LPUC eNews – Sunday 16 May 2021

In person worship – 10.15am this Sunday.

Everyone needs to register their intent to be present each Sunday with Beryl Bool (home phone 9759 4201, mobile 0405 686 109 or email 

Bible Reading: John 17:4-23  Prayer

In church calendar terms, today is Easter 7, it is also the Sunday after Ascension Day and a week before Pentecost.

Today IL-Woong is away, and I will be preaching in his stead. Following the lectionary we will read from John 17, sometimes called the High Priestly Prayer.

So the message will be about prayer and just a couple of points at that. I still struggle with impromptu prayer myself, so I keep reminding myself of the things we can pray about so we don’t just come to God with a shopping list as if He’s some kind of Genie granting wishes.

I also hope we think about things like who and what is important to pray for.

I’m looking forward to worshipping with you once more.  Alan Findlay.

CofE sacks Apostle Paul after previous ‘anti-Christian’ behaviour uncovered – Damascus Dropbear  

Royal Priests of Eden – The Bible Project

How chaplains have coped with a relentless year of natural disasters – Australian Prayer Network

Acappella “Create In Me”

Church library: We’re continuing to collect donations and any reviews of books/DVDs that you’d like to share. We’ll be introducing some more family resources into the library as we go.

Seeing the Future || Paul || Episode 1 – Speak Life.  Death is the last taboo. The final enemy.  But does Jesus have the answer?  

We asked Australians if they believe in God or the supernatural. Here’s what they said – ABC News

Music and prayer have something profoundly important in common – The Age

Family growth: We’re setting up now for coffee conversations with LPUC members and non-LPUC members. See Naomi if you’d like to schedule a chat or would like to refer one of your family or friends – huge thanks to those who have already offered their time to facilitate the conversation or to contribute their views.

This we pray – The Skit Guys

‘I sing at home by myself and I grow in my faith in Jesus!” – Eternity News  

Consent – A Christian perspective – Wendy Francis (ACL)

When we are old – dignity in aged care – The Spectator

Messy Church: We’ve got our next Messy Church NEXT WEEK on 23 May – if you’re available to help the Messy Church team, please let Jan know.

The Uniting Church should release property to church planters, says new head of Wesley Mission – Eternity News

The great awokening – Stephen Chavura

Our Mission is to
Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.