This week as a congregation we hold in our prayers
- The leadership and membership of the Gungahlin Girl’s Brigade and Boy’s Brigade as they prepare to start another term of ministry with the young people who are a part of their companies. We especially hold Bruce and Elizabeth Warren in our prayers as they lead the companies through the year.
- Those who are grieving in this time, we give thanks for the lives of those we are grieving the loss of and for the way you have journeyed with them and ministered to us through them over the years.
We join in prayer with the Canberra Region Presbytery as we pray for the 16th Triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia – 17-18 July 2021
- We give thanks for all that God does through, in and for the Uniting Church all across Australia.
- We ask to be connected and formed by the theme of ‘Dwelling in Love’
- We pray for the new format of meeting online due to COVID-19 – and we give thanks for those who make this possible.
- We offer prayers for all the members of the assembly– particularly remembering the office bearers, staff and president, Dr Deidre Palmer.
- WeprayforGod’sguidanceastheAssemblyconsider unprecedented times, and what it means to be ‘a community of people following Jesus and God’s call to live with love, grace and hope in the world’.
We join in prayer with the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia as we pray for…
- The 16th Assembly and all its members coming together for the first online Assembly meeting. May they dwell together in God’s love, as a fellowship of Christ, discerning the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
- Rev Sharon Hollis as she is installed as the President of the UCA Assembly on Saturday. For strength and wisdom in her spiritual leadership over the next three years.
- Dr Deidre Palmer. We give thanks for the gift of her leadership as President over this triennium, for her faithful service, her great encouragement of the whole Church and for her constant reminder of the abundant grace and liberating hope we have in Jesus.
This week we join with the World Council of Churches as we pray for Djibouti, Somalia
We are thankful for:
- the beauty of Creation and resources from lands and sea
- the stable governance and economic development that Djibouti has experienced in recent years
- the many ways churches and humanitarian organizations have prayed for and responded to the needs in Somalia.
We pray for:
- protection of natural resources and coastal land
- an end to hunger, violence, crime and conflict in Somalia
- effective reconciliation and peace-building
- stable governments that further the common good for all the people
- those who have fled this area that they may be welcomed in new homelands.