Week beginning Sunday, 2nd August, 2020 

  

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.

 


Our next service is via zoom on August 9th at 10 am.  If you would like to join in via zoom or the telephone please contact Betty, or use the church phone number to make contact.

Bible Readings for August 9th 2020:

Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105: 1-6,16-22,45b; Rom 10: 5-15; Mt 14: 22-33


Brian has left us!: If you would like to contribute to his his farewell gift either put money in an envelope marked Brian's gift or use the Netbank transfer system marking the enter as : " Brian's gift."  Closing date for contributions 2nd August. 

 Save the date:  September 6th Brian's farewell picnic day beginning with Worship at 10am.  This is being held at Cam Rise


Crosslight magazine

https://crosslight.org.au/ will be the place to find the August edition of Crosslight.  It will answer the question: What does an intercultural church look like?

https://issue.com/ucavictas/docs/2020cross_06june/2


Fellowship Luncheon Monday 10th August 12 noon Gateway.  Contact Bev. Ca.


Other News:

Margaret H.  is making a good recovery from surgery and thanks all for their good wishes. 

We are aiming to meet together on 13th September. This may or may not be possible.  Watch this place.


 Please pray for:

  • We pray for those experiencing hardship - be it physical, mental or financial. May their needs be met and secured in these troubled times.
  • We pray for our hurting world. May true and everlasting physical and spiritual healing come to all, especially the people in Victoria who are suffering with the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • We pray for our hurting world. May true and everlasting physical and spiritual healing come to all.
  • We ask for blessings and healing on those who are in/or just leaving hospital. May recuperation bring with it peace and  strength.
  • We pray for those who are going through a time of grief, whatever type this may be. May they experience comfort from a God who loves them.
  • We pray for those who are the carers in our lives. Give them a carer too.
  • Bless all our decision makers.
  • Ecumenical Prayer Cycle: the lands and people of Cameroon, The Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea,The Republic of the Congo, Gabon, San Tome and Principe. Please also pray for the people of Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut.
  • Loving God, teach us to see with your eyes of compassion and wisdom, so that we may understand your will for our world. Help us to discover and hear those who may have been overlooked and ignored. Let us heed each other's voice as we seek your peace and justice in our lives. AMEN

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:

From February 2016 to December 2017 - $1555

March 2018                                           - $ 100                                               March 2019 - Townsville flood                              - $ 100

July   - Paul's Kitchen                            - $ 100                                               August  - Uniting Share Appeal                             - $ 210

October - Foodbank                              - $ 100                                               October - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren     - $ 100

                                                                                                                       November - Uniting Share - fires in NSW              - $ 100

                                                                                                                        Total                                                                    - $2565

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.


Connect Group - cancelled until further notice.


Evening UCAF - cancelled until further notice.