Tuesday, 22 November 2016

PEW SHEET 27th November 2016

Advent Wreath at Holy Trinity
ADVENT begins this Sunday Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks ahead to his final advent as judge at the end of time.
Recently heard in the shops were these comments as two women were buying a few Christmas Decorations; ‘Each year I am finding it harder and harder to get that Christmassy feeling.’ ‘These decorations are so cute.’ said her friend as she chose a glass decoration with a sparkly little church inside. This Advent we would like to help you to prepare for Christmas; to invite you to share Advent with us; to join us for The Nine Lessons and Carols or The Community Christmas Carols or Christingle, Midnight Mass or Christmas Day. The Church is the place to get that Christmassy feeling. Each week during Advent we will be lighting another candle on the Advent Wreath, a kind of count-down to Christmas. Do come and share all the joy of anticipation with us.

Yarram Combined Churches Community Christmas Carols Regent Theatre Sunday 11th December 7.30pm please make plans to attend. If you would like to offer assistance with taking up the offering, giving out programs, or reading the scripture please speak to Rev. Jo

Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday 18th December  7.30pm at Holy Trinity
This Traditional evening of readings and carols was first begun by the Dean of Kings College in Cambridge, Eric Milner-White, to involve the people of Cambridge in the great sweep of salvation history. The Nine Lessons begin with the story of Adam’s fall, moving through the prophet Isaiah to the annunciation and birth of Jesus. The church, Holy Trinity Yarram, always looks fabulous for this event with candles and festive lights. The evening will conclude with sparkling refreshments. We hope you will join us for this very special night!

Christmas is Comingthere are number of Christmas Catalogues from various mission agencies on the Mission Table at church including: Tear Australia, Christian Blind Mission, Bible League International, and Anglicare Victoria.
Koorong Christmas Catalogue also has lots of gift ideas for family and friends
Anglicare invites us to purchase gifts for their annual Toy Appeal. You might consider the following: Lego blocks, arts and crafts materials, board games, baby blankets, educational DVD’s, books, clothing, sports equipment, jewellery, gift vouchers, 2017 diaries.
Anglicare asks that all items donated are new and unwrapped. Most gifts given are for younger children so please do not forget to consider gifts for teenagers. Please place your gifts under the tree today until Sunday 18th December.

Christingle Service - St John's Port Albert 7.30pm Christmas Eve family service including; carols, the Christmas Story and making Christingles to take home.

Midnight Mass - Holy Trinity Yarram 11.30pm Christmas Eve followed by sparkling refreshments and Christmas Cake.
Christmas Day - Holy Trinity Yarram 9.00am including Holy Communion

Yarram Group Monday 3.45pm Coffee Palace Yarram
Won Wron Group 2nd/4th Tuesdays 6pm (meal); 7pm for study
The Gospel of John – The Way to True Life a Life Guide Bible Study by Douglas Connelly; there are a number of these booklets available for group or personal study $10 per copy. If you are interested please speak to a Bible Study Leader or Rev. Jo.

Parish Council Meeting 7th December 4.00pm at the Rectory
St John’s Congregational Meeting - Sunday 4th December following a shorter service of Holy Communion

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

PEW SHEET 6th November

Christ Church Tarraville 160th 
Come and celebrate
Sunday 20th November 2016 – Christ the King

  • From 2.00pm Exhibition of Memorabilia with afternoon tea served throughout the afternoon at the historic Tarraville School House.
  • 2.30pm Civic Reception at the church Christ Church Tarraville
  • 5.00pm Evensong with guest preacher The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy 12th Bishop of Gippsland at the church Christ Church Tarraville
HELP IS BEING OFFERED BY Bunning Warehouse Sale, Wellington Shire, Diocesan Archivist Tim Gibson, and Yarram Men’s Shed


We are all hosts for this occasion – hospitality costs include afternoon tea at the School House and sparkling refreshments following Evensong. Please place your donations in the box provided at church.

Planting a tree – as part of these celebrations a tree is to be planted in the grounds. If you would like to donate the tree please contact Rev Jo.


Special choir for Nine Lessons and Carols commences this Tuesday 8th November 7.00pm
You are invited to join the choir that will perform two items and support community singing of well-known Christmas Carols at the annual Nine Lessons and Carols to be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sunday 18th December 7.30pm.
Rehearsals commence Tuesday 8th November 7.00pm at Holy Trinity,Yarram. Your leader is Mr Ken White. Your commitment will be six weeks of rehearsals and the performance. There will also be a rehearsal prior to the performance.
If you would like to join in (no audition required) please contact Rev. Jo - 5182 5117 or pop your name on the list at church.
Parish Annual General Meeting – Sunday November 13th following 10.30am service at Holy Trinity please plan to attend. (The service of worship on this occasion will be shortened to allow more time for the meeting.)  Mrs Catherine Muston - Anglicare will be our guest speaker. A short Congregational Meeting of Holy Trinity to follow this meeting.
The Annual Reports of the Parish of Yarram are available from Sunday 6th November. Please collect your copy in preparation for next week’s AGM.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETS (meeting a week earlier) – Wednesday 9th November 4.00pm at the Rectory.
What's on in the Parish
Sunday 6th November
St John’s
Holy Trinity
All Saints
Sunday 13th November
Holy Trinity
AGM of Parish and Congregational Meeting Holy Trinity
Sunday 20th November
Christ Church
2.00pm onward
160th anniversary of founding of the church visit of Bishop Kay
Sunday 11th Dec.
Holy Trinity
Regent Theatre
Third Sunday in Advent
Combined Churches Community Christmas Carols
Sunday 18th Dec.
St John’s
Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity
Fourth Sunday in Advent

Nine Lessons and Carols
Saturday 24th December

St John’s
Holy Trinity

Christmas Eve
Midnight Mass
Sunday 25th December
Holy Trinity
Christmas Day