Thursday, 14 May 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Newssheeet 17 May 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Church
203 Marsden Road Carlingford
Sunday 17th 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.

Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21
O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond our understanding: pour into our hearts such love for you, that, loving you above all else, we may obtain your promises that exceed all we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

  • 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

The Congregation at work.

I ran out of toilet paper and had to start using old newspapers. Times are rough.

In the foyer of a church, a young boy was looking at a plaque with the names of men and women who had died in various wars. He asked the pastor, “Who are these people?” The pastor said, “Those are members from our church who died in service.” The boy asked, “The early service or the second service?” 

Marsden Missive
Our next Marsden Missive is due out for 01 June 2020. If you have any news or information to go in the Missive, then please contact Rev. John. The Missive gives us news and information for the coming three months.

Limited Effect of Easing of Restrictions
Although restrictions due to Covid-19 are being eased Synod has issued us the following instruction:  with the safety and well-being of our community in mind, the consensus decision of Synod was that we should not be meeting in person for services of worship or face to face meeting in our churches.
It is anticipated that the effects of COVID-19 will continue to impact our lives for the foreseeable future. Our commitment to supporting the safety and well-being of people must remain our priority. Reopening our buildings and resuming gatherings prematurely, even with the practice of social distancing, could unfairly force the choice between personal health and the desire to re-join the beloved congregation.
Until we hear from Synod further, our worship at Marsden Road will continue by Zoom and the other forms outlined in Church Services.

Minister of the Word
Rev John Candy 0411 267 639 or 98681658.
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
Rev Johns’ Weekly Blog:
Weekly Blog on the Sunday Service:

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

Did you notice the dip in the temperature during the week? Your help is very welcome in building stocks of canned, warming foods which will help those less fortunate than ourselves. Also remember that many lonely people depend on their four-footed or bird friends for company and those need feeding too.

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