Our Location

St John's Anglican Church
Lower York Street
Albany WA 6330
Australia

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - noon

Office: 9841 5015
Rectory: 9841 3360

PARISH PRIEST:

  
 Our Locum priest for the Intentional Interegnum from 1st May is Reverend Paul Cannon


ASSISTANT  PRIEST:

 

The Reverend Helen Barnard


The Assistant Priests' Email:

priest2

@anglicanchurchalbany.org.au

PARISH WARDENS: 

Belinda Ratnik - 0428 190 831

John Blake - 9844 4587

Mob. 04381950

Peter Fitzgibbon - 9842 8226

The wardens' email is:

 wardens

@anglicanchurchalbany.org.au

For administrative questions or queries

please speak to one of the wardens. 

 

PARISH OFFICE AND ST JOHN’S CENTRE 

Colleen Brooks:   98415015 

Lower York Street, Albany WA 6330 

Office Hours are Monday to Friday  9am to 12 noon 

Email:

admin

@anglicanchurchalbany.org.au 

Office email.

Our Services

 Sunday 23rd July: Services:

 8am  Eucharist 

 Celebrant and Preacher: Reverend Max Morrison

Morning Tea served in St John's Hall after both Services.

9:30am Eucharist- Communion service with Choir 

9:30am     Celebrant & Preacher:  Reverend Max Morrison

Morning Tea served in St John's Hall after both Services.

Order of service:    2nd Order of Communion Page 119  1st Thanksgiving  Page 128         

For services taking place during the week click the "This Week at St John's" Tab at the top of this page.                                                                        

Readings for Sunday services 23rd July 2017 - see tab on home page                                                                     

 

Readings and Hymns

Welcome to St John's

The people of St John’s welcome you to join them in the worship of God through the traditional liturgy of the Anglican Church. At St. John's you will receive a warm welcome and openness that we hope reflects the love that God shows to each and every person through His Son, Jesus Christ. Our worship consists of Word and Sacrament. We preach from the Word of God, and the Sacrament is offered from the Lord's Table, where all who seek Him are welcome.

There are many aspects to a churches life, and this is so at St. John's. We encourage you to look around our site, as we are sure you will find different activities that you will enjoy joining in with. We want to be inclusive as the people of God, and so encourage you to bring your talents and needs to St John's.

St. John's is an historic church, with a rich history and tradition, but it is not a museum! It is a lively and vibrant place, seeking to be a light in the middle of the city. So, if you are passing through, or living in our lovely City of Albany, welcome to St. John's. We pray you find this site useful, and perhaps we'll see you some time. May God bless your journey.

For this week's events click here

 

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Sunday 23rd July 2017  

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost        SUNDAY                     23 July, 2017

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7th Sunday After Pentecost                                                23rd July 2017

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The disciples must have commented on Jesus’ use of parables because he felt the need to explain his reason for using them.  They intrigued the disciples, because so many of them used situations with which they were familiar.  The disciples would have speculated about their meaning, but needed to ask Jesus many times for an explanation.

Jesus teaches us in the same way.  Our lives are full of parables.  Simple situations have the power to help us to know Jesus and to follow him with greater faith and understanding.  We need to have open eyes and listening ears in order to find and understand the parables present in our lives.  In the parables in our lives we find Jesus the personal teacher, who writes the lessons specifically for each of us according to our needs.  We need to be attentive to the teacher if we are to understand the lesson.  Being attentive can mean forming the habit of asking “Lord, what is this all about?” or “Jesus, help me to understand this situation”, or “Lord, what do you want me to learn out of this?”  Taking time on a daily basis to reflect in a prayerful way on the events of our lives can provide the moment when we have listening ears and open eyes and the parables become real to us.  This is not always as these same events can propel us on to the next thing and the opportunity for engaging with the parables in our lives slips away.  Jesus’ interest in each of us is personal and individual, and so are the parables hidden in our lives. They are more interesting, life-changing and individualized than the lessons in any personal improvement book in a bookshop.  The meaning of the parables Jesus used was not always obvious to the disciples.  They asked about them and Jesus responded with explanations.  Accessing our personal parables is as simple as wanting to, and seeking the help of the Teacher who prepared them for us.

Blessings Reverend Helen.                                                                       

 

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THINKING before I speak!

         Is it true?                             

H         Is it helpful?                        

I           Is it inspiring?

        Is it necessary?

        Is it kind?