Vicar’s News - 17 January 2021

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In this morning’s Gospel, another enthusiastic “Come and see”” - this time from Philip, who overlooks Nathanael’s scornful remark about Nazareth. Jesus recognises Nathanael’s innate goodness and integrity. He promises him that he will see greater things, the fulfilment of the prophecies, the establishment of the reign of God over humanity.


Jesus calls two new disciples in this reading. The first call is simplicity itself: “He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me’. The second is more complicated. It has to be mediated by Philip who “found” Nathanael (notice the use of the same word as when Jesus “found” Philip). Nathanael is sceptical at first but allows himself to be brought to Jesus. Then follows a conversation which is used by the evangelist to underscore who Jesus is. Nathanael says: “You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” This is a very early profession of faith.


God communicates with us in many ways. Sometimes it may seem direct and unambiguous, at other times more indirect, as when the call is mediated by other people. Can you name men and women in your life who brought you to Jesus (as Philip brought Nathanael), or who made you aware of what Jesus was asking of you?

The funeral service for the late Charles Roger Sanderson will be held in the church on Friday 22 January 2021 at 2.30pm. Pre-register for this service here: http://stab.pub/2LFYg0F

Gardening shed

A new shed has been kindly erected by Jonathan Hough and Dwight King on the edge of the cemetery. It will be the repository of our gardening and litter collection tools so that the volunteers who assist in the grounds do not need access through the Parish Office.

Registration for all services is still required but if you have already been registered for a service in the past, your name should still remain on the list for all future services at that time. In addition, QR code signs (provided to us by Bayside City Council) have been re-installed in the Narthex, and can also be used for signing in where there are a lot of people queuing, such as is likely at Friday’s funeral.

Parish Office


We hope finally to be reconnected to the phone in the coming week. in the meantime the Parish Office phone number 03 95921240 has been redirected to Angela’s mobile.

This week at St Andrew’s


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Advance notice for your diaries


SACPA welcome & AGM will be held in the Lady Chapel on Friday 29 January at 8pm.


mainly music will recommence next year on Monday 4 February 2021


St Andrew’s Choir returns to church on 7 February when we will be commissioning the new choir members


Merry Melodies is returning next year on 11 February in the church – the second Tuesday of each month.



主任牧师寄语 01/10/2021

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在今天早上的福音中,另一个热情的召唤“来看看”——这一次来自腓力,他忽略了拿但业对拿撒勒轻蔑的评论。耶稣认识到拿但业与生俱来的良善和正直。他应许他将看见更大的事,预言将会应验,神要在人类之上建立统治。

耶稣在这段经文中呼唤两个新门徒。第一个称呼,其实很简单。他找到腓力,对他说,跟我来。第二种情况更为复杂。这必须由“找到”拿但业的腓力作中介(注意,当耶稣“找到”腓力时,使用了同一个词)。拿但业起初是怀疑的,但允许自己被带到耶稣面前。接下来的对话是福音传道者用来强调耶稣是谁的。拿但业说:“你是神的儿子!你是以色列的王!“这是一种非常早期的信仰表白。主用许多方式与我们沟通。有时它可能看起来直接和明确,有时更间接,如当呼叫是由其他人调解。你能说出你生命中带你去见耶稣的那些人吗(就像腓力带拿但业来一样),或者是谁让你明白耶稣向你的呼召?

Vale Roger Sanderson

已故Roger Sanderson的葬礼将于2021年01月22日(周五)下午2:30在教堂举行。

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花园的工具棚屋

Jonathan Hough和Dwight King在公墓边缘友好地搭建了一个新棚子。它将是我们的园艺和垃圾收集工具的仓库,这样,协助工作的义工不需要通过教会办公室。

会众仍然需要注册所有的现场崇拜,但如果您在过去已经注册过某个崇拜,那么您的名字应该仍然保留在当时的所有未来崇拜的列表中。另外,前厅已经重新安装了QR码标志(Bayside市议会提供给我们的),也可以用于排队很多人的地方签到。

本周教会活动安排


SACPA欢迎暨年会将于1月29日(星期五)晚上8点在圣母堂举行。


主要音乐Mainly Music将于2021年2月1日星期一重新开始


圣安德鲁合唱团将于2月7日返回教堂,届时我们将委任新的合唱团成员


2021年2月11日,每个月的第二个星期二,“快乐的旋律” Merry Melodies将在教堂里回归。



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