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Marsden Road Uniting Newsheet 05 July 2020



Marsden Road Uniting Church
203 Marsden Road Carlingford

Sunday 05th July 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
Genesis 24: 34-67, Psalm 45:10-17, Romans 7:14-25, 
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

PRAYER
Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ has taught us that what we
do for the least of his brothers and sisters we do also for him: give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, who gave up his life and died for us; yet 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:
  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

Pentecost 5 Reflection

Knowing God personally
Jesus makes a claim which no one would have dared to make - he is the perfect revelation of God because he has been with the God as our parent before all creation and time existed. He and God are united in an inseparable bond of love and unity. That is why Jesus can truly reveal the fullness of God's mind and heart and purpose for our lives.
One of the greatest truths of God's revelation and our Christian faith is that we can know the one true and living God. Our knowledge of God is not simply limited to knowing some things about God and his true nature - we can know God our parent and Creator personally because God desires to be closely united with each one of us in a bond of love through his Son, Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus makes it possible for each one of us to have a personal direct relationship and experiential knowledge of God as our loving and gracious parent.
Month of Wesley

From the end of July until the end of August we will be focusing on the teachings
and contribution of the Wesley Family to our faith.
·         For our mid-year study this year we will complete a study of the last five chapters of the book by John O Gooch of the United Methodist Church USA. The Book is titled; “John Wesley for the 21st Century. The studies will be held through Zoom. Day and time yet to be finalised – more details to come.
·         Worship – the preaching and services will reflect the theme of each week’s study starting on 2nd August 2020.
·         As part of our month we will be sharing our favourite Wesley Hymns. Please Email Rev John your favourites or pass them on to your Elder for them to pass them onto Rev John.


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

EASTWOOD CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY AID

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 https://ccas.org.au/ or the form sent out last week.

Return to Face to Face Worship

In order to fulfil Government requirements, we need to fulfil the relevant checklists for our activities in the Church and be able to fulfil and develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan. The Government has said a risk management plan for any gathering is essential and for Marsden Road these mean it will be some time before we can worship face to face again. Your Church Council continues to monitor the situation and work out its future safety plan. We have been reminded that failure to comply with regulations brings heavy penalties. These regulations include no-one being able to be on the premises withhout a safety paln in place otherwise we will be liable for fines.

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