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

The Order of St. Luke derives its name from St. Luke, ‘the beloved physician’ as he is described in the bible (AV).  The International  Order of St. Luke was founded in the United States of America in 1947 by The Rev. Dr John Gayner Banks, a priest of the Episcopal Church.  The order began in Australia in the 1950’s and was granted autonomy in 1961.  It is now firmly established inAustralia, New Zealand and many other countries.  From it’s origins in the Anglican Church in the United States the Order is now an International and Inter-denominational Organization which is widely accepted by Christians in all churches. 

In late 2009, after considerable consultation with the membership, "OSL Healing Ministries" was adopted as the operational name of The Order of St. Luke the Physcian  in Australia.  Whilst retaining the traditional and internationaly recognised symbol and legal name of the Order, it was felt that the change to the operational name more appropriately reflected the mission of the Order in the 21st Century. 

The aim of “OSL” is to promote the understanding and practice of the healing ministry according to New Testament teaching, and to help to restore this ministry to the normal stream of Church life.  It seeks to work with all Churches and to offer a disciplined fellowship which focuses on healing as an essential part of the Gospel and integral to the Church’s mission. 

Membership of “OSL” is open to all Christians, Clergy and Laity, who believe that the healing ministry of Christ is operative in the Church today and who agree to participate in the furtherance of this ministry.  Those who do not wish to commit to ‘Membership’ can be ‘Associates’ of “OSL” simply by assenting to the OSL’s Statement of Faith and to the Charter of the Order, together with payment of an annual subscription which entitles them to receive the OSL’s periodical ‘Healing Contact’ and other mail-outs.

Groups of “OSL” Members and Associates from the same geographical area meet in ‘Chapters’.  Each Chapter usually has an ordained Minister as Chaplain, a lay Convenor and a Secretary/Treasurer. 

As the aim of the Order is to promote a deeper knowledge and acceptance of the healing ministry as a normal part of a balanced presentation of the Gospel, it encourages the study of Scripture, and provides opportunities for Members, Associates and other interested people to meet together for teaching, study, prayer and sharing together.  Chapter’s also conduct regular healing services in their local areas. 

The “OSL” also encourages cooperation between the ministry of the Church and healing professions, and seeks to be an avenue whereby this cooperation can be achieved and maintained.  (More and more ‘healing professionals’ are becoming aware of the ‘spiritual aspects of healing’ and, for example, empirical studies now show direct links between ‘prayer’ and ‘recovery’ from illness and surgery.) 

The “OSL” affirms the Church’s faith as contained in the accepted creeds of the Christian Church, especially the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, and recognizes the various statements of faith from different denominations. 

Each Member of “OSL” seeks to be effective in their involvement in the healing ministry, through regular prayer, fellowship, Bible reading, and the cultivation and use of the gifts and talents given by God, and the lifestyle which reflects a desire to be healthy in body, mind and spirit. 

The emblem of the Order consists of a cross within a circle, which contains the Latin words, ‘Jesu Esto Mihi Jesus’ – which can be translated as ‘Jesus be to me my Saviour’.  Each arm of the Cross has a three letter Latin word reflecting some of the attributes of Jesus Christ.  Lux (Light), Rex (King), Dux (Leader), and Lex (Law).  The whole emblem has the meaning ‘O Jesus be to me my Saviour, my Light, my King, my Leader and my Law’.

At St. John's we hold a weekly OSL Healing Service at which the laying on of hands and annointing is available. The service of HC is held every Thursday in the Lady Chapel @ 9.00am.  On Mondays at 1.30 pm after Martha's Soup Kitchen there is an Ecumenical Service held in the church.