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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 – March 2015

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, March 4 & 18, 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, March 14 & 28, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, March 8 and 22. During worship, activities for children.

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

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

Informal Lunch: Sunday, March 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.


Homily
Lent 5, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
March 22, 2015

Hebrews 5:1-10; John 12:20-33


‘We would like to see Jesus’

In chapter 1 of the Fourth Gospel we read about two of John the Baptisers’ disciples choosing to follow Jesus. “When Jesus turned around and noticed them following, he asked them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They replied, ‘Rabbi’ which means ‘Teacher’ ‘where are you staying?’ ‘Come and see,’ Jesus answered.” … Soon after, in the same chapter, we read that “Philip sought out Nathanael and said to him, ‘We’ve found the One that Moses spoke of in the Law, the One about whom the prophets wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary and Joseph.’ ‘From Nazareth?’ said Nathanael. ‘Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ ‘Come and see,’ replied Philip” ...

Today’s text from John 12 suggests that it is only when the Greeks, via Philip and Andrew, ask to see him that Jesus recognises the advent of the “hour”. It is the hour of glorification, accomplished climactically on the cross but anticipated in the words and works of Jesus’ ministry (2:11). “Please, we would like to see Jesus.” “Please, we would like to see Compassion/Courage/Grace/Truth/Peace/Love/Dignity …” Philip models a faithful response to seekers of all cultures: “Come and see.”God be with you …

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