Journeying with God as we love and serve the community

Worshipping together apart

We are very glad to be sharing worship with the congregation at Springwood, and hearing from old friends, Leigh and Graeme.

Worshipping Together Apart

Sue has enjoyed connecting into other worship services each week, hearing different messages and meeting new people.

Daytime Bible Study meeting on-line

Getting together each week helps us to connect and share our responses to the week's bible passages.

Bible Study on line

Each week we connect to share our responses to the readings. Getting used to being together, apart.


  Worship during COVID 


We have re-opened for worship!

Mudgee: 9.30 am each week%uFEFF

Rylstone: 9.30 am each week 

COVID safety guidelines are being followed:

  • if you feel unwell, please stay home
  • hand cleaner is at each entry
  • we are cleaning before and after each service 
  • for now, no morning tea will follow the service


If you wish to continue worshipping remotely, use this link to fund services online. 

https://nswact.uca.org.au/covid-19-information-for-presbyteries-and-congregations/livestream-options-for-worship-during-covid-19/


We continue to hold weekly Bible study sessions on Zoom 

Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Contact Rev. Greg Smith  (revgregsmith@hotmail.com)

for the link. 

As we meet together, it is a joy to connect, to reflect on the readings for the week and to share our experiences. Everyone is welcome. 

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Mudgee Uniting Church advises that in the next month, groups and activities will re-commence in the hall. 

We  will continue to offer pastoral and spiritual care through a variety of approaches in this unprecedented time.

You can contact us through our Facebook pages or Rev. Greg Smith (0429916191).


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Prayer for others. 

We have a prayer chain - together strengthening our individual prayer - for those who we hear of. If you want to know more, or have a prayer request, please email us here.


May all God's blessings be with you as we continue to discover new ways to worship and connect. 

Jesus is risen.

God is with us. 

 

 




Community Garden 

  


For now, the Garden will be cared for by individual carers, who will water, weed and harvest.

We will let you know when the garden is again open for the usual activity. 

FInd Mudgee Uniting Community Garden on Facebook to see what is happening. 



14 Bible verses about Abundant Life


The Grapevine 

Our Term 2 issue of The Grapevine can be found in the Information tab. 

It features stories, information and some reflections, showing who we are as a congregatoin and offering you come great reading with a cuppa. 
Enjoy!

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Reflection for Now   

 


 A reflection from Greg Smith

 %u2018Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.%u2019  Matthew 11: 28-30  NRSV

Jesus offers us rest. Rest for our total being, Recuperation for our frayed psyche. He offers us a place where we can lay down our burdens, satisfy the deepest longings of the human spirit.

To those who have tried to taste every distraction this world offers, yet remain empty, speaking their plaintive complaint %u201Cthere must be more to life than this,%u201D Jesus of Nazareth says. %u201CYes there is. Come unto me and sample it.%u201D

Jesus does not invite us to take up a new religion, nor to burden ourselves with more arduous ethical duties.  He asks us to return the true roots of selfhood... to return and find ourselves totally at home.

For more, scroll to the bottom of the page...

Trinity Sunday.




Our Weekly activities are currently suspended due to COVID-19. 
We encourage you to continue to connect with others
by phone
by email
by letter 
through prayer 



  






About our Community



A Reflection on Trinity Sunday

adapted from  https://oblates.ie/gospel-reflection-for-trinity-sunday/

and with thanks to Rev. Greg Smith. 

As Trinity Sunday approaches preachers, both lay and clergy, pay close attention to the roster in the hope they are not the one to have to try to explain this mystery.

No matter how hard we try, we will never fully understand this deep mystery. And although we can%u2019t even begin to get hold of or grasp the fullness of the Trinity, our faith helps us in some small way to experience its power and presence in our lives. The Trinity is part of our Christian faith and tradition. It cannot be fully understood with the head, but it is a reality that we are called to experience and believe in through our prayer and our heart.

When we use the word %u2018mystery%u2019 to talk about the Trinity, we are not talking about a puzzle or a riddle that is to be solved. The Trinity is a mystery that is so deep and meaningful that its riches can never be exhausted. The Trinity is the unique relationship of creative love that exists between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through the gift and grace of our baptism we are personally invited to be part of this dynamic and life-giving union. As Romans 5:5  tells us, %u201C%u2026. the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which we have received.%u201D

In moments of prayer and Christian living, we experience the love of the Trinity and we are transformed. This is a free gift that always comes from God. It is made real and visible through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit we are encouraged and strengthened to live our lives as followers of Jesus.

We are made in the image and likeness of a triune God who is not remote or distant, but God who became flesh and now lives amongst us. We are created in the image of God the loving Abba who creates us, of Jesus the Son who saves us and the Holy Spirit who continues to strengthen us. As we celebrate this wonderful feast, I pray that each of us will continue to be blest in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

As Trinity Sunday approaches preachers, both lay and clergy, pay close attention to the roster in the hope they are not the one to have to try to explain this mystery.

No matter how hard we try, we will never fully understand this deep mystery. And although we can%u2019t even begin to get hold of or grasp the fullness of the Trinity, our faith helps us in some small way to experience its power and presence in our lives. The Trinity is part of our Christian faith and tradition. It cannot be fully understood with the head, but it is a reality that we are called to experience and believe in through our prayer and our heart.

When we use the word %u2018mystery%u2019 to talk about the Trinity, we are not talking about a puzzle or a riddle that is to be solved. The Trinity is a mystery that is so deep and meaningful that its riches can never be exhausted. The Trinity is the unique relationship of creative love that exists between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through the gift and grace of our baptism we are personally invited to be part of this dynamic and life-giving union. As Romans 5:5  tells us, %u201C%u2026. the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which we have received.%u201D

In moments of prayer and Christian living, we experience the love of the Trinity and we are transformed. This is a free gift that always comes from God. It is made real and visible through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit we are encouraged and strengthened to live our lives as followers of Jesus.

We are made in the image and likeness of a triune God who is not remote or distant, but God who became flesh and now lives amongst us. We are created in the image of God the loving Abba who creates us, of Jesus the Son who saves us and the Holy Spirit who continues to strengthen us. As we celebrate this wonderful feast, I pray that each of us will continue to be blest in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.




Words of Wisdom

“Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me. ”

Carlos Fuentes

“Everything in life has its own time. There is time to celebrate and there is time to mourn. This is the time for reflection and transformation. Let us look within and change into what we ought to be.”

Aaron Saul

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ”

C.S. Lewis

“Whoever wishes to be my follower must deny his very self, take up his cross each day, and follow in my steps.”

Luke 9: 23