Bishop Matt and The Dean (Elizabeth) lead us again this week. Please go to bendigoanglican.org.au and click on the blue cross and it will take you to the recorded service. Again the responses will be on the screen for you to join in.
Also under the “news and events” tab click on ‘The Spirit’ and you will find there an “Easter at Home” special edition of the Spirit with reflections and resources for your own worship. If you have young children you want to encourage in the faith at this holy time then try the website called “Sermons4kids”. I have had some great ideas from there over the years.
If you would like to join in worship using a service of Morning Prayer, Bishop Matt and Dean Elizabeth lead us from the Cathedral, please go to the Diocesan Website, bendigoanglican.org.au/online-worship
Things are developing so much faster than we imagined.
In accordance with the National Cabinet decision last night, we are pausing all church services and group activities of the church, effective from midday today, Monday March 23rd and until further notice.
Unfortunately under the latest legislation we cannot provide access to the church building for individual private prayer either. We encourage folk to find a quiet space in your local park, your garden or even inside your home, to pray and meditate on God’s word.
Lenten Study questions will be delivered each week (until Easter) to those who have been attending.
If you have internet access, a Diocesan Church Service will be available form this Sunday, 29th March. Initially it will be available via a link from the Diocesan webpage (bendigoanglican.org.au) and on a video streaming site. (More details as they come)
If you DON’T have internet access, staff in Bendigo are working towards having these services burnt to DVD and distributed. This may take a week or two to implement but we are mindful of many people who will be more comfortable with a TV and DVD player in terms of technology.
Bishop Matt has reminded us of Jesus words in Matthew chapter 6 about worry. Jesus asks us to consider the sparrows and Lilies and how God looks after them, he will look after us who are of much more value.
Yours Sincerely, Rev. Peter Blundell
Commencing Wednesday 4th March, come along to an opportunity to explore some of the characteristics of God. The six sessions on each Wednesday of lent are independent of each other but all on the theme of ‘what is God like?’ This year there is no cost as we are not using a book. There will be a handout with the questions each week.
The times and venues are:
- 11:15am at Swan Hill in the foyer of the Parish Function Centre (46 Splatt St)
- 3:30pm at Nyah West at the Uniting Church
- Monday 7:30pm at the Rectory (ph 0427694720 for directions)
Sunday February 23rd
After the 9:30 am service.
The meeting will include time to reflect on the four aspects of our Mission Action Plan:
- Teaching the Faith
- Growing the Congregation
- Serving the Community
- Resourcing the Parish