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Welcome to our Sunday worship for the month of May: today we are beginning a four week sermon series on the theme of “Praise”. (Our sermons are available on the “Videos and Podcasts” tab on this website, and on the Holy Cross Hackett YouTube channel.)
To join our service today, click here to open the Zoom link. The service will begin at 9.30am and the link is live from 9.00am. Kids Church material is available below. Have a blessed Sunday!
Holy Cross is worshipping online on Sunday 22 March at 9.30am, using Zoom video conferencing. This is our first attempt at using Zoom for worship, so you will be able to connect from 9.00am, which gives you 30 minutes to sort out any connection problems before the service begins.
Even if you have never used Zoom before, it is simple for you to attend:
- click on the web link (after 9.00am on Sunday) – https://zoom.us/j/5675297261
- if you do not already have the Zoom app, you will be prompted to download and install it (this is normally quick and easy)
- join the meeting
There is no separate Kids Church provision today, though we hope to have something in place by next week – for today, you’ll find a colouring page and a word search below which you can download and print at home.
We will be in touch with members of the Holy Cross church family in the next few days, to see how you are and keep you informed. Please stay in touch, look for updates, and be assured of our prayers for you!
Dear friends of Holy Cross,
The Bishop has announced that all public worship in the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn will cease as of this Sunday. You can read his announcement here: https://anglicancg.org.au/cessation-of-services/
We are looking at a number of alternative ways in which we can pray and worship together, including:
- online services (using Zoom)
- opening the church for private prayer
- household liturgies (including kid-friendly ones!) for you to use at home
Parish Council is meeting this Saturday to make more plans, and we’ll update you again soon.
I spoke to Bishop Mark today and he informed me that welfare services such as Tuckerbox should continue at present, as they have a crucial role in meeting the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Tuckerbox will therefore be taking place this Saturday, and we will be putting in place some strict hygiene protocols to ensure that this is done safely.
One final thing: Sunday 22 March is Mothering Sunday, the middle Sunday in Lent, and Iris usually makes us a simnel cake for morning tea. This year, I suggest that those of us who are able to do so take part in a Holy Cross Simnel Cake Competition – if you’d like to have a go, why not bake one this week and email me the photo so we can post the results on the web site? We’ll ask Iris to judge the entries and award an appropriate prize! Recipes can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/simnel_cake
Keep well, keep in touch, and remember: Christ is still risen!
God bless, Tim Watson (Rector)
Sun 1 Mar Environment Sunday joint service;
9am Sunday worship:
8 Mar 2nd Sunday in Lent;
15 Mar 3rd Sunday in Lent;
22 Mar Mothering Sunday (no in-person worship);
29 Mar 5th Sunday in Lent (no in-person worship);
5 Apr Palm Sunday (no in-person worship)