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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
Epiphany 2, Year A
South Sydney Uniting Church
January 15, 2017

Isaiah 49:7; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

‘Many will see and wonder’

Epiphany is about enlightenment or Christ-consciousness, an awareness of our share in the story of Jesus, for the sake of the world. When we sing together, "This little light of mine", we delight in encounters with Jesus and the meaning, fulfilment, freedom, happiness/blessing we find in company with Jesus and with others made bolder and wiser in light of love.

Last week I spoke of the promise that baptism brings -- the promise that even in the wilderness, and oftentimes because of it, our call to embody the kindom of heaven on earth is meant to be manifest to all. We are not only privy to personal epiphanies, and if/when we are, we will need to figure out how to share them or help make it possible for others to experience them.

As the psalmist sings, "You put a new song in my mouth .../ Many will see and wonder ...." God be with you ....

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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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This month – January 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.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, Fortnightly. During worship, activities for children. Contact Blair for more details on 0425 297 765.

Evening Prayer: Sunday, January 8, 6-7pm in the church.

Food Donations: Sunday, January 8. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, January 8. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, January 15. 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.

Art Class: Saturday, January 28, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Sadao Watanabe, Jesus calls the first disciples, 1965.