The office is closed until further notice: Jennifer will be working from home on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.15–2.45pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or if urgent call Mob: 0409 049 442.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY desperately needs food.
Please keep collecting your donations of tinned and non-perishable food items. You will be able to bring them in to the church when services resume.
WORDSWORTH & MASKELL PIPE ORGAN RECITAL
Postponed to a date to be fixed in 2022
Please note the recital will not take place in September 2021 due to the pandemic.
Watch this space or the Parish Facebook page for announcements next year, or in the meantime, express interest to attend future recitals at: email@example.com
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler; Rajah Selvarajah & Greg; Peter Seymour; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes.
Monday: John Reimer; Ken Searle; Louisa Silverman; and Ray & Laurel Sommer.
Tuesday: Raboom & Nol Takham; Karlene Thompson; and John Tonetti.
Wednesday: Christine Thurley, Troy and Family; and Nadia Wheatley.
Thursday: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Janet Walmsley.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
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: John Bowen; John Satterley; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Colin Spokes; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Br William; Ron Clarke & his family; Maurice Pope & his family; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & family; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); Deepika & Deepshika; Andrew Stratgolda; and Sr Helen Julian CSF.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Grace Johnsen; Ian Scott; Mary Sotiriadis; and Neil Daniels.
Saints Commemoration: 9th: Mary Sumner, founder of the Mother’s Union (d.1921); 10th: Laurence, Deacon and martyr at Rome (d.258); 11th: Clare of Assisi (d.1252); and John Henry Newman, Cardinal & Theologian (d.1890); 13th: Jeremy Taylor, Bishop and spiritual writer (d.1667); and 14th: Twentieth century martyrs including Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia (d.1918); Maximilien Kolbe, Friar (d.1940); Maria Skobtsova, Abbess in Russia (d.1945); Martin Luther King, worker for civil liberties (d.1968); Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda (d.19770; and Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador (d.1980).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Lyn Carrington; Stephen Thurley; Wolf Winter; John Dickson; John Hardy; 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; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Dayalan Saminathan; Kuwert; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Lochlan Lonesborough
Readings for Next Sunday — Mary Mother of Our Lord: First Reading: 61.10–2.3; Psalm: Song of Mary (APBA p.31); Second Reading: Galatians 4.4–7; and Gospel: Luke 2.1–7
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||2 Samuel 19.1–15||Ps 34.1–10||Ephesians 5.1–14|
|Monday||Proverbs 15.1–15||Ps 91||Romans 9.1–13|
|Tuesday||Proverbs 15.16–33||Ps 94||Romans 9.14–24|
|Wednesday||Proverbs 16.1–15||Pss 97; 98||Romans 9.25–10.4|
|Thursday||Proverbs 16.16–33||Ps 103||Romans 10.5–13|
|Friday||Proverbs 17.1–16||Ps 102.12–28||Romans 10.14–21|
|Saturday||Proverbs 17.17–18.3||Ps 119.105–128||Romans 11.1–12|
Discussion Questions from Working Preacher
- When your grief is deep, as David’s was, are you able to lament as David did? (2 Sam 18:5–9, 15, 31–33)
- Seeing or hearing are ways to experience spiritually but how do we taste God’s goodness? (Psa 34:1–8)
- What is the distinction Jesus makes between the miracle of manna and the bread of life? (John 6:35, 41–51)
This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Melissa Tidwell.