Commencing Sunday 22nd March 2020 all worship services in the Parish have been suspended with a view to containing the spread of coronavirus. Such suspension arises from a direction of the Anglican Bishops of the Province of NSW and the ACT.

Despite restrictions on public gatherings being relaxed (26/05/2020) the Bishops have not made any decision in relation to reintroduction of worship services. The infection of a number of parishioners in a church in Canada is an indication of how quickly reinfection can occur and this will be in the minds of health officials as well as the clergy. The Rector is providing an online service at 8.30am each Sunday. This runs for about 30 minutes and comprises prayers, Gospel reading and sermon. It can be accessed at https://m.facebook.com/Murwillumbahanglicans/ You need to click on the “Like” or “Follow” button for the service to appear in your feed. If you are not on Facebook you can see the service on tiny.cc/he01mz

As the Parish cannot operate without finance parishioners are encouraged to deposit their weekly pledges in the Parish Bank Account, BSB 705-077 Account No. 00040354. The deposit should be accompanied by the initials of the church the parishioner usually attends, e.g. A/S = All Saints, H/T = Holy Trinity and S/J = St Johns and the number of the pledge envelope or O/P (open plate) if not using envelopes. To ensure that pledges remain confidential parishioners should not record their names on the deposits.

All Christians are called on to pray for health workers and those seeking to develop a vaccine and to pray that the spread of the disease may slow.

God’s love for all people has not diminished, nor his sovereignty over his world as a result of this disease. Therefore, we urge all people to trust in God’s goodness and mercy in this crisis and we encourage Christians everywhere to show Christ’s love to those affected.

 

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