Good morning and welcome to our service for the Sunday following the Ascension.
This Sunday I have celebrated the Eucharist at St Mary's Middle Swan with two Liturgical Assistants, Sallyanne Bushe-Jones and John Dendy. The intercessions this morning were written by David Zuiddam.
The weekly readings and pew sheet, and the service booklet for the Sundays following Easter can be accessed by clicking the following links, and you may wish to print these out as the service is in video rather than audio format. Note that the service booklet will be used for the following six Sundays. The readings for this morning's service are: Acts 1.6-14; Ps 68.1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 5; John 17.1-11.
Text from A Prayer Book for Australia (Sydney: Broughton Books, 1995) © 1995, The Anglican Church of Australia Trusts Corporation. Psalm texts are from The Liturgical Psalter, Inclusive Language Version © David L. Frost, John A. Emerton, Andrew A. Macintosh, used with permission.
If you wish to read or listen to my homily later you can find the full text and audio recording on my sermon blog at https://pedericksermons.postach.io/post/seventh-sunday-of-easter-ascensiontide.
Don't forget - you are invited to the Swan Parish Coffee Hour on Sunday morning beginning at 11.00 am. To enter the Jitsi Meet chat room enter https://meet.jit.si/SwanCoffeeHour in your web browser (Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) or use the Jitsi Meet app on a smartphone. The password is Swan.
Below you will see a selection of hymns (from YouTube) that you might like to play either before or after the service. At the very bottom of the page you will find a comments box - this can be used for posting prayers, praise or encouragement for the whole congregation!
Giving to the Anglican Parish of Swan:
Many of our parish members already give their regular pledge to the parish by direct debit, and this generosity is vital in keeping the parish financially viable during these difficult times. Thank you!
If you have not already commenced giving by direct debit but would like to do so, you can use the following details:
Bank: Anglican Community Fund
Account Number: 30006999
Account Name: Swan Parish
A "one-off" donation by credit card can be made to support the parish by clicking here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=728108
TIS517 Hallelujah! Sing to Jesus
TIS224 All hail the power of Jesus’ name
TIS406 Spirit divine, attend our prayers
TIS212 Christ whose glory fills the skies