pile is getting rather large, and we would really appreciate some assistance, please. Fr Joe and Mike

29 June 2024

ROSTERS

If you did not receive your July—Oct roster last weekend, please look for a roster with your name on it in the pigeon holes at the back of the church.

THE ROLE OF WELCOMER

To be a welcoming servant to those who attend worship at Christ’s Church Mandurah
To assist the sides persons

DUTIES SUMMARY

To be people focussed
To welcome and care for the needs of those attending worship
Assist in carrying materials if necessary and find a suitable seat to meet their needs.
Give directions to toilets morning tea etc
Invite new parishioners to leave their contact details.

THE ROLE OF SIDESPERSON

To oversee the preparation, aftermath and smooth running of worship in Christ’s Church Mandurah.


DUTIES SUMMARY

To focus on the process of enabling the smooth running of worship.
Hand out materials needed for worship.
Help the flow in and out of the church & keep the access ways clear.
Lead the people to communion and keep the flow orderly and inviting.
Ensure that there is someone taking responsibility for lockup.
Ensure money is collected and deposited in the vestry safe.
Take of count of all people at the service and record the number in the attendance column of the service register in the vestry.

22 June 2024

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

TAIZE` Service 30th June

Garage Sale 20th July

Cursillo Breakfast 27th July

Diocesan Lay Retreat 23rd —25th Aug

Synod 27-28 September

Cursillo Pilgrimage 30 Sept—7th Oct

Spring fete, 26th October

22 June 2024

TAIZE SERVICE

The parish is reintroducing Taizé services with the first one planned for 5 pm on Sunday, 30th June. The Taizé service will be a time for prayer, readings and meditative songs from the Taizé community. The Soul Singers will lead the singing of the beautiful Taizé chants. We look forward to welcoming you to this service. We will be offering a time of fellowship with soup and bread rolls after the service.

22 June 2024

OFFICE DISRUPTIONS

We ask for your patience and understanding as, due to illness and annual leave, our office has been unable to respond to requests and enquiries in as timely a manner as we would like over the past week.

Vikki will be taking annual leave each Thursday for the next six weeks and so will be available each Tuesday and Friday only.

The carpet in the parish office is being replaced on Tuesday 25th June. As a result, the office will be being emptied out on Monday 24th and put back together on Wednesday 26th June. If you would like to offer assistance on either of these days to help with this, please speak to Fr Ian or Wendy.

We will continue to be available by phone but will be limited in the administrative support we can provide. It would be appreciated if any non-urgent contact with the office is made on Thursday or Friday of the coming week.

22 June 2024

YOUTH-CARE THURSDAY MORNING TEA

Each Thursday morning in our church we host an open morning tea for members of the community to drop in and enjoy fellowship while being served a morning tea of a hot drink and either a scone with jam and cream or a slice of cake. Anyone interested in being part of the Thursday morning tea team, please see Wendy in the church office.

22 June 2024

LLM LICENSE

It is my intention to apply for a Children and Youth Ministry LLM License for Stephanie Hogg. Should anyone have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please speak to me. Fr Ian Mabey

22 June 2024

ROSTERS

Rosters for most of our services for the July to October period have now been completed. Hopefully, these will be handed out during our services over the weekend of 21-23 June. If you do not receive your copy, please look for a roster with your name on it in the pigeonholes at the back of the church.

15 June 2024

CANON IAN

Canon Ian will be at the Cathedral in Bunbury this Sunday as the celebrant and preacher.

15 June 2024

AMANA LIVING—NODAC PROGRAM

Amana Living, is currently recruiting volunteers at our Wearne Care Centre in Mandurah for the NODAC (No One Dies Alone Companion) program. The volunteer services team are coming very early next month for training and would love to include a few more people who are interested. Please see the notice board in the foyer for more information.

15 June 2024

TAIZE SERVICE

The parish is reintroducing Taizé services with the first one planned for 5 pm on Sunday, 30th June. The Taizé service will be a time for prayer, readings and meditative songs from the Taizé community. The Soul Singers will lead the singing of the beautiful Taizé chants. We look forward to welcoming you to this service. We will be offering a time of fellowship with soup and bread rolls after the service.

15 June 2024

URGENT - HELP REQUIRED

URGENT - HELP REQUIRED for Baker's Delight Bread Collection Our Parish has an important Outreach Programme that helps a lot of people in our community. On Thursday evenings, we collect the unsold bread from Baker’s Delight in Meadow Springs at 5.45 pm and deliver it to our OP Shop Friday morning by 08.30 am. I urgently need a couple of extra people as collectors for the roster which would require a commitment of 2 or 3 collections over a 6-month period. A wagon or SUV would be needed as a small car would not be capable of collecting all the bread. If you would like to help, please contact John Geoghegan by email,jomageo117@gmail.com The next roster starts on Thursday, 4 July 2024.

15 June 2024

OP SHOP

Can you help us, please? The Op-shop has run out of tip vouchers and is getting quite a bit of rubbish that needs to be taken to the tip. If you have any vouchers (either general or green waste) that you will not be using before the new rates are due, could you please let us have them? Vouchers can be left at the Church office and we will collect them from there. Many thanks Joe and Mike.

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