New baby - many congratulations to Kath and Drew on the birth of Sophie Louise, who was born on Monday. And big congratulations also to Heather and Roger, who became grandparents for the first time 👏 Our love and prayers are with you all.
Re-imagining St David's update - Kim, David and I met with Rev Charissa Suli this week to have a chat about what this might look like. Charissa has kindly agreed to facilitate this process for us. It was a very positive session and at this stage we are thinking of holding a couple of sessions, to be concluded by the end of the year. The next step is for Charissa to get back to us with some potential dates. We'll keep you posted! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please chat with Kim, David or myself.
Beyond the Chrysanthemum - On Saturday 8th May (the day before Mother's Day) we will be holding a special service at St David's called 'Beyond the Chrysanthemum'. For many of us, Mother's Day can be a painful time, for many different reasons. This service will provide space for anyone (female and male) who wants to reflect and lament and also an opportunity for some pastoral support after the service. It will be a very unpressurised space, so equally you can just come and sit and be. Time 2.30pm.
Wednesday night Bible Study Group happens each week on Wednesday evenings. This group is having a bit of a re-think about how the bible-study looks and works. Please see David for more information.
Morning Prayer and Communion Service - 9.30am every Wednesday. A quiet space in the middle of the week to be still, pray, meditate to Taize music, discuss the gospel reading, followed by a cuppa at Garnish. All are welcome.
Please continue to pray for our work leading the children in Godly Play each Tuesday at Haberfield Public School
Prayers for local churches - I have been meeting with Revs from the local Haberfield churches and we have agreed to pray for each other. This week, please pray for the people and mission of St Oswald's Anglican Church.
Dates for the diary:
Sunday 2nd May - St David's History book launch and BBQ
Saturday 8th May - Beyond the Chrysanthemum Service
Sunday 9th May - Mother's Day / Communion
Sunday 16th May - Membership ceremony for Gretta, Ron and Beryl
Friday 21st May - School Climate Strike
Saturday 22nd May - Working Bee / Presbytery Discernment Retreat
Tuesday 25th May - Presbytery Meeting
Story-time - Hello to our St David's kids! Dominic, Matilda, Harry, Frank, Sophie, Edie, Ella, Aiden, River, Sacha, Eli and Elise. Our story this week is called 'Looking for Yesterday' by Alison Jay and Graham will be reading it for us on the story mat. We look forward to seeing you 😊