Palm Sunday 14 April 8.30 a.m. at St Barnabas
Maundy Thursday 18 April 7.00 p.m. at All Saints
Good Friday 19 April 8.30 a.m. at St Barnabas
Easter Sunday 21 April 6.30 a.m. Dawn Service
8.30 a.m. Easter Eucharist at St Barnabas
Both Easter services at St Barnabas
St Barnabas, 239 Orrong Road, Rivervale
All Saints, 300 Belgravia Street, Belmont
Wed 27 March 7.30 p.m. Lenten Study
Fri 29 March 9.30 a.m. Craft group meets in St Michael’s Room
Sat 30 March 10.15 a.m. Parish Council Mission Plan Meeting
Sun 31 March 8.30 a.m. Eucharist followed by morning tea
Tue 2 April 10.00 a.m. Lenten Study
OT: Joshua Ch. 5 v. 2-12
NT: 2 Corinthians Ch. 5 v. 16-21
Gospel: Luke Ch. 15 v. 11-32
There are probably few stories that Jesus tells in the New Testament that are as moving and significant to all of us as that of the Prodigal Son. No tale illustrates God’s love and forgiveness in such tender ways. I often try to place myself in the place of the prodigal son on his journey home and to feel what he must have felt, a spiritual exercise that can bring me to some grief, then imagining the joy not only of the welcome home but the reconciliation that came with it. This Lenten season we remember that we are walking that same road home to the father where we are welcomed and forgiven through Christ.
- Pray for reconciliation with those who we have wronged and who have wronged us; and pray that we might be as quick to show mercy and love as the father from the parable.
- Give thanks for the Provinces of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, and Sudan. Pray for peace between and within both countries.
Text: The Rev Will Johnston,
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019