News from Parish Council
The Annual General Meeting of the Parish of Yarram will be held on Sunday 9th November following 9.00am service at Holy Trinity. You are asked to put this date in your diary now and plan to attend. The meeting will be an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, affirm those who take office and explore the future. Election of new Parish Councillors, Synod Representatives and Deanery Representatives will also take place.
If you are currently not on the parish roll please add your details to forms available in the foyer.
You are also asked to prayerfully consider how you might contribute to the life of the parish.
All organisations and groups belonging to the parish are asked to have their reports to the secretary by 20th October. We would like to include photos in our reports so if you have some please include these with your report.
Pit Stop at Holy Trinity Yarram
Pull in for a coffee, snacks and a rest – we’ll look after you.
INTERRUPTION TO ELECTRICITY SUPPLY – Thursday 25th 8.30am – 3.30pm at Holy Trinity; please note that this particularly affects those who may be using our photocopier or planning activities in the church on that day.
NEW TO MISSION TABLE
Bible Society Spring Edition of ‘The Sower’Feature article on the persecution of Christians in Mosul – A 100 years ago almost half of Syria was Christian. It’s estimated that today, one third of the nation’s Christians have fled, terrified at seeing churches destroyed and believers killed. In Iraq, more than one million Christians are said to have led over the past 10 years. The Bible Society asks for our help so they can continue to offer humanitarian aid. Standing with the people of Syria in their hour of need saying; you are not forgotten. We have not abandoned you.
Brotherhood of St Laurence – August Issue of Building Better Lives TogetherRead how the Brotherhood helps refugees like Abraham find work through their Given the Chance program. Abraham now works for ANZ bank in Traralgon.
MMA Newsletter September (Medical Mission Aid Inc.)
Wombat Hill Newsletter
MISSION GIVINGThis month our parish gave $136.92 to both ACCESS Ministries and The Diocesan Aboriginal Ministry Fund. We also made a significant contribution of $530.00 to William and Amy Hooke who will soon travel to China to begin their missionary training. Our contributions to MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) Father’s Day Appeal amounted to $250; that’s five jerry cans of fuel.
NOTICE BOARDWoman’s Wellness Forum – Yarram Monday 22nd September at YDHS (see notice board at Holy Trinity for details)
ABM Anglican Board of Mission – 2105 calendars are now available if you would like to order please see Miriam Stackhouse.
Bible Study Groups –
You can join a group anytime
Won Wron Group meets monthly second Tuesday of the month 7pm
St John’s Port Albert meeting fortnightly Wednesday 4pm
Lay people: David Chambers; John Delzoppo; Marian Dewar; Robert Fordham; Val Jones; and Jo Sestokis.
Clergy: Graeme Knott; Greg McGee; Barb Logan; Heather Marten; Philip Muston; Lyn Williams.
Eternal God, shepherd and guide,
in your mercy give your Church in this diocese of Gippsland a shepherd after your own heart
who will walk in your ways, and with loving care watch over your people.
Give us a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth.
So may your Church be built up and your name glorified;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen