What’s on during COVID-19

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST MARK’S.

SUNDAY SERVICE
Join us on Sunday morning at 10am for our Holy Communion service, either in person or online. Watch it on Sunday, or later if you can’t make it then, on YouTube .

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 mandatory during all services. May be removed only during Holy Communion.  This rule also applies to weddings and funerals.

REFRESHMENTS
These are now permitted, but must be served under strict conditions, with no self-service or buffet style provided.

FUNERALS/WEDDINGS
Funerals and weddings can have unlimited attendance, but the 4sqm rule applies as above.

MEETINGS, GROUPS
Groups can meet in church facilities, the maximum group size is yet to be determined, subject to the 4sqm rule.

BIBLE STUDIES
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.

 

OUTREACH
We have been working in our community providing f
ood 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.