Welcome to All Saints Anglican Church, North Parramatta!
I write to you with some important news affecting our life as a Christian church. Aligning with the Archbishop of Sydney we will be suspending all of our public gatherings at All Saints until further notice.
I encourage you to consider that our mission is more important now than ever. We are living in a world of growing fear and anxiety, and Jesus is still our only hope and security. But the challenge now becomes how to encourage, love and care for one another on this mission without public gatherings.
I would encourage appropriate social distancing, thorough washing of hands, not interacting with others if you have any signs of illness, etc. To some, all of this will seem an overreaction, but the government and diocese are seeking to be very cautious to try and limit the infection rate curve, in the hope of minimising the impact of the sickness. Watch this space as we work out further protocols to safely meet together.
For all members we will be sending out regular updates on email, on our facebook page and on our web page. James & myself and the secretaries can keep in touch with those not on email, by phone.
If you or someone you know becomes unwell, please let us know so we can pray for you. If you know of anyone in our church who is in need and you are able to help, please do so and let the ministry team know of your concerns.
Let me also encourage you to keep financially supporting our church throughout these changes. If you are someone who normally gives in person on a Sunday, please consider moving your financial partnership to electronic giving.
Our church bank details are All Saints Parramatta BSB 032 170 Accnt. No. 389043
Our Church faces a tough financial situation with us not being able to meet, weddings being cancelled or postponed, people who hire our facilities also needing to suspend their meetings; so we invite you to continue, if not increase your financial support.
Let me finish with the closing words of the letter from our Archbishop. "May God grant us an extra measure of his grace to be faithful in this time of crisis, trusting in his sovereign and merciful hand (Psalm 91:1-4)."
God is good and is still working his good purposes in us and for us.
Rev Owen Goddard.