Keeping In Touch

Keeping In Touch




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Updated 7 July 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).

Keeping In Touch

Issue 9, 7 July 2020

Keeping In Touch

New Minister in Placement !!

Issue 8, 30 June 2020

Keeping In Touch

Issue 7, 23 June 2020

Keeping In Touch

Issue 6, 16 June 2020

Keeping In Touch

Issue 5, 2 June 2020

Keeping In Touch

Issue 4, 14 May 2020

Keeping In Touch

Issue 3, 20 April 2020

Keeping In Touch

Issue 2, April  2020

Keeping In Touch

Issue 1, March 2020


COVID-19 — Our  church's responses and arrangements:

  • Church Office operating
    BUT NOT for personal visits
    (contact details Home page)

What Sustains Us (PDF download)

A week of devotions by leaders of the UCA
Come One, Come All (Song Ref. by Dr D Palmer)


Hot News & Humour   7 July update 
Introducing Rev Chris Meneilly

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 be produced as necessary (to keep you informed).

  • The production of our monthly church newsletter News First has been suspended.

St Andrews Kindergarten - 2020 Fundraising Pie Drive
Click on links for 
   Cover Letter    &    Order Form

Orders and money must be at the Church Office on the 14th July or at the Kinder by 17th July


   Worship at Home  2020

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

for   Sunday  12 July

Warragul worship at home


for   Sunday  5 July

Warragul worship at home


for   Sunday  28 June

Warragul worship at home


for   Sunday  21 June

Warragul worship at home


for   Sunday  14 June

Warragul worship at home


for   Trinity Sunday  7 June

Warragul worship at home


for   Pentecost Sunday 31 May 

Warragul worship at home


for   Sunday 24 May

Warragul worship at home


for  Easter 6.  17 May

Easter 6.
A Worship for You at Home


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

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


CROSSLIGHT - click for Home page

Due to the government restrictions still in place, this 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).


Ethics Reflection on Covid (PDF download)

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?  By Synod Ethics Committee

Moderator's pastoral letter on Disability Royal Commission (PDF download)  


Prayer in the time of Coronavirus

God of love, God of grace, God of surprises,

We are grateful for the moments of love and community we share.

We know you are with us. We know the promise we have in you.
Yet we live with our hurt in the present and uncertainty in the time ahead,
and wonder what the future holds for us and our communities.

We pour out our hearts and souls to you
… and pray:

for your world, your peoples and all who inhabit the face of the earth;

for those who are grieving for loss of loved ones,
for those who fear for their safety,
for those who feel most isolated and alone;

for those who give of themselves to support others:
health care workers, cleaners, teachers, truck drivers and delivery personnel,
pharmacists, grocery sales assistants, phone counsellors,
personal care assistants, those who prepare meals for emergency food relief

… bring your comfort, hope, strength, and healing love.

We pray for our communities of faith,
that we may be beacons of hopefulness, of promise, of peace with each other,
and of inclusive love for neighbour.
We pray in the hope we know in Jesus,

in whom we see and know the fullness of the grace and love of God.


Denise Liersch, Moderator, Synod of VicTas 14 May 2020


  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.


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


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.

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.

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Mental health information and support for all Victorians 

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


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