Week beginning 6th June, 2021

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Please remember that your free will offering helps us serve God in our local community.  Your contributions can be collected.  Contact Betty.

 

  INTRODUCTION TO THE GOSPEL READINGS:

To help us understand Christ’s use of parables…

A ‘parable’ is an illustrative story, by which a familiar idea is cast beside an unfamiliar idea in such a way that the comparison helps people to better understand and grasp the unfamiliar idea.  The word ‘parable’ comes from the Greek word (parabolee), para means besides, and ballo means to cast or throw. 

The parables that Jesus told were part of his gospel; therefore, they are parables for all peoples throughout all nations and throughout all time.

Access via Zoom will is available for those unable to attend in person. If you are new to our worship centre and plan to attend, please ring the church number listed in the phone book or in Telstra Whitepages.

We have re-commenced covid-safe morning teas and fellowship lunches.  Each month we will have a morning tea and a lunch.   


Bible Readings for Sunday, 13th June 2021.

BIBLE READINGS: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Cor. 5: 6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-36


Third Tuesday Discussion Group - Following a video, an unstructured conversation will be initiated which encourages those in attendance to share their ideas on the topic discussed.  NEXT GATHERING: 15th June, 2021


Connect Group:  Wednesday, 9th June at the Worship Centre - 3pm for 3:30 start.


UCAF (Evening Group)- Monday,  at 7.30 p.m. on 28th June at the Worship Centre.  


Scone, Cuppa and Chat -The Worship Centre -10 a.m, Friday, 11th June, 2021.


Fellowship Luncheon: 12 noon, 12th July at the Gateway.


Save the Date – 9th July at Kingston UC for walking together, gathering and sharing with Leprena UAICC Tasmania . More details later


Learning Opportunities

- Worship and Preaching Workshops:  CTM based on Lay Preacher units May/June and then Sept/Oct, flyer attached.  

Useful for lay leaders who would like a refresher, are just starting to lead often, who might like to know what’s involved, 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/worship-and-preaching-online-workshop-worship-tickets-148299827777\


 

PRAYERS, THANKSGIVING AND NEEDS

       Praise for the recent Preachfest and the joyous Induction Service for Rev. Susan at Cam Rise.

  • For those responsible for managing COVID guidelines as the community becomes more complacent.
  • Those whose homes are not safe places and are living in situations of violence and abuse. We pray for spaces of shelter, for safety, healing and strength.
  • The work of the national Safe Church Unit of the Uniting Church and all those working to create safe spaces for children and young people in our community.
  • Truth-telling and healing in our Church and nation as we acknowledge the wrongs of the past and injustice faced today by our First Nations People.
  • For the people of Sri Lanka as they cope with the environmental disaster following the breakup of the container ship.
  • The people of Victoria facing another week of lockdown and all those across the world working to deliver vaccines, provide frontline care and respond to COVID-19.
  • The people of Palestine and Israel and for a just peace to prevail.
  • For communities affected by the mice plague.
  • For creative thinking in our Church to boldly meet the challenges of the future and for openness to the inspiration of the Spirit.
  • Continue to pray for our Ministers - Rev. Fee and Rev Susan and all those who lead worship in the Cradle Coast congregations.
  • SHARE is the welfare arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. Anyone is able to donate to the work of SHARE at anytime during the year. This year SHARE has distributed $192,000 in grants in the Tasmanian Presbytery. This figure is comprised of $50,000 for Emergency Relief, $30,000 for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, $50,000 for Mission Critical - Volunteer Co-ordination, $50,000 for North West Pregnant and Young Parent Support and $12,000 for Parents on the Inside.

Sammy Stamp - don't forget to save your stamps. Please remember to leave the stamps attached to paper and trim the stamps leaving a 1-2cm surround to enable adequate trimming. Up to and including 01/11/18, sales have reached about $41,342.00. Grants amounting to $46,700 have been approved to Australian and overseas projects.


Beryl's Recycled Cards - One of our enterprising ladies, Beryl, supplies a range of attractive recycled cards for a variety of occasions. These cards are available  for only $2.00 each. All proceeds are donated to worthy causes. Please see Beryl if you need cards. 

Update:

Total until March 2019 -                                                 $2155.00

May - UC Share Appeal -                                               $ 100.00

August 2019 - Uniting Share Appeal -                            $ 210.00

October 2019 - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren -   $ 100.00

November - Uniting Share - fires in NSW -                     $ 100.00

December 2019 - Christmas Bowl -                               $ 100.00

January, 2020 - Bushfire Emergency -                           $ 100.00

March - Rent Donations - Welfare -                               $ 100.00

July - Frontier Services -                                               $ 100.00

The updated total, as of September 2020 -               $3065.00 

Beryl would like to thank everyone for continues support. (And we would like to thank Beryl for her wonderful effort.)


The Cabbage Basket - donations are given to Act for Peace' which is under the auspices of National Council of Churches. Thanks to all who support the basket, either by donating goods and/or purchasing them. $463.96 was raised in the six months from August 2019 to February 2020.

Please note - the Cabbage Basket is currently unavailable because of the COVID-19 restrictions.