REFLECTION: 2 TIMOTHY 1:1-14
Imagine you were attempting something really difficult and significant, like running a marathon. There you are, running your hardest, feeling tired, thirsty and almost about to give up. Then suddenly, you can see people in the distance, people who are calling your name and cheering you on. Go on, they say, you can do it! Don’t give up! You’re almost there! How would this make you feel? It would give you new found energy, wouldn’t it? We all need encouragement from time to time, especially if we want to continue and even improve what we’re doing.
In our reading this week, we will see the Apostle Paul encouraging his fellow worker in Christ and spiritual son in the faith, Timothy.
1. Sincere Faith
3. Encouragement for the pilgrimage
HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY
TIS 431 Thanks to God whose word has
TIS 562 I’m not ashamed to own my God
TIS 619 Have faith in God my heart
TIS 228 Crown him with many Crowns
UPDATE ON VICAR
Today, Thursday 29th, I have my 39thand final radiation treatment for my prostate cancer. There have been ups and downs with my health through this period but thankfully I am feeling well as I come to the end. Jane and I will now take a few weeks annual leave to get away and to fully recover from the treatment before returning fully to work on Wednesday October 19th. I want to thank everyone for your prayers and many acts of kindness through this difficult time. I look forward to being back with you in a few weeks. Many blessings, Graeme.
Sincere thanks to the parishioners who have volunteered to help with morning tea. I’m pleased to say that the roster is now complete. Doreen.
2023 AUSTRALIAN ANGLICAN CALENDARSV& ELECTIONARIES
2023 AUSTRALIAN ANGLICAN CALENDARS AND LECTIONARIES Orders for Australian Anglican Church Calendars and Lectionaries for 2023 will close at end of September. They are priced at $15 and $16 respectively and may be ordered by email to email@example.com or through the church office. Please include your phone number with orders to assist with distribution. Payment will be due on delivery, expected in late October.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
We pray for those who are sick or troubled in body or mind, or who have special needs:
(Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact clergy for prayers for anyone who is in need of them).
This week we continue to pray for: Mike; Mark; Clovis; Rose; Rhonda; Muznah; Eva; Cecil; Graeme; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Margaret, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Pam, Milton & Henry.
We also pray for: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; Anglicare Australia, Anglican Overseas Aid; St Mark’s Fitzroy; St John’s Toorak – Confirmation Service; Trinity College – Pastoral Service, Choral Evensong; Anglican Parish Banyule – Pastoral Service; Parish of Mount Dandenong – Pastoral Visit; Tamil Christian Congregation of Victoria 40th anniversary service; Archbishop Philip and all our Bishops in their ministry this week.
LAWN MOWING ROSTER 2022
7 Oct Rusty
14 Oct Samoan Congregation
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY
9 Oct –18th Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66.01-11; 2 Timothy 2. (1-7) 8-15; Luke 17. 11-19