Stewardship Sunday III

Community, like love, is a gift, but involves a lot of hard work. It is a gift to us from God.
Community is a gift. It is not based on mutual admiration, emotional attraction, or common personalities, but is a result of being drawn together by God. In community we are often drawn together with the kind of people we would not have chosen to be close with. There is a difference between a community and a clique. Community can be open and free only as we see it
as if we experience it as a gift rather than a human creation.

(by Art Gish, "Living in Christian Community", pp. 37-38.)

This Sunday we celebrated the Eucharist at All Saints Henley Brook and St Mary's Middle Swan. The readings and liturgy are posted here with an audio recording of the sermon. If you would like to access a text copy of my sermon it is available on my sermon blog:

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The readings for the day are shown below:

Eucharist for Sundays after Pentecost

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.

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