First it was Joan Middleton’s 90th and then a short time later Mary Davey clocked up 100! It was wonderful to recognise and celebrate with these two lovely ladies who have been an important part of our for community for so long.
On Sunday morning after our 10 am service, Julia gave thanks for the successful completion of her university studies. Celebrating the milestone too, were her tutor and about a dozen of her Kenyan friends who demonstrated their thanksgiving and joy in song and dance … and of course they provided cake and morning tea. Congratulations Julia!
Good Shepherd Anglican Church (13 Clayton Avenue, Plympton) explores pathways into Sacred Space starting at 5:30 pm each Saturday. Church opens at 4:45 pm for rehearsal and other preparation.
The 4 (or 5) Saturdays in each month follow the same pattern: first Saturday, a traditional liturgy; second Saturday, silence; third Saturday, a contemplation through meditation and music; fourth Saturday, a meal; fifth Saturday, make a suggestion…
Exploring sacred repetition(first Saturday of each month) The traditional Anglican service of Evensong asks that “we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may rest on [God’s] eternal changelessness”. Take time to wonder on this fleeting world and Cosmic changelessness in a gentle, reflective service based on Evensong
Exploring sacred silence(second Saturday of each month) Find sacred space in silence using:
Meditation-guides available in the church;
Meditative material you might bring with you;
Exploration of church and garden; or
Quiet conversation over refreshments available in Garden Room
Exploring sacred contemplation(third Saturday of each month) Fill all your senses at this candle-lit contemplation through meditation and music in the style of Taizé. Bring voices and instruments – scores and song books available
Exploring sacred relationships(fourth Saturday of each month) Sharing a meal: a journey into sacred space through enjoying hospitality
Meeting others and introducing ourselves over a simple meal
Basic food provided – bring dishes to share when you wish
Singing, Praying, Sharing, Exploring, Eating, Searching, and Discovering at Good Shepherd