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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
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Homily
Lent 3, Year A
South Sydney Uniting Church
March 19, 2017

John 4:5-42

‘Just add water’

It's a hot day. Jesus and the disciples have walked a long way. They come to a town called Sychar in a country called Samaria, and there they stop at a (well-known) well. There was probably some shade there. The disciples head off into town to buy some food, and Jesus remains by the well. It's about noon. God be with you ...

Before long a Samaritan woman appears with a water jar, and Jesus asks her for a drink.

Jesus is a stranger in Samaria. He has been told many times that Samaritans are not to be trusted. The woman has probably heard terrible things about Jews like Jesus. Why do you think they would talk to each other? Perhaps they share a common thirst? They both know what it's like to be thirsty?

Water is so important ... We all need water ... What else do we all need? ...


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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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This month – March 2016

Children's Activities: Sunday, March 5 & 19. During worship, activities for children.

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, March 4, 12pm meet at the Church. Lunch. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

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

Art Class: Saturday, March 11 & 25, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, March 12, 1pm (and occasionally at 5pm) in the Church.

Board Games: Saturday, March 18, 1-3pm in the Church Hall. Play games like Scrabble, Monopoly, Boggle etc.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, March 19. 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.


Lent and Holy Week notices


Ash Wednesday Liturgy, including Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday, March 1, 8am and 5.30pm

Lent Event Bible Studies
Sundays during Lent, 12-1pm

Holy Thursday Liturgy of Footwashing (includes readings by Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche Community)
Thursday, April 13, 6pm

Good Friday Liturgy (with friends from Cana Communities)
Friday, April 14, 9 for 9.30am

All welcome.

Artwork: Stanley Spencer, "Rising from Sleep in the Morning (Christ in the Wilderness)”, 1940.