PLEASE NOTE THAT AS A RESULT OF THE COVID LOCKDOWN FACE TO FACE SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED
- St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne: cathedral.org.au . On Sunday 8 August 2021 there will be a 10am Choral Eucharist and an 8am Book of Common Prayer (1662) Eucharist.
- Anglican Parish of the Parks – St Silas and St Anselm, Albert Park: parishoftheparks.com.au. Follow the links to Worship and Sunday Video. NB 9.30am Sundays – Sung Eucharist.
- St John’s Camberwell: stjohnscamberwell.org.au Follow links to ‘Online Services’. Eucharist @ 8am, Sung Eucharist @ 10am.
- St George’s East Ivanhoe: stgeorgeseastivanhoe.org Follow links to ‘Media’. Choral Eucharist@ 10am is streamed on Facebook and Youtube.
- Christ Church Brunswick: christchurchbrunswick.org Sung mass @ 10am.
*** A MESSAGE FROM NOEL ***
“As the lockdown has now been extended, so we do not know when the church will reopen again for our 10am Sunday Service. We are all missing the opportunity to gather as a faith community at Holy Trinity, please pray that we shall soon be able to worship together in person. I do hope that you are able to participate in worship on line. Many churches are providing this facility and you might like to visit Christ Church Brunswick, St John’s Camberwell or St George’s East Ivanhoe on YOUTUBE as well as those already listed .
** I will provide a Worship Paper for the coming weeks to help you with your devotions. Please note other articles in the Parish News: Archbishop Philip recommending all Anglicans to be vaccinated; St Luke’s South Melbourne – September month of fasting and prayer with requests for prayer petitions; Plans for a ZOOM parish gathering on Sunday September 12 @ 12 noon.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you so wish.” Noel
*** HTPM PARISH ‘ZOOM’ GET TOGETHER: Sunday September 12 @ 12 noon! ***
A parish ‘Zoom’ event will be held on Sunday September 12 @ 12noon, giving you time to attend an online service earlier in the day. This will be a chance to ‘see’ each other, catch up on news and enjoy some social time together.
The link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9966874006
ARCHBISHOP PHILIP RECOMMENDS ALL ANGLICANS TO BE VACCINATED
“We have no hesitation in urging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible. In the Archbishop’s videos, in TMA and in episcopate newsletters this has already been made plain. The evidence is mounting that vaccination is highly effective. Getting vaccinated is an act of love for your neighbour, and to provide safety in our community, churches and society. There is no credible argument against vaccination, and the risks of serious side effects from any of the vaccines available are extremely low. The Archbishop and bishops have all had a second dose, or have the second dose booked within the next few days.”
SEPTEMBER: St Luke’s month of fasting and prayer
Father Jon and his staff team at St Luke’s South Melbourne are devoting the month of September to a special time of prayer and fasting. They have reached out to Holy Trinity to ask if there is anything in particular we would like them to pray for. This could be a very specific prayer such as prayer for an individual with particular needs, or prayers for situations that are happening throughout Australia and the world. Please send any prayer requests to Father Noel and he will forward on to St Luke’s.
50th ANNIVERSARY OF FATHER NOEL’S ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD – 26 September 2021
On Sunday 26 September at 5pm, St George’s East Ivanhoe is hosting a celebration for the 50th anniversary of Father Noel’s ordination to the priesthood. Noel was the incumbent at St George’s from 1986 – 1995. The celebration will take the form of a Choral Evensong at which Noel will preach and which will be attended by the Archbishop of Melbourne – the Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook and recorded on Youtube. The link is: https://stgeorgeseastivanhoe.org/online . RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NB. In the event that restrictions are imposed and extended as a consequence of COVID 19, the example of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be taken and the hosts will re-schedule the celebrations to the last Sunday in September 2022!
NB *** CHURCH GIVING AND THE PARISH FINANCES ***
Due to the covid lockdown restrictions our Sunday 10am services are currently cancelled. As a result the offerings usually given during the Sunday service cannot be collected. Can I encourage our parishioners to contribute on a regular basis by using the banking details below. All of our fundraising efforts have also been suspended, so the need is considerable. Noel