4th November 2018

Isn’t it amazing to think that the Fair is upon us again?  It’s hard to miss, of course, with the build up of second hand goods in the Parish Room.  Thank you to our volunteers who have been working hard sorting and pricing the goods.  On Saturday it will be all systems go, with all the stalls plus petting zoo, jumping castle, ponies, BBQ, musical performances and more.  Please pray for good weather, and invite friends along, and be here bright and early on Saturday to help set up.

Next weekend is also significant because Sunday is Remembrance Day, and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  As well as the preaching being on this subject, we will be marking this in two other ways.  We will have some guests from the UNSW Regiment, one of whom will address us in the 9.30 am service.  Also, as part of a plan to have church bells ring throughout Australia at 11 am, our tenor bell will be tolled 100 times, followed by the ringing of a full peal (about 3 hours of ringing). I hope this will help us reflect on God’s gift of peace which has prevailed in Australia now for such a long time.