Changes Afoot – At the time of preparing this service booklet there is speculation about the return of ‘worship in person’. I am aware that many are wanting to get back to ‘physical’ Church services ASAP. At the same time, others are anxious and unsure about it. I am waiting for official advice from the Diocese regarding these matters. Throughout this time, we have followed the directions of the Archbishop and this will continue to be the case in the coming days and weeks. Fr. Jeff
Confirmation – Booked in for Sunday 23rd August (but waiting to be advised). Bp Michael Stead will be here for confirmation. Anyone who is not confirmed is invited to go through the process of preparation with Fr Jeff. Please speak to Fr Jeff about this.
Zoom Morning Tea – 11.30am Sunday Morning: These are a great way to catch up with a number of parishioners. If you are not familiar with the technology, all you have to do to join a session is to click on the email link that is sent out each week.
Please remember our little friends - Don’t forget to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peelings, tea leaves and coffee grounds for the parish worm farms. (No citrus, dairy or meat). You can still drop this off outside the office — during office hours.
If you would like some worm castings for your garden you can leave a bucket or bag at the rectory with your details. Our little fertilizer factories have been doing a wonderful job and the fruit of their labours is now available.
Any notices for the service booklet will need to be submitted to the Parish Office email by Tuesday evening at the latest. This is so we can post out the weekly service booklet earlier.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Sunday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Monday: Noel Jeffs; Diana Jefferies; and Eddy Kittirat, Mint, Atom & Arty; Tuesday: Geoff Lindsey & Mandy Tibbey; John Lo; and Fabian LoSchiavo; Wednesday: Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas; and Evelyn Maack; Thursday: Jennifer McGovern; John Merchant; Jo Middleton and Fran Morris; Friday: Ian Mylchreest; Ronald Naidu; and Anthea, Ron, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath; and Saturday: We pray for all health workers dealing with our current Covid-19 pandemic, particularly doctors and nurses dealing with those affected by Covid-19. That they all may receive the resources and support needed at this time.
Prayers for the sick: Kristen Harley; Stephen Thurley; Kevin Tibbey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Edna Chambers; Br Michael Saminatham (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Louise Middleton; Barbara Reyne; Victoria Keighery; Fr John Bunyan; John; Louise Trott; and Christina Rees (CBE).
Anniversaries of the Departed: Ada Mitchell; Elizabeth Stewart; Louis Roberts; William Doyle; Rhoda Palmer-Gibson; Frederick Crowther; and Clive Turnbull.
Saints Commemoration: 19th May: Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (d.988); and 21st May: Ascension Day.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andrew Reddy; Jennifer B.; Rosemary Bradford; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Gary & Karen Steiner-Hill; Kenneth Barongo; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Connolly; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Victor Anyarisi; Baby Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Robert & Lyndall; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadini; and Br William (SSF).
Readings for Next Sunday — St. Augustine of Canterbury: First Reading: Acts 26:19–23; Psalm: 96:1–6; Second Reading: 1 Thess. 2:2–9; and Gospel: Luke 10:1–9
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Acts 8.14–25||Psalm 66.1–8||Revelation 11.15–19|
|Monday||Exodus 35.20–36.7||Psalm 44.10–27||1 Corinthians 10.1–11|
|1 Corinthians 10.12–22|
|Wednesday||Isaiah 63.7–14||Psalm 99||Colossians 2.20–3.4|
|Thursday||2 Kings 2.1–15||Psalm 97||Revelation 5.1–10|
|Friday||Deuteronomy 29.1–21||Psalm 52; 53||1 Corinthians 10.23–11.1|
|Saturday||Deuteronomy 29.29–30.20||Psalm 55.13–15, 18–28||1 Corinthians 11.2–16|