Prayers for NSW and in particular Sydney.
Our love and prayers go out to our NSW friends, particularly in Sydney, as they face a serious upsurge in the numbers of Covid-19 sufferers, and isolate to help control the spread. In your isolation God is with you. Stay safe, stay home, and keep in touch with family and friends as much as you can
Love and peace, Rev'd Anne Kennedy (Australian President)
Sunday 1 AUGUST 2021
Time to rest
We often talk about ‘time’ and ‘rest’ as if they were our possession, our right, what we’ve earned; or what are denied us, been taken away or thwarted. Similarly, when time and rest are forced upon us, as in lockdown, we are at a loss. The usual distractions and tasks are forbidden and despair sets in. This is a heavy burden indeed and whatever the economics/personality/relationships, Jesus says to ‘learn’ from him and ‘find rest for your souls’. What we do about ‘time’ and ‘rest’ is a spiritual issue and requires us to reassess our priorities, contemplate God’s goodness and expect to spend more time seeing God’s wonderful works and resting confidently in Jesus’s love and teaching.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11: 28-29
We are asked this week to pray for Mothers’ Union in Melbourne where the Covid pestilence has brought suffering and resentment. As we give thanks to God for their Christian witness, may members be strengthened in prayer and learning and gain in confidence and loving care.
MU DIOCESAN PRESIDENT
Monday and Tuesday
9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday 12 noon - 3.00pm
The MU Office and Shop
St Paul's Frankston Parish Hall
1 High Street, Frankston.
Phone: 9783 5062
our postal address is
PO Box 11265, Frankston 3199
WAVE of PRAYER
July 30th - August 1st 2021
Praying for and with our Link Dioceses-
Boga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Tanga, United Republic of Tanzania
AROUND THE BRANCHES
Crafty Members at Moorabbin upholding MU Ideals.
Joyce and Esther are both members of St David’s Mother Union Moorabbin Melbourne for the past 35 years and their age are now 98. In our covid -19 lockdown they have continued to support the ideals of MU, by Knitting tiny beanies that are worn by newborn especially premature babies which are taken to the hospitals. Esther continued in making jams, chutney, and relishes. And having sold them to family and friends and parishioner at this time she has donated $460.00
Rowena has been applying her crafts sewing for our trading table and the fete in the future who is also in her 80s e.g. handtowels, casserole holders’, aprons bags for shopping.
Bev beautiful multi-coloured rugs in squares have been sent to nursing homes and hospitals for many years and she is in her 80s.