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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
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Homily
Ordinary Sunday 13, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
July 1, 2018

Psalm 130; Mark 5:21-43


‘Two persons of faith’

Our gospel story for today is sometimes called Mark’s masterpiece. It is rich in detail and human touches – indeed, “touch” is one of its main themes. Really, there are two stories interwoven, and each sheds light on the other. Both the main characters emerge as persons of faith.

Last week Jesus chided the disciples for having “no faith” (4:40). In chapter 6 Jesus will be astounded at the “lack of faith” he finds in Nazareth (6:6a). Against this negative background, Jairus and the woman who touches Jesus’ clothing (the hem/fringe of his cloak) stand out as complementary examples of the kind of faith required if human lives are to be grasped by the transforming power of the kindom. God be with you

Let’s imagine the scenes …

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This month – July

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, July 7, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Children's Activities: Sunday, July 1 & 15, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, July 1 & 29, 12-1pm at the Church.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, July 8, 12-1pm in the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, July 12, 7-9pm at the manse. A light supper will be served, all welcome!

Art Class: Saturday, July 14 & 28, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, July 15, 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, July 17, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, July 21 for Elders.

Worship Planning: Sunday, July 22, 12pm at the Church.


Next month – August

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, August 4, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Children's Activities: Sunday, August 5 & 19, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, August 5, 12-1pm at the Church.

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

Bible Study: Thursday, August 9, 7-9pm at the manse. A light supper will be served, all welcome!

Art Class: Saturday, August 11 & 25, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, August 18 for Elders.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, August 19, 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, August 21, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Worship Planning: Sunday, August 26, 12pm at the Church.


Administration Assistant Position

We are seeking a part-time worker to provide administrative support to our ministries and to assist the Church Council and Minister to meet the church’s legal and financial responsibilities. Responsibilities of the role include office administration, administrative support for the Church Council and ministry working groups, management of facilities bookings, basic accounting tasks, and assistance with annual reporting.

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