24th July 2016 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost


24th July 2016 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
24th July 2016
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to St Mark’s Anglican Church
a welcoming, inclusive community where questions are
encouraged and everyone has a place at God's table .
We hope your time with us is special and that you are able to join us after the service
for tea or coffee and some morning tea. If you are visiting from another church or
tradition and you wish to do so you are welcome to receive the bread and wine of
holy communion with us this morning. If you prefer you can ask for a blessing or
simply remain in your seat at the time of communion.
What if people were invited to come tell what they already know of God
instead of to learn what they are supposed to believe? What if they were
blessed for what they are doing in the world instead of chastened for not
doing more at church? What if church felt more like a way station than a
destination? What if the church’s job were to move people out the door
instead of trying to keep them in, by convincing them that God needed
them more in the world than in the church?” ― Barbara Brown Taylor
Hymns for Today
Post Communion
ATM 475 Come to the Banquet
TiS 456 Your Hand O God has Guided
TiS 720 Halle, Halle, Halle
TiS 427 Lord Your Word
All Are Welcome
TiS 457 The Church’s One Foundation
TiS 745 Seek Ye First
TiS 703 As The Deer Pants
Shine, Jesus, Shine
TiS 446 Glorious Things of you are..
We Ask You to Pray for the Sick
Athan Ray, Susan Gow, James King, Jill (daughter of Ruth & John Gates), Ashley Wells, Madge
Raymond, Betty Hoskins, Woodrow family, Mitchell, Russell Stitz, Julie (daughter of Arthur &
Merina), Dulcie Snowsill, Megan Pizzey, David Irving, Rayma Ritzau, Pascal Raibaut, Jill
McPherson, Robin Murcott, Donna Dixey, Warwick Wayling, Doug Lloyd, Sarah Bird, Catherine
Young, Marina Furmidge, Bob Eccleston, Frank Kent, Carolyn Hartwig, Dana-Jay Kinslow, Irene,
Dorothy Bromley, Joy Pain, Danie Champness, Benjamin McManus, Tom and Rose Smith,
Christine Woods, Billy, Robyn Ohlson, Dianne Brown, Max O'Rourke , Bette Debenham, Jennie Birt,
Bill & Una Doak, Jan Bathgate
The Summer Day
Mary Oliver
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I meanthe one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and downwho is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Scripture Sentence
Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be
opened for you.
Luke 11.9
Provident Father,
with the prayer your Son taught us always on our lips,
we ask, we seek, we knock at your door:
help us so to seek that we may truly find,
so to ask that we may joyfully receive,
and so to knock that the door of mercy
may be opened for us;
though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
First Reading: Hosea 1.2-10
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, ‘Go, take
for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land
commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.’ So he went and took Gomer
daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
And the Lord said to him, ‘Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish
the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom
of the house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of
She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Name
her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive
them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by
the Lord their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by
horses, or by horsemen.’
When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. Then
the Lord said, ‘Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not
your God.’
Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which
can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to
them, ‘You are not my people’, it shall be said to them, ‘Children of the living
Psalm 85: page 311 of the prayer book
Second Reading: Colossians 2.6-15
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your
lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you
were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit,
according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the
universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity
dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every
ruler and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual
circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of
Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with
him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And
when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our
trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He
set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and
made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.
Gospel: Luke 11.1-13
He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his
disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’He
said to them, ‘When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.’
And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at
midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of
mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.”And he answers from
within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children
are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.” I tell you, even
though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at
least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he
‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find;
knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives,
and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will
be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will
give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a
scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those
who ask him!’
Monster Market—Saturday 30th July
Co-ordinator Don White 5444 4236
Please bring in donations and plastic bags from
Monday except for plants and baked goods.
If you would like your potted plants collected on
Friday 29th July, please let Del Hart know
ph: 5456 2937
We need lots of helpers to sort through
treasures from Monday 25th July onwards all
week. If you can, put your name down on the
Bric-a-Brac or Clothing rosters to give the
organisers an idea or if you find you have an
hour or so to spare, just turn up. All help
gratefully received!
Any items for the
Homemade Goodies stall are to be brought to
the church on Friday 29 July. Guild members
will be available, to package and price items,
after 1pm - early deliveries (with a note stating
what they are) can be left on the choir's pews.
Ingredient labels will be available for items
from the recipe sheet. Enquiries to Sandy
Gray: 0437 215 896
Rosters for many of the
Market Stalls are on the table
at the back of St Mark’s. If you
are able to help, please add
your name in a space on one
(or more) of the rosters.
In the tradition of the famous TV series, you are invited to bring along your favourite treasures to be appraised by two of Brisbane’s antique experts. Please note that assessments will
be limited to 1 – 3 items per person.Antique assessments 11.00am to 12. 30pm...and a delicious lunch to follow. THURSDAY, 28 JULY 2016 11.00 AM TO 2.30 PM OLD FRIARY (Brookfield
Centre) 139 Brookfield Road, Kenmore Hills Cost $45 – includes assessment and lunch
Bookings essential by 22 July: Phone Centre Manager on 3878 3348
Notices and Reminders
Welcome to St Mark’s this morning. We hope your time with us is special and
that you are able to join us for tea and toast after the 7.00 am service or morning tea
after the 8.30am and 10.15am services.
Don’t forget you can join us for Evensong this afternoon at 5.00pm. We gather
for Evensong on the fourth Sunday of each month.
The Monster Market is only a week away!! Please bring your items on Monday.
This morning there are a few things you can do as we get ready for this major event.
You can put your name in a space on one of the rosters for the various stalls
and jobs on the day and in the week leading up to the market
You can take a bundle of Monster Market fliers to deliver in your street or on
your daily walk
You can choose a couple of recipes to make for the cake stall - they are all
tried and tested and they enable us to know exactly what ingredients have
been used so that they can be labelled properly.
A new programme is out for the Junior Youth Group - you can find a copy at
the back of the church or on the St Mark’s website.
Jeremy Couch is collecting shoe boxes for the Youth and Children’s
programme. You can leave them in the Parish Office. The shoe
boxes are for our children to send to Operation Christmas Child. We are
also collecting new items to go into the boxes— new small toys, pens
pencils, sharpeners, t-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hairclips, jump ropes,
balls, solar calculators, cars, yo-yo’s, soap, toothbrushes etc.
Please let us know what you would like included as part of our
Centenary celebrations next year! A small committee has been formed and has
begun meeting but we need your ideas and input. Speak to Fr Jeremy, Sue
Millwright, Mel Tipper, David Craig, Pamela Davey or Janette Mychajilyk with your
ideas and suggestions.
In readiness for our Centenary Celebrations in 2017, a steering group has
begun work on a Strategic Planning process so that together we can develop a
clear vision for where we are going as a church as we begin the next chapter in
the life of the Parish. Very soon you will be invited to have your say and be part
of the process. Please begin thinking about your vision for St Mark’s and what might
be needed to make it happen.
Our Sunday Afternoon Conversation for August with be with Steph Shannon
OAM from Ipswich Hospice. Steph has written a book called Listen to the
Children about Children’s experiences of grief and bereavement. We gather to hear
Steph talk and then for conversation from 3.00pm-5.00pm.
TAIZE: a candlelit service of song, prayer and silence 6pm Sunday August 14th.
Join us for this contemplative style of worship in the chapel and stay for soup
afterwards. (Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9 & Nov 13)
The Buderim Male Choir will return on Saturday 6th August at 2pm to sing “The
Best of British” with Guest Artist from Opera Queensland, Dana Kingsford. Help the
work of “Chappy” Dave. St. Mark’s Church. Adults $15.
24th July Pentecost 10
Sue Lester
John Mitchell
Sue Milwright
Jane Butterworth
Barbara Stone, Tony
Brackley, Joan Edwards
Brian & Jenny Duckworth
Erica & Rod Haines
Tom Holden
Ian Mackay
Sides-persons Garry Shaw
Anthony Vincent
Noela Oswin
Children’s Talk
Jeremy Greaves
Emily Poh
Mel Tipper
Morning Tea
David & Karen Herring
Margaret Lloyd,
John & Mary Scroggie
Ian & Jocelyn Mackay
31st July Pentecost 11
Mel Tipper
Ken Evans
John Woodward, Sue Milwright
Barbara Stone, Tony
Judy Clarke
Erica & Rod Haines
Bernice Callenbach
Brian Green
Benita Hennessy
Pamela Drabsch
Tom Holden
Jane McIntyre
Joan Edwards
Children’s Talk
Antonio Peluso
Emily Poh
Ailsa Rollston
Morning Tea
Gordan & Lexie Russell
Jill & David Craig
Pauline Dawson
Sides-persons Eunice Sutherland
Sue Lester
Lynda Grant
There are many opportunities for ministry at St Mark’s.
We are always happy to hear from people interested in reading the scriptures during worship,
leading intercessions and those interested in becoming a Lay Assistant. There are also
opportunities to assist with children’s ministry, RI at the school, looking after the church
grounds and many other things.
Please speak to Fr Jeremy if you are interested in any of these things.
Parish Directory
St Mark’s Anglican Church
Main St Buderim
P.O. Box 43 Buderim 4556 QLD
E-Mail: [email protected]
Secretary:- Julie Griscti; available Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri mornings Telephone: 07 5445 2060
Rector:- The Ven Jeremy Greaves
Children & Family Coordinator:- Jeremy Couch
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 5445 2060 (O) 0428 315 763 (M) Ph: 5445 2060 (O) 0490 487 867 (M) text after hours
Sue Milwright ( 5478 1049)
Andrew Butterworth (5476 5484)
Anna McKinlay (5450 1301)
This Week at St Mark’s
Tony Backhouse in hall
Holy Eucharist
Family Eucharist
Choral Eucharist
9.30 & 10.10am Mainly Music
12.00noon Church in use for Monster Market
Friday—Bring cakes, jams and plants.
Monday Hall in use all week for
Monster Market
9.30am Meditation in Chapel all welcome
1.00pm Discussion Group
8.00am—1.00pm Monster Market
1.00pm Clean up
Readings for next Sunday
Hosea 11.1-11, Colossians 3.1-11, Luke 12.13-21
St Mark’s is open every day during daylight hours for quiet prayer and reflection.
For your Diary
Saturday 6th
Sunday 7th
Sunday 14th
Sunday 21st
Sunday 28th
2.00pm Buderim Male Choir
3.00pm-5.00pm Sunday Afternoon Conversation—Listen to the Children
6.00pm Taize Service St Mark’s, also Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13
4.00pm Messy Church
5.00pm Evensong