We are working towards returning to the building, following last week’s announcement that church gatherings are allowed from 1 June. In the meantime, online church continues. As well as our recorded service on Youtube, we hold live gatherings on Zoom:
- 8 am Holy Communion
- 10 am Sunday School
- 10 am Youth Bible study
- 11 am Morning Tea
- 6 pm Evening Service
Links to the public services are on our website. For Sunday School and Youth Bible study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a link.
Today is Trinity Sunday, a day set aside for us to contemplate the wonderful truth that God is Three- in-One, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amongst others we will sing the best known of all Trinity hymns, Holy, holy, holy! The writer of this hymn, Reginald Heber, has an interesting connection to Australia. He was the Bishop of Calcutta in the 1820s, when the whole of Australia was part of the Calcutta Diocese.
From a glance at the history, I am not sure that he ever visited Australia before his death at the age of 42. However, he is honoured with the dedication of the Heber Chapel, a simple stone school room in the historic parish of Cobbitty south west of Sydney.
The hymn for which he is mainly remembered today is certainly a wonderful hymn to the Triune God, who deserves all our praise.