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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

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Rev. Andrew Collis
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Homily
Transfiguration, Year C
South Sydney Uniting Church
February 7, 2016

Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2; Luke 9:28-43

‘Behold what is happening’

Last month I spent two weeks in a yurt, a Mongolian tent or hut on a hill in Fitzroy, Melbourne, so I can relate to Peter’s response …

 Transfiguration might be my favourite feast day. I love the word “transfiguration” – I love the emphasis on a “showing” that precedes “telling”. I love the questions: What is God showing (ostende) us? What is God showing us in and through the Gospel of Jesus Christ? I love the possibility of our being shown the earth in light of heaven (a liturgical ideal!); I love the possibility of things appearing in a different light; of people appearing in a strange or startling or brilliant or entirely new light …

Something like that happened on the mountaintop (“high” or “thin” place of revelation) for Peter, James and John. It can happen for us, too – it can happen that our sense of what heals and saves us is transfigured, is altered. Sometimes, to see things in even slightly new ways is dazzling.

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This month – February 2016

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, February 3 & 17, 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, February 13 & 27, 12-4pm in church hall. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, February 14 and 28. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, February 14. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, February 14. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, February 21. 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.

Orchard Gallery Exhibition:
A Year In The Manse

Exhibition: A Year In The Manse