Thursday, 30 April 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Newsletter 03 May 2020


Marsden Road Uniting Church

203 Marsden Road Carlingford
Sunday 03rd May 2020
Our mission: to reflect Christ alive in the Community
Greetings to you out there in your homes. As we worship in our homes in the homelands of the Wallumedegal people. We acknowledge their Elders, past and present.
We hope that you will experience the presence of God in and through the Service, privately or as a Family joining with the people of God who continue to gather in Spirit although not physically.


LECTIONARY BIBLE READINGS
Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10.

PRAYER
God of all power, you called from death our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep: send us as shepherds to rescue the lost, to heal the injured, and to feed one another with understanding; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
                                                             
CHURCH SERVICES         
Worship which is found On-line and Delivered by Hand to people. How you can access these services, Newssheet and Rev John’ weekly Blog:

  1. Through Zoom on the Internet on Sunday at 9.30am
  2. On Marsden Road Uniting Website: http://www.marsdenroadunitingchurch.org.au/
  1. On Marsden Road Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MRUCC082016/ 
  1. Receiving as a PDF Attachment by Email.
  2. Receiving as printed Documents in Mailbox.

Offerings
  • Please consider offering via EFT – Direct Credit can be done anonymously and scheduled to occur automatically at whatever frequency you choose - weekly, monthly etc. See details of Church Bank Account below.
  • By stewardship envelopes - set aside the money in them & bring to Church at the next service at MRUC
  • A/C Name: Marsden Road Uniting Church
BSB: 634 634              A/C: 100049856


"As a lifelong hypochondriac, watching everyone freak out over coronavirus makes me feel so seen."



Lent Event 2020.
The total from our congregation was $895. A big thank you to all who contributed from our congregation.

 CCA is seeking more people who aren’t on the Government self-isolation list to
assist ion delivering meals on wheel. Any volunteer must be under 70 and have no health issues. Phone 9858 3222. CCA Eastwood are still seeking foodstuffs for their clients as the need is continuing to grow. Please ring your Elder for assistance in getting it to CCA or direct.


Jesus says he has come to give you life to the full, while others will try to lessen your life. In order to do this Jesus acts as a gate. Sometimes providing us with safety as if we are in a sheep pen, and at other times Jesus leads the sheep (people) out. They hear his voice and follow him.

Here's an exercise you might like to try take a piece of paper and make a list of when you can look/listen out for Jesus’ voice. It could be anywhere. Perhaps it will be when you are with people like your friends, parents or family and work or school colleagues.  Perhaps it will be a time like in the morning when you get up, during the day as you go about your daily tasks or when you reflect on the day in the evening.


CONTACTS
Minister of the Word
Rev John Candy 0411 267 639 or 98681658.
or whitestarhaven@gmail.com
Church Council Chairperson:         Ruth Henderson 9875 2194
Church Council Secretary:             Susan Halgren 9858 1409
Elders’ Chairperson:                        Alan Craymer 9874 0531
Elders’ Secretary:                            Elaine Forrest 9874 7231
Congregation Meeting Chair:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Property bookings/enquiries:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Website: www.marsdenroadunitingchurch.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MRUCC082016/
Rev Johns’ Weekly Blog: http://whitestarhaven.blogspot.com/
Weekly Blog on the Sunday Service:
                        margaretssundayreflections.blogspot.com

Please send messages & items to share to Rev John by Tuesday night. Phone: 9868 1658 or email: whitestarhaven@gmail.com

You know what they’re saying about 2020. It went viral faster than anyone thought it would.

 What’s the difference between COVID-19 and Romeo and Juliet? One’s the coronavirus and the other is a Verona crisis.

Minister Working from Home


Thursday, 23 April 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Newssheet 26 April 2020




  

       Marsden Road Uniting Church
        203 Marsden Road Carlingford


  
Sunday 26th April 2020


Our mission: to reflect Christ alive in the Community
Greetings to you out there in your homes. As we worship in our homes in the homelands of the Wallumedegal people. We acknowledge their Elders, past and present.
We hope that you will experience the presence of God in and through the Service, privately or as a Family joining with the people of God who continue to gather in Spirit although not physically.

LECTIONARY BIBLE READINGS
Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4,12-19;1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35
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PRAYER
O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
                                                             
CHURCH SERVICES         
Worship which is found On-line and Delivered by Hand to people. How you can access these services, Newssheet and Rev John’ weekly Blog:

  1. Through Zoom on the Internet on Sunday at 9.30am
  2. On Marsden Road Uniting Website:
  1. On Marsden Road Facebook Page:
  1. Receiving as a PDF Attachment by Email.
  2. Receiving as printed Documents in Mailbox.

Offerings
  • Please consider offering via EFT – Direct Credit can be done anonymously and scheduled to occur automatically at whatever frequency you choose - weekly, monthly etc. See details of Church Bank Account below.
  • By stewardship envelopes - set aside the money in them & bring to Church at the next service at MRUC
  • A/C Name: Marsden Road Uniting Church
BSB: 634 634              A/C: 100049856

What types of jokes are allowed during quarantine? Inside jokes!


Lent Event 2020.
The total from our congregation was $895. A big thank you to all who contributed from our congregation.

 CCA is seeking more people who aren’t on the Government self-isolation list to assist ion delivering meals on wheel. Any volunteer must be under 70 and have no health issues. Phone 9858 3222. CCA Eastwood are still seeking foodstuffs for their clients as the need is continuing to grow. Please ring your Elder for assistance in getting it to CCA or direct.

Facing Fears about Health

To gain a wise perspective, we have to face our fears. Fears can be healthy or exaggerated—and sometimes paralysing. It takes wisdom to admit that there are dangers around us that need to be properly, and fearfully, respected, and it takes wisdom to see through the exaggerations and fearmongering of those who use the pains of others for their benefit.
We must seek wisdom and make the very best decisions we can as we all endeavour to act generously and selflessly, in ways consistent with all that we believe as followers of Christ, on behalf of others.
All of us know there are basic health practices we must seriously follow, not only for ourselves but on behalf of others. People who are not in high-risk groups should not only set a good example for others but be willing to share the burdens that others feel. Apparently healthy people, those with no symptoms and no awareness of having the disease, can nonetheless carry it to others. We owe it to one another to pay attention to each other, to advise one another, to check on one another, and serve one another. It’s what we believe and confess as Christians, and these days test us to live out our faith.
One of our great privileges every day is praying for each other and all the world.

CONTACTS
Minister of the Word
Rev John Candy 0411 267 639 or 98681658.
or whitestarhaven@gmail.com
Church Council Chairperson:         Ruth Henderson 9875 2194
Church Council Secretary:             Susan Halgren 9858 1409
Elders’ Chairperson:                        Alan Craymer 9874 0531
Elders’ Secretary:                            Elaine Forrest 9874 7231
Congregation Meeting Chair:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Property bookings/enquiries:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Website: www.marsdenroadunitingchurch.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MRUCC082016/
Rev Johns’ Weekly Blog: http://whitestarhaven.blogspot.com/
Weekly Blog on the Sunday Service:
                        margaretssundayreflections.blogspot.com

Please send messages & items to share to Rev John by Tuesday night. Phone: 9868 1658 or email: whitestarhaven@gmail.com

“Many of us spend most of our time indoors, in temperatures we can control artificially, obtaining our food neatly packaged from supermarket shelves and our water at the turn of a tap. We don’t experience our daily dependence on the well-being of the earth. The fruiting of berries and grains in due season, the springing up of water in wells and streams.” Sarah Bachelard in Eremos April, 2020 We do have, at the back of our minds, a vague sense of being connected to the earth and all its passengers, but it is at a distance and so our felt need to protect the planet is not so urgent.

Minister Working from Home

 The first day


After a week or two





Thursday, 16 April 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Newssheet 19 April 2020


Marsden Road Uniting Church
203 Marsden Road Carlingford

Sunday 19th April 2020

EASTER 2 SUNDAY

Our mission: to reflect Christ alive in the Community
Greetings to you out there in your homes. As we worship in our homes in the homelands of the Wallumedegal people. We acknowledge their Elders, past and present.
We hope that you will experience the presence of God in and through the Service, privately or as a Family joining with the people of God who continue to gather in Spirit although not physically.



LECTIONARY BIBLE READINGS
Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31

PRAYER
Glorious Lord of life, by the mighty resurrection of your Son you overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, who celebrate with joy Christ’s rising from the dead may be raised from the death of sin to the life of righteousness; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

WORSHIP SERVICES         
Worship which is found On-line and Delivered by Hand to people. How you can access these services, Newssheet and Rev John’ weekly Blog:

       A.   Through Zoom on the Internet on Sunday at 9.30am
       B.   On Marsden Road Uniting Website:
      C.   On Marsden Road Facebook Page:
      D.  Receiving as a PDF Attachment by Email.
      E.   Receiving as printed Documents in Mailbox.

Offerings
·         Please consider offering via EFT – Direct Credit can be done anonymously and scheduled to occur automatically at whatever frequency you choose - weekly, monthly etc. See details of Church Bank Account below.
·         By stewardship envelopes - set aside the money in them & bring to Church at the next service at MRUC
·         A/C Name: Marsden Road Uniting Church
BSB: 634 634              A/C: 100049856


If you have time to worry, you have time to pray!

 
CCA is seeking more people who aren’t on the Government self-isolation list to assist ion delivering meals on wheel. Any volunteer must be under 70 and have no health issues. Phone 9858 3222. CCA Eastwood are still seeking foodstuffs for their clients as the need is continuing to grow. Please ring your Elder for assistance in getting it to CCA or direct. 


“It was not that I wanted to believe it. I knew it was true. It sounds trite, but at that moment, my consciousness changed. With a certainty born neither of overwrought emotion nor of cool analysis, I knew I carried something within me that reached beyond the limits of me. I was aware of not being alone.”
With these words Erik Varden in his “The Shattering of Loneliness” tells of his unsought and newfound awareness of the “Other”, that Presence that stops us all in our tracks.
He was listening to a symphony at the time, but God can reach out to us through any means.
Erik Varden. “The Shattering of Loneliness” Bloomsbury, London. P6

CONTACTS
Minister of the Word
Rev John Candy 0411 267 639 or 98681658.
or whitestarhaven@gmail.com
Church Council Chairperson:         Ruth Henderson 9875 2194
Church Council Secretary:             Susan Halgren 9858 1409
Elders’ Chairperson:                        Alan Craymer 9874 0531
Elders’ Secretary:                            Elaine Forrest 9874 7231
Congregation Meeting Chair:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Property bookings/enquiries:         Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Website: www.marsdenroadunitingchurch.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MRUCC082016/
Rev Johns’ Weekly Blog: http://whitestarhaven.blogspot.com/
Weekly Blog on the Sunday Service:
                        margaretssundayreflections.blogspot.com

Please send messages & items to share to Rev John by Tuesday night. Phone: 9868 1658 or email: whitestarhaven@gmail.com


Minister Working from Home

"If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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