Abundance – Weekly Notices

This page contains articles from our weekly news sheet Abundance. There are diary dates, notices about our church life and interesting reflections and articles - Please take a look! But note 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

Last Sunday of Epiphany – Transfiguration          11th February, 2018


It is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.             2 Corinthians 4.6

Prayer of the Day:

Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; through the same 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:

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: give us grace that we may always thankfully receive the benefits of his sacrifice, and also daily endeavour to follow

the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Anniversary of the Faithful Departed:

Lesley Laing, Jean Hogarth, Joan Taylor, Alan Newton and William Leeming.

We also pray for those who are being persecuted for their faith, those who are impacted by war, abuse, hunger, loneliness, imprisonment, illness and suffering, and for those who mourn.

Diary Notes

This Week      

Sunday 11th February – Transfiguration of Our Lord

8:00 am Eucharist – followed by

Breakfast between services

9:30 am Eucharist

12:00 Noon Whole Parish BBQ

Tues      1:30-3:00 pm Craft Group

6:00-7:30 pm Shrove Tuesday – Pancakes


9:00 am Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes

10:30 am mainly music™

7:00 pm Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes

Thur     11:00 am Eucharist

7:15 pm Parish Council

Fri           The Vicar’s day off.

Next Week

Sunday 18th February – 1st Sunday in Lent

8:00 am Eucharist

9:30 am Eucharist

Tues       1:30 pm Craft

Wed       10:30 am mainly music™

12:00 Noon – Possible Study Groups

7:30 pm Lenten Study Groups

Thur     11:00 am Eucharist with Camberwell Gardens

12:00 Noon – Possible Study Groups

Fri           The Vicar’s day off.

ROSTERS FOR NEXT WEEK 18th February 2018

Date Readings Intercessions Servers Welcomer/ Sidespersons Data Count S/School M/Tea
8.00 am Robin Stephen Mary Charles        
9:30 am Maxine Tania Jeff/Chris Kris/Rosemary Karen Bev Sally Kris

Roster of Hidden Talents for 18th February 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Setting up for Lent will take place on Tuesday 13th February at 9:30 am.

Also there are – ASH WEDNESDAY services (2) 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

 Sacristy (Purple):  Flowers: No Flowers in the Lenten Season   Sacristan: Stephen            (Toilets): Karen

Sweeping: Ying     Dusting: Bev                Vacuum: Karen

Lawn Care 17th Feb: George

 Readings for next week 18th February – Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15.

Thought for the Week from Anglican Mothers Union Australia


Everywhere I look and listen I hear people being urged to think of their own wellbeing, their own happiness. A Christ-centred life is one, which has a mind and heart for the wellbeing and care of others. Help us, dear God, to know you more clearly, that we may love you and all those who share our lives more dearly.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2: 3-5

In Botswana Church and Mothers’ Union work together – valuing their relationship in Christ. As a result, vision and membership are growing and members are responding to community needs with practical action. Relationships are valued and strengthened when groups adopt orphans, build homes for the destitute and provide toiletries for prisoners. A mission goal, to respond to human need with love, is a reason for us to give thanks and praise to God.

Pancakes  – 13 February 2018

Our 2018 pancake feast is fast approaching and we value ANY support you can give us. This year, we’re looking for the following:

  1. Financial donations to enable us to purchase the ingredients. Please hand to Maxine or Rachel or at or just before the 9:30 am Sunday service on 4 & 11 February.
  2. Savoury toppings (Bolognese, curry, tuna mornay, and more Bolognese) both vegie and meat and please be mindful of Gluten intolerance.
  3. Sweet toppings: ice cream, choc sauce, fruit (lemons, oranges, sugar)
  4. Help setting up around 3:00 pm
  5. Help in the kitchen from 6-7:30 pm
  6. Help packing up and making the hall good for kinder the following day from 7:30 pm

Please sign up on the appropriate document on the welcome table and THANK YOU ALL in anticipation. This is a wonderful outreach opportunity for us as well as being one of our first social events for 2018. We hope you can all join us.

 What’s coming up for Term 1 2018?
Sunday 18 February 2018

4:00 pm

St. Dunstan’s Kindergarten welcome and picnic, with animal farm, incorporating a welcome to St Dunstan’s church service followed by sausage sizzle.


All welcome.

We hope you can join us.

RSVP: events@stdunstans.org.au

 There is also an urgent need for sausage sizzlers and servers, for our Kindergarten picnic as part of our Open Church service on 18th February. Please make your plans known to Maxine.

Lenten Studies – are to commence on Wednesday 21st February 2018.

Wednesday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). Blessed + Broken: Material provided at a cost of $10.00 each

Wednesday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). A Practical Christianity: Books can be provided at a cost of $20.00 each


Thursday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). Blessed + Broken: Material provided at a cost of $10.00 each

Thursday at 12:00 Noon (bring your own lunch). A Practical Christianity: Books can be provided at a cost of $20.00 each


Wednesday Evening 7:30 pm Blessed + Broken: Material provided at a cost of $10.00 each

Wednesday Evening 7:30 pm A Practical Christianity. Books can be provided at a cost of $20.00 each

Please fill in your preferred time on the sign-up sheet, located on the table at the back of the church.

If your chosen time isn’t available please feel free to join in whichever group you can make.

Whole Parish BBQ Lunch, 11th February 2018 – Today!

To commence the year together we will be having a BBQ in the Kindergarten quad area.

Bring your own meat, or other foods and salad and meet together about 12:00 Noon, today.

The tennis courts will be opened so that any who wish to may have a hit,

so don’t forget your tennis racquet and some tennis balls as well.