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Vicar's News - 3 March 2024

Lent 3

The cleansing of the Temple narrative tells of Jesus expelling the merchants and the money changers from the Temple and is recounted in all four gospels of the New Testament. The scene is a common motif in Christian art.

In this account, Jesus and his disciples travel to Jerusalem for Passover, where Jesus expels the merchants and consumers from the temple, accusing them of turning it into "a den of thieves" (in the Synoptic Gospels) and "a house of trade" (in the Gospel of John) through their commercial activities.


Sunday's Music



Prelude: Glorificamus – John Redford (c. 1500-1547)

Hymns: Processional In the cross of Christ I glory

Gradual I heard the voice of Jesus say

Thanksgiving Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him

Post Communion I danced in the morning

Setting: Christ Church Mass – Philip Matthias (b. 1954)

Psalm: 19;

Anthem: Verily, verily I say unto you – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Motet: If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Postlude: Blare forth, ye merry trumpets from BWV 207 –

J.S. Bach (1685-1750) (arr. Martin Setchell)


Video donor sought

As you know, each week we record our 10am service to YouTube for viewing by those who cannot attend, either live or whenever suits them. We have cameras on the pillars on either side of the transept and they give a variety of views but at an angle. This means we cannot get all of the choir in a camera's view at any one time or can we see the central aisle. This limits our use of video for other services. We do not have a central camera to give us the magnificent view looking down the aisle to the sanctuary to provide the striking view such as the one below taken by a hand-held camera.

I am hoping that a generous benefactor will donate $4,800 (tax deductible) to complete the missing link in our video capacity, allowing us to install a wide-angle zoom lens on the centre of the mezzanine balcony. This will hugely improve the quality of our videos product by ensuring that virtually all of the church can be captured from the centre back mezzanine.

Please let me know if you are able to assist, even with a part donation - 0421 321 321.


Topping out of St Andrew's Exchange Building

On Friday 29 February there was a ceremony to mark the completion of the major structural work of the new building, to be known as the 'Centre for Science, Creativity and Entrepreneurship'. Ken Whelan and I attended on behalf of St Andrew's.

We couldn't access all of the roof but were able to see the view of the church from the southern end of the rooftop, and the lift wells behind which the pavilion for the tennis club will be constructed. Currently you can see the top of the flagpole on the senior school tower.

We were able to glimpse the beginnings of the fitout of the new Parish Offices and the Reception Centre to which the external glass windows were installed yesterday.

Function Centre Function Centre Offices

Quiet Church + Compline

Please note the change of date to 14 March.






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