Around Swan Hill Parish – Friday 16th March 2018

Parishioners from Nyah West and Ultima joined the Swan Hill branch of our Anglican family on Sunday to welcome our new Bishop of Bendigo, Matt Brain, accompanied by eldest son James.

Bp Matt had an instant rapport with the people, as he sat down on the lowest step  of the chancel to chat  to Honour, our little ‘bearer of the lamp’, who was quite speechless at this unexpected action.

Although some people were absent due to the holiday weekend, there was still a large gathering at morning tea for people to mingle and get to know more of our new Shepherd, also to congratulate Jan and Frank Sharam for forty years of marriage, and Frank’s birthday as well!

Being “Mothering Sunday” many wore a white flower and all enjoyed Moira’s delicious Simnel Cake.

Tomorrow there will be the monthly Boot Sale, BBQ and morning tea available. Ron’s team will welcome all offers of extra hands to help, before, during and after the stalls close at midday.

This Sunday our visiting priest will be Archdeacon Michael Hopkins from Mildura, who will celebrate the Eucharist and preach at the 9.30 am service. At 5.00 pm the Café Church leaders will be hoping for some more families to come in for an enjoyable hour, concluding with a meal from 6.00 pm.

Congratulations to our Nyah West branch Secretary, Leone Tress, who has been elected as new Diocesan President of Mothers’ Union. Next Wednesday Mothers’ Union members will gather in Bendigo to celebrate “Lady Day”, which honours the wonderful acceptance of God’s will by Mary, to be the young mother of Jesus.

At the service at 10 am in Bendigo, Joan Mellahn will be presented with a scroll recognising her sixty years’  membership of Mothers’ Union, including terms of office as President and Secretary

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