MISSION SUNDAY - WELCOME ZOE
Today we are celebrating Mission Sunday and our special guest speaker is Zoe Creelman, who we are now supporting through CMS.
Zoe will be going to the Northern Territory early next year to work with Aboriginal Communities. Please bring your mission boxes.
Today we are having services at 8am, 10am and 6pm for the fully vaccinated. The cap at these services will be 55 people. There will be morning tea following the 10am service. We will also be offering a service at 4pm for those of undetermined vaccination status. It would be great if some of the 10am congregation could spread themselves to the 8am or the 6pm service.
OUR HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY
TIS 455 For all the saints
TIS 685 The Power of your love
TIS 245 We have a gospel to proclaim
TIS 132 Holy, Holy, Holy
VACCINATION STATUS OF VOLUNTEERS AND CLERGY
All workers, volunteer or paid, lay and clergy, must have proof of at least a single dose of vaccine to do any permitted church work outside their homes. This applies to those assisting with essential food relief, vergers, servers, musicians, gardeners, those involved with broadcasting services, conducting and assisting at funerals, weddings and general church services.
VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR SHOWER TRUCK MINISTRY ON MONDAYS
We are in need of someone to help pick-up, drive, and operate the shower truck in our ministry to the homeless on Monday mornings. You would need to be doubly vaccinated and be signed off for safe ministry (Working with Children etc). The truck only requires a normal driver’s licence and is automatic. The job involves cleaning and sanitizing the shower after each use and sharing with the folk who come for a shower and a chat. The time frame is from 9am to 1pm on Mondays. Please see Graeme if you can help.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, 21 November. For those who have reports to write for this year's annual report, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reports are due TODAY.
NOMINATIONS FOR PARISH COUNCIL AND WARDENS
Please use the supplied nomination form to nominate people for positions on Parish Council and Wardens. You will need to get their permission first and also have a seconder. They must be active in the Parish, be a member of the church, and have been in the church for at least 12 months. Nominations must be received by Sunday, 14 November.
ELECTORAL ROLL UPDATE FOR AGM ON 21 NOVEMBER
We need to update our Electoral Roll. If you are not on the roll and wish to be added, contact the office ASAP and request an enrolment form. To be on the roll you must be baptised, confirmed an Anglican or received as a member of the Anglican Church by a Bishop, and regularly attend public worship in this Parish.
MU DIARIES 2022
Anyone wishing to order a MU Diary please speak to Marlene Newell Large Diary $9.00 Small Diary $6.50. Payment when the Diaries come.
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 8 NOVEMBER 1998
Fifty Years Award - On Wednesday, 21 October three Mothers Union members together with Clergy had a home communion with Betty Williams when she was presented with her 50 year badge and certificate as a member of MU. Betty was admitted to MU at Dandenong on the 21st of October 1948 and is the sixth member of our branch to receive this honour. Over the years Betty has held numerous positions in the branch and her retirement as President was made a Life Vice President of St James' Dandenong. Congratulations - Today Reg and Dorothy Gill are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary and we assure them of our congratulations, love, prayers and best wishes.
LAWN MOWING – THE END OF AN ERA
After many, many years of mowing lawns around our church, as well as coordinating the roster and maintaining equipment Frank Drake has decided that it is time to call it a day. All at St James would like to say THANK YOU FRANK – and happy ‘retirement’.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
We pray for those who are sick or troubled in body or mind, or who have special needs: (Please email email@example.com or contact clergy for prayers for anyone who is in need of them). This week we continue to pray for: Bethuel; Russell; Melanie; Mike; Mark; Hazel; Clovis; Shenae; Rose; Margaret Could those who have placed names in the Book for Prayers please update it by removing anyone who is no longer in need of special prayers. Alternatively, you can email the office. Thank you.
We also pray for: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; The Anglican Church of Australia; Converge International; St Augustine’s Moreland; Archbishop Philip and all our Bishops in their ministry this week.
LAWN MOWING ROSTER:
13 November: Oyem & Rob
20 November: Rusty & Tyrone
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: 14 November, 25th Sunday after Pentecost
1 Samuel 1.4-20; Song of Hannah; Hebrews 10.11-25; Mark 13.1-11.
Account details for donations to the Building Fund
Account Name - St James Building Fund,
Account Number - 05009897