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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

10th Sunday after Pentecost August 21, 2011 Holy Communion & Baptism 10am Crèche Area: is in the transept near the pulpit. Parents and children are welcome to enter by the church aisle or by the side door.

Welcome to HOLY TRINITY, where services have been held, in this church, since 1863. We pray that you will feel the presence of God and know his blessings in your life YOU ARE INVITED TO MORNING TEA IN THE JUBILEE HALL AFTER TODAY’S SERVICE. SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY WEDNESDAY 11.00 am – Eucharist SATURDAY 6.00 pm – Eucharist SUNDAY 8.00 am & 10.00 am – Eucharist Family ministry: Sunday 10.00 am in hall (in church on 1st Sunday) SUNDAY 4.00 pm – Mandarin service 中文祟拜 週日 4pm 於本堂 Morning Prayer: 9.00 am Wednesday-Saturday The Noon Hour: 12 noon - 1.00pm Tuesday to Thursday Healing Service: 11.30 am, 4th Sunday At Trinity Grammar School Chapel: Sunday 週日中英文10.30am – Bilingual Service 週日中英文


Hymn: TiS 449

1. Stand up and bless the Lord, you people of his choice; stand up and bless the Lord your God with heart, and soul, and voice.

4. God is our strength and song, and his salvation ours; then be his love in Christ proclaimed with all our ransomed powers. 5. Stand up and bless the Lord, the Lord your God adore; stand up and bless his glorious name, henceforth for evermore.

2. Though high above all praise, above all blessing high, who would not fear his holy name, and praise and magnify? 3. O for the living flame from his own altar brought, to touch our lips, our minds inspire, and wing to heaven our thought!

Greeting: The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: Martha said, 'Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.' John 11.27 2


Prayer of Preparation: As we gather as God's people let us pray together: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Summary of the Commandments: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ Jesus said: ‘This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself.’

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The Confession Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God's forgiveness. Merciful God, our maker and our judge, we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, and in what we have failed to do: we have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves; we repent, and are sorry for all our sins. Father, forgive us. Strengthen us to love and obey you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Absolution{Celebrant} Almighty God, who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith: pardon you and set you free from all your sins, strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 4


Gloria – Ushaw Setting (Alan Rees) CHOIR: Glory, Glory to God, Glory to God in the highest, ALL:

and peace to God’s people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.

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Prayer of the Day O God, fount of all wisdom, in the humble witness of the apostle Peter you have shown the foundation of our faith: give us the light of your Spirit, that, recognising in Jesus of Nazareth the Son of the living God, we may be living stones for the building up of your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: Exodus 1:8-2:10 8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 He said to his people, "Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land." 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. 13 The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, 14 and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them. 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 "When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live." 17 But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?" 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them." 20 So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. 22 Then Pharaoh 6


commanded all his people, "Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live." 2:1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. 4 His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him. 5 The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. 6 When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him, "This must be one of the Hebrews' children," she said. 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?" 8 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Yes." So the girl went and called the child's mother. 9 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed it. 10 When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, "because," she said, "I drew him out of the water." Response:

Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

Psalm: 124 1 If the Lord had not been on our side, now may Israel say: if the Lord had not been on our side, when our enemies rose against us, 2 Then they would have swallowed us alive: when their anger was kindled against us. 3 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, and the torrent gone over us: the raging waters would have gone clean over us. 4 But praised be the Lord: who has not given us as a prey to their teeth. 5 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, and we have gone free. 6 Our help is in the name of the Lord: who has made heaven and earth. 7


Second Reading: Romans 12:1-8

12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6 We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7 ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8 the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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Gradual Hymn: TiS 107

1. Sing praise and thanksgiving, let all creatures living now worship their maker with gladness and song; all glory and honour we come to him bringing: O praise to the Almighty, sing praise to our God!

2. Our lives of his making he brings to their waking; in darkness he held us in his gracious care, now into the light we are called from our sleeping: O praise to the Almighty, sing praise to our God!

3. Lord, frame our desiring to do your requiring, that unto your glory be all that we do; and where we have faltered, give strength and give healing: O praise to the Almighty, sing praise to our God!

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We stand for the reading of the Holy Gospel as a sign of respect as we greet our Lord who is present in His Holy Word. The Lord be with you AND ALSO WITH YOU The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Saint Matthew chapter 16 beginning at the 13th verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" 14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." 17 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." 20 Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST.

ALLELUIA Sung by Choir & Congregation

• SERMON

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THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Let us pray for all people and for the Church throughout the world. Each petition of intercession or thanksgiving concludes with, Lord in your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for: For all who suffer in Africa from famine and for agencies working to assist them. We pray for: Diocese of Ruwenzori, Uganda; The Diocese of Rockhampton; Anglican Men’s Society; St Philip’s Deep Creek; St Paul’s Canterbury – Confirmation; St Matthias’ Richmond – 25th Anniversary; and our Bishops Philip and Barbara. We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: Leonie Muir, Enid B, Geoffrey M, Henry J, Russell & Tatjana W, Margaret Y, Michael H, Howard D, Peter H, Faye H, Jan N, Winnie L, Geraldine McF, Miriam A, Jean S, Lowan A, Robert D, Mia C, Jan T, Ray C, Peter Hs, John & Jean H and those we remember in our own hearts and prayers. We pray for the members of Holy Trinity not able to worship with us, John H, Nancy K, Margaret D, Hilary & Bill H, Joyce L, Elisabeth D, Lorna M, Jean D and Gwlad W and all who care for them. We give thanks for the lives of Kathleen Welsby and Philip Ryan as we uphold them to your loving mercy, and we pray for all who mourn their death. We remember before God with thanksgiving the lives of Helen Reeve (1997), Lois Smart (1995), Randal Dossetor (1996), and Arthur Batson (1993), as we come to the anniversary of their entry into your nearer presence. Almighty God, you have promised to hear our prayers. Grant that what we have asked in faith We may by your grace receive, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 11


THE BAPTISM When Jesus had risen from the dead, he commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. We have come together today in obedience to that command. In baptism, we are joined to Christ, and made members of his Church. Baptism of children is a celebration of new life and the promise of eternal life, and an acknowledgement of their need for care and protection. While we focus on the grace of God given to those who are baptized, we also acknowledge that spiritual growth depends on parents and godparents, and the wider circle of family and friends, who are the examples and influence that mould a child’s character. In this service of baptism we bring Elizabeth into God’s presence that she may be enfolded in the grace of the Holy Spirit. Parents and Godparents who bring children for baptism must express their own trust and commitment to the promises of God, and their intention to bring up the children in the faith and practice of the Church. The Baptism party gather around the font. The parents and godparents are asked the questions:

Q/ Before God and this congregation, you must affirm your belief in God and so I ask: Do you Believe in God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit? A/ I do. Q/ Will you accept the responsibilities placed upon you in bringing Elizabeth for baptism? A/ I will. Q/ By your prayers and example, by your friendship and love, will you encourage her in the life and faith of the Christian community? A/ I will. Q/ As your life will be an example to Elizabeth, will you turn away from evil thoughts, words and actions? A/ I will. Q/ Will you affirm Christian values, especially those of honesty, compassion and mercy? A/ I will. 12


Priest to the congregation: You have heard our brothers and sisters respond to Christ. Will you support them in this calling? ALL: WE WILL. Priest: Almighty God lead you in the light of Christ to his everlasting kingdom. AMEN. Prayers and Blessing of the water [Let us pray:] Grant, merciful God, that Elizabeth may be so united with Christ in baptism that your new nature may be raised up in her where the fruit of your Spirit may grow and flourish. Give to family and friends the desire to share what you have revealed in your Holy Gospel. We give you thanks that at the beginning of creation your Holy Spirit moved upon the waters to bring forth light and life. With water you cleanse and replenish the earth; and through the waters of the Red Sea you led your people by Moses out of slavery into freedom, and brought them through the river Jordan into the land of promise. We give you thanks for your Son, Jesus Christ: for his baptism by John, for his anointing in the Holy Spirit, and that through the deep waters of death Jesus delivered us from our sins and was raised to new life in triumph. We give you thanks for the grace of the Holy Spirit who leads us to your kingdom. And now we give you thanks that you have called Elizabeth St. Clair Holmes to new birth in your Church through the waters of baptism. + Pour out your Holy Spirit in blessing and sanctify this water so that all who are baptized may be made one with Christ in his death and resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN.

An affirmation of faith Priest: I ask the congregation to join with the parents and godparents in affirming the faith of the church. Do you believe in God the Father? A/: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

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Do you believe in God the Son? A/: I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit? A/: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN. The baptism Priest: Elizabeth St. Clair, I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, AMEN. I sign you with the sign of the cross to show that you are marked as Christ’s own forever. (Oil that has been blessed by a bishop is used in anointing to symbolize being chosen in God, as were the priests and prophets of the Old Testament, and the New Testament understanding that we are all anointed in the Spirit through belief in Christ.)

Live as a disciple of Christ; fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith. ALL: Confess Christ crucified, proclaim his resurrection, look for his coming in glory. Priest: God has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. ALL: Shine as a light in the world to the glory of God the Father.

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Priest: God has called you into his church. ALL: We therefore receive and welcome you as a member with us of the body of Christ, as a child of the one heavenly Father, and as an inheritor of the kingdom of God. Prayers for the child, parents and godparents Merciful God, in your infinite love you have made a new covenant with us in Jesus Christ, promising to be our God and the God of our children. Enable all who are baptised in your name to live as your faithful people. Fulfil your promises for Elizabeth, we pray, and grant that she may grow in your faith and service. We pray for Christina and Damien, that in your Spirit of wisdom, their family may grow in your love, and their home share in the joy of your eternal kingdom. And we pray for Elizabeth’s godparents, Sarah, James and Davina; enable them to share with their goddaughter what you have revealed to us of your love in your holy gospel. We ask this in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, AMEN.

THE GREETING OF PEACE {Celebrant}

(all stand)

We are the body of Christ. His Spirit is with us. The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.

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Offertory Hymn: TiS 454

1. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, bow down before him, his glory proclaim; gold of obedience and incense of lowliness bring, and adore him: the Lord is his name. 2. Low at his feet lay your burden of carefulness, high on his heart he will bear it for you, comfort your sorrows, and answer your prayerfulness, guiding your steps in the way best for you. 3. Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness of the poor wealth you would reckon to own: truth in its beauty and love in its tenderness, these are the offerings to bring to his throne. 4. These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness, he will accept for the name that is dear, mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness, trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear. 5. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, bow down before him, his glory proclaim; gold of obedience and incense of lowliness bring, and adore him: the Lord is his name. 16


Offertory Prayer: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and for the service of your kingdom. BLESSED BE GOD FOR EVER.

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THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Priest: People: Priest: People: Priest: People: Priest:

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts: We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise... ... Forever praising you and singing:

ALL:

CHOIR: God of power and God of might. ALL:

CHOIR: Heaven and earth are full, are full of your glory. ALL:

CHOIR: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. ALL:

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Priest: ‌. do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me

Priest: in songs of never ending praise:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

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THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND THE COMMUNION {Celebrant}

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. We who are many are one body, For we all share in the one bread. The choir sings the Agnus Dei

Come let us take this holy sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in remembrance that he died for us, and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

Baptised Christians who receive communion in their own church are invited to share communion with us. Communion wine may be received: (a) from the common cup from the first of the two Eucharistic Assistants. (b) by intinction from the second of the Eucharistic Assistants where a small part of the wafer is carefully dipped in the wine, or (c) from an individual glass on request from the first Eucharistic Assistant. Or you may choose to receive the wafer only (Communion in one kind).

The Choir Sings “O Lord, my God, to thee”, Arcadelt and “To thee, O Lord”, Rachmaninoff.

THE SENDING OUT OF GOD'S PEOPLE Post-Communion Prayer Prayer of self-offering Father, we offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice through Jesus Christ our Lord. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory. AMEN 20


Final Hymn: TiS 687

1. God gives us a future, daring us to go into dreams and dangers on a path unknown. We will face tomorrow in the Spirit’s power, we will let God change us, for new life starts now.

3. Holy Spirit, teach us how to read the signs, how to meet the challenge of our troubled times. Love us into action, stir us into prayer, till we choose God’s life, and find our future there.

2. We must leave behind us sins of yesterday, for God’s new beginning is a better way. Fear and doubt and habit must not hold us back: God gives hope, and insight, and the strength we lack. Blessing Dismissal Go in peace to love and serve the Lord: IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. AMEN

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Readings for 10am Sunday, August 28, 2011 1st Reading 2nd Reading

Exodus 3:1-15 Romans 12:9-21

Psalm Gospel

105:16-22 Matthew 16:21-28

GENERAL NOTICES CONGRATULATIONS: to Irene & Blake on the safe arrival of their 2nd grandchild Nina Grace Shorthouse very early on Wednesday morning. Birthday: Charles Harkin (last Friday) East Africa Famine: Tax-deductible Donations to support those suffering so terribly from famine in East Africa can made through AngliCord (ph: 1800 249 880) or by their web site. A basket for donations will be at the back of church. Mini Mart: SOON! Weekly updates displayed at back of church. Please help if you can. MU Sewing Project: The response to the request for sewing materials and equipment was both swift and generous. A warm thank-you to you all. Joan Brooking.

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Roster Duty 6pm Sat Celebrant ALM 8am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assistant Server ALM Celebrant Preacher Breakfast

Rosters This Week 21/8/2011

Next Week 28/8/2011

The Rev'd Dr N. Curry

The Rev'd Roy Stanley

Charles & Jan Harkin

David Harkin & Barbara Thomson Marilyn Frood Leonie Bird Diana Cerini & Leonie Bird

Barbara Thomson BCP Leonie Bird Joan Healy Dinesh Warnakulasuriya

Carol Fraser

The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Diana Cerini and Margaret Righton

The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Marilyn Frood and Nancy Sturgess

Tim & Rosemary Sewell

Clarence Muttiah & Bruce Chisholm Ken Rigby & Nip Thomson

10am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assist Server ALM Officiant Preacher Transport Morning Tea Counters

Judy Saunders & Mark Cotton Joan Brooking Barbara Thomson Jane Sullivan, The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Elizabeth Cook Nip Thomson & Sumitra Wickramasinghe Charles & Jan Harkin

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Jane Sullivan Barbara Thomson Jane Sullivan The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Rosemary Nairn Tim & Rosemary Sewell Robert and Marilyn Frood


Holy Trinity Church Directory www.holytrinitykew.org.au PO Box 37, Kew 3101 251 High St (cnr Pakington St), Kew 3101 Ph: (03) 9853 7158 Email: office@holytrinitykew.org.au Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Roy Stanley, (03) 9853 7132; mob: 0408 012 165 vicar@holytrinitykew.org.au Assistant Priest: The Rev’d Jessica Cheung 0403 380 837 revjcheung@yahoo.com Family Minister: Ros St Flour, 0411 349938 htkfamilyministry@yahoo.com.au Relieving Chaplain: Leonie Bird, 0409 860 026 Honorary Associate Clergy: The Rev Dr Norman Curry, The Rev Dr Helen Granowski Authorised Lay Ministers: Leonie Bird, Jane Sullivan, Joy Watkinson. Churchwardens: David Harkin, Barbara Thomson, Robert Frood Vestry members: John Carmichael, Laurence Dong, Carol Fraser, Peter Harkness, Blake Shorthouse (Treasurer), Tim Sewell, John Wang, Alan Wilson. Wedding co-ordinator: Susan Baker 0429 869 019; email: weddings@holytrinitykew.org.au Music Team Director of Music: Stephen Kerr, 0422 524 574; music@holytrinitykew.org.au Associate Organist: Ian Tyler Assistant Organist: Anthony Carr

Parish Diary Aug DAY 21 Sun 28 Sun 30 Tue Sep 2 Fri 3 Sat

TIME EVENT 1pm Baptism 11:30am Healing service 7:30pm Wardens meet at Barbara’s 6pm 9-2 2pm

Footy pie night Mini Market Baptism

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Pew Sheet 10am, August 21, 2011