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Marsden Road Uniting Newsletter October 2021


Marsden Road Uniting Church

 203 Marsden Road Carlingford


October 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: 26; 22: 1-15; 91: 9-16; 126; 146.

Gen 2: 18-24; Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15; Isaiah 53: 4-12; Jer 31: 7-9; Deuteronomy 6: 1-9.

Mark 10: 2-16; 10: 17-31; 10: 35-45; 10: 46-52; 12: 28-34.


Almighty God, your Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence. Give us pure hearts and constant wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen 


3rd October 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service 

10th October 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service 

17th October 9.30am: Lyn Graham will lead our service

24th October 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service. Guest: Davyn from Parramatta Mission

31st October 9.30am Dermot Armstrong will lead our service

** Zoom links for Rev John

and other leaders are different. ** 


Join us on Friday 8th October at 12.30pm. Munch your lunch while recalling some early childhood memories, say up to the end of Primary School.


Thank you to everyone who participated in our private giving project in August. Foodbank has gratefully acknowledged our donations totaling $900. The church added $1000 to total $1900.

This means that 3,800 meals have been distributed to needy families in the community. We now have a certificate to prove it. 

Well done everyone. 

Christian Community Aid Service is our September and October Covid Caring project. CCAS plays a vital part in our local community and has been supported by our church financially and through food donations for many years. If you still need to contribute, you can by:

Direct Deposit into their Bank Account

BSB: 633 000, Account150 254 514,

then enter MRUC as the reference.

Phone on 9858 3222 and mention the donation is from

someone in Marsden Road Uniting Church Congregation. Online at with MRUC as the message.

This enables them to acknowledge the total donations from MRUC.


Christmas boxes to fill are available from Elaine during November or donate on line through Samaritan’s Purse on: 


“It is with sadness that Wendy and I announce a definite date for my Retirement as your Minister of the Word at Marsden Road Uniting and our move back to our home in Adelaide. Our last Sunday with the Congregation will be the 21st of November 2021, the Feast of Christ the King before I go on my last leave. It seemed appropriate to say farewell on the last Sunday of the Churches’ Calendar year and allow a new chapter in the Congregation’s life to begin on Advent Sunday.

We have valued our time with you, and it has been a privilege to serve the people of God in this place. Sadly, though, the events of the last couple of years in regard to Covid-19 and our own health has hastened our decision for me to retire and for Wendy to move to part-time casual work in Adelaide.” 

We all say, “Go with God, dear friends.” 


Delta Era Zoom Style. Let’s collect five candles for lighting in our own homes during Advent Sunday Services from 28th November.




REV JOHN: Meeting ID: 939 5582 8254. Passcode: 972207 

OTHER LEADERS, Church & Social Meetings:  



BPHUC is introducing “Connexions”, which comprises 2 projects:

1)     The Senior’s Infoline - a one-stop phone service to assist over 65+s gain access to any professional help they need.

2)     The Workshop - connecting people who are seeking paid work, (newly retired, refugees, unemployed), to local individuals or businesses, who need work done.

We are currently looking for volunteers with a view to launching CONNEXIONS in early November this year. Contact Marion at BPHUC on 9875 3436 if you are interested.

2021 Dates for your Diary

Friday 8th October: Zoom Lockdown Lunch 12.30pm

October:  Frontier Services barbecue and So They Can meeting to be advised.

Watch for other Popup events. 

Sunday 9th February 2025: Triumphant 200

We celebrate the 200th Anniversary of our Congregation 


Minister of the Word

   Rev John Candy 0411 267 639

       Church Council Chairperson: Warwick Roden 9874 7584

       Property bookings/enquiries: 

        Warwick Roden 9874 7584

Bank details: A/C name: Marsden Road Uniting Church

 BSB: 634 634; A/C Number: 100049856



Please send all notices to Margaret Johnston by Tuesday      night. email:

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Marsden Road Uniting Newsletter - November 2021

Marsden Road Uniting Church 203 Marsden Road Carlingford November 2021 Our mission : Reflecting Christ Alive in the Community ...