Monthly Archives: April 2021

UCG March 2021 Newsletter

Hello All,

Attached below is the UCG Newsletter telling of some of the items of interest from March. We distributed hard copies during Mary’s Kitchen Tuesday community meal yesterday and Robin was pleased to see his “name in lights.” Coincidently, the “Joe” from Lions Club on page 2 is the father of Robyn one of our Mary’s Kitchen volunteers.

Below is the prayer offered at last evening’s meal. We had a few first time folk, including someone who comes regularly during the day. At the end of dinner, he began wiping chairs and tables and said, “It’s the least I can do.” That warmed my heart and it was lovely to see a few others pitching in to give it that community meal feeling.

Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P:   (08) 8295 1771
E:   [email protected]

Happy Easter 2021

Dear Friends,

Easter blessings to you this day. 

From our first steps into Holy Week with the Quiet Morning at the arboretum, to the community’s engagement with the Holy Week setting in the hall, to Thursday’s worship of word, symbol and song, to the Good Friday Prayer Walk, to this morning’s ecumenical dawn service at the foreshore followed by worship as the St. Andrew’s community, it has been a rich week. We have experienced the life, death and resurrection of Christ in a multi-sensory, multi-layered way. I pray everyone has been touched by some image, word, song or connection.

Attached is the order of worship from the 10:00 am worship and my reflection on Mark 16:1-8.

Thank you to Jennifer for providing green cuttings and flower arrangements for Holy Week and Easter Day. 

Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P:   (08) 8295 1771
E:   [email protected]

Lent Day 39

Today’s reflection comes from our Good Friday Prayer Walk which will begin at 9:30 am. I look forward to seeing some of you there. The image of Jesus crucified between two unnamed others – suffering in-between – sets the tone for our walk and prayers. Jesus did not set himself apart from the pain of humanity, but entered fully into our lives. May we have eyes to see and, in our seeing, deepen our commitment to build a more resilient, sustainable, just and compassionate future.

Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P:   (08) 8295 1771
E:   [email protected]

Lent Day 38

This was the prayer offered during our Tuesday evening community meal for Holy Week. Thank you to all who volunteered for this 5th Tuesday of the month. It was a happy gathering that fed us body and soul.

Peace,

Christine

Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045
P:   (08) 8295 1771
E:   [email protected]