Our Church door may be closed but our hearts are open and our prayers are constant for you and our community. In times of uncertainty we are reminded that God walks with us and we are reassured by his teaching ‘remember , I am with you always – to the end of time‘ and ‘do not be afraid, peace will be with you‘.
We all look forward to the time when when the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions allows us to meet in person at St Mark’s once again for worship and other activities.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST MARK’S.
Join us on Sunday morning at 10am for our online service. Watch it on Sunday, or later if you can’t make it then, on YouTube .
Do you want to join in an online Bible Study? Want to learn more about Paul’s letters to the Romans? Join us for an online Bible Study on Wednesday nights at 7.30 pm. Contact us via email for more information.
We are still available for funerals. Contact us for more information. While stage 4 restrictions are in place weddings have been suspended.
We have been working in our community providing
food for St Mark’s Fitzroy Community Centre.
Parish council meetings are being held online, and many phone calls are providing Pastoral Care to those who need it.
With the new stage 4 restrictions that have taken effect from 6 Aug, all access to the church site is strictly limited to those with Work Permits. This allows the Vicar to conduct church business and up to 5 people to continue to assist with the Sunday online service. Also any work for emergency or safety reasons is possible.
From the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne:
Please continue to pray for those areas / countries affected by COVID-19. The prolonged isolation and confinement of millions at the significant epicentres of this outbreak will be a difficult experience. Please also pray for those in hospital and other medical settings and for those working hard to identify a potential vaccine.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer and friend,
come and care for all of us
through the danger and uncertainty
of the coronavirus epidemic.
To people who are sick, bring healing.
To people who are displaced, isolated,
or cut off from family, friends or work,
bring comfort and companionship.
Work with medical staff as they care for the sick,
and protect them from harm.
Give skill and fruitful research to scientists
as they search for treatments, prevention and a cure.
To public health authorities, give wisdom
to decide the best ways to manage
both this crisis and our anxieties.
When communities are fearful,
give a calm spirit,
and kindness to neighbours and strangers.
Through this testing time,
and through all the risks we face together,
teach us once again how we can love one another
as you have loved us.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.