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Olive Press 21st May, 2017

Olive Press 21st May, 2017

Olive Press is the weekly eNewsletter of the Brunswick Uniting Church.

Prayer Points

Prayer Cycle – Week 3

Diary

BUC Expo & Cafe Style Morning Tea, 21/5
Church Camp, 26-28/5
Sunny Chen preaching at BUC, 28/5

News

Accommodation needed
Table Church, 19/5
Food Co-op & Compost workshops, 19/5
Spiritual Survival Guide #3, 1/6
June Olive Branch
June & July roster

Reminders

BUC Expos, 21/5
Worldwide Knit in Public Day, 10/6
Church Camp, 26-28/5
Stop Adani Community meeting, 23/5

Wider Church News

Art for Wellbeing, 7-31/5
Asylum Seeker Benefit Concert, 3/6

Community News

Nothing this week

Giving is Living

The Love of God

Prayer

Prayers of Adoration & Confession

Saving God,
just as you helped the Israelites from slavery…
You still answer our prayers,
and help us when we are in need.

Risen Christ,
just as you fed the five thousand hungry followers
You still provide all that we need,
and guide us along our journey.

Powerful Spirit,
just as you rescued Paul from his prison
You still free all who are locked away,
and show light to those who are in darkness

With you there is nothing we should fear,
You alone fill us.

We confess that we worry too much.
We find it hard to be untroubled,
When society tells us:
“You’re not wealthy enough”
“You’re not pretty enough”
“You don’t fit in”

We worry about whether we have enough,
We worry about how we look,
We worry about what others think,
instead of seeking your truth and following you.

Forgive us.
Help us remember that you do not forget us.
Sisters and brothers, God will not forget you.
You are inscribed on the palms of God’s hands.
Through Christ, God has opened the prison door
and shines a light even in our darkest times.
Remember the good news of Christ:
Your sin is forgiven. Thanks be to God.

Natalie Sims, offered for worship
by Anika Jensen & Daniel Whelan, 14/5

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Ecumenical Neighbours
Assembly President
ASWC
CY&YA Committee
Property Committee
Mulling
Hospitality Ministry
Sanctuary Movement
Indigenous Hospitality House
UCA Assembly
Creatures of the air

Diary

Sunday 21/5
Easter 6
The second of our BUC Expos will be held during a Cafe Style Morning Tea after worship

Lectionary
Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:8-20
1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21
9:30 am – Ian Ferguson
10:45 am – BUC Expo #2
5:00 pm – BIUC Worship

Tuesday 23/5
10:00 am – Olive Way
Olive Way

Wednesday 24/5
8:00 am – Meditation
29 Macpharland St.
10:00 am – Olive Way
Olive Way
5:30 pm – Meditation
29 Macpharland St.

Thursday 25/5
10:00 am – Olive Way
Olive Way
7:150 pm – BUC Arts
committee
Youth Hall

Friday 26/5
***** – Church Camp
Adequate

Saturday 27/5
***** – Church Camp
Adequate

Sunday 28/5
Easter 7
We welcome Sunny Chen as our preacher with Ian away for the weekend for Church Camp

Lectionary
Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
John 17:1-11
9:30 am – Sunny Chen
5:00 pm – BIUC Worship

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