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1 Oct 2022

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

Sunday 2nd October 2022

2pm – 3.30pm

In the grounds of the church

(weather permitting)

All animals must be restrained

(dogs on leashes, cats in cages, fish in bowls)

All welcome

(with or without pets)

1 Oct 2022

WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE

Thank you to those who offered to check out the jigsaw and Christmas trees we have sufficient helpers to this area now. However we urgently need help with checking the following or else we are going to have to throw some away as we just do not have room to store them all.

Someone who knows about CD & VHS players, record players, speakers and amplifiers etc. and can check to ensure that they work properly, so that the electrician can tag them as safe to operate and working.

Someone who knows about computers, games, laptops etc. and can check to ensure that they work properly, so that the electrician can tag them as safe to operate and working.

Someone to work the afternoon shift as a team leader (12.30-4.30), once a week. This person needs to be an active parishioner who is good at motivating volunteers, is organised, and has good people skills. Mike will be happy to share more details of the job description with you, if you are interested in exploring this possibility.

The Op-shop is an important ministry to the wider Community of Mandurah, and many families and individuals depend upon us simply to get by. It also provides an important social outing for many, who find it a very friendly, happy and helpful place to come. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to be a part of our committed and faithful team.

Please pray about it. Father Joe and Mike Burgess

Op Shop: 0535 8433 Father Joe: 9500 3111 Mike Burgess :0487 838 486

24 Sept 2022

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

The church office, bookshop and Op Shop will be closed on Monday 26th September.

24 Sept 2022

OUR VISION

Working together, we demonstrate the love of Christ and spread the Gospel by helping the poor and needy through leaders working in their own communities

ARDFA is perfectly situated for maximum impact with our donor's money. Through relationships with local churches on the ground, we empower local leaders to carry out the work of the development project. This results in efficient and effective use of resources to truly carry out the change that we all want to see in the world.

Our projects are based on real relationship with local communities and are always locally initiated. Partner with us to make a difference today. Current development projects and emergency relief appeals can be found on the ARDF website: https://ardfa.org.au/projects

ARDF is governed by a board of global leaders representing the developing world. They meet annually to determine priorities, approve projects, and they keep ARDF firmly linked to the Global Church. ARDF Australia is guided by a Panel of Trustees, with strategic oversight from a Board of Governance comprising of trusted church leaders and representatives

23 Sept 2022

ORGAN AND CELLO RECITAL

Christ Ryland and Jill Cooper will be sharing the gift of their musical talents in a short informal recital in the church.

MUSICAL MATINEE

Jill Cooper - cello

Chris Ryland - organ

Sunday 13th November 2022

3pm—4pm

Music from “Bach to Bruch”

Enjoy a chat between items

Afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion

17 Sept 2022

CORE TRAINING

Perth Core Training:

Saturday 24 - Monday 26 September 2022

[Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend]

Mandurah Core Training:

Thursday 29 September - Saturday 1 October 2022

Are you interested? Or do you know someone who might be? Please contact the parish office if you would like more information.

17 Sept 2022

THE SOUL SINGERS

Both men and women are welcome to come along to the church on Wednesday mornings at 10am to join in singing praise and worship songs as a part of our new parish singing group.

17 Sept 2022

Forthcoming event 18th -20th November. Harvest Festival SAVE THE DATE!

The Church will be decorated for Harvest Festival and the Harvest will be celebrated at all services from the 18th -20th November. On Friday 18th at the 10am service there will be a “Blessing of the Harvest”. The Harvest will also be celebrated at services on the Saturday at 5pm and all three services on Sunday 20th. Bishop Ian will be taking the services on Sunday 20th November.

Nearer the time [after the October Fete] we will be seeking offers of support in a variety of ways; for example, donations of fresh fruit, vegetables and tinned foods [soups, vegetables or fruit]. All of which will be donated to the Community Kitchen. We will also need help with having the church open, such as “church sitters” and people to set up and clear down. A list will be displayed immediately after the Fete.

We are also hoping to borrow a couple of Wheelbarrows for part of the displays. If anyone has a wheelbarrow they could loan for the weekend?

Any queries or offers of help in the meantime please contact me on 0478633022 or email annechevstill@yahoo.com.au.

17 Sept 2022

SPRING FETE 22nd OCTOBER

Our fete will be held in the grounds of our Church on Saturday 22nd October. With a variety of stalls there are lots of ways in which our parishioners can become involved, both in donating goods and in helping to work on the stalls.

The sign-up sheet for volunteering is going to be available at the back of the church over the next month so please look for it and add your name to the list to let us know where you would like to be of service.

Tickets for our raffle are currently being printed and we hope to have them available next weekend so please speak to Sue Snow to collect your book/s to sell.

Our Christmas stall will be operating this fete and will have lots of decorations and seasonal items to make your celebrations that much more special.

Now is the ideal time to prepare vegetable seedlings to be ready for our fete. We have a variety of pots if you need them, so please contact me on jomageo117@gmail.com if you would like some. It is also a good time to prune other plants to develop fresh shoots for the spring growth. Regards, John Geoghegan

17 Sept 2022

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

We will be holding a service for the Compassionate Friends on the evening of Sunday 11th December.

17 Sept 2022

MANDURAH CITY CHORAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Choral Society will be performing in our church again, presenting their annual Christmas Concert, on the afternoon of Sunday 11th December.

17 Sept 2022

CHRISTMAS BOWL LAUNCH

On the evening of the first Sunday of Advent, 27th November, we will launch the 2022 Christmas Bowl Appeal with an event at 5.30pm featuring our new parish singing group The Soul Singers.

17 Sept 2022

LICENSED LAY MINISTER

In accordance with Diocesan requirements, I advise that on 2nd October 2022 I will be applying for an LLM Administrative Licence (Safe Church Contact Person) for Hepseba Bonda. Any comments or concerns regarding this proposed LLM license should be given to me or the parish wardens. Canon Ian Mabey

17 Sept 2022

CAN YOU HELP US PLEASE?

At the Op-shop we currently need some specific assistance but you will only need to give up a half day a week, and some of the jobs can be done at home. We are urgently looking for assistance with the following, so if you have the time and skills to help we would greatly appreciate you contacting Fr Joe on 9500 3111 please.

Someone to assemble and check that all the parts are present with the Christmas trees that have been donated.

Someone to assemble and check that all the parts are present with the jigsaw puzzles that have been donated.

Someone to sort, price and store all of the Christmas items that have been donated but need to be put away until they can be sold from October onwards.

Someone who knows about CD and VHS players etc, and can check to ensure that they work properly, so that the electrician can tag them as safe to operate and working.

Someone who knows about computers, games, laptops etc and can check to ensure that they work properly, so that the electrician can tag them as safe to operate and working.

As we are not allowed to sell electrical items through the Op-shop, these are sold through our monthly Monster Garage Sales, which are held on the third Saturday of each month.

Many thanks Fr Joe.

17 Sept 2022

CATHEDRAL SERVICE

There will be a service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 22nd September at 11 am at St. Boniface Cathedral, to which all are warmly invited.

If anyone who would like to help lead the singing at that service (4 hymns), please contact Fr Nick Freeland for more details (registrar@bunbury.org.au) . There will be a rehearsal for 30 minutes at 9:45 am with the organist, to run through them.

17 Sept 2022

CHURCH OPENINGS

The Church will be open on Monday 19th September, the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and also on Thursday 22nd September, our national public holiday to commemorate the Queen, for people who wish to spend time in prayer.



The Condolence Book will be available for those wishing to leave a message.

17 Sept 2022

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

The church office, bookshop and Op Shop will be closed on Thursday 22nd September and Monday 26th September.

17 Sept 2022

MONSTER GARAGE SALE

This Saturday 17th September, Anglican Community Centre, 2 Leslie Street.

11 Sept 2022

REMEMBERING HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Our church is set for those who may wish to spend time in prayer today and tomorrow.

A condolence book is available inside the door of the church for those who wish to record a message.

Our services on Saturday and Sunday will honour Her Majesty and give thanks for her life and work.

There will be a Solemn Evensong to commemorate and give thanks for her life at 6 p.m. this evening (Friday) at St. Boniface Cathedral. All are welcome.

On Sunday evening, there will be a Diocesan Service of Thanksgiving for the life, work and witness of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. This will also be at St. Boniface Cathedral at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

11 Sept 2022

STAFF

Rev Jacqui is currently away from the parish and will return on Saturday 17th September.

Canon Ian and Wendy will be away from the parish 17th September—1st October.

11 Sept 2022

FAMILY SERVICE & CHILDREN’S CHURCH

We would welcome some additional help with the Children’s Church.

11 Sept 2022

SPRING FETE 22nd OCTOBER

Our fete will once again be held in the grounds of our Church on Saturday 22nd October. With a variety of stalls there are lots of ways in which our parishioners can become involved, both in donating goods and in helping to work on the stalls.

Here is a list of our stalls so far:

BBQ , Plants, Toys, White Elephant

Clothing, Jewellery, Raffle, Electronics

Cakes & Produce, Books, Tools

Fancy Goods, Morning teas, Christmas

Our Bookshop will be open during the fete and will have a staff just outside the entrance to the church. They are planning an extra big stall with a section side aside for pre-love Christian books.

The tool stall, new at our Autumn fete this year, proved very popular. We would be happy to receive your donations of tools that you no longer have a need for.

Tickets for our raffle will be available in the next couple of weeks and we hope parishioners will consider taking one or more books of tickets to sell to their family and friends.

11 Sept 2022

ACT FOR PEACE

Our Goals:

We believe all people are created equal, and we should treat each other that way. Yet, right now, we’re living in a world of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Divisions are deepening, conflicts are escalating, and climate inaction is placing lives in peril.

It means every day, more of us around the world are forced from our homes by violent

conflict and disaster. We must act now. Until we stand together, share resources, and heal the divisions that drive people from their homes, more and more of us will be uprooted and abandoned.

Together, we’re working towards three goals to create a world where everyone has a safe place to belong.

Ensuring people live in safety, with dignity, while displaced.

Helping uprooted people find a permanent place to belong.

Working to reduce the number of people forced to flee their homes.

In 2021 Act for Peace funded 35 projects in 19 countries, improving the lives of 286,000 people.

4 Sept 2022

THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It is a community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and in common life in Christ. It seeks to advance towards this unity, as Jesus prayed for his followers, "so that the world may believe." (John 17:21)

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.

The WCC brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 120 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 580 million Christians and including most of the world's Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. While the bulk of the WCC's founding churches were European and North American, today most member churches are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific. There are now 352 member churches.

For its member churches, the WCC is a unique space: one in which they can reflect, speak, act, worship and work together, challenge and support each other, share and debate with each other. As members of this fellowship, WCC member churches:

are called to the goal of visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship;

promote their common witness in work for mission and evangelism;

engage in Christian service by serving human need, breaking down barriers between people, seeking justice and peace, and upholding the integrity of creation;

foster renewal in unity, worship, mission and service.

4 Sept 2022

CHRISTMAS BOWL

Fr Ian is planning to hold a service at the beginning of Advent to launch the Christmas Bowl appeal. More details to come.

Run by Act for Peace, the Christmas Bowl is one of the longest standing Christmas appeals in Australia. It was established in 1949 by The Revd Frank Byatt to raise money for refugees post-WW2. On Christmas Day that year, Frank put a Bowl of Remembrance on the dinner table and asked his family to place a gift inside to help those less fortunate than themselves. The Christmas Bowl was born. The very first Christmas Bowl raised £1,808 - no small sum for a congregation at that time. Today, churches have raised more than $100 million, illustrating the incredible impact that Australian churches can have when they work together.