A reminder from Judy and Judy that next week is Kid’s Church@Sunday morning worship. There is no Kid’s Church in April due to school holidays, but there will be plenty of kid-friendly activities at our Palm Sunday, Tenebrae and Easter Sunday worship!
St Luke’s is excited to celebrate the Ordination of Ms Kathryn Stoel-Cousineau as Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church on
Sunday 24 March 2019 at 2:00pm
at St Lukes Uniting Church – 174 Barrabool Road, Highton 3216.
Kathryn and her family have been members of St Luke’s congregation for the past 6 years, and we are grateful for all the gifts of ministry and care that they have shared with us.
We wish them every blessing as Kathryn takes up her first Ministry Placement with Leopold Uniting Church.
Here’s the latest news sheet:
St Luke’s has been blessed by the work that Pam Seller and Ian Pooley have done over the past several years in ensuring that our Sunday Morning Worship is well supported by the volunteers from the congregation.
Families with primary aged children are warmly invited to come to Kid’s Church at our Sunday morning worship service.
Our two Judy’s are ready to help our primary school aged kids to put on their “Jesus” glasses and explore what the world looks like through a lens of compassion, grace, justice, forgiveness and peacemaking.
Sunday 10th of February, 9:30am, St Luke’s Uniting Church, 174 Barrabool Rd. Highton.
Uniting Church President Dr Deidre Palmer has recorded a Survival Day video message with young Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Congress leader Sean Weetra on Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia.
The observance of a Day of Mourning was endorsed by the Fifteenth Assembly at the request of our sisters and brothers in the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC). In the spirit of our Covenant relationship with the UAICC, we have declared the Sunday before Australia Day as a Day of Mourning.
Remembering our history is an important part of our journey toward reconciliation as First and Second Peoples. The service reminds us of the dispossession and violence against First Peoples, and laments that as a Church and as Second Peoples we were and remain complicit. We acknowledged this in our Church when we apologised to the Stolen Generations in 1997. We acknowledged this by revising the Preamble to our Constitution, which was approved by the Ninth Assembly in 2009. We acknowledged this in affirming First Peoples as the sovereign peoples of this land. Our declaration of a Day of Mourning allows us to stand together in remembering the truth of our history, and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples, their families and the next generations.
Growing up together – Intergenerational rituals to mark rites of passage in the lives of children and young people
Growing Up Together is a FREE intergenerational resource is for multi-age households, small groups and communities of faith committed to growing up together in worship, witness and service. Growing Up Together comprises an overview of the place of rites and rituals in the lives of young people and their communities plus liturgical resources for marking these significant occasions. Growing Up Together contains resources for recognising and celebrating, in an intergenerational way,
- A new sibling
- Starting school
- The first job
- Transition from adolescence to young adulthood
- Leaving home
Download your copy here
or contact Robyn at the church office to have one emailed or printed for you.
Advent has begun! This week our worship focuses on the Hope we have in Jesus as we light the first candle in our Christmas Wreath.
A reminder that after this Sunday’s service, the Pastoral Connections Team are hosting a delicious morning tea.