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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
Mobile: 0438 719 470

Homily
Lent 1, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
February 18, 2018

Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25; Mark 1:9-15

‘Angels of compassion’

Jesus was one of many who came to John for baptism. Hoping in God. Trusting the promise that God made to Noah and the animals in the sign of the rainbow. Water can mean new birth, new beginnings, new life. God be with you

When he comes up out of the water, Mark tells us, Jesus saw a dove – like the dove Noah sent out to find signs of new life (an olive branch) after the flood. The dove, then, means peace. Jesus sees the Spirit of God, the Spirit of peace.

The dove is also a symbol of the Spirit who sits like a bird, hovering over the waters in the beginning when God created heaven and earth. Jesus sees the Spirit of God, the Spirit of creativity. The dove appears to him and blesses him for the renewal of Israel/Church and the world.

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All Welcome
The church, hall and garden are accessible by way of paths and ramps. The toilets, sinks and shower, located in the hall, are wheelchair accessible. Please ask if further assistance is required.

The Orchard Gallery (artist run space) invites applications for exhibitions

Local healthy food. Subscribe & Pick Up Right Here At The Church
Tuesdays 5:30-6.30pm.

The South Sydney Herald Independent Newspaper

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This month – February

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, February 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, February 4 & 18, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, February 4 & 25, 12-1pm at the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, February 8, 7-9pm in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

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

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

Pastoral Care: Saturday, February 17 for Elders.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, February 18, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month and then stay for an informal and affordable lunch. There is a "lunch box" for donations to help facilitate – your contribution is much appreciated.

Church Council: Tuesday, February 20, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Worship Planning: Sunday, February 25, 12pm at the Church.


Next month – March

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, March 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, March 4 & 18, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, March 4 & 25, 12-1pm at the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, March 8, 7-9pm in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

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

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

Pastoral Care: Saturday, March 17 for Elders.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, March 18, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month and then stay for an informal and affordable lunch. There is a "lunch box" for donations to help facilitate – your contribution is much appreciated.

Church Council: Tuesday, March 20, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Worship Planning: Sunday, March 25, 12pm at the Church.



Orchard Gallery Exhibition: Celebrating Community: Prints & Collages

Exhibition: Celebrating Community Image: http://www.chanttherosary.com/baptism-of-jesus/