Readings and prayers for September

September 26th, 2021

This Sundays services will be ONLINE at 8am and 9.45am

Watch our live stream at 9:45am, or watch our 8am or 9:45am service on our youtube channel

This Week: "Vaccination and churches- what would Jesus do?"

9.45am Online Service : Link to order of service


Prayers

Sentence
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can it be seasoned? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another. Mark 9.50

Collect

Prayer of the Week
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
O God,
you declare your almighty power
chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant us such a measure of your grace
that, running in the way of your commandments,
we may obtain your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers for Confidence
Ephesians 4:14 - That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
 
For the world: In light of Tracy’s sermons about vaccines, we pray for those around the world possessed by vaccine hesitancy. In particular we pray for nations like Russia, France and Kuwait, all of whom have very vaccine fearful populations. 

For the nation: We pray for people fearful of vaccines in Australia too, which are estimated to be around 16.7%. We pray that all will peacefully follow our leaders protective health decisions, as Australians did in prior national health interventions.  

For the community: We give thanks for our local community in Gippsland East, in which 81% of people have had their first vaccination.


Prayers for WAC Community
We continue to pray for Sheryn and her work at a local school. They will be continuing remote learning, so we pray for the students and teachers and their families. We pray from all those struggling with these protective measures and pray all find ways to thrive despite the difficult circumstances.

We pray for those at WAC who are unwell, and for those going through surgery  and rehab at the moment, especially as hospitals are restricting visitors during the pandemic - may our friends know the strength of our prayers.