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 – these have been great 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. No password required now. Thanks to Jennifer Bestel for the idea and for hosting.
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.
Readings for Next Sunday — Fourth Sunday of Easter; First Reading: Acts 2.42–47; Psalm: 23; Second Reading: 1 Peter 2.1–10; and Gospel: John 10.1–10.
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Isaiah 42.6–16||Ps 3||Revelation 5|
|Monday||Exodus 19.1–15||Psalm 141; 142||1 Corinthians 1.1–9|
|1 Corinthians 1.10–19|
|Wednesday||Exodus 20.18–21.6||Psalm 147||1 Corinthians 1.10–19|
|Thursday||Exodus 22.20–23.3||Psalm 144; 150||1 Corinthians 2.1–11|
|Friday||Exodus 23.4–17||Psalm 3;4||1 Corinthians 2.12–3.4|
|Saturday||Exodus 23.20–33||Psalm 7;8||1 Corinthians 3.5–17|
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; and Christina Rees (CBE).
Anniversaries of the Departed: William Keating; Annie Roberts; Terry Ogg; Rupert Coombes; Elsie Lowe; and Albert Allen.
Saints Commemoration: 29th April: Catherine of Siena, spiritual teacher (d.1380); and 2nd May: Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, teacher (d. 373).
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Sunday: Peter Seymour; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; and Louisa Silverman; Monday: Ray & Laurel Sommer; and Raboom & Nol Takham; Tuesday: Karlene Thompson; Christine Thurley; and John Tonetti; Wednesday: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Nadia Wheatley; Thursday: Janet Walmsley; Janet Widmer & Cliff; and Sally Woellner; Friday: Kay Younie, Natasha & Timothy; and Victor Anyarisi; and Saturday: We pray for all health workers dealing with our current Covid-19 pandemic, particularly Raboom Takham & the nursing staff at St Vincent’s Hospital. That they may receive the resources and support needed at this time.
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; Sr Elizabeth (SSC); 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).