Good morning, friends,
Lots of news today! It’s a beautiful sunny morning- isn’t spring lovely? The weeds think so…
- Tomorrow we celebrate All Souls, which gives an opportunity to remember people we love who have died. The Wednesday morning Eucharist will focus on All Souls and at 7pm there is a service of Prayer at the End of the Day. Come along, write their names in the memorial book, light a candle and pray.
- Thursday: Toddler Jam in the morning at 9:30; Meditation (final session with Grahame) at 6pm
- Saturday: Men’s Breakfast at 7:30am, with a speaker from the RAC who will talk about seniors and driving
- Sunday: All Saints, and Grahame’s final Sunday as Formation Student here at St Nic’s. Please stay for morning tea (after both services) if you can.
- Sunday 13th November, 3pm: Parish Consultation with Bishop Jeremy James. This is an important opportunity to discuss your vision for the parish and its future Rector so please put the date in your diary.
- Thursday 17th November, 7pm: reading of St Luke’s Gospel. This has been the Year of Luke in the 3-year cycle; the new year begins on the First Sunday of Advent, and will be the Year of Matthew. Hearing the entire Gospel read aloud is a moving experience, not to be missed. There is a sign-up sheet at church or you can book here: bit.ly/lukereading.
- New Lectionaries are on order and should arrive soon.
- Advent Studies: will begin on Wednesday 23rd November, for 4 weeks, at 10:45am and 7pm.
- St Nic’s Celebration, Saturday December 3rd: this will be an International Food Night and everyone is invited! You may like to bring a dish to share from your heritage or just whatever is your favourite. Sign up at church or online https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=975136&or call Lynn 0409542973
We are collecting for ‘It’s in the bag’- see here for details or ask Alex in the office https://www.sharethedignity.org.au/itsinthebag
The November newsletter can be found here: https://stnicolasanglican.files.wordpress.com/2022/11/st-nics-news-november-2022.pdf
Here is the Collect Prayer for All Saints, which is always on November 1 but celebrated on the first Sunday after that:
neither death nor life can separate us from your love:
grant that we may serve you faithfully here on earth,
and in heaven rejoice with all your saints
who ceaselessly proclaim your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Reverend Lorna A M Green