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  Our Daily Bread  by Robyn Schaefer    


Flat bread, short bread, Indian naan

  Cottage white or multigrain

Pita, crouton, crumpet, cob

  Manna from the realms of God

Pumpernickel, johnny cake,

  Muffins from the stores hot bake,

Focaccia bread, or gluten free

  Damper for the billy tea,

Turkish bread or raisin toast

  Flinders bread from down the coast

Soda bread and Sunny Crust,

  Linseed loaf with fibre plus.

Roti, scone or dinner role,

  Bagels with a donut hole.

High tin white, or matzah flat,

  Salt reduced and low in fat,

Baguette, spud bread, pandoro,

  Black rye bread or sourdough

Woolworths wrap or fresh farmstead

  All these make our daily bread.

Rev Dr Robyn Schaefer composed and presented in her delightful ‘Rap-style’ Our Daily Bread (shown at right) during the service she conducted in Warragul on Sunday 12th August, titled ‘Soul of Our Essence, Bread of Life’.

Listen to Robyn presenting this poetry —
go to the What’s on Sundays page,
12 August 2018 @ approx. 25 minutes into the recording.


  What is the Great Outback BBQ?     



Each year, congregations from all over Australia gather ‘round the grill’ and host a BBQ event  to show support for keeping our Bush Chaplains on the road and resource our Outback Links volunteering program, ensuring practical, pastoral and spiritual care is available to people of the Outback.  Every dollar means we will help overcome the tyranny of distance.

Following on from our church service on Sunday 21 October, we will hold our ‘Great Outback BBQ’ for Frontier Services.  Enjoy a BBQ lunch and contribute your donations to this important fund raising event.


    Church Council News    


Play Group – it was pleasing to hear how the Thursday morning Play Group is continuing to grow in number.  Twenty children are now registered.  Apart from the children learning to share and have fun together, the mothers/carers that come along with them also find it a time of sharing and caring for each other.

Southern Car Park – very generous donations from the Teese family and the Warragul Uniting Church Catering Group have enabled us to go ahead with the sealing of this car park.
At present, this car park has a rather rough crushed rock surface.

Sure Constructions have been contracted to do the work, which will take place during the second week of the next school holidays (1st – 5th October).

Funding for the project is still however short by $2,000.00; donations can be made at the Church Office if you would like to help fund this work.

The blue/purple added to this aerial view, shows extent of planned sealing for the southern section of our church car park.

This car park area accomodates about
40 vehicles.


Diary Dates

Sunday 21st October Frontier Services BBQ following Worship Service.

Sunday 4th November – Farm Relief Soup & Roll Lunch, following Worship Service.

Sunday 25th November – Congregational Meeting which will include election of Elders and Church Councillors.


  Positions Vacant 2019     


VERGER FOR FUNERALS    Bill has indicated that he will not be available after this year to operate the data projector/sound system and put out chairs and tables for funerals.
Remuneration is made for this task and information for what is involved can be obtained from either Bill or the Church Office.

CLEANER    After 10 years of cleaning our Church complex the present cleaner will be retiring at the end of 2018.  This is a paid position and if you, or anyone that you know could be interested in taking on the position, a job description can be obtained from the Church Office.



St Andrew's Kindergarten, 210 Sutton St. Warragul



All women welcome

To enjoy an evening of fellowship with
a very friendly group of women

Wednesday 12 September

Wednesday 10 October

The Railway Hotel at 6pm



Next meeting of Men's Group
7.30pm, Monday 1 October

In the Centre Room of our church



Hurry, Hurry . . . . If you would like to learn more of Aboriginal history, biographies and stories - we have books on loan to our Reconciliation Group which may be borrowed from a ‘plastic tub’ in our church library.

Please record your borrowing details BUT books must be returned by the end of September. 




 About Prayer    


     The minister's five year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon.  One day, she asked him why.
'Well, dear,' he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages.  'I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon. '
'How come He doesn't  answer it? ' she asked.

     During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews.  Richard's mother was horrified.   She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, 'Richard, whatever made you do such a thing? '  

Richard answered slowly, 'I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did! '