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Sunday 13 April 2014

WELCOME TO ST JOHN’S CHURCH, DEE WHY (on the corner of Avon Road and Oaks Avenue) St John’s is a place of soul-stirring worship, challenging preaching, fine art and music, warm fellowship and outreach. It remains as Dee Why’s oldest institution. We are an Anglican parish in the Catholic Tradition of Anglicanism, which: • welcomes everyone • seeks to live the life of Christ in community • reaches out in love to others to share this life If you are a baptised communicant Christian from another Church you are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us today, or you may choose to come forward to receive a blessing. Please join us for refreshments after all services.

as we celebrate

PALM SUNDAY 13 April 2014 9:00am Hymns: Setting: Anthem:

Palm Sunday Liturgy – Blessing of Palms, Procession and Sung Mass, with Godly Play (one morning service only) See Service Book Missa Ferialis (anon.) God so Loved the World (John Stainer)

Music notes: This morning’s mass setting is an anonymous setting which dates from seventeenth-century Spain; ‘Missa Ferialis’ contrasts sections of plainsong with homophonic verses for the whole choir. As is traditional the choral sections are accompanied. The anthem this morning is taken from ‘The Crucifixion’ by Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) much performed by choirs at Passiontide.


Children’s Palm Sunday Service No other evening service

St John’s Anglican Church acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land and pays respect to all Aboriginal people, and to their families past and present. For more information please visit our website


13 April 2014

Dear Friends, As Holy Week begins we are swept along with the drama of the story of our salvation won for us through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. The approaching celebration of Easter is a very special one for us this year as we welcome Kathryn Fox into the family of faith through the sacrament of Baptism. Please continue to pray for Kathryn as she prepares for her baptism at the Easter Vigil. I trust that as many of you as possible will be present to support her. With every blessing, Fr Steven Salmon, Rector


Sat 19 Apr Sat 19 Apr Sun 20 Apr

Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30pm Good Friday Service, Dee Why Gardens 10:00am Ecumenical Stations of the Cross 11:00am (beginning at St Kevin’s) Good Friday - Liturgy of the Passion 3:00pm Working Bee at the Church 9:00am Mass of the Easter Vigil 7:30pm Easter Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am

Fri 2 May to Sun 4 May

St John’s Organ Celebration Weekend (See ‘Parish News’ page)

Sat 10 May

St John’s Op Shop 8:00-11:30am (Note date change)

Fri 18 Apr

St John’s Recycling Program:

Parishioners are invited to use the collection boxes at the back of the Church for recycling batteries, candles, corks, printer cartridges, spectacles, sunglasses and spectacle cases, and also for used postage stamps and phonecards to help the work of ABM.

PARISH NEWS Today Palm Sunday (13 April) we start our dramatic Holy Week journey walking with Jesus, contrasting the crowd welcoming him in triumph, his agony, betrayal and cruel death, then his Resurrection. • There is only one morning service at 9:00am. • The Children’s Palm Sunday Service is at 5:00pm (no Evensong). The children’s service is for everyone. Please come if you are able and welcome the many young families who will visit St John’s for the service. 2014 Office Bearers will be commissioned today (Palm Sunday) during the Holy Eucharist Amnesty International: Letter writing will be conducted after this morning’s service with Neridah Byrne. For more information please speak with Neridah today. The letters for today address the mass death sentencing in Egypt of defendants who have been arrested on what appear to be politically motivated charges, and who have been denied permission to attend their trials, respond to accusations or examine witnesses.

Palm Sunday Practice for those in the Children's Service play is this afternoon, Sunday 13 April - please arrive at 3:00pm

The Sacred Triduum This is really one extended Liturgy: Please try to come to the main service on all three days.

HOLY THURSDAY 17 April 7:30pm – MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER followed by the watch of the Passion (till midnight) (Please put down your name to stay for half an hour or longer during the watch)

GOOD FRIDAY 18 April Ecumenical Stations of the Cross (Commences 11:00am at St Kevin’s, Oaks Ave) 3:00pm – LITURGY OF THE PASSION HOLY SATURDAY 19 April Working Bee in church 9:00am 7:30pm – SOLEMN MASS OF THE EASTER VIGIL BLESSING OF THE NEW FIRE, CHRISTIAN INITIATION and other ceremonies of the Easter Vigil. (If you are only going to one Mass at Easter, please try to come to this one)

Servers’ Practice All servers rostered for the Easter Vigil are needed for practice on Saturday 19 April at 11:00am. Please be here.

School Holiday Arrangements: Weekday and Children’s Ministries will be in recess starting this week (Monday 14 April), resuming on Monday 28 April. However, the usual Daily Mass will continue and Pins’n’Needles will meet during this time.

Remember our Working Bee in preparation for the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, to be held on Saturday 19 April at 9:00am following the 9:00am Eucharist! There is something for everyone young and older, fit and frail. Work includes cleaning, putting everything back after Good Friday, removing wax, cleaning windows and doors, helping with the Easter garden, and flowers. Please speak with one of the Wardens about work plans.

Pins'n'Needles meets next on Tuesday 22 April, 9:30am-12:30pm.

For information, please speak with Pam Fisher (9939 6330) or Heather Andrews (9971 6132). The SOS continues: donation of surplus 8ply yarn appreciated.

Anzac Day this year falls on a Friday. Ex-service personnel of the parish are invited to wear medals on the closest Sunday (27 April).

St John’s Organ Project: Delivery, installation and commissioning of the new organ has been progressing successfully over the last week. While some further tuning and adjustment will be needed, today (Palm Sunday) should be the opportunity for our congregation to first hear its voice. Out with the Old, In with the New

St John’s Organ Celebration Weekend – Key Dates to note: • Fri 2 May, 7:30pm – Opening Recital 7:30pm by International Recitalist, David Drury followed by refreshments • Sat 3 May, 5:00pm – Festival High Mass with Dedication sung by St John’s Choir (music by Gounod, Shephard, Elgar and J. S. Bach), followed by Parish Supper • Sun 4 May, 6:00pm – Evensong sung by The Cathedral Singers (music by Kelly, Stanford and Durufle)

More Diary Dates – Organ Fund Raising (details to be advertised): • Sunday 1 Jun • Saturday 21 Jun • Saturday 11th Oct

Afternoon Tea with Songs of Praise 2:30 pm Rock and Roll Dance 7:30pm Afternoon Tea Dance 3:00pm

Happy Birthday to Liz Hamilton (18th) Church Wheelchair and Walker: If you would like to bring someone to church who relies on a wheelchair or walker, but can't fit the appliance in your car, St John’s now has a wheelchair and a walker available to assist getting between car and church.

Red Cross Blood Service is at Dee Why Surf Club this week (14 to 17 April). Please see the noticeboard in the lobby.

Family home become too big? Too lonely? Living in a Serviced Apartment at Willandra Village you can continue to enjoy your independent lifestyle in a friendly and caring environment. With the added benefit of letting someone else look after the meal preparation, cleaning and heavy laundry. For more information call 1800 026 388. 81 Willandra Road Cromer

HOW TO CONTACT US Where to find us:

Cnr Avon Road and Oaks Avenue, Dee Why 2099

Parish Priest:

Fr Steven Salmon SSC 9971 8694 (Office and Rectory).

0417 359 792 (mob)

The Rev’d Sandra Salmon (Hon) 9971 8694 (Office and Rectory)

0409 412 798 (mob)

The Rev’d Jennifer Barry (Hon)

0457 396 323 (mob)

Bev Bingham Robyn Couch Tony Johnson

9971 5529 0414 645 338 (mob) 0419 225 011 (mob)

Tom Edwards

0481 563 258 (mob)

Children’s Ministry:

Lynette Johnson Dn Sandra Salmon

0408 254 125 (mob)

Pastoral Care:

Lynette Johnson

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Tel: Email:

Parish Deacon: Email: Tel:

Assistant Deacon: Email:

Churchwardens: Email:

Director of Music: Email:

Dn Sandra Salmon (Baptism Preparation and Hospital Visitor)

Administration: Office phone: Office hours: Office email: Maintenance: Postal address: Website:

Graeme Couch 9971 8694 Fax 9971 8252 9:00am–2:00pm (Mon–Fri) PO Box 495 Dee Why NSW 2099

0417 287 131 (mob)

Casseroles: Frozen meals are available to all in need, including parishioners who may be unwell and unable to get out, caring for someone else, or any people you know who would appreciate assistance. Please contact Robyn Couch, Bev Bingham or Lynette Johnson to receive meals.

St John’s Parish seeks to be environmentally aware and responsible in our use of resources.



15 Apr

Wed 16 Apr


17 Apr

Monday of Holy Week 12 noon Holy Eucharist (chapel) 7:30pm Holy Eucharist (chapel) Tuesday of Holy Week 10:00am-1:00pm Café 9:00am Op Shop Sorting (by appointment) Cottage Counselling 5:00-6:00pm Junior Choir Practice 7:15-8:45pm Senior Choir Practice 7:30pm Holy Eucharist (chapel) Wednesday of Holy Week 10:00am Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers (by appointment) Cottage Counselling 5:30-8:30pm Street Mission: Wednesday Night Café 7:30pm Holy Eucharist (chapel) THE SACRED TRIDUUM Holy Thursday MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER 7:30pm followed by Watch of the Passion



18 Apr

19 Apr

Good Friday 10:00am 11:00am 3:00pm Holy Saturday 9:00am 11:00am 7:30pm

Good Friday Service (DY Gardens) Ecumenical Stations of the Cross (Commencing at St Kevin’s, Oaks Ave) SOLEMN LITURGY OF THE PASSION Working Bee in the Church Servers’ Practice SOLEMN MASS OF THE EASTER VIGIL BLESSING OF THE NEW FIRE, CHRISTIAN INITIATION RENEWAL OF BAPTISM VOWS

followed by the Easter Party Please bring a plate. Sun 20 Apr Easter Sunday 8:00am Holy Eucharist 10:00am Family Eucharist 6:00 pm Evening Prayer (Vespers) (chapel) Morning Readings: Acts 10:34,37-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9

“Thank you to our many friends at St Johns for their kind thoughts and sympathy following the death of Rob's 102 year old mum, Evelyn Peterson in March. It is so very special to belong to the loving and caring community that we have at St Johns. Thank you very much to all.” Rob and Roz Peterson

WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER Those who are ill: Johi, Suru, Louise, Margaret Baker, Annette Bird, Kay Burton, Stephen Butler, Nora Davidson, Pat Duke, Robyn Dunn, Gary Fenton, Marie Hansen, Peter Hill, Joe Jones, Sue Kinging, Kerrie McAlpin, Ross Morgans, Fr Fred Morrey, John Posener, Kevin Ross, Jan Smith, Alle Tesoriero, Shaun Thompson, Stephen Ward, Noel Warr, Ted Wenning,

Others in need of prayer: Belinda, Larka, Anita, Donna, Russell, Thomas, Jasmine and Ryan, David, Greg, Leah, Lisa, Mark, Fay Baker, Virginia Baker, Elizabeth Balharry, Joy Beness, June Bennett, Cameron Browne, Bob & Margaret Brownley, Joy Burge, Craig Butler, Shirley Butler, John and Norma Byles, Susan Caldis, Eileen Cameron, Dorothy Cole, Beryl Cornish, Betty Coward, John Cranfield, Fr Jim Cranswick, Hilary Dowe, Anne Evans, Jean Field, Kevin Flicker, Clarrie and Stella Greaves, Norma Halford, Eric Hastings Snr, Michelle Hayden, Peter Huckleby, Margaret James, Grace MacKay, Alec, Midge Lee, Joanne Lucock, Helen Mayall, Lois Maze, Bob and Vivienne McMullin, Lilian Miles, Byron Moore, Grayden Moore, Joan Morgans, Del Nattrass, Rebecca O’Donnell, Jessica, Angus, Daniel and Lucy, Stephen Palmer, Bill Peters, Fiona Peterson, Joan Preuss, Tom and Isabel Ridgway, Debby Roberts, Olwyn Rogers, Patricia Sara, Bob Satchell, Pam Seddon, Lena Simpkins, Denise Soltau, Don Stephens, Jill and Kareena Sutcliffe, Cass Tane, Brian Taylor, Jennifer and Michael Taylor, Joan Taylor, Phil and Margaret Turley, Audette Vaughan, Cynthia Watts, Florence Watts, Val West, John Wickes, Kath Yabsley

Those who died recently: Patricia Wright, John Charles Vockler (bishop)

Those whose anniversaries of death occur at this time: John Salmon (13th), Gertie McDougall (14th), Alfred Archer, Joyce Strahan, Ryan Pringle (15th), Len Culverson, Marion Rutten (16th), Allen Black, James Crabtree (17th), Peter Parnell, Charles Isherwood, Stephen Rees, Graham Badgery (18th), Terry Doyle (19th)





Intercessor Chalice

Palm Sunday 9:00am

Holy Thursday 7:30pm

Good Friday 3:00pm

Easter Vigil 7:30pm

John Emmett Dudley Johnson Barbara Emmett Wendy Johnson John Emmett Cynthia Watts

Don & Marilyn Stephens

Bev Bingham Jean Knight

Heather Andrews Dudley Johnson Wendy Johnson

Anne Seddon Peter Cunningham

Jean Knight Brian Thiel

Cynthia Watts Ray Phelps Katherine Ward

Joan Butler Glen Kinging Alma Ondevilla Roz Peterson Jess Rynd Adam & Debby Roberts

Bev Bingham Robyn Couch Adam Roberts Robyn Couch Debby Roberts Alma Ondevilla Roz Peterson Tony Johnson

Graeme Couch Adam Roberts Kathe Swales Robyn Couch

Alma Ondevilla Servers Adam Roberts Anne Seddon Debby Roberts Kathe Swales Robyn Couch Alma Ondevilla Roz Peterson 9:00am Godly Play: Also For Palm Sunday Morning Tea: Robyn Courtney, Krisztina Keller Valda Ashover, Bev Bingham 5:00pm Children’s Service - Sideseople: Any available, please

20 April 2014 – Easter Sunday – Rostered Duties 8:00am 10:00am 6:00pm Sidespeople: Alan Plambeck Heather Andrews Evensong Glen Kinging Bob Brownley (Vespers) in the Dianne Greenhalgh Margaret Brownley chapel Readers: Brian Thiel Katherine Ward Kay Thiel Tim Swales Intercessor: Lee Hansen Roger Soltau Chalice: Jess Rynd Valda Ashover Servers: Jess Rynd Adam Roberts Matthew Robinson Jill Knox Debby Roberts Kyle Cutugno Brian Butler Michael Roberts Kathe Swales Morning Tea: Jean Knight Wendy Johnson Michael Davis Dudley Johnson Godly Play Sandra Salmon, Bev Bingham Cleaning: Brass: Grounds: Bev Bingham, Robyn Couch Joan Butler Don & Pam Fisher

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