Marsden Road Uniting Church
203 Marsden Road Carlingford
Monthly Newssheet May 2021
Reflecting Christ Alive in the Community
Welcome! We gather to worship together at 9.30am every Sunday on the homelands of the Wallumedegal people. We acknowledge their Elders, past and present.
We hope that you will experience the presence of God in this place and among the people of God here.
BIBLE READINGS FOR MAY
Psalms: 22: 25-31; 98; 1; 104: 24-34, 35b; 29.
N.T. Acts: 8: 26-40; 10: 44-48; 1: 15-17, 21-26; 2: 1-21.
Gospel of John 15: 1-8; 15: 9-17; 17: 6-19; 16: 4b-15; 3: 1-17.
Lord Jesus, walk with us in our day-to-day routine, we pray, so that our lives reflect your presence and your values, and those with whom we mix can see that we have been with you. Shine though us, we pray. Amen
2nd May 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service.
9th May 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service.
16th May 9.30am: Dermot Armstrong will lead our service.
23rd May 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service.
30th May 9.30am: Alan Harper will lead our service.
If you need transport to church, please ring Elaine on 98747231.
EDUCATION & SOCIAL COMMITTEE
There will be a committee meeting on Thursday 13th May at 2pm at the Forrest’s’, when we will discuss a program of activities for the remainder of the year. Come with your ideas.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 13th May at 11.30am at the Forrest’s’. Val Burgoyne will tell us her life story. Bring a plate to share for lunch. Everyone is welcome.
On Thursday 27th May Helen and Graham Edgerton will come to Nurture Group at the Forrest’s’ and show their pictures and tell of their trip to Arnhem Land. We will start with lunch at 11.30am. Please bring a plate to share. As always, everyone is welcome.
Church Council will meet on Tuesday 11th May at 7.30pm in the Gillard Room at the Church. An agenda will be circulated a week before the meeting.
POP UP PICNIC - Let’s do it again!
To enjoy Autumn in our area and to celebrate belonging to a Christian Church community, we will be holding another picnic.
· It will all happen on Friday 14th May at 12.30pm and finish at 2pm or whenever!
· We will gather in Mobbs Lane Park at the bottom of the hill in Mobbs Lane, on the left-hand
· side coming from Marsden Road. Bring a folding chair, a sunhat, your own lunch, something to drink such as a thermos of tea or coffee or a cold drink.
· Invite anyone associated with our church - or any friends you would like to bring along.
· If you require transport, please contact Elaine or Grahame Forrest on 9874 7231.
Relax, catch up and enjoy the time together.
AN ANZAC TRIBUTE
ONE THOUSAND MEN ARE WALKING
One thousand men are walking, walking side by side
singing songs from home the spirit as their guide
they walk toward the light milord they walk towards the sun
they smoke and laugh and smile together no foes to outrun
these men live on forever
in the hearts of those they saved a nation truly grateful
for the path of peace they paved they march as friends and comrades but they do not march for war
step closer to salvation a tranquil steady corps
the meadows lit with golden beams a beacon for the brave
the emerald grass untrampled a reward for what they gave
they dream of those they left behind and know they dream of them forever in those poppy fields
there walks one thousand men
Lest we forget
Written and illustrated by a 14-year-old boy in 2019.
Joshua Dyer (aged 14) was tasked at school to write a poem for Remembrance Day.
An hour later (without any help) he produced this.
2021 Dates for your Diary
Thursday 13th May Nurture Group at Forrest’s’ at 11.30am Thursday 27th May Nurture Group at Forrest’s’ at 11.30am