Abundance – Our Weekly News

This page contains articles from our news sheet Abundance. There are diary dates, notices about our church life and interesting reflections and articles - Please take a look! 
This is not the colourful PDF version ,if you would like an email copy, please contact Stephen at srrdhamilton@bigpond.com or contact our curate Anne at curate@stdunstans.org.au

15th Sunday After Pentecost – 17th September, 2017


If you, O Lord, should note what we do wrong, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered. Psalm 130.3–4

Prayer of the Day:

O God, you call your Church to witness that in Christ we are reconciled to you: help us so to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may turn to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer of the Week:

O God, without you we are not able to please you: mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Diary Notes

This Week      

Sunday 17 September 2017

8:00 am Eucharist

9:30 am Eucharist

4:00 pm Confirmation group

Tues      12:15 pm Slow Yoga $5.00

1:30-3:00 pm Craft

Wed      10:30 am mainly music™

Thur       10:30 am Morning Tea

11:00 am Eucharist

7:15 pm Parish Council

Fri           Term 3 Ends

Sat           3:30 pm Slow Yoga $5.00

Next Week

Sunday 24 September 2017

8:00 am Eucharist

9:30 am Eucharist


Tues      12:15 pm Slow Yoga $5.00

1:30-3:00 pm Craft

Wed      10:30 am mainly music™

Thur       10:30 am Morning Tea

11:00 am Eucharist


Sat           3:30 pm Slow Yoga $5.00 


Date Readings Intercess Servers Welcomer Data Count S/School M/Tea
8 am John Mary Gordon Charmian        
9.30 am Meg Stephen Sudevan/Max Trudy/David Kris Charles Tania Meg

Roster of Hidden Talents for 24th September

Sacristan (Green): Gene     Flowers: Mary     Cleaning: (Sweeping): Ying     (Dusting): Volunteer

(Vacuum): Karen   (Toilets): Charmian

Readings for next week 24th September: Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16.

St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church is having a Quiet Day of Renewal on Saturday 23rd September at 10 am-4 pm, that is next weekend, you are invited and everyone is welcome, please feel free to invite people from outside our congregations. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the church, but could you please advise Revd. Roberta that you will be attending, either by email on vicar@stdunstans.org.au or by phoning 9889 4285, or just speaking with her.

Please note to bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.


Thought for the Week from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

 Peace – NORTH EASTERN CARIBBEAN & ARUBA Province of West Indies Members continue to reach out in their communities as they visit the sick, housebound and those in prison. Branches provide educational support to needy children, help with Meals on Wheels and are active in the Parenting Programme, targeting parents whose children are in juvenile detention centres.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” (Isaiah 26.3)

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” Martin Luther King, 1929-1968
We pray that members in North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba and in Belize will experience an abundance of peace as they seek to serve you in practical ways in their communities.



Mainly Music™ SPECIAL NOTICE: there is no mainly music for 3 weeks due to school holidays.
Mainly Music™ resumes on Wednesday 11 October 2017.



The Confirmation Group continues to meet on the third Sunday from 4 pm until 6 pm – please keep the young people, and leaders, in your prayers as they continue to grow their faith. It’s not too late for you, or to invite someone else, to join the group, to explore with others what it means to be a Christian in our world.

The remaining last three dates are: October 15th

November 12th (Final session and rehearsal)

November 19th Confirmation Service at 4 pm

We meet in the meeting room at St Dunstan’s.


Kate & George WILL, blessed

Kate and George Will are celebrating 50 years of marriage on Saturday 23rd September; we had a special celebratory morning tea for them after the 9:30 am service today.

All members of our congregations are invited, and as George has kindly offered to provide champagne, we ask that you bring a plate of truly scrumptious food to share with others.


St. Dunstan’s New Giving Envelopes: Weekly giving envelopes from 1 October are on the back table. Please collect one for your household.

Another Weekly Giving Option

If parishioners prefer to transfer directly to the bank account, especially those unable to attend church each week, or on holidays. Details are: St Dunstans Anglican Church

Bendigo Community Bank; BSB: 633 000; Account no: 137496667


Please Note:

Slow Yoga is on hols after Tuesday 19 September 2017. Will let you know when it resumes on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

St Peter’s Eastern Hill invites you to a very special Evensong

Michael Leunig + Victoria Welsh Male Choir conducted by Fal Koczkar.

Sunday 24th September, at 6:00 pm, All are welcome


Morning Prayer is continuing in the Lady Chapel at 9:10 am, each Monday to Friday, with Vicar Roberta or Stephen.

If you would like to come and join us do drop in.

To pray Morning Prayer at home, the daily services begin on Page 383 in A Prayer Book for Australia. Make a fresh and prayerful start to the day.

Church Calendars are now available to be ordered.