Weekly News in the Coracle
D I A R Y
Sunday 17th December
7.30am Said Eucharist
9.00am Sung Eucharist
10.30am Choir Practice, Moline Village Carols and Eucharist
Monday 18th December
Tuesday 19th December
Wednesday 20th December
Thursday 21st December
11am Shawford Lodge
Friday 22nd December
Saturday 23rd December
Sunday 24th December
7.30am NO SERVICE
9.00am Sung Eucharist Advent 4
10.30am Moline Village
4pm Children's crib service
11pm Midnight Mass
Monday 25th December 9am Eucharist with Carols
WE PRAY FOR
Bishop Kate, Bishop Jeremy and Archbishop elect Kay
Our Rector Gail
Parish of Bellevue-Darlington,
Parish of City Beach
Advent Study Group
MU Focus for the week: Advent
We wait with expectation, searching, longing for the wonder and glory of Christís coming. We
hold our breath at the enormity of Godís gift to us. The Church in its
wisdom sets aside a time of waiting, of preparation before Christmas so
we can, like wise maidens, fill the lamps of our spiritual life. MU
in Namibia works with each diocese and prayer is central to its
activities. High on their agenda are gender-based violence, baby dumping and human trafficking as well as addiction, poverty and unemployment. Let us thank God for membersí commitment to running groups & acting as local counsellors.
are distributing Christmas hampers to our parish pantry families.
Please bring Xmas goodies. There is a list of suggested items in the
Our Advent study group begins in the Holland Room at 7pm this Thursday 7th December. We will be reading Goodness and Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas. A
collection of readings by various authors including Pope Francis,
Thomas Merton & Richard Rohr. Copies are available for $20. Please
sign up on the sheet in the foyer if you would like a copy of the book
and/or would like to attend the study group.
2017 catalogue for the parish, community & world is now available.
Once you have selected your gift write your pledge on a card &
place it on the tree.
Gail is on leave 5/12-12/12 please contact John Clark in emergency
Thank you for your support. Everyone really appreciates the food you are donating for emergency bags and
lunch-boxes. We particularly need long-life milk, pasta sauce and butter & margerine, school snacks and box drinks at this time as well as cash for $25 Coles vouchers.
again we will be making up Christmas hampers for our parish pantry
families to distribute in December. Please bring Xmas goodies this
month. There is a list of suggested items in the foyer
Lunch Box Angels
Can you help? Please shop for suggested items or make a cash donation in an envelope marked Lunch box.
Gail know if you would
like a visit, or for someone you know at home or in
hospital for prayer, communion or anointing or simply a
chat over a cup of tea.
not available Tuesday unless it is an
emergency but otherwise is happy to come when available.
Several parishioners have
met with Gail to choose the hymns and readings for their
funerals and other liturgy requests for such a service.
The information is then kept on file to assist family
members with their planning when the time comes. Please
consider doing this whatever your age or state of
health, it is important that your wishes are
communicated. Planning forms are available from the office.
Please consider helping
as a reader, sidesperson, morning tea server or
provider, MC, LA or projector operator as there
are some spaces to be filled on the rosters at
either service. Let Gail know if you are interested. Job descriptions are available.
If you are not in the
Parish directory and would like to be included please
give your details to the office.
DONATION FOR MORNING TEA
If you would like to provide morning tea after the 9am service but do not want to cook, please give a donation of $20 in an envelope marked morning tea and give to office or put in the collection.