Inside this issue Confirmation ...……….….1 Farewell .................. …….1 From the Rector ...... …….3 Around the Parish…....….4 Parishioner Profile ……..5
Congratula ons to Paula, Martyn, Grant and Karen who were Confirmed by Archbishop Jeﬀrey Driver at St Peter’s on 18th August, and to John, Helen, Alphonsine and Monica who were Received into the Anglican Communion at the same service.
Farewell It’s always sad to say goodbye, however, we were par cularly sorry to say farewell to Gary, Viv and Cecelia Sanderson who have le us to take up residence in NSW. Gary has been a ending St Peter’s for over 40 years! During much of that me he has helped to fill our church with beau ful music, not the least of which has been his own voice ‐ as a lead in our St Peter’s Choir and on many special occasions when he has sung solo or been accompanied by many of his other musically talented friends and associates.
Market in the Square...…6 CVS ………………………….6 Operation Christmas Child ………………………… 6 2013 Calendar………….….7
Saturday 5th Oct “MARKET IN THE SQUARE”
Sunday 10th Nov ST MARTIN’S DAY
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For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Luke 14:11
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Holy Communion Choral Eucharist
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Humility dismisses nothing, but takes even small things seriously. It is the recognition that whatever is in life and is in front of you is to be respected as something that will take you forward; that inside big things there is sometimes little, but inside little there is often enormity…Humility is rare because to have it, you have to want nothing. If you do have it, you get everything.
10.00am Eucharist (& great morning tea!)
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay for their con nuing support of our outreach to the needy people in our local community.
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USED STAMPS PROJECT UPDATE This year has been a very successful one with proceeds of $7,700 to date. Grand Total $96,700. A big thank you to all concerned. Charles Nicholson, Coordinator, SW Deanery
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3 term figh ng a er the prolonged wars in From the Rector Iraq and Afghanistan. But can the world stand by and let a dictator massacre his own people? We remember Hitler, and Hussein, and long ago it was Herod. The innocents must be protected. Perhaps the Russian solu on has merit. Let Assad hand over any arsenal of chemical weapons for the UN to inspect and destroy. Dear Friends NEW GOVERNMENT Whatever the immediate outcome, my prayer is that there will be no striking out We have a new Government, and by the US in the near future and that whatever your poli cal leanings I am ng somehow, in a very complicated figh encouraged that the lower house at least situa on in Syria, a God inspired solu on, has a good majority, which I imagine will a s ll, small voice of calm, will be found ins l some confidence into the business to draw hos li es to an end. sector of our country.
I’m not telling you anything new when I say that the last six years in federal poli cal life has been fraught, mainly because of the diﬃcul es of working with a hung parliament. To have to fight for support on daily issues must be a stressful way to live. Mind you, there were also many diﬃcul es that the previous government brought upon themselves with so much public squabbling and poor leadership resolu ons.
VOLUNTEERS I was reminded at the polling booth on elec on day, when one of our parishioners greeted me warmly, and at the same me oﬀered me a “how to vote” card, how important the work of volunteers is in our community life.
Last year the Rector led a tour overseas though Scandinavia and the Bal c countries. Some of our parishioners went along for the ride and all had a great me. It’s on again next year for anyone interested. Tony will be hos ng a cruise for Phil Hoﬀman Travel called Magic of the Mediterranean. We start at Barcelona on June 17 and travel to places like Florence, Rome, Naples, Sicily, Venice, Dubrovnik, some Greek Islands, and even some extremely Biblical places like Athens, Istanbul and Ephesus. For further informa on speak to Tony or check it out at PHT Glenelg.
We are so dependent on our wonderful volunteers in Church life as well, and it is very easy to take for granted a lot of the work that is done around the place. I marvel at the crea ve way that so many Please keep our na onal leaders in your people prepare and pray our prayers, as we will of course endeavour intercessions at Sunday worship; and to do in our weekly corporate those who are able to publicly read so intercessions. I imagine that it is no easy well; and our smiling, welcoming, task, leading our country at a me when greeters at the door who are o en the the world economy is in recovery mode first people a newcomer will meet as they and the rela ons between many seek to join us for worship and beyond. countries is finely balanced. I know that Wendy is most grateful for SYRIA SITUATION the volunteers who assist her in the As I write to you it seems that President parish oﬃce; the gardens around the Churches would not be as a rac ve if a Barak Obama is trying to muster all the team of people didn’t care for them; the support he can to make controlled flowers arranged with so much love military strikes on Syria. It is assumed enhance our public worship; the young that President Assad has used chemical weapons, killing some of his own people children are having their lives formed by our team of teachers and helpers in many of whom are children. Assad Sunday Kids. And of course there are denies this. What would you do as a many, many more volunteer ministries world leader? that so many of you are involved with. Sincere thanks to all of you. It appears that the US Congress is very wary at ge ng involved in more long
The Rector is Cruising
Speaker’s Corner Tuesday 29th October 7.30pm St Peter’s Community Centre The guest speaker will be our own DR TONY PEARCE who will be talking about his experiences providing the Anaesthe c service as part of humanitarian surgical trips to South East Asia. It promises to be an interes ng evening including men on of how wonderful it is in a tropical climate to be served beer by a nun!
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A ‘Beary’ Generous Gi
St Peter’s Playgroup
If you have ever a ended a parish Bap sm , you will know that the children being bap sed receive a hand‐made ‘Bap sm Bear’ as a small gi . We have a number of very talented ladies in our parish who knit these charming li le characters ‐ thank you to Mary Colle , Jean Huntley, Gill May, and Margaret Moss whose skill with the kni ng needles means that our cupboard is never ‘bear’!
Mary Colle , above, and Gill May and Margaret Moss, below, with some of the Bap sm Bears. We’re thinking of Jean Huntley whose cra ac vi es have been somewhat curtailed recently, due to her ill health.
Table Grace Loving God of all peoples, thank you for the food we are about to share. Thank you for all who helped bring it from the earth to this table. As we remember those whose tables have less on them, challenge us to help make change. Amen
Playgroup meets from 10.00am ll 11.30am on Wednesday mornings during the school term me, for children up to the age of 3. We currently have 29 families on our books, 2 sets of twins and quite a number of mums with a baby and a toddler. Some will be leaving us soon as they move on to kindergarten so we are always happy to welcome more children. Mainly it is mothers who bring the children, but we also have 4 Dad’s and 3 Grandmothers who come along. They all appreciate the safe and spacious area we provide, especially when we can use the play area outside. We have a number of ac vi es and a generous range of toys available for the children including colouring sheets, so toys, cars and trains, strollers and dolls, tents and tunnels, blackboards and chalks, as well as dressing up clothes, building bricks, a dolls house and zoo animals and some outdoor toys for the warmer weather. We change around the things we put out each week to give the children some variety ‐ but we always have the purple horse and the li le trikes out or there would be a riot! The parents bring in fruit which we cut up and oﬀer to the children half way through the morning, and recently we have started making simple cra s with the older children once they have eaten their fruit. We finish the morning with a few songs led by Lynda Teague and accompanied by the children using a variety of sa sfyingly noisy instruments! We have recently welcomed back two of our families who have been in Europe for a number of weeks visi ng their families and friends. One of the mothers hadn’t been back ‘home’ for seven years and had missed her family very much, par cularly in the last two years since the birth of their son. A number of our mothers (and fathers!) are a long way away from the family support group some of us take for granted. A few of them are only here for a year while their partner is studying at the university, others have moved here on a more permanent basis, but whatever their circumstances we hope that our playgroup helps provide a li le of the support they need while bringing up their li le ones. The playgroup team are all volunteers from our church family, and we would welcome anyone who would be willing to spare a morning occasionally to help us set up and put away the toys, and to chat with the parents and play with the children. If you would like to help in any way, please talk to Wendy in the oﬃce or to me a er Sunday morning service. Above: Playgroup co‐ordinator Helen (le ) pictured with Heather who is one of the team of volunteers who help in the kitchen.
One more request, to help create interes ng cra s for the children we would be grateful for dona ons of egg cartons and kitchen towel roll centres. These can be le in the choir vestry or in the store room at the back of the community centre. Thank you. Playgroup co‐ordinator Helen Burke
New Parish Recorder Glen Doyle who has been our parish Recorder for the past five years, has re red and we take this opportunity to thank him for his contribu on to the parish through this task. We are grateful to Paul Begg for taking on the role of Recorder. Paul usually a ends our 7.45am service with his wife Lesley, who is one of our talented flower arranging ladies. Amongst his many talents, Paul is also a Baseball Umpire, having par cipated at Olympic Games level and recently he travelled to Italy with a team from Glenelg, who ul mately won gold!
Glenelg Gunslingers win Gold Medal Parishioner, Paul Begg travelled to the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy from 31st July to 12 August 2013 as team manager and umpire for the Glenelg Gunslingers Over 35 Baseball team. Torino (Turin) is in northern Italy just below the Italian Alps where the 2006 Winter Olympics were held. The summer temperatures ranged between 35 and 43 degrees every day, and tested the athletes. The Glenelg Gunslingers were made up of representa ves of the Glenelg, West Torrens, Woodville and Henley & Grange baseball clubs. The players combined well and played the Torino All Stars in the final game winning 11 runs to one and taking out the Gold Medal. Paul umpired four games in the minor round took a segway tour of Torino and visited the town of As to sample the wines of the region. As ’s cathedral, the largest in Piedmont is one of the most important in northern Italy, was built in the 14th century at the request of the French bishop Arnaldo de Rose e. Immense, and very evoca ve of southern France, it contains a number of interes ng 15th and 16th century pain ngs, frescos and carvings. The ceiling of the As Cathedral Right: The Glenelg Gunslingers at Avigliana Baseball Ground
Le : Paul is pictured centre in Torino with Bernie Conlon and Konrad Franke and their gold medals and “Taurin” the games
Fellowship Says Thankyou St Peter’s Fellowship Group has begun a program of saying ‘thank you’ to parishioners who have made long and outstanding contribu ons to the life of the church. The first to be recognised in this way was organist and choir master Tony Whitehill. Fellowship leader, Neville Cordes, interviewed Tony before presen ng him with a cer ficate from the Fellowship and the choir. Neville said the Fellowship Group well understood that no‐one in the parish does anything for recogni on or reward. Good works, he said, are being done on a daily basis by an amazing number of people. Some have been serving for a remarkable sixty years or more. At a recent gathering, Neville said, “We’ll never be able to thank all these people but tonight we do want to recognise the extraordinary service of Tony Whitehill.” “Tony is an inspira on to us all. He has been associated with the choir since he was about twelve years old. He has been organist for 45 years and is currently musical director and choirmaster. These du es he performs week in, week out without fuss or fanfare, even though they require a great deal of prepara on and eﬀort.” “Tony spent many years on Parish Council as a Warden and his leadership during the 150th Anniversary celebra ons ensured the success of this great celebra on. His contribu on during the planning and building of the wonderful new extensions was also invaluable.” We are very proud of Tony’s role in the church and parish and present him with this award as an expression of our gra tude” Neville said.
2013 Parish Dinner Our annual Parish Dinner, held in the Community Centre was a great success and the Fundraising Team is to be congratulated for their organisa on. The occasion was also an opportunity to say thank you to Jill Tiver who re red as chairperson of the Fundraising Commi ee a er a number of successful years. The meal was catered by Partridge St. Pantry, a local, family business and we were again entertained beau fully, by father and daughter duo, Don and Lucy Bull, whose talents seem to be boundless! Don and Lucy
MARKET IN THE SQUARE
Saturday 5th October 8.30am ‐ 2.00pm St Peter’s Community Centre Torrens Square, Glenelg (opposite Coles)
Great Stalls ~ Great Bargains Bric‐a‐brac, Plants, CDs, DVDs, Books, Cakes & Produce, Handcra s, Handmade Jewellery, Photographs, Gree ng Cards, Lucky Bo le Stall, Devonshire Tea
Tell your friends More informa on? ‐ ph 8295 2382 Anglican Parish of Glenelg www.glenelganglican.org.au
Would you like to make a new friend at an Aged Care Centre? It’s such a worthwhile thing to do! Community Visitors Scheme
This parish provides visitors for lonely residents at Kapara, Charles Young and Murray Mudge Aged Care Centres. All these facili es have many residents who would love to have someone to visit them. Want to know more? Please speak to Wendy Davis – 8295 2382 or Julie Tamblyn– 8295 8444
Community Visitors Scheme at Glenelg We are pleased to announce that we have been approved as an Auspice for the Australian Federal Government’s Community Visitors Scheme for another three year term. Our parish has been involved in this program, overseen by the Federal Government Department of Health and Ageing, for sixteen years, during which me we have been able to provide friendly, caring companionship for many residents in local aged care facili es. Some of our visitors have been a part of the program for almost its en rety, however, in recent mes a number of these dedicated people have re red. They are to be commended for their commitment to this outreach and they shall be missed. Naturally, we would like to be able to con nue to support the residents, some of whom are not elderly, who so desperately need the company of a friend. We need more visitors, so if you can spare one hour per fortnight, please consider joining our fantas c team. Feel free to contact Wendy or Julie to find out more about CVS.
Noah's Ark Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark. 1. Don't miss the boat. 2. For safety's sake, travel in pairs. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark . 4. Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. 5. Don't listen to cri cs; just get on with the job that needs to be done. 6. Build your future on high ground. 7. Remember that we are all in the same boat! 8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs. 9. When you're stressed, float awhile. 10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. 11. No ma er the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow wai ng.
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Opera on Christmas Child In October we will again be suppor ng interna onal relief organisa on, ‘Samaritans Purse’, to bring God’s hope and joy to overseas children in desperate situa ons. Children who receive Opera on Christmas Child shoe boxes may never have received a gi before so please help to put a huge smile on a small face this Christmas by filling a shoebox with some special items. We will launch this year’s drive at the October JAM Service. Start collec ng your boxes and items ready to deliver them to the parish oﬃce by the end of October. Leaflets giving details and gi ideas will be available soon.
2013 Calendar of Events ‐ October to December Date
Organ Historical Trust of Australia
St Peter’s Church
Market in the Square
Evensong & Supper
St Mar n’s Church
St Mar n’s Patronal Fes val
St Mar n’s Church
Carol Service with SPW
St Peter’s Church
Christmas Trading Table
Regular Gatherings JAM Service (Just Add Music) ‐ Every second Sunday, 10.00am at St Peters. A Family Worship service with the JAM Music Group and a more relaxed style of worship. YOUNG WOMEN’S GROUP ‐ meets on the second Monday of each month. Details from the Parish Oﬃce. GALS (Glenelg Anglican Ladies) ‐ meets every fourth Tuesday evening of the month at 7.30pm in the St Peter’s Community Centre. All welcome for a chat over a coﬀee and cake. MOTHERS’ UNION ‐ meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 1.30pm in the St Peter’s Community Centre. SPEAKER’S CORNER ‐ A quarterly social Gathering to hear interes ng speakers on diverse topics. SONGS OF PRAISE ‐ Every fourth Sunday a er the 10.00am service, you are invited to join those who gather to watch this popular program in the Community Centre.
St Peter’s Food Cupboard Food parcels are available from the Parish Oﬃce for those in need in our local community ‐ any me during oﬃce hours ‐ Tuesday ‐ Friday.
PERSONALISED PAVERS We are again oﬀering the opportunity for members of the parish to purchase named pavers which will be laid in the North Walk, along the new sec on of our Memorial Gardens. This is a great way to show your support for the parish.
A great gi idea for Christmas ‐ Why not give your children, grandchildren, parents or loved ones a las ng record of their connec on to this parish. Pavers can be purchased singularly, as doubles, triples or even larger combina ons. Prices start from $100‐00. Order forms are available from the Parish Oﬃce. If you would like to know more about the possibili es, please contact Wendy in the Parish Oﬃce.
Magdalene Centre Dona ons of personal hygiene items are always welcome, in our support of the Magdalene Centre in the city. Please place items in the box at the back of St Peter’s church.
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Anglican Parish of Glenelg Incorpora ng: St Peter’s Church Torrens Square, Glenelg and St Mar n’s Church 45 Has ngs Street, Glenelg South Rector: The Reverend Tony Tamblyn Administra on Oﬃcer: Mrs Wendy Davis Contact us: Parish Oﬃce & St Peter’s Community Centre: Torrens Square, Glenelg Phone: 8295 2382 Facsimile: 8295 1192 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: glenelganglican.org.au
Parish Registers July ‐ September 2013 Bap sms 23rd June
Henry Wickham Mar n
Georgia Grace Ke eridge Tyler Rhys Noble Jovey James Bishop
Glen Arthur Lewis
Joyce Edith Penhall
Lorna Florence Teague
Sybil Lillian Ri er