Weekly Electronic Notices
Week beginning 05 July 2020-No 71
- Due to the recent developments with Covid 19 infections, we will continue as we have been for the past few months with live streamed services. Thank you for your patience and forbearance under these trying circumstances. A massive thank you to Vicar Roberta, Judy, Ama, John and Jenni, Trevor and everyone else who has assisted with readings and intercessions. Your service to our parish community is recognised, valued and very much appreciated.❤️
- Morning Prayer will still continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.10am. Please join us if you are able. Appropriate physical distancing rules will apply.
- A message from Vicar Roberta:
Hi everyone, I would like to announce a Zoom Book Club.
Starting July 14th 4pm.
We will be reading Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr (2011)
You can get this on Kindle for $18.73 or from Booktopia in paperback for $17.25.
There is also a companion journal available at Koorong for $19.95 though they don’t appear to have any books!
If you look on the internet there are heaps of resources available and you can see Richard Rorh talking about it on YouTube.
Please email Roberta on email@example.com if you would like to take part. I will then send you a Zoom invitation.
- We will need young, fit people to volunteer with specialised cleaning once church services commence. Please consider this act of service if you are able and communicate your willingness to either Bev Gruar, who will draw up a roster, or the wardens.
- We also need welcomers to welcome back people once services commence. Please consider this if your health is not compromised and let the wardens know.
- The Camcare donation basket has been placed in the porch. 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 and we will ensure they get delivered to Camcare.
- Trevor Blake is our Covid19 Safety Officer and is working through the processes needed to ensure we are as prepared as we can be prior to people coming back to the church premises. To that end, we need some people to join a small working group to write up the various procedures and agreements we have to prepare before we can have people physically attending church. If you could help with this please communicate with one of the wardens.
- Trevor Blake is also facilitating Morning Prayer via Zoom each Tuesday and Thursday with a small group. If you are interested in joining that group you will need to download the free Zoom app on your computer, iPad or smart phone. If you would like to join please contact Trevor at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vicar Roberta, as part of our St Dunstans day celebrations, has invited us to make a coloured paper/cardboard heart and write on it something you love about the community of St Dunstans. Roberta says it is very uplifting to see what people value about St Dunstans and encourages us to make one if we haven’t already. Very simple ones would also be appreciated! Please post them in to Roberta or pop it in the vicarage letterbox and Roberta will do something very celebratory with them once we are able to come together as a parish community. Roberta has already shared some beautiful hearts people have sent in on our Facebook page.
- 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.
The NewsStand 25 June – 1 July
In this week’s TMA Newsstand:
• National Aboriginal Anglican Bishop on the Black Lives Matter movement and it’s relevance to Australia
• The Anglican Communion gets a new province
• New Bishop of York apologises for response to domestic abuse allegations
• Marking 40 years of the film Jesus, the film watched over 8 billion times
• Whatever happened to Sunday School?
• and much more…
The July edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) will be posted to parishes and subscribers this week, 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.
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.
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Dear Clergy and parish stuff,
The July edition of TMA is now available online (see http://tma.melbourneanglican.org.au/this-months-tma), and print copies are on their way to you to share with members of your parish as you’re able.
This edition includes an inspiring interview with Iona Rossely, who found God on a journey which has taken her from champion UK skier and equestrian to Australian Anglican lay minister; a report on Anglicans who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List; National Aboriginal Bishop Chris McLeod on the global Black Lives Matter campaign and its relevance to Australia; and three young Christians talk about why working for climate justice is so important to them, and part of their Christian faith.
I hope you and people in your parish enjoy this edition. As always, we welcome your story ideas for future editions of TMA.
With very best wishes,
Emma Halgren | Interim Manager (TMA and Online) (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
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