Week beginning 3 May 2020

St Dunstan's Anglican Church Camberwell

Weekly Electronic Notices 

Service (WENS)

Week beginning 03 May 2020-No 62

RIP Robert G Miller

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  • Robert (Bob) Miller’s funeral will be live streamed via our Facebook page on Tuesday 5 May at 2pm. Bob was the longest serving St Dunstan’s parishioner and was very much loved and respected. A real gentleman. Vale dear Bob.
  • Open Church will be take place next Sunday 10 May at 4.30pm via Zoom. If you are not a regular to this service but would like to join in, please email Roberta for a meeting ID.  
  • Please continue to pray for each other from our Parish Prayer List:

We have some great stories in this edition, including news of how Melbourne Anglicans are contributing to the ongoing bushfire recovery effort in Gippsland and Wangaratta; an interview with Alice Achan, the founder of a remarkable project that is rebuilding the lives of vulnerable women in Uganda; and a piece by Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox about where a Christian worldview may fit in helping to make sense of the coronavirus crisis and its effects.

Please note that the Prayer Diary has not been included within the pages of TMA this month, but can be found at https://www.melbourneanglican.org.au/spiritual-resources/.

Poetry Corner

Mookari

Dan Davis (central Queensland)

I think it’s going to rain today, the sun isn’t so bright.

The clouds are slowing covering the blue, closing it all from sight.

He Coming Now I think I heard some thunder, smell rain in the air.

Just saw a flash of lightning, stretching out over there.

“BANG”, the clap of thunder goes, it can give a little fright.

Watching this lightning can be dangerous, but oh what a sight.

He Coming Now, that big fella, He coming really fast.

The rain is really falling down, wonder how long it’ll last.

He Coming Now, see I told you He’ll back to see us all soon.

The old fella, always brings the lightning, and noisy thunder too.

He coming Now, For how long I can’t really say.

But He here, for a little while, so don’t go outside and play.

He here now, you kids, look how he lights up the sky.

That old fella Mookari, he don’t wanna say goodbye.

Look how he makes the thunder, roar, so very loud.

He make the lightning show its brightness, he feeling really proud.

Mookari old man, You’re the same  every year.

I like it when you visit us, but don’t get too near.

Mookari, Old Man, the name for Real big rain.

Looks like the old Man is going now but He’ll be back again.

He going now, the rain is slowing down.

He’ll go and water somewhere else, cool off some other town.

There he goes, the sky is turning blue, the sun is coming out.

But watch out for that old man, he’ll come back to us no doubt.

(Mookari is the Baradah clan’s word for storm)