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Patronal Day

June 28, 2019

Patronal Day Sunday 30 June promises to be a great patronal celebration. Our guest preacher at 10am will be the Right Reverend Sarah Macneil.

Bishop Sarah will also be with us for the lunchtime ‘Fork and Talk’ being presented by our Mission in Action committee.

At 2.30pm we will enjoy the excitement of our hymn festival – please invite your friends for this happy occasion of hymn singing with organ, brass and choir

Message from Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery

June 28, 2019

Last Sunday Michael Jeffery, a member of our 10am congregation, addressed our 8am and 10am congregations on the subject of the Parish finances.

For those who did not hear this message, a copy of it may be collected at the back of the church.

Parish Ministry and Group Leaders

June 28, 2019

All leaders of parish activities – even sedentary ones – are requested to make an appointment with the Rector for a WHS assessment of their group’s activities and organisational arrangements and WHS policy induction.

Please email the Rector directly to arrange a time.

Guided Eucharist

June 28, 2019

A guided Eucharist is to be held for sanctuary team members and any members of the congregation who would like to understand our liturgy at a deeper level. Why do we bow, make the sign of the cross, change colours etc?

If you would like to learn, or have a refresher on understanding the liturgy’s use of ritual, tradition and symbol, you are most welcome to attend. This would be particularly useful for members of our congregation who have come from non-Anglican backgrounds.

The service will have a narration to explain what is happening throughout – 5.30pm on Friday 2 August.

RSVP on the clipboard at the back of the church and please indicate if you would be interested in going to a local restaurant afterwards for a shared meal.

Donations

June 3, 2019

Donations to the Parish of Manuka Arts Foundation and the National Trust of Australia (ACT) St Paul’s Church, Manuka Heritage Conservation Appeal are tax deductible.

The Arts Foundation supports music and the arts in the parish and the Heritage Foundation supports St Paul’s church building.

Donations received by Friday 28th June will be deductible in the 2018-19 financial year. Speak to the Rector if you are would like to donate to either of these foundations.

Parish Finances Update from the Rector

June 3, 2019

Parishioners will be aware that at our AGM we adopted a deficit budget for 2019. Despite some increase in the direct giving scheme in recent months, running costs continue to outpace income. Our ability to grow the Parish’s ministries and outreach is currently constrained due to inadequate financial resources. The Parish’s weekly running costs are $9100, just to maintain existing operating costs, functions and personnel.

In the first quarter of 2019 we were falling behind this budgeted need in the range of $5000/month. I commend to us all prayerful consideration of the Biblical principles of giving in support of the Church: that it should be generous, sacrificial, regular, proportional to our means and done cheerfully.

Last week’s giving and other income: $7221, 79% of our budgeted need.

Giving Envelopes or Direct Debits

June 3, 2019

Sets of giving envelopes are available at the rear of the church.

Alternatively, have you considered switching to e-giving? Just set up a scheduled payment via internet banking. The account is: St Paul’s Manuka, BSB 702389 Account 05200454

Giving in this way allows us to better plan our budget. This account is only for regular giving. For special appeals please contact the office.

Donations to St John’s Care

June 3, 2019

Parishioners generously donate food and other goods for distribution by St. John’s Care, which has an active ministry of caring for those who do not have enough food.

We always need:

  • tinned soup
  • tinned meat and vegetable stews
  • tinned fish especially tuna
  • long life milk
  • baked beans
  • pasta sauce
  • cereal
  • pasta
  • noodles
  • coffee
  • tea bags
  • milo

Donated items can be left in the box at the back of St Paul’s.

Cash donations are also appreciated and may be placed in an envelope marked ‘St. John’s Care’ and put in the collection plate or given to the St. John’s Care volunteer coordinator, Keith Skamp (email or 0419122503).

If you need a tax receipt, please include your name and address.

Entertainment Books

June 3, 2019

Entertainment Books can be collected now. Exact cash ($60) to the St Paul’s office or pay online.

The organisation shown is “Mission in Action”. Proceeds will support ABM programs.

New welcomers for 10am

June 3, 2019

We need two new welcomers to join the team at 10am once a month.

Please speak to the Rector if you are interested.