Happy Birthday to: Ron Nath; Jennifer McGovern; Brett Davies; Ken Searle; and James Barnes.
Today: 5pm Evening Prayer. Fr Jeff is happy to give you communion at this service, if you wish.
Sunday School/Children’s Ministry has now resumed with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Please come along and join us
Remember Mission Giving: The parish has benefited greatly from members switching to electronic giving. Thank you all again for this. However, with this change, our mission giving may have been neglected. If this is so, you can leave your mission giving at the church in an envelope clearly marked to ABM or other mission agency. The Website giving button also allows us to nominate a donation to ABM as well. In the current circumstances, our mission agencies, like the churches, are in greater need. Please remember to support ABM and our other missions.
Wednesday Healing Service — has resumed and is observing Covid-19 restrictions re seating and receiving communion. A biblical discussion, currently on Matthew’s Gospel, takes place following morning tea in the hall – all are invited.
Confirmation – Booked in for Sunday 23rd August: Bp Michael Stead has now confirmed he will be here for confirmation. Please keep our four Confirmees Alex, Lucy, Nicholas & Nam in your prayers.
ABM — Feast of the commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs: 11.00am on Saturday, 5 September 2020 at St Mark’s Church, 8 The Mall, South Hurstville. Refreshments in the Parish Hall following the Eucharist. RSVP ESSENTIAL — by Monday 31st August.
Food for our little friends — Thanks for the food scraps which are now not going to landfill and so reducing the production of harmful greenhouse gasses, especially methane. 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 Wednesday evening at the latest.
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 Hardy; Louise Trott; Christina Rees (CBE); John Bowen; Verity Wright; She Kar Nair; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Ram Chander; Rev’d Val Tibbey; Maureen Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Suzanne Campton; Peter Cinelli; and John Dickson.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Harold Legge; Antonia Nagy-Laing; Septima Mortimer; Albert Watson; Mervyn Davis; and Dianna Gomes.
Saints Commemoration: 3rd Aug: Stephen, Deacon and Martyr; 4th Aug: John Baptist Vianney, Priest of Ars, France (d.1895); 5th Aug: Oswald, King and Martyr (d.642); 6th Aug: The Transfiguration of our Lord; and 8th Aug: Dominic, Priest and Friar (d. 1221).
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Sunday: Ronald Naidu; Anthea, Ron, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath; Monday: Pauline Newell; Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed; and Matthias Oduro; Tuesday: Katherine Oldfield; and Julie Olston & Philippa Fredrickson; Wednesday: Fr Jeff & Michelle Parker, & family; and Saffron Powell; Thursday: Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf Winter; .Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Friday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; and Saturday: We pray for all health workers dealing with our current Covid-19 pandemic, particularly medical professionals dealing with those affected by Covid-19. We pray for everyone struggling psychologically or financially at this time, that they may know they are not alone and are able to ask for and receive the help and support that they need.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andrew Reddy; Jennifer B.; 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; 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 Itadani; Rosemary Bradford; and Meaghan Patterson.
Readings for Next Sunday — Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: First Reading: Genesis 37.1–4, 12–28; Psalm: 105.1–6, 16–22; Second Reading: Romans 10.4–15; and Gospel: Matthew 14.22–36
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Genesis 31.43a, 44–32.2||Psalm 145.14–21||Romans 10.17–11.6|
|Monday||Lamentations 1.1–11a||Psalm 78.39–70||Romans 7.1–12|
|Tuesday||Lamentations 1.11b-22||Psalm 81||Romans 7.13–25|
|Wednesday||Lamentations 2.1–10||Psalm 85; 87||Romans 8.1–8|
|Thursday||1 Kings 19.1–16||Psalm 89.5–18||John 12.20–33|
|Friday||Lamentations 3.1–33||Psalms 119.89–104||Romans 8.18–27|
|Saturday||Lamentations 3.34–66||Psalm 89.19–38||Romans 8.28–39|