Monthly Archives: August 2021

August Newsletter

Dear all,

Attached is a St. Andrew’s/UnitingCare Glenelg newsletter for your weekend reading. Hopefully you’ll find it to be a bit of good news and inspiration.

A reminder that tomorrow (Sunday 29 August) Avril will offer her reflections on Ephesians and what she senses the Spirit is saying to the church at this time. Then on Sunday 5 September we will round off the Ephesians series with communion.

In 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]

Event Postponed – Artist in Residence: John Coleman

St Andrew’s is hosting John Coleman as artist in residence in May 2022 to lead a week-long creative community event to celebrate and strengthen the chords between us.

Activities during the week from Sunday 15 to Sunday 22 May 2022 comprise of both paid and unpaid events. As space is limited, we ask you to please book your desired events – both paid as well as free – on EventBrite at https://air_jcoleman.eventbrite.com Bookings open on Friday 13 August.

The flyer below sets out more information about the week.

In 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]

Worship Guide for 8 August 2021

Dear Friends,

I hope everyone is keeping well. The weather in recent days certainly offers us a lift.

Attached is the worship and reflection from this morning. We continue to make our way through the Letter to the Ephesians. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to consider the nature of what it means to be church and to renew our calling as the Body of Christ in this time and place.

Peace to you,

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]

Letter to the Ephesians: 6 August 2021

On Sunday, our attention was drawn to the baptismal pool in Ephesus from the second century. Though the first church building has turned to dust and the second church (Church of Mary) built around the pool lays in ruins, the pool remains as a testimony of what is central to Christian community – our ongoing participation in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Here is wisdom from Rowan Williams:

In 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]

Letter to the Ephesians: 4 August 2021

From Sunday’s reflection on Ephesians 1:1-14:

Paul says that in Jesus, we have come to know the mystery of God’s will, “the plan” as he calls it, “for the fullness of time,” which is “to gather up all things in Christ, things in heaven and on earth.” In the Greek, the word which is translated as “gather” holds within it the image of a head. God’s will is to bring everything together into a harmonious body with Christ as the head. 

Here are some photos from last night’s community meal – a glimpse into what this grand vision looks like on the ground.

For those who missed it, the Worship Guide and Reflection on Ephesians 1.1-14 from Sunday 2 August are available for download or viewing on screen.

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]

Letter to the Ephesians: 3 August 2021

On Sunday 1 August we began a series on the Letter to the Ephesians. I promised to send an occasional email prayer or reflection during these weeks, so today, a verse from a morning hymn. It captures something of the emphasis in Ephesians on our participation in the life of Jesus.

– In 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]