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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.
Welcome to this time of worship & friendship.

You are welcome to join us for a cuppa after the service.

(Previous Notices)

22nd October 2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

October 22 9.00 am Breakfast Service
  10.15 am Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan
October 29 10.15 am Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan
    Market after church
November 5 10.15 am Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan
November 12 10.15 am Interactive Service



The Gathering of the People of God
 

Breakfast service

Theme Perception: an interesting group discussion

Traditional Worship

Pre service singing:

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN TiS 143 Immortal invisible God only wise

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TIS 609 May the mind of Christ my saviour

Prayer of confession

Assurance of forgiveness

God’s grace is bountiful and free.

Be assured that God’s grace and glory

cannot be hidden or taken from us,

and that we are beloved to our gracious and loving God.

God says to us in Christ ‘Your sins are forgiven!’

Thanks be to God.

Amen.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: This little light of mine

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Exodus 33:12-23

I Thess 1: 1-10

SERMON: Being our whole selves with God

HYMN TIS 599 Take my life and let it be

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 781 Father bless us as we go



Event calendar
 

Event Date Notice Title Section
October 25

Community forum: Facing Climate Change

Community Events
November 13 Book Club WUC Activities
November 18 Riverflow Recycling - help needed WUC Activities
November 18

Riverflow Recycling

Community Events

November 26

WUC Congregational meeting

Keep this date. Details to follow


Caring and Sharing

Latest requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: rice and glad wrap. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: A Mentor Story
"For the past four years I have been mentoring a student at Eimeo Road State School through the Kids Hope Aus program. .. Our activities usually include some schoolwork, craft, building things and kicking around a soccer ball (which he likes the most). It’s often hard to find things that he likes to do, but around the middle of last year he asked me what I like doing.  I told him … how I like to find, identify and photograph birds. He commented that he likes birds too.
My activities coordinator suggested we could compile a bird list for the school grounds.. So the following weeks were spent wandering the school grounds with binoculars, finding as many different birds as we could. Afterwards, we would go back to the class room and look up the birds we saw in my bird book and read all of the information about them.
On hearing what we were doing, one of the teachers suggested we do a poster of all these birds for the school. .. . It … proved challenging for a 10 year old and a non-artistic mentor! ..My student started by painting a scene including shrubs, grass, a fence rail and trees. He then glued photos of the birds we had identified on this painting in the place where you might typically see each bird. A typed list of all of the species identified was included. The project culminated with the framing of this work of art.
At the end of year parade, the student presented the painting to the school principal. It is now hanging proudly in the library and already there are lots of little fingerprints on the glass where students are pointing out the birds they have seen. Hopefully we have some future ‘twitchers’ in the making". 
One child, one hour, one church, one school
Extracted from a report by a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - an appeal for action

The human environment and the natural environment are deteriorating together, and this deterioration of the planet weighs upon the most vulnerable of its people. We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized, but above all to respond to the plea of millions and support the consensus of the world for the healing of our wounded creation. We are convinced that there can be no sincere and enduring resolution to the challenge of the ecological crisis and climate change unless the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 1 September 2017, downloaded from http://seasonofcreation.org/2017/09/01/3184/ Sept. 18 2017


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things,
Man himself will not find peace.

Source: Albert Schweitzer

 

WUC Activities

Book Club meets Monday Nov. 13 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Black Raven, by Ann Cleeves. “Cleeves's taut, atmospheric thriller is set in the Remote Shetland Islands. Det. Insp. Jimmy Perez investigates the murder of teenage Catherine Ross, found strangled on a snowy hillside shortly after New Year's. … Cleeves, winner of the CWA's Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (formerly the Gold Dagger), masterfully paints Perez as an empathetic hero and sprinkles the story with a lively cast of supporting characters who help bring the Shetlands alive.."

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. …
 

WUC Recycling and sustainable goods fundraiser Saturday 18 November: help needed for use of trailers and general assistance on the morning. Even if you can only offer an hour between 9:30 and 12 noon it would be helpful. The work required is to direct cars as they enter the Church car park and where possible assist people to unload their goods and sort them

For queries & further details of recyclable materials, or if you have any plants, gardening supplies, fabric or books to donate please contact Ken, Leeanne or Shelley. www.riverflow.com.au


Christmas Presents:
There will be a box in the hall to collect gifts for the Boroondara Outreach Ministries Christmas presents. We mainly need gifts for Men, including: Small torches, Socks and hankies, Toothbrushes and toothpaste, Deodorant, Washers.


 

Community Events/Activities


Community forum: Facing climate change in a post-truth world , 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at Manningham Civic Centre; 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. How do we face the climate challenge with honesty, compassion and courage?  What sources can we draw on for emotional resilience? Where to find Hope in a confused world? Hear -
David Karoly, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
John Wiseman, Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Katerina Gaita, Director, 'Climate for Change.'

The event is free, but to ensure your place please book - Go to https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56912/facing_climate_change_in_a_posttruth_world.aspx

or email info@agrandstandfortheenvironment.org Ph:9846 8464

Riverflow Recycling and Sustainable Goods Fundraiser. Saturday morning, 18 November 2017, 10:00am – 12:00noon at Warrandyte Uniting Church, cnr Taroona Ave and West End Road, Warrandyte.
WUC, supported by WarrandyteCAN, will again be providing the opportunity for the reuse or recycling of items like spectacles and hearing aids, craft material, mobiles and batteries. We will be accepting electrical items like old VCR and CD players, record players, amps, microwave ovens and electrical kitchen items, as well as TVs, computers and many more.
We will also be holding a fundraising sale of plants, material, books and green stationary.
For further information see
www.riverflow.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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Previous Notices  (Return to Top)

15th October 2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

October 15

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

October 22

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

October 29

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

 

 

Market after church

November 5

10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan



The Gathering of the People of God
 

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Pre service singing:

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN Be still and know

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TiS 745 Seek ye first

Prayer of confession

Assurance of forgiveness

Beloved of God, be assured that our God forgives, saves,

and gathers us, so that we might build

God’s commonwealth of love as Christ revealed.

Amen.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: TIS 146 God who made the earth

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Exodus 32: 1-14

Phil 4: 1-9

SERMON: What we focus on?

HYMN TIS 547 Be thou my vision

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 687 God gives us a future



Event calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

October 15

Public forum "Uniting Church in Australia"

Community Events

October 25

Community forum: Facing Climate Change

Community Events

November 13

Book Club

WUC Activities

November 18

Riverflow Recycling

Keep this date. Details to follow

November 26

WUC Congregational meeting

Keep this date. Details to follow


Caring and Sharing

Latest requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: rice and glad wrap. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: A Mentor Story
"For the past four years I have been mentoring a student at Eimeo Road State School through the Kids Hope Aus program. .. Our activities usually include some schoolwork, craft, building things and kicking around a soccer ball (which he likes the most). It’s often hard to find things that he likes to do, but around the middle of last year he asked me what I like doing.  I told him … how I like to find, identify and photograph birds. He commented that he likes birds too.
My activities coordinator suggested we could compile a bird list for the school grounds.. So the following weeks were spent wandering the school grounds with binoculars, finding as many different birds as we could. Afterwards, we would go back to the class room and look up the birds we saw in my bird book and read all of the information about them.
On hearing what we were doing, one of the teachers suggested we do a poster of all these birds for the school. .. . It … proved challenging for a 10 year old and a non-artistic mentor! ..My student started by painting a scene including shrubs, grass, a fence rail and trees. He then glued photos of the birds we had identified on this painting in the place where you might typically see each bird. A typed list of all of the species identified was included. The project culminated with the framing of this work of art.
At the end of year parade, the student presented the painting to the school principal. It is now hanging proudly in the library and already there are lots of little fingerprints on the glass where students are pointing out the birds they have seen. Hopefully we have some future ‘twitchers’ in the making". 
One child, one hour, one church, one school
Extracted from a report by a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - an appeal for action

The human environment and the natural environment are deteriorating together, and this deterioration of the planet weighs upon the most vulnerable of its people. We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized, but above all to respond to the plea of millions and support the consensus of the world for the healing of our wounded creation. We are convinced that there can be no sincere and enduring resolution to the challenge of the ecological crisis and climate change unless the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 1 September 2017, downloaded from http://seasonofcreation.org/2017/09/01/3184/ Sept. 18 2017


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things,
Man himself will not find peace.

Source: Albert Schweitzer

 

WUC Activities

Book Club meets Monday Nov. 13 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Black Raven, by Ann Cleeves. “Cleeves's taut, atmospheric thriller is set in the Remote Shetland Islands. Det. Insp. Jimmy Perez investigates the murder of teenage Catherine Ross, found strangled on a snowy hillside shortly after New Year's. … Cleeves, winner of the CWA's Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (formerly the Gold Dagger), masterfully paints Perez as an empathetic hero and sprinkles the story with a lively cast of supporting characters who help bring the Shetlands alive.."

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. …
 

Christmas Presents: There will be a box in the hall to collect gifts for the Boroondara Outreach Ministries Christmas presents. We mainly need gifts for Men, including: Small torches, Socks and hankies, Toothbrushes and toothpaste, Deodorant, Washers.


 

Community Events/Activities

Public forumUniting Church in Australia: ‘A People of God on the Way”·, Sunday 15 October, from 3:00pm at the CTM Parkville, commencing with shared afternoon tea. Two national leader will explore where the Uniting Church is heading, and how will we find our way together.
Dr Deidre Palmer, President-Elect of the national Assembly, exploring the current and future shape of the Uniting Church.
Rev Dr Geoff Thompson, established theologian of the Uniting Church, addressing the Basis of Union as our continuing theological compass.

FREE forum but please RSVP online for catering purposes: https://ucavt.goregister.com.au/peopleofgod2017. If you have any queries please contact us at the CTM via info@ctm.uca.edu.au or phone 9340-8800.


Community forum: Facing climate change in a post-truth world , 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at Manningham Civic Centre; 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. How do we face the climate challenge with honesty, compassion and courage?  What sources can we draw on for emotional resilience? Where to find Hope in a confused world? Hear -
David Karoly, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
John Wiseman, Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Katerina Gaita, Director, 'Climate for Change.'

The event is free, but to ensure your place please book - Go to https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56912/facing_climate_change_in_a_posttruth_world.aspx

or email info@agrandstandfortheenvironment.org Ph:9846 8464
 

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

*******************************************************
8th October
2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

October 8

10.15 am

Interactive Service
Animal Blessing

October 15

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

October 22

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

October 29

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

 

 

Market after church



The Gathering of the People of God
 

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

Let us come to our God with trusting, loving eyes like a pet dog would come to us.

God invites us, calls us to come.

Let us snuggle up to our God with the intimacy of a pet cat purring with contentment and gratitude on our lap.

We take a moment in silence, to turn the eyes of our hearts to our Supporter and Friend, always with us

Silence

Light candle

INTRODUCE THEME: Animal blessing

Children’s story based on Gen 1:26

Welcome and introduce our animals

HYMN: TIS 135 All things bright and beautiful

Prayer of thanksgiving and confession (with animal slides in background)

Lord of all the animals in the whole wide world

We thank you God.

Lord for all the fun and friendship we have with animals

We thank you God.

Lord for all the times we have hurt or neglected animals

We are sorry

Lord for all the times we have used poisons that have harmed animals

We are sorry

Lord for all the animals suffering in captivity

We are sorry

Lord for all the times we have destroyed the homes of animals in forests, oceans and land

We are sorry

In Jesus Christ we hear the call to forgive and are forgiven for God cares for us and God calls for us to be care-takers of creation. May we and the animals of this earth seek to live the circle of life that God sustains and may we be examples of God’s loving care.

Amen.

You tube short video clip: The power of a hug

Sharing on theme: Share with a neighbor an animal that brings you joy

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

I Corinthians 12: 12-27

REFLECTI0N: Cath James

Blessing by Rev. Jan Richardson

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

Prayers of the people

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

We respond: An Act of blessing (outside at the labyrinth if weather is good)

COMMISSIONING and BLESSING

Go in peace serving Christ and loving all creatures

We go in peace serving Christ and loving our animal kin

AMEN



Event calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

October 15

Public forum "Uniting Church in Australia"

Community Events

October 25

Community forum: Facing Climate Change

Community Events

November 13

Book Club

WUC Activities


Caring and Sharing

Latest requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: rice and glad wrap. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: A Mentor Story
"For the past four years I have been mentoring a student at Eimeo Road State School through the Kids Hope Aus program. .. Our activities usually include some schoolwork, craft, building things and kicking around a soccer ball (which he likes the most). It’s often hard to find things that he likes to do, but around the middle of last year he asked me what I like doing.  I told him … how I like to find, identify and photograph birds. He commented that he likes birds too.
My activities coordinator suggested we could compile a bird list for the school grounds.. So the following weeks were spent wandering the school grounds with binoculars, finding as many different birds as we could. Afterwards, we would go back to the class room and look up the birds we saw in my bird book and read all of the information about them.
On hearing what we were doing, one of the teachers suggested we do a poster of all these birds for the school. .. . It … proved challenging for a 10 year old and a non-artistic mentor! ..My student started by painting a scene including shrubs, grass, a fence rail and trees. He then glued photos of the birds we had identified on this painting in the place where you might typically see each bird. A typed list of all of the species identified was included. The project culminated with the framing of this work of art.
At the end of year parade, the student presented the painting to the school principal. It is now hanging proudly in the library and already there are lots of little fingerprints on the glass where students are pointing out the birds they have seen. Hopefully we have some future ‘twitchers’ in the making". 
One child, one hour, one church, one school
Extracted from a report by a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - an appeal for action

The human environment and the natural environment are deteriorating together, and this deterioration of the planet weighs upon the most vulnerable of its people. We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized, but above all to respond to the plea of millions and support the consensus of the world for the healing of our wounded creation. We are convinced that there can be no sincere and enduring resolution to the challenge of the ecological crisis and climate change unless the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 1 September 2017, downloaded from http://seasonofcreation.org/2017/09/01/3184/ Sept. 18 2017


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things,
Man himself will not find peace.

Source: Albert Schweitzer

 

WUC Activities

Book Club meets Monday Nov. 13 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Black Raven, by Ann Cleeves. “Cleeves's taut, atmospheric thriller is set in the Remote Shetland Islands. Det. Insp. Jimmy Perez investigates the murder of teenage Catherine Ross, found strangled on a snowy hillside shortly after New Year's. … Cleeves, winner of the CWA's Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (formerly the Gold Dagger), masterfully paints Perez as an empathetic hero and sprinkles the story with a lively cast of supporting characters who help bring the Shetlands alive.."

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. …
 

Christmas Presents: There will be a box in the hall to collect gifts for the Boroondara Outreach Ministries Christmas presents. We mainly need gifts for Men, including: Small torches, Socks and hankies, Toothbrushes and toothpaste, Deodorant, Washers.


 

Community Events/Activities

Public forumUniting Church in Australia: ‘A People of God on the Way”·, Sunday 15 October, from 3:00pm at the CTM Parkville, commencing with shared afternoon tea. Two national leader will explore where the Uniting Church is heading, and how will we find our way together.
Dr Deidre Palmer, President-Elect of the national Assembly, exploring the current and future shape of the Uniting Church.
Rev Dr Geoff Thompson, established theologian of the Uniting Church, addressing the Basis of Union as our continuing theological compass.

FREE forum but please RSVP online for catering purposes: https://ucavt.goregister.com.au/peopleofgod2017. If you have any queries please contact us at the CTM via info@ctm.uca.edu.au or phone 9340-8800.


Community forum: Facing climate change in a post-truth world , 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at Manningham Civic Centre; 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. How do we face the climate challenge with honesty, compassion and courage?  What sources can we draw on for emotional resilience? Where to find Hope in a confused world? Hear -
David Karoly, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
John Wiseman, Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Katerina Gaita, Director, 'Climate for Change.'

The event is free, but to ensure your place please book - Go to https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56912/facing_climate_change_in_a_posttruth_world.aspx

or email info@agrandstandfortheenvironment.org Ph:9846 8464
 

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

*******************************************************
1st October
2017


Worship Services Schedule

 

October 1

10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

October 8

10.15 am

Interactive Service
Animal Blessing

October 15

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

October 22

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan



The Gathering of the People of God
 

Pre service singing:

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN TiS 154 Great is your faithfulness

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN: TIS 738 My Jesus, my saviour

Prayer of confession

Assurance of forgiveness

Beloved, know that God is at work in each of us,

enabling us to both will and work for the kingdom

Amen

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: Like a rock

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Exodus 17:1-7

Mathew 21: 33-46

SERMON: Everyone’s a critic: God’s saving actions despite human foibles

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

HYMN TIS 540 Christians lift your hearts and voices

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

The Peace

Celebrating World Communion Sunday

Invitation

Come to a table graciously crafted

To make room for all God’s people

Come to a meal prepared by love poured out and broken

That we may be filled and healed

Brothers and sisters, neighbours and strangers

God welcomes you here

Come and taste, in gifts from grain and vineyeard

God’s gift of unity enacted in Christ

Great prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise

................ 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

THE COMMUNION

Prayer after Communion incorporating Prayers of the people

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and sung blessing

Empowered and blessed by God the creator,

Jesus the redeemer, and the friendship of the Holy Spirit,

we go and tell new generations of God’s glorious deeds.

HYMN TIS 666 We are marching in the light of God



Event calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

October 25

Community forum: Facing Climate Change

Community Events

November 13

Book Club

WUC Activities


Caring and Sharing

Latest requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: rice and glad wrap. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: A Mentor Story
"For the past four years I have been mentoring a student at Eimeo Road State School through the Kids Hope Aus program. .. Our activities usually include some schoolwork, craft, building things and kicking around a soccer ball (which he likes the most). It’s often hard to find things that he likes to do, but around the middle of last year he asked me what I like doing.  I told him … how I like to find, identify and photograph birds. He commented that he likes birds too.
My activities coordinator suggested we could compile a bird list for the school grounds.. So the following weeks were spent wandering the school grounds with binoculars, finding as many different birds as we could. Afterwards, we would go back to the class room and look up the birds we saw in my bird book and read all of the information about them.
On hearing what we were doing, one of the teachers suggested we do a poster of all these birds for the school. .. . It … proved challenging for a 10 year old and a non-artistic mentor! ..My student started by painting a scene including shrubs, grass, a fence rail and trees. He then glued photos of the birds we had identified on this painting in the place where you might typically see each bird. A typed list of all of the species identified was included. The project culminated with the framing of this work of art.
At the end of year parade, the student presented the painting to the school principal. It is now hanging proudly in the library and already there are lots of little fingerprints on the glass where students are pointing out the birds they have seen. Hopefully we have some future ‘twitchers’ in the making". 
One child, one hour, one church, one school
Extracted from a report by a Mentor from Queensland.



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth - an appeal for action

The human environment and the natural environment are deteriorating together, and this deterioration of the planet weighs upon the most vulnerable of its people. We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized, but above all to respond to the plea of millions and support the consensus of the world for the healing of our wounded creation. We are convinced that there can be no sincere and enduring resolution to the challenge of the ecological crisis and climate change unless the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 1 September 2017, downloaded from http://seasonofcreation.org/2017/09/01/3184/ Sept. 18 2017


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things,
Man himself will not find peace.

Source: Albert Schweitzer

 

WUC Activities

Book Club meets Monday Nov. 13 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Black Raven, by Ann Cleeves. “Cleeves's taut, atmospheric thriller is set in the Remote Shetland Islands. Det. Insp. Jimmy Perez investigates the murder of teenage Catherine Ross, found strangled on a snowy hillside shortly after New Year's. … Cleeves, winner of the CWA's Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (formerly the Gold Dagger), masterfully paints Perez as an empathetic hero and sprinkles the story with a lively cast of supporting characters who help bring the Shetlands alive.."

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. …
 

Christmas Presents: There will be a box in the hall to collect gifts for the Boroondara Outreach Ministries Christmas presents. We mainly need gifts for Men, including: Small torches, Socks and hankies, Toothbrushes and toothpaste, Deodorant, Washers.


 

Community Events/Activities


Community forum: Facing climate change in a post-truth world , 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at Manningham Civic Centre; 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. How do we face the climate challenge with honesty, compassion and courage?  What sources can we draw on for emotional resilience? Where to find Hope in a confused world? Hear -
David Karoly, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
John Wiseman, Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Katerina Gaita, Director, 'Climate for Change.'

The event is free, but to ensure your place please book - Go to https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56912/facing_climate_change_in_a_posttruth_world.aspx

or email info@agrandstandfortheenvironment.org Ph:9846 8464
 

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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Worship Services Schedule

 

September 24

9.00 am

Breakfast Service

 

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Alastair Davison

October 1

10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Lynette Dungan

October 8

10.15 am

Interactive Service
Animal Blessing

October 15

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Rev. Lynette Dungan



The Gathering of the People of God
 

Traditional worship service

THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD

SHARING OF NEWS & EVENTS

Greeting

INTROIT HYMN TiS 442 All praise to our redeeming Lord vv 1, 2, 3, 6

CALL TO WORSHIP

Prayer of Invocation

HYMN TIS: 569 Guide me O Thou great Jehovah

Prayer of confession

Assurance of forgiveness

The good news is that all who trust in Christ will have their sins forgiven and receive eternal life. As you hold this faith, I declare that you are set free from all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, to whom be glory for ever and ever.

Thanks be to God.

Amen.

TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

SONG: TIS 156 Morning has broken

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Scripture readings:

Exodus 16: 2-15

Matthew 20: 1-16

SERMON: What’s fair!

HYMN TIS: 609 May the mind of Christ my Saviour

WE RESPOND IN PRAYER AND ACTION

OFFERING AND DEDICATION

Prayers of the people

HYMN TIS 599 Take my life

WE MOVE OUT IN TO THE WORLD

Commissioning and blessing

Freely you have received, freely give. Never forget that God has blessed you with better than a fair go. Pray for grace to treat others as God has treated you.

HYMN TIS 755 You shall go out with joy



Event calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

October 25

Community forum: Facing Climate Change

Community Events


Caring and Sharing

Latest requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: rice and glad wrap. You could also donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Kid’s Hope story: of mentoring relationship
‘Our newest Mentor, John, started Mentoring on Tuesday. He used the KHA 'My New Friend' leaflet to start to get acquainted with his appointed child. They were filling in the answers, and when they came to, "Who is your favourite grownup?", the little boy turned to him and asked, "What's your name again?" and wrote down "John" as his favourite grownup! What a wonderful encouragement for John! What a lovely start to their relationship!’
One child, one hour, one church, one school
A story received from a KIDS HOPE AUS Mentor / Coordinator



WUC Peace Messages
 

Peace with earth for well being
Ultimately the wellbeing of Earth and the well-being of the human must coincide, since a disturbed planet is not conducive to human well-being in any of its concerns- spiritual, economic, emotional, or cultural.
Berry, Thomas . The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth, Maryknoll NY: 2009, Page 31


Peace with each other: Something to think about!
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things,
Man himself will not find peace.

Source: Albert Schweitzer

 

WUC Activities
 

Christmas Presents: There will be a box in the hall to collect gifts for the Boroondara Outreach Ministries Christmas presents. We mainly need gifts for Men, including: Small torches, Socks and hankies, Toothbrushes and toothpaste, Deodorant, Washers.


 

Community Events/Activities


Community forum: Facing climate change in a post-truth world , 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at Manningham Civic Centre; 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. How do we face the climate challenge with honesty, compassion and courage?  What sources can we draw on for emotional resilience? Where to find Hope in a confused world? Hear -
David Karoly, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
John Wiseman, Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Katerina Gaita, Director, 'Climate for Change.'

The event is free, but to ensure your place please book - Go to https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56912/facing_climate_change_in_a_posttruth_world.aspx

or email info@agrandstandfortheenvironment.org Ph:9846 8464
 

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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