PARISH NEWS – PENTECOST 14 – SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019
September is the Season of Creation. Join us in praying for the earth and all creation.
Season of Creation 2019 Prayer
Creator of Life,
The Earth is full of Your creatures, and by Your wisdom you made them all. At Your
word, the Earth brought forth plants yielding seed of every kind and trees of every
kind bearing fruit, the waters teemed with swarms of living creatures of every
kind, and world was filled with every kind of winged bird, walking animal, and
creatures that creep upon the ground.
Mountains, plains, rocks, and rivers shelter diverse communities, and through the
changing seasons Your Spirit renews cycles of life.
During this Season of Creation, open our eyes to see the precious diversity that is
all around us. Enlighten our minds to appreciate the delicate balance maintained
by each creature. Inspire us to conserve the precious habitats that nurture this
web of life.
In the name of the One who came to proclaim good news to all creation, Jesus
September is Vocations Month. Please pray for those who God is calling to the Ordained ministry of the Church. Pick up your prayer card from the literature table.
Holy God, we lift to you the need for new vocations in the life of your Church, to serve as leaders of ministry and mission. Through your Spirit, give us wisdom that we may creatively invite people to consider; and give us discernment that we may recognise whom you are calling into this role. We pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Vocations month this year The Rev’d Sarah Leisemann talks about her role as an Anglican Schools chaplain. The movie clip for this month is – Is God calling you? – Sarah is a priest – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EZ8R1njkWU Other resources for Vocations month can be found at http://anglicanvocations.org/
IN THE PARISH
Our Christian Meditation Group meets every week on Wednesday nights at 7pm. All are welcome, even (or especially) if you have never meditated before. You are also invited to gather before meditation from 6:15pm in the Paxton-Hall Room for conversation over refreshments.
From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation. St Andrew’s will be recognising this annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation and our liturgy during September will reflect the season. At St Andrew’s, this season culminates with a pet blessing service on October 13 at 11:30am.
Katherine and Amanda from our choir hope you can come to our next concert: Sunday 15 September, 2.30pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 369 Given Terrace, Rosalie. Canticum Chamber Choir presents “Love and Mercy”, a selection of glorious a cappella works to warm the heart. Centring around Frank Martin’s remarkable Mass for Double Choir, the program also features various settings of the ancient text Ubi Caritas, along with Franz Biebl’s much-loved Ave Maria. Tickets ($35/$25/under 16 free) are available at the door, from Katherine at a discount, or through 4MBS Ticketing (ph. 3847 1717 or 4mbs.com.au).
St David’s Breakfast – 20 September, 2019 6:45am – 8:00am. All are invited to the St David’s breakfast for a cooked meal and company. We meet the last Friday of each month at the Sherwood AFL Club on Chelmer Street East, Chelmer. Breakfast is $20 each. The event is over by 8am for those who need to continue onto work. Our speaker is The Rev’d Jan Crombie, Priest Holy Spirit, Kenmore Anglican. +link
Join the Global Day for Climate Action – Friday 20 Sept 11:30 to 12:45pm – Leaders, students and like-minded believers from across the Christian traditions are coming together to pray, reflect and sing for climate justice! All people who wish to support the Global Student Climate March are welcome to join us at Wesley house (140 Ann St, Brisbane) at for prayer and enjoy a delicious vegan lunch together. Afterwards, those of us who are able to continue will join the peaceful rally in Queens Garden.
The Public Affairs Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia endorses the call for a National Day of Climate Action on 20 September 2019 and encourages Anglicans to participate. The Marks of Mission of the Anglican Church commit the Church to striving to safeguard the integrity of creation, and to sustaining and renewing the life of the earth. Climate Change is a significant threat to our planet and its inhabitants. The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia and various Diocesan Synods have called on State and Federal Government to act in decisive ways to deal with Climate Change. The National Day of Climate Change Action provides the opportunity for all Australians to call on our political leaders to act.
Next Anglican/ Roman Catholic Stations of the Cross Liturgy: Friday 20th September, 7pm at St Andrew’s Church. All Welcome.
Bishop John Roundhill will be visiting us on September 22 and will be offering the rite of confirmation, and the re-affirmation of baptismal vows. Re-affirmation of baptismal vows is a rite available to anyone who may be returning to the church after a period of absence, or who is experiencing faith in a new or vital way. The reasons are many, and whether this rite could be “right” for you is best discerned in conversation. If you or anyone in your family wishes to be confirmed, or participate in the re-affirmation of baptismal vows, please contact Rev’d Sue Grimmett as soon as possible on mobile (0413 108 584) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pizza, Movie and Chat: Sunday 22 September 6-9pm in the Undercroft. Cinema can be a powerful medium to explore life and faith. Come along for this first of our movie events where we will screen Martin Scorcese’s film, Silence. Based on Shūsaku Endō’s book, this is a movie about the struggle for faith in a world marked by suffering and the silence of God. Cost (to those who can afford it): $10 to cover the pizza order and movie license.
Parish Council would like to find ways to ensure our parish is a safe space for LGBTIQ people. In order to create space for dialogue on this important issue, a follow up conversation is in the hall today starting around 11:00am covering biblical passages and related theology, and any questions you might have. Sue, Mervyn and council on extend an invitation to any in the congregation who would like to gather for this conversation.
FAITH360: The Puzzle of Paul – St Andrew’s Indooroopilly, September 28 – Led by Fiona Hammond, this all day workshop (9 – 3.30pm) developed by Fiona Hammond and Jonathan Sargeant from content by The Rev’d Dr Marian Free will help you get to know St Paul, his writings and how they shape our faith and understandings of Jesus. As the Christian Church’s first theologian, it is important to understand St Paul! Please register at http://www.formedfaith.org/events/thepuzzleofpaul or book through the office.
All Souls Service: Sunday 3 November 6pm This is a special service to hold a space for and remember all those you have loved who have died. There will be an opportunity to add names to the list to be read out during this non-eucharistic service of prayers, poetry, music, silence and the lighting of candles. This service is designed to be a sacred space that is accessible to all, regardless of church experience, so please invite any whom you feel may benefit from a beautiful liturgy to remember those they have loved.
Time to order your Australian Anglican Church Calendar for 2020. Details are at the back of the church. Cost $15.00 each.
United Nations International Day of Peace Lecture: Saturday 21 September 6-8pm, St John’s Cathedral. This year the lecture is being given by Sophie McNeill on the “Protection of Human Rights in an Era of Ongoing Wars”. Sophie McNeill is a reporter with the ABC’s investigative program Four Corners, a former Middle East Correspondent and the recipient of three Walkley awards.
Brisbane Pride Festival 2019: Sexuality and Faith- A Discussion on 29 September 2:00-3:30pm (Sunday) in the precinct of St John’s Cathedral. The Rev’d Sue Grimmett will be hosting a discussion in the Darnell Room, St Martin’s House. Sue participated in the interview on this topic with Chris Csabs along with Dean Peter Catt and Dom Fay, and sections of the interview will be played as a stimulus for deeper conversation and reflection. The conversation will be followed by the sumptuous annual “Gay-e-Tea” on the courtyard lawn outside the cathedral. Everyone is invited!
On the Way Podcast: Episode 38 Should Christians Eat Animals? Have you ever wondered how faith might affect your everyday decisions about what you eat? Our food has an impact on not just our own bodies, but on all living things on earth, the environment and how we are able to share justly the resources of life. Professor David Clough joins Sue and Dom to talk about the impact of eating animals and animal products, what we need to know about meat and dairy production, and the interrelated nature of all life on earth. David completed his PhD at Yale, lectures in systematic theology and ethics and is the author of the landmark two volume work “On Animals.” https://omny.fm/shows/on-the-way/on-the-way-should-christians-eat-animals
Civilisational Hybridity, Trust-building and the Vibrancy of Western Multicultural Societies:The Christian-Muslim experience. Thu. 17 October 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. A Muslim and a Christian will present talks on better understanding one another in Western multicultural societies and on the meeting 800 years ago between the Christian St Francis and Muslim Sultan of Palestine, Syria, and Egypt: al-Malik al-Kamil. The meeting having an impact on both their lives and a legacy that endures even now. This is 1 of 2 events that will be held on this topic. The first one held at Griffith University. The second one will be held at the University of Queensland Multi-faith Chaplaincy on the 22nd of October 10am-11:30am In this second one we will look at both the Quran and Bible. For more information – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/civilisational-hybridity-tickets-72348499309?ref=eios