Newsletter for Sunday 9th July 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 9th July 2017




Sunday 9th July 2017
“Fete and Garage Sale”  –  Saturday, 21st October, 2017
The Fete and Garage Sale will be held on 21st October, this year, so please put this date in your diaries and plan to be involved for a day of fun together and engagement with our Athelstone Community.  The shed is very empty so we are looking for donations of all saleable goods, with the exception of large furniture items.
For further information see Di Curtis, (on behalf of Church Council)
Invitation from Morialta Uniting Church to Rev. Bob Hutchinson’s Induction
Morialta Uniting Church congregation is looking forward to welcoming Rev Bob Hutchinson into Placement in our congregation.  We are delighted to invite members of Athelstone Uniting Church Congregation to join us for Bob’s induction.  This joyous occasion will take place at 4.00 pm on Sunday 30th July and celebratory refreshments will follow the service.  We’d love to have the company of Athelstone folk as we celebrate this new phase of our mission and ministry and hope that some of you will be able to attend.
RSVP: Morialta Church Office, ph 8331 9344 email
Packing Day
Packing Day is an excellent way in which we can serve Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. After 2 successful years of coordinating Packing Day, Ros is ready to hand over the reins to someone else.  We are looking for a small team of volunteers to co-ordinate the event at Athelstone in 2018.  If you are interested in taking on part of this role, please contact Victoria.
First Aid Training
Morialta Uniting Church is looking to update their First Aid Training.  If you want to gain or update your qualification, please let Sharyn know ASAP.
Induction of Rev. Linda Driver – Wednesday 30th August at 7.30pm
Winter BBQ, Saturday, August 5th
Tickets are selling well for this popular event so if you don’t want to miss out get yours today from Friederike for $25!
Under-cover dining will be available if needed.  BYO drinks and nibbles.   Everything else will be provided.
Car pooling essential for parking.  Venue capacity 60.  Proceeds to support the provision of freshwater for Kiribati.
Cans of Food
Cans of Soup, Baked Beans, Casserole type meals, etc. are very welcome to be donated to Uniting Communities who in turn distribute them to those in need.   Please leave any contributions at the back of the church.
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
Notice Board – Please continue to check the notice board for information of neighboring events and news.
Friendship Club – Friday 7th July Christmas in July – lunch – $5 gift.       No Friendship Club during school holidays
Stay & Play Playgroup
Come and join us with your preschoolers and babies on alternate Tuesdays
(even weeks of school term) from 10-00 am to 11-30 am
at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Ave and Kantilla Drive
DATES for Term 3 2017 –1st August, 15th August, 29th August, 12th September, 26th September
We have farewelled Michael for the rest of the year and Joy and Bruce will be away for 1st August and possibly 29th August.   Thankfully, we still have a skeleton team to maintain the high standards our carers and children have come to expect at Stay and Play.  However, numbers continue to rise and we need more helpers to allow the great team we already have, to take time for “R and R”, so please make contact, contribute and be part of this great outreach.
For enquiries please contact either Sharyn in the office or Joy and Bruce Stewart on 83362671 or email
Wirra Words of the Week
“Gardens contain unnatural features (eg lawns, borders, hedges etc)
A wirra contains only the natural.”  Wal Bushman

Einadia nutans (climbing saltbush)

Einadia nutans (climbing saltbush), an enchanting herb with stems capable of lengthy trailing or climbing, is growing vigorously in the wirra.  It represses weed growth and withstands the trampling of little feet!  It also protects the perennial bulbs from soil disturbance and allows the latter to reseed and multiply. It will produce tiny green flowers followed by scarlet fruit/berries. When the wirra  is viewed from the supermarket car park, the Einadia gives a sculptural feel to the wirra with mini hills and valleys that, to me, symbolises and reflects Black Hill and The Sugar Loaves in the distance, and I feel as though I can wander through a miniature landscape when I explore the pathways in the wirra.
Bible Readings
9th July – Genesis 24.34-38, Psalm 45. 10-17 or Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30
16th July – Genesis 25.19-34, Psalm 119:105-112, Romans 8.1-11, Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23
Roster for 16th July 2017

9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Marie Hickman
Steward(s) & Offering Jan & Gus Robin
Notices Sylvia Maywald
Scripture Reader Noel Maywald
Offering Count J Dry/D Brown N Wrede
Tea & Coffee Lynton & Jayne Nicholas
Sound Tara Shirlock
Data Projector Geoff
Building Steward Noel Maywald

What’s on this Week   (10th – 16th July)
Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall),  7.00 pm Rotary (Chapel)
Wednesday        6.30-8.30 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium), 6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Saturday              9.00-11.00 am Gardening Working Bee,  10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service, 6.00 pm Evening Service (Chapel)