March at St. Bede’s
Welcome to March at St. Bede’s
For the month of March, we are also in the Season of Lent, where we take the opportunity to reflect pray in the lead up to Easter. There is also the opportunity to join of the Lenten Study groups
The Art and Craft Day will be held on Thursday 4th March from 10.00-12.00, in St. Bede’s Hall. This is a great time of friendship, everyone is welcome to join, morning tea is provided.
On Friday 5th March, the ecumenical World Day of Prayer Service will be held at The Port Church, 47 Carnarvon Tce, Largs North, at 7.00 pm.
The focus this year is Vanuatu.
The Semaphore Community Monthly Market resumes on Sunday 7th March at St. Bede’s Hall from 10.00 am.
There are also the following resources to use for Lent:
*Attend “Awakening my Faith” Lenten Studies
*Read Mark’s Gospel day by day and read reflections on facebook
*Sign up for weekly email from Common Grace (https://www.commongrace.org.au/jesus_justice
*Download the Live Lent app from the Church of England (https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/livelent-2021-church-resources-gods-story-our-story)
Our song for this month is Lord of All Hopefullness
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)