Online Services and COVID-19 Information
(from the National Council of Churches)
We give thanks anew for your providence and presence.
We prayerfully seek your grace, amidst COVID-19 here and overseas.
We pray for those in need of healing.
We pray for your peace with those who are anxious or grieving.
We pray you will continue to strengthen and sustain all those who are serving in response.
We pray for your Holy Spirit’s discernment amidst the many choices and decisions facing our national community and medical leaders.
We pray we each might see quickly what more we can do to help those who are vulnerable.
This prayer for our nation in the family of nations,
with all that is on our hearts,
we gather now and pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
At the Time of choosing an Incumbent
As we begin 2020 without a permanent priest-in-charge/rector, the process of discerning a new priest who will come amongst us to nurture and care for the people of this parish has begun. There is much work to be done but one way we can all be involved is through prayer. I ask that in our private prayers we might include the following prayer which can be found in the Prayer Book for Australia.
give to this parish a faithful pastor
who will faithfully speak your word
and minister your sacraments;
an encourager who will equip your people for ministry
and enable us to fulfil our calling.
Give to those who will choose, wisdom,
discernment and patience,
and to us give warm and generous hearts,
for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen