Keeping In Touch

Keeping In Touch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Way to Worship at Home

Set aside a place to pray

• It could be at your kitchen bench or table, or in your favourite chair: or even in ‘the good room’!

Set up a surface for your Bible, a bowl and candle

• You might also find that a few flowers from the garden in a small vase or dish, a cross (even if it’s on a necklace) or other symbol like a stone, rock, branch, etc might be helpful.

• Less is best, but then… you might find it fun to explore.

(for me, I would also have my CD player with an Amy Grant song to sing along with!! You might have a favourite recording of a “Hymn of Praise” – or you might tune into ABC-TV to join in Hymns of Praise as normal after worship!)

• Keep a small journal and pen nearby to note the prayers and people that come to mind as you pray and read your Bible.

Set aside a TIME to pray and dwell with God

• On a Sunday, it would be good to keep in routine:

Pray at the time your community would normally meet.

• During the week, you might find time with your morning cup of tea, or afternoon rest.

BUT, choose a time, and stick to it as best you can!

Then, START!

Rev Jennie Gordon
Presbytery Resource Minister-Pastoral Care

Updated 4 August 2020

Find on this page 'Keeping In Touch' news-letters,
Worship resources, links and other information you may find helpful

This page will be produced while we are unable to gather together due to COVID-19.

Click on links below to download Keeping In Touch
news-letters, in PDF (Portable Document Format).

 

Scroll down to CROSSLIGHT Link  (Image from p55)

For our people without internet access, printed 'hard copies' of Keeping In Touch news-letter will be made available.  For the time being:-

  • Keeping in Touch news-letters will keep you informed and up-to-date.

  • Our monthly church newsletter News First has been suspended.

Church Office Contact details on Home Page

 

Our Church DOOR SIGN

External Links

Reflections by Uniting Church Leaders 
  WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IN RESPONSE TO COVID19
(PDF posted 24-7-20)

Ethics Reflection on Covid (PDF download)  By Synod Ethics Committee

When the lockdown is lifted, will we return to what we knew, or will a ‘new normal’ emerge, one that embraces the poor, lonely, marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable?

 

   Worship at Home  2020

Click on the links below to download
Warragul worship at home,
in PDF (Portable Document Format).

for   Sunday 9 August 

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday 2 August 

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  26 July

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  19 July

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  12 July

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  5 July

Warragul worship at home

 

 

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Click here to download The Lectionary  Bible Readings for seasons of the Christian Year

 

CROSSLIGHT - Link for Home page

Due to government restrictions, this June edition is published as an online flip-book or as a PDF (see JUNE EDITION below) which can be downloaded and printed out.

There will not be a hardcopy magazine of the June edition.

<< Look for this cover image (on right of Home page).

1. Hover your mouse over the image to find the Fullscreen icon and then left click. (Icon may be centre or bottom of image).

  Crosslight - Fullscreen icon

2. There is a Zoom in/out slider (bottom right of screen) - you can make print larger and easy to read.

3. Click arrow/s (mid-way down page edge) to 'turn' page

4. Hit your ESC key to return to Crosslight Home page.

 JUNE edition now available 

  Click JUNE EDITION for info. including how to download as a PDF (which may be printed).

 

  Some Useful Website Links / Phone Numbers  

This Australian Government site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

https://www.australia.gov.au/

 

Victoria State Government - Health and Human Services
(This link may also be found on Australia Gov. site above) 

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Masks for Aussies  I protect you and you protect me  #masks4all

 


Coping with feelings of anxiety?  It is normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed during a time like this. It’s important to remind yourself that this is a normal reaction and it will pass.

There are plenty of ways to support other people, or be supported if you are feeling anxious or uncertain.

Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
A crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
www.lifeline.org.au

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
www.kidshelpline.com.au

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Mental health information and support for all Victorians
www.beyondblue.org.au 

Eheadspace 1800 650 893
Online and telephone support and counselling for 12 - 25 year olds, their families and friends.

https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

 

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