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 Wallumedegal clan of the Darug 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: 127; 16; 93; 25: 1 - 10. 1 Kings 17:8–16; 1 Samuel 2:1–10; Daniel 7:9–10,13–14; Jeremiah 33:14–16. Mark 12: 38-44; Mark 13: 1-8; John 18:33–37; Luke 21:25–36
God of power and mercy, protect us from all harm. Give us freedom of spirit and health in mind and body to do your work on earth. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
7th November 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service
14th November 9.30am: Rev John Candy will lead our service
21st November 9.30am: Lyn Graham will lead our service
28th November 9.30am: Warwick Roden will lead our service
** Zoom links for Rev John and other leaders are different **
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
will be held on 9th November at 7.30pm. It will be a Zoom meeting, with Zoom address, as usual: 4820112178
Delta Era Zoom Style. Let’s collect five candles for lighting in our own homes during Advent Sunday Services from 28th November up to Christmas Day.
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SERVICES
Advent commences on Sunday 28th November and will currently be a Zoom service.
We plan to return to face to face worship in the church on Sunday 5th December with 1.5 metre distancing, plus singing and morning tea allowed. Masks will be optional. We will be able to make a joyful noise once again !
We have made monthly projects of the following groups:
August: “Covid Caring” - to Foodbank
September & October: “Covid Caring” to Christian Community Aid
November: Christmas Child and Parramatta Mission
December: Christmas Bowl
Christmas boxes to fill for Christmas Child 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/
CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY
will be held on Friday 3rd December commencing at 11.30am in Terry’s Creek Park. Bring your food and drink, and some to share.
NURTURE GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY
will be on Thursday 9th December at 11.30am in the home of Lyn and Malcolm Colless, 26 Pauline Avenue, Killcare. This will be a barbecue, so Lyn will buy the meat and we will cover the cost. Please let Elaine know if you wish to attend, and what you would like to bring. Also, please bring a wrapped present to the value of $15 for the Present Game.
REV JOHN WRITES:
Dear All at Marsden Road,
Well the departure of Wendy and I has drawn very close, as we continue to prepare for our time of moving into Retirement. The arrangements are for us to have our last Sunday with you on the 21st of November 2021 and then go on leave. Our leave task will be to move back to our home in Adelaide. We fly out to Adelaide on the 6th of December 2021 to start the process of moving into a retirement life. We have no plans to return to Sydney in the near future. Wendy hopes to get casual/part-time work in Adelaide for next year.
Sadly due to Covid regulations we have had difficulty in planning a Closure of Ministry Service. The difficulty is finding an appropriate venue, as Marsden Road is only able to have 20 people attend at present. The service is proposed for 2pm Saturday 20th of November 2021. Please watch your Emails for confirmation of day and date and whether we will have it by Zoom or which venue at a nearby Church we will use.
I am hoping to contact as many people as possible to say goodbye before then. However, the Covid situation may ensure circumstances may make that difficult also. If I am unable to directly make contact I will apologise now if that happens and say farewell to you all and thank you all for the privilege of being your Minister over the last five and half years. Wendy and I have valued our time with you, and the friendships that have been formed. We have valued the way in which you have invited us into your homes and lives. For this we give you thanks. Farewell and blessings to all in your future faith journey.
Wendy and John
CHURCH SERVICE ZOOM LINKS
REV JOHN: Meeting ID: 939 5582 8254. Passcode: 972207
OTHER LEADERS or Meetings: 4820112178
Dates for your Diary
Friday 3rd December: Christmas Lunch 11.30 in the park
9th December: Nurture Group Christmas Lunch @ Killcare
24th December: Christmas Eve Carol Service 7pm in the church
25th December: Christmas Day Family Service 8.30am in church
Sunday 9th February 2025: Triumphant 200
We will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of our Congregation
Minister of the Word
Rev John Candy 0411 267 639 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Council Chairperson: Warwick Roden 9874 7584 Church Council
Bank details: A/C name: Marsden Road Uniting Church BSB: 634 634; A/C Number: 100049856