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Marsden Road Uniting Newsletter June 2021


Marsden Road Uniting Church

203 Marsden Road Carlingford

June 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 Wallumedgal 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: 138; 20; 9: 9-20; 130.

1 Samuel 8: 4-20; 15: 34-16:13; 17: 32-49; 2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27.

Gospel of Mark 3: 20-35; 4: 26-34; 4: 35-41; 5: 21-43.

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; 5: 6-17; 6: 1-13; 5: 21-43.


We Are One, my fellow servants, we are one.

The bread we share makes us one. The cup we pour makes us one. Even as our dear sisters and brothers come and go from us, we are one. Even as we scatter from this place to so many diverse pursuits throughout this city, this state, this globe, we are one.

With gratitude we share the Table. With gratitude we depart. With gratitude we release one another,

trusting in the One who makes us one. Go in peace. Amen


6th June 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service.

13th June 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service.

20th June 9.30am: Lynette Graham will lead our service.

27th June 9.30am: Margaret Johnston will lead our service.

On Leave:

Rev John Candy and Wendy will be on holidays from the 24th June 2021, returning to duty on the 6th July 2021.

The first Sunday Worship that the Reverend John will lead will be 11th July 2021 and this will be our Holy Communion for the month of July.

If Congregation Members have Pastoral or other immediate needs while John is away, please contact your Elder and they will contact Warwick Roden (9874 7584) to arrange a Minister if needed. 


Several members of our church passed away during the height of the Covid Pandemic. Our loved and admired friend, Bill Raward, died on 6th April last year and only ten people were able to attend his funeral. His life and his contribution to our Congregation, will be remembered during our Sunday Service on 13th June. This will be followed by refreshments in the church hall, hosted by his daughter, Robyn. Everyone is welcome as we fondly and gratefully remember the friends we’ve lost. 


Join us on Monday 21st June, when we will travel on our $2.50 Seniors’ ticket by train and bus, starting at Epping, then travelling to Bargo, Moss Vale and Bundanoon. For more information talk to Lyn, Malcolm or Elaine.


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 10th June at 11.30 am at the Forrest’s. Please bring a plate to share. We will play the game “Scruples”. Everyone is welcome.

On Thursday 24th June Malcolm Colless will talk to us about the book “DARK EMU,” and will lead us in discussion. Bring some lunch to share. Lunch at 11.30am and the meeting ends at 2pm. 


Amoe McCarthy invites all members of our church to celebrate her life on Saturday 24th July, in the auditorium at Alan Walker Village between 11.00am and 2.30pm. Bring your costume if you would like a swim at 11.00am. Lunch will be served at 12.00. For catering purposes, please let Amoe know by Sunday 27th June if you are able to attend. Please no presents, just your presence. 


On a Sunday in July, we will have a Simply Sharing Tea in the hall. Commencing at 6.00pm, a simple meal will be provided. We ask for a donation to support the work of So They Can. More details next month.



We are wanting to instigate a new community project called "Connexions", to link local community members with each other. We aim to do this by developing the following key initiatives:

Seniors' Infoline - a one phone call service to help our elderly folk connect with service providers such as tradespeople, Government, health and social assistance.

Workshop - a way of connecting local people who are looking for work (casual, part-time, full-time) with local businesses, for the mutual benefit of all.

To do this we need volunteers to answer phones, research and gather information to assist callers and/or provide follow-up calls. Training will be provided. For more information, please contact:

 Marion Berry on 0426 977 722.


Baker Family Baptism

Colin and Caroline Baker are long-standing, treasured members of our congregation, as were earlier members of their family.

On Saturday 12th June, Colin’s great grandson, Wyatt, will be baptised in our church.

Several of our church’s stained-glass windows remind us of their family’s strong connection.


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