At Home Worship: Share Sunday

Greetings to you all in the name of Christ!

Today is a special day; Share Sunday.

Share Sunday is an opportunity for the whole of the Uniting Church to celebrate the incredible community services being undertaken by our agencies, parish missions, presbyteries and congregations. It is also an invitation to continue to explore how we can partner together as we respond to Christ’s calling to serve humanity seeking to create an inclusive, connected and just world.

Worship resources and suggestions this morning have been (largely) supplied by Uniting in the hopes that we will join with other churches around the country in focussing our attention on a very important cause, that of youth homelessness.

The liturgy framework is here: Share Sunday At Home Worship , and here is the text of the reflection: Reflection Share Sunday

Here is the first song, Sing Out Earth and Skies,

Here is the Early Word (with apologies for bad editing) – you might like to have pens or pencils and paper for this one, we’re going to draw.

Here is the Reflection, written by our friends at Uniting,

Here are the two recorded stories recommended in the reflection:

Janet’s story

Jordan’s story

Here is the second song, I the Lord of Sea and Sky,

Here is the last song, a lovely version of Be Thou My Vision,

And here is the page where you can make a donation to the Share Appeal.

Also here is a sheet with some more facts about youth homelessness if you want to know more about this really awful issue affecting so many: Additional info Share Sunday

May your worship bring you closer to one another, to the God who calls you home and to those for whom we pray today.


At Home Worship 23rd August: creativity and ideas that can change the world

Greetings everyone!

I hope you’ve had a good few days despite the large patches of grey and rainy weather.
Here is all you need for home worship this Sunday.
Don’t forget that there is a Zoom worship on Sunday morning at 10. If you’d like a job (ie, a prayer or some such to offer or read) let me know.
Here is the link for the service:
Also: there is a way you can phone in to the meeting, so get in touch if you’d like to know how, or if there is someone you think would be interested in doing that, tell them to give me a call.
Ok. The liturgy framework is here:
and the text of the reflection is here:
Here is the first song, God who stretched the spangled heavens: it’s simply a piano version but the words are in the video also and it’s pretty easy to follow along.
Here is the second song, When I needed a neighbour were you there,
And here is an optional extra sung blessing that you might like to listen to and be uplifted from as you finish up. It’s quite long so it might not be your thing, but it’s also quite lovely.
Worship in spirit, truth and creativity friends.


At Home Worship 16th August- Jesus causes a bit of a scandal

Hello Friends!

I hope you’re ready for a mildly outrageous passage of scripture!
This week we look at Jesus’ interaction with the Canaanite woman, and what that says to us about Him, and the Kingdom of God.
Here is the liturgy framework: Home Worship 16th August
In place of a reflection this week you’ve got a (fun, conversational and accessible) chat with Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker, head of NT studies at my old college. She’s great, and hopefully this conversation will open up some interesting topics and thinking for you all.
Here is the first song: Gather Us In 
Here is the Early Word (content warning, it’s about poop).
Here is a recorded Kyrie, which you can use if you want in the Prayers for Others.
Worship well friends, and look out for details about a Zoom worship for Sunday the 23rd.
God’s blessings be upon you all,

Two things!

Good morning everyone!

I am here with a (very late) reminder about Ordinary Time today, which is simply a time to carry on with life in the company of others. Bring your device along as you walk, garden, cook, read, do a crossword etc.
Here is the link to click on:Join Zoom Meeting
And for those of us in Buninyong: Mark Schnerring from the Anglican church has put together another letter for the people of the town reminding them we’re here and that we care about them. He needs some help delivering, so if you or anyone you know could volunteer to do that, let me know ASAP. Bearing in mind of course that if you feel unsafe wandering around at the moment, that is completely fine.
Thank you all, I’ll talk to you more tomorrow!


At Home Worship 9th August- why was Jesus walking on the water?

Hello dear ones,

Here are some things you can use to worship at home tomorrow morning (or indeed whenever you like):
The liturgy framework is here, Home Worship August 9th and the reflection text is here Reflection 9th.
Here is the first song, Christ Be My Leader At Night As By Day,
Here is the (utterly marvellous) early word video,
and here is the final song, Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult.
Special thanks this week to the Pearce family for their very artful contribution!!
Worship well friends, remember you are not alone, and I’ll talk to you soon.