Thursday, 27 August 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Newssheet September 2020


Marsden Road Uniting Church

203 Marsden Road Carlingford

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.


September Services by Zoom, Web and Delivery

 6     9.30am Pentecost 14 - Sunday Service Virtual Holy Communion 

13   9.30am Pentecost 15 – Sunday Service (Zoom)

20   SCCP service chosen by Congregation (Zoom)

27   9.30am Pentecost 17 - Sunday Service (Zoom)


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 

Offering Envelopes

The time has come again to renew our Offering and make any changes in how we do this. Envelopes are available from Elaine or Ruth and you can alter dates of old ones. 

Prayer Cycle.

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

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 address 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.

Annual Christmas Box

PACK YOUR SHOEBOX - SEPTEMBER is the time for assembling the child’s gifts that you will put into your shoebox for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. You choose boy or girl, 2-4 yrs., 5-9 yrs. or 10-14 years old. If you would like their special box you can get them from the Forrest’s or phone (98747231) and they can be delivered. Elaine and Grahame will take them to Koorong on September 30th. 

UPCOMING EVENTS - Most Meetings and Worship will Continue Virtually by Zoom, or other Methods until the Covid-19 Pandemic is Controlled, and it is safe for us to meet again.

 September 2020

 3     10.00am SCCP Presbytery Life and Witness Executive      

       Meeting (Zoom)

       7.30pm City of Ryde Zone Meeting (Zoom)

6     9.30am Pentecost 14 Service Virtual Holy Communion (Zoom)

9     4.15pm SCCP Standing Committee Meeting 

10   12.30pm PRC Meeting

13    9.30am Pentecost 15 Sunday Service (Zoom)

17   10.00am SCCP Presbytery Life and Witness Executive  

       Meeting (Zoom)

20   9.30am Pentecost 16 Worship with Another congregation

24   7.30am Local Ministers Breakfast Meeting (Zoom)

       10am PYPP Team Meeting

27    9.30am Pentecost 17 Sunday Service (Zoom)

 Marsden Missive

The Marsden Missive for September, October, November has been sent by Email to those we have Email addresses for. Please print and deliver for those withoutInternet/Email.


 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.

 Congregation AGM Postponement

 That Marsden Road Church Council postpones the Congregational AGM due to the constraints placed on the Congregation by the Covid-19 pandemic until 28 February 2021, at the latest, by when it is hoped we will have been able to meet in a manner where all members have the opportunity to attend.

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