The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday Service 10 am

Eucharist with hymns            

Celebrant & Preacher:             Bishop David Farrer

Piano:                                        Jim Richardson

Readings:                         

2 Samuel 6: 1 – 5, 12b – 19

Psalm 24

Ephesians 1: 1 – 14

Mark 6: 14 – 29

Hymns:

156        Morning has broken

 745        Seek ye first the kingdom of God

497       Let all mortal flesh keep silent

398        Come down, O love divine

 

NOTICES 

THE REVEREND NOEL WHALE

The Reverend Noel Whale is on Annual Leave during July, and today we welcome our locum priest – Bishop David Farrer, formerly Bishop of Wangaratta and a long-standing friend of Noel’s.

 

CHURCH OPEN

The church will not be open on Thursdays and Fridays during July.

 

SEA SUNDAY – 11 July 2021

Today is Sea Sunday, an ‘International Day of Prayer for Seafarers’.  On Sea Sunday churches all over the world come together to remember seafarers and to pray for them, their families and those who support them.

The Mission to Seafarers in Docklands has a vast ministry in working and supporting these seafarers, in areas such as:

  • Transport to and from ships;
  • Assistance when far from home;
  • Supporting hospital visits;
  • Shopping during covid when there has been no shore leave.

For more details about Sea Sunday and how you can support the Mission to Seafarers, please see the notice-board.

 

ESTATE PLANNING & WILLS INFORMATION SESSION  (Anglicare Victoria)

Guest presenters for this FREE session will be David Whiting (lawyer) and Bruce Brammall (financial advisor).  The session will cover retirement and estate planning, gifting, wills, probate and practical tips.  David and Bruce will also answer questions.

When:                Thursday 12 August 2021 from 10am

Where:               Melbourne Town Hall

RSVP:                 Essential before 5 August 2021.  RSVP to Mary Croxford on 9412 6006 or [email protected]

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE OP-SHOP

If you have some time once a month to help out in the Op-Shop, please contact Jen or Cheryl.

 

CHURCH GIVING AND THE PARISH FINANCES

Owing to the Covid protocols, the Sunday 10am Service attendance has been slow to recover despite being permitted to have 30 people at worship. As a result the collections have been reduced and the parish finances suffering. Can I encourage our parishioners to contribute on a regular basis by using the banking details below.  Apart from the Op Shop, all of our fundraising efforts have been suspended, so the need is considerable.    Noel