Narcisse Virgilio Diaz De La Pena, The Song of Deborah, 1852
Deborah is one of the most influential women in the Old Testament. She was a prophetess and a judge in Israel. Her story is primarily found in the Book of Judges, as a narrative in Judges 4 and as a poem or song in Judges 5.
Prelude: Improvisation on ‘Franconia’
Hymns: Processional Soldiers of Christ arise
Gradual Ye servants of the lord
Thanksgiving Let us with a gladsome mind
Post Communion Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Setting: Christ Church Mass – Philip Matthias (b. 1954)
Psalm: 90: 1-8, 12; Mallis (v1-8, response 12)
Anthem: Lord Jesus, think on me – Adapted from Psalm 45 (1579)
Communion: Aria di canzon Francese – Marcantonio Ingegneri (c.1535-1592)
Postlude: Ricercare del VII e VIII tono – Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1557-1612)
Brighton Covenant Churches
The AGM of the Brighton Covenant Churches of which we are part, was held on Wednesday. I am undertaking the role of Acting Secretary to the new Chairperson, Fr Jonathan Chamberlain (St Peter's) until the new Secretary, Jenny Raper (St Leonard's) takes over after Easter.
Saturday morning was the Farmers' Market. It was a pleasant day for our Parish BBQ
and our plant stall run by Ken Whelan and Gail Quilliam.
Mazi Garden Café
'Mazi' will open in the Old Schoolhouse building on 27 November, subject to staffing. As you will have seen, much work has gone into renovating the café and the outdoor garden seating. A coffee cart will be positioned adjacent to Church Street for passers-by and those choosing to sit in our grounds. Our Wednesday service congregation will be trying it out as soon as it is open.
Church Access Changes
To facilitate the construction of the new cloister running from the church to the new building, access will be restricted on the eastern side of the church from Tuesday
for about 12 months.
Access to the Parish Office and Garden of Remembrance will be via the yellow path shown below, and access from the church to the toilets will be via one of the blue paths.
Access to the Parish kitchen and small hall from the front of the church, is unaltered.
Wheelchair access will be via the cloister and then down the driveway.
Parish Annual Meeting
Our annual meeting will be held next Sunday in the church following the 10am service.
You can download a copy of the Annual Report here.
Nominations for office bearers for the 2023-24 year have closed and the following will be declared elected at the Parish Annual Meeting:
Churchwardens Andrew Bottomley
Parish Council Helen Cong
Incumbency Heather Sanderson
Committee Peter Gray
We thank them for their willingness to serve our parish in these roles.
26 November at 11.15am - Parish Annual Meeting
1 December - launch of Bayside Council's Christmas celebrations with the Christmas tree to be placed on our Church Street frontage at 5pm
2 December - concert by Melbourne Bach Choir at 7.30pm
2 December - Advent Study Group commences 4.30pm
3 December - Kids' Church at 11.30am
3 December - St Andrew's Day - a special morning tea will follow our 10am service.
3 December - concert by Victoria Brass at 7.30pm
9 December - concert by Glen Eira City Choir at 2.30pm
10 December - St Mary's Pre-school Christmas Pageant at 10am.
10 December - Festive Choral Evensong at 6pm
Advent Study Groups
Saturdays during Advent (2, 9, 16 & 23 December) at 4.30pm to 5.30pm
in the Pioneer Chapel
Cost $10 for booklet (cash or EFT at first session)
Sign-up sheet in Narthex / entry OR www.standrewsbrighton.org.au/html
Enquiries to Mthr Xev 0413 111 277
and on Tuesdays