Text: John 17:20-26 Introduction The theme for the National Reconciliation Week 2022 is, “Be Brave. Make Change.” It seeks to challenge all Australians — individuals, families, communities, organisations and government — to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. This year’s theme builds on the 2021 theme which encouraged us all to greater action on reconciliation. This year Reconciliation Australia is asking everyone to make change beginning with brave actions…
Ken Manson shares his reflection the well known reading Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd.
Download the text for the reflection for this weeks service and watch the video early in the coming week
Chris Mitchell offers this weeks reflection looking at story of the apostle Thomas, better known as Thomas, the Doubter.
Sharing Your Space
The Mural team is excited to report that, following our consultation workshops with Katherine Gailer our artist, she has submitted her concept drawings for the four murals. Representatives from most of the groups, as well as the Mural team were present when she presented her drawings. We were all delighted with Katherine’s dramatic, colourful – sometimes confronting and emotional drawings. A few tweaks were suggested and incorporated by Katherine. Now it’s up to the painting! Follow the progress of the…
A special lunch was held to celebrate Megan’s contribution to our Ministry Team in her position as Seniors Ministry Coordinator over many years. The lunch is to say “thank you”, not “farewell”, as no doubt Megan will continue to be amongst us as her friendly, caring self and so will continue to contribute to our church in non-official ways. Megan, your influence on our faith and faithfulness will not leave with your departure.
Due to increased demand, a new Playgroup was started. The Tuesday and Friday Playgroups are both full so it was very exciting to be able to commence a new group with myself, Gail and Libby as the leaders. It will have the same program as Tuesday Playgroup so will require minimum set up as the activities from the previous day can be left ready for Wednesday. So far we have 7 families registered. Some families have seen us online, and…
As the idea of such passion week celebrations spread to other areas, various local rites and customs were incorporated into the Maundy Thursday celebration. Doubtless the best-known of these customs is foot washing, an old monastic exercise inspired by Christ’s example in the upper room and associated with the “new commandment” of love recorded in John 14 (hence the familiar name Maundy Thursday, “maundy” being an English corruption, via French, of the Latin mandatum: “commandment”).