Tuesday, 29 March 2016

PEW SHEET 30th March

Christ is Risen He is Risen Indeed – Happy Easter!

Easter Eggs are a real treat that we have reserved for the season of Easter. Traditionally people fasted from rich foods including eggs and dairy so by the time Easter arrived there were a great many eggs that had been collected. Rather than chocolate eggs these real eggs were decorated with dyes. Hunting for these coloured eggs has echoes of Mary Magdalene in the garden, looking for Jesus. ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.’ (John 20:13)

Modern Easter Eggs made from chocolate are a good symbol of the celebratory nature of Easter Morning. Chocolate is a festive food and well suited to feasting after the fasting of Lent. Chocolate Easter Eggs (the hollow ones) remind us of the empty tomb. When we break them open there is an empty space like that of the resurrection. ‘He is not here, for he has been raised.’ (Matthew 28:5)

The Traditional dish for Easter Sunday lunch is roast lamb into which spears of rosemary have been added. Rosemary is a reminder of the bitter herbs mentioned in the book of Exodus – a symbol of the Passover. Lamb is chosen because it reminds us of Jesus – the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Rev. Jo White Easter 2016

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS  - you may join a group at any time

Tuesday at 3.45pm Coffee Palace Yarram; IN RECESS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Second and fourth Tuesday of the month 5.00pm dinner 6.00 pm Won Wron
Thursday at 4.00pm St John’s, Port Albert

Harvest Festival
Sunday 17th April 10.30am at Holy Trinity Yarram
This year we are creating stronger links with our community and the Yarram Community Garden. The Harvest Festival will include a warm welcome to members of the community, a blessing of the fruits of the earth, produce swap table and a community barbecue in the hall and grounds.  


To facilitate fellowship with Jo and Ken there will be a shorter service on Sunday 3rd April. Our next service will be Sunday 17th April when everyone is invited to join in the Harvest Festival at Holy Trinity Yarram followed by a community barbeque in the grounds from about 12noon.

Kids Plus is celebrating the 130 years of GFS with a special activity day and barbeque at The Summit Adventure Centre, Trafalgar East Saturday 30th April 12.30 – 4.00pm. More details on notice board.


Thursday, 10 March 2016

PEW SHEET 13th March

Parish Council meets Wednesday 16th March 4.00pm at the Rectory. If you have any matters you would like to pass on to the Parish Council or any questions you would like answered please speak to a councillor or send a letter to Parish Council. Parish Councillors.
Afternoon Tea and Palm Crosses
You are invited to afternoon tea at 2.30pm at the Rectory next Wednesday 16th March.  We will also make palm crosses for use at our Palm Sunday Services. 

PALM SUNDAY Next Week - Sunday 20th 9.00am St John’s Port Albert and 10.30am Holy Trinity Yarram

Maundy Thursday 24th March 6.00pm Foot Washing and Meal at Holy Trinity Hall – please indicate your intention to attend on the sign-up sheet in the foyer. If you would like to contribute to the meal please add your name and the dish you are planning to bring.

Lenten Studies available
Tuesday at 3.45pm Coffee Palace Yarram
Wednesday following mid-week Holy Communion Vestry at Holy Trinity; Leader Rev Jo
Thursday at 4.00pm St John’s, Port Albert

Morning Prayer During Lent – You are welcome to join Rev Jo as she says Morning Prayer 9.00am Holy Trinity daily during Lent.

ANAM CARA QUIET DAY – Towards Easter a Lenten Reflection Saturday 19th March Holy Trinity Stratford 9.30am – 3.30pm details on notice board
DATES TO KEEP IN MIND as we approach Easter

HOLY WEEK 21 -27 March

  • Wednesday 23rd March 7.30pm Stations of the Cross; Holy Trinity Hall
  • Maundy Thursday 24th March 6.00pm Foot Washing and Meal; Holy Trinity Hall
  • Good Friday 25th March 11.00am Ecumenical Service; Christ Church Tarraville
  • Holy Saturday 26th March 8.30am breakfast for Tarra Festival Floats; Holy Trinity Hall
  • also 26th March 8.00pm Easter Vigil & Lighting of the New Fire; St John’s Port Albert
  • Sunday 27th March 10.30am Easter Service of Holy Communion with reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows; Holy Trinity Yarram

Pastoral Visit of Bishop Kay Goldsworthy 8th May 10.30am Holy Trinity; if you or someone you know would like to take this opportunity for baptism, confirmation or reception into the Anglican Church please speak to Rev. Jo.