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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
Pentecost, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
May 20, 2018

Psalm 104; Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

‘She will guide you into all truth’

God, what variety you have created,
arranging everything so wisely!
The earth is filled with your creativity!
… I will sing to you all my life,
I will make music for my God as long as I live.
… Bless Our God, my soul!
Alleluia!

Because today is a special day – 50 days after Easter/Passover – and a day of celebration, let’s tell the story together. God be with you

There are five scenes or chapters …

What was your favourite part of the story? …

Let’s stand to welcome the Gospel with an Alleluia!

When Jesus was with his disciples/followers, he described the Holy Spirit as a Paraclete (the word means Defender or Friend). Jesus said:

“If I fail to go, the Paraclete will not come to you, whereas if I go, I will send her to you …

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All Welcome
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

Local healthy food. Subscribe & Pick Up Right Here At The Church
Tuesdays 5:30-6.30pm.

The South Sydney Herald Independent Newspaper

Ooooby Food

This month – May

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, May 5, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Children's Activities: Sunday, May 6 & 20, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

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

Bible Study: Thursday, May 10, 7-9pm in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

Art Class: Saturday, May 12 & 26, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, May 13, 12-1pm in the Church.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, May 19 for Elders.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, May 20, 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, May 15, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Worship Planning: Sunday, May 27, 12pm at the Church.


Next 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 in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

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.


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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