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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 December 2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

December 17 10.15 am

Advent 3: Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

December 24 7.30 pm

Advent 4 Christmas Eve: Family carols

  11.30 pm

Contemplative Holy Communion

December 25 9.00 am

Christmas Day service

December 31 10.15 am

Traditional worship

January 7 10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan



The Gathering of the People of God
 

Pre service singing:

  1. SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

INTROIT HYMN TIS 276 Thereís a light upon the mountain

  1. CALL TO WORSHIP

From Isaiah 61:1, 10 The Message

The spirit of God is on me

because God anointed me;

sent me to bring good news to the poor,

heal the heartbroken,

announce freedom to all captives,

I will sing for joy in God,

explode in praise from deep in my soul.

Come, let us worship.

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TiS Light one candle (3 verses)

Advent candle Lighting

Advent is a season of waiting:

waiting for hope, peace, joy, and love of God

to break into our lives anew

through the story of the birth of Jesus,

and through acts of hope, peace, joy, and love.

Today we light the third candle, the candle of joy.


 

As we light the candle of joy

We remember the stories of Godís loyalty to all creation

We give thanks for the messengers Ė

The apostles, prophets, artists sages, faithful ones-

Present in every age,

Who bring us good news of Godís restoring love;

And we shout for joy

Trusting that God

Is with us and before us,

and that joy will be born anew in us.

Psalm 126

  1. TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG:

Chorus: Rejoice in the Lord always

Rejoice in the Lord always

and again I say rejoice (repeat)

Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice (repeat)

Rejoice in the Lord always

and again I say rejoice

  1. WE LISTEN FOR GODíS WORD

Scripture readings:

Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11

John 1: 6-8, 19-28

  1. SERMON: Restoration and reversal: Joy apparent

HYMN TIS 268 Joy to the world

  1. WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

  2. OFFERING AND DEDICATION

Prayers of the people

  1. WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and blessing

HYMN TIS 775 You shall go out with joy



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date Notice Title Section

December 17- February 2018

Fire season Caring and Sharing
December 24

Open House at the Gangellís

WUC Activities
February 12, 2018 Book Club

WUC activities


Caring and Sharing

Arrangements for Fire danger season (now in force)
Note that Manningham is now in the official fire danger period. On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Rev.Lynette Dungan (9844 0674) or Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following basic items are needed: pepper, and hand wash.
For the Christmas hampers we need Christmas puddings, custard, shortbread biscuits, nuts, snacks, chocolates, decorations, bonbons, mince pies, lollies, gifts. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - in the Kingdom of God:
The Kingdom involves our relationships with one another in community and our relationship with the natural world. Its spirituality is one of full engagement with the world. It involves a vibrant, creative life characterised by justice, compassion, non-violence, ecological practice and building up of community. The Kingdom is political and ecological yet at the same time mystical. It is present here and now but at the same time transcendent. It demands our sustained work yet comes as a gift. All creation is filled with its power and meaning.
Lacey, G. “ The Kingdom: simplicity and non-violence” in Towards an ecological conversion. Technoscience, nature, & the good life, Social Policy Connections, Sunday, December 13th, 2015. Downloaded from http://www.socialpolicyconnections.com.au/?p=9643 April 8 2017


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Source: Nelson Henderson.

 

WUC Activities


Open House Christmas Eve, after the 7.30 pm Carol Service at the Gangellís home, 23 Osborne Road Warrandyte North. Everyone welcome.

Book Club
meets Monday Feb. 12, 2018, at 8 pm in the church office to discuss Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? by Bruce Pascoe. Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia’s past is required.

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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10th December 2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

December 10

10.15 am

Advent2: Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

December 17

10.15 am

Advent 3: Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

December 24

7.30 pm

Advent 4 Christmas Eve: Family carols

 

11.30 pm

Contemplative Holy Communion

December 25

9.00 am

Christmas Day service

December 31

10.15 am

Traditional worship



The Gathering of the People of God
 

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

INTROIT HYMN TiS 272 Come thou long expected Jesus
(verses 1-3)

CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 85: 8-13

HYMN: TIS 286 Light one candle for hope (verses 1 & 2)

Advent 2 liturgy

L: Advent is a season of waiting:
waiting for hope, peace, joy, and love of God
to break into our lives anew
through the story of the birth of Jesus,
and through acts of hope, peace, joy, and love.
Today we light the second candle, the candle of peace
 

Voice: As we light the candle of peace
we remember the stories of times
you have been our comfort,
when you have heard our cries for justice,
for certainty, for peace,
and you have led us home;
and we know we can trust that you are leading us forward,
as we wait for peace to be born, anew, in us.

(Advent wreath two candles are lit)

Prayer of confession

Assurance of forgiveness

…….. Our sin is forgiven.

Thanks be to God.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Isaiah 40: 1-11

2 Peter 3: 8-15a

SERMON: Pausing for peace

HYMN TIS 647 Comfort, comfort all my people

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

SONG: Peace be with you
Peace be with you (left side)
And be with you (right side)
(repeat)

Together: The peace of God is ours today

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

HYMN TIS 776 The Lord bless you and keep you (i) or (ii)



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

December 16

Community Carol Service

Community Events

February 12 2018

Book Club

WUC activities


Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following basic items are needed: pepper, and hand wash. For the Christmas hampers we need Christmas puddings, custard, shortbread biscuits, nuts, snacks, chocolates, decorations, bonbons, mince pies, lollies, gifts. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: Building Trust
"The first child I mentored was a 7-year-old girl in year 3…. She was not doing particularly well academically and had absolutely no attention span. We share a lot of activities but … nobody at home ever helped her with her reading …. I enjoyed my time with her but .. after a couple of months I felt a little disappointed because I didn’t feel that I was making any particular headway with her . A few months after I started seeing her, I left on an overseas trip. I told her where I was going … and said that I would see her in 5 weeks’ time. I sent postcards addressed to her at the school and her wonderful teacher read out the letters and used a globe of the world to show my little girl and the class where I was. The day I returned to see her she greeted me with a big smile and a hug. She said to me, “I didn’t think I would see you again but you said you would come back to see me and you did.” Well, that was …. the moment when it all fell into place and I realised what the Kids Hope program was all about. …. People had obviously made promises to her in the past but had not followed through on their promises and trust had been broken. I had told her I would be back to see her and I had kept my word and this was obviously huge for her".
Extracted from a story received from a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - in the Kingdom of God:
The Kingdom involves our relationships with one another in community and our relationship with the natural world. Its spirituality is one of full engagement with the world. It involves a vibrant, creative life characterised by justice, compassion, non-violence, ecological practice and building up of community. The Kingdom is political and ecological yet at the same time mystical. It is present here and now but at the same time transcendent. It demands our sustained work yet comes as a gift. All creation is filled with its power and meaning.
Lacey, G. “ The Kingdom: simplicity and non-violence” in Towards an ecological conversion. Technoscience, nature, & the good life, Social Policy Connections, Sunday, December 13th, 2015. Downloaded from http://www.socialpolicyconnections.com.au/?p=9643 April 8 2017


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Source: Nelson Henderson.

 

WUC Activities


Book Club meets Monday Feb. 12, 2018, at 8 pm in the church office to discuss Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? by Bruce Pascoe. Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia’s past is required.

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/Activities


Warrandyte Community Christmas Carol Service Saturday December 16, 7.30 pm at Stiggants Reserve, Yarra St, Warrandyte


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 December
2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

December 3

10.15 am

Advent 1: Interactive service with some activities preparing for Follow the Star

December 10

10.15 am

Advent2: Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

December 17

10.15 am

Advent 3: Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

December 24

7.30 pm

Advent 4 Christmas Eve: Family carols

 

11.30 pm

Contemplative Holy Communion

December 25

9.00 am

Christmas Day service

December 31

10.15 am

Traditional worship



The Gathering of the People of God
 

Preparation for Follow the Star

Music together families are invited to join the congregation in decorating the Christmas tree and preparing for the Follow the Star community event.



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

December 7-8

Follow the star

Community Events

December 16

Community Carol Service

Community Events

February 12 2018

Book Club

WUC activities


Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following basic items are needed: pepper, and hand wash.
For the Christmas hampers we need Christmas puddings, custard, shortbread biscuits, nuts, snacks, chocolates, decorations, bonbons, mince pies, lollies, gifts. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: Building Trust
"The first child I mentored was a 7-year-old girl in year 3…. She was not doing particularly well academically and had absolutely no attention span. We share a lot of activities but … nobody at home ever helped her with her reading …. I enjoyed my time with her but .. after a couple of months I felt a little disappointed because I didn’t feel that I was making any particular headway with her . A few months after I started seeing her, I left on an overseas trip. I told her where I was going … and said that I would see her in 5 weeks’ time. I sent postcards addressed to her at the school and her wonderful teacher read out the letters and used a globe of the world to show my little girl and the class where I was. The day I returned to see her she greeted me with a big smile and a hug. She said to me, “I didn’t think I would see you again but you said you would come back to see me and you did.” Well, that was …. the moment when it all fell into place and I realised what the Kids Hope program was all about. …. People had obviously made promises to her in the past but had not followed through on their promises and trust had been broken. I had told her I would be back to see her and I had kept my word and this was obviously huge for her".
Extracted from a story received from a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - in the Kingdom of God:
The Kingdom involves our relationships with one another in community and our relationship with the natural world. Its spirituality is one of full engagement with the world. It involves a vibrant, creative life characterised by justice, compassion, non-violence, ecological practice and building up of community. The Kingdom is political and ecological yet at the same time mystical. It is present here and now but at the same time transcendent. It demands our sustained work yet comes as a gift. All creation is filled with its power and meaning.
Lacey, G. “ The Kingdom: simplicity and non-violence” in Towards an ecological conversion. Technoscience, nature, & the good life, Social Policy Connections, Sunday, December 13th, 2015. Downloaded from http://www.socialpolicyconnections.com.au/?p=9643 April 8 2017


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Source: Nelson Henderson.

 

WUC Activities


Support our Peace Mission project Follow the Star:. Set up of Christmas windows, commencing Dec. 3 interactive service
 

Book Club meets Monday Feb. 12, 2018, at 8 pm in the church office to discuss Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? by Bruce Pascoe. Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia’s past is required.

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/Activities


Follow the Star Warrandyte Christmas celebration 7th and Friday 8th December 2016, 6 pm to 9 pm at Warrandyte Uniting Church corner of Taroona Av. and West end Rd Warrandyte.. Visitors can follow the stars and enjoy the Christmas story as it unfolds in the community garden around the Warrandyte Uniting Church.
“Follow the Star” is an inclusive community project and event.
There will also be a Giving Tree and the opportunity to place a gift for those who cannot afford to celebrate Christmas. These will be distributed by Uniting Care. Other features include free kids activities, last minute Christmas gifts stall and a photo booth for dressing up as a figure from the nativity.

Warrandyte Community Christmas Carol Service Saturday December 16, 7.30 pm at Stiggants Reserve, Yarra St, Warrandyte


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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26th November
2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

November 26

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan
Congregational Meeting and market after service

December 3

10.15 am

Advent 1: Interactive service with some activities preparing for Follow the Star

December 10

10.15 am

Advent2: Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

December 17

10.15 am

Advent 3: Traditional worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

December 24

7.30 pm

Advent 4 Christmas Eve: Family carols

 

11.30 pm

Contemplative Holy Communion

December 25

9.00 am

Christmas Day service

December 31

10.15 am

Traditional worship



The Gathering of the People of God
 

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Pre service singing:

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

INTROIT HYMN TIS 216 Rejoice the Lord is king

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TiS 107 Sing praise and thanksgiving

Prayer of confession

Word of Assurance

Above all things, in all things, through all things, in this age and in every age to come, our trust and hope are secure in Christ.

Amen.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: Taize Chant

In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful,

In the Lord I will rejoice

Look to God

Do not be afraid

Lift up your voices

The Lord is here

Lift up your voices

The Lord is here

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Matt 25: 31-45

Ephesians 1: 15-23

SERMON: Christ is amongst us

HYMN TIS 629 When I needed a neighbour

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

Prayers of the people

Hymn TIS 473 Community of Christ

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and blessing

HYMN TIS 778 Shalom to you now



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

November 26

WUC Congregational Meeting

WUC Activities

December 7-8

Follow the star

Community Events (see also WUC activities)


Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following basic items are needed: pepper, and hand wash.
For the Christmas hampers we need Christmas puddings, custard, shortbread biscuits, nuts, snacks, chocolates, decorations, bonbons, mince pies, lollies, gifts. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: Building Trust
"The first child I mentored was a 7-year-old girl in year 3…. She was not doing particularly well academically and had absolutely no attention span. We share a lot of activities but … nobody at home ever helped her with her reading …. I enjoyed my time with her but .. after a couple of months I felt a little disappointed because I didn’t feel that I was making any particular headway with her . A few months after I started seeing her, I left on an overseas trip. I told her where I was going … and said that I would see her in 5 weeks’ time. I sent postcards addressed to her at the school and her wonderful teacher read out the letters and used a globe of the world to show my little girl and the class where I was. The day I returned to see her she greeted me with a big smile and a hug. She said to me, “I didn’t think I would see you again but you said you would come back to see me and you did.” Well, that was …. the moment when it all fell into place and I realised what the Kids Hope program was all about. …. People had obviously made promises to her in the past but had not followed through on their promises and trust had been broken. I had told her I would be back to see her and I had kept my word and this was obviously huge for her".
Extracted from a story received from a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - God's Garden:
‘As gardeners we have a relationship with the Earth. We can choose to let things be or we can choose to plant things in particular places, pull weeds out, add nutrient to the soil, harvest. We make decisions. However, these decisions need to reflect what else we know about God’s likeness and the teachings of Jesus. How can we tend God’s world in a way that allows the creation to flourish and cares for human life, particularly those who are marginalised? The key challenge is to see if we can manage the garden in a way that all life is sustained.’
Extract from Micah Challenge: Australia’s Theology of Climate Change. in Theological reflections Downloaded 27 Sept. 2017 from https://www.caritas.org.au/ssw/2011/resources/KitSSW11.pdf  p.7


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Source: Nelson Henderson.

 

WUC Activities


WUC Congregational Meeting Sunday November 26 in the church after the worship service.


Support our Peace Mission project Follow the Star:. Set up of Christmas windows, commencing Dec. 3 interactive service
 

Community Events/Activities


Follow the Star Warrandyte Christmas celebration 7th and Friday 8th December 2016, 6 pm to 9 pm at Warrandyte Uniting Church corner of Taroona Av. And West end Rd Warrandyte.. Visitors can follow the stars and enjoy the Christmas story as it unfolds in the community garden around the Warrandyte Uniting Church.
“Follow the Star” is an inclusive community project and event.
There will also be a Giving Tree and the opportunity to place a gift for those who cannot afford to celebrate Christmas. These will be distributed by Uniting Care. Other features include free kids activities, last minute Christmas gifts stall and a photo booth for dressing up as a figure from the nativity.


 

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

******************************************************
19th November
2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

November 19

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

November 26

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan
Congregational Meeting and market after service

December 3

10.15 am

To be advised

December 10

 

Interactive Service



The Gathering of the People of God
 

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN TIS 772 Worship, honour glory, blessing

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TiS 106 Now thank we all our God

Prayer of confession

There is a thin line between playing it safe
and being reckless.

Help us to choose our actions wisely.

There is a point when holding on to something too tightly
can weaken our grasp.

Help us to hold our convictions tenderly.

There are moments when fear stops us from doing
what we know to be right.

Help us to practice our ministry boldly.

There are words of scorn that can enslave us,

feelings of disappointment that can unravel us.

Help us to speak to each other lovingly


 

Word of Affirmation

Do not be afraid, for God is our helper and our strength
In the love of Christ, we are called forth to live faithfully.

Thanks be to God

Amen.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

Song; TIS 236 Jesus hands were kind hands

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Matt 25:14-30

I Thess. 5:1-11

SERMON: Abilities, expectations and community encouragement

HYMN TIS 537 Let us talents and tongues employ

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

Prayers of the people

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and blessing

HYMN TIS 666 We are marching in the light of God



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

November 26

WUC Congregational Meeting

WUC Activities

December 7-8

Follow the star

Community Events (see also WUC activities)


Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following basic items are needed: pepper, and hand wash.
For the Christmas hampers we need Christmas puddings, custard, shortbread biscuits, nuts, snacks, chocolates, decorations, bonbons, mince pies, lollies, gifts. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: Building Trust
"The first child I mentored was a 7-year-old girl in year 3…. She was not doing particularly well academically and had absolutely no attention span. We share a lot of activities but … nobody at home ever helped her with her reading …. I enjoyed my time with her but .. after a couple of months I felt a little disappointed because I didn’t feel that I was making any particular headway with her . A few months after I started seeing her, I left on an overseas trip. I told her where I was going … and said that I would see her in 5 weeks’ time. I sent postcards addressed to her at the school and her wonderful teacher read out the letters and used a globe of the world to show my little girl and the class where I was. The day I returned to see her she greeted me with a big smile and a hug. She said to me, “I didn’t think I would see you again but you said you would come back to see me and you did.” Well, that was …. the moment when it all fell into place and I realised what the Kids Hope program was all about. …. People had obviously made promises to her in the past but had not followed through on their promises and trust had been broken. I had told her I would be back to see her and I had kept my word and this was obviously huge for her".
Extracted from a story received from a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - God's Garden:
‘As gardeners we have a relationship with the Earth. We can choose to let things be or we can choose to plant things in particular places, pull weeds out, add nutrient to the soil, harvest. We make decisions. However, these decisions need to reflect what else we know about God’s likeness and the teachings of Jesus. How can we tend God’s world in a way that allows the creation to flourish and cares for human life, particularly those who are marginalised? The key challenge is to see if we can manage the garden in a way that all life is sustained.’
Extract from Micah Challenge: Australia’s Theology of Climate Change. in Theological reflections Downloaded 27 Sept. 2017 from https://www.caritas.org.au/ssw/2011/resources/KitSSW11.pdf  p.7


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Source: Nelson Henderson.

 

WUC Activities


WUC Congregational Meeting Sunday November 26 in the church after the worship service.e


Support our Peace Mission project Follow the Star:. Set up of Christmas windows, watch this space for more details.
 

Community Events/Activities


Follow the Star Warrandyte Christmas celebration 7th and Friday 8th December 2016, 6 pm to 9 pm at Warrandyte Uniting Church corner of Taroona Av. And West end Rd Warrandyte.. View the window displays created by community members under the guidance of local artists. Dress up for fun in the photo booth and participate in other activities for children of all ages
 

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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