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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."

56a Raglan Street
Waterloo NSW 2017

Phone/Fax: 02 9319 1373


Rev. Andrew Collis
Mobile: 0438 719 470

This month – October 2014

Prayer Meeting: Heather and Miriam meet at 7.30am in the church most Saturday mornings for prayer. Please let them know if you’d like to join them or have a prayer offered on your behalf.

Wordplay: Wednesdays, October 1 & 15, 6-8pm. Creative Writing Group. Club Redfern (2/159 Redfern Street). Phone Adrian on 9690 1427 for more details. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Art Class: Saturdays, October 11 and 25, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, October 12 and 26. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, October 12. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, October 12. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, October 19. Meet after church for an informal and affordable lunch. There is a “lunch box” for donations to help facilitate – your contribution is much appreciated. Contact Naomi for details.

Homily with the children
Ordinary Sunday 29, Year A
South Sydney Uniting Church
October 19, 2014

Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

‘More precious than a coin’

In our gospel story today some people try to trick Jesus. They ask him whether the people should pay money (taxes) to the Romans who control their country. If Jesus says, “Yes”, then some will say that he doesn’t understand how the people are suffering under Roman control. If he says, “No, don’t pay your taxes”, then others will say that he is a dangerous teacher who should be arrested by the Roman police.

How do you think Jesus feels about these people who want to trick him? How would you feel?

It’s hard for Jesus to give an answer because he knows they just want to trick him. But he gives a good answer anyway. It’s a wise answer.

Jesus asks the people for a coin. It has an image of the Roman emperor/king’s face on it and also some words about the king being a lord which means being the highest authority, the one in charge of everything ... the land, the water, the temple/church, the people ...

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Artwork: Icon of St Calire of Assisi by Mercedes Ptak (c) 2012