BLESSING OF ANIMALS
Sunday 5th October 10.30am
St John’s Church Raglan Street Port Albert
All welcome to a Community BBQ
in the grounds following the service
We welcome all animals; great and small to our simple service of blessing in honour of St Francis of Assisi.
Cats and chooks in cages, dogs on leads and other small animals are invited to be blessed in the church. (Yes snails and worms will be blessed.)
Larger animals including pigs, cows, horses and working dogs will be blessed in the church yard or truck.
(Meet Reverend Jo’s pet lizards Grumpy and Sweetie.)
|Reverend Jo with Grumpy her pet Blue Tongue|
NEW TO MISSION TABLE
BCA Bush Church Aid Spring magazine and prayer notes www.bushchurchaid.com.au
There are a lot of great stories in the magazine including Fellow-worker For Free page 7 about the difference one keen church member can make to even a small congregation.
Scripture Union Camp Coolamatong Brochures - Summer camps for all ages www.campcoolamatong.com
National Council of Churches – Social Justice Sunday campaign: Gambling in Australia; six pages of information, graphs and stories. Tara Curlewis for NCCA encourages us to use these facts and information to raise awareness of gambling and its effect on our Australian community.
Bible Study Groups
You can join a group anytime
Coffee Connect Group meets weekly Mondays 3.45pm at P.K. Cafe
Won Wron Group meets monthly second Tuesday of the month 7pm
St John’s Port Albert meeting fortnightly Wednesday 4pm
Lay people: David Chambers; John Delzoppo; Marian Dewar; Robert Fordham; Val Jones; and Jo Sestokis.
Clergy: Graeme Knott; Greg McGee; Barb Logan; Heather Marten; Philip Muston; Lyn Williams.
Eternal God, shepherd and guide,
in your mercy give your Church in this diocese of Gippsland a shepherd after your own heart
who will walk in your ways, and with loving care watch over your people.
Give us a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth.
So may your Church be built up and your name glorified;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.