Abundance – Monthly Newsletter

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Issue: #02 – August 2018


We are still interested to hear what you would like to

see in this monthly magazine, book reviews or interviews with

parishioners will be published gladly.

We continue to send out invitations and weekly notifications via email.

Items and notifications for the calendar need to be submitted by the 25th day of each month, for the next edition. Items for the weekly electronic mail out need to be to Stephen by Thursday of each week.

Please forward your articles and suggestions through Stephen’s emailsrrdhamilton@bigpond.com

The Painting on the cover this month has been provided by Meg Colquhoun, who had provided us with the following details.

‘A SPLODGE’, is an irregular daub of paint, maybe of two colours or more, then left to mix together and left to dry. These prepared splodges can stir the imagination to create a small sketch of pen & ink, pencil or a painting creating a different approach.

I learnt how to make “Splodges” from Ev Holmes a great water-colourist &

teacher on our recent Japanese tour. Both small paintings [that have been submitted for Abundance cover works] are on a splodge.

The cover painting is titled: FISHING VILLAGE –

a small part of a busy, old fishing village at TAKASHIMA on Ishikari Bay, precinct of OTARU, HOKKAIDO. – Painted “plain air” (outdoors) on 14th May 2018.

While in Japan Meg also painted many other scenes including, in the same style as this, a Wooden doorway of the EBISU SHINTO SHRINE at SHUKUTSO fishing village. Meg advises us that the TORII GATE was built in 1863 – she painted the gate at HOKKAIDO on 14th May 2018,

painted (plain air). This painting may also find its way onto a future cover of Abundance.

Sunday Readings for the month of August 2018

19th August 2018 – Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14, Psalm 111, Ephesians 5:11-21 (22-31), John


26th August 2018 – Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

1 Kings 8: (1,6,10-11) and 22-30, 41-43, Psalm 84, Ephesians 6:10-20,

John 6:56-69

Day of Prayer for Refugees (General Synod 2001)

[The readings listed are taken directly from ‘An Australian Lectionary 2018 Year B’, and do not include any ‘Special Sunday’ readings, which may later be substituted.]

Roster of Hidden Talents for the Month of August 2018

19thAugust 2018 – Pentecost 13

Sacristy (Green): Mary Flowers: Mary (Toilets): Jenni Sweeping : Anne Dusting: Charmian Vacuum : Heather Lawn Care : George

26thAugust 2018 – Pentecost 14

Sacristy(Green):  Mary  Flowers: Mary   (Toilets): Jenni Sweeping : Ying   Dusting: Charmian  Vacuum : Volunteer

The Roster printed here is the original roster prior to alterations, swaps

ROSTERS FOR SUNDAY – 19thAugust 2018

Date Readings Intercessions Servers Welco


8.00 am Peter Gordon Mary Bob
9:30 am Robin Richard Jeff & Chris Meg

The Roster printed here is the original roster prior to alterations, swaps

ROSTERS FOR SUNDAY – 26thAugust 2018

Date Readings Intercessions Servers Welco


8.00 am Charles Mary John McK Pete
9:30 am Margaret Max Chris & Stephen Jeff

The Roster printed here is the original roster prior to alterations, swaps

                                          Banking Details:

For your convenience we have again made available the details.

  1. ADF BSB: 703-122

Account No: 0500 4671

Account Name: St Dunstans Anglican Church

  1. Bendigo Bank BSB: 633 000

Account No.1374 9667

Account Name: St Dunstans Anglican Church





Data M/Tea S/School Count
Jeff & Cherylee Rachel Cherylee Tania Charles to


Swaps or changes; please remember if you have changed with anyone.

The Parish Prayer of St. Dunstan’s Camberwell

 Loving and faithful God,

We thank you for all we have and share as a parish community. Continue to bless us, we pray, the people of St Dunstan’s.

May we be faithful stewards of your Word and Sacraments

and committed to advancing your Kingdom in the world in which we live.

Grant us discernment and wisdom, as we seek to do your will in this local community.

Equip us with what we need and enable us to utilise the gifts you provide to fulfil our calling. Help us to grow – in faithfulness, compassion, commitment,

humility and generosity – that we may serve you more fully. These things we pray in Jesus’ name.


Contact us:

Vicar: Rev’d Roberta Hamilton – 9889 4285 or vicar@stdunstans.org.au

Assistant Priest: Anne Kennedy – curate@stdunstans.org.au

Church Office: 9809 0321 – Office Hours Tuesdays – Friday 10 till 12 Noon

Children’s Ministry : including mainly musicTM0408 311 390 Music Director: Judy Moore

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163 Wattle Valley Road, Camberwell Victoria. 3124