Watch the 10am Choral Eucharist live - click here at 10am on Sunday
The parable of the rich fool
The Parable of the Rich Fool, in the Gospel of St Luke, depicts the futility of the belief that wealth can secure prosperity or a good life. St Augustine of Hippo wrote:
"the farmer was planning to fill his soul with excessive and unnecessary feasting and was proudly disregarding all those empty bellies of the poor. He did not realise that the bellies of the poor were much safer storerooms than his barns".
This next concert promises to be a fantastic event so please book in early.
The Melbourne Octet contains some familiar faces.
If you are able to assist in 'walking the streets' letter-box dropping flyers for this concert and the Op Shop, please let Xeverie know - 0413 111 277.
As this is the first week of the month, August, our mid-week services are:
Tuesday Eucharist 10am at Classic Residences
Wednesday Healing service 10.30am in the Lady Chapel
Eucharist 2.30pm at Mayflower Aged Care
Thursday Morning Prayer 9.30am in the Lady Chapel
On Wednesday morning at 10.30am we are having a service for healing in the Lady Chapel. We pray for those who need healing of body, mind and spirit, we offer anointing (Unction) for healing for you or on behalf of someone else, and then we have communion (Eucharist). We will use a Celtic service this week, and if the congregation like the idea, we will have a healing service on the first Wednesday of each month, drawn from the Church of England's Common Worship, the Church of Ireland, as well as from our own A Prayer Book for Australia.
Congratulations to Calvin Bowman, Mark Tredinnick and Miriam Whiting-Reilly (from our choir) for the wonderful recital of music and poetry on Sunday afternoon. Thank you all, including Susie and Tim R, for the efforts in making this recital such a success. The event was recorded and a link will be provided shortly.
You are encouraged to wear masks in church, though they are not mandatory, are highly recommended for all our services. Several members of the congregation and the choir have had or still have COVID at the present time and are isolating.
The concert proposed for this Sunday at Holy Trinity Hampton, as advertised in last week's Vicar's News has been cancelled due to an incidence of COVID. I will advise when it is rescheduled.