Reminder: Kids Church is on Sunday 31st of March

Photo: Pexen Design

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!

Ordination of Kathryn Stoel-Cosineau as Minister of the Word

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

aSt 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.

Kathryn and Linda at Messy Church in 2017

Baptisms and Confirmations at St Luke’s Sunday 24th March

Join the congregation this Sunday to welcome and pray for Aphra, Eli, Lillian and Abigail as they take the next step of commitment in their journey of faith. This is a very significant time and also a wonderful opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to following the way of Jesus in your own life.

Sunday Morning Worship Rosters

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.

From now on, the role of organising and co-ordinating the volunteers for Sunday morning Worship returns to the St Luke’s Office co-ordinator – Robyn Hodge – commencing with the March roster.  Roles that are usually organised by particular people will continue to be done by those people.
Volunteers can notify Robyn of changes and availability on 52442997 or email info@stlukesuca.org.au.
There may be some hiccups in the first couple of months, but I trust that people will be understanding and gracious as any problems are sorted out.  Thanks to all of you who help the weekly Sunday Morning Worship service to happen!
Pam and Sonya on Morning Tea duty
Robyn Hodge, Office Co-ordinator.

Kid’s Church is back on Sunday the 10th of February

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.

 

 

2019 President’s Survival Day Message

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.

2019 President’s Survival Day Message from Uniting Church in Australia on Vimeo.

 

Resource for parents and congregation – Growing up Together

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
Messy Church is one place we can mark special transitions. Photo credit: Elizabeth Stoel

Download your copy here

or contact Robyn at the church office to have one emailed or printed for you.