Category Archives: Notices

Exploring Wisdom

Yesterday (Sunday 26 September 2021) we began our exploration of wisdom – that different way of being, knowing and living. May the Spirit continue to reorient and realign our hearts and minds in these weeks. 

Below is a famous quote from the poet Rilke from the collection Letters to a Young Poet. As we long for answers and surety amidst the great uncertainty of our times, may Rilke’s words encourage a disposition of openness, curiosity and comfort with the pilgrimage of the Christian life.

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]

Fund-raising High Tea on Wednesday 20 Oct 2021

The volunteer crew at UnitingCare Glenelg is putting on a High Tea to raise funds for St Andrew’s community programs.

To be held in the Church Hall on Wednesday 20 October, guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne before a high tea spread of savoury and sweet items featuring seasonal local produce. In between courses, guests will be treated to musical entertainment and a fashion show.

Tickets are strictly limited on a first come, first served basis. To book, please call or text Lyn on 0412 704 367. Cash sales only, thank you.

Note also that the event will be subject to prevailing SA Health COVID-19 restrictions. If required, the event will be rescheduled.

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]

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]