Update 26 May

Good afternoon all,

It’s another beautiful day! It is also Ascension Day, and National Sorry Day.

Every year on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’.

National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation. While this date carries great significance for the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it is also commemorated by Australians right around the country.


Here is the Collect Prayer for Ascension Day:

Eternal God,

by raising Jesus from the dead

you proclaimed his victory,

and by his ascension,

you declared him Lord of all:

lift up our hearts to heaven,

where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

I have attached some thoughts about Ascension which I hope you will find interesting:

Do you know anyone who has eggs to spare? Balga Breakfast Club would like some, and also lemons.

Don’t forget our stall at Poynter Community Market on Saturday; we could do with more story-tellers and kid’s craft helpers. One person who offered has laryngitis… ☹ You don’t need to bring anything, we have all we need- except for people! Come along and show our neighbours that St Nic’s parish community is there for them.

And don’t forget the Annual Meeting of Parishioners on Sunday 12th June- it’s important you are there. I hope people are giving prayerful consideration to nominating for a role on Parish Council or as a Synod member: no experience is necessary!

There are many people who are not attending church these days- our Sunday numbers have halved since the beginning of the year. If you are someone who is staying home to avoid Covid- well done for taking care of yourself, but we miss you! Many of those who are coming on Sundays are continuing to wear a mask (including me) and we are doing our best to protect and care for one another. Please get in touch and let me know you are ok; just a quick email would be lovely.

God bless,


The Reverend Lorna A M Green

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