This Month at St. Bede’s
Welcome to September at St. Bede’s
We do have quite a bit happening at St. Bede’s in September. Everyone is welcome to any events happening.
Our monthly art and craft morning is happening on Thursday September 1st. Join the group for a time of chat and friendship, morning tea and lunch. If you would like to make two cards please come at 10.00am. Later comers will make one. If you prefer to bring your knitting/embroidery that’s OK too. Lunch is going to be ‘make your own tacos’ from the fillings provided. If you just want to come to lunch then come at 12.00. All welcome – men and women.
The Semaphore Community Market will be held on Sunday 4th September, from 10.00 am.
We will also be celebrating Seasons of Creation in September. In our Sunday worship, we will be looking at a different aspect of Creation each week, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, with Bible Readings chosen to fit the theme.
A Seasons of Creation Picnic will be held on Sunday 11th September, at 11.30 am, at Fotheringham Reserve, North Haven, near the Marina. Your are welcome to join us for a BBQ lunch, (sausages, chicken kebabs, salads, and cakes and slices.) BYO drinks and folding chair. Please register on the sheet at Church, or let Dorothy know (0457 501 397).
The All Things Bright and Beautiful Garden Party will be held on Sunday October 9th. This will include the Community Garden Open Day, morning tea and lunch, and a Blessing of the Animals. See more here.
Our song for this month is Morning Has Broken
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)