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24th and 25th December 2012 (see below for Sunday the 23rd)

CHRISTMAS EVE             
       7pm A Christmas Service for Children
       Piano: Frankie Ward

       11.30pm Christmas Midnight Mass with Carols Celebrant & Preacher: the        Archbishop of Melbourne – Dr Philip Freier
        Piano: Judith Moore
       Christmas Reception to follow the Service

CHRISTMAS DAY          
       10am Eucharist with Carols
        Celebrant and Preacher: The Reverend Noel Whale
       Piano: Frankie Ward

NOTICES

WELCOME
Welcome to Archbishop Philip and Joy Freier.  We are thrilled to have you with us this Christmas Eve, and would like to thank you for your on going practical and  prayerful support of Holy Trinity as it re-establishes its presence in this community.
Welcome also to our many visitors and friends on this Festive Season. 
Please continue to support us and we invite you to join us each Sunday at 10am on our faith journey. 

CHRISTMAS BOWL APPEAL
Please give generously to this annual appeal.  Use the envelopes provided.

ANGLICAN CHURCH CALENDAR
Order forms for the 2013 calendar are on the bench.

MEDITATION GROUP
The Meditation Group will resume on MONDAY 4th February 2012 at 6pm.
Grateful thanks to Jill M. for leading this popular activity.

THANK YOU
To Hugh Daly for the expert restoration of the wooden lectern which is used to hold the Gospel Book.

THANK YOU ALSO…..
For the anonymous gift cheque for $125 received on 13th December.  It will be used for the renovations.

CHURCH DOUBLE GATES
The gates on Bay Street will be open on Sundays to enable churchgoers to enter the church car park from Bay Street as well as Adams Lane.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please remember to save any used postage stamps you may have for ABM – Anglican Board of Missions.
ABM makes a considerable amount of money from used stamps of all kinds & countries.
Box for stamps is on the table.

  ON THE TABLE
Lion Tales- St Marks Community Centre Fitzroy        
Benetas  Brochures
UNHCR  Refugee letter                                           
SPCKA  Brochures
CaSPAN  News - Claremont and Southport Aged Care brochure


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Sunday 23rd December (See above for 24th and 25th)

THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH    

Monday 24th December             CHRISTMAS EVE                                  
       7pm A Christmas Service for Children
       11.30pm Christmas Midnight Mass with the Archbishop of Melbourne

Tuesday 25th December             CHRISTMAS DAY
       10am Christmas Eucharist with Carols especially for families
       Children’s talk at the Christmas Crib – Nativity Scene

Wednesday 26th December        STEPHEN, Deacon & Martyr

Thursday 27th December            JOHN, Apostle & Evangelist

Friday 28th December                HOLY INNOCENTS

NOTICES
ADVENT
Advent is a penitential season, the preparation for the great festival of Christmas.  The Gloria is not said or sung, generally the second sentences where provided  are used.  The Preparation, Prayer of Approach, Confession  & Absolution are in the middle of the liturgy.  The Third Thanksgiving Prayer is used, as are additional prayers and anthems on Page 145f.  The liturgical colour is Purple, and the general atmosphere is restrained and devotional.  There are no flowers in Advent and the Advent Candle reminds us of the preparatory aspect of the season.

CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY
Monday 24th December Christmas Eve @7pm: Children’s Christmas Service
@ 11.30pm: Procession, Blessing of the Crib, Eucharist with Carols
The Archbishop of Melbourne will Preside and Preach
A Christmas Reception will follow the Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day @ 10am: Eucharist & Carols

THANK YOU
To Hugh Daly for the expert restoration of the wooden lectern which is used to hold the Gospel Book.

THANK YOU ALSO…..
For the anonymous gift cheque for $125 received on 13th December.  It will be used for the renovations.

CHURCH DOUBLE GATES
The gates on Bay Street will be open on Sundays to enable churchgoers to enter the church car park from Bay Street as well as Adams Lane.

NEW WAFER BOX
A new wafer box has been given by Leigh Johns in thanksgiving for his daughter Mietta’s Confirmation.  The wafer box will be blessed at the 10am service next Sunday. Many thanks to Leigh for this very helpful gift.

CHRISTMAS BOWL APPEAL
Please give generously to this annual appeal.  Use the envelopes provided.

ANGLICAN CHURCH CALENDAR
Order forms for the 2013 calendar are on the bench.

MEDITATION GROUP
The Meditation Group will resume on MONDAY 4th February 2012 at 6pm.
Grateful thanks to Jill Mahar for leading this popular activity

ABM PEW REFLECTIONS - The Fourth Sunday of Advent
In today’s readings, particularly the Gospel and Micah, we are told about how God uses insignificant things or people to do significant things. The town of Bethlehem and Mary were not notable but through them the Saviour entered the human scene, thereby showing that God is ready to use anyone as long as they are faithful, available and trusted. He is the God who turns zeroes into heroes.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH 16th December, 2012   
Thursday 20th December           
        9.15am Morning Prayer
       10.15am Building Committee Meeting to consider parish project
       5.15pm Evening Prayer
Friday 21st December               
       9.15am Morning Prayer
       5.15pm Evening Prayer
        6.30pm Carols in the Courtyard

NOTICES
ADVENT
Advent is a penitential season, the preparation for the great festival of Christmas.  The Gloria is not said or sung, generally the second sentences where provided  are used.  The Preparation, Prayer of Approach, Confession  & Absolution are in the middle of the liturgy.  The Third Thanksgiving Prayer is used, as are additional prayers and anthems on Page 145f.  The liturgical colour is Purple, and the general atmosphere is restrained and devotional.  There are no flowers in Advent and the Advent Candle reminds us of the preparatory aspect of the season.

CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY
Tonight
Sunday 16th December
      @ 6pm: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Monday 24th December Christmas Eve
      @7pm: Children’s Christmas Service
      @ 11.30pm: Procession, Blessing of the Crib, Eucharist with Carols
      The Archbishop of Melbourne will Preside and Preach
      A Christmas Reception will follow the Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day
      @ 10am: Eucharist & Carols

CHURCH DOUBLE GATES
The gates on Bay Street will be open on Sundays to enable churchgoers to enter the church car park from Bay Street as well as Adams Lane.

CAROLS IN THE COURTYARD
Community Christmas carols will be sung in the Bay Street Church courtyard from 6.30pm on FRIDAY 21st December, led by Kieran Crichton.

NEW WAFER BOX
A new wafer box has been given by Leigh J. in thanksgiving for his daughter Mietta’s Confirmation.  The wafer box will be blessed at the 10am service next Sunday. Many thanks to Leigh for this very helpful gift.

CHRISTMAS BOWL APPEAL
Please give generously to this annual appeal.  Use the envelopes provided.

ANGLICAN CHURCH CALENDAR
Order forms for the 2013 calendar are on the bench.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND OPP SHOP CHIC
The Sausage Sizzle and Op Shop Chic will have a break in January and will resume on 9th February 2013.
Thank you to all who have supported these two profitable fundraisers.

MEDITATION GROUP
The Meditation Group will resume on MONDAY 4th February 2012 at 6pm.
Grateful thanks to Jill M. for leading this popular activity.

TMA (The Melbourne Anglican)
TMA is now available.  This issue includes:
      A profile of Justin Welby, the newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbuy.
      News of Melbourne Archdeacon Alison Taylor’s appointment as Queensland’s first woman bishop. 
      Responses to the failed bid to have women bishops in the UK;
       An interview with actor Martin Sheen, star of the recent film ‘The Way’ - in which he talks about life, faith and what he’s learned on the journey.” 
                                                                   
ON THE TABLE
       Lion Tales- St Marks Community Centre Fitzroy          
       Benetas  Brochures
       UNHCR  Refugee letter                                              
      SPCKA  Brochures


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH 9th December, 2012   
Thursday 13th December           
        9.15am Morning Prayer
        5.15pm Evening Prayer
Friday 14th December               
        9.15am Morning Prayer
        5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
ADVENT
Advent is a penitential season, the preparation for the great festival of Christmas.  The Gloria is not said or sung, generally the second sentences where provided  are used.  The Preparation, Prayer of Approach, Confession  & Absolution are in the middle of the liturgy.  The Third Thanksgiving Prayer is used, as are additional prayers and anthems on Page 145f.  The liturgical colour is Purple, and the general atmosphere is restrained and devotional.  There are no flowers in Advent and the Advent Candle reminds us of the preparatory aspect of the season.

CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY
Sunday 16th December @ 6pm:
        Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Monday 24th December Christmas Eve @7pm:
        Children’s Christmas Service
@ 11.30pm:
        Procession, Blessing of the Crib, Eucharist with Carols
        The Archbishop of Melbourne will Preside and Preach
        A Christmas Reception will follow the Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day @ 10am:
        Eucharist & Carols

THE VESTRY
The members of the new Vestry 2012/13 are reminded that they will meet for the first time on SUNDAY 16th December 2012 at 11.30am after the Eucharist & Morning Tea.  There is procedural business to be completed and the meeting dates for the forthcoming year need to be confirmed. New members are reminded that apologies for non attendance are required.

RENOVATIONS – PROGRESS REPORT
The required documentation for the Diocese Building Committee, the Port Philip Council and the Heritage Office has been completed. The five costed projects that  were approved by the Vestry are with the builder - Ray Badilita, the Project Manager - John Brand, the Archdeacon - Ray McInnes and the Property Officer. We have a total of $30,000 available to complete the five projects of Phase 2 and we thank God for the blessings given and the good will and prayers of so many.  We pray that the work will commence post haste!

HOLY TRINITY PIANIST - DOROTHEA BAKER
Has been appointed to a regular organist position in Melbourne and is now unable to play the piano for the Eucharist each month. We are most grateful to Dorothea and her mother Sue for the dedicated service that they have given to Holy Trinity this year and we say thank you with our prayers good wishes and God ‘s rich blessings.

THANK YOU
To Bishop Paul and all who contributed to our 3pm Eucharist with Confirmation and Baptism last Sunday.  It was a great success and your support gave encouragement to those who were confirmed and baptized.

A MESSAGE FROM CHERYL
To Dear Noel and Holy Trinity parishioners, 
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful support, love, encouragement and celebration last Sunday (Confirmation service).  It was such a special day. I feel so incredibly fortunate and blessed to have found such a lovely faith community and thank-you to you all with all my heart for making me feel so welcome.
I look forward to seeing you all next Sunday.  Love and hugs – Cheryl.

TMA (The Melbourne Anglican)
TMA is now available on the front table.  


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH  2nd December, 2012
  
Thursday 6th December  
           9.15am Morning Prayer
          11am Visit of the Archbishop & Senior Staff Meeting
          5.15pm Evening Prayer
          7pm Deanery Clergy Break Up Dinner

Friday 7th December      
          9.15am Morning Prayer
          5.15pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 8th December 
          10am – 3pm: Christmas Market in Church grounds

NOTICES

ADVENT
Advent is a penitential season, the preparation for the great festival of Christmas.  The Gloria is not said or sung, generally the second sentences where provided  are used.  The Preparation, Prayer of Approach, Confession  & Absolution are in the middle of the liturgy. 
The Third Thanksgiving Prayer is used, as are additional prayers and anthems on Page 145f.  The liturgical colour is Purple, and the general atmosphere is restrained and devotional. 
There are no flowers in Advent and the Advent Candle reminds us of the preparatory aspect of the season.

WELCOME
To Bishop Paul White our Regional Bishop and friend - supporter and encourager, to the Eucharist with Confirmation and Baptism at 3pm TODAY.
Bishop Paul is very pleased with the progress that Holy Trinity Port Melbourne is making as it endeavours to become once again a major parish in its own right; and a worthy witness to God’s love in this building - so well positioned on Bay Street and a vital part of the community of Port Melbourne.

WELCOME ALSO
To our many friends and visitors who come to support the baptism and confirmation candidates.  We invite you to join us as we rebuild the church family of Holy Trinity.

CHRISTMAS AT HOLY TRINITY
Sunday 16th December @ 6pm: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Monday 24th December Christmas Eve @7pm: Children’s Christmas Service
         @ 11.30pm: Procession, Blessing of the Crib, Eucharist with Carols
          The Archbishop of Melbourne will Preside and Preach
           A Christmas Reception will follow the Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day @ 10am: Eucharist & Carols

THE VESTRY
The members of the new Vestry 2012/13 are reminded that they will meet for the first time on SUNDAY 16th December 2012 at 11.30am after the Eucharist & Morning Tea.  There is procedural business to be completed and the meeting dates for the forthcoming year need to be confirmed.
New members are reminded that apologies for non attendance are required.

CONGRATULATIONS
To Hugh D. on his 60th birthday TODAY.
MANY HAPPY RETURNS from your family at Holy Trinity

RENOVATIONS – PROGRESS REPORT
The required documentation for the Diocese Building Committee, the Port Philip Council and the Heritage Office has been completed.
The five costed projects that  were approved by the Vestry are with the builder - Ray B., the Project Manager - John B., the Archdeacon - Ray McInnes and the Property Officer.
We have a total of $30,000 available to complete the five projects of Phase 2 and we thank God for the blessings given and the good will and prayers of so many.  We pray that the work will commence post haste!

HOLY TRINITY PIANIST - DOROTHEA B.
Has been appointed to a regular organist position in Melbourne and is now unable to play the piano for the Eucharist each month.
We are most grateful to Dorothea and her mother Sue for the dedicated service that they have given to Holy Trinity this year and we say thank you with our prayers good wishes and God ‘s rich blessings.

JANUARY TO MARCH CHURCH ROSTER
Anna-Marie McG. is now drawing up the next roster for Jan-Mar 2013, so could you please let her know if you are not available for some of this period. A reminder that it is each individual's responsibility to swap with someone else if they can't meet their roster commitment.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH                                                           
Monday 26th November             6pm Meditation Group

Thursday 29th November            9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer
5pm – 9pm Late night shopping in Bay Street
Sausage Sizzle from 5pm

Friday 30th November                ANDREW Apostle and Martyr
9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
As a result of the Parish Annual Meeting held last Sundy, the following people were elected and appointed to serve for the year ahead.
Churchwardens:       Debra K., Jill M., Keith R.
Vestrymembers:       Hugh D., Jasmine G., Chrissa K., Lorraine K., Shane M., Susan R., Susana S., Frankie W., Carolanne W.
Parish members of the Incumbency Committee (part): Jill M., Barbara O.

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING PAPERS
Copies of the Treasurer’s Report and Associate Priest’s Report are available from the table.

THANK YOU
A huge thank you to Robin and Bruce T. for helping to establish the lavender walk in the garden bed along side the path in the church courtyard.  Members of the parish are encouraged to look after the garden and water the plants during the hot weather when passing the church so the plants can get established.

AUSTRALIAN CHURCH CALENDAR
Order form for the 2013 calendar is on the bench.

LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN BAY STREET –
THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER: 5PM TO 9PM
This evening has been planned by the Port Melbourne Traders’ Association and we have been asked to run our Sausage Sizzle from 5pm on that day.  Offers of help are required to make it possible - list on the bench.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE WITH BAPTISMS NEXT SUNDAY
Bishop Paul White our Regional Bishop will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at 3pm on SUNDAY 2nd December 2012. Please note that the 10am Eucharist WILL be held that day.

JANUARY TO MARCH CHURCH ROSTER
Anna-Marie McG. is now drawing up the next roster for Jan-Mar 2013, so could you please let her know if you are not available for some of this period. A reminder that it is each individual's responsibility to swap with someone else if they can't meet their roster commitment.

ON THE TABLE


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH                                                           
Monday 19th November             6pm Meditation Group

Thursday 22nd November           9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 23rd November                9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer
6pm Confirmation Class

Saturday 24th November            11am Sausage Sizzle & Op Shop Chic

NOTICES

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUCCESSFUL FETE!
We raised $4516 which was a fantastic effort! The stalls provided as follows:
Plants $429, Books $508, Trash’nTreasure $1128, Cakes $642, Face Painting $100, Clothes $900, Sausage Sizzle $760, Donations $50.
Please give Noel Whale the details of any people who need to be thanked for their contribution to such a successful day.

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
The Parish Annual meeting will be held TODAY - Sunday 18th November 2012 at 11.30am.  Do please try and stay for this important meeting.

LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN BAY STREET –
THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER: 5PM TO 9PM
This evening has been planned by the Port Melbourne Traders’ Association and we have been asked to run our Sausage Sizzle from 5pm on that day.  Offers of help are required to make it possible - list on the bench.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE
Bishop Paul White our Regional Bishop will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at 3pm on SUNDAY 2nd December 2012. Please note that the 10am Eucharist WILL be held that day.

SOUTHPORT UNITING CARE
SPUC needs your help in December - see notice board for details.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.

12. Each One Teach One
Share what you learn to do well.  Conduct workshops in the district.  Mentor smaller congregations.  Spread the word, and offer your congregation as a resource to others who are eager to establish themselves as radically hospitable and welcoming to newcomers.

ABM PEW REFLECTIONS – Sunday November 18th 2012
The story of Hannah in 1 Samuel is quite a remarkable one and gives many insights on a number of issues. But let us for today reflect on the significance of ‘being in the presence of God’. Hannah was a troubled person for having not had a child and the situation worsened because she was bullied by her husband’s other wife who herself had children. This story is very much unlike the story of Ruth and Naomi, save for the fact that Hannah’s husband, Elkanah, loved her to bits and supported her despite her barren condition. Instead of being angry with God, or cursing her day of marriage, or the day she was born, or asking God to punish her rival who tormented her, Hannah simply drew closer to God and poured her heart in prayer. Her silent prayer became a great source of strength, and she went back home as a transformed person.
Pray that when we face difficult and challenging situations we may find courage and strength to be in God’s presence, and that at all times we may strive to be sensitive to those who face difficulty and upsetting experiences.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH                                                           
Monday 12th November             6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 13th November             6pm AGM Port Melbourne Business Association

Thursday 15th November            9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 16th November                9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer
6pm Confirmation Class

Saturday 17th November            10am Confirmation Class

THANK YOU!!
Thank you to all who contributed to the successful fete held yesterday.  Details of the stall proceeds will be published next Sunday.

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting will be held next Sunday 18th November 2012 at 11.30am.  The parish accounts and reports will be presented at the AGM.

NOMINATION FORMS
Nomination forms for the election of 2 Churchwardens, 9 Vestry Members and 2 Members of the Parish Incumbency Committee are available from the table.

THE MELBOURNE ANGLICAN
The November edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) is now available. This issue includes:

SOUTHPORT UNITING CARE
SPUC needs your help in December - see notice board for details.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.
11.  Maintain Outreach
Outreach is communication with the larger community outside the congregation.  Outreach is all the programs, communications, invitations, witnesses and ministry where persons who are not from the congregation encounter your church.  Many of the speakers, classes, fundraisers, and services to community should be open to the public.  The congregation should cultivate a public presence and be known to stand for liberal religious values.  When members of the larger community think of your congregation, will they:

ON THE TABLE
Australian Institute of Family Counseling – brochures      Eternity Magazine
Australian Christian Home Schooling brochure                Anglicare Annual Report
Anglican Overseas Aid brochure & letter


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH                                                           
Monday 5th November               6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 6th November              Melbourne Cup Day

Thursday 8th November             9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 9th November                  9.15am Morning Prayer
11.00am Deanery Meeting @ St Silas Albert Park
Fete preparation all day and evening
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 10th November            Parish Fete: 10am to 3pm

NOTICES

MEETING TODAY AFTER MORNING TEA
The Vestry Members are requested to meet briefly today after the service.

FETE COMMITTEE
The fete committee will have a final meeting after Morning Tea this morning.  All members and other interested people are encouraged to attend.

FETE November 10th – 1 week to go!!!!!
The final push is on!!  Bric-a-brac, books, clothes – all needed!!!  Plates available today for cakes, slices and biscuits.  We need all the enthusiasm you can generate!!!!!  Please consider how you can help – NOW!

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday 18th November 2012 at 11.30am.  The parish accounts and reports will be presented at the AGM.

NOMINATION FORMS
Nomination forms for the election of 2 Churchwardens, 9 Vestry Members and 2 Members of the Parish Incumbency Committee are available from the table.

THE MELBOURNE ANGLICAN
The November edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) is now available.

DEFENCE SUNDAY
Defence Sunday will be held on Remembrance Day – 11th November.  Please pray for the members of the Australlian Defence Force and their Chaplains.

ENNEAGRAM RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND
This weekend will be held at the Benedictine Priory Camperdown 8th & 9th of December.  See Notice Board for details.

SOUTHPORT UNITING CARE
Need your help in December see notice board for details.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS (See Full List Here)
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.
10. Involve New Members
Doing a good job of welcoming people in the front door is meaningless if they drift out the back door.  Members need help belonging, finding ways to get involved, and meeting other members.  In all programs, new members should have reserved spots and be recruited to participate.  Small group ministry (covenant groups), classes, discussion groups, circle suppers, picnics, committees and board should all have opportunities for new members where both the input of “fresh eyes” and the opportunity to meet the congregation intersect.  This involvement incorporates the new members into the life of the congregation, providing support in the transition that is part of moving into membership.  Congregations that understand the transition and continue their intentional welcoming beyond the moment of “signing the book” will find that their members stay with them and become involved at much greater rates than congregations without a membership plan.

ON THE TABLE
Australian Institute of Family Counseling – brochures      Eternity Magazine
Australian Christian Home Schooling brochure                Anglicare Annual Report
Anglican Overseas Aid brochure & letter


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH                                                           
Monday 29th October                6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 30th October                7pm Study Series – “Marked for Life”

Thursday 1st November             All Saints Day
9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 2nd November                 All Souls Day
9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP
This morning to Bishop James Grant - a great supporter of Holy Trinity, as it works to re-establish the church on Bay Street in Port Melbourne.  Bishop Grant has been a keen observer of Holy Trinity for many years and is a wonderful encourager of this faith community.  He is also a life long mentor of the Associate Priest (from the age of 17 years!).

THANKYOU
To the locum priest last Sunday - The Reverend Graham Reynolds.

WELCOME
To Cr Janet Bolitho who is attending Holy Trinity today. This gives us an opportunity to say thank you to Janet for her encouragement and constant support of Holy Trinity Port Melbourne over the years and to thank her for her commitment to the community of Port Melbourne as a City of Port Philip Councilor for the past 7 years.
We wish her well in her endeavours as we pray for the newly elected councilors.

WANTED
The parish needs a steam iron, ironing board and a toaster.  Please see Noel if you can help.

‘CHIC’ AND YOU SHALL FIND
Now collecting good quality clothes, shoes, bags, gloves, ties etc.
Anything that is in good condition would be most welcome.
**NB**  This is separate to our November fete.  It will be ongoing in conjunction with the sausage sizzle every second Saturday.
Please see Chrissa for more information and availability to help.

TOGETHER IN SONG
Would you like to give a copy of the new hymn book ‘Together in Song’ as a memorial to a departed family member or friend? The cost is $40 each and a bookplate will be pasted inside the front cover of the book with the details of the gift inscribed.
List on the table.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS (See Full List Here)
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.

9. Follow Up
Following up with visitors should be standard practice in all congregations.  Typically, you will need to send a note within 48 hours.  This practice coincides with research findings that most visitors will plan whether or not to attend a church on Wednesday.  Most congregations send these notes only after a first visit, but newcomers may appreciate a different type of note or card after second visits as well.  The initial notes should not come from the minister but from a layperson. In general, visitors feel that notes from laypersons are more genuine.  Beyond receiving a note, visitors most likely to return will positively regard a call from a member on Wednesday or Thursday; someone the visitor has met is best.

FETE November 10th – 2 weeks to go!!!!!
The final push is on!!  Bric-a-brac, books, clothes – all needed!!!  Plates available today for cakes, slices and biscuits.  We need all the enthusiasm you can generate!!!!!  Please consider how you can help.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH    
Monday 22nd October         6pm Meditation Group
Tuesday 23rd  October        7pm Study Series – “Marked for Life”
Saturday 27th October         Sausage Sizzle



WELCOME!
Welcome to the Reverend Graham Reynolds who is leading our worship this morning while Noel has a week off.  Graham will also preach during the 10am service.

DEANERY EVENSONG
This is an opportunity to gather as a Deanery of Port Philip at Christ Church St Kilda TONIGHT at 6pm. Let’s make sure that Holy Trinity is well represented.  There will be a farewell presentation to Father Jim Minchin as he retires at the end of the year.

THANKYOU
To all who supported the Degustation Dinner on October 12th, especially Jasmine G., Franky S. and Hugh D. for their great effort and skill in catering for the event and looking after the diners on the night!  The dinner raised $1524 towards the kitchen renovations.

WANTED
The parish needs a steam iron, ironing board and a toaster.  Please see Noel if you can help.

‘CHIC’ AND YOU SHALL FIND
Now collecting good quality clothes, shoes, bags, gloves, ties etc.
Anything that is in good condition would be most welcome.
NB This is separate to our November fete.  It will be ongoing in conjunction with the sausage sizzle every second Saturday.
Please see Chrissa for more information and availability to help.

TOGETHER IN SONG
Would you like to give a copy of the new hymn book ‘Together in Song’ as a memorial to a departed family member or friend? The cost is $40 each and a bookplate will be pasted inside the front cover of the book with the details of the gift inscribed.
List on the table.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS (See Full List Here)
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.
8. Ask Visitors to Come Again
Visitors report that the single act of a member inviting them to return is a powerful incentive – but there is one caveat.  If the visitor returns and the person who invited them is present but does not say hello, it causes disillusionment in the visitor.  The visitor quite rightly concludes that the person extending the invitation did not mean it sincerely.  So in asking visitors to return, members must make notes and do what it takes to recognise returnees.  A simple “How nice to see you again” will make the difference.  Another very welcoming option is to invite a newcomer (someone who has visited more than once) to a church event as your guest.  You could even pick the visitor up and bring him or her to the church with you.

FETE November 10th – 3 weeks to go!!!!!


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH    
Monday 15th October                         6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 16th October                        7pm Study Series

Wednesday 17th October                  ‘Ride to Work Day’
Breakfast in church courtyard provided by PMBA
7pm Diocesan Service & Synod

Thursday 18th October                       Luke Evangelist & Martyr
9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer
7pm Diocesan Synod

Friday 19th October                             9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer
7pm Diocesan Synod

Saturday 20th October                        10am Diocesan Synod

DEANERY EVENSONG
This is an opportunity to gather as a Deanery of Port Philip at Christ Church St Kilda on SUNDAY 21st October at 6pm. Let’s make sure that Holy Trinity is well represented.  There will be a farewell presentation to Father Jim Minchin as he retires at the end of the year.

DIOCESAN SYNOD
Meets on Wednesday 17th October and following at St Paul’s Cathedral.  Please remember Barbara O. - our Synod Representative, as she attends Synod on our behalf.

WANTED
The parish needs a steam iron, ironing board and a toaster.  Please see Noel if you can help.

FIRST WOMAN ELECTED CHAIR OF ANGLICAN NATIONAL INDIGENOUS BODY
The Revd Gloria Shipp, from the Gamilaroi tribe in New South Wales, has been elected Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council by members at their Annual Gathering in Brisbane.  The full article can be read on Anglican Media Melbourne’s website.

 ‘CHIC’ AND YOU SHALL FIND
Now collecting good quality clothes, shoes, bags, gloves, ties etc.
Anything that is in good condition would be most welcome.
NB This is separate to our November fete.  It will be ongoing in conjunction with the sausage sizzle every second Saturday.
Please see Chrissa for more information and availability to help.

TOGETHER IN SONG
Would you like to give a copy of the new hymn book ‘Together in Song’ as a memorial to a departed family member or friend? The cost is $40 each and a bookplate will be pasted inside the front cover of the book with the details of the gift inscribed.
List on the table.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS (See Full List Here)
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.

7.  Follow the Rule of the Two Tens
Research has shown that the first and second most important times in determining whether a visitor will return are, respectively, the ten minutes just after the service and the ten minutes just before the service.  It is at these times that most visitors expect welcomes, introductions, conversation and graciousness.  Visitors who are not invited into conversation with members are unlikely to return.

FETE November 10th 4 weeks to go!!!!!


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH 7th October 2012                                                           
Monday 8th October                  Term 4 begins
                                               6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 9th October                  7pm Study Series

Thursday 11th October               9.15am Morning Prayer
                                               5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 12th October                   9.15am Morning Prayer
                                               5.15pm Evening Prayer
                                               7pm Degustation dinner

Saturday 13th October               11am Sausage Sizzle                                     5pm Installation of the Dean of St Pauls Cathedral

THANKYOU
To Peter B the bookbinder, for repairing the dilapidated Baptism Register.  This register dates from 1934 and is still in use.  It is a very important historical record and we are most grateful to Peter for his skill and generous gift to the parish.

DEGUSTATION DINNER
This fundraising event is this FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2012 @ 7pm in the church!  Six courses with wine - all included.  Tickets - $60 each.  A raffle will also be held during the evening.  See Noel or Jasmine for more details.
STOP PRESS: ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT!!

‘CHIC’ AND YOU SHALL FIND
Now collecting good quality clothes, shoes, bags, gloves, ties etc.
Anything that is in good condition would be most welcome.
NB This is separate to our November fete.  It will be ongoing in conjunction with the sausage sizzle every second Saturday.
Please see Chrissa for more information and availability to help.

TOGETHER IN SONG
Would you like to give a copy of the new hymn book ‘Together in Song’ as a memorial to a departed family member or friend? The cost is $40 each and a bookplate will be pasted inside the front cover of the book with the details of the gift inscribed.
List on the table.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS
6.  Make Every Member a Host
After newcomers pass the initial greeter, they are at the mercy of the congregation.  Whether or not newcomers see themselves as responsible for continuing the practice of hospitality is what determines most whether a visitor will return.  Members should introduce themselves to their new neighbours before the service.  Then they should invite and offer to escort any newcomer to coffee and make at least one introduction of an existing member to newcomers.

SAUSAGE SIZZLES
$4475 has been raised since we began this fundraiser on 10th March 2012! Congratulations to all for the great effort which has helped with the renovations.

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CHOIR
Will perform at St Paul’s Canterbury on SUNDAY 14th October 2012 at 3pm.
Tickets: $25 from Noel Whale.  All proceeds to Nungalinya College Darwin.

TMA  (The Melbourne Anglican)
The October issue of TMA is now available on the front table. This issue includes:
• Coverage of the debate about the Sydney Diocese’s proposed new wedding vows.
• A report of a launch by former Federal Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner of a new study into the theology of ageing, by Canon Dr Stephen Ames, which considers the theological issues posed by a longer old age.

ON THE TABLE
SPCKA brochure                    TEAR News
Benetas spring newsletter       Imagine - Anglicare magazine
Ridley report                          Bible Society brochures
MAF news                              Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ Recital Program


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH 30th September 2012                                                      
Thursday 4th OctoberFrancis of Assissi
9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 5th October
9.15am Morning Prayer
1pm Wedding: Peter Bourke & Kirsti Williamson                                     5.15pm Evening Prayer

DEGUSTATION DINNER
This fundraising event will be held on FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2012 @ 7pm in the church.  Six courses with wine - all included.  Tickets - $60 each.  A raffle will also be held during the evening.
NB Only 25 places – a list for names and payment is on the table.  See Noel or Jasmine for more details. 
STOP PRESS: ONLY 10 PLACES LEFT!!

THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS
A collectors’ exhibition of maritime art, 5th – 31st October at 717 Flinders Street.
See Notice Board for details.

GREETINGS FROM DUBLIN
An email from Emma G. on the notice board.

MEDITATION GROUP AND STUDY GROUP
Neither of these groups will meet during the school holidays.  They will both resume in the week beginning Monday 8th October.

FETE NEWS – November 10th     WHAT YOU CAN BE DOING NOW!!!

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.
5.  Speak the language of Newcomers
Services are often filled (cluttered) with announcements, requests for volunteers, and inside jokes where only first names are used and everyone is expected to know acronyms.  Screen all announcements with an awareness of visitor comfort and understanding.

SAUSAGE SIZZLES
$4475 has been raised since we began this fundraiser on 10th March 2012! Congratulations to all for the great effort which has helped with the renovations.

THE UPPER ROOM
Dr Janet Scarfe -  “Preachers, Prophets and Heretics: Twenty Years of the Ordination of Women”.  TUESDAY 2nd October - 6:00pm for 6:30pm.  Upper Room - Café Continental Albert Park.  See Notice Board for more details.

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CHOIR
Will perform at St Paul’s Canterbury on SUNDAY 14th October 2012 at 3pm.
Tickets: $25 from Noel Whale.  All proceeds to Nungalinya College Darwin.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH 23rd September 2012
Thursday 27th September
9.15am Morning Prayer 5.15pm Evening Prayer
Friday 28th September 9.15am Morning Prayer 5.15pm Evening Prayer
Saturday 29th September Michael & All Angels

DEGUSTATION DINNER This fundraising event will be held on FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2012 @ 7pm in the church. Six courses with wine - all included. Tickets - $60 each. A raffle will also be held during the evening.
NB Only 25 places – a list for names and payment is on the table. See Noel or Jasmine for more details.

MEDITATION GROUP AND STUDY GROUP
Neither of these groups will meet during the school holidays. They will both resume in the week beginning Monday 8th October.

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CHOIR
Will perform at St Paul’s Canterbury on SUNDAY 14th October 2012 at 3pm.
Tickets: $25 from Noel Whale. All proceeds to Nungalinya College Darwin.

FETE NEWS – Saturday November 10th
• Start potting up plants now! Herbs, vegetables & succulents sell well. Use plastic pots only.
• Consider any small items you could donate to the children’s lucky dip. See Lorraine
• Look through your wardrobe for items of clothing in good condition that are not needed any more.
• Start looking through your favourite recipes for items to make and bake for the cake stall. More information on packaging in October.

‘CHIC’ AND YOU SHALL FIND Now collecting good quality clothes, shoes, bags, gloves, ties etc.
Anything that is in good condition would be most welcome.
NB This is separate to our November fete. It will be ongoing in conjunction with the sausage sizzle every second Saturday.
Please see Chrissa for more information and availability to help.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.
4. See As A Visitor Does
The appearance of your church reflects the value the religious community places on its members. Dusty corners, drab or peeling paint, broken fixtures, and cluttered corners say, “What happens here must not be very important”. Today’s church seeker feels most at home in a church that is most like where he or she works and receives other services. Select a task force of self-identified “neat freaks” to identify problem areas, plan better out-of-sight storage and select spots for paint or repair. Make an annual date when all members stay after service to clean and repair. Have a party at the end. Above all, make sure the entrance to church facilities sends a message of warmth, cleanliness, and taking church seriously.

CARMELITE CENTRE (Middle Park)
In October look out for:
• An Introduction to Luke’s Gospel with Hugh Brown O Carm – Thursday 18th October, 7pm. • A Gala Evening of Hope: the fundraising ball for the children of East Timor. • Focus and Discipline – Lessons from Don Bradman, an evening with Kevin Mooney as he explores the lessons and legacy of Don Bradman.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH 16th September 2012                                                      
Monday 17th September            6pm Meditation Group

Thursday 20th September           9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 21st September               Term 3 ends
9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 22nd September          11am Sausage Sizzle Team 1 NRW         

WI FI INTERNET CONNECTION
Thanks to Keith R., Wi-Fi is now available in the church for members of the congregation to use for parish business.  Please contact Keith for the password.

DEGUSTATION DINNER
This fundraising event will be held on FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2012 @ 7pm in the church.  Six courses with wine - all included.  Tickets - $60 each.  A raffle will also be held during the evening.
NB Only 25 places – a list for names and payment is on the table.  See Noel or Jasmine for more details.

“TOGETHER IN SONG”
Please give a copy of this hymn book to the parish as a memorial to a loved one.  $40 each.  List on the table.

‘CHIC’ AND YOU SHALL FIND
Now collecting good quality clothes, shoes, bags, gloves, ties etc.
Anything that is in good condition would be most welcome.
NB This is separate to our November fete.  It will be ongoing in conjunction with the sausage sizzle every second Saturday.
Please see Chrissa for more information and availability to help.

SAUSAGE SIZZLES
$4023 has been raised since we began this fundraiser on 10th March 2012! Congratulations to all for the great effort which has helped with the renovations.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS
Please think about each of the twelve steps as they appear in the Pew Sheet each week and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.
3. Send “Welcome” Signals
Many newcomers have never belonged to any church community before.  Do not presume they know what to do or where to go.  Greeters should be in place and ready to say hello to everyone, paying particular attention to those they do not recognize.  Greeters should offer orders of service and explain that “this paper tells you about today’s service”.  They should also invite newcomers to stay for coffee and conversation.

ON THE TABLE

CARMELITE CENTRE (Middle Park) -
Tuesday 18 September 7.30 – 9.00 pm                                            
The Good Book Club
Discuss books with spiritual meaning. Bring your own copy of Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now, for discussion. Conveners: Richard Goss and Bernie Bicknell
In: the Carmelite Library. Cost $5

Wednesday 19 September 7-9 pm    
The Carmelite Way Pilgrimage – Information Evening
An evening for those interested in doing our November Pilgrimage through the Yarra Valley.
In: O’Connor Pilkington


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH - 9th September 2012                                                      
Monday 10th September            6pm Meditation Group

Thursday 13th September           9.15am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 14th September               9.15am Morning Prayer
10.30am Deanery Meeting at St Luke’s South Melb
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
A book for prayers, intercessions and requests is now available at the church entrance for all to use.
OP SHOP CHIC
Op Shop Chic is ready to open as soon as stock is available.  Please donate your good quality clothes that you no longer wear – also other good quality items.  See Chrissa for more details.
 “MARKED FOR LIFE” – SHARING AND DISCUSSION TIME
This group will recommence on TUESDAY 25th September 2012 at 7pm.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE HYMNS?
From the Australian Hymn Book (blue book) - give the hymn number and first line to Noel Whale so as they can be sung at the 10am Eucharist.  List on the table.
PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES
Weekly giving envelopes for the year are now available from Noel Whale.  Please use these to help with your systematic giving to the parish.
SAUSAGE SIZZLES
$3753 has been raised since we began this fundraiser on 10th March 2012. Congratulations to all for the great effort which has helped with the renovations.
CONFIRMATION
Bishop Paul White will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2012 at 3pm. Candidates for Confirmation are welcome - list on the table.
THE UPPER ROOM
Dr Janet Scarfe -  “Preachers, Prophets and Heretics: Twenty Years of the Ordination of Women”.  TUESDAY 2nd October - 6:00pm for 6:30pm.  Upper Room - Café Continental Albert Park.  See Notice Board for more details.
CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS
2. INVITE PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Researchers have found an amazing statistic about who will come to your congregation.  They have learned that when friends or acquaintances ask a person to come with them to a service, about 90% of persons without a church home will do so then or sometime in the future.  Yes, that is nine out of ten persons.  Therefore, based on the research if each member invited three persons a year to a congregation with a good membership program, one of the three would become a member.
TMA
The September issue of TMA (The Melbourne Anglican) is now available.
FETE – DATE CHANGE AGAIN!
The Parish Fete will be held on SATURDAY 10th November 2012 from 10am - 3pm in the Church Grounds.  List of stalls and activities with convenors on the table.  Start your preparation now!
ON THE TABLE
CaSPA News – Community newsletter of Southport Aged Care
Brotherhood of St Lawrence Spring newsletter
Anglican Overseas Aid  – September newsletter


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Sunday 2nd September 2012

THANK YOU FROM NOEL Thank you for the birthday celebrations last Sunday - it was very generous of the congregation to remember me. I appreciated the morning tea and cake and the card with such kind words.

FETE The Parish Fete will be held on SATURDAY 10th November 2012 from 10am - 3pm in the Church Grounds. List of stalls and activities with convenors on the table. Start your preparation now!

“MARKED FOR LIFE” – SHARING AND DISCUSSION TIME
This group will recommence on TUESDAY 25th September 2012 at 7pm.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE HYMNS?
From the Australian Hymn Book (blue book) - give the hymn number and first line to Noel Whale so as they can be sung at the 10am Eucharist. List on the table.

PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES Weekly giving envelopes for the year are now available from Noel Whale. Please use these to help with your systematic giving to the parish.

SAUSAGE SIZZLES $3753 has been raised since we began this fundraiser on 10th March 2012. Congratulations to all for the great effort which has helped with the renovations.

CHURCH CLEANING ROSTER New members are needed urgently as there are only 3 teams. List for names is on the table. See Barbara O. or Lorraine K. for duty details. THIS IS URGENT!

CONFIRMATION Bishop Paul White will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2012 at 3pm. Candidates for Confirmation are welcome - list on the table.

THE UPPER ROOM Dr Janet Scarfe - “Preachers, Prophets and Heretics: Twenty Years of the Ordination of Women”. TUESDAY 2nd October - 6:00pm for 6:30pm. Upper Room - Café Continental Albert Park. See Notice Board for more details.

CHURCH HOSPITALITY - TWELVE ESSENTIAL STEPS These steps to church hospitality will be outlined in this and the next 11 pew sheets. Please think about each step and prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the hospitality of our church and those who visit us.
1. Spruce up the Front Door
No one joins a church he or she has not visited. If individuals cannot find information about you (in advertisements, your Website, or the telephone directory), or locate your congregation (through physical signage), they will not feel welcome. Make sure the front page of your Website offers a welcome, has your address and telephone number, and offers plainly accessible directions and maps.

CARMELITE CENTRE (Middle Park) – Wednesday 5th September Conversations on Prayer: 9.30am – 11am This is the first in a series of four sessions exploring ways to deepen your understanding and practice of prayer with David Hofman O Carm. Sessions: September 5, 12, 19 and 26. $10 per session or $30 for all four sessions.

Walking the Labyrinth: 2pm – 4pm A Christian Walking Meditation held at the South Port Uniting Church and facilitated by Uniting Church Minster, Peter Batten. Cost: $15 TMA The September issue of TMA (The Melbourne Anglican) is now available.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Monday 21st May 2012                                                                               
Thursday 24th May                                9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 25th May                                     9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 26th May                                 11am Sausage Sizzle Team 1 NRW

NOTICES
OUR DEAREST CONDOLENCES
To Susana S. on the death of her husband Conrad on May 14th after a long illness His funeral will be held at St Silas Albert Park – date and time to be confirmed.  Please remember Susana and her family in your prayers. May Conrad rest in peace and rise in glory.

RENOVATIONS
Renovations are expected to be completed next week.  Thank you for your patience with the disruption and inconvenience caused. There will be a big working bee on SATURDAY June 2nd from 10am to clean the church and prepare for the June 3rd visit of the Archbishop.

PENTECOST SUNDAY
The coming of the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church will be celebrated next Sunday May 27th.  Please remember to wear something RED as a symbol of the Holy Spirit.

FUND RAISING EVENT- SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
A Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie Festival will be held in the church on FRIDAY 1st  June at 7pm as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations for Trinity Sunday. Entry and Refreshments - $15 each.  Bring your friends! List for names on the table.

ARCHBISHOPS VISIT – TRINITY SUNDAY
There is a list of jobs to be done and things to be given.  Please contribute what you can.  If you would like someone to be invited please write name and address on the list provided. All invitations must be RSVP so as enough seating can be provided.

NEXT SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Will be held on Saturday 26th May at 11am, Team 2.  See Noel Whale for details.

OP SHOP CHIC
We are planning to open a quality Op Shop on sausage sizzle days in the courtyard. Three dress racks and two tables for quality clothes and better object d’art. Start collecting now - other goods will be used in the Fete in November. See Chrissa K. for details, suggestions and help.

HOLY TRINITY CONTACT LIST
Two contact lists are available for members of the Holy Trinity community.  One list is for email contacts, the second list includes addresses and phone contacts.  Please speak to Lorraine or Noel if you would like a hard copy or email copy.

MEDITATION GROUP
Owing to unforeseen circumstances the Monday Meditation Group will not meet until further notice.

COMING EVENTS AT ST. SILAS – ALBERT PARK
June 24th 2.30 pm:      Australian National Academy of Music Concert.
July 13th:                    Parish Trivia Night.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Monday 14th May 2012                                                                                        
Thursday 17th May  ASCENSION DAY
9am Morning Prayer
10am Eucharist
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 18th May                                                  
9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
CHURCH BUILDING WORKS
As can be seen at this morning’s worship, the building works have begun!!  All will be finished by June 1st for our Patronal Festival celebrations (Film Night – June 1st and Archbishop’s visit – June 3rd)
We have raised $23,000 for this work so there is a shortfall of $4000 required. Please pray that the $4000 will be made available either as a gift or interest free loan.
 
FUND RAISING EVENT- SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
A Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie Festival will be held in the church on FRIDAY 1st  June at 7pm as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations for Trinity Sunday. Entry and Refreshments - $15 each.  Bring your friends! List for names on the table.

ARCHBISHOPS VISIT – TRINITY SUNDAY
There is a list of jobs to be done and things to be given.  Please contribute what you can.  If you would like someone to be invited please write name and address on the list provided. All invitations must be RSVP so as enough seating can be provided.

NEXT SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Will be held on Saturday 26th May at 11am, Team 2. 
See Noel Whale for details.

OP SHOP CHIC
We are planning to open a quality Op Shop on sausage sizzle days in the courtyard. Three dress racks and two tables for quality clothes and better object d’art.
Start collecting now - other goods will be used in the Fete in November. See Chrissa K. for details, suggestions and help.

HOLY TRINITY CONTACT LIST
Two contact lists are available for members of the Holy Trinity community.  One list is for email contacts, the second list includes addresses and phone contacts.  Please speak to Lorraine or Noel if you would like a hard copy or email copy.

MEDITATION GROUP
Owing to unforeseen circumstances the Monday Meditation Group will not meet until further notice.

ABM PEW REFLECTIONS – SUNDAY 13TH MAY
Loved, chosen and listened to. What a way to describe a relationship, especially a relationship with Jesus and his Father. We are loved, loved by God the Father who has gifted us with life, loved by Jesus, God’s own Son who gave his life for us. We have been chosen and gifted with faith to believe, hope with which to trust and love whereby we can dare to respond to the great love of God.
Being caught up in the life and love of God we can also dare to pray because we know both how to pray and what we ought to be praying for. In other words, true prayer of petition flows from the intimacy of our life with God, also known as contemplative prayer.
Out of our deep and intimate relationship with God our prayers will generally be in harmony with God’s plans and purposes for his people and his world.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please save them for ABM – Anglican Board of Missions.
ABM makes a considerable amount of money from used stamps of all kinds &
countries.
Box for stamps is on the table.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Monday 7th May 2012                                                                               
Monday 7th May                                    6pm Meditation Group

Thursday 10th May                                9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 11th May                                     9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 12th May                                 11am Sausage Sizzle Team 2

NOTICES
VESTRY
There was a special meeting of the Parish Vestry held on Thursday 3rd May 2012 at 6pm to discuss the latest quote of $28,000 from Ray Badelita for the removal of the stage. We have raised $22,000 so there is a shortfall of $6000 required. The Vestry decided to go ahead and accept the quote and gave the OK for the work to start as soon as possible. We hope that the work will be completed for the visit of the Archbishop but this may depend on when the builder can begin.
Please pray that the $6000 will be made available either as a gift or interest free loan. 
John Brand Architect and project manager of our renovations addressed the vestry and explained his vision for the building and we thank him for his generous gift of his expertise.

OUR DEAREST CONDOLENCES
To Shane and Jill M. at this difficult time on the news of the death of Cyndi, Shane’s daughter on 28th April.  Please remember Shane and Jill and Cyndi’s two children – Jake and Ella, and partner Bruce left grieving after this tragedy.

ARCHBISHOPS VISIT PLANNING GROUP
This group met last Sunday to organize the Archbishop’s visit. 
There is a list of jobs to be done and things to be given.  Please contribute what you can. 
If you would like someone to be invited please write name and address on the list provided.
All invitations must be RSVP so as enough seating can be provided.

THE MELBOURNE ANGLICAN
The May issue of TMA (The Melbourne Anglican) is now available and includes:

NEXT SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Will be held on Saturday 12th May at 11am, Team 2.  See Deb K. for details.

OP SHOP CHIC
We are planning to open a quality Op Shop on sausage sizzle days in the courtyard. Three dress racks and two tables for quality clothes and better object d’art. Start collecting now - other goods will be used in the Fete in November. See Chrissa K. for details, suggestions and help.

FUND RAISING EVENT- SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
A Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie Festival will be held in the church on FRIDAY 1st  June at 7pm as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations for Trinity Sunday. Entry and Refreshments - $15 each.  Bring your friends! List for names on the table.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Mon 30th April 2012                                                                               
Monday 30th April                                 6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 1st May                                   Philip and James Apostles & Martyrs

Thursday 3rd May                                  9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 4th May                                      9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
SALE TABLE
Use this as a Fund Raiser, bring along anything for sale. Jams, preserves, vegetables, fruit, cakes, ornaments, small objects, bric-a-brac, hand crafted goods etc etc, Just price it and let it sell!  Thanks to all who contribute to this project.

LATEST QUOTE FOR THE STAGE REMOVAL
Has been received from Ray B. and it is very attractive indeed.
The churchwardens and vestry need now to make a decision.

NEXT SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Will be held on Saturday 12th May at 11am, Team 2.  See Deb K. for details.

RESTORATION AND REFURBISHMENT APPEAL
Noel is pleased to announce that the appeal has reached $21,108 and grows regularly with the sausage sizzle proceeds.  The money is held in the Anglican Development Fund Account where it earns interest.

OP SHOP CHIC
We are planning to open a quality Op Shop on sausage sizzle days in the courtyard. Three dress racks and two tables for quality clothes and better object d’art. Start collecting now - other goods will be used in the Fete in November. See Chrissa K. for details, suggestions and help.

HOLY TRINITY CONTACT LIST
Two contact lists are currently being prepared for members of the Holy Trinity community, and should be ready for distribution in one week’s time.  One list is for email contacts, the second list also includes addresses and phone contacts.  Please speak to Lorraine or Noel if you would like a hard copy or email copy.

FUND RAISING EVENT- SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
A Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie Festival will be held in the church on FRIDAY 1st  June at 7pm as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations for Trinity Sunday. Entry and Refreshments - $15 each.  Bring your friends! List for names on the table.

MEDITATION GROUP
The second session of this six week season will be held in the church at 6pm this Monday – 30th April.
See Jill M. for more details.

ABM PEW REFLECTIONS: Fourth Sunday of Easter – Sunday 29 April
The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd possibly belongs among the many Biblical images we have from childhood. The image conveys feelings of gentleness, care, comfort and peace. But is this all there is to being a Shepherd? Let us consider today what it means to be “known” by Jesus.

To be “known” personally by Jesus is a very humbling thought. If Jesus knows me as I really am why does he still love me? Jesus gives us the answer – he loves me because I am his. He has a claim on me in and through his death and Resurrection.

Jesus is also the Good Shepherd of the community to which I belong and He calls each of us to be shepherds alongside him. We are not the hired hands – we are to be as passionate about the well-being of each other and each person in the wider community as the Good Shepherd is passionate about us and our salvation.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Mon 23rd April 2012                                                                               
Monday 23rd April                                 6pm Meditation Group

Wednesday 25th April                            Mark Evangelist & Martyr
Anzac Day

Thursday 26th April                                9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 27th April                                    9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 28th April                                11am Sausage Sizzle Team 1

NOTICES
DEANERY LUNCH
Members of Holy Trinity are invited to the Deanery Lunch today at St Silas Albert Park at 12 noon.

THANK YOU
To Chrissa K. for donating the beautifully decorated Paschal Candle and to other members of the congregation who have given donations towards the Refurbishment Appeal.

RESTORATION AND REFURBISHMENT APPEAL
Noel is pleased to announce that the appeal has reached $21,108 and grows regularly with the sausage sizzle proceeds.  The money is held in the Anglican Development Fund Account where it earns interest.

OP SHOP CHIC
We are planning to open a quality Op Shop on sausage sizzle days in the courtyard. Three dress racks and two tables for quality clothes and better object dress. Start collecting now - other goods will be used in the Fete in November. See Chrissa K. for details, suggestions and help.

ARCHBISHOP’S VISIT
Delivery of the East Wall Cross A small planning group is needed to prepare for the Archbishop’s visit on 3rd June 2012.  List on the bench for names please.

FUND RAISING EVENT- SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
A Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie Festival will be held in the church on FRIDAY 1st  June at 7pm as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations for Trinity Sunday. Entry and Refreshments - $15 each.  Bring your friends! List for names on the table.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The next event will be Team 1 next SATURDAY 28th April.  Set up time is 11am.  See Noel Whale (Team Leader) for more details.

THE CROSS ON THE EAST WALL OF THE CHURCH
The cross has been constructed from the old decking planks of Station Pier Port Melbourne and has been given, constructed and installed by the Port of Melbourne Corporation as a gift to the church and community. We are deeply thankful to PMC and the builders.

MEDITATION GROUP
Will recommence on MONDAY 23rd April at 6pm for a 6 week term.
See Jill M. for more details.

PARISH PATRONAL FESTIVAL – TRINITY SUNDAY
This will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd June2012.  The Archbishop of Melbourne Phillip Freier, will be our Celebrant and Preacher on that day.  The Eucharist will be held at 6pm instead of 10am as the Archbishop is not available in the morning. Please mark your diaries and make this a great community event.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please save them for ABM – Anglican Board of Missions.
ABM makes a considerable amount of money from used stamps of all kinds &
countries.
Box for stamps is on the table.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from 19th April 2012                                                                               
Thursday 19th April                                9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer
Friday 20th April                                    9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
THANK YOU
To all who contributed to our Easter Festival celebrations.  The attendance on Easter Day of 43 was our best yet and we needed to put out more chairs! Give thanks for the many blessings this Easter tide.

ARCHBISHOP’S VISIT
A small planning group is needed to prepare for the Archbishop’s visit on 3rd June 2012. List on the bench for names please.

THANK YOU
For the generous gifts to the Refurbishment appeal received recently - individual donations of $1000, $500, and $100.  The donors have requested anonymity and the people of Holy Trinity are most grateful for their generosity and support.

FUND RAISING EVENT- SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
A Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie Festival will be held in the church on FRIDAY 1st  June at 7pm as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations for Trinity Sunday. Entry and Refreshments - $15 each.  Bring your friends! List for names on the table.

THE ASSOCIATE PRIEST’S APPOINTMENT TERM
The Reverend Noel Whale was appointed by Archdeacon Ray McInnes for an initial term of 1st May 2011 to Easter Day 8th April 2012.  In consultation with the Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Parish Vestry, Archdeacon Ray McInnes, Bishop Paul White and the Associate Priest, this term has been extended to 31st December 2012.

THE CROSS ON THE EAST WALL OF THE CHURCH
The cross has been constructed from the old decking planks of Station Pier Port Melbourne and the cross has been given, constructed and installed by the Port of Melbourne Corporation as a gift to the church and community. We are deeply thankful to PMC and the builders.

PARISH PATRONAL FESTIVAL – TRINITY SUNDAY
This will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd June2012.  The Archbishop of Melbourne Phillip Freier, will be our Celebrant and Preacher on that day.  The Eucharist will be held at 6pm instead of 10am as the Archbishop is not available in the morning. Please mark your diaries and make this a great community event.

ABM PEW REFLECTIONS: Second Sunday of Easter
This Gospel passage anticipates both the ‘Great Commission’ given by Jesus before he left the earth and the extraordinary outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost Sunday. The disciples are told by Jesus to go out to teach and forgive in the name of Jesus and in the power of the Spirit. At a time when the disciples are feeling at their weakest they are entrusted with the work of God. Surely this is Jesus telling the disciples that what matters is their willingness to respond to his call, the outcome will always be the work of the Spirit.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please save them for ABM – Anglican Board of Missions.
ABM makes a considerable amount of money from used stamps of all kinds &
countries.
Box for stamps is on the table.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from 12th April 2012                                                                                        
Thursday   in Easter Week 12th April              9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday in Easter Week 13th April 9am Morning Prayer
10.30am Deanery Meeting
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Saturday in Easter Week 14th April              11am Sausage Sizzle (Team2)

NOTICES
THANK YOU
For the generous gifts to the Refurbishment appeal received this week - individual donations of $1000, $500, and $100.  The donors have requested anonymity and the people of Holy Trinity are most grateful for their generosity and support.

FUND RAISING EVENT- SILENT MOVIE NIGHT
A Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie Festival will be held in the church on FRIDAY 1st  June at 7pm as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations for Trinity Sunday. Entry and Refreshments - $15 each.  Bring your friends! List for names on the table.

THE ASSOCIATE PRIEST’S APPOINTMENT TERM
The Reverend Noel Whale was appointed by Archdeacon Ray McInnes for an initial term of 1st May 2011 to Easter Day 8th April 2012.  In consultation with the Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Parish Vestry, Archdeacon Ray McInnes, Bishop Paul White and the Associate Priest, this term has been extended to 31st December 2012.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The next event will be Team 2 next SATURDAY 14th April.  Set up time is 11am.  See Deb K. (Team Leader) for more details.

THE CROSS ON THE EAST WALL OF THE CHURCH
The cross has been constructed from the old decking planks of Station Pier Port Melbourne and the cross has been given, constructed and installed by the Port of Melbourne Corporation as a gift to the church and community. We are deeply thankful to PMC and the builders.

PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE
We have an "opt-out policy", so if you would prefer that any photographs recognizably including you be excluded from the website, please let our webmaster Keith know.

PARISH PATRONAL FESTIVAL – TRINITY SUNDAY
This will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd June2012.  The Archbishop of Melbourne Phillip Freier, will be our Celebrant and Preacher on that day.  The Eucharist will be held at 6pm instead of 10am as the Archbishop is not available in the morning. Please mark your diaries and make this a great community event.

DESK TOP COMPUTER WANTED
Noel would like to have a modern desk top computer for the office in the church.  Please discuss with him if you can help.

PASCHAL CANDLE
The beautifully hand made Easter Candle for this year will be blessed on Easter Eve. Help with the cost ($143) would be appreciated.

COMPLIMENTARY DANCE LESSONS
A gift to Holy Trinity parishioners from “Lets go dance Group”.  See Noel for details.

CATHEDRAL CONVERSATION
‘The role of reason in faith and unbelief'. The Diocesan Committee on Atheism has organised a Cathedral Conversation for the eve of the Global Convention on Atheism which is taking place in Melbourne in April. The date for the ‘conversation’ is Thursday 12th April and the time 7:30pm. Professor Peter Singer and the Reverend Professor Brendan Purcell will debate the theme.


HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2012

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Palm Sunday

Sunday 1 April PALM SUNDAY-SUNDAY OF THE PASSION
"God bless the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory to God"

The Triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

10am Procession with palms into the church,
The Reading of the Passion Narrative of St Luke
The Blessing of Palms, and Palm Crosses.
Eucharist

Monday 2 April MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK
6pm Meditation

Thursday 5 April MAUNDY THURSDAY
"Jesus took the bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to his disciples saying
“Take eat it, this is my body”


7pm Eucharist with the Gloria
The Sacrament Reserved for Good Friday, at the Altar of Repose,
The Stripping of the Sanctuary and Washing of the Altar.
The Watch of the Passion and Vigil of Prayer

Friday 6 April GOOD FRIDAY
"It was nine o’c!ock in the morning when they crucified Him.
The notice of the accusation against Him said “The King of the Jews”


10am The Good Friday Liturgy
The Reading of the Passion Narrative of St John.
The Veneration and Recognition of the Cross.
Holy Communion from the Reserve Sacrament of Maundy Thursday.

3pm Stations of the Cross - Meditation

Saturday 7 April HOLY SATURDAY- EASTER EVE
"So they left and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone
and leaving the guard to watch"


8pm The Easter Vigil
The Service of Light -The Blessing of the New Fire,
The Blessing of the Paschal Candle
The Service of the Word - The Readings from Scripture and Psalms
The Renewal of Baptismal Vows and Baptism if available

Sunday 8 April EASTER DAY
"He is not here, He is Risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He was lying"

10am Eucharist followed by Reception in the Hall
Easter Day Lunch

You are most welcome to join us for worship this Easter Season


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from 2nd April 2012                                                                               
Monday in Holy Week 2nd April              6pm Meditation Group (final)

Maundy Thursday   5th April                   9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer
7pm Eucharist, Vigil of Prayer

Good Friday   6th April                                              9am Morning Prayer
10am Good Friday Liturgy
3pm Stations of the Cross

Easter Eve / Holy Saturday 7th April       11am Sausage Sizzle (Team2)
8pm Easter Vigil and Baptism


NOTICES
EASTER DAY LUNCH
Those who would like to celebrate the feast of the resurrection with a BYO LUNCH to share in the church after the Service are invited to put their names on the list, with offers of food.

RACHEL McG.’S BAPTISM
Anna-Marie & Michael are having a small family baptism for Rachel at the Xavier College Chapel at 2pm on Monday 9th April. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to come, please RSVP to Anna-Marie (phone or email) for logistic reasons.

PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE
We have an "opt-out policy", so if you would prefer that any photographs recognizably including you be excluded from the website, please let our webmaster Keith know.

PARISH PATRONAL FESTIVAL – TRINITY SUNDAY
This will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd June2012.  The Archbishop of Melbourne Phillip Freier, will be our Celebrant and Preacher on that day.  The Eucharist will be held at 6pm instead of 10am as the Archbishop is not available in the morning. Please mark your diaries and make this a great community event.

DESK TOP COMPUTER WANTED
Noel would like to have a modern desk top computer for the office in the church.  Please discuss with him if you can help.

THANK YOU
To the anonymous donor for the $250 money order received in the mail last week. A very kind gesture and much appreciated.

PASCHAL CANDLE
The beautifully hand made Easter Candle for this year will be blessed on Easter Eve. Help with the cost ($143) would be appreciated.

COMPLIMENTARY DANCE LESSONS
A gift to Holy Trinity parishioners from “Lets go dance Group”.  See Noel for details.

TMA (The Melbourne Anglican)
The April 2012 issue of TMA is now available. This issue includes:

EVENTS AT ANGLICAN PARISH OF THE PARKS – ALBERT PARK
Tues. April 3:  Upper Room, Café Continental – 117 Dundas Place, Albert Park.
The Reverend Sandy Jones -“The Challenges of Ordained Ministry”
6.30pm Dinner                 7.30pm   Coffee and Speaker
Please see the noticeboard for more details.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Monday 26th March 2012                                                                               
Monday 26th March                 The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin   Mary  (Lady Day)
6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 27th March                 7pm Lenten Study Series  (Final)

Thursday 29th March                9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 30th March                    9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
DIOCESAN DEBT
Noel is pleased to announce that the current debt to the Diocese of $18,500 has been cleared with a release of funds from the sale of the church property. Holy Trinity has demonstrated its ability to manage our financial and parish affairs so that we are no longer in debt to the diocese. Congratulations and well done to all of the parishioners.  Great progress has been made - thank you to all.

THANKYOU
To those who contributed to our celebration of Mothering Sunday - to Barbara O. for making the Simnel Cake and to Susana S. and Betty W. for making the flower posies. 
Thank you also to Judith O’N.l for making and providing the palm crosses.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2012
Palm Sunday 1 April, Maundy Thursday 5 April, Good Friday 6 April, Easter Eve 7 April, Easter Day 8 April. Please mark your diaries.  Details here.

EASTER DAY LUNCH
Those who would like to celebrate the feast of the resurrection with a BYO LUNCH to share in the church after the Service are invited to put their names on the list, with offers of food.

RACHEL McG.’S BAPTISM
Anna-Marie & Michael are having a small family baptism for Rachel at the Xavier College Chapel at 2pm on Monday 9th April. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to come, please RSVP to Anna-Marie (or email) for logistic reasons."

PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE
We have an "opt-out policy", so if you would prefer that any photographs recognizably including you be excluded from the website, please let our webmaster Keith know.

PARISH PATRONAL FESTIVAL – TRINITY SUNDAY
This will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd June 2012.  The Archbishop of Melbourne Phillip Freier, will be our Celebrant and Preacher on that day.  The Eucharist will be held at 6pm instead of 10am as the Archbishop is not available in the morning. Please mark your diaries and make this a great community event.

GENEROUS DONATION
A $500 cheque was received from a friend of Holy Trinity - Mary H., to be put towards our refurbishment appeal.  Thank you Mary!  Please all give thanks for Mary’s generosity.

ARCHBISHOP OUT AND ABOUT
In his weekly email to the diocese, the Archbishop Philip Freier wrote encouragingly of his visit to Holy Trinity.  See the notice board for details.

EVENTS AT ANGLICAN PARISH OF THE PARKS – ALBERT PARK
April 3:  6:30pm - Upper Room, Café Continental:  The Reverend Sandy Jones - “The Challenges of Ordained Ministry”

ON THE TABLE
Imagine  - Anglicare magazine
Brotherhood of St Laurence Newsletter
Ridley College Brochures


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH for Mon 19th March 2012                                                                               
Monday 19th March                 Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 20th March                 7pm Lenten Study

Thursday 22nd March             9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 23rd March                   9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES
LENT
Lent is a penitential season in preparation for the Festival of Easter. The Eucharist is reduced during Lent. There are no Alleluias, the Gloria is not said and instead the Trisagion is said. The Preparation, Words of Scripture, Prayer of Approach, Confession and Absolution are all said in the centre of the Liturgy. The Second sentences are used where there is an option and the Invitation to Communion on Page 146 is used.
There are no flowers in Lent, and the Liturgical colour is purple.
Christians are called to observe a period of fasting, prayer and alms giving and to make one’s own Lenten disciplined devotional preparation so as to approach Easter with a renewed enthusiasm and purpose.

SIMNEL CAKE
The Simnel Cake is a rich fruitcake with a thick crown of marzipan. Traditionally in England it was decorated with wild flowers gathered by sons and daughters as they made their way to spend Mothering Sunday with their mothers. So important was Mothering Sunday and the Simnel cake, that servants and others working away from home were given a holiday to bake a cake and take it home.
‘I’ll to thee a Simnell bring

‘Gainst thou go’st a mothering,

So that, when she blesseth thee,

Half that blessing thou’lt give to me.’ 
 Robert Herrick 1648


PARISH PATRONAL FESTIVAL – TRINITY SUNDAY

This will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd June2012. The Archbishop of Melbourne Phillip Freier, will be our Celebrant and Preacher on that day. The Eucharist will be held at 6pm instead of 10am as the Archbishop is not available in the morning. Please mark your diaries and make this a great community event.

NEXT SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The next of our bi-monthly sausage sizzles will be held next SATURDAY – 24th March. Preparations to begin at 11am. Noel Whale/Team 1 members: please note that they are on the fourth Saturday of each month.

GENEROUS DONATION
A $500 cheque was received from a friend of Holy Trinity - Mary H, to be put towards our refurbishment appeal. Thank you Mary! Please all give thanks for Mary’s generosity.

ARCHBISHOP OUT AND ABOUT
In his weekly email to the diocese, the Archbishop Philip Freier wrote encouragingly of his visit to Holy Trinity. See the notice board for details.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2012
Palm Sunday 1 April, Maundy Thursday 5 April, Good Friday 6 April, Easter Eve 7 April, Easter Day 8 April. Please mark your diaries.

EVENTS AT ANGLICAN PARISH OF THE PARKS – ALBERT PARK
April 1: 7:00pm Taizé Service
April 3: 6:30pm - Upper Room, Café Continental:
The Reverend Sandy Jones -
“The Challenges of Ordained Ministry”



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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Monday 12th March 2012     
           
Monday 12th March                 Labour Day Public Holiday
6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 13th March                 7pm Lenten Study

Thursday 15th March              9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 16th March                   9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES

LENT
Lent is a penitential season in preparation for the Festival of Easter.  The Eucharist is reduced during Lent.  There are no Alleluias, the Gloria is not said and instead the Trisagion is said. The Preparation, Words of Scripture, Prayer of Approach, Confession and Absolution are all said in the centre of the Liturgy. The Second sentences are used where there is an option and the Invitation to Communion on Page 146 is used.
There are no flowers in Lent, and the Liturgical colour is purple.
Christians are called to observe a period of fasting, prayer and alms giving and to make one’s own Lenten disciplined devotional preparation so as to approach Easter with a renewed enthusiasm and purpose.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Our first fund-raising sausage sizzle was held Saturday March 10th, outside the church in the courtyard.  The next sausage sizzle will be on the fourth Saturday of the month – March 24th.

MOTHERING SUNDAY
Will be observed on the Fourth Sunday of Lent – 18 March.  Offers of help with flower posies and simnel cake would be appreciated.  List on the table.

THE VISIT OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE
On Friday 2 March Archbishop Philip Freier made his first visit to Holy Trinity Port Melbourne.  He had requested to see for himself the progress that was being made here as we re-establish the Anglican Church in this community.
The Archbishop was very pleased and encouraged by our vision and was most supportive of our work and had many suggestions and ideas as to how we may grow and develop.
The Archbishop will visit Holy Trinity formally on a Sunday later in the year.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2012
Palm Sunday 1 April, Maundy Thursday 5 April, Good Friday 6 April, Easter Eve 7 April, Easter Day 8 April. Please mark your diaries.  A full program for the week  will be available soon.

THE MELBOURNE ANGLICAN
The March issue of TMA is now available. This issue includes:
 •  The start of a new series: ‘Living faithfully, serving locally – how parishes are adapting to changing communities’;
 •   A review of a book by Dr Murray Seiffert on remarkable Indigenous Christian leader, Gumbuli of Ngukurr.

ON THE TABLE
Doncaster Passion Play details

ON THE NOTICE BOARD
Diversity Day - Port Phillip Multifaith Network
Greetings from Jenny Reick USA

THANK YOU
To Michael Muscat - a neighbor, for spraying the weeds and his care for the church grounds

THE REVEREND CON APOKIS
A copy of his interview with the UK Church Times is on the Notice Board.  We wish him well in his new appointment.


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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Mon 5th March 2012                
Monday 5th March                   6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 6th March                  7pm Lenten Study

Thursday 8th March                9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 9th March                     9am Morning Prayer
10.30am Area Deanery Meeting –
St James East St Kilda
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES

Anna-Marie and Michael McGann CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNA-MARIE AND MICHAEL McG!
Rachel Niamh McGann made her way into the world on Friday March 2 at 12.11pm weighing 7.5lbs.  

Love and blessings to Anna-Marie and Michael.

LENT
Lent is a penitential season in preparation for the Festival of Easter.  The Eucharist is reduced during Lent.  There are no Alleluias, the Gloria is not said and instead the Trisagion is said. The Preparation, Words of Scripture, Prayer of Approach, Confession and Absolution are all said in the centre of the Liturgy. The Second sentences are used where there is an option and the Invitation to Communion on Page 146 is used.

There are no flowers in Lent, and the Liturgical colour is purple.
Christians are called to observe a period of fasting, prayer and alms giving and to make one’s own Lenten disciplined devotional preparation so as to approach Easter with a renewed enthusiasm and purpose.

MOTHERING SUNDAY
Will be observed on the Fourth Sunday of Lent – 18 March.  Offers of help with flower posies and simnel cake would be appreciated.  List on the table.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2012
Palm Sunday 1 April, Maundy Thursday 5 April, Good Friday 6 April, Easter Eve 7 April, Easter Day 8 April. Please mark your diaries.  A full program for the week  will be available soon.

THE MELBOURNE ANGLICAN
The March issue of TMA is now available. This issue includes:
 •  The start of a new series: ‘Living faithfully, serving locally – how parishes are adapting to changing communities’;
 •   A review of a book by Dr Murray Seiffert on remarkable Indigenous Christian leader, Gumbuli of Ngukurr.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Sausage Sizzle Owing to a crowded local calendar, our sausage sizzle will be now held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month commencing on MARCH 10th at 10.00am. 

All helpers please attend this launch event.

See Deb K. for details.





ON THE TABLE
TEAR news March 2012.

THE UPPER ROOM
‘Next year in Jerusalem’ will be presented by Dr Robert West on TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2012 at 6.30pm - The Pacific Rim Restaurant, 68 Bridport Street, Albert Park.  See Notice Board for more details.

CONGRATULATIONS
To former Vicar Con Apokis on being appointed Director of Training and Education  for the Church Army in the UK.  Please remember Con and Sally in your prayers.

EARTHQUAKE IN THE PHILLIPINES
ABM’s partner in the Philippines has appealed for emergency funds to help those affected by the 6.9 magnitude earthquake which struck the island of Negros on February 6th.  The quake triggered off a series of landslides, collapsing buildings and houses, and damaging vital infrastructure. Over 320,000 people have been affected.
Donations can be made online or by contacting the ABM office on 1300 302 663 or (02) 9264 1021.




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THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Mon 27th Feb 2012                
Monday 27th February             6pm Meditation Group

Tuesday 28th February           7pm Lenten Study Series

Thursday 1st March                 9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 2nd March                      9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

NOTICES

LENT
Lent is a penitential season in preparation for the Festival of Easter.  The Eucharist is reduced during Lent.  There are no Alleluias, the Gloria is not said and instead the Trisagion is said. The Preparation, Words of Scripture, Prayer of Approach, Confession and Absolution are all said in the centre of the Liturgy. The Second sentences are used where there is an option and the Invitation to Communion on Page 146 is used.
There are no flowers in Lent, and the Liturgical colour is purple.
Christians are called to observe a period of fasting, prayer and alms giving and to make one’s own Lenten disciplined devotional preparation so as to approach Easter with a renewed enthusiasm and purpose.

KOMBIZ YOUTH NETWORK
The Vestry at its meeting last Sunday discussed the present association of Holy Trinity Parish with Kombiz Youth Network.
Grateful thanks were expressed for the past membership of Anna-Marie McGann and John Godfrey as parish representatives on the Advisory Council of Kombiz for many years. Susana Standish was appointed as the new parish representative and the Vestry agreed to make a $200 donation for 2012 towards the work of Kombiz.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
This annual event will be celebrated on FRIDAY 2 March 2012 at 1pm at Paul the Apostle Uniting Church, 325 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne.  All welcome.  See the Notice Board for details.

THE UPPER ROOM
‘Next year in Jerusalem’ will be presented by Dr Robert West on TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2012 at 6.30pm - The Pacific Rim Restaurant, 68 Bridport Street, Albert Park.  See Notice Board for more details.

MOTHERING SUNDAY
Will be observed on the Fourth Sunday of Lent - 18 March, with gifts of simnel cake and flower posies for the congregation. Offers of help would be appreciated.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2012
Palm Sunday 1 April, Maundy Thursday 5 April, Good Friday 6 April, Easter Eve 7 April, Easter Day 8 April. Please mark your diaries.  A full program for the week  will be available soon.

PORT PHILLIP MULTIFAITH NETWORK
Is a gathering of representatives of the diverse faith groups of the Port Phillip area. They meet bi-monthly and offer programs that focus on harmony and understanding and social justice. More details on the table.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
A Sausage Sizzle will be held on the First and Third Saturday of each month on the courtyard of the church. Two teams of four people are needed for this to happen – we already have six volunteers, two more only are required. List for names is on the bench. All proceeds to the church renovation fund. Speak to Deb K. for more details.


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Last Week: THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH from Mon 20th Feb 2012                
Monday 20th February             7pm Lay Deanery Meeting

Tuesday 21st February             SHROVE TUESDAY (Pancake Day)

Wednesday 22nd February       ASH WEDNESDAY
10am Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes
7pm Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

Thursday 23rd February           9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer

Friday 24th February                Matthias Apostle and Martyr
9am Morning Prayer
5.15pm Evening Prayer


ASH WEDNESDAY

Is the first day of Lent, which is a penitential season in preparation for the Festival of Easter.  It is a holy day of obligation and the Eucharist will be celebrated at 10am and 7pm with the Imposition of Ashes at both services to remind us of our human mortality and trust in Gods providence.

Christians are called to observe a period of fasting, prayer, and alms giving and to make ones own Lenten disciplined devotional preparation so as to approach Easter with a renewed enthusiasm and purpose.

LENTEN STUDIES
Will be held on Tuesdays in Lent commencing 28 February 2012 at 7pm in the church. The series will be led by Barbara O.  Study book $10, list on the bench for attendees.

MEDITATION GROUP
Jill M. will lead a Meditation for Lent on Mondays at 6pm sharp in the church commencing Monday 27 February through to 2 April. All welcome

SAUSAGE SIZZLE
A Sausage Sizzle will be held on the First and Third Saturday of each month, on the courtyard of the church. Two teams of four people are needed for this to happen, list for names on the bench. All proceeds to the church renovation fund. Speak to Deb K. for more details.

ABM PEW REFLECTIONS – Sunday February 19th
 In images of the Transfiguration, while God the Father is speaking to Jesus in the presence of Moses and Elijah, Jesus Christ stands with his feet on the earth, next to Peter, James and John.  For many people, the Transfiguration shows the place where human nature and the temporal meet God the eternal.  Yet, the place is not as important as the person who was both fully God and fully man, who bridges the gap between heaven and earth.  Let us put our faith in Jesus who was tempted in every way, but did not sin.

CHURCH BUILDING RENOVATION FUND
The Renovation Fund currently stands at $18,400.  We are now more than half way towards our plan to remove the stage and begin the renovation of the church interior to enhance our worship of our loving and generous God.

ON THE TABLE
Ridley Report
Laptops with Legs Project
Brotherhood of St Laurence Newsletter
Flight Paths Newsletter of MAF
Theology Update newsletter of Trinity College Theological School
SPCKA Brochure.