Here is the reflection I offered this morning (Sunday 9 Aug).
It has been the most difficult week for Australia since the coronavirus outbreak with positive tests and deaths primarily in Victoria. We also held in our hearts the people of Beirut Lebanon following the catastrophic explosion earlier in the week. It was good to gather together and, as one person put it, feel ourselves enfolded in community.
Attached is my reflection on the Gospel. Following this offering, we spent time writing prayers for ourselves on paper boats that were placed in a beautiful fabric and sand sea-side scene at the centre of our gathering. You may choose to write your own prayer in response to the questions posed in the reflection.
Here is a link to the song Dante’s Prayer which accompanied our prayers:
Rev. Christine Gilbert Minister of the Word St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church 92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045 P: (08) 8295 1771 E: [email protected]