Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Marsden Road Uniting January 2021 Newsletter


Marsden Road Uniting Church

203 Marsden Road Carlingford

Monthly Newssheet January 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. 

January 2021 Services by Zoom 

1     New Year’s Day

3     9.30am Epiphany Service (Zoom) led by our Lay Minister

       Warwick Roden and team

10   9.30am Baptism of the Lord Sunday Service (Zoom)

       Led by our Lay Minister Margaret Johnston

17   9.30am Epiphany 2 Sunday Service (Zoom) led by Guest 

       Preacher – Lynette Graham

24   9.30am Epiphany 3 Sunday Service (Zoom) led by Rev John 


Worship for January will be found On-line via Phone and delivered by hand to people. See Newssheet and Website to access these services.

  1. Through Live Zoom on the Internet on

Sunday at 9.30am. Email for details

  1. Receiving as printed Documents in Mailbox. 



·         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



Face-to-Face Worship at Marsden Road Church 

We hope to start Face to Face worship 14th of February 2021. This will be subject to conditions at that time. 

·         Currently maximum of 40 Congregation Members plus Worship Leaders in the Church itself.

·         Those who attend will be requested to abide by our Covid-19 Safety Plan. Copy available from Warwick Roden or Church Council Members.

·         It involves social distancing, face masks and hand washing amongst its various requirements 

If there are changes in the meantime, either due to an outbreak of Covid-19 or the further relaxing of Regulations we will inform you as soon as we get details. 

Marsden Road Prayer Cycle 

 The January 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 

Lent Study Groups

We have selected Through the Eyes of Love - Five Studies written by Ian Price as our Lenten study.

Due to a kind donation most of the cost of Study Guides has been covered and therefore will only be $10 each.

If Face to Face Night Group- Wednesday’s 7.30pm - 9.00pm – 24 February, and 03, 10, 17, 24 March 2021, Venue: Rev John and Wendy’s home.

The morning group will be taking place if circumstances allow it. 


The Meeting will be held Sunday 28th February 2021 in the hall, following the 9.30am morning Church Service. 

Reports from Minister, Church Council, Elders, and the Treasurer to be with Congregational Chair or Secretary before the 14th of February 2021. 

The Sub-committee Reports from Property, Nurture Group, Education and Social o be with the Church Council by January 30th, 2021 to be included with the Church Council report to the congregation. 

Elections to Take Place at the Congregational AGM. 

Election of Congregation Meeting Office Bearers:

Chairperson, Deputy, Secretary, Deputy, Treasurer, Deputy 

Election of Church Council and Office Bearers

Chairperson, Deputy, Secretary, Deputy, Council Members: 

Nominations to Congregational Chair or Secretary before 14th of February 2021. 

Nominations for Sub-Committees of Church Council 

Nominations are required for those to serve on the Property, Social and Education, Nurture and Sunday Kids.

Nominations to Church Council Chair or Secretary before the 5th of February 2021.

Membership of Sub-Committees will be appointed and ratified at the Meeting of the Church Council on February 09, 2021.


A Reminder on Zoom Etiquette


NB: Please mute during actual service unless you are reading or leading, and especially mute during hymns


For phone participants MUTE/UNMUTE - To do this enter *6 - this works as a toggle switch.

Parramatta Mission

Parramatta Mission are at the forefront of supporting individuals, families and communities who are disadvantaged, vulnerable & doing it tough. During this difficult time of Covid-19 the Mission continues to assist those in need. Details,


         Congregation Picnic Lunch

Thank you, Jan Roden, and helpers, for making both the November and December Picnic lunches such enjoyable events for all who attended. There were 30 people at each. luncheon.  Thank you to Amoe our newest congregation member for her generosity of food for all on the 11th of December event. 

Minister’s Holidays 

Rev John Candy and Wendy will be on holidays from the 28thDecember 2020, returning to duty on the 09th January 2021, with his first Service being the 24th of January via Zoom..

If Congregation Members have Pastoral or other immediate needs while John is away, please contact your Elder and they will contact Th Church Council Chair to arrange a Minister if needed.

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