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A Place for Peace

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As followers of Jesus, we seek the reconciliation of all things.
We work and pray for peace with God, peace with each other,
peace with the earth, and peace within ourselves.

You are invited to share our peace messages and attend our regularly scheduled events.
Check our weekly newsletter for more events


(Previous Notices)

17th June 2018


Worship Services Schedule

 

June 17 10.15 am Traditional worship led by Alastair Davison
June 24 9.00 am Breakfast Service
  10.15 am

Baptismal Service led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

July 1 10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

July 8 10.15 am Interactive Service



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date Notice Title Section
June 17

Epic Chill Afternoon

WUC Activities
June 29 Next "Friday Fix" WUC Activities
July 2 Book Club WUC Activities
July 22

Made from Stardust: an afternoon of conversation

Community Events


The Gathering of the People of God
 
 

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

INTROIT HYMN 442 All praise to our redeeming Lord
(verses 1, 2, 4 ,6)

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TiS 216 Rejoice the Lord is King

Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Assurance of forgiveness

Our sin is forgiven -

Thanks be to God. Amen.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

WE LISTEN FOR GODíS WORD

Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13

HYMN: TIS 111 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

New Testament Readings:

2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17

Mark 4:26-34

SERMON: Things Happen

HYMN TIS 126 God moves in mysterious ways

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

Prayers of the people

HYMN TIS 154 Great is your faithfulness

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and blessing

HYMN TIS 687 God gives us a future (verses 1 & 3)



Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry: The following items are needed: Milo, Pasta Sauce, Honey, vegemite, salt and pepper, sugar, tin vegetables e.g. Peas, Corn, Carrots, (not beetroot), toothbrushes, Fruit Juice (not cordial), Laundry Powder. Note that LinC can only pack goods that are still in the original packaging and unopened. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.


Rev.Lynette Dungan has advised WUC Council that she received a call for an interim placement as ‘Acting Presbytery Minister Pastoral Care’ with Yarra Yarra Presbytery, from June 4th for 3 months.  We believe that Lynette’s gifts and graces are well suited to this role and we support her in her new journey. Please hold Lynette, those who will undertake organisation and leadership roles during this time, and all our congregation in your prayers for this new stage of our faith life.


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Stewardship
Most people are motivated to care about the future by thinking about their children and grandchildren. Though I never had children, I also care passionately about our society being environmentally friendly, congenial to good communities, socially and ecologically responsible and not destructive. We owe a responsibility to future generations that our forebears passed down to us - stewardship of the earth. We're responsible as part of the link in the history of humanity to pass on this world in a condition that is as good as if not better than it came down to us.
Phelps B in Earth Song Journal Issue 10 Autumn 2009, p. 13


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
Do the best you can, until you know better.
Then, when you know better - do better!

Source:- anon.


WUC Activities

Epic Chill Arvo Sunday June 17th 2-5pm in the WUC Church Hall: A chill out time to enjoy some crafty fun, play some board games, or just relax and chat. Some ideas so far - earrings, origami, CD weaving, cardmaking, settlers of Katan, chess and other board games. Gold coin donation for adults to cover food and supplies. All kids (under 21!!) free. Please invite friends and family, but just let Leeanne know numbers for provision of food and craft supplies (keam@mail.com).

Friday Fix on the last Friday of each month - next one is June 29. Join us for a “fix” of coffee, chat or whatever in an informal guy’s get together. All welcome so bring a friend or neighbour too. $2 donation. For more information contact Ken (0407 839 718).

Book Club meets Monday July 2 in the church office to discuss ‘The Chocolate Wars" by Deborah Cadbury. ‘Her fascinating book chronicles the history of chocolate, from its Mayan and Aztec origins to the Victorian-era rise of the chocolate industry and her family's formative role in it. … (It) tells the story of chocolate's evolution from bittersweet treat to the divine innovation of milk chocolate … When Cadbury eventually became a profitable empire, much of the family's wealth was invested in philanthropic ventures… (The book) ends on a disheartening note. Following a hostile takeover by Kraft Foods in early 2010, the Cadbury company — so carefully built over more than 150 years — is as far removed from its Quaker origins as one could imagine. …’.. (From LA Times review by Carmel Riuraru at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-book-20101124-story.html
) Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries.


 

Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New  40km  speed  limit around  the  works  area  and a new  temporary  pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed  between the bridge and the intersection of  Kangaroo  Ground-Warrandyte  Road and  Research-Warrandyte  Road. 

Made from stardust: an afternoon of conversation, Sunday 22nd July, 2018, 2.00pm – 4.30pm at St Kevin's Catholic Church Gathering Space, 26 Herlihys Road, Lower Templestowe. (Melways 33D6). What would happen if concerned people like us found a greater sense of hope and power with the knowledge that we are all made from stardust, intrinsically part of the cosmos? Come and join the conversation in an afternoon of story, poetry and inspiring images. Led by Bro. Trevor Parton, Co-founder of The Centre for Ecology and Spirituality, and Christina Rowntree, Artfull Faith Co-ordinator, Centre for Theology & Ministry, Uniting Church Synod. Gold coin donation appreciated. Please book by July 18th: 9646 8464 or gailpritchard@westnet.com.au. See also https://www.agrandstandfortheenvironment.org/events/



Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Lynette Dungan 98440674

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Hall hire Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com
Kid's Corner weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

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Previous Notices  (Return to Top)

10th June 2018


Worship Services Schedule

 

June 10

10.15 am

Interactive Service

June 17

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

June 24

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Baptismal Service led by Rev. Lynette Dungan



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

June 17

Epic Chill Afternoon

WUC Activities

June 29

Friday Fix

WUC Activities

July 2

Book Club

WUC Activities

July 22

Made from Stardust: an afternoon of conversation

Community Events


The Gathering of the People of God
 
Interactive Service



Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry: The following items are needed: Milo, Pasta Sauce, Honey, vegemite, salt and pepper, sugar, tin vegetables e.g. Peas, Corn, Carrots, (not beetroot), toothbrushes, Fruit Juice (not cordial), Laundry Powder. Note that LinC can only pack goods that are still in the original packaging and unopened. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.


Rev.Lynette Dungan has advised WUC Council that she received a call for an interim placement as ‘Acting Presbytery Minister Pastoral Care’ with Yarra Yarra Presbytery, from June 4th for 3 months.  We believe that Lynette’s gifts and graces are well suited to this role and we support her in her new journey. Please hold Lynette, those who will undertake organisation and leadership roles during this time, and all our congregation in your prayers for this new stage of our faith life.


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Stewardship
Most people are motivated to care about the future by thinking about their children and grandchildren. Though I never had children, I also care passionately about our society being environmentally friendly, congenial to good communities, socially and ecologically responsible and not destructive. We owe a responsibility to future generations that our forebears passed down to us - stewardship of the earth. We're responsible as part of the link in the history of humanity to pass on this world in a condition that is as good as if not better than it came down to us.
Phelps B in Earth Song Journal Issue 10 Autumn 2009, p. 13


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
Do the best you can, until you know better.
Then, when you know better - do better!

Source:- anon.


WUC Activities

Epic Chill Arvo Sunday June 17th 2-5pm in the WUC Church Hall: A chill out time to enjoy some crafty fun, play some board games, or just relax and chat. Some ideas so far - earrings, origami, CD weaving, cardmaking, settlers of Katan, chess and other board games. Gold coin donation for adults to cover food and supplies. All kids (under 21!!) free. Please invite friends and family, but just let Leeanne know numbers for provision of food and craft supplies (keam@mail.com).

Friday Fix on the last Friday of each month - next one is June 29. Join us for a “fix” of coffee, chat or whatever in an informal guy’s get together. All welcome so bring a friend or neighbour too. $2 donation. For more information contact Ken (0407 839 718).

Book Club meets Monday July 2 in the church office to discuss ‘The Chocolate Wars" by Deborah Cadbury. ‘Her fascinating book chronicles the history of chocolate, from its Mayan and Aztec origins to the Victorian-era rise of the chocolate industry and her family's formative role in it. … (It) tells the story of chocolate's evolution from bittersweet treat to the divine innovation of milk chocolate … When Cadbury eventually became a profitable empire, much of the family's wealth was invested in philanthropic ventures… (The book) ends on a disheartening note. Following a hostile takeover by Kraft Foods in early 2010, the Cadbury company — so carefully built over more than 150 years — is as far removed from its Quaker origins as one could imagine. …’.. (From LA Times review by Carmel Riuraru at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-book-20101124-story.html
) Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries.


 

Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New  40km  speed  limit around  the  works  area  and a new  temporary  pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed  between the bridge and the intersection of  Kangaroo  Ground-Warrandyte  Road and  Research-Warrandyte  Road. 

Calling all Warrandyte Girl Guides past Leaders, Guides, and Brownies. You are invited to a Diamond Jubilee celebration and High Tea Saturday June 16, 2-5 pm.  If you intend to come, please RSVP Shanna Jones on 0432 989508 or warrandytguides@gmail.com, and forward this news to anyone you know that might be interested.

Made from stardust: an afternoon of conversation, Sunday 22nd July, 2018, 2.00pm – 4.30pm at St Kevin's Catholic Church Gathering Space, 26 Herlihys Road, Lower Templestowe. (Melways 33D6). What would happen if concerned people like us found a greater sense of hope and power with the knowledge that we are all made from stardust, intrinsically part of the cosmos? Come and join the conversation in an afternoon of story, poetry and inspiring images. Led by Bro. Trevor Parton, Co-founder of The Centre for Ecology and Spirituality, and Christina Rowntree, Artfull Faith Co-ordinator, Centre for Theology & Ministry, Uniting Church Synod. Gold coin donation appreciated. Please book by July 18th: 9646 8464 or gailpritchard@westnet.com.au. See also https://www.agrandstandfortheenvironment.org/events/



Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Lynette Dungan 98440674

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

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3rd June 2018


Worship Services Schedule

 

 June 3

10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

June 10

10.15 am

Interactive Service

June 17

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

June 24

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Baptismal Service led by Rev. Lynette Dungan



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

June 17

Epic Chill Afternoon

WUC Activities

June 29

Friday Fix

WUC Activities

July 2

Book Club

WUC Activities

July 22

Made from Stardust: an afternoon of conversation

Community Events


The Gathering of the People of God
 

Pre service singing:

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN Be still and know

CALL TO WORSHIP

As we gather today

We listen for the voice of God

in our innermost being.

We listen for the voice of God

in the words we read,

the songs we sing, the prayers we pray.

We listen for the voice of God

in words of hope and kindness.

We listen for the voice of God

in the difficult words that need to be said.

As we gather, may we listen and may we hear.

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: ATOK 313 Longing for light

Prayer of confession

Word of affirmation

God does speak.

Like Samuel, we may not understand immediately;

sometimes we need time and help to hear.

But God still speaks, encouraging and restoring,

challenging and confronting.

As we listen and respond, we partner with God for good.

Thanks be to God

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: ATOK 320 I was there to hear your borning cry

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

I Samuel 3: 1-10

Mark 2: 23-26

SERMON: Challenging our understanding: God speaks, are you listening?

HYMN TIS 658 I the Lord of sea and sky

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

Great prayer of Thanksgiving

................ and so we praise you with the faithful of every time and place, joining with choirs of angels and the whole of creation in the eternal hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

THE LORD'S PRAYER:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as in heaven

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and forever. Amen.

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Jesus, Lamb of God,

Have mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins,

Have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world,

Grant us your peace.

THE COMMUNION

Prayer after Communion incorporating Prayers of the people

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and sung blessing

We go, knowing the creating, sustaining breath of God

flows around us and through us.

We go listening to hear God’s voice for change in our lives and our world.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Amen.

HYMN TIS 779 May the feet of God walk with you



Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry: The following items are needed: Milo, Pasta Sauce, Honey, vegemite, salt and pepper, sugar, tin vegetables e.g. Peas, Corn, Carrots, (not beetroot), toothbrushes, Fruit Juice (not cordial), Laundry Powder. Note that LinC can only pack goods that are still in the original packaging and unopened. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.


Rev.Lynette Dungan has advised WUC Council that she received a call for an interim placement as ‘Acting Presbytery Minister Pastoral Care’ with Yarra Yarra Presbytery, from June 4th for 3 months.  We believe that Lynette’s gifts and graces are well suited to this role and we support her in her new journey. Please hold Lynette, those who will undertake organisation and leadership roles during this time, and all our congregation in your prayers for this new stage of our faith life.


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Stewardship
Most people are motivated to care about the future by thinking about their children and grandchildren. Though I never had children, I also care passionately about our society being environmentally friendly, congenial to good communities, socially and ecologically responsible and not destructive. We owe a responsibility to future generations that our forebears passed down to us - stewardship of the earth. We're responsible as part of the link in the history of humanity to pass on this world in a condition that is as good as if not better than it came down to us.
Phelps B in Earth Song Journal Issue 10 Autumn 2009, p. 13


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
Do the best you can, until you know better.
Then, when you know better - do better!

Source:- anon.


WUC Activities

Epic Chill Arvo Sunday June 17th 2-5pm in the WUC Church Hall: A chill out time to enjoy some crafty fun, play some board games, or just relax and chat. Some ideas so far - earrings, origami, CD weaving, cardmaking, settlers of Katan, chess and other board games. Gold coin donation for adults to cover food and supplies. All kids (under 21!!) free. Please invite friends and family, but just let Leeanne know numbers for provision of food and craft supplies (keam@mail.com).

Friday Fix on the last Friday of each month - next one is June 29. Join us for a “fix” of coffee, chat or whatever in an informal guy’s get together. All welcome so bring a friend or neighbour too. $2 donation. For more information contact Ken (0407 839 718).

Book Club meets Monday July 2 in the church office to discuss ‘The Chocolate Wars" by Deborah Cadbury. ‘Her fascinating book chronicles the history of chocolate, from its Mayan and Aztec origins to the Victorian-era rise of the chocolate industry and her family's formative role in it. … (It) tells the story of chocolate's evolution from bittersweet treat to the divine innovation of milk chocolate … When Cadbury eventually became a profitable empire, much of the family's wealth was invested in philanthropic ventures… (The book) ends on a disheartening note. Following a hostile takeover by Kraft Foods in early 2010, the Cadbury company — so carefully built over more than 150 years — is as far removed from its Quaker origins as one could imagine. …’.. (From LA Times review by Carmel Riuraru at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-book-20101124-story.html
) Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries.


 

Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New  40km  speed  limit around  the  works  area  and a new  temporary  pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed  between the bridge and the intersection of  Kangaroo  Ground-Warrandyte  Road and  Research-Warrandyte  Road. 

Calling all Warrandyte Girl Guides past Leaders, Guides, and Brownies. You are invited to a Diamond Jubilee celebration and High Tea Saturday June 16, 2-5 pm.  If you intend to come, please RSVP Shanna Jones on 0432 989508 or warrandytguides@gmail.com, and forward this news to anyone you know that might be interested.

Made from stardust: an afternoon of conversation, Sunday 22nd July, 2018, 2.00pm – 4.30pm at St Kevin's Catholic Church Gathering Space, 26 Herlihys Road, Lower Templestowe. (Melways 33D6). What would happen if concerned people like us found a greater sense of hope and power with the knowledge that we are all made from stardust, intrinsically part of the cosmos? Come and join the conversation in an afternoon of story, poetry and inspiring images. Led by Bro. Trevor Parton, Co-founder of The Centre for Ecology and Spirituality, and Christina Rowntree, Artfull Faith Co-ordinator, Centre for Theology & Ministry, Uniting Church Synod. Gold coin donation appreciated. Please book by July 18th: 9646 8464 or gailpritchard@westnet.com.au



Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Lynette Dungan 98440674

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

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27th May 2018


Worship Services Schedule

 

May 27

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

 June 3

10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

June 10

10.15 am

Interactive Service

June 17

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

June 17

Epic Chill Afternoon

WUC Activities

June 29

Next "Friday Fix"

WUC Activities

July 2

Book Club

WUC Activities


The Gathering of the People of God
 

BREAKFAST SERVICE

An informal gathering:
exploring issues of importance to people of faith

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Pre service singing:

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN TIS 693 Come as you are

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TIS 658 I the Lord of sea and sky

Prayer of confession

Assurance of forgiveness

The God who is more than we can understand,

who creates and fills an expanding universe,

who came in Jesus the Christ

loves and forgives us more than we would dare to hope.

Know that in God you can find strength and peace.

Amen.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: TIS 747 The Lord is my light (Taize)

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Isaiah 6:1-8

John 3:1-17

SERMON: Awe and mystery: Encountering God

HYMN TIS 453 We limit not the truth of God

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

Accept the gifts we bring,

our money, our talents, and ourselves.

Use them, send them,

so that your love may be shared where it is needed.

Amen

Prayers of the people

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and blessing

HYMN TIS 569 Guide me o thou great redeemer


Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:The following items are needed: Milo, Pasta Sauce, Honey, vegemite, salt and pepper, sugar, tin vegetables e.g. Peas, Corn, Carrots, (not beetroot), toothbrushes, Fruit Juice (not cordial), Laundry Powder. Note that LinC can only pack goods that are still in the original packaging and unopened. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Winter Wood Fires: At the church a lot of bark & sticks have fallen. These are excellent for starting wood fires. People are welcome to take these, for soon these & leaves will be cleaned up & taken away.


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earthSeeking forgiveness
Creator God,
breath and source of life, …
We stand in awe of the wonder of your creation:
its beauty and wildness;
complexity and power;
resilience and fragility …
God of grace,
forgive us in our brokenness:
when we have taken too much from the earth;
when we have not spoken out against greed and destruction…
God of love,
we pray for those people, communities and nations already suffering the devastating effects of climate change; and we pray for the diversity of life on earth, so much of it already threatened by our actions.

we pray for us all,
that we might restore our relationships with each other and work together to heal the earth.

from Climate change prayer at http://unitingjustice.org.au/environment/information-and-action-resources/item/1231-prayer-for-climate-action

Peace with each other: Something to think about!
What you are is God's gift to you.
What you do with yourself is your gift to God.

Source:  Unknown.

WUC Activities


Epic Chill Arvo Sunday June 17th 2-5pm in the WUC Church Hall: A chill out time to enjoy some crafty fun, play some board games, or just relax and chat. Some ideas so far - earrings, origami, CD weaving, cardmaking, settlers of Katan, chess and other board games. Gold coin donation for adults to cover food and supplies. All kids (under 21!!) free. Please invite friends and family, but just let Leeanne know numbers for provision of food and craft supplies (keam@mail.com).

Friday Fix on the last Friday of each month - next one is June 29. Join us for a “fix” of coffee, chat or whatever in an informal guy’s get together. All welcome so bring a friend or neighbour too. $2 donation. For more information contact Ken (0407 839 718).

Book Club meets Monday July 2 in the church office to discuss ‘The Chocolate Wars" by Deborah Cadbury. ‘Her fascinating book chronicles the history of chocolate, from its Mayan and Aztec origins to the Victorian-era rise of the chocolate industry and her family's formative role in it. … (It) tells the story of chocolate's evolution from bittersweet treat to the divine innovation of milk chocolate … When Cadbury eventually became a profitable empire, much of the family's wealth was invested in philanthropic ventures… (The book) ends on a disheartening note. Following a hostile takeover by Kraft Foods in early 2010, the Cadbury company — so carefully built over more than 150 years — is as far removed from its Quaker origins as one could imagine. …’.. (From LA Times review by Carmel Riuraru at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-book-20101124-story.html
) Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries.

Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Lynette Dungan 98440674

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

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20th May 2018


Worship Services Schedule

 

May 20

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

May 27

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

 June 3

10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

June 10

10.15 am

Interactive Service



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

May 20

Interchurch Service

Community Events

May 21

Book Club

WUC Activities

Last Friday each month

Friday Fix

WUC Activities


The Gathering of the People of God
 

Pre service singing: TiS 421 Where the Spirit is there is freedom

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN ATN 99 Pentecost prayer

CALL TO WORSHIP

Something was happening!

The whole church was in one place, all together.

There was a rush of wind

There was fire coming down from the sky!

Each voice spoke another language.

We all understood each other!

What was happening?

The church was born!

The Holy Spirit was given

The church came alive in love!

Come, let us worship God.

HYMN: TIS TIS 409 O breath of life come sweeping through us (verses 1-3)

Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b leading into Prayer of praise for the Spirit

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: TIS 467 I am the church verses 1, 2 & 4

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Story based on Acts 2: 1-21

John 15: 26-27, 16: 14b-15

SERMON: Surprises of the Spirit

HYMN TiS 421 Where the Spirit is there is freedom

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

The passing of the Peace

Great prayer of Thanksgiving

................ and so we praise you with the faithful of every time and place, joining with choirs of angels and the whole of creation in the eternal hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

THE LORD'S PRAYER:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as in heaven

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and forever. Amen.

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

THE COMMUNION

Prayers of the people

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

HYMN TIS 416 Great God you Spirit like the wind

Commissioning and blessing

HYMN TIS 411 Filled with the Spirit’s power



Caring and Sharing
 

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: Milo, Pasta Sauce, Honey, vegemite, salt and pepper, sugar, tin vegetables eg. Peas, Corn, Carrots, (not beetroot), toothbrushes, Fruit Juice (not cordial), Laundry Powder. Note that LinC can only pack goods that are still in the original packaging and unopened. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.


Winter Wood Fires: At the church a lot of bark & sticks have fallen. These are excellent for starting wood fires. People are welcome to take these, for soon these & leaves will be cleaned up & taken away.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earthSeeking forgiveness
Creator God,
breath and source of life, …
We stand in awe of the wonder of your creation:
its beauty and wildness;
complexity and power;
resilience and fragility …
God of grace,
forgive us in our brokenness:
when we have taken too much from the earth;
when we have not spoken out against greed and destruction…
God of love,
we pray for those people, communities and nations already suffering the devastating effects of climate change; and we pray for the diversity of life on earth, so much of it already threatened by our actions.

we pray for us all,
that we might restore our relationships with each other and work together to heal the earth.

from Climate change prayer at http://unitingjustice.org.au/environment/information-and-action-resources/item/1231-prayer-for-climate-action


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
What you are is God's gift to you.
What you do with yourself is your gift to God.

Source:  Unknown.

 

WUC Activities

 

Book Club meets Monday May 21 in the church office to discuss ‘Good Morning Mr Sarra’ by Chris Sarra, the story of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, life behind his vision. From his childhood as one of ten children in a country town, to the galvanising of his educational philosophy at university, to its support at a national level. Now with his Stronger Smarter Institute, Chris Sarra is pursuing and achieving improved outcomes in literary, numeracy and attendance for Indigenous children across the country. By providing leadership and education to a new generation of Aboriginal students,he is offering them the means to determine their own futures. Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries. …
 

Friday Fix on the last Friday of each month starting from 25th May. Join us for a “fix” of coffee, chat or whatever in an informal guy’s get together. All welcome. $2 donation. Contact Ken (0407 839 718).

 

Community Events


Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New  40km  speed  limit around  the  works  area  is in force and a new  temporary  pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed  between the bridge and the intersection of  Kangaroo  Ground-Warrandyte  Road and  Research-Warrandyte  Road.  This will remain in place until works are complete
 

A combined interchurch service will be held this year at the Anglican church on Sunday May 20 at 7.30pm. Supper provided. This is to be part of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity week. All welcome.

 

Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Lynette Dungan 98440674

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

 

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