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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 – April 2014

Exhibiton Opening: Among The Trees: Saturday April 26, 5-6:30pm. An exhibition of paintings curated by Jemima Hall. More details.

Holy Week and Easter: Begins with Palm Sunday March 13. Easter Day is April 20.

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, April 2 & 16, 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, April 12 and 26, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, April 13 and 27. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, April 13. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, April 13. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, April 20. 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.


God of new creation,

from the womb of earth

you raised the Lord of life:

may we receive the word of women

who braved the soldier's spears

and met him in the dawning light;

may we live with morning joy

that love will never die,

through Jesus Christ,

the resurrection and the life.

Amen


Homily
Easter Sunday, Year A
South Sydney Uniting Church
April 20, 2014

Psalm 118; Matthew 28:1-10

Rushing to share Good News'’

There is a story, familiar to Eastern Orthodox Christians, of Mary Magdalene preaching Christ crucified and risen. She preaches before Tiberius Caesar. Caesar scoffs and says that he no more believes in a crucified criminal rising to life than the egg in Mary’s hand turning red. At which point, the egg in Mary’s hand turns red. The story speaks of Mary’s boldness and effectiveness as a preacher and witness (in all likelihood it understates her role as a full and leading member of a messianic community of equals). Hence, we have our own red eggs to share today. God be with you ...

Matthew's account of the resurrection is distinctive in several ways. It depicts Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (probably Mother Mary) as contemplatives (they come to "see the tomb") in frightening proximity to armed Roman guards/soldiers.

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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

Food Connect

Subscribe & Pick Up Right Here At The Church
Wednesdays 5-6.30pm.

Artwork: Holy Women at the Empty Tomb (British Library – Royal 1 D X fol-7)

Orchard Gallery Exhibition: Among The Trees. Opening: Saturday April 26, 5-6:30pm