“Trinity: The Family and Community of Love” 

LPUC eNews – Sunday 12 June 2022

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

We are also live streaming of our services.  The service can be seen each Sunday morning commencing at 10.15am.  Here is the link to our YouTube channel to access the live streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEm1fJeADpcP6gO1BsBKcg 

Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 

“Trinity: The Family and Community of Love” 

In Jesus’ final conversation with his followers, he said: “All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” (John 16:15) 

The idea of community is at the heart of Christianity. Trinity is the primary symbol of community that holds together by containing diversity within itself. It is a model for human society. 

Even though it is difficult to describe the mystery of a trinitarian God, the experience of God as Trinity should make sense to us. Because this way, we see a picture of God as a family and community of love. The UCA family is one of beauty and diversity. In 1985 we declared ourselves as a multicultural church. We’re not fully there yet but we aspire to be after God’s own heart, a family and community of love.  

If God is like community, then our ‘being’ church needs to be communal and relational. We are called to reflect the God who is communal and relational in essence. Our culturally and linguistically diverse communities is something that we must value. Despite our different languages and diverse cultures, we are one in Christ. To use the image employed by Paul in 1 Corinthians 12, we are the “Body of Christ” – different parts, but one body. The body needs each part to play a role: an ear cannot play the role of the hand, the feet cannot play a role of the eyes. Every part is different yet vital for the proper function and wellbeing of the whole body. We’re called to be a family and community of love.  

Rev. Matagi Vilitama, Presbytery Mission & Leadership Minister 

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We’d love to see you and your family at Messy Church on Sunday 26 June at 909 Forest Road Lugarno. Please register on EventBrite to assist catering or contact MessyChurch@LPUC.org.au for more information. Ourall-age activity-based Messy Church is held 4pm to 6pm on the fourth Sunday of the month, with creative experiences, a short time of worship and a meal together. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of food and materials. 

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Fun Day Out:  ALL ZOO TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT.  How long since you made a visit to the zoo?  On Monday 13th June (public holiday) bring your children or grandchildren and friends and join the church family for a great day out at our spectacular Taronga Zoo.

We will catch the 8.20am train from Riverwood to Circular Quay where we will board a ferry to Taronga Zoo. 

You can only buy entry tickets to the Zoo online due to restricted numbers.  Have you used your Dine & Discover Vouchers?  They must be used by 30th June so here’s your chance!  Type in the voucher number to get a cheaper rate.    

Also, food at the Zoo is pricey so maybe take your own??  Want to know more?  Contact Graham on 0412 985 985.

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Our annual High Tea and Fashion Parade will be held on Saturday 18th June at LPUC, starting at 2pm.  All proceeds will support the Christian Studies teachers at Georges River College, Peakhurst campus.  Entry is just $15 for an entertaining afternoon.

Clothing will be presented by Robyn of Rainbow Fashions and can be purchased on the day or ordered for later delivery.

If you wish to attend, please let Annette know and also if you can help with the catering for the high tea.  (Annette’s mob: 0413244726)      

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Top up your Dad Tank!  All fathers, grandfathers and other men who are in a parenting role are invited to a free evening to get some great tips on how to be the superhero dad your kids need. Presented by John Kirkland of The Fathering Project, this informal evening will bring together men of all ages and backgrounds with the common purpose of being the best “dad” they can be for their kids.  

All welcome – this is a no-cost, no-obligation community event.  When?   Thursday June 16, 2022, at 7pm.  Where? Our Lady of Fatima Parish Centre, cnr Isaac Street and Forest Road, Peakhurst.  What?   Free pizza and drinks followed by an inspiring presentation.  What else?   Join our Men’s Walk and Talk at 5.45 pm in the church carpark for a couple of laps of Gannons Park first!

This is a free evening but you must register your attendance by email to emma.williams75@bigpond.com by Monday June 13 for catering purposes.  Camille Philips, On behalf of the Lending a Hand Team, Our Lady of Fatima, Peakhurst. 0422096257.

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