Week beginning Sunday, 28th September, 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. Masks are optional but encouraged.

We have re-commenced covid-safe morning teas. 


Sunday, 1st October Exodus 14: 5-7, 10-14, 21-29; Matthew 2: 13-15. HC. Daylight Saving starts.

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


Our Community Bench was officially dedicated Sunday, 21st August. Constructed by a member of our congregation, it provides a place to rest. There are cupboards on each end. One holds books to share and the other holds food items for anyone who needs them.ber.


Evening Fellowship will meet at the Worship Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 26th September. We will have a guest speaker.


Men's Group will meet on Tuesday, 27th September for indoor bowls.


The Church Council is offering Bible Reflections from Nungarinya College - "Dwelling in Love". The next session will be held at the Worship Centre at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29th September.


Fellowship Luncheon - 12 noon on Monday, 10th October at the Gateway.


Matthew Workshop: At the Worship Centre on Saturday, 29th October - 10a.m. to 2 p.m.. BYO lunch, Morning Tea will be provided.


PRAYERS, THANKSGIVING AND NEED

  • The deep peace of Jesus to guide us and lead us in our lives. We pray especially for people who are impacted daily by war and conflict and for dialogue to lead the way to peace.
  • A just peace in the Holy land following World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel.
  • The ongoing conflict in Ukraine - for the millions of people who have been displaced. We pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia.
  • God's glorious creation and diverse creation that surrounds us with colour and life. May we be attentive to creation's cry for renewal and each take actions to protect and sustain the world around jus,
  • All of the earth's creatures impacted by the loss of habitat and environmental degradation. We pray for courage and commitment to seek new ways of living that will limit our impact on the earth and renew the land and waters.
  • The open-heartedness of the Uniting Church as we seek to live as communities where all are welcomed and included.
  • For our Church Community, families and friends who are suffering bereavement. 
  • Those hit hardest by increased costs of living and for individuals and families struggling for the resources to meet their basic needs, especially those at risk of homelessness. For the many homeless people around our state and those tasked with finding ways to assist them. For those who are availing themselves of the food in our outdoor box seat shelves.
  • For Rev. Fee and Rev. Susan and all those who lead worship in our Cradle Coast Cluster.
  • Ecumenical Prayer Cycle - Argentina. Paraguay, Uruguay

 

  • 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:- From 21st February 2016 to September 2021 - $3354.00 
  • 14th November 2021:-  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - $100
  • 5th December 2021:- Christmas Bowl - $100
  • 13th March 2022:- East Coast Flood emergency - $100
  • 19th June 2022:- 'Share' Winter Appeal - $100
  • Many thanks to all for your continued support - Beryl.
  • Many, many thanks to Beryl for all the hours spent working on this project. Her persistence during COVID (and other things) is just so much appreciated by our members and the groups you support. Well done Beryl!!!

 Great news - the Cabbage Basket is back.