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 26 November 2020

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

 

COVID-19 Restrictions are easing - read KiT Issue 30 for details

Worship in the Church from Sunday 29 November

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

 

Covid restrictions Statewide summary
Last Step
  from 11.59pm 22/11/2020 (PDF download)

 

 OCTOBER Crosslight now available 

Scroll down to CROSSLIGHT links

Image from October Crosslight, p47

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.

  • NEW edition of News First our monthly church newsletter in 1st week of December.

  • Church Office Contact details on Home Page

Everything in Common 

Gifts that fight poverty and build hope

In Our Church Garden, under the Birches - Sept 2020

 

   Worship at Home  2020

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

for   Sunday  29 November 2 Downloads

From Rev Ian Brown

Warragul worship at home & at Church

REFLECTION:
Come  O God, comfort and disturb

 

for   Sunday  22 November

From Rev Ian Brown

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  15 November

From Rev Ian Brown

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  8 November

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  1 November

Warragul worship at home

 

for   Sunday  25 October

Warragul worship at home

 

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

 

Please note:- OCTOBER edition will not be available in its traditional printed magazine format, as was the case in August. COVID-19 restrictions in place at our printing site mean we are unable to print and distribute the hard-copy magazine. We apologise for any disappointment this has caused.  See Editor's full message, page 46.

 1.   October CROSSLIGHT now available

go to CROSSLIGHT page   OR 

 2.   Crosslight October flipbook

go direct to CROSSLIGHT flipbook

On the flipbook page . . .

1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Fullscreen icon at bottom right of screen; word "Fullscreen" will appear, then left click.

  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.

 OCTOBER on-line edition 
 now available
 

 

  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


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/