Week beginning6th October 2019

St Dunstan's Anglican Church Camberwell

Week beginning 6th Oct 2019-No 37

One service this Sunday at 9am. Don’t forget to turn your clock forward one hour on Saturday night

Breakfast at 8am – come and socialise with people who attend the other service each week.

Church Phone:  Please note that nbn has now been connected in the vicarage and as a consequence of the interconnection between church and vicarage, the landline phones to the church and vicarage have been disconnected. A mobile phone service for the church will be established later this month.

  • Open Church – Pet blessing service this Sunday afternoon at 4pm
  • Working Bee. Next Saturday 12th October, beginning with breakfast at 8am followed by work around 9am. Please put this in your diary and help on the day. There is much to be done and the more workers the better. See the job list on the Welcoming table at the back of the church.
  • Lawn Care Roster: Currently mowing of the church lawns is undertaken by a team of only 5 men, and 3 of those are past their three score years and ten. A few more helpers would be much appreciated. Another 3 volunteers would mean lawn mowing 3 maybe 4 times a year for each person. Perhaps if you cannot help directly, you might consider engaging a commercial gardener type person to do this on your behalf. Please let John McKenzie know if you are able to help.

All “mowers”  can you please mow the vicarage lawns as well as the church lawns

  • A reminder that while Vicar Roberta is on leave, for any pastoral matters, please contact Father Trevor 0402 071 501 or John McKenzie 0405 120 133
  • Sacristy matters: The people on the sacristy roster (only 3 at the moment) prepare the church for worship, setting up the altar, changing altar hangings with changes in the church seasons, and laundering linen used during services. Generally members of the Sacristy Guild are rostered for a month at the time but this can be flexible, perhaps a week or two here or there, or as an emergency. A few more helpers would be appreciated. Please talk to Jenni McKenzie if you can help here.
  • Parish Council believes that anyone who works in the hall kitchen should obtain a Food Handling Certificate. This is simple to do, it just needs you complete the free online module provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. This information will help us to better understand how to safely work with food for public consumption. Follow the link below and please let one of the wardens know when you have completed it so a record can be maintained.

To access the link (PC computer, maybe not Apple), let your cursor hover over the link, then press Ctrl and LH Click your mouse

  • Morning prayer will recommence when Vicar Roberta returns in October
  • St Dunstan’s Book Club. The first title in our new book club will be Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass, author of Grounded. This is an easy yet challenging read and we will meet a number of times to discuss it. If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In Grateful, Diana Butler Bass untangles our conflicting understandings of gratitude and sets the table for a renewed practice of giving thanks.’

The book is available from Fishpond, or Book Depository for about $25.00. We will begin reading it together in late October. Order now to have the book in time for the book club.

  The scandal of Victoria’s housing crisis The biggest expense in most families’ budget is the cost of housing, whether rent or mortgage. Increasing numbers of people are under stress, and more people are falling through the cracks – the fastest-growing category of homeless people is women over 55. Problems with housing quickly intensify, producing poor outcomes in health, education and employment.

But a great deal can be achieved with political will. Solutions include government grants and land donations, tax incentives and requiring developers to set aside a proportion of their projects for affordable housing. Join Melbourne Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier in this year’s final Federation Square public conversation, with Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Grattan Institute expert Brendan Coates, moderated by former ABC host John Cleary.

When: Wednesday 9 October at 7.30am (Morning, please note.)
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Free admission