Communication from the Anglican Church of St George and St Paul
NOTICES - 09.08.2020
There will be a LIVE-STREAMED SERVICE as from 09:25 am on Sunday 9th August. Click on the "Video Library" link.
Click on the link to stream the live-streamed service or a recorded video from the library. (URL)
Click on the link for the Order of Service, hymns and readings for the live-streamed service. (PDF)
Click on the link to open the Tutorial about how to stream the videos in the library. (PDF)

It is our sad duty to announce that Rev. Ken Robinson, Chaplain of the Greater Lisbon Chaplaincy from 1991 to 2000, passed away early on 6th August. He will be remembered here particularly for his administrative skills, becoming Archdeacon of Gibraltar while still a Chaplain here and going on to become Dean of Gibraltar in accumulation with his duties as Archdeacon.

Please pray for his soul and remember Merrie, his widow, in your prayers.
A Prayer

I will give thanks today for the presence of Jesus Christ
in the midst of a scared and broken world.
I will give thanks that he stands among us, quietly,
to heal anger and despair, brokenness and loss.
And I will give thanks that he calms my fears
as he shows me his wounded hands and feet,
the marks of torture;
and his eyes smile encouragement to go on,
even in the hardest times. Amen.

Prayer written for Corpus Christi this year by the Revd Canon Paul Wignall, Holy Trinity, Las Palmas
Readings for Sunday 16th August
10th Sunday after Trinity, Proper 15

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8                    Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32       Matthew 15:10-28

St. George’s Home Group

Message from Fr Chris
Sunday Services in the coming weeks
(updated 07/08/2020)

The Church Council met in mid-June to discuss issues relating to the reopening of our churches for Sunday services. Unanimous concern was expressed with regard to continued outbreaks of Covid 19 in the Lisbon region, particularly considering the wide area from which our congregations are drawn and the need for some of our members to use public transport. 
Accordingly, the Council agreed to go on with live streaming of Sunday services at 09h30 until early September. As of the beginning of August, Rev. Chris Welsh, who was our locum for three months last year, has kindly agreed to undertake this during the coming weeks. We are extremely grateful to him.
It remains unclear whether it will be possible, particularly bearing in mind present quarantine requirements in the UK, to resume actual services at some point in September. However, the Church Council will be meeting again during the third week of this month to reappraise the situation. 
David Cranmer
Acting Chair of the Chaplaincy Council
7th August 2020

Locum Chaplain: The Rev'd Chris Welsh
Telephone: 932 101 805

The Rev'd Chris Welsh's email:       
Honorary Assistant Clergy:
The Rev’d Frances A. Le Blanc
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