203 Marsden Road Carlingford
Monthly Newssheet December 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.
7pm Second Last MRUC Advent Study
3 10.00am SCCP Presbytery Life and Witness Executive Meeting
11 12.30pm Congregation Picnic Lunch – Venue to be Park on Mobbs Lane
13 9.30am Advent 3 Sunday Service (Zoom)
17 10.00am SCCP Presbytery Life and Witness Executive Meeting
24 Christmas Eve - 7.00pm Christmas Eve Service (Zoom)
25 Christmas Day - 8.30am Christmas Day Service (Zoom or in the Park – to be confirmed)
27 9.30am Christmas 1 Sunday Service (Zoom)
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:
- Through Live Zoom on the Internet on Sunday at 9.30am
- On Marsden Road Uniting Website: http://www.marsdenroadunitingchurch.org.au/
- Receiving as printed Documents in Mailbox.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MRUCC082016/
- 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
We have not been able to hold our Stewardship programme this year due to Covid-19. Please give prayerful consideration to your giving. New Stewardship Envelopes are available from Elaine Forrest.
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.
Marsden Road Prayer Cycle
The December 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
Christmas Bowl Appeal in Covid Pandemic
On Christmas Day 1949, an Australian Reverend named Frank Byatt placed an empty bowl of remembrance on the table before him. Frank urged his guests to reflect on their good fortunes and encouraged them to do something selfless for people around the world. This Christmas, we invite you to place a bowl on your table as a sign of remembrance. If anyone would like to give to this appeal then please contact Rev John firstname.lastname@example.org or our Treasurer email@example.com for details in regard to giving.
Giving envelopes –
· As we did in prior years, we will have the envelopes with cash/cheque deposits banked.
· Those wishing to give by EFT to our church account, the Treasurer will organise the bulk transfer to Christmas Bowl and a receipt to be issued directly by Act for Peace.
December 24 7.00pm – Christmas Eve - Zoom - Family Worship
December 25, 8.30am - Christmas Day – Zoom or in the Park – to be confirmed - Christmas Day – Emmanuel – God with Us
Congregation Picnic Lunch
There will be another Congregation Picnic on Friday December 11th, 2020 at 12.30pm at Mobb’s Lane Park. All welcome – bring your own lunch, your sweet and friendly self and chair.
on Zoom Etiquette
NB: Please mute during
actual service unless you are reading or leading, and especially mute during
For phone participants MUTE/UNMUTE - To do this enter *6 - this works as a toggle switch.
Minister of the Word
John Candy 0411
267 639 or 98681658
Church Council Chairperson: Ruth Henderson 9875 2194
Church Council Secretary: Susan Halgren 9858 1409
Congregation Meeting Chair: Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Property bookings/enquiries: Warwick Roden 9874 7584
Weekly Blog on the Sunday Service: margaretssundayreflections.blogspot.com
At the moment please send all notices to Rev John by at least a week before the end of the month.
Together for Climate
Local Christians are being asked to stand with a community of Christians in Bennelong Electorate who seek creation and climate justice through the 2050LOVE campaign. 2050LOVE is a non-partisan movement of Christians in the Bennelong electorate who support creation and climate justice. They aim to petition all sides of politics to establish a bold and credible national climate plan to make the transformational shifts required to meaningfully reach and even step up Australia’s 2016 Paris Agreement commitments.
Contact: Eric McCoy - 0491 754 983
For Christmas, Meals Plus is operating Christmas Festival Hampers and Pampering for the two weeks before Christmas. This is instead of the Annual Christmas luncheon which is unable to be held due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. On the Mission’s website you can choose to donate a gift from one of the many available, to a value of your choosing to give to those in need. For further details please visit www.parramattamission.org.au/donate