Daffodil Day

A little ray daffodils.jpgof sunshine.

It’s a well know song, ‘A little Ray of Sunshine’. You may remember it being sung by Brian Cadd and Glenn Shorrock in the 70’s. At St Mary’s Anglican Church, a little ray of sunshine is being created on the fence surrounding the church. It’s a plain ordinary wire fence made of cold steel and yet, it is being transformed by love and compassion. Hundreds of bright yellow daffodils are going to adorn the fence and re-create it into a wall of sunshine and a message of love, at least that is what is hoped by the people here.

August 24th is Daffodil Day, the time we all dig into our pockets to give to the Cancer Council. Unfortunately, we all know what cancer is and if we haven’t come face to face with it in our family, we live near someone or know someone who has. It is a cruel disease that affects young and old, rich and poor. The people at St Mary’s and Kangaroo Flat community including students from Bendigo Special Development School, Kangaroo Flat Primary School, Big Hill Primary School, Lockwood South Primary School and, St Monica’s Primary school have all been busy over the past few weeks making hundreds of daffodils that will be attached to the fence of St Mary’s both on High St and Church St Kangaroo Flat in the hope of bring sunshine into the lives of those who have battled cancer or battling cancer.

“We care, our hearts go out to you and we are praying for you “said Rev Tracey Wolsley. If as people drive by, they see a field of daffodils and know they are not alone and that people care and together we are continuing to work towards one day hopefully finding a cure, then that is good. If anyone would like to make a daffodil or pick one from their garden and contribute to creating a ray of sunshine, please come along and place a daffodil on the fence anytime from Friday 24th August.

At 9am on Sunday morning at St Mary’s, there will be a special Daffodil Service where people are invited to light a candle for someone battling cancer or, in memory of a loved one. There will be special prayers written by Sandra Davey, a survivor of cancer and, morning tea following the service. If you would like to give to the Cancer Council, donations can also be made on the day. For further information please phone either Rev Tracey Wolsley on 0423 267 405 or Pastoral Care Convener Ken Eddy on 5447 4664.

Winter Art Show

The Anglican Parish of Kangaroo Flat is proud to announce the Eleventh Annual Winter Art Show will be 2018 A4 Posterheld on 27 to 29 July 2018. This event will showcase around 200 works from over fifty artists. Prizes will awarded for four categories, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour and Other Media, with the winner in each receiving $250.

 The show will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Fri 27, Sat 28 and Sun 29 July 2017. Admission is $3.00. 

The official opening will be held on Friday 27 July from 7.30pm. Tickets for the opening are $10.00. Military Artist Robert Milton will be the Guest Speaker, Judge Amber Sansom will announce the winners and supper is provided.

Our raffle this year has three great prizes: First prize is a $200 voucher for Capital Events and Venues (includes Ulumbarra and Capital Theatres), Second prize is $150 in Woolworths Gift Cards and a personal shopping jeep, Third prize is a mixed dozen bottles of wine. The raffle will be drawn at 3.50pm on Sunday 29 July 2018.

Enquiries can be made to Alison on 0409 326 495.

Thy Kingdom Come

St Mary’s Anglican Church Kangaroo Flat will be participating in Thy Kingdom Come this year. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost (10-20 May) for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

TKC Program of Events

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, communities and churches around the world will gather together to pray their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. It is hoped that everyone who participates will deepen their friendship with Jesus and come to know that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.

For more information and resources check out the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website

https://www.thykingdomcome.global

PARISH FAIR

The Annual Parish Fair will run between 8.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 4 November 2017. Visitors can expect a wonderful array of stalls organised by Parishioners– cakes/preserves/produce, BBQ, craft, trash and treasure, books, plants, morning tea, raffle and more. Numerous invited stall holders will be setting up displays including car boot collections, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, Bendigo Wood Turners, Bendigo Spinners and Weavers and more. Children’s attractions include a Jumping Castle, Face Painting Fairy Floss and craft activities.

An exciting and unique part of our fair is the FREE Community Concert, running from 10.00am to 1.30pm. The line-up of entertainment includes the Bendigo District Concert Band, Choice Voices, Rusty Divas, Sing Australia and entertainers from U3A.

There’ll be so many attractions for everyone. If you would like further information contact Geoff 0418 145 105 or younggeoff51@gmail.com.

2017 Fair Poster  2017 Concert Poster