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Weekly Update from St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne

From the Dean

Dear Friends,

This weekend marks a sombre anniversary for our world: it was twenty years ago that the 9/11 attacks profoundly changed the way we live, travel and think of war, peace and conflict. As Christians, this time of remembrance gives us an opportunity to affirm our commitment to work for peace, wherever we are a placed. Building peace in our community can start with each one of us: at home, in our workplaces, in our leisure activities, and in the way we connect with friends and neighbours. That is the easy part of peace building. It is harder to reach across the divides to learn about and listen to people for whom we may not feel an affinity of friendship or neighbourliness. Therein lies the challenge we have been facing since 9/11.

At St Paul’s this means enabling our community to continue to be a place where differences of opinion are heard respectfully, and where people from different traditions can be fully welcomed. It also means providing a welcome to strangers, and to make sure that those who search for meaning or direction in life are given a chance to explore with us the life-giving, and life-transforming Good News of Jesus. This work does not come naturally, otherwise we would not be recalling with sorrow the loss of lives in acts of terror such as 9/11 and subsequent terror attacks. That’s why we at St Paul’s work hard, and train ourselves, to be people who know, trust in and are able to share, with grace and hospitality, the Good News of the Prince of Peace. Our discipleship sermon series and discussions are a good training ground, helping us to think through some of the responsibilities that come with saying yes to Jesus’ invitation to follow him, and to be a peace-maker.

I look forward to seeing you – albeit virtually – this Sunday, and wish you a blessed week ahead.

With all good wishes,

Dean Andreas.

We apologise for the issue with the sound and visual delay in our Livestreams last Sunday, we have identified the problem hope it will be back to normal this Sunday. Thank you for your patience.

This Sunday

Sunday 12 Sep • 16th Sunday after Pentecost


8:00am BCP Eucharist
Presiding: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe
Preaching: The Revd Canon Jane Window
Click here to watch & click here for a copy of the Order of Service

9:15am Zoom Morning Tea 
Bring your tea & coffee and join others via Zoom for a social catch-up. You will need a Zoom account to access this - there are instructions here for making one: Zoom Beginners Guide
Once you have your account setup, you can join the Coffee Morning via this link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83460052404?pwd=aEVTUzh6eUQ4ZUw3NnEzYi9FWk45QT09

Meeting ID: 834 6005 2404
Passcode: 648070

We are using the 'waiting room' function on Zoom for added security, the host will let you into the meeting from there. Make sure you have your cup of tea or coffee ready too!


10:00am Sung Eucharist & Installation of Canon Jane as Canon Pastor
Presiding: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe
Preaching: The Revd Canon Jane Window
Click here to watch & click here for a copy of the Order of Service

11:15am Discipleship Group
Join our Discipleship Group, led by Canon Jane. You will need a Zoom account to access this - there are instructions here for making one: Zoom Beginners Guide

Once you have your account setup, you can join the Group via this link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89404904509?pwd=YTAwMXpIdmRlQ3lPR091MGNFV2daZz09

Meeting ID: 894 0490 4509
Passcode: 036401

Click here for a copy of the reading and discussion questions.

We are using the 'waiting room' function on Zoom for added security, the host will let you into the meeting from there.
 

1:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜
Presiding: The Revd Canon Robert Vun
Preaching: The Revd Cleopas Zhang
Click here to watch & click here for a copy of the Order of Service

Tips for joining in Worship at home:

  • Be ready to go 10 minutes before the service is starting with your computer, iPad or TV set up and connected and volume turned up. The livestream will appear a few minutes before the service is scheduled to begin.
  • If you have a printer, you may want to print the Order of Service in advance and have it ready for Sunday Morning, otherwise you can follow along on another device. Do join in the responses and hymns as you normally would.
  • If there is problem with the Livestream technology, don't worry! We will record all our services and make them available as soon as possible after.
  • You can contribute as part of the offertory by giving online via www.cathedral.org.au/donate
Next Week

Monday
2.30pm A Service of Commemoration Marking the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
Broacast on Channel 31
To mark this significant anniversary, the Cathedral will hold a Service of Commemoration & Thanksgiving for Emergency Service Workers. It will be an opportunity for us to remember before God all those who lost their lives, give thanks for the first responders and the continuing dedication of our emergency services both in our country and around the world, and pray for a future of peace and safety for all.

Tuesday
5.10pm A Service of Commemoration Marking the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
Broacast on via Livestream
Repeat of the service broadcast on Monday 13th September on Channel 31.

Wednesday
12.15pm Lunchtime Eucharist (streamed online)
A 30 minute service of Holy Communion, with prayer, scripture readings and a short sermon. The service is led by a member of the Cathedral Clergy.

Friday
2.00pm Cathedral Seniors gathering via Zoom
See information & link to join below.

Next Sunday 19 September
17th Sunday after Pentecost


8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Preacher: The Dean
10.00am Sung Eucharist
Preacher: The Dean
1.00pm Mandarin Eucharist
Preacher: Canon Robert Vun
Notices & Future Services

Carols at Curfew


“Yet I put my trust in your unfailing love: O let my heart rejoice in your salvation.
And I will make my song to the Lord because he deals so bountifully with me.”

Ps 13.5-6

Each night at curfew we invite you to unite with us in voice as we sing hymns of praise and hope to lighten the night! We’ll be sharing a hymn, blessing, and organ piece at 9pm every night of curfew to proclaim the light and hope we find in God’s unfailing love.

Join us as we give voice to hope in times of darkness: 
www.cathedral.org.au/carolsatcurfew

20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks


To mark this significant anniversary, the Cathedral will hold a Service of Commemoration & Thanksgiving for Emergency Service Workers. It will be an opportunity for us to remember before God all those who lost their lives, give thanks for the first responders and the continuing dedication of our emergency services both in our country and around the world, and pray for a future of peace and safety for all.

Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be available to join via Channel 31 or the Cathedral’s Livestream.

How to watch:
Mon 13th Sep at 2.30pm on Channel 31 Melbourne & Geelong (Digital 44).
Tues 14th Sep at 5.10pm via livestream on our website and social media.

Cathedral Seniors


The next meeting of the Cathedral Seniors group will be next Friday 17 September at 2.00pm via Zoom.  This is the third Friday in September because of the AFL public holiday. The planned speaker is unable to join on Zoom, so we will enjoy another trivia afternoon based on a presentation concerning “Unusual facts about Cambodia” presented by our resident ‘Cambodian expert’ Canon Christopher. New members of all ages welcome!

Zoom link to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86928814369?pwd=emw1ZFZXd002L0Yvb0dvYTY4QmtFUT09

Meeting ID: 869 2881 4369
Passcode: 845525

The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis with Tony Rinaudo


Thanks to everyone who joined us for Science Week at the Cathedral with Tony Rinaudo! We loved being able to share Tony's incredible story with you.

The full recording of the talk + Q&A is now available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXPHeI786AQ
Have you missed a service
or would like to listen to a sermon again?
Watch previous live-streamed services here
Listen to previous sermons here
Click here to read the recent edition of Notes & News
Click here to read the digital edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA)

Prayer & Worship at Home

Online Resources

Our 'Worship at Home' page on our website which has lots of useful information including prayer resources, daily reflections and other ways to pray at home. 
Click here to access our 'Worship at Home' Resources

Read the Bible With Us

You may like to use these readings, which the Cathedral Clergy and Staff use for daily prayer, as part of your personal devotions throughout the week

Monday: Ps 35.1-17; Matthew 4.12-22

Tuesday: Ps 34; Matthew 4.23-5.12
Wednesday: Ps 37.1-17; Matthew 5.13-26
Thursday: Ps 38; Matthew 5.27-42
Friday: Ps 40; Matthew 5.43-6.4
Saturday: Pss 41, 44.1-9; Matthew 6.5-15

An order for Morning and Evening Prayer with Readings can be found here or you can download the ePray app for your iPhone or Android device here.

Pray with us

The World
As the world remembers 9/11 on the 20th anniversary, we pray for God’s peace which passes all understanding. Many countries are in conflict – Afghanistan, South Africa, Syria, Palestine, Ethiopia – for all of them, in their individual conflicts, we pray for wise decision makers and just government. In setting climate targets, we pray for governments as well as individuals to think and act responsibly, as the UN encourages the international community to investigate links between disasters, suggesting these are not isolated occurrences. Air pollution from coal-fired power stations is killing significant numbers of people in western Balkans where WHO recommended health levels of pollution have been exceeded and COP26 climate talks in November are urged to prioritise adaptation as extreme weather and rising seas call for urgent action. Faced with such facts, we ask God to lead people everywhere in care for others, the environment and use of sustainable energy. We ask that in the wake of the Mexico earthquake, Hurricane Ida and the aftermath in New Orleans (as the death toll rises with continuing recovery efforts), and for all areas of the world affected by fires, God would comfort all who have lost relatives, property and livelihoods and enable first responders and neighbours to lessen the disaster impacts. Regarding the Covid pandemic, we give thanks that Tanzania is stepping up its vaccination programme, but ask for a change of heart as America’s number of infections soar with slowing vaccination rates. In Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City particularly, we pray for relief as food is short under an extended total lockdown with a fourth wave nightmare where everyone is struggling to survive. In Canadian, protests and violence against the Prime Minister during his election campaign have focussed around handling of issues related to the pandemic, and we pray that irrational and uncontrolled demonstrations would be curbed. For India, where lack of political participation by women is impacting policy and decision making, we pray for gender equality to be advanced, and for Paris as the trial of those accused of the 2015 terrorist attacks begins, we pray there will be no further violence, and justice will prevail.

Our City and State
We give thanks for the National Women’s Safety Summit highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander women were significantly more likely to suffer and we continue to pray for reconciliation and equality.

The Anglican Communion
The Anglican Church of Tanzania (Abp Maimo Mndolwa, Primate).

The Australian Anglican Church
The Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn (Bp Mark Short, Asst Bps Stephen Pickard, Carol Wagner, Dean Phillip Saunders, Clergy & People)

The Diocese of Melbourne
Angliss Health Services; The Anglican Parish of Rowville and Ferntree Gully (Hilton Jordan, Luke Pedersen)

Our Cathedral
Pray for the growth of love in Christ in our congregation during our series on Discipleship.

Those in Sickness or Need
Joan and Bill Woodhouse, John Zhong, Patsy King, Maureen Wilson, Emilio, Chris, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy Clift, Andrew, Janet Marsden, John, Henri-Felix Vinson, Sum Vita, Martin, Rebecca, Eric Young, Madonna Doherty, Laurie Mahoney, Monique.

Year’s Minds

12      Reginald Gordon Brewer (Congregation) 2000
13      Sir George Frederick Verdon (Lay Canon) 1896
14      George Ralph O’Brien (Lay Canon) 1990
15      David Mack Jost (Benefactor) 2000
         Charles Carty Salmon (Lay Canon) 1917
         Edward Charles Rigby (Lay Canon, Benefactor) 1958
         Helen Mabel Rusden (Congregation) 1988
18      Madge Jamieson (Cathedral Secretary, Benefactor) 1994
         Sir Samuel Wadham (Lay Canon) 1994

Get in touch

If you are having trouble accessing our Services, Zoom Gatherings or any other information, please do get in touch with us.

Phone 9653 4220 or Email welcome@stpaulscathedral.org.au

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