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The Gippsland Anglican, February 2011

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Volume 108, Number 1February 2011Published in Gippsland Diocese since 1904
The Gippsland Anglican is your award winning newspaper: Most Improved Newspaper (ARPA) 2001; Best Regional Publication (ARPA) 2003; Best Social Justice Story Highly Commended (ARPA) 2004.
Celebrating 80 yearsof Brotherhoodpage 4Women: beyond thecomfort zone
Page 3
Abbey Program takesvision forwardpage 7
Bishop Parkesleads Anglicanson Australia Dayhonors list
ABOVE: Tom and Tanya Killingbeck, along with their children, Calime, Tristan and Chiara, were atthe Australia Day breakfast and ceremony at Bruthen. The family recently moved from Warragul parishto Bruthen, where Tom will be the part-time incumbent. On February 19, Tom will be ordained deaconand Phyllis Andy and Kathy Dalton will each be ordained priest. The ordinations will be at St Paul’sAnglican Cathedral, Sale, beginning 11am. The Killingbeck family enjoyed meeting local parishionersand other community members at the Australia Day ceremony, and saw Helen Pollard receive a specialLions award. Other Australia Day awards were made to many prominent Australian Anglicans (seestory left).
Photo: Jeanette Severs
BISHOP Anthony John Parkes,of Wangaratta Diocese, has beenhonored for his achievements asan Anglican priest. He leads a listof Anglicans who were recog-nised for their community serviceat the recent Australia Day cere-monies across the nation.In announcing the Australia Day2011 Honors List, the Governor-General, Her Excellency QuentinBryce AC, Chancellor of theOrder of Australia, commendedthe 441 recipients, who receivedawards in the general division of the Order of Australia, in recogni-tion of their diverse contributionsand service to fellow citizens inAustralia and internationally.“I want to give my strong sup-portto the awards made throughthe Australian Honors System’,Ms Bryce said. “They elevate theconcept of giving to others. Theyheighten our respect for oneanother and they encourageAustralians to think about theresponsibilities of citizenshipinour democracy.”“Awards in the Australian honorssystem represent the highest levelof recognition accorded by ournation for outstanding achieve-ment and service, recognise com-munity values and celebrate whatis important and unifying inAustralian life,” Ms Bryce said.The Honourable Peter HowardCostello, of Camberwell Victoriawas awarded the Companion (AC)of the Order of Australia. He wasrecognised for his eminent serviceto the Parliament of Australia.Costello was educated at CareyBaptist Grammar School and isknown to attend Baptist andAnglican churches.Among those awarded Member(AM) of the Order of Australiawere prominent Anglicans,Emeritus Professor KennethRaymond Dutton OAM, of NewcastleNSW; Mr GeoffreyVictor Kells, ofCremorneNSW;Mr Andrew George McCallum, of Drummoyne NSW; Mr SidneyHordern Myer, ofTooraVictoria; The Right ReverendAnthony John Parkes, of Bishop’sLodge, WangarattaVictoria.Bishop Parkes was awarded forservice to the Anglican Church of Australia, particularly throughcontributions to the completion of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane.Currently the Bishop of theDiocese of Wangaratta, since2008, he was previously AssistantBishop, Diocese of Brisbane, andDean, St John’s AnglicanCathedral, 2004-2007.He promoted fundraising proj-ects that enabled completion of building works on the Cathedralwhich is now a venue for the arts,hosting concerts, recitals, exhibi-tions and other events.Anglicans among those awardedMedal (OAM) of the Order of Australia, were Mr Ian LindsayCarrig, ofGlen OsmondSA; MrBrian Arthur Corless, MalvernEast Victoria; Mrs Susan Diver, of Darling PointNSW; MrsMarguerite Lily Eldridge, StanleyTasmania;Mr Ronald Fife Fallaw,deceased, late of MorningtonVictoria; Ms Elizabeth LeightonFlint, ofKensington GardensSA;Mr Barry John Hirt, of GisborneVictoria; Mrs Jeanette LorraineHolland, ofTareeNSW; MrWilliam James Humphreys, of KiamaNSW; Ms Lexie FayJorgensen, ofToowoombaQld;Mr Albert Anthony Manning, of TumutNSW;Dr Ian JamesMitchell, ofFerny CreekVictoria;Mr Rodger Gregory O’Hara, of EaglehawkVictoria; Mrs AliceArnott Oppen, ofHunters HillNSW; Miss Elma MargaretProellocks, ofToowoombaQld;Mrs Gwenda Rees, of KapundaSA; Mrs Jocelyn Clare Ross, of GeraldtonWA;The ReverendWilliam Arthur (Bill) Ross, of GeraldtonWA;Mr Walter JohnWilliamson, ofMaroubraNSW.
AWA recognised
MRS Jeanette Lorraine Holland,ofTareeNSW, was recognised forher role with Anglican Women of Australia, among other churchorganisations, in the AustraliaDay honors. Mrs Holland wasawarded the Medal (OAM) of theOrder of Australia, for service tothe community, particularlythrough Quota International, andto a range of church and serviceorganisations.Mrs Holland has been NationalTreasurer, Anglican Women of Australia, 2000-2003; DiocesanPresident, 1996-1999. ParishRepresentative, Synod of Anglican Diocese of Newcastle;Bishop’s Representative, 1999-2001; Member, Anglican ParishCouncil and the AnglicanWomen’s Fellowship.
Rallies in March
THE Gippsland AWA Deaneryrallies will be held February 28 toMarch 3. Beth Hookey, of AngliCORD, is the guest speaker.The rallies, open to all women,will be held at Metung, Yarram,Newborough, Bunyip andKorumburra. Contact CarolynRaymond, telephone 03 51919343; more information on page 3inside
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2Our Diocese - Missions and Ministries
February 2011
The Gippsland Anglican
The Gippsland 
 Anglican
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is the officialnewspaper of and is published byThe Anglican Diocese of Gippsland,453 Raymond St, Sale, Victoria, 3853,www.gippsanglican.org.auEditor: Mrs Jeanette Severs,PO Box 928, Sale, 3850Tel: 03 5144 2044Fax: 03 5144 7183
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Index
Bishop receives AM1Beyond comfort zone380 years for Brotherhood4Flood relief appeal 5Summer Sonlight6Abbey finds its feetFirst Abbey program8MOPS cubby9Prizes for children10Puzzles & color in11Farewell with flowers12Diocesan Calendar13Lenten studies13Christmas in parishes14Parish fairs15Parish missions16
PERHAPS it is because I am a ‘meat andthree vegetables’ man from way back, that Ihave never understood why anyone would wantto watch a television cooking show, let aloneget excited about it. So imagine my surprisewhen cooking shows top the TV ratings.Sure, I do now appreciate the wider range of foodsavailable because of our growing multi-cultural society, but from my perspective (bor-ing, I know) food is for sustenance notadulation.There is an even more serious side to all thisthat troubles me deeply. While we in wealthycountries get excited about cuisine, strugglewith obesity and throw out tonnes of fooddaily, lack of food and poor nutrition con-tributes to the deaths of millions of people eachyear across the world.This stark contrast is even more telling in thecontext of the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs), which in the year 2000, world leaderscommitted to achieve by the year 2015. Thefirst listed of those goals is to ‘Eradicate ex-treme poverty and hunger’.It seems to me, symbolically at least, the vastarray of cooking shows on TV laughs in theface of that intent. It is little wonder we are off the pace in achieving the MDGs by 2015.In a recent newspaper article by Melbournewriter Jane Cafarella,I was delighted to find Ihad a travel companion on this issue. She in-forms us of some mind-boggling facts. To cite just a couple, in our world where there aremore than 1.1 billion overweight people,poornutrition contributes to half the 10.9 millionchild deaths each year. There has to be some-thing wrong here!Her analysis is that our obsession with cook-ing and eating is “a symptom of how self-ab-sorbed and over indulged we are” and that it is“just making us fat and boring”.Even more importantly, she points out “thereare almost as many hunger sites (on the web) ascooking shows (onTV)” and suggests we dosomething about it.That is pretty good advice,and for us asChristians it is fundamental to what we believe.When Jesus said: “You always have the poorwith you, but you do not always have me”, hewas not saying, as some would suggest, there isnot much you can do about the poor and weshould just concentrate on him, as if that meanswe can ignore the poor.In fact, he was quoting the scriptures whichstate: “Since there will never cease to be somein need on the earth, I therefore command you,‘Open your hand to the poor and needy in yourland’.”
 Deuteronomy 15.11
It would seem to me that here Jesus is simplysaying that if we value him and what his pres-ence with us means, we will show this by livingas he lived. As he gave his life that we mighthave life,so we will give of our lives so thatothers may live.Where the life of another is in any way underthreat, we will live our lives in such a mannerthat we contribute to the removal of that threat.Certainly we will neverlive in a manner thatadds to that threat.So, because our over-indulgence as Aus-tralians arguably contributes to the hunger of others in the world, we as Christians can donothing other than to desist from over-indul-gence and anything that encourages it. Then wecan use the wealth thereby saved to offer lifeand hope to those most in need.That makes for a pretty good New Year’s res-olution. Maybe you could symbolise that reso-lution by watching less TV cooking shows.
The Right Reverend John McIntyreAnglican Bishop of Gippsland
A hungry resolution
 
“there are almost as many hunger sites as cooking shows”
Gippsland Grammar ...we make a di 
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Students and Sta
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James Gray
(Tinamba)
99.9
Agnik Sarkar
(Sale)
99.4
Sarah Christie
(Bushy Park)
99.1
April Rowe
(Sale)
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Hayden Meade
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Gippsland Grammarcelebrates the success of the Year 12 class of 2010
11% of students had an ATAR above 9521% of students had an ATAR above 9038% of students had an ATAR above 8095% of students had an ATAR above 50
 www.gippslandgs.vic.edu.auPhone 5143 6388
 
 
The Anglican Dioceseof Gippslandtakes complaints of abuse and harmseriously
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If you may have been harmed by aChurch worker, or know someonewho has, please come forward. Allcomplaints will be treated sensitivelyand confidentially.The Director of ProfessionalStandards, Cheryl Russell, can becontacted on telephone 03 56331573, on mobile 0407 563313 oremailcherylrussell1@bigpond.com The Anglican Diocese of Gippslanddoes not tolerate
any
harassment orabuse in its church community.
 
February 2011
Our Diocese - Missions and Ministries3The Gippsland Anglican
AFTER the October AWA Rallyheld in Sale last year, many peoplein Gippsland thought the local An-glican Women of Australia (AWA)group would no longer exist or beable to run its annual programsacross the diocese. This is NOT so!The Deanery Rallies will go on asthey have for many years, underthe organisation of an AWA work-ing group.This year, guest speaker, Mrseth Hookey, from the overseasaid organisation, Anglicord, willattend all five Deanery Rallies.eth (right) will speak about inspi-rational women she has come toknow through her work.These women are making ex-traordinary decisions to live outtheir faith in action. These womenwork across the world in suchcountries as Africa and Israel. Theyare reaching out to their neighboursin refugee camps in conflict zonesand with people who have lived forgenerations with extreme poverty.They are women who are livingand working in cities, in rural areasand with desert nomads. Beth willalso be speaking from her own ex-perience about how her work hastaken her beyond the comfort zonethrough her work with Anglicord.The Rallies will start in the eastof the diocese at Metung, on Mon-day, February 28, beginning 10 am.The next Rally is in the parish of Yarram on Tuesday, March 1, be-ginning 10 am. In the evening of March 1 is the evening rally, atNewborough from 7pm.On Wednesday, March 2, atten-dees will meet at Korumburra at10am.On Thursday, March 3, womenwill gather in the far west of thediocese, at Bunyip, from 10am.All the Deanery Rallies beginwith a refreshment, then attendeescelebrate the Eucharist together.There will be a meeting after eachservice to find out what AWA isdoing this year and to plan for thefuture. This meeting will includeinformation on AWA’s missionproject for the year. After lunch,the guest speaker will deliver an in-spirational address before the dayfinishes with more refreshments!All Anglican women are auto-matically members of AWA andthe Rallies are normally very wellattended. Women are encouragedto put these dates in your diariesand come together in worship,service and fellowship.For further information, contactCarolyn Raymond, telephone 035191 9343.
Comfort zones
BETH Hookey is the AnglicordSmall Grants Manager and hertopic for the AWA Deanery Ralliesis ‘Beyond the comfort zone: inspi-rational Anglican women today’.Beth’s experience has led her tobelieve that around the world, An-glican women are taking bravesteps beyond their comfort zone toshow the love of Christ to theirneighbours in refugee camps, con-flict zones, and poverty.An Anglican overseas aid worker,Beth has met some inspirational‘ordinary women’ making extraor-dinary choices to put faith into ac-tion in love. Beth will also speak of her own unexpected journey be-yond her comfort zone, through herwork over 20 years with Anglicord,an Australian Anglican overseasaid organisation.
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Communitysupports theinner journey
THE Anam Cara Community is adiocesan ministry that seeks tosupport and care for those who feelcalled to make the inner journeyinto God. The diocesan strategicplan encourages all members of thediocesan family to pay attention toboth their inner and outward jour-neys.The Anam Cara Community pro-vides events (quiet days, retreatsand workshops), resources (web-site, newsletters, library), support(spiritual direction or soul care andteaching) and fellowship to thosewho feel led to follow Jesus’ callto lives of deep prayer.Some people are a little uncertainabout the Anam Cara Community.Some mistakenly think it is onlyfor those interested in mysticalideas or even an expression of ‘newage’ thinking. Nothing could befurther from the truth. A carefulreading of the brochure titled‘Anam Cara Community State-ment’ (available from parish clergyand the diocesan registry office)shows this.The Anam Cara Community is agroup of people in Gippsland, andthe wider Australian church, whoseek to live prayerful lives, re-sponding to Jesus’ call to love Goddeeply and expansively and to de-vote themselves to service of theirneighbour. The Anam Cara Com-munity understands itself to have aspecial ministry to those who feeldistant from the church, or ‘on theoutside’ and seeks to provide a safespace for everyone to explore theinner journey. The Community iscommitted to ministry to the Dio-cese, one part of which is to holdthe diocesan family before God inprayer.The Community is led by the Ser-vant Leaders, who in 2011 areAnne Turner, Jane Macqueen,Marion White, Jo Inglis, KateCampbell, Carolyn Raymond, JanHuggins, Sue Hopkins, BrianTurner and Colin Thornby. TheCommunity commissioned theServant Leaders in late November,at the Annual Thanksgiving Eu-charist, held at St Paul’s Cathedralin Sale. At the Eucharist the Com-munity also welcomed and af-firmed new associates, andrededicated itself to the journey.Everyone is welcome to attendAnam Cara Community events,and to access the resources andservices. The Community gener-ally holds Quiet Days each month,between February to November.The best way to keep up to datewith Anam Cara Community hap-penings is to visit the websitewww.anamcara-gippsland.org. Youcan view the calendar, find outmore about ACC, read newsletters,access resources, and contact Com-munity members.The first Quiet Day for the yearwill be hosted by the Sale MeetingPlace on Saturday, February 26,with the theme ‘The creative Spiritof God in you’, led by Kate Camp-bell.Contributed by Anne Turner, andColin Thornby.ABOVE: Servant Leader AnneTurner speaks about the AnamCara Community.
 
Lady Day in March
AT the annual general meeting of Mothers’Union Gippsland, held late last year, the committeefinalised arrangements for Lady Day, on Friday,March 25 and other activities for the year. Guestspeaker at Lady Day is Mrs Marilyn Oulds, MUAustralia member and general Trustee of World-wide Mothers’ Union.Marilyn will speak on her experiences within theWorldwide Mothers Union. Lady Day is held an-nually in late March, at St Paul’s Anglican Cathe-dral in Sale.The day begins at 10am and attendees are advisedto bring their own lunch.Outgoing president of MU Gippsland, and newlyelected MU Australia Caritas leader, Jan Misiurka,expressed her appreciation, on behalf of the exec-utive, for the coverage and promotion of Mothers’Union in
The Gippsland Anglican
.“On behalf of the executive and myself, I want tothank you for the most positive promotions youhave provided for MU over my time in leadershipof Gippsland MU, and for enlightening the widerreadership to the role and work of MU. We haveappreciated it immensely. I am sure Karin McKen-zie will provide you with many opportunities in thefuture,” Jan said.ABOVE: Jan Misurka with Nell and Marge at theMaffra MU Christmas lunch last year.ABOVE: Attendees at the 80th an-niversary of the Brotherhood of St Laurence had plenty of reasonsto celebrate on Wednesday, De-cember 8 last year. See story andmore photographs on page 4.

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