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Marsden Road Uniting Newsletter - May 2021

Marsden Road Uniting Church

203 Marsden Road Carlingford

Monthly Newssheet May 2021

Our mission: 

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. 


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.

Romans 8:12-17. 


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. 


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.




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





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