WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST MARK’S.
Sunday and other services are currently held as normal with applicable COVID-19 restrictions. Our home page details the services available at both St Mark’s, Templestowe, and St Timothy’s, Bulleen.
ATTENDANCE FOR SERVICES.
All services, indoor and outdoor, can now have unlimited numbers of people, subject to the 2sqm rule. All attendees will have their name and contact recorded on entry to the church via QR code or on an attendance record.
MASKS AND SINGING
Masks are currently not required during services, but may optionally be worn if desired. This rule also applies to weddings and funerals.
These are now permitted, but must be served under strict conditions, with no self-service or buffet style provided.
Funerals and weddings can have unlimited attendance, but the 4sqm rule applies as above.
Groups can meet in church facilities subject to the 4sqm rule which will determine the number of participants.
Do you want to join in a Bible Study group?
Our weekly Bible Study group meets every Thursday from 10.00-11.30am at St Timothy’s, Bulleen. Morning tea is provided afterwards.
We have been working in our community providing food for St Mark’s Fitzroy Community Centre. We have now returned to monthly food drops for this much appreciated service.
Parish council meetings are being held online, and many phone calls are providing Pastoral Care to those who need it.
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.