Weekly Electronic Notices
Week beginning 16 August 2020-No 77
COVID 19 UPDATES
- Our Church stays alive through the contact of its people with one another. Let’s please keep in touch with each other through our groups and regularly uphold each other in prayer. We have Zoom groups for prayer, morning tea and book group. The details are all under ‘Parish News’. Thank you for remembering your buddies too.
- If you are struggling with anything, please reach out to someone in the St Dunstan’s community or alternatively the following link also offers some support services https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/servicesandsupport/counselling-online-and-phone-support-for-mental-illness. It’s good to talk to someone who cares for you. ❤️
- Thanks to those who have volunteered their time to assist with the recording of the live streaming of services. Your service to our St Dunstan’s community is much appreciated!
- This morning we farewelled Ama Walgama. We pray God’s continued blessing over your life and wish you all the very best in Queensland. It was so lovely to see many of our parishioners at morning tea.
- Parish Council meets this week. Please pray for God’s leading for this group as they discuss matters and make decisions pertinent to our parish.
- Don’t forget our prayer wall in the church porch. You can use it to post prayer requests or pray for those already on there. Its a great way to be connected to each other while we are physically apart.
- There are many people in need and groceries are still being dropped off to Camcare. The next time you are at the supermarket, why not pick up a few extra cans of soup or some such like for those who need it. Please drop off your donations in the donation basket in the church porch. Alternatively, you can make a monetary donation if you wish. Please visit https://camcare.org.au. Thank you to Peter Wright for his help with transporting donations.
- The Brotherhood of St Laurence https://www.bsl.org.au are also seeking donations. Many people are facing hardship, especially during this pandemic time and your donations would be appreciated and valued. You may also wish to donate to Anglicare who are also gratefully accepting donations.
- If you need some cloth masks, please let Vicar Roberta know. Some very clever parishioners are making masks to assist those who need them.
- If you would still like some sacred space kits to enhance your Sunday morning experience (or any day for that matter!), please let Roberta know.
- If you would like to join in Morning Prayer via Zoom each Tuesday and Thursday with a small group, please contact Trevor at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please join us for Zoom morning tea after Sunday service at 10.45am. If you don’t already receive the weekly link, please email Tania on email@example.com.
- Please continue to pray for each other from our updated Parish Prayer List:
- Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page St Dunstans Anglican Church Group .https://www.facebook.com/groups/482613181793174/and bookmark our websitewww.stdunstans.org.au. We will be live streaming Sunday services at 9.30am on Facebook and soon after, the Vicar’s message will also be uploaded onto our website.
ANGLICAN COMMUNITY NEWS
The NewsStand 6 – 12 August
In this week’s TMA Newsstand:
• Melbourne Anglicans launch ‘Candles at Curfew’
• Five Riverina Anglican churches to close, prompting calls to modernise or perish
• Japanese Christians remember the end of World War Two
• The neoliberal revolution inside the church
• Statue of Christian great to replace that of white supremacist
• and more…
The August edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) has been posted to parishes and subscribers, and is also available in various formats for reading online and printing. Please click here. The Prayer Diary can be found within TMA and also in a print-friendly version here.
Weighing the Risk: this week’s message from Archbishop Philip Freier
Virtual reality, digital social relationships and how young people can navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of the online world are all up for discussion on this month’s episode of Angles on Science, Faith and Culture. Host the Revd Dr Chris Mulherin is joined by Dr Katherine Canobi, a cognitive development scientist and author of the young adult science fiction novel Mindcull, and Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne Dr Philip Freier.
The podcast is now available by searching for Angles on Science, Faith and Culture on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts, or click here to go to the website and follow the links.
See what news, features, viewpoints, reviews and other articles of interest are in this month’s edition.