30 Randal James Alcock (Lay Canon, Benefactor) 1927
We give thanks for the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, as we continue to pray for negotiations towards a lasting peace. We pray for the people of Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan in particular, where famine and starvation are the flow-on effect of the pandemic. As the US calls for the opportunity for humanitarian aid to enter and be distributed in Ethiopia, pray for people severely impacted by the civil war and the withdrawl of Eritrean and Amhara forces. As Mexico approaches elections, pray for peace and order in the face of violence against candidates. Pray for the success of peace talks in Sudan between the transitional government and the main rebel group as they enter the latest effort to end their decades-long conflict. Continue in prayer for India, still assaulted by COVID, and also severely impacted in eastern regions by the second cyclone in a fortnight.
Our City and State
We pray for ourselves as our COVID situation has changed so rapidly. Help us to be cheerfully understanding as we change and cancel plans, reminded that our trust in God is paramount as we follow requirements to keep each other safe. We ask that the vaccination programme will be more inclusive, and everyone will be compliant.
The Anglican Communion
La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico (Bp Enrique Treviño (Interim Primate)
The Australian Anglican Church
As we come to the end of Reconciliation Week pray that we will continue to acknowledge, pray for and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders and to value cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Pray for Kanishka Raffel as he is installed as Archbishop of Sydney, that he will be strengthened and inspired by the Holy Spirit in all the challenges ahead. We pray also for Locums and all retired clergy.
The Diocese of Melbourne
St Michael's Grammar School (Terrie Jones, Principal; Kenyon McKie, Chaplain); Upper Yarra Parish (Luke Whiteside).
We pray that staff will continue to find creative ways to engage in ministry despite restrictions and changes of plan, and that we will all work together to make Christ fully known in transforming our City and Diocese as we celebrate Trinity Sunday.
Those in Sickness or Need
Joan and Bill Woodhouse, Daniel Anneslay, John Zhong, Emilio, Chris, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy Clift, Andrew, Janet Marsden, John, Henri-Felix Vinson, Sum Vita, Hodgson Family, Jennie Carolane-Balks, Farah Le Dupont, Doug Baker, Rhonda Bone, Monique Quinn, Wong-Barker Family, Martin, Rebecca, John Zhong, Emilio.
1 Leslie Guy Harmer (Priest, Canon) 1991
Henry Leopold Speagle (Lay Canon) 2020
2 David Lionel Fairservice (Congregation) 2016
4 George Edwin Lamble (Priest, Canon) 1939
Herbert Turner (Lay Canon, Treasurer) 1938