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Newsletter for Sunday 17th March 2019

Sunday 17th March 2019                              Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Faith, Hope and Love.  These three things are at the heart of being followers of Jesus.  Come join us as we continue our Lenten series based on the book ‘Being Disciples’ by Rowan Williams. Faith challenges and frames our understandings about…

Newsletter for Sunday 10th March 2019

Sunday 10th March 2019 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week is officially the beginning of Lent. We will continue our series on Being Disciples – with a focus on Forgiveness and Prayer. How do your prayers reflect your life? Through the Lord’s Prayer we’ll reflect on how prayer is grounded in hope, and changes how we live. (I…

Newsletter for Sunday 3rd March 2019

Sunday 3rd March 2019 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week, we will begin our Lenten series on Being Disciples – and Marie Bartsch will be formally welcomed as a member through a Re-Affirmation of Baptism. This will be a special service and I look forward to seeing you there. As we begin this series, I invite you to reflect on…

Newsletter for Sunday 24th February 2019

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 24th February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This week, we will have special guests come and share with us in the service.  You might remember that last year, a…

Newsletter for Sunday 17th February 2019

Sunday 17th February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week our focus is on Resurrection.  Paul preached passionately about the resurrection of the body and how this is Good News of hope.  The following quote is attributed to Martin Luther: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every…

Newsletter for Sunday 10th February 2019

Sunday 10th February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda “Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you…” (1 Cor 15:1 NRSV) These are the opening words of our reading this week. When you read this, what do you think Paul meant by “the Good News”?  Other translations use the…

Newsletter for Sunday 3rd February 2019

Sunday 3rd February 2019   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Greetings!   The summer break is coming to an end, the church office has re-opened and it’s time for our weekly newsletters to re-commence. A huge thanks to Jan who is continuing on as our Editor – we think this is her 12th year in the role!  Jan is a great example of…

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd December 2018

Sunday 23rd December 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter. (Next newsletter will come out in late January for Sunday Feb 3rd.) A Note from Linda Last week we commissioned our Christmas angels and sent them out into the community as messengers of joy. Thank you to everyone who knitted and crocheted and to everyone who participated – 387 have been…

Newsletter for Sunday 16 December 2018

Sunday 16th December 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda This week we will be commissioning our Christmas angels.  As part of our advent series of ‘Angels Among us’ we will be blessing our community with surprise little gifts of joy for people to find in the form of a knitted (or crocheted) angel.  Thank you to everyone who has…

Newsletter for Sunday 9th December 2018

                                                                                                                                       Sunday 9th December 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda On Sunday, we will begin week 2 of the season of Advent.  Our theme for this season is ‘Angels Among Us’. A reminder that in…

Newsletter for Sunday 2nd December 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Happy New Year!  Yes, already!  This week we begin a new year in the church calendar with the season of Advent. Our theme for this season is ‘Angels Among Us’. In this series, when we talk about angels, our understanding is of ‘one who has a message’, ‘an envoy’ or ‘one that…

Newsletter for 25th November 2018

Web: athelstonechurch.org.au Email: office@athelstonechurch.org.au Newsletter: newsletter@athelstonechurch.org.au Phone: 08 8336 9905 Site/Postal: 33 Fox Ave, Athelstone, SA 5076 Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 am-12.30       Minister: Rev Linda Driver: Mobile 0458 500 656 minister@athelstonechurch.org.au                    Available: Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun  …

Newsletter for Sunday 18th November 2018

  Web: athelstonechurch.org.au Email: office@athelstonechurch.org.au Newsletter: newsletter@athelstonechurch.org.au Phone: 08 8336 9905 Site/Postal: 33 Fox Ave, Athelstone, SA 5076 Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 am-12.30 p Minister: Rev Linda Driver: Mobile 0458 500 656 minister@athelstonechurch.org.au                    Available: Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun…

Newsletter for Sunday 11th November 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 11th November 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This Sunday is Remembrance Day, which will commemorate 100 years since fighting seized in World War One. In our morning…

Newsletter for Sunday 4th November 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 4th November 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda I’m back!  Thanks for your prayers – I had a good week off, studying and relaxing! Our focus during November is Extravagant…

Newsletter for Sunday 28th October 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 28th October 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda Linda is on Leave this week. We welcome Rev Andrew Robertson as preacher on Sunday morning. Have you heard of the new U City…

Newsletter for Sunday 21st October 2018

Sunday 21st October 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda The word for the week, as we continue our focus on Prayer, is Silence. In the Taizé daily devotion this week, brother Roger wrote:  “The essence of prayer never changes, it can take on a host of different expressions.  There are people who pray in great silence. …

Newsletter for Sunday 14th October 2018

                                                                                                                                       Sunday 14th October 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This week we will continue our focus on prayer.  We’ll return to the Psalms and wrestle with the topic of how to pray…

Newsletter for 7th October 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter A Note from Linda Hello!! As you may be aware I have been away on study leave over the last 2 weeks. Here is a brief summary of what I did.. Community Outreach Mission Network Retreat: Our network provided a 1-day retreat for ministers, an opportunity to network with each other and to spend some quiet…

Newsletter for Sunday 30th September 2018

                                                                                                                                     Sunday 30th September 2018   Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   Linda is on Study leave, returning Tuesday 2nd October   Sunday 30 September – 6pm Chill Night – a small lowkey gathering for…

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd September 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   Dear AUC family, Thank you for your participation in the same gender marriage survey.  We have appreciated hearing from so many people and have been thankful that all responses shared have been loving, respectful and honouring of the faith you each have in Christ.  We sought your response as…

Newsletter for Sunday 26th August 2018

    Sunday 26 August 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda This Sunday morning we’ll be concluding our Jesus, Bread of Life series.   Jesus’ teaching is getting tough. (John 6:51-69)  The disciples say it’s too tough to swallow!  What do we do when we don’t understand or find Jesus’s words challenging?   Let’s explore it…

Newsletter for Sunday 19th August 2018

    Sunday 19 August 2018 Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter   A Note from Linda A Note from Linda On Wednesday I joined a large group of Ministers at Burnside City Uniting Church for a Minister’s Day. I am so thankful to the Presbytery Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning Team for organizing it. We began with worship and a bible…