Monthly Archives: August 2019

Olive Press 1/9

Prayer Points Ministry Team Church Council Olive Way program Pastoral Care Committee Justice & Mission Committee Sunday Morning Program Roster participants Non-Violent Direct Action FUNdraising Committee Presbytery of Port Philip West Creatures of the land BUC News Mulling Fundraiser 6 reasons not to miss Bohemian [...]

By |2019-08-29T10:27:18+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , |0 Comments

YES or NO?

A reflection on the YES and the NO of gospel liberation. Jesus visits two synagogues in the Gospel of Luke. In one he announces that he has come to liberate the oppressed (Luke 4:16-30), in the second he does just that (Luke 13:10-17). I quote from this podcast episode "God and the Gays" by Phoebe [...]

By |2019-08-29T22:06:28+00:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 25/8

Prayers of Adoration & Confession Oh Lord, Our God. You are ever faithful, ever changing, always the same. Your great love lifts us, brings us here, binds us together in grace.  You are the breaker of the things which constrict us, the lifter of our burdens,  the one who invites us to part with our [...]

By |2019-08-26T09:19:00+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Peace or Division?

A reflection on Luke 12:49-56 Jesus is stressing out – what are we to make of his anxiety and how might it help us face the stresses within us and in the world around us?

By |2019-08-20T07:17:38+00:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 18/8

Prayers of Adoration & Confession God of justice, torrential fire of love, Let us unbind the world from our manageable categories, understanding that your creation is endlessly intertwined; fire can both destroy and renew, divide us and bring us together. Rather than perceiving what we expect to see, may we turn our eyes toward [...]

By |2019-08-19T11:19:34+00:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Olive Press 18/8

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 BUC News CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND ROOM BOOKINGS How to report cleaning issues to at BUC.  From now on any [...]

By |2019-08-15T10:33:08+00:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 11/8

Prayers of Adoration & Confession God of Generosity, Whose mercies never cease, whose well of love is deep and sweet. God of mysteries and strange stories, We glimpse you in the corner of our eye and in the insistent whisper of our hearts Let us see you more clearly in the face of the [...]

By |2019-08-12T09:43:11+00:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , |0 Comments