Newsletter for Sunday 21st October 2018

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.  Others may need words.  Saint Theresa of Avila wrote, ‘When I speak to the Lord, often I do not know what I am saying.’  Others find heaven’s joy on earth, a fulfillment, in prayer together with other people.”  Join us as we consider why silence is an important part of prayer.

The next Spirited Sunday is on this week (Sunday, 21st October) at The Rezz.  Arrive and order food around 6.30 with guest speaker from around 7pm. The speaker will be Matthew Barker.  Matthew will be telling short stories and playing music on his Ukulele, all inspired by the clients he works with in aged care. You’ll find it funny, sad, poignant and challenging! Come along and bring a friend.

Next Sunday morning our guest preacher will be Rev Andrew Robertson.

Please note that I am taking a week of Annual Leave this week, starting Monday. I’ll be back on Tuesday the 30th (October).

Blessings, Linda


Spirited Sunday at the Rezz  –  Tonight! (21ST)


Office News

Please notify the office of any changes to your contact details in our printed Directory, we would like to have an up to date version available at the Congregation AGM on November 25th.  Sharyn


It’s October!

It is time to bring your completed shoeboxes back.

The cut-off date is October 28th.  Please have them back by then.

Thank you to all who donated some money.  We have enough to cover our boxes and we are also able to help another group with some of their postage.

What a tremendous effort!                                               Blessings to you all, Friederike


Stay and Play Playgroup

DATES for 2018  –  Term 4

23rd October,  6th November,  20th November,  4th December

We start the term with a FULL HOUSE plus a waiting list.  We continue to have inquiries from new families and would appreciate more adult helpers on the already active team.  Every contribution, however small or large, is appreciated, so if you would like to join us in this outreach to our local community, please make contact.  All offers are welcome.

Bruce and Joy Stewart – Phone: 83362671 or Email:


Spring Fair – 3rd November – 8am – 1pm

The Spring Fair is looming very quickly.  Only a fortnight away and please spread the word to all your friends and neighbours.  Please see me today (Di) for some flyers to distribute!

Cake Stall

Donations of cakes, biscuits, and ready-made meals, also gluten-free items would be much appreciated.  Please list all ingredients on goods with attractive packaging.  Thank you – Ann Brown

Devonshire Tea

Freshly baked Scones, and donations of jam, cream & milk would be appreciated.  Please see Robyn Stevenson & Janet Armstrong

Open Mike

New name for the busking this year and please see Grant Burton if you would like to participate in the outdoor entertainment.

Clothes stall

Donations of good quality clothes, hats, and accessories are required and Coralie Summers would be happy to receive these by Thursday night, 1st November ready to display in church.

Children’s Wirra Garden Programme

Bruce and Joy would love to have a few extra volunteers to assist them in the Wirra Programme on the day.

Plant Stall

Donations of plants and garden items are required.  Names of plants and prices attached would be appreciated.  Please see Lyndon Rowe & Brian Ball

Set up and pack up arrangements are listed below.

Thursday, 1st November – 7.00 pm            Set up trestles, clothes racks etc and empty the shed into top hall
and church – boxes on tables

Friday, 2nd November – 7.00 pm                 Empty all the boxes and price if required

Saturday 3rd November – 6.30 am             Set up stalls – gazebos, tables, sound equipment and goods

Saturday 3rd November – 1.00 pm             Pack up – all hands on deck

For all enquiries regarding The Spring Fair – please see Di Curtis (0419-862-606)



This will continue meeting at the Athelstone Coffee Shop every second and fourth Thursday at 3.00pm from Thursday 25th October.  Please think about a neighbour or friend who you would like to invite.


A superb concert of Christmas Music

This is by the superb Metropolitan Male Choir of SA (featuring 3 of our congregation!) – In a superb venue.

Saturday December 8, 7.30pm, Elder Hall.  Tickets available from Lynton @ $25 during October,  Ph 0438 565 021



Electronic Giving

Forms are available or speak to Treasurer Glen Luestner for more information.

Pastoral care

 Please contact a member of our Pastoral Care Oversight Team for assistance:

Rev Linda Driver 0458 500 656                   Bob Stevenson 0400 641 242

Brenton Summers 0400 632 829               Ann Brown 0413 581 554


Dementia Friends, Memory and Ageing Information Session

You are invited to a session on

Friday, 2nd November 10.30 am to 12.00 pm at Hope Valley Church, 1263 Grand Junction Road, Hope Valley.

No Cost (this program is funded by the Australian Government) RSVP by 29th October – 8396 0788.

Prayer Requests

Can we support you in prayer? Here’s how:

Prayer Chain

send an email to, or call Brenton Summers, who will pass your prayer request on to a group of people who faithfully pray in response to Prayer Chain emails.

Confidential Prayers – if the issue is more personal you are invited to contact Linda for individual prayer
or one the members of the Pastoral Care Oversight team (Brenton Summers, Ann Brown, Bob Stevenson and Linda). All prayer requests going to the team will be kept strictly confidential within this team.

Prayers for Others (Sunday Worship) – Linda provides our Worship Leaders with prayer points as appropriate. Prayer points are also sourced from the Prayer Chain. If you have something you would like to be included in Prayers for Others, please contact Linda.  “We are all called to pray for one another, and so we are all encouraged to offer to pray for, or with others, especially if they share a concern with you.” (James 5:13-16

Wider Church News

Please use the link to UC e-news at

Newsletter contributions

Please email by 5pm Wed.


Lectionary readings

21st October – Job 38:1-7;  Psalm 104:1-9,24,35c;  Hebrews 5:1-10,  Mark 10:35-45

28th October – Job 42:1-6,10-17;  Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22);  Hebrews 7:23-28;  Mark 10:46-52



  21st October 28th October
Preacher Linda Andrew Robertson
Worship Leader Jeff  D Meg
Singers Jeanine/ Robyn/Bob Dave/Sylvia/Nola
Keyboard Shelley Gerald
Guitar Chris/Dave Scott/Chris
Data Projector Samantha Dave
Flowers Ruth Henderson Raelene
Door Stewards & Offering Sheralyn & Pat Winsome & Brian
Notices Brenton Brenton
Scripture Reader David W Ann Tubb
Offering Count Gus & David W Glen/Sam G
Tea & Coffee Sylvia & Noel Jan & Gus
Sound Noel Tara
Building Steward Noel Maywald Richard Read


What’s on this Week   (22nd – 27th October)

Monday 4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics College Auditorium
Tuesday 9.30-10.30 am Pilates Top Hall
  10.00-11.30 am Stay & Play Lwr Hall & Decking
  10.00-11.00am U3A Yoga Auditorium
  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat  (Stretch & Balance) Top Hall
Wednesday 6.00-8.00 pm Waratah Calisthenics College Auditorium
  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Circuit) Top Hall
Thursday 3.00 pm Threads Indigo Coffee Shop
  5.30-6.30 pm Reach your Feat  (Stretch & Balance) Top Hall
Friday 10.00-2.00noon Friendship Club  –  B u g s Auditorium
Saturday 10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics College Auditorium
  9.30-10.30 am Pilates Top Hall
  10.30-11.30 am Pilates Top Hall
Sunday 9.30 am Worship Service Auditorium
  6.00 pm Prayer Walk Chapel