This Week Around the Diocese: Seasons of Creation, laser skirmish for Anglican youth, prayers for drought
Parishes conclude ‘Seasons of Creation’
Some of our parishes took part in ‘Seasons of Creation’ during the month of September. The combined churches of Stroud Anglican Parish included prayers for the environment in their weekly service. They collected and shared resources of art and scripture to promote spiritual reflections on creation.
Stroud Anglican Church held a combined family service on Sunday 29 September, which concluded the theme of creation in the parish. The service took place outside on top of Silo Hill, over-looking the town. They will also celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi this Friday, who was a wonderful promoter of Christian faith and creation.
Anglican Youth Combine for Laser Skirmish ‘Mayhem’
Youth from Cessnock, Telarah Rutherford, and Beresfield-Thornton parishes, and some friends enjoyed a night of laser skirmishing at the Old Maitland Gaol. Several of the leaders also enjoyed the mayhem. This has become an annual outing for the Apis Te Youth Group, and this year 28 of us participated.
Ongoing Prayers for Drought Communities
We also continue to pray for churches and communities in the upper Hunter Valley who wear the ongoing affects of drought in the area.