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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

Homily
Commissioning of Lay Presider Susan Cann
South Sydney Uniting Church
June 17, 2018

Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 20; Acts 15:13-15; Mark 4:26-34


‘Something is happening…’

Once the seed is sown, the sower simply lets it be, going about life, confident that the soil will work a growth process without any intervention on the sower’s part. When the sower sees the grain is ripe, it is time then to put in the sickle. This is the only parable of Jesus found only in Mark’s Gospel. The seed growing secretly is sometimes the title given.

Like parables in general, it may appear something of a riddle, and commentators ancient and contemporary debate allegorical questions: What does the seed represent? Why is the Sower (God?) not more active throughout the process? Is the harvest the end of the world? Conversely, the parable speaks from heart to heart. God be with you …

The artist Vincent van Gogh loved it so much he painted the scene again and again, each work a celebration of life and faith among working people close to the earth – close to its truth.

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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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Tuesdays 5:30-6.30pm.

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This month – June

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, June 2, 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 3 & 17, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, June 3, 12-1pm at the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm at the manse. A light supper will be served, all welcome!

Art Class: Saturday, June 9 & 23, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, June 10, 12-1pm in the Church.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, June 16 for Elders.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, June 17, 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, June 19, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Worship Planning: Sunday, June 24, 12pm at the Church.


Next 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.


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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Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower: Outskirts of Arles in the Background 1888.