This Week Around the Diocese
Parish of Toukley/Budgewoi
We decided it would be great for our young people to take on roles and responsibilities in our Sunday service on the 5th Sunday of the month and what a success it was! Our young people range from 2 to 14 years old and they really made the service their own. Welcoming, readings, prayers, offertory, elements, preparation for Communion…they even reminded everyone through song “My God is so BIG, so strong and so mighty – there’s nothing my God cannot do!” Our resident musicians joined forces and our hymns were all accompanied by guitars and the organ. Fr Walter ensured a group of the children were able to sing their song while the congregation left the Church – but no one did! It was simply beautiful.
The Deacon Among Us
Last Sunday the Parish of Dungog commissioned the Rev’d Amanda Brockwell for her ministry here with us. Amanda continued her serving to morning tea. Good deacon!
Lakes Grammar host Chinese Students
For the next few days Lake Grammar – An Anglican School have the pleasure of hosting 30 Chinese students in Years 8 and 9 from the city of Hangzhou, China.
“This is such a wonderful opportunity for our school and we thank the host families who have made this possible. We hope our visitors enjoy their time here at Lakes Grammar.”
Mission to Seafarers
Mission to Seafarers always invite seafarers to join them in worship on Thursday evenings. Last Thursday they were blessed with a good crowd as we celebrated God’s love together.
A great Medowie congregation soup night – great eating, playing and helping.
Morning Tea at All Saints
Food envy… Morning Tea at The Entrance this week – what did yours look like…?
Thursday’s Barney’s Club at the Parish of Mt Vincent & Weston had a SUPER theme. We spoke about Jesus being our superhero and made some super masks and disguised our lollipops.
Samaritans were pleased to be involved in the Hunter Homeless Connect Day with their Reconnect and Specialist Homelessness Services.
Parish of Telarah-Rutherford
“Thanks so much to Heather who donated the takings of her little plant stand to our Emergency Food Relief program.”