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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

This month – July 2015

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, July 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, July 11 & 25, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

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

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

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

Informal Lunch: Sunday, July 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
Ordinary Sunday 17, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
July 26, 2015

2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:17-19; John 6:1-21

‘The most theological word’

The multiplication of the loaves is the only miracle from Jesus’ public ministry narrated in all four Gospels, and in all four it has Eucharistic overtones. But John alone uses the verb eucharisteo “to give thanks”.I remember, many years ago, in my “readiness for ordination” presentation at Balmain Uniting Church, citing the German mystic Meister Eckhardt’s conviction that “thanks” was the most theological word.God be with you…

I’d like to begin by thanking our elders, for passion and humility for responding to the call to serve, and the call to share, each in their own ways, the joy of Christian service. I'd like to thank our children's ministry leaders and musicians. Prayer leaders and candle lighters, committee members, teachers and curators, shelter volunteers, microphone manager, SSH editors and newsletter editor, librarian ...

Sometimes, in busy-ness, we race ahead without an acknowledgement of what we mean to each other, how much we rely on one another.

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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

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Tuesdays 5:30-6.30pm.

The South Sydney Herald Independent Newspaper

Ooooby Food

Orchard Gallery Exhibition: Friends & Strangers

Exhibition: Friends & Strangers Artwork: By an unknown Ethiopian artist - Feeding of the five thousand