Weekly Electronic Notices
Week beginning 23 August 2020-No 78
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. ❤️
- Our buddy system is so important in ensuring we are taking care of each other during these Covid times. We would like to make sure all our parishioners are getting a call from their buddies. So to this end, can we please ask each of you to let Vicar Roberta know (via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0478 404 179) who you are in contact with. That would be enormously helpful.
- 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.
- If you would like to join in Morning Prayer via Zoom each Tuesday and Thursday with a small group, please contact Trevor at email@example.com. All are welcome!
- We had a great turn out at Zoom morning tea last Sunday. It was so lovely to see so many of you. Please join us for a cuppa and a chat every Sunday at 10.45am after online service.
- Ama has arrived safely in Brisbane and has attended several St Dunstan’s meetings in quarantine! We miss you Ama but feel blessed that you are still a part of our parish.
- 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.
- Please continue to pray for each other from our updated Parish Prayer List:
- As part of our child safety priorities, we are required to make available the Kooyoora Mission Statement in our newsletter.
Kooyoora Ltd is an independent not for profit company that provides professional standards and other services to charities, including charities that are Anglican dioceses, entities, colleges and schools, to enable them more effectively to fulfil their charitable objectives. Their Vision is as follows:
“Our Vision is to enable and manage–
a fair and independent process for complaint handling and screening for par ticipating organisations tailored to their circumstances that –
respects both complainants and respondents
upholds the standards and integrity of the organization, and
promotes the safety of children and adults with whom the organization en gages.
schemes for participating institutions to provide redress through an
independent survivor focused, trauma informed, pastoral and therapeutic process.”
For more information, please visit https://www.kooyoora.org.au/
- 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
13 – 19 August
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In this week’s TMA Newsstand:
• Winner of the Christian Book of the Year announced
• Marking Earth Overshoot Day
• One the ground in Beirut with World Vision
• Why workplaces need religious freedom too
• Five facts about Joe Biden’s Vice President Nominee Kamala Harris
• and more…
Living faith in each generation: 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 editio
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