Return of 10am Wednesday Healing Service- this will be held in the church to allow for distancing and limited to 10 people as per current Covid 19 guidelines. Please do not just turn up. Anyone wishing to participate will need to contact Fr Jeff prior to the service
Update – Wednesday’s service (20/05) was a joy, but we are limited under the present guidelines to 10 worshippers. In the second stage of the lifting of restrictions this will increase to 20 persons. I would ask that people continue to notify me of their intention to come along. The clergy have been notified that because of our vulnerable members, we should expect that recorded services will continue to be our main manner of worship during stages 1 and 2. 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.
Food for 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: Pauline Newell; Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed; Mathias Oduro; Katherine Oldfield; Monday: Julie Olston & Phillppa; Fr Jeff & Michelle Parker; and Safron Powell; Tuesday: Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf; Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Wednesday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; Thursday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy; Friday: John Riemer; Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler; and Ken Searle.; 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; Christina Rees (CBE); and John Bowen.
Recently Departed: Br Vincent (long term friend of Noel Jeffs)
Anniversaries of the Departed: Neville Armstrong; Patrick Sadler; Freda Ferguson; Peter Edgley; and Lawrence Clayton
Saints Commemoration: 25th May: Bede of Jarrow, Priest and teacher (d.735); and 26th May: Augustine of Canterbury, missionary and Bishop (d.605).
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 — Day of Pentecost: First Reading: Numbers 11.24–30; Psalm: 104.26–36; Second Reading: Acts 2.1–21; and Gospel: John 7.37–52.
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Acts 1.15–26||Psalm 68.11–20||Revelation 14.1–7; 15.2–4|
|Monday||Deuteronomy 31.1–15||Psalm 64; 67||1 Corinthians 11.17–34|
|Tuesday||Deuteronomy 31. 23–32.9||
|Wednesday||Deuteronomy 32.10–22||Psalm 68.24–35||1 Colossians 12.14–31|
|Thursday||Deuteronomy 32.23–38||Psalm 119.65–88||1 Corinthians 13|
|Friday||Deuteronomy 32.39–52||Psalm 69.17–23, 31–38||1 Corinthians 14.1–121|
|Saturday||Numbers 11.16–17, 24–30||Psalm 48||1 Corinthians 14.13–25|