A PRAYER IN
We thank you, living God,
for the fire fighters and emergency service workers,
both volunteers and professionals,
who risk their own safety
to protect people and property.
Bless and protect them as they serve us in times of crisis.
Give them skill and care
as they work through fatigue, fear and danger.
To every community now shadowed by the smoke of bushfires, give a
strong spirit, generous neighbours,
and the resources they need
to care for one another and for the land.
To everyone facing lost homes or businesses,
or shattered by the death of a friend or neighbour,
give comfort in the face of terrible loss.
Refresh us in our faith
that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord,
in whose name we pray.
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY: THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD
12 JANUARY | 2020
THE LATEST FROM OUR
NOTICES FOR THIS COLUMN
CAN BE EMAILED TO ZARA
IN THE OFFICE BY 7PM
Zara is now back in the
office as of last Wednesday.
We extend our thanks to
Julie who held the office
duties for a period in
December in her absence.
Daily, in the Chapel
Mon-Fri, 12 Noon
10.30am Mon & Thurs
Friday Drinks 5.30pm at the
Saturday Morning Breakfast
8.15am at the hall
T.S. ELIOT’S FOUR
Huge thanks to Professor Chris Wortham for expertly guiding us
through T.S.Eliot’s Four Quartets throughout Advent!
The Meeting Room was packed with attentive attendants.
Thanks to Gabby, too, for photocopying the poems for many of us.
NEW LOCUM AT ST PAUL'S
A merry band of us informally welcomed Reverend Sebastiana
Pienaar at last Sunday’s Epiphany Supper. Thank you to all for
coming along and sharing a happy BYO gathering. Some bore
gifts of toilet paper, compost and candles.
Ruari Jack presented an Epiphany poem, reminiscent
of Eliot’s Journey of the Magi.
A good time we had of it!
HOW TO MAKE DONATIONS TO FIRE
As well as Red Cross and RFS appeals Anglicare Victoria and
Anglicare NSW have appeals accessible through their websites.
Gippsland has a disaster appeal that can be accessed via their
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
this can only be done via EFT
Acc: 00040664 (zeros must be included)
Ref: (your name) - Fire Relief
"JOURNEYING WITH GOD"
A GUIDED HOLIDAY RETREAT
ON LAKE COMO, ITALY
Should you be considering a trip to Italy and to the
region of Lake Como you might like to consider calling
in on the Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia. The
lakeside church, although part of the Church of
England, those who attend are from all over the world
and the priest, Roger Williams, is from Australia. We
hope the 2020 retreat will provide visitors and church
members alike another chance to be still and reflect
about our lives in these very special surroundings.
Retreat leader, Bishop Michael Colclough's ministry
has always emphasized, the importance of pastoral
care and spiritual direction.
Cost: 895 Euros which covers accom, board, supplies.
If you are interested: Contact Zara in the office and
she can forward onto you some more information.
Anglican Parish of
BSB: 706 001
Account No. 30003006
ph: 9335 2242
Zara is in the office
Wednesday and Friday
9am - 3pm
MICROPHONE SKILLS GET
Glenn Swift has kindly offered to hold a short information
session to help us make best use of the microphone when
reading and presenting in the Church. It will be about 10-15
minutes after church on Sunday 12th and held in the Church
after morning tea. All who read, present or are interested,
are encouraged to attend.
Bishop Jeremy is coming to St Paul's Parish to take the services
on Sunday 19 January.
We look forward to hosting Bishop Jeremy on this day. Please
join us for the morning tea afterwards.
Revd. Sebastiana will be on leave until Wednesday, 22nd of
January. After that she will be in the parish on Wednesdays and
Sundays each week.
CHERIE'S 70TH BIRTHDAY
FUNDRAISER FOR IGWR
Cherie is hosting an exciting event for her birthday with
entertainment and Nepalese cuisine.
Save the Date
Saturday, 8th of February 2020