September at St. Bede’s
Welcome to September at St. Bede’s
We do hope you can join us for any of what is happening this month.
September is our Season of Creation and there is lots happening.
Our Art and Craft Morning will be held on Thursday 2nd September at 10.00 am. This is a great time of friendship and creativity, with morning tea included.
We have 2 “Days Out” happening this month as part of the Seasons of Creation.
The first is on Sunday September 12th, with a visit to the Barossa Bush Gardens (653 Research Road, Nuriootpa).
For those who wish to travel together, we will leave St Bede’s at 11:30 am, and there will an opportunity to visit a bakery in Tanunda on the way, or bring a picnic. There will be an opportunity to walk the Labyrinth (which was one of the Spiritual Disciplines we considered in our Lenten Study) as well as follow the trails.
The second Day Out is Sunday September 19 at 1:30 pm, at the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. For those who wish to travel together we will leave St Bede’s at 11:30 am and have a coffee or light lunch at Mt Lofty Summit Café beforehand. Please RSVP to Ruth by Wednesday 15 September for a lunch booking
St. Bede’s Community Garden Open Day will be held on Thursday 30th September, 10.00 am-12.00 noon. This is during the school holidays, and children are welcomed.
On Sunday October 3rd, at 4.00 pm as part of the Festival of Nature, we have our Pet Blessing, in the Northern Carpark, next to the Rose Garden. (See https://www.naturefestival.org.au/event/st-bede-s-semaphore-pet-blessing). You can register there with EventBrite (free event).
Our song for this month is Lord of Creation
Prayers During This Pandemic
Church leaders, including our Archbishop, ask us to pause for prayer at 8 am every Friday.
We are asked to pray for:
* An end to the pandemic
* Healing for people suffering from the illness
* Those researching a vaccine
* Our political and community leaders as they try to provide wise
* Our health workers, as they are at the front line.
Almighty and All–loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
We pray to you through Christ the Healer for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19
in and across the world.
We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.
Give wisdom to policymakers, skill to healthcare professionals and researchers, comfort to everyone in distress and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.
Archbishop Michael Jackson (Dublin & Glendalough)