Thursday, 24 September 2020

Marsden Road Uniting Newssheet October 2020

                     Marsden Road Uniting Church
                    203 Marsden Road Carlingford

Monthly Newssheet October 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.

 October Services by Zoom, Web and Delivery

04   9.30am St Francis/Pentecost 18 Service - Virtual Holy Communion

11   9.30am Pentecost 19 Sunday Service (Zoom)

18   9.30am Saint Luke/Pentecost 20 Sunday Service, Guest Preacher Zoom

22   7.30am Local Ministers Meeting (Zoom)

25   9.30am Pentecost 21 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’ and Margaret’s/Joan’s weekly Blog: 

  1. Through Live Zoom on the Internet on Sunday at 9.30am
  2. On Marsden Road Uniting Website:
  3. Receiving as printed Documents in Mailbox.
  4. Facebook:  



  • Please consider offering via EFT – Direct Credit 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


City of Ryde Zone Congregations look at

One to One Mentoring

Tertiary Student Mentoring – Macquarie University – Uniting Churches will be invited to take part in this programme for at least one year. Mentors will be trained and there are set procedures and protocols. The programme will be supported by our UCA University Chaplain. Details to come. Consider if you would like to take part in this programme.

Kids Hope – One to One mentoring This is a primary school secular programme with meetings of one hour per week. The pamphlet is available from Rev John.

More details will follow as the programmes are put in motion.


Marsden Road Prayer Cycle 

 The October Prayer Cycle has been sent to those for whom we have Email addresses. If you deliver services to those without Internet/Computer, please print these in Landscape and print on both sides flipping on short edge. It folds in three as a pamphlet.


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. 


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 or Warwick Roden and plan for their meeting to be through Zoom. The Congregation now has its own Zoom access managed by Warwick.


Advent Study Groups

We have selected Following Hope - Five Studies for Keeping Hope Alive by Sharonne Price as our Advent study.

Due to a kind donation most of the cost of Study Guides has been covered and therefore will only be $10 each. Books can be obtained through Rev John.

The study titles are: Journeys of Hope, Waiting on God, Making it Real Keeping it Real, From Optimism to Joy Following Hope

Night Group- Wednesday night’s 7.00-8.30pm - 11, 18, 25, November, and 02, 09 December, - Venue: by Zoom



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. 


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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