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South Sydney Uniting Church is ecumenical (e.g. supporting the National and World Council of Churches) and inclusive,
affirming the gifts of people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and identities. We seek peace with justice,
and the integrity of creation. We celebrate a service of Word and Sacrament (Eucharist) each Sunday at 10am.

"We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation."

This month – August

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, August 3, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Children's Activities: Sunday, August 4 & 18, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, August 4, 12-1pm at the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, August 8, 7-9pm at the manse. A light supper will be served, all welcome!

Art Class: Saturday, August 10 & 24, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, August 11, 12-1pm in the Church.

Music Jam: Friday, August 16, 3-4:30pm in the Church. A time to learn, share and workshop songs. Bring your instrument and ideas.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, August 17 for Elders.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, August 18, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month.

Liturgy Resource / Worship Planning: Sunday, August 18, 12pm at the Church.

Choir Practice: Sunday, August 25, 12-1:30pm at the Church.


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Waterloo NSW 2017

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Homily
Ordinary Sunday 19, Year C
South Sydney Uniting Church
August 11, 2019

Psalm 50; Hebrews 11:1-3;8-16; Luke 12:32-40


‘For what and for whom do we keep our lamps lit?’

Jesus says: “Sell what you own and give the money to poorer people. Make purses for yourselves that don’t wear out – treasures that won’t fail you, in heaven, that thieves can’t steal and moths can’t destroy. For wherever your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be …” God be with you

About one-sixth of all the New Testament records Jesus having said concerns our relationship to money and material possessions. Jesus speaks more about this than he does about prayer or about forgiveness. And much of it, as we discovered at Thursday night’s Bible study, is found in Luke’s gospel.

There’s the plain-talking Jesus of Luke 6, “Woe to you rich”, which recalls Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1) as well as many prophetic lamentations (in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos and Micah) concerning the idolatry of wealth/money. There’s the rich fool/farmer of the parable in Luke 12, the rich person who neglects poor Lazarus (Luke 16), the rich religious types whose self-righteousness is juxtaposed with the generosity of the poor widow (Luke 21). A camel passing/not passing through a needle’s eye (Luke 18). The call to invest in people, in communities, ecologies …

Wherever your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be. Perhaps there is nothing that can seduce us away from what really matters – the kindom of all peoples, the kindom of all creatures in God – so well as possessions; so well as possessive attitudes and compulsions.

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