Thursday, 2 April 2015

PEW SHEET 29th March 2015

We begin our Holy Week Commemorations this Sunday 29th March with a procession of Palms. The church is decorated with Palms as we hear the story of his entry into Jerusalem and his Passion. Our procession begins at 9.00am in the church hall at Holy Trinity Yarram.
Holy Trinity decorated for Palm Sunday 2014
MORNING PRAYER 9.00am Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April at Holy Trinity  
Wednesday 1st April
7.30pm Stations of the Cross
Holy Trinity Hall Commercial Road, Yarram
Maundy Thursday 2nd April 6.00pm Foot Washing and Fellowship Meal Holy Trinity Hall Commercial Road, Yarram
Good Friday 3rd April
11.00am Ecumenical Service  Christ Church Old Sale Road, Tarraville
Holy Saturday 4th April
Tarra Festival
DIY V Stations of the Cross following the parade Holy Trinity Hall Commercial Rd, Yarram
8.00pm Lighting of the New Fire and Renewal of Baptismal Vows Holy Trinity Yarram
 Easter Services Sunday 5th April
9.00 am Holy Trinity Yarram
10.30am St John’s Port Albert with Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds

2015 Strategic Plan is ‘To be changed as we listen to God in Prayer.’ This focus is in addition to those areas agreed to in February 2014.

There are many ways to pray and many places in which to pray. As Anglicans we have a very good resource for daily prayer in the Prayer Book for Australia. During Holy Week Reverend Jo will lead Morning Prayer each day 9.00am at Holy Trinity.

 Anglican Aid Abroad offer this prayer for our use:

Oh God, our Heavenly Father, who didst send thine only begotten Son into this world to teach us to love one another, grant that the missionaries of St Andrew and their co-workers may so faithfully obey His commands that all people may live free from want, in peace and security, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with three in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

There are a great number of tasks to be done in preparation for Holy Week.

Parish Councillors will be approaching you to help out.

Jobs include:
Stations of The Cross
-          decorate hall
-          assist with advertising
-          offer hospitality on Holy Saturday (see below)

Maundy Thursday Foot Washing and meal at Holy Trinity
-          set up hall
-           food for a simple meal
-          serving and washing up

Good Friday at Christ Church Tarraville
-          clean church before event
-          co-ordinate members of other churches to participate
-          cross bearer

Holy SaturdayTarra Festival Parade
-          open our hall for those preparing floats for the parade
-          organise refreshments
After the parade – Self-guided Stations of the Cross
-          hospitality

Lighting of New Fire and Renewal of Baptismal Vows 8pm at Holy Trinity
-          readers
-          ring bell, turn on lights on cue
-          liturgical assistant

 9am Holy Trinity
-          readers, power point, welcoming etc
-          Someone to give out Easter Eggs and wish everyone Happy Easter
10.30am St John’s followed by Easter Egg Hunt
-          Prepare children’s activity
-          Hiding eggs and supervision of Easter Egg Hunt

Our Bible Study Groups resume their study of the Gospel of The Gospel of Luke: New Hope, New Joy by Ada Lum
Won Wron Group meets weekly during Lent Tuesdays 6pm dinner; 7pm study
Port Albert Group meets weekly at St John’s Raglan St Port Albert Wednesdays 4pm
Yarram Coffee Connect Group meets at Coffee Palace currently studying the Book of Jonah Wednesdays 3.45pm
Anglican Overseas Aid – Easter Appeal; this organisation is the preferred agency of The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in providing rapid response to the disaster in Vanuatu following cyclone Pam. A retiring offering will again be available following the service today. (see the parish website for more information)
Ship to Shore – the magazine of The Mission to Seafarers; this group is a particular charity of our Parish given our association with the sea via fishing off Port Albert.
Brotherhood of St Laurence – Building Better Lives March Issue; multiple copies, feel free to take one home to read.
Anglican Aid Abroad – March Issue; this is one of our chosen mission projects for this year; multiple copies of their newsletter are available.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS at Holy Trinity Yarram – Wednesday 1st April 7.30pm;
a service of prayer and meditation as we walk the way of the cross with Jesus and Saturday 4th April following The Tarra Festival Parade; a self-guided walk available until 4.00pm.
This year we mount a display of art posters created by the Benedictine Nuns of Turvey Abbey in Bedford UK. These inspired illustrations of Christ's journey to the cross are presented to us through colour and symbol. Extremely rich in colour the images trace Christ's journey to the cross, from Peter's denial of his master and Jesus's willing acceptance of his cross to the crucifixion and entombment. This display will be accompanied by decorated crosses created by The Umbrella Club in 2014.


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