Happy Birthday to: Ellenor Fleming; Milly Clarke; Oscar Davis; Ronan Nath; Arty Kittirat; Blake B.; Laurence Burton-Veitch; Stuart Veitch; Kay Younie; Geoff Lindsay; Noel Jeffs; David Dunlop; Les Carrington; Michael Fleming; Janet Walmsley; and Nadia Wheatley.
Tonight: 6pm Evening Service.
Please note: Our 6pm Evening Service on the 3rd Sunday of the month will no longer be held.
Thank you to all who assisted with “Words of Hope” our parish Poetry Event held yesterday at St Luke’s. It could not have occurred without your help.
Christmas Cards now for Sale:
2019 stock reduced to $5 per pack of 10.
New 2020 stock – supporting The Leprosy Mission, Australia-$10 per pack of 10.
Please see Stephan Gates at the Community Resource Centre straight after the service.
A Thank You from our Sister church in Blayney - Two years ago we donated $2,000 to the parish of Christ Church Blayney to assist them with repairs to their church — we received a message saying that the cracked wall has finally been repaired and thanking us sincerely for our generosity! It’s good they have achieved their goal. We continue to pray for their Parish as they continue to search for a new Rector.
Saturday 21 November – Men’s Night Out:
Deli-o-deli Indian restaurant, 3 Erskineville Road, Erskineville.
Dinner 5.30 — 7.30 pm. Phone 9557 4455.
Must let Kevin Green know by Sunday 15 November.
Attendance List: This is an essential part of our Covid-safe plan which has been lodged with the State Health Department. We request, once again, that you do respond, as it helps us with the planning needed to ensure a safe environment.
Please RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org, ring Church Office (During office hours ONLY) or contact Jennifer on her mobile.
Safe Use of the Internet: This week Fr Jeff attended an online presentation by the office of the eSafety Commissioner, an office of the Commonwealth Government. The website for the eSafety Commissioner has many tips for parents, schools and other organisations about how to stay safe while using the internet.
These were some tips for young people:
- Stay connected with your friends and family as part of a daily routine. If things are bothering you online or offline, speak openly about it.
- Reach out to your extended family such as cousins, aunties or uncles if you are having a hard time at home with your immediate family.
- Let your teachers or school counsellor know if you need extra support.
- If you are feeling pressures from social media, it’s OK to take a break or switch-off.
- If you think you are being cyberbullied or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe about someone who has contacted you online, read up on eSafety’s advice about how to get support.
- If necessary call one of the numbers below.
For more information the website address is https://www.esafety.gov.au/
Life-Saving Phone numbers: Some important phone numbers which everyone should have on hand are:
LifeLine: 13 11 14 Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 MensLine: 1300 789 978 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her email@example.com if you would like to give her an order. You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or preserve or sauces she has on hand. Donald, her husband can deliver your specific order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.
Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, citrus or meat) can be left in the bucket provided. This is part of our Parish environmental initiative.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Fr Philip and Rosemary Bradford; Tony Brownlow; and Ruth Champion.
Monday: Les & Lyn Carrington; Nancy Cheng; and Ron Cross & Family.
Tuesday: Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; and John Dickson.
Wednesday: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre; and Kathy Drummond.
Thursday: Edi & Oscar Davis; David Dunlop; Stephen Gates & Andrew Elder.
Friday: Elizabeth Armstrong, Michael Fleming, Tom, Ella and Nick.
Saturday: Dear loving Father, please deliver us from the coronavirus and limit its impact on Australia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis. Please protect with your loving care those we love — our families, friends and neighbours. Let your fatherly hand guide, shelter and strengthen them. Cast out all anxious fears and doubts. Give us an increasing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace. We pray for those around the world now struggling with COVID-19. Heal and comfort those who are sick and suffering. Protect and guide the health professionals who are at the front line. Please give wisdom and courage to those who bear responsibility for confronting this challenge. We ask these things through the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: Kristen Harley; Stephen Thurley; Kevin Tibbey; Glen; Mary Middleton; Barbara Reyne; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Rev’d Val Tibbey; Maureen Clunas; Wolf Winter; Edna Chambers; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Meaghan Patterson; Peter Cinelli; John Dickson; Rita Muscat & her family; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; and John Can Pahali.
Recently Departed: Ram Chander (Ron Naidu’s grandfather).
Anniversaries of the Departed: Edward Twivey; Bob Marey; Frank Gosden; Violet Foster; Rockley Millen; Susan Garrad; Nellie Cornick; Fr Austin Day; Elva Austin; and Wit Takham.
Saints Commemoration: 3rd Nov: Richard Hooker, Priest & Teacher (d.1600); and 4th Nov: Day of Anglicans and Roman Catholics to pray for one another.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andrew Reddy; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Kiki Chun; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Lyn Carrington; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rosemary Bradford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Verity Wright.
Readings for Next Sunday: Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: Joshua 24.1–3a, 14–25 Psalm: 78.1–7
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4.9–18 Gospel: Matthew 25.1–13
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Sirach 44.1–15||Psalm 33||Revelation 19.1–10|
|Monday||Daniel 9.15–27||Psalms 7; 8||Revelation 1.1–8|
|Tuesday||Daniel 10.1–17||Psalm 10||Revelation 1.9–20|
|Wednesday||Daniel 10.18–11.13||Psalms 13;14||Revelation 2.1–7|
|Thursday||Daniel 11.14–28||Psalm 17.1–13, 15–16||Revelation 2.8–11|
|Friday||Daniel 11.29–45||Psalm 18.32–38, 45–52||Revelation 2.12–17|
|Saturday||Daniel 12||Psalm 119.1–16||Revelation 2.18–29|