This Sunday, Rev'd Daniel Lowe will be preaching in our series:  Listening to God during Lent. Bible readings 
EZEKIEL 37.1-14
JOHN 11.1-45

The traditional service is at 8am. The contemporary service, with Kids Program, is at 9:45am. We would love to see you in person at church, but if you can't make it you can join us with the online stream of the service. 

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Fifth Sunday in Lent 

Return to the Lord your God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. Joel 2.13 


Prayer of the Day 

Gracious God, 

out of your love and mercy 

you breathed into dust the breath of life, 

creating us to serve you and one another: 

call forth our penitence and acts of love, 

and strengthen us to face our mortality, 

so that we may look with confidence for your salvation; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord, 

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 

one God, now and for ever. Amen. 


Prayer of the Week 

We thank you, heavenly Father, 

that you have delivered us from the power of darkness 

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: 

we pray that 

as by his death he has recalled us to life, 

so by his presence abiding in us he may raise us 

to joys eternal; 

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 

one God, now and for ever. Amen. 


Prayer of the Season

Almighty and everlasting God, 

you hate nothing that you have made, 

and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent: 

create and make in us new and contrite hearts, 

that we, worthily lamenting our sins, 

and acknowledging our wretchedness, 

may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, 

perfect remission and forgiveness; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


Prayer Points

For the World 

We hear the problems of our brothers and sisters around the world. We hear of the big problems in the Ukraine and Russia. We hear of tensions in America and China. We hear of tremors in France and the middle East. We pray for all our brothers and sisters Lord. We pray for strength in our seasonal trials. We pray for temperance and wisdom so that we may help one another, rather than cause additional burdens and stress. Guide us Lord so that we may be your body in these difficult times.  


For the Community 

We celebrate the people in our community who make creative and valiant efforts to draw our attention to problems in our community. We are thankful for people like the paramedic walking across easter and northern Victoria to draw attention to mental health issues of first responders.  

We continue to pray for strength and resilience in our community. We pray for generosity in giving to all charitable efforts. We pray for the health and vigor of all the people in our community Lord, particularly those who serve your will. We pray for the sick and suffering people in our community.