- Thurs 9th May 8pm Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer ?
- Sun 19th May Pentecost Sunday
- Mon 20th May 7pm Church Council
- Tues 21st May 10am Elders’ Morning Tea
- K2K - Kathmandu to Kashmir – May 2013 2 Men - 2 Faiths - 2 Motorbikes ..bike trouble
IGWR In Giving We Receive Postcard from Kathmandu
Thank YOU again for a Wonderful Easter…
50 days of encounter with resurrection that will bring us to the fire of Pentecost Arise Thank You and we give thanks for each other. What a wonderful community we are and what a wonderful place to encounter Easter. There are many activities and many individuals that work together to make Easter happen here at St Paul’s - Thank YOU… and may we continue as a people of the resurrection - seeing in each other the risen Christ.
Thank You for the Champagne. Thanks for your well-wishes, prayers and friendship as I celebrated another birthday at St Paul’s. I look forward to “A New Creation” in the year ahead.
Thank YOU for being here today – for being a part of our shape, our Word, our Life and our Future……
Each and every member is a vital part of the Body.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++Our Thanks Page
“A New Creation”
You are invited to share in a discussion of OUR realisation of Easter. We can explore together how we will bring about our own “Acts of the Apostles” as we come into the reality of resurrection. Here we have an opportunity to give shape and re-shape our whole understanding of being church. This coming Tuesday 9th April 7.30pm meeting room
"Peaceable Kingdom - the journey home"
April 14 – award-winning documentary on farming life and relationship with animals is being screened at Cygnet Theatre $10 ticket . Pre-bookings essential on email@example.com. See Ronnie and handouts in Hall for more info.
K2K - Kathmandu to Kashmir – May 2013 2 Men - 2 Faiths - 2 Motorbikes
Peter & Raja (IGWR-Nepal Director) Riding 2143 kms across landscapes where mountain peaks rise above peoples of many faiths….A Muslim and a Christian ride side by side 2 Raise funds, 2 Support the education of children, 2 Make a difference With YOUR help We seek sponsors who will give 3 cents per Km and that will feed & educate one child for one month Please see Lia/Marie/Peter if you wish to be a sponsor of this ride.
Direct donations can be made to the IGWR account: Bank: Commonwealth BSB: 066-107 Account: IGWR Inc. Account Number: 10565151 [swift code for overseas transfers: CTBAAU2S] All donations managed and audited via IGWR Inc. In Giving We Receive
Christ Path Seminar – Andrew Harvey: “Until we discover Jesus as the supreme living, revolutionary presence of love, who is as much the son of The Mother as he is of The Father, a sacred being who fuses the deepest knowledge of the transcendent with the passionate involvement of the earthly activist, we will continue to allow the churches to disfigure and rob Him of His true identity”. Please see Susan Grace for information.
Do something Special
Today, there are 211 young people in the Perth Metropolitan area that need a place to call home. Fostering Futures is looking for overnight, short term and long term carers to give a young person support and a home. You will receive training, ongoing support and financial assistance. Make a difference to a young person’s future. Contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9263 2070.
Tranby House would very much welcome donations of GOOD used men’s clothing. Especially with the cold winter weather there is a demand for warm clothes and also waterproof clothes (incl shoes). Donations to Tranby House, unit 6, 5 Aberdeen Street East Perth (9220 1200). If you have a load to take please put a notice in next week’s sheet if you could also deliver for someone else.
Hidden Treasures 2012
ANGLICARE The need for food is great ... our basket is empty!
Positions Vacant: The Gardening Group needs YOU on Wednesday mornings. Now is a lovely time to become a St Paul's gardener. There's plenty to do –watering, weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, harvesting, AND chatting over a lovely morning tea - much more fun to do together. See Debbie Gwynne and turn up each Wednesday!
Be Aware! A handbag was stolen from the Hall, and some kitchen equipment from the kitchen. Let us make sure we welcome strangers, and each other, with such closeness that such opportunities no longer occur.
They are forever free who renounce all selfish desires and break away from the ego-cage of the "I", "me" and "mine" to be united with the Lord. Attain to this, and pass from death to immortality.
Bhagavad Gita 2.71 (Hindu Scriptures)
Thoughts from the newspaper headlines:
- Under-30s are 'generation rent'.
- The marriage of church and state is anything but gay.
- Tax statistics show 8000 Australians earning more than $1m per year – more than 1/3 of them made no charitable gift.
- WA average charitable giving is $303/year – the national average is $424 which is lower than the rest of the western world.
Snowlands Light of Education School - Nepal
Part of our commitment to helping the children at the school is to provide day's outing and picnic. With 160 children this becomes quite a task and involves four buses and a mountain of food. It is one of the few occasions in the year that the children also have meat to eat.
If you would like to contribute to this project please give your offering to Peter or EFT direct to the IGWR[In Giving We Receive] account:
A bank account has been established (with Anglican Community Fund) for donations...
A/C: IGWR–Nepal - BSB: 706-001 – A/C No: 30006088
No Child Should Die From Hunger act for peace
Horn of Africa Emergency Appeal envelopes were handed out last week. You may still donate directly through the office or via the offertory plate in any clearly marked envelope
GLOBALISATON is OUR business: "We are on the threshold of a new era. The greatest responsibilities of our age rest not only with the big nation powers of the modern world, but also with the host of small nations, those whose ancient dreams are on the verge of extinction."
Please find the latest issue of the Pastoral and Leadership Advisory, together with attachments
Our Thanks page is so big it has its own page
Truth (as opposed to Political Spin)
The total capacity of the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground [MCG] is approximately 100,000. By Australian standards that’s a good crowd, but by no means is it a very large number of people compared with our population. With that number in mind consider the political spin associated with the “large numbers” of “boat people” coming to our shores. The highest annual arrival rate was in 2001 (and that was a record): 5000 arrived!
At that rate it would take 20 years to fill the MCG with ‘boat people’
We have received a bequest of $30,000 from the estate of Eddie Vagg. This is a significant milestone in the life of the St Paul’s community and illustrates a growing generosity toward the sustainable life of the parish. We give thanks for all who contribute toward the ongoing life and ministry of St Paul’s.
Rotarians in this country have been collecting them for 30 years, the sale of which helps to provide food for the Third World. Over 5 million stamps are sent from Australia each year.
The money goes through Oxfam in England and gives aid to various countries in Africa. Some is sent to the Rotary Club in Chennai ( formerly Madras ) where it is helping to build a new Hospital and also a new Primary school, in a very depressed area.
It doesn’t cost you anything, so please collect your used stamps and give them to Ruth. It is an immensely worthwhile thing to do and helps to continue the success of this project.
The Anglican Diocese of Perth is keen to help parishes reduce their carbon emissions with Solar Power. To assist Parishes they have established a business relationship with “Unlimited Solar” who are able to offer what appear to be good deals to parishes for both Church buildings and parishioners homes. If you are interested contact Michael Jessup.
Home Groups.... are a delightful way of offering hospitality and sharing hospitality. They can also give us a chance to meet regularly to look at questions of faith and to share our unfolding Christian journey. Please consider inviting a few to meet regularly - maybe over bread & soup to keep the catering simple... Home Groups
All that we have is what we share: St Paul’s receives no income that it does not create itself:
In the busyness of our day-to-day living it is so easy to be caught up in our own affairs. Making time to serve each other, and to sow the seeds of a New Creation can sometimes be relegated to a desire that comes to life on Sunday mornings. In our financial giving we support each other in and through the ministry of the Church. Our regular commitment, like regular prayer, provides us with a framework in which to gain a perspective on everything we do, Please take time to reflect on that which you give to the common and that which you contribute to the life and future of the church, for it is our dependence on each other that gives us strength and hope.
“whenever we have an opportunity, let us work
for the good of all” Gal 6:10
Jamieson-Bystock Trust - This is the trust started by Chris Jamieson’s parents and sisters. Go to http://www.jbtrust.org.uk and follow the links to History. As Chris says: ‘In History my father is in the pool and my mum seated on the wall. The three girls and one boy hacking at the undergrowth are from Italy, France, USA and UK and were part of a camp which I ran as a teenager. Love the "Spirit of Bystock".
Keep Sharing; it does make a difference
Consecration service: We received many messages of support from those who could not attend, including: Dale Appleby, Brian & Kate McGowan, Jozina, Theo & Alison, Lynne Eastoe, Joe Newbold, Bryan Shattock. A reminder that many are a part of the story that we continue to write.
Some comments about the Chapel via the internet
- Our chapel this morning at sunrise with the full moon in attendance
- She is beautiful, but then so are all those who participated in any way large or small
- an afternoon of community with a capital C.
- How great was that, can see the future which involves regular, community use of an incredible space.
- Singing and acoustics were wondrous.
Giving made easy
A new series for the year ahead are available at the back of the church. If you do not use envelopes for your weekly offering, you might like to consider it as a useful aid to “constancy” in your giving. Our community, like our prayer life, is built on regularity, and envelopes help us to remember our giving to this community even on those weeks when we are away. We also offer the opportunity of Direct Debit for your weekly/monthly offering. It is OUR GIVING that enables us to be here – We receive no payments from “the Church” to meet ALL our weekly expenses and our priest’s stipend
Direct debit forms are available from the back of the church and the hall for anyone who wants to use this facility.
St Paul’s Beaconsfield
bank account details are:
Account Number 30003006
Please contact Bob Matthews if you have any questions.
To make a difference...
Make contributions to bank account BSB 633108 Account Number 134857218
It is in Giving that We Receive
Slowly we are creating a support resource for the schools and orphanages in Nepal..... A bank account has been established (with Anglican Community Fund) for donations...
Account: IGWR - Nepal
Account No: 30006088
Anglican Community Fund offers a number of everyday transactional accounts as well as high interest accounts to really help your savings along.
Giving Plus+ Account
Giving Plus+ is a unique and innovative account that allows clients to assign their right to receive interest on their savings to the Anglican Parish or Agency of their choice. The Giving Plus+ Account is an excellent way to support the Church whilst clients retain savings in their own name.
Nominated Parishes and Agencies are supported by the regular interest contribution, whilst clients have the security and piece of mind that their deposit is held with, and supporting, ACF. These are just two ways in which your deposit benefits the work of the Church.
As Anglican Community Fund is exempt from deeming the Giving Plus+ Account may also benefit pensioners.
Giving Plus+ is another way the Fund is giving back to the Anglican Community.
Diamonds in the Windows: Bob Miller-Eves has completed the first set of ‘diamonds’ in the southern sanctuary window…. Each ‘diamond’ is a memorial gift that remembers and recalls a particular ‘gift’….. A memorial book will be completed to compliment the windows and to record details of the memorial that each ‘diamond’ represents……
Those wishing to have a memorial diamond installed can contact Ronny in the office for details…
Corks and Stamps: Could you please save all the corks from your celebratory bottles for Ruth Shelley who will give them to the I Girl Guides. She would also like used postage stamps - all of them, not just interesting foreign ones. They go to Rotarians, and help the third world somehow!
Achievable Economics – Peter H
(an extract from my observation of the school here in Kathmandu)
The annual accounts for last year (ending July 15th) showed the total running costs the school as… 4200,000Rps or US$56,000……. That is……. US$4,660 per month
To run a boarding school…. Including rent of premises, all teaching/admin staff…. All food, bedding, clothing, health care…. EVERYTHING….
For 160 Children
This poses a real question for the ‘developed’ nations of the world..
WHY ARE WE NOT EDUCATING, FEEDING and HOUSING ALL CHILDREN EVERWHERE…..? WHY are we not sharing…. And giving more?
As well as asking a question to search the soul of humanity it also illustrates an enormous potential…….With a ‘little’ a lot can be achieved…….It shows that WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
PLEASE BE CAREFUL
Parking, Security, Safety all will need attending to as the building work progresses…. And as we Change, Move, Relocate and Re-Create so too we will need some patience as we tread on each other’s toes at times
Access to the Church
We only have access to the Church via the front door….. There is a combination Key safe under the padlock – Ronny has details of the access code, so if you need access to the church please see Ronny (Monday mornings and Thursdays) and she will give you details of how to get in.
Signs of Global HOPE…
- “Germany…. a nation renowned for its car industry now has more people employed in the renewable energy sector than in the automotive sector”
“…with German lawmakers last month approving a plan to put a million electric cars on German roads by 2020”
- “ In June, a report from the United Nations Environment Program advised that last year investment in new power generation capacity from renewable energy technologies was more than investment in fossil-fuelled technologies”
- “China is now the world’s biggest producer of renewable energy, and is planning far more renewable than nuclear”
- “Australia – with arguably the world’s best resources in almost every category of biomass, geothermal, solar, wave and wind – has been lagging behind in the scale of investment and in the strength of commitment”
Source: West Australian 11/9/09
Have you a copy of Larrikin Angel, biography of Sister Veronica Brady, written by our feloow parishioner Kath Jordan yet?
Each week new notices are added to the notice board & table in the hall.. This week the latest ‘Diocesan News” is also on the table……
Two new volumes of “Articles of Interest” are in the studio bookcase – these volumes contain a collection of articles from a diversity of sources. Each volume is indexed and they can be borrowed for browsing at home.
One new Volume of “St Paul’s Activities” has been put in the bookcase… these volumes provide a scrap-book view of parish activities over the past few years…….
Now is a good time to be making Jam for the parish fete……. If you need cumquats they are in season and three bags were dropped off this week….. Please let others know if you are Jam making and need fruit…. EVERY YEAR WE RUN OUT….. If you make some Jam it will be sold and will help us in out Fundraising
Happy Planet Index: People in the Netherlands live on average over a year longer than people in the USA, and have similar levels of life satisfaction - yet their per capita ecological footprint is less than half the size (4.4 global hectares compared with 9.4 global hectares). The Netherlands is over twice as ecologically efficient at achieving good lives as the USA. Australia’s footprint 7.8 global hectares and India’s 0.9 global hectares
Global Credit Crisis… The Way Ahead
It is becoming more obvious each day (except to our Politicians & Bankers) that the way forward is not to get back into the routine that created the crisis…..
The way ahead is NOT the continuing investment in Self……. But rather in sharing and creating the wealth of the common…. investing in community……
NOW is the time to look again at …
1. Investing more in realizing our East End Project… Building a new framework for the future
2. Helping to establish the “St Paul’s & Beyond FOUNDATION”… investing in the proposed unit development that is aimed to create a ‘foundation’ for future sustainable ministry in this community.
3. Increasing our “weekly/monthly” GIVING… to enable new initiatives HERE…. And to enable us to appreciate that “It is in GIVING that We RECEIVE”
Definitions from the Cafe
Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
Decafalon (n.): The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you
Coffee, n. the person upon whom one coughs.
St Paul’s Foundation
As we continue to plan for the development of six units as part of the St Paul’s heritage precinct, so too we are establishing a “Foundation”, a not-for-profit trust, that will facilitate the on-going life of the new residential community AND that will manage the ‘profit’ from the sales of the units for the ongoing ministry of St Paul’s…. The ‘Foundation’ could provide US with funds to reach out and to “shine as a light in the world”… It could also provide us with a sustainable base on which we can build new ministries…..
Two ways in which ALL can be involved in this new initiative…
1. There are limited opportunities to invest in the two remaining units for sale…. This investment can be a full purchase of the unit or a request to have shares in one of the units……
2. When established the “Foundation” will be open to donations and bequests from those who which to support the extending of our ministry into the wider community……..
Employment Opportunities: Morning Tea Roster
If you enjoy that cup of coffee or tea after morning service, now is your chance to volunteer and pop your name on the roster, as "many hands make light work", someone once said. Many thanks. Margaret Paynter…
Synod -Available from Diocesan Website
Investing in a Sustainable Future
Beaconsfield has changed over the years…. From humble beginnings we are now part of lifestyle community that has many advantages over the much of the ‘suburban’ metropolitan spread…..
The Median House Price for Beaconsfield is now $750,000, the average rental in Beaconsfield is $390 per week……. And with the projected increase in energy costs, a coastal life style and access to the City of Fremantle is likely to attract more and more into our wider community…
The presence of St Paul’s in the heart of the Beaconsfield community continues to call the wider community to an acknowledgement of “all that is Good” ……. And as we Build on our foundations, so too we renew and re-create the very presence of the Divine in this place.
St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta
A delightful story of rebuilding a church….. So like our story and full of inspiration….. As WE “Re Build” St Paul’s we should be awake to the Divine Work that we are doing together…. Opening new possibilities, changing the shape of the Church, of ourselves… and becoming NEW… and maybe being seen anew…
Please consider including the St Paul’s Community as a beneficiary in your will… Much of the major restoration work undertaken by Churches around the world is achieved via bequests… When you consider the future demands of our community, it is easy to appreciate how we would all benefit from such bequests.
‘In-Convenience’… If the toilet rolls are missing… It is not that we’re stingy.. rather, the TR Monster has been around again…..
Some great Ideas to help overcome this Inconvenience
We could ask everyone to “be prepared”, i.e. bring your own.
Keep a hidden stash somewhere.
Provide the congregation with a few sheets in the pew sheet.
Roster volunteers to stand guard for intervals during the service.
Open Hearts and Broken Wings
A big thank you to all of those who attended the meeting to form our new Parish Visiting Team. This is not a fixed group so we invite any who feel they can contribute to this ministry. Please keep these details to refer to whenever the need arises for you or for others that you know…………
Krisztina Bartlett 9337 8837
Cynthia Russell 9336 5080 Angela Wilson 0422174066
Lyn Sherwood 0412923758 Val Pearson 9336 3939
Kath Jordan 9335 8974
Laurel Ellis 9335 9383 Maggie Brett 9314 5709
David Hawkes 9336 4939 Michael Jessup 0407997283
Kim Kemp 0411 135 533
Children & Youth
We’re looking to create more opportunities for our ‘younger members’..... And invite YOU to share in the community building that is our Sunday School and other “Youth” related activities. If you would like to participate please add your name to the list in the hall... We will schedule a meeting to share ideas in the week following Pentecost....
We are also planning a week-day Youth Event Program (YEP that’s right) for the senior(ish) members.. so please add to the list in the hall anyone from 11-15 years of age whom you know who might be interested.......
Sacred Space, Liturgy & our Community @ Worship
As we seek to offer our best in worship these guidelines may be helpful.
1. Silence before worship enables us to be ‘gathered’ into the introit sung by the choir
2. Conversations with others are often our way of avoiding those more divine words that search for us.
3. The sanctuary ‘space’ is ‘held’ by those who lead our worship; please keep to a minimum any movement in this space and, at the end of our service, please wait until the choir have finished singing before entering.
Our own directory for the website
Contribute to our Business and Service Directory
Do you or your family members offer goods and services? Know of a very good business or service you would recommend? Fill in the slip and give to Rosemary or email information to her.
How to switch to Green Energy
Switching to Green Energy is easy. Just call 13 13 53 to sign-up over the phone
Giving made easy
Direct debit forms are available from the back of the church and the hall for anyone who wants to use this facility.
St Paul’s bank account details are:
30003006 Beaconsfield - for regular giving
For internet or other bank transfers you will also need the BSB which is the same for each account – 706-001
Please contact Bob Matthews if you have any questions.
St Paul’s Refugee Support Initiative was ‘launched by Dr Carmen Lawrence … Please see Laurel, Angela, Lyn, Fe or Joan for details to join in and help with our ministry of Hospitality
Just Manna press release launch Photos
GAZETTE…. Page 17 See press releases
An article (full page) on St Paul’s by Ali Biddescombe
Thanks Ali for a great write up..
While government acceptance of refugees has dropped off in recent times, refugees already in WA are sponsoring family members so that quite large numbers are still arriving. And, as you might imagine, they need to make huge adjustments in their lives and need considerable support to become functioning members of our society. Various members of the St Paul’s community have been and still are involved in refugee support activities, and we have been contacted by CARAD (Coalition for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees) to see if we want to become volunteers (they provide training) and/or to form a refugee support group under their umbrella. Several of us are interested and we would like to know of any others who might like to join us. Please talk to Angela Wilson or Lyn Sherwood, or email Laurel Ellis at email@example.com.
Especially to find out how you personally grow in faith.
As our Government ducks and weaves and blames others, this adage from
China seems appropriate:
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the second best time is now.
REFUGEES - THEIR NEED HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER
THE CLIMATE INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA LTD
The current drought highlights just how vulnerable
the country is to climate change. This is our
greatest challenge. As a matter of urgency, there
has to be a national reduction of greenhouse
We should have been reducing emissions, instead
the Australian Government has let them increase
by 10% over the last ten years, and its policy will
cause a further increase of 17% by 2020.
GIVING and THANKSGIVING and OFFERING and GIFTS
Our Regular Giving is what creates our community….
Our Giving provides a stipend for our Priest
Our Giving Pays all bills for the church, the hall and the rectory….
Our Giving is all we have to maintain and restore our properties
Our Giving is what we have to Give to others and to the calls for “alms”….
Our Giving supports Chaplains in Schools and enables us to provide the community with the use of the hall…….
Envelopes - Help us to be regular and to think of what we give…..
And in a similar manner… Direct Debit achieves the same……
Please Consider Being a REGULAR Giver for even when you cannot make it to Church – we are still here.