Advent/Christmas Services 2021

Advent/Christmas services 2021 We can only wonder… Advent Sunday, 28 November 2021 –   Believe. Advent 2, Sunday 5 December 2021, with Holy Communion – Get ready! (regular 1st Sunday in the month service). Advent 3, Sunday 12 December 2021 – Be thrilled! Advent 4, Sunday 19 December 2021 – Say `Yes`! Christmas Eve, Friday 24…

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Who is this (Jesus)? (Ian Thomas, 20 June 2021)

Sunday 20th June 2021 – Pentecost 4B Reflection on Mark 4:35-41 – Who is this (Jesus)? Ian Thomas Who is this man (Jesus) that even the wind and the sea obey him? (Mark 4:41; Matthew 8:27, Luke 8:25) Who is this Jesus? A not unimportant question. In fact it is recorded 37 times in one…

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Rev. Deacon Margaret Black – 60 years

On 11 April 2021, we celebrated  with Rev. Deacon Margaret Black the 60th anniversary of her commissioning as a deacon in (what is now) the UCA. We welcomed Rev. Duncan Macleod from Presbytery to recognise this significant occasion for Margaret and for the wider Church.

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Prayers of the People, 14 March 2021

Holy God, we give you thanks because you are our Creator, giver of life and of every breath we take. Above all, we give thanks for your steadfast and gracious love for each of us. We thank you for this world in its amazing beauty and complexity. We pray for its peace and the healing…

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Blessing

As we leave this time of stillness and return to our day, may we be delighted by beauty may we be enveloped by tenderness may we be nurtured by love. And may our inner silence bring us peace to be shared. Amen. May it be so. Jose Faustino Altramirano, in Imaging the Word (given by…

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Minister’s Report to AGM February 2021 (Rev Fiona Winn)

Minister`s Report for Armadale AGM – Sunday 21st February 2021 2020 was a year like no other. Despite all the challenges the year brought, it has continued to be a joy to work with and minister alongside you. We continue, in uncertain circumstances, to think seriously about who we are, as a community of faith,…

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Church Council Report for 2020 (for AGM February 2021)

Armadale Uniting Church Church Council Report for 2020 for the Congregational AGM February 21, 2021 This year has been like no other in our recent experience due to the government restrictions associated with the Covid 19 virus. In particular, our worship has had to adapt to a Zoom format from last March so many of…

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Predestination vs Free Will

Notes for AUC ZOOM Discussion 10:00am, Thursday July 30, 2020 Predestination vs Free Will Prepared by Karel Reus Ever since the Protestant Reformation was launched in the early 1500s, and the roughly coincidental invention of the printing press (around 1440), the debate has raged in the church over whether God has planned our lives well…

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