Our Location

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

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - noon

Office: 9841 5015
Rectory: 

PARISH PRIEST:

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


ASSISTANT  PRIEST:

 

Reverend Helen Barnard


The Assistant Priests' Email:

priest2@

anglicanchurchalbany.org.au

PARISH WARDENS: 

Belinda Ratnik - 0428 190 831

John Blake - 9844 4587

Mob. 0438 761 950

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 

Parish Office Email is:

admin@

anglicanchurchalbany.org.au 

Office email.

Our Services

 Sunday 24th September: Services:

8:00am & 9:30am  Preacher Reverend Paul Cannon                           

Celebrant Reverend Paul Cannon

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  24th Sept 2017 and 1st October - see tabs 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

 

Sunday
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Sunday 24th September 2017  

16th Sunday After Pentecost                           24th. September, 2017

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The Generosity of God

 

This story of the vineyard owner who goes out four times to hire workers for his farm to bring in the harvest, is a picture of God. The owner is aware of workers waiting to be hired and so he engages them for his farm. The last hiring of the day was at five o’clock, which is quite late in any working day to start hired work, but start they do. Come pay time, because they are hired daily, they all gather before the owner to receive their allotted amount. Those who come first are those hired at the very start of the day, who in turn become jealous when they realise that all the others are receiving the exact same wage. How is that fair?

 

The owner declares that that is his business and not theirs. He further declares that he is indeed a generous businessman and wishes to pass on the fruit of his wealth to others as he sees fit. He is breaking the rules, the rules that say business people are not usually that generous, but also breaking the rules of fair work. How is this a picture of God? God breaks the rules of what humans think is right and fair. Who are we to dictate to God?! This is a picture of God as the supremely generous being, lavishing love and forgiveness on those who seek it. The message of the passage is that we must give up judging others. Who are we to complain as to who God calls, who God appears to blessing more than others, who God receives late in the day. It is not our business. The other message is – be content that you are part of the kingdom and set to work, the wages are the same, eternal life, but we are not judge and jury. Surrender your judgement and live into God’s generosity.

 

Blessings, Paul

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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?