Advance Diary Dates

April 14th
Palm Sunday [with Archbishop Geoffrey Smith visiting]

May 26th
St. Bede's Patronal Festival


March at St. Bede's

Welcome to March 2019 at St Bede’s,

In the midst of Adelaide’s Mad March we begin the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday services at 9:30 am and 7 pm on Wednesday March 6.
Lent provides us with an opportunity to be more intentional with our spiritual practices of praying, fasting and giving. The “Lent in Three Minutes” on the Busted Halo website provides a helpful overview.

At St Bede’s we will focus on reading Luke’s Gospel together. For those who would like to take up the challenge of reading the whole of this story of Jesus during Lent, please refer to the calendar of suggested readings here. There are two opportunities for reflecting on the daily readings: Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings, with Tuesday focussing on who Jesus is and Thursday meals in Luke’s Gospel.
For those who would like to travel at Pilgrimage pace reflective reading of Luke’s Gospel a few
verses at a time will happen Wednesday morning 10:30 am to 11 am, and Friday morning
9 am to 9:30 am during Morning Prayer (except the second Friday of the month).

The Arts and Crafts Activity on Thursday March 7th will include an opportunity to make a
Palm Cross.

On the first Sunday in Lent, March 10th there will be Kids’ Church at 4 pm, with Godly Play
storytelling, songs, craft, prayers and snack concluding by 5 pm.

On Friday March 29th we will have our first Five-dollar Friday Fellowship Lunch from 12 to 2 pm,
to provide an opportunity to sit and chat together.

For a prayer this month, you may like this one:
O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ's sake, Amen
St. Ambrose of Milan (AD 339-397)

Our Song of the Month is "Create in Me a Clean Heart" by Keith Green

Our focus window this month is dedicated to St. Augustine.