Around Swan Hill Parish – Friday 2nd March 2018

Suriname is a small country on the North Coast of South America about three quarters the size of Victoria.

As we welcome the beginning of the season of Autumn, today there is an open invitation to all who would like to come together for the annual World Day of Prayer.

This year the venue is the Anglican Christ Church on Splatt Street, and people from four of Swan Hill’s congregations will be presenting the service provided by the women of Suriname in South America. Starting at 10 am, it includes a short DVD of a children’s project.

Refreshments at 11.00 am after the service. The readers have been invited to wear clothing representative of the many different nationalities making up the  half million  people of this small country in tropical rainforest.  The floral centrepiece will reflect this, also featuring the national flag colours of red, white,  green and gold. The theme is “All God’s Creation is Very Good “, and the guest speaker Sylvia Bail will  reflect this with her presentation, “The Divine Gardener.”

Last Sunday the parishioners gathered for the A.G.M., which went very smoothly as the three year term for election of office bearers has another year to go. All were pleased with the reports tabled, and the Parish Councillors have done a great job in all departments.

There is no word yet of a new Rector and all are grateful for the ministry of Rev. Denis.

This Sunday the visiting priest will be Rev. John Worrell, whose enthusiasm through the singing last time was quite infectious and stirred everyone to an equally lively response. Come along and see how the children have “ reclaimed the rainbow” with their craft work last Sunday now decorating the church wall.

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