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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 – July 2014

South Sydney Herald 2014 Winter Fundraiser:  Saturday July 19, 6 pm. Speaker for our Winter Fundraiser on July 19 is Felicity Reynolds, CEO of the Mercy Foundation, which has homelessness as its primary current concern More details.


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, July 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, July 12 and 26, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, July 6 and 20. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, July 6. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, July 6. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, July 13. 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, we are your people.

Transform us and make us anew.

Spin us into strong threads

of love and caring.

Weave us into a community

of wisdom and compassion,

kindness and rejoicing.

Sew us into garments

of strength and dignity.

We are your people,

the work of your hands.

May we praise you forever. Amen.



Homily
Ordinary Sunday 15, Year A
South Sydney Uniting Church
July 13, 2014

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

‘Ears of corn’

One commentator writes of Jesus that he sows the word of the kindom in a way that is casual and wild. That’s the most immediately striking aspect of our text today the unconventional generosity and liberality of Jesus who, like the One he calls Abba-God, sows, gives, keeps sowing, keeps giving … in a way that seems to many wasteful or inefficient, foolish or absurd. “In a great many hearts [this unconventional] word suffers the fate of the seed in the three losses [as illustrated in the parable]. But when it finds a receptive heart and truly strikes home, the way is set for the arrival of the kingdom in the extraordinary fullness described” (Brendan Byrne). God be with you ...

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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

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

Photo: St Francis in the Eden Community Garden, South Sydney Uniting Church, 2014 (Andrew Collis). SSH 2014 Winter Fundraiser

SSH 2014 Winter Fundraiser.
Saturday July 19, 6 pm