In light of the Archbishop’s announcement, we will not be physically gathering on Sundays. However we will meet together via zoom conference calls – both video and audio. The zoom details will be placed here each week and emailed out.
This Sunday we’re going to meet for both services (at 9:30am or 3pm) on Zoom. You can join the Zoom meeting with audio and video on your computer/smart device or with just audio on your phone. If you have video calls available on your computer or device, follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/395714814. Or with your phone, dial in on this local number: (02) 8015 6011. When you hear the recorded message, enter the meeting number, 395 714 814, followed by the # key.
A brief outline for our gatherings (including prayers, reading and a short reflection) will also be provided. The time will also include a chance to share how we are going in this unusual season.
- Pray for the world experiencing COVID-19. Pray for those sick, in mourning and full of anxiety. Pray for those caring, coordinating and governing. Pray for international cooperation, a renewed dedication to the most vulnerable and a commitment to living in harmony with our fellow creatures.
- Church of England resources for prayer during COVID19 can be found here, here is one of them:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.