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
Rev. Andrew Collis
Mobile: 0438 719 470
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, September 3 & 17, 6-
Art Class: Saturdays, September 13 and 27, 12-
Children’s Activities: Sundays, September 14 and 28. During worship, activities for children.
Food Donations: Sunday, September 14. Donations of non-
Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, September 14. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.
Informal Lunch: Sunday, September 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.
God, our Creator, whose glory fills our planet,
help us to discern your vibrant presence among us,
especially in the wonders of the land.
Help us empathise with your land creatures who are suffering.
Lift our spirits to rejoice with the land,
the flowers of the field and the creatures of the countryside.
We ask this in the name of Christ,
who reconciles and renews all things in creation.
Our Genesis reading presents a (if not the) human drama of disobedience and violence.
Primordial and perennial. Of note today is the presence of the land as a witness
to human sin and a figure caught up in the consequences of sin. The ground bears
the curse of sin (just as Jesus will bear the sins of others), and from the ground
the blood of the innocent cries to God (again, there is a pre-
Disobedience (which also has to do with a greedy immaturity, a grasping at knowledge that falls short of wisdom) and violence (violence between humans as well as violence at the hands of human “masters”) entail suffering for the land and its nonhuman inhabitants.
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.
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