Thursday, 30 July 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Monthly Newssheet August 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Church
203 Marsden Road Carlingford

Monthly Newssheet
August 2020

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.

August Services by Zoom, Web and Delivery

2     9.30am Wesley – God and Science - Sunday Service Virtual Holy  
                     Communion (Zoom)
9     9.30am Wesley – Response to Slavery -Sunday Service (Zoom)
16   9.30am Wesley’s Response to Politics – Sunday Service (Zoom)
23   9.30am Wesley - On War and Peace Sunday Service (Zoom)
30   9.30am Wesley – Scripture and Scripture Alone – Sunday Service 

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

Month of Wesley

Our mid-year study using “John Wesley for the 21st Century will start next Wednesday 29th July. The studies will be held through Zoom. They will start 7.00pm and will run until August 26th inclusive.
·         An Email has been sent inviting attendance and once you reply you will be sent the Zoom address for the study. 
·         Those without books will be sent copies of each Chapter.

Changes in Services and Newssheet

As face to face worship at Marsden Road looks likely to be some time in the future and maybe not before the New Year a few changes need to take place in the way we have been doing things. As there is not much news about events the Newssheet will come out once a month from August onwards. Any notices for the coming month, please send to Rev John at

The Rev John who is part-time has been leading and preparing all Sunday Worship since the beginning of the Pandemic along with attending many required Zoom meetings and other preparation work. Sadly, this has meant that his time for phone calls to congregation members has been limited over the last month or so. Rev John will change back to not leading or preparing the third and fifth Sundays worship when they occur each month.

The alternative for those Sundays will be to take the opportunity offered at any of the neighbouring Congregations. A separate letter has been sent out to all those with Email Addresses listing what is available. Please pass this on to all congregation members and Email Rev John if you did not receive that list.

Prayer Cycle.

The Prayer Cycle for August has been sent by Email to those we have Email addresses for. Please print and deliver for those without Internet/Email.

Church Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Marsden Road Uniting Council will be 7.30pm on the 11th of August 2020 via Zoom. Please send any reports to Ruth: Ruth Henderson (

Pastoral and Other Meetings

While there is no Vaccine or Treatment for the Covid-19, the Rev John is unable to be available for face to face pastoral needs and/or conversations. However, if you need or wish to have a pastoral chat with Rev John and prefer not to do this via the phone and do have Internet connection then you can contact him and arrange a Zoom meeting time. Rev John will send you a Zoom URL addre4ss and we can connect at an appointed time. Groups who wish to meet can also contact Rev John and plan for their meeting to be through Zoom.


Minister of the Word
Rev John Candy 0411 267 639 or 98681658 or
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.
Those who would prefer to make a financial donation to Community Aid (amounts of $2.00 or more are tax deductible) can be made using their website or the form sent out last week.

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