Marsden Road Uniting Church
203 Marsden Road Carlingford
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.
BIBLE READINGS FOR OCTOBER
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. **
ZOOM LOCKDOWN LUNCH
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.
COVID CARING PROJECT
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 https://ccas.org.au/donate-online/ with MRUC as the message.
This enables them to acknowledge the total donations from MRUC.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Christmas boxes to fill are available from Elaine during November or donate on line through Samaritan’s Purse on: https://samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
REV JOHN AND WENDY TO RETIRE. He writes,
“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.
CHURCH SERVICE ZOOM LINKS
REV JOHN: Meeting ID: 939 5582 8254. Passcode: 972207
OTHER LEADERS, Church & Social Meetings:
BEECROFT PENNANT HILLS UNITING CHURCH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Council Chairperson: Warwick Roden 9874 7584
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: email@example.com