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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (Sunday 18 May 2014)

WELCOME TO ST JOHN’S CHURCH, DEE WHY 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

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (18 May 2014) 8:00am Hymns: Setting: 10:00am

Holy Eucharist 228, 517, 449 (TIS) Holy Trinity Mass (Ross) Family Eucharist with Holy Baptism and Godly Play Hymns: 228, 517, 449 (TIS) Setting: An English Mass (plainsong) Motet: Ave Maria (plainsong) Voluntary: Sortie (Bedard) 4:00pm Adult Preparation for Sacraments 6:00pm Evensong Hymns: 101, 120, 104, 305 (NEH) Psalm: 77 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


18 May 2014

Dear Friends, Which of us does not keep in the depth of our heart a nostalgic longing for a home, a haven of peace and rest, a place where we can recover from life’s storms? Jesus was aware of this human longing. In preparing his disciples for his departure, he tells them he is going ahead in order to prepare a dwelling-place for them at their journey’s end. How strange are his expressions: ‘I am the way’; ‘I am the gate’ (Jn 10:7), spoken in anticipation of the Easter experience with the purpose of lighting up its deep significance. Jesus is our only way to the Father because, as the Truth, he is the full revelation of the Father. With every blessing, Fr Steven Salmon, Rector

COMING EVENTS Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sat 21 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sat 9 Aug Sat 23 Aug Sat 20 and Sun 21 Sep Sat 11th Oct Sun 19 Oct Mon 3 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sun 23 Nov

‘Famsing’ Concert 2:00pm Ascension Afternoon Tea with Songs of Praise 2:30 pm Pentecost Sunday “AEON” Chamber Music Ensemble 2:00pm Trinity Sunday Rock and Roll – Dance 7:30pm Corpus Christi Choral Evensong – Cathedral Singers 6:00pm Rising Stars of the Organ 2:00pm Trivia Night 6:00pm Weekend Festival of Music Afternoon Tea Dance 3:00pm Bear Cottage Benefit Concert Classical Opera and Theatre music 7:00pm Dedication Festival and Parish Lunch 10:00am All Souls’ Day – Faure’s Requiem St John’s Parish Fête Christ the King – Cathedral Singers 10:00am

PARISH NEWS Baptism: We welcome Lachlan Miller into the family of the Church through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at the 10:00am Family Eucharist today. Please pray for Lachlan and his parents and godparents, as they rejoice in sharing with us the Christian faith. Music notes for today’s Family Eucharist: At the Family Eucharist this morning the choir will sing a plainsong setting of the mass, An English Eucharist. The communion motet is the plainsong antiphon, Salve Regina, a Marian Hymn traditionally sung from Trinity Sunday until Advent. Its text is usually translated as "Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears". The voluntary is by the contemporary-Canadian composer, Denis Bedard, and comes from his Liturgical Suite, which includes music for all sections of the mass. This joyful toccata is known as Sortie.

Mothers’ Union (MU): The next meeting is on Wednesday 21 May following the 10:00am Eucharist and a cuppa, for lunch at Dee Why RSL. All Welcome! For information, please speak with Deacon Sandra or Margaret Winters.

Pins’n’Needles: will hold a stall to sell handmade goods after both the 8:00am and 10:00am Services on Sunday 25 May in support of the organ fund. All are welcome to come to the group’s regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (at 9:30am-12:30pm). An Organ Fundraising Event. Please put your name on the list in the foyer for catering Come and enjoy a good sing-song at our proposes. “Songs of Praise”, Sunday 1 June, 2:30pm. There are a few spaces remaining for hymns and organ music items to choose; see Lynette to book them.

Cottage Counselling operates regularly in the Parish Centre with support from St John’s. Please pray for the service, the counsellors and their resources, giving thanks for their work, and that this important ministry may continue meeting the needs of the local community. Cottage Counselling now has Deductible Gift Recipient status with the ATO and can provide receipts for tax deduction purposes to donors. The Centre may be contacted at 7 Clarke St, Narrabeen 2101, on 02 9972 0141 or at

FAMSING: On Sunday 25 May at 2:00pm, FAMSING, a choral offshoot of FAMS Theatre Co presents a concert of opera and music theatre at St John’s. Also featuring pianist Tim Swales playing Schumann, and some teasing tidbits from FAMS’ production of ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’. Donations are invited to support FAMS. For details, please contact Judy Lindeman (0408 488 342 or 9451 3324,

Guringai Festival: Members of the Northern Beaches Aboriginal Community invite all to join them on Friday 30 May (6:30pm for 7:00pm) at Saint Anthony in the Fields Church, 46 Myoora Road, Terrey Hills for dinner and conversation, and to hear from Richard Campbell, well-known Aboriginal Artist from Bowraville who works with the connection of Dreamtime stories and spirituality. Richard’s work was used in the canonisation ceremony for St Mary of the Cross Mackillop. Please see the notice in the lobby; bookings essential by Tuesday 20 May.

Street Mission Wednesday Night Café: Street Mission operates cafes in Sydney’s northern beaches region, serving over 300 meals each month using a 100% volunteer workforce. Many of their clients who include adults and their children, have medical issues and life is tough for them. The St John’s Street Mission Café is open on Wednesday nights, providing a nutritious meal (eg chicken curry and rice, fresh vegetables and dessert) and a supportive atmosphere. As we continue to pray for this work, if you wish to consider being trained and rostered to volunteer, please leave your name and contact details with the office to be passed on to Street Mission. It is necessary that volunteers help on a rostered basis, receive induction training, give undertakings concerning confidentiality, privacy and child protection, obtain references and be willing to have a police check if required.

Red Cross Blood Service: One in three Australians will need blood, but only one in thirty donates. Donated blood helps cancer patients, people with blood disorders, mothers-to-be and newborn babies, as well as trauma and surgical patients. The Mobile Blood Service is at Dee Why Surf Club this week, (19-22 May, 12:30-7:00pm Mon-Tue, 9:30am-4:00pm Wed-Thu). Please see the notice board in the lobby. To donate, book a time on 13 14 95,

and eat a substantial meal and drink three to four glasses of water in the hours before. Take your donor card or photo ID when you visit.

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).

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Parish Deacon:

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

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Assistant Deacon:

The Rev’d Jennifer Barry (Hon)

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Bev Bingham Robyn Couch Tony Johnson

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Tom Edwards

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Children’s Ministry:

Lynette Johnson Dn Sandra Salmon

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Pastoral Care:

Lynette Johnson

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Tel: Email: Email: Tel: 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: Other Parish Council Members:

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

Heather Andrews Don Fisher Dudley Johnson Don Stephens

Valda Ashover Pam Fisher Roz Peterson Katherine Ward

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Neridah Byrne Lynette Johnson Anne Seddon

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

THE WEEK AHEAD AT ST JOHN’S (on the corner of Avon Road and Oaks Avenue) The church is open during the day for personal prayer. Morning and Evening Prayer is normally said each day (except Tuesdays) at 8:15am and 5:15pm.

Mon 19 May 9:30-11:15am 12:00noon 7:30pm


Holy Eucharist (chapel) Holy Eucharist (chapel) followed by Parish Council Meeting Tue 20 May 9:00am Op Shop Sorting 10:00am-1:00pm Café (by appointment) Cottage Counselling 5:00-6:00pm Junior Choir Practice 7:15-8:45pm Senior Choir Practice Wed 21 May 10:00am Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers 11:15am-12:30 Mothers’ Union (by appointment) Cottage Counselling 5:30-8:30pm Street Mission: Wednesday Night Café Playtime Thu 22 May 9:30-11:15am 12:00noon Holy Eucharist (chapel) (by appointment) Cottage Counselling Fri 23 May 9:00am Holy Eucharist (chapel) 10:00am-1:00pm St John’s Café 5:30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (A priest is normally available in the church for Confessions from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm or contact Fr Steven for other times)

6:15-7:45pm Youth Group Sat 24 May MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS 9:00am Holy Eucharist (chapel) Sun 25 May SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 8:00am Holy Eucharist 10:00am Family Eucharist 2:00pm FAMSING gems from opera and theatre 6:00 pm Evensong Morning Readings: Acts 8:5-8,14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 Children are always welcome in all our church services at St John's. In addition, at the 10:00am service there is Godly Play for children from three to twelve years, and our Crèche (unsupervised).

WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER Those who are ill: Ana, Sophie, Suru, Louise, Margaret Baker, Annette Bird, Kay Burton, Stephen Butler, Nora Davidson, Kayden Dowden, Pat Duke, Gary Fenton, Fin Hallchurch, Marie Hansen, Peter Hill, Joe Jones, Kerrie McAlpin, Ross Morgans, Anne Newell, John Posener, Elaine Rich, Kevin Ross, Lena Simpkins, Jan Smith, Brian Taylor, Alle Tesoriero, Audette Vaughan, Stephen Ward, Noel Warr

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, Sue Kinging, Alec, Midge Lee, Joanne Lucock, Grace MacKay, 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, Denise Soltau, Don Stephens, Jill and Kareena Sutcliffe, Cass Tane, Jennifer and Michael Taylor, Joan Taylor, Phil and Margaret Turley, Cynthia Watts, Florence Watts, Ted Wenning, Val West, John Wickes, Kath Yabsley

Those who died recently: David Ellis

Those whose anniversaries of death occur at this time: Marjorie Dickson (18th), Eric Barker (priest), Betty O’Connor (19th), Terry Treloar (20th), Morton Johnston (21st), Dorothy Williams (22nd), Kathleen Forster (23rd), Dorothy Nixon (24th)

18 May 2014 – Easter V – Rostered Duties Sidespeople: Readers: Intercessor: Chalice: Servers:

Morning Tea: Godly Play

8:00am John Emmett Jean Knight Sue Dimock Jean Knight John Emmett Anne Seddon Jess Rynd Alma Ondevilla Roz Peterson Jess Rynd Don & Pam Fisher - Storyteller: - Door person:

Cleaning: Robyn Couch

10:00am Liz Hamilton Bob Brownley Margaret Brownley Neridah Byrne Barbara Emmett Cynthia Watts Kathe Swales Adam Roberts Debby Roberts Michael Roberts Kyle Cutugno Suzanne Park Shirley Butler Valda Ashover Gwen Zmijewski

Brass: Neridah Byrne

6:00pm Ray Phelps

Roz Peterson Robyn Couch Alma Ondevilla

Grounds: Graeme Couch

25 May 2014 – Easter VI – Rostered Duties Sidespeople: Readers:

8:00am Alan Plambeck Stan Jeffery

Intercessor: Chalice: Servers:

Joan Butler Robyn Couch Peter Cunningham Alma Ondevilla Brian Butler Jill Knox Alma Ondevilla

Morning Tea:

Don & Pam Fisher

Godly Play Cleaning: Robert Peterson

- Storyteller: - Door person:

10:00am Roger Soltau Heather Andrews Helen Hastings Bob Brownley Cynthia Watts Adam Roberts Valda Ashover Adam Roberts Debby Roberts Kathe Swales Matthew Robinson Dudley Johnson Wendy Johnson Sandra Salmon Jess Rynd

Brass: Bev Bingham

6:00pm Valda Ashover

Robyn Couch Kathe Swales Alma Ondevilla

Grounds: Mark Ashover