Worship, Pentecost 10B

We gathered for worship in person on 1st August, returning from lockdown with smaller numbers.  Helen Burnham welcomed us saying 'Today we will continue the reading from 2 Samuel, where we find a hero with feet of clay. The reading from Ephesians, chapter 4:1-16, finds Paul writing from prison to the fledgling church in [...]

By |2021-08-01T19:54:42+10:00August 1st, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Worship, Pentecost 9B

We continued worshipping online on 18th July, live-streamed from the worship space with pre-recorded music and videos.  We looked at stories: how we understand stories and how we can change a story, change our expectations, and discover new possibilities.  We focussed on two stories - John’s telling of Jesus’ feeding of the 5000 with loaves and fishes [...]

By |2021-07-25T11:09:10+10:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Worship, Pentecost 8B

We worshipped online only on 18th July.  We had planned to formally welcome new members for the first time since the start of the pandemic; that ceremony has been postponed. Instead, we reflected together on God’s words of welcome to us, and how Christ brings peace, even in the midst of division. Watch the service for the first [...]

By |2021-07-18T16:36:24+10:00July 18th, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Worship, NAIDOC Week

On Sunday 11th July, we celebrated NAIDOC Week. The Walking Together Discipleship & Education Group prepared worship taking inspiration from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the Preamble to the Uniting Church’s Constitution, and Brigg’s song The Children Came Back, as we look for ways to help Heal Country … the healing place for First Nations communities. . Watch the [...]

By |2021-07-11T16:56:26+10:00July 11th, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Worship, Pentecost 6B

On Sunday 4th July, Pentecost 6B, we celebrated the baptisms on Mozhgan and Asal and with them the confirmation of Joel Hallinan. In the Gospel of Mark we traveled with Jesus to his home town and on out among the villages with the twelve.  Ian invited us to reflect on what this looks like in response to [...]

Worship, Pentecost 5B

On Sunday 27th June, Pentecost 5B, in Mark's Gospel we met the woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years, a story of healing and liberation for a broken world. Watch the service for the first time or again on YouTube. During Children’s Time Julie and Ian talked with the children about the woman reaching out to [...]

By |2021-06-27T16:49:31+10:00June 27th, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Worship, Pentecost 4B, Refugee Sunday

On Sunday 20th June, Pentecost 4B, Refugee Sunday we paid attention to the theme of Unity, a theme which seeks to promote harmony and togetherness, to unite individuals, communities and organisations from many different backgrounds behind a common cause, to move forward together as a unified cohesive community.  In our Bible readings we encountered Jesus [...]

By |2021-06-20T14:35:26+10:00June 20th, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Worship, Pentecost 2B

On Sunday 6th June, Pentecost 2B, we lit candles together in our homes, remembering the voices from near and far that create our community, joined in the many different ways that we follow God.  Ian offered a Communion of Empty Hands. Watch the service for the first time or again on YouTube. During Children’s Time Dave [...]

By |2021-06-06T10:45:12+10:00June 6th, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Worship, Trinity Sunday B

On Sunday 30th May, Trinity Sunday, we explored the many ways we experience the presence of God.  To begin this more reflective service Joanne invited is to centre ourselves and be grounded in the here and now.  Dave invited us to meditate on the person of Nicodemus, his conversation with Jesus in the dark hours, and [...]

By |2021-05-30T14:57:44+10:00May 30th, 2021|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: |0 Comments
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