Reflections and Sermons 2017

We’re now in to 2017, and our new Minister led his first service with us on 26 February.  We will continue to post the Reflections of our Minister, our own worship leaders and, where available, visiting preachers, this year. Our Minister is shared with Weston Creek Uniting Church: the sermons he delivers to that congregation on alternate weeks will also be published on this site.

They are presented mostly in the form in which they were presented (that is, orally) rather in in essay form. Sources (and quotes) are cited or acknowledged in the Order of Service and during presentation: they may not necessarily be fully acknowledged in the version below.

Continue to enjoy the diversity of views.

15 January 2017. Arto Avakian. Epiphany 2. What are you looking for? what-are-you-looking-for

12 February 2017. Rev. Geoff Bridge. A Nostalgia Trip.  geoff-bridge-sermon-12-feb-17-south-woden

19 February 2017. Evelyn Austin-Flannery. Be perfect therefore as your Heavenly Father is perfect. be-perfect-therefore-as-your-heavenly-father-is-perfect

5 March 2017. Gwenda Bramley. Rethinking Eve. rethinking-eve

5 March 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. (Delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). That good old ‘if’ clause. That good old ‘if’ clause

12 March 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. (Delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). The Age to come. The Age to come.

19 March 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. (Delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Living Water. Living Water

26 March 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. (Delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). How do we see? How do we see_

2 April 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. (Delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church) Raised to Life. Raised to life

2 April 2017. Andrew Steele. The life God brings to this World.. The life God brings to this world.

9 April 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. (Delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). The Parade. The Parade

14 April 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. Good Friday Service. Good Friday Worship 2017

16 April 2017. Joan Pratt. Where do you see Evidence of New Life and Rebirth? Where do you see evidence of new life and rebirth_

(The Ballad of the Judas Tree referred to in this Reflection is at this link: The Ballad of the Judas Tree by Ruth Etchells

16 April 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (Delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church) New LifeNew Life- John 20

23 April 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (Delivered at South Woden Uniting Church) Unless I see. Unless I see -John 20

30 April 2017. John Schmidt. Redemption. Redemption

Len Baglow,  a member of South Woden,  has written an article for A Progressive Christian Voice, Australia, titled ‘The Kingdom of God: Why Progressive Christians think it is important.‘ The article can be read at http://www.progressivechristians.org.au/uncategorized/the-kingdom-of-god-why-progressive-christians-think-it-is-important/

7 May 2017. Roger Mauldon. Resurrection Community. Resurrection Community

7 May 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (Delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Voices. Voices John 10 1 to 10

14 May 2017.Rev. Gary Holdsworth (Delivered at South Woden Uniting Church).The WAY. The WAY

21 May 2017.Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church).If you love me.  If you love me

21 May 2017.Len Baglow.Adventure.  Adventure

28 May 2017.Rev. Gary Holdsworth.Oneness with God. Oneness with God

4 June 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Language of God. The language of God

11 June 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth. Go in to all the world (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). Go in to all the world

18 June 2017. David Cran. Hospitality to strangers. Hospitality to strangers

18 June 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth(delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Disciple or apostle. Disciple or apostle

25 June 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (Delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). A sword not peace. A sword not peace

2 July 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth(delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Your Welcome. Your Welcome

9 July 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds. Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds

16 July 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). The seed and the soil. The seed and the soil

23 July 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church).  The WheatThe wheat

30 July 2017. Arto Avakian. Parables of the Kingdom. Parables of the Kingdom

6 August 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). You feed themYou feed them

6 August 2017. John Schmidt. Jesus the Miracle Worker. Jesus the Miracle Worker

13 August 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). Who wants top walk on water.   Who wants to walk on water

20 August 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Who are the dogs of todayWho are the dogs of today

20 August 2017. Len Baglow. Maintain Justice. Maintain Justice

27 August 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). Who do you say I am.   Who do you say I am

3 September 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Take up your cross. Take up your cross

3 September 2017. Joan Pratt. Take up your cross and follow me. Take up your cross and follow me

10 September 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). Owe no debt but love.  Owe no debt but love

17 September 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Forgiveness. Forgiveness

24 September 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). You have made them equal to us.  You have made them equal to us

1 October 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at Weston Creek Uniting Church). Saying yes to God.  Saying yes to God

8 October 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church). Tenants of the vineyard.  Tenants of the vineyard

15 October 2017. Carolyn Curnow. Reflections on the 40th Uniting Church Anniversary. Reflections on the 40th Uniting Church Anniversary

22 October 2017. Rev. Gary Holdsworth (delivered at South Woden Uniting Church).You became imitators of us. You became imitators of us

29 October 2017. David Cran. O prosper the work of our hands!  O prosper the work of our hands!

3 December 2017. John Schmidt. Why are you here? What are you looking for? Why are you here? What are you looking for?

17 December 2017. Gwenda Bramley and Trish Cran. Readings and Carols – Joy. 2017 A Service of Lessons and Carols OoS