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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 11, Year A
South Sydney Uniting Church
June 18, 2017

Psalm 116; Matthew 9:35 - 10:13


‘Following, being sent’

The tablecloth is green today. Green means it’s time to grow, it’s time to learn something new. God be with you

Perhaps you’ve heard the word “disciple” used in church. Disciples are students committed to a particular course of study or discipline. We could also say that disciples are pupils, trainees or apprentices. And we could say that disciples follow the example of a leader or teacher.

Have you ever played the game called “Simon Says” (“Simon Peter Says”)? It’s a game that shows us what it means to follow a leader …

In the New Testament we read about Jesus the Teacher who called many people to be his disciples. They followed him in the north country called Galilee. They followed him as he walked to Jerusalem in the south. Listening to him, and doing what he did …

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This Month – June

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, June 3, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Children's Activities: Sunday, June 4 & 18, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, June 4, 12-1pm at the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, June 8, 7-9pm in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

Art Class: Saturday, June 10 & 24, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, June 11, 12-1pm in the Church.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, June 17 for Elders.

Church Council: Tuesday, June 20, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, June 18, 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.

Worship Planning: Sunday, June 25, 12-1pm at the Church.


Next month – July

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, July 1, 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 2 & 16, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, July 2 & 30, 12-1pm at the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, July 13, 7-9pm in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

Art Class: Saturday, July 8 & 22, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, July 9, 12-1pm in the Church.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, July 15 for Elders.

Church Council: Tuesday, July 18, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, July 16, 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.

Worship Planning: Sunday, July 23, 12-1pm at the Church.



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