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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
Trinity Sunday, Year C
South Sydney Uniting Church
May 22, 2016

Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Psalm 8; 1 John 4: 12-16; John 16:12-15

‘All things are governed by this might’

In the 16th century Martin Luther paraphrased the 4th-century Creed adopted by the Ecumenical Council at Nicea. The Nicene Creed (325 CE) is one of two ecumenical creeds our Basis of Union asks us to know and use. I’ve revised Luther’s version just a little to help overcome problems of non-inclusive language. Let’s say the words of the Creed together …

We all believe in God who made
heaven and earth in all their splendour,
who as a Mother gave in love,
as a Father strong and tender.
God provides for us and feeds us,
every day good gifts surround us;
keeps us safe from harm and leads us,
with protecting arms around us.
Guards and keeps us day and night,
all things are governed by this might.

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This month – May 2016

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: Thursdays, May 5 & 19, 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, May 14 & 28, 12-4pm in church hall. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, Fortnightly. During worship, activities for children. Contact Blair for more details on 0425 297 765.

Evening Prayer: Sunday, May 8, 6-7pm in the church.

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

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

Informal Lunch: Sunday, May 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.

Orchard Gallery Exhibition Opening: Saturday May 28,
5-6:30pm. First Retrospective

Exhibition: First Retrospective Trinity icon based on Andre Rublev, Hospitality of Abraham, c.1410.