Virtual parish get-together:
There is a change of time to the virtual parish get-together this week, with Parish Council meeting in the morning. The virtual get-together will begin at 2.30pm on Sunday 19 September, with a special live performance of some popular mood-lifting songs by Jo Burton (view only, no chat) for around 20 minutes, then after a short break, the usual get-together at 3pm for afternoon tea, in the usual rotating small group format.
Two links will be sent by e‑mail, one for the live music and one for the afternoon tea.
All are welcome to join either or both.
Anglicare – Online Lockdown Food Drive
Due to lockdown Anglicare are running an ONLINE ‘Lockdown Food Drive’ until October 12th 2021.
Online donations are tax deductible and will be used to support Anglicare to purchase essential grocery items at wholesale prices. Our Mobile Community Pantries and Food and Financial Assistance programs will get these into the hands of those who are struggling the most.
Your generous gift will help Anglicare provide essential grocery items to families who need it most.
Donate now at https://go.anglicare.org.au/church/
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Christine Thurley, Troy & Family; Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; Nadia Wheatley; and Janet Walmsley.
Monday: Janet Widmer & Cliff; Sally Woellner; and Kay Younie, Natasha & Timothy.
Tuesday: Shirley Allen, Barbara & Jade; Victor Anyarisi; and Beth Armstrong.
Wednesday: Ian Barnett; Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; Christopher Brooks.
Thursday: John & Joanne Bowen; and Phillip & Rosemary Bradford.
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: Tosia Cribben; Angus; John Tonetti; Wolf Winter; Br Daniel; Fr Gary Priest; John Bowen; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Colin Spokes; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Peter Knox; Br William; Maurice Pope & his family; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & family; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Deepika & Deepshika; Andrew Stratgolda; and Phillip Hall.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Des Stone; Patricia Smith; and David Neary.
Saints Commemoration: 20th: John Patteson, first Bishop of Melanesia, martyr (d. 1871); 21st: Matthew, Apostle, evangelist & martyr; and 25th: Sergius of Moscow, Abbot & teacher (1392).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Robyn Oldfield; Isabelle Djorgjevic: Lyn Carrington; Stephen Thurley; John Dickson; John Hardy; 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; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Lochlan Lonesborough.
Readings for Next Sunday — St Michael and All Angels: First Reading: Ezekiel 1.4–12; Psalm: 138; Second Reading: Revelation 12.7–12a: and Gospel: John 1.45–51
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Esther 3.8–11, 15–4.5, 12–14||Ps 54||Mark 9.14–29|
|Monday||Job 21.1–16||Ps 49||Ephesians 4.17–28|
|Tuesday||Job 21.17–34||Ps 119.41–64||Ephesians 4.29–5.5|
|Wednesday||Job 22.1–22||Pss 52; 53||Ephesians 5.6–20|
|Thursday||Job 22.23–23.17||Ps 55.13–15, 18–28||Ephesians 5.21–33|
|Friday||Job 24.1–17||Pss 60; 61||Ephesians 6.1–9|
|Saturday||Job 24.18–25.6||Pss 64; 67||Ephesians 6.10–24|