Please join us on Sunday at 9:30am in the Chapel for Family Communion followed by a shared morning tea in the Boardroom. The service is accessible for all ages and brings our community together in worship, prayer and song.
This coming week we will recognise National Sorry Day (on Sunday) and Reconciliation Week, reflecting on the theme Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage. We are invited to listen to one another’s story, acknowledge the mistakes of the past and move forward together celebrating the joy of diversity, ensuring just and equitable access to resources and services, and sharing God’s love and grace.
On Wednesday we will join together as a whole school community to celebrate Harmony Day, beginning with a smoking ceremony we will join hands, plant trees and share stories together. A special Chapel service in for the Middle and Senior Years will be held on Thursday, led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls. All are welcome to join in this celebration, held in The Clive Berghofer Sports Centre at The Glennie School beginning at 1:15pm. On Friday, the Junior Years will celebrate with a cultural day.
We will use this prayer at the beginning of each event this week and I invite you to join us in praying:
Dear God of all Grace, since the beginning of time many peoples have gathered on this land. Since that time many more have gathered from all parts of the world. Gracious God many times that gathering has been in a spirit of peace but also many times in a spirit of conflict and conquest. Help us to recognise the differences Lord and to restore that spirit of peace and harmony in which all people can live. Help us now Lord to gather together in prayer and praise in your Name to reach out for your peace and see your justice done. We thank you, Lord, for being able to gather in our diversity. In that diversity help us to reconcile ourselves to you and to each other by this coming together. Bless this time and what we do in the name of the one who knows us and brings us together, Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Rev’d Sharon Mitchell