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As we move into August our concentration turns to seeking the face of Jesus. The church has long understood that if you truly want to know who God is, then you look long and lovingly at Jesus. Thus this is what we seek to do this month.

To assist us in that I am commencing a Sermon Series from this Sunday (5th August) on 1John. This is an important letter as it tries to assist communities of faith to live out their calling as disciples of Jesus by seeking to be in right relationship with Him. I do hope that if you are unable to come to church then you might go to the sermon page here and download the Sunday Sermon. I will endeavour to have each sermon up by the Monday. You may also have noticed that the blog has been missing. This is because the website was hacked, and although not really malevolent in nature, it caused great nuisance. This has now been resolved and so I will be returning to writing my blog, hopefully each week.

I am delighted to announce that we have a new function on our website. This is the cemetery search. It is the seventh button on this page. When you click on it you will be taken to a search engine. We re now part of the Opus Xenta database community which specialises in deceased records. You will be able to enter a loved ones name and you will be told if it that person is in our cemetery or columbarium wall, and the location. We hope that this will be a helpful addition to our website. We have many people who were integral to the development of this area, and indeed Sydney and NSW. Notable internees include John Bradfield the chief engineer of the harbour bridge, Robert Pymble, Joh Bjelke-Peterson’s Grand parents, and Joseph Maiden former director of the Botanical Gardens in Sydney are just some of the interesting people who are buried in our cemetery. I do hope you will find this addition helpful.

Finally I am delighted to be able to announce that our organ replacement project is on track and fully funded and ready to go. There are some practicalities that have to be ironed out and then the project will commence. I would like to thank all those who have so generously supported the project. This will not only benefit St. Johns, but the LGA of Ku-ring-gai as well.

May the blessings of the Season of Trinity be upon you all

Father Keith

@Fr_KeithDalby

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PARISH PRAYER
written by our former Rector, Father Bill Weston

God our Father, send your Holy Spirit upon the people of this parish.  Give us a greater love for all.  Make us more compassionate for the sick, the lonely and all in need, more zealous in the inspiration of the young, more concerned about the wider mission of the Church and more generous in our giving of service and money.  Help each one of us to know what we ought to do and give us strength and courage faithfully to do it, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen