Good afternoon all,
Are you sick of the hot weather yet? Phew! Even the Rectory Cat is feeling it, and spends large amounts of time flat out asleep on the bathroom tiles.
Here’s what’s happening in our air-conditioned church & hall (Praise the Lord!)
- The Cursillo Group Reunion is on Saturday 8 -9am in the church
- Services at 7:30am & 9:30am on Sunday
- The Friendship Group meets at 7:30pm on Monday 14th, and our formation student Grahame Bowland is the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.
- Toddler Jam is in the hall from 9:30am on Tuesdays
- Parish Council meets on Tuesday 15th at 7:30pm in the hall
And here is information about ST NIC’S RECYCLING HUB:
Our first Hub day is on Saturday, 19 March, 9am-11am, and we will accept the following items:
- Plastic lids
- Bread tags
- Plant pots
- Toothbrushes & Floss Containers
- Household Batteries
- Printer Cartridges
- E-Waste & Mobile Phones
- Light Globes
- Containers for Change
The Hub is available for anyone in the community to use, so please tell your friends, neighbours, or other community groups that you might be involved in. A poster is available which you can print out for easy reference.
For parishioners only, a collection box will be on the back patio on Sunday morning, 20 March. Please do not leave items in the hall, mail centre or church at other times, but save them up for the appropriate collection days. Thank you!
You will also find a lot of useful parish information on this website.
As more and more people are contracting coronavirus it is important that we reduce the risk at church as much as we can. For some people, staying home is necessary; more work has been done today towards installation of live-streaming equipment, so we should soon be able to offer services online. For those who attend church, ensuring that you wear a well-fitting mask (preferably N95 or similar); hand sanitising; checking in; and physically distancing are all measures we can take to keep ourselves and others safe. Please be aware of where you sit in church, and even when we are outside having morning tea we need to spread out.
We live in difficult times; and yet many people around the world are experiencing far, far worse.
Remind us to give thanks for all your blessings: for peace in our country,
for fresh air and blue skies,
for health-care and education.
We ask you to bless those assisting in flood-affected areas in NSW and Queensland;
bless all hospital, aged care, and home support workers, and all whose work puts them at risk.
Bless our schools- staff members, students and families- struggling to cope as the virus spreads.
Bring healing and comfort to all suffering coronavirus, particularly those in hospital;
give patience and peace to all who must isolate; to children learning at home, and parents juggling many things.
Show us how we can support and help our families, our neighbours and our friends,
and fill us with hope for better days.
We ask in Jesus name, Amen.
The Reverend Lorna A M Green