Week beginning Sunday, 15th May, 2022

 

 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.

Please note: It is necessary to use hand sanitiser when entering the Worship Centre.

We have re-commenced covid-safe morning teas. 


Sunday, 22nd May 2022 - Easter 6.

Bible Readings: Philippians 1:1-18a. (Narrative Lectionary) 

At 11 a.m., Sunday, 31st May, there will be a Cradle Coast Cluster service at the Devonport Worship Centre followed by a shared lunch. Please note the starting time.

Our Congregation Members are invited to bring non-perishable items on Holy Communion Sundays in support of our Uniting programme - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.


Conversation Group - 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 17th May at the Worship Centre. There will be two videos - 'How to heal a divided world' (Michele Lamont) and 'The link between inequality and anxiety' (Richard Wilkinson).


Evening Fellowship will be held on Monday, 23rd May, with a 6 p.m. start to allow for soup and savouries before the business session


'Preaching as Story': 'Preachers as Midwives of the Story' is the subject of an online presentation by Rev Deacon Denise Savage on Wednesday, 1st June. A link is available for booking.


 PRAYERS, THANKSGIVING AND NEED

  • The ongoing conflict in Ukraine - for the millions of people who have been displaced. We pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia and for world leaders to seek an end to war and a pathway to true peace. For peace for all places of conflict and violence in the world.
  • For all those preparing for the Federal Election and that those who stand for election will commit to policies that seek flourishing for all.
  • The ongoing work of the Assembly and members of the 16th Assembly as they carry stories and decisions back to their communities.
  • All those impacted by the flooding emergency across Qld and NSW, for rescue workers and other emergency services and all those providing care and support during the long drawn out period of cleaning up.
  • Those in the Uniting Church and those we partner with, who respond to the Gospel and live out their faith by working for a more just world.
  • For Rev. Fee and Rev. Susan and all those who lead worship in our Cradle Coast Cluster.
  • Ecumenical Prayer Cycle - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

  • 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 after the service if you need cards. Beryl would like to thank everyone for continues support. (And we would like to thank Beryl for her wonderful effort.)
  • Update:- Until July 2020 - $3065  
  • November 2020:- Evening Fellowship Cancer Research Appeal - $50; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - $50
  • May 2021:- Share Winter Appeal -$100 September 2021:- Afghanistan Emergency Appeal - $100; Total - $3354
  • This is in spite of COVID limitations - Well done Beryl!!

 Great news - the Cabbage Basket is back.