Good morning all,
I hope you are well, and commiserations to those currently suffering from covid or recovering or in isolation!
I realised today that church is actually one of the safer places to be at the moment in terms of covid exposure: it’s a big space, many people are wearing masks, and everyone is being careful to consider the health and wellbeing of others. I went to a meeting at the Joondalup Council building the other evening, in a room that was much smaller than St Nic’s; there were at least 30 people present and only two of us in masks. So there you go.
As I type, there are tree-lopping gentlemen at the front of the Rectory; they have been removing some overhanging branches from the beautiful big tree in the front garden, to make it safe. Albie the Rectory Cat has been not a little disturbed by all the strange loud noises and men in helmets and ear-protection! He is overseeing proceedings from the safe position of my office desk, looking out of the window to make sure they are doing the right thing.
Attached is a flyer from Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren (WA); they are seeking donations to support families having a hard time, as inflation rises and the cost of living is rising so quickly. I can only imagine how hard it would be to support children and teenagers on an aged pension….
On Sunday, the service at 7:30am will be as usual, and the 9:30am service will be a little different; it is a 5th Sunday, when we would normally have an all-age service. We have had very few children at church for most of this year, so if you are a family that might like to break the drought and come along- we’ll be delighted to see you! There will be lovely music and a guest preacher.
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Here is the Collect Prayer for this week:
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
the protector of all that trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon us your mercy,
that, with you as our ruler and guide,
we may so pass through things temporal
that we finally lose not the things eternal.
Grant this, O heavenly Father,
for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The Reverend Lorna A M Green