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:

  
 Priest-in-charge
During this Intentional
Interegnum the Parish
is seeking a resident parish priest.


ASSISTANT  PRIEST:

 

Reverend Helen Barnard


The Assistant Priests' Email:

priest2@

anglicanchurchalbany.org.au

 

PARISH WARDENS: 

John Blake - 9844 4587

Mob. 0438 761 950

Peter Fitzgibbon - 9842 8226

Georgie Walker - 0428425293

The wardens'email :

wardens@

anglicanchurchalbany

.org.au

For administrative questions or queries

please speak to one of the wardens. 

 

PARISH OFFICE AND ST JOHN’S CENTRE 

Rachel Matthews:   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.

The convenience of Direct Giving:

For parishioners to set up electronic giving the BSB details are:

Anglican Community Fund St. John’s Anglican Parish Albany

BSB 706 001 Account number:3000 3081

This goes to the same Albany Parish account as Church collections.

Our Services

 

8:00am & 9:30am Preacher and Celebrant Reverend Max Morrison

Morning Tea served in the Parish Hall after both Services. All welcome

 

Morning Tea served in the Parish Hall after both Services. After 9:30am Family Service a Sausage Sizzle will be held. All welcome.

 

 

Readings and Hymns
Main
Sunday
Jun262016

Next week's readings: Sunday 14th December 2018

2nd SUNDAY IN ADVENT -  9TH DECEMBER 2018

When was the last time something that didn't make sense catch your attention?  Did its image have contradictory messages?  How was that possible?  Before the public appearance of Jesus, a hermit preached in the desert. The preaching and the place created a sign of contradiction and a way to catch the imagination of the people.

John the Baptist was commissioned to prepare the way for the one true Lord and challenges God’s people to see the desert as a place of hope and not desolation.  John preaches that the first step on this journey toward freedom is a baptism of repentance and release from sins.

Preparing for God’s arrival means rethinking systems and structures that we see as normal but that God condemns as oppressive and crooked.  It means letting God humble everything that is

proud and self-satisfied in us, and letting God heal and lift up what is broken and beaten down.  The claims that the world’s authorities make often conflict with God’s claims. Paths that seem satisfactory to us are not good enough for God.  John calls us to let God’s bulldozers reshape the world’s social systems and the landscape of our own minds and hearts.

God’s ways are not our ways but they are the way to salvation.  This is the good news that John proclaims, and it is good news not just for us, but for the whole world: all flesh will see God’s salvation. This is God’s promise, and our hope.  Bring in the bulldozers. Let’s prepare the way. 

Blessings,

Rev Helen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

THINKING before I speak! 

         Is it true?    

H         Is it helpful?                                    

I           Is it inspiring?

        Is it necessary?

        Is it kind?

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