Worship Services

Due to COVID19, our Sunday morning Worship Services at the Pearce Centre are suspended. However, below are online Worship resources, which will be updated weekly.

Worship in the time of COVID-19

While South Woden Uniting Church isn’t meeting for Sunday Worship, this page will provide a range of ‘virtual’ Worship Services. Methods and/or mediums for providing them are continually being investigated – we are hoping to be innovative and creative. Our Minister, Rev. Gary Holdsworth, will provide a worship Service each week during this time, usually by both video and written text. In the meantime, our Reflections and Sermons webpage holds a library of reflections and sermons from 2015. Another  resource is the study of Celtic Spirituality that Rev. Chris Lockley from St. James Uniting Church had planned to run from 1 March. COVID-19 had other ideas! Three sessions were held before the study, like Church services and other gatherings, was suspended, but follow up meetings were held over zoom.us. Most of the material is the Celtic Spirituality page at this link: Celtic Spirituality.

Sunday 27 September. Pentecost 17.

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The text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home service 27 September

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A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 27 September 2020

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Faith Formation resources from Illustrated Ministry is at this link: Illustrated Ministry 27 September

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/09/24/psalm-78-27-sep-20/

Sunday 20 September. Pentecost 16.

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The text version of the Worship Service is at this link:Church at Home service 20 September

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A Cuppa With God is at this link:A Cuppa with God 20 September 2020

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Faith Formation resources from Illustrated Ministry is at this link:Illustrated ministry 20 September

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/09/16/psalm-1054-20-sep-20/

Sunday 13 September. Pentecost 15.

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The text version of the Worship Service is at this link:Church at Home service 13 September

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A Cuppa With God is at this link:A Cuppa with God 13 September 2020

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Faith Formation resources from Illustrated Ministry is at this link:Illustrated Ministry 13 September

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/09/09/psalm-114-13-sep-20/

Sunday 6 September Pentecost 14.

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The text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home 6 September 2020

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A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 6 September 2020

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Faith Formation resources from Illustrated Ministry is at this link: Illustrated Ministry 6 September

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/09/02/psalm-149-6-sep-2019/

Sunday 30 August. Pentecost 13.

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The text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home service 30 August

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Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pmFaith Formation resources from Illustrated Ministry is at this link:Illustrated Ministry 30 August

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/08/26/psalm-1053-30-august-2020/

Sunday 23 August. Pentecost 12.

Colour: Green          Below are the resources for Sunday’s Service commencing at 10.30.  It is worth reading the Worship Service Resources as there are some instructions about how the service is conducted. Weekly Worship Resources 23rd August 2020 Again this week we’ll be joining with Rev. Chris Lockley and the St James UC congregation for Sunday’s service. The link to attend is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84730886619. As happened last Sunday, we will be invited to join St James for morning tea and a chat after the service. The SWUC Morning Tea link will also be available, as before, if any of you wish to go there (please let John know at jjjs@iinet.net.au if you plan to do so.)

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/08/19/psalm-124-23-august-2020/

Sunday 16 August. Pentecost 11.

Colour: Green          Below are the resources for Sunday’s Service:

Weekly Worship Resources 16th August 2020

Sermon 203I PSALM 133 LIKE PRECIOUS OIL

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/08/12/psalm-133-16-aug-20/

Sunday 9 August. Pentecost 10.

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SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home service 9 August

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Psalms in the South for this week is at: https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/08/05/psalm-1052-9-aug-20/

Sunday 2 August. Pentecost 9.

Colour: Green. https://youtu.be/_xwJTEcUonc

SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home 2 August 2020

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Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pmFaith Formation resources for 26 July from Illustrated Ministry is at this link: Illustrated Ministry 2 August

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Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/07/29/psalm-17-2-aug-20/

Sunday 26 July. Pentecost 8.

Colour: Green.

SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home service 26 July

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pmA Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 26 July 2020

Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pmFaith Formation resources for 26 July from Illustrated Ministry is at this link: Illustrated Ministry 26 July

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Sunday 19 July. Pentecost 7.

Colour: Green. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHD1l4Wwtv4 SWUC The text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home July 19 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 19 July 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 19 July from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Illustrated Ministry 19 July Screen Shot 2020-06-25 at 10.32.24 am Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/07/15/psalm-139-19-july-2020/

Sunday 12 July. Pentecost 6.

Colour: Green. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcMZNYT9DNo&t=4s SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home 12 July 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 12 July 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 12 July from Illustrated Ministry are at this link:Illustrated Ministry 12 July Screen Shot 2020-06-25 at 10.32.24 am Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/07/08/psalm-119-nun-12-july-2020/

Sunday 5 July. Pentecost 5.

Colour: Green. https://youtu.be/dFV7XWqTcAs SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service is at this link: Church at Home 5 July 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 5 July 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 5 July from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Illustrated ministry 5 July 2020 Screen Shot 2020-06-25 at 10.32.24 am Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/07/01/psalm-45-5-july-20/

Sunday 28 June. Pentecost 4.

Colour: Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV-7vB8rq-Y SWUC The text version of the Worship Service for this week is at: Church at Home 28 June 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 28 June 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 28 June from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Illustrated ministry 28 June Screen Shot 2020-06-25 at 10.32.24 am Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/06/19/400th-psalm-13-28-june-20/

Sunday 21 June. Pentecost 3.

Colour: Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsqPyZfQed4 SWUC The text version of the Worship Service for this week is at: Church at Home June 21 2020 final Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 21 June 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 14 June from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Illustrated ministry 21 June Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pm Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/06/17/psalm-86-21-june-2020/

Sunday 14 June. Pentecost 2.

Colour: Green. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZijD8dMx_o SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service for this week is at: Church at Home service 14 June Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 14 June 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 14 June from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Illustrated Ministry 14 June Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pm Psalms in the South for this week is at  https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/06/09/psalm-116-14-june-20/ and https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/06/14/vive-la-difference/

Sunday 7 June. Trinity Sunday.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX7IMTlRUIY SWUC The text version of the Worship Service, which will be conducted via Zoom for the Congregations of South Woden Uniting Church, Weston Creek Uniting Church and St. James Uniting Church for Sunday 7 June, is at this link: SWUC-WCUC-SJUC Service 2020.06.07 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 7 June 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pmFaith Formation childrens bulletin resources for 7 June from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Illustrated Ministry childrens bulletin 7 June Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pm Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/06/02/psalm-8-7-june-2020/

Sunday 31 May. Pentecost.

Colour: Red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR1iKiFjHTI SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service for this week is at: Church at Home 31 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa with God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 31 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 24 May from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Pentecost Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pm Psalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/05/26/psalm-104-21-oct-18-2/ Brendan has also posted the Crystal Ball for June at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/05/28/crystal-ball-june-2020/  He has requested that SWUC Youth Choir volunteer Psalm singers please contact the webmaster with their song choice.

Sunday 24 May. Easter 7.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52SYUgwH0dQ&t=0s SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service for this week is at: Church at Home 24 May Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pmA Cuppa with God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 24 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pmPsalms in the South for this week, posted on 19 May, is at: Psalm 68, 24 May 2020 and a further post on 22 May at Ps. 68 again; old and bold Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 24 May from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: Easter-Week7

Thursday 21 May. Ascencion Day.

Ascension Day, commemorating Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven. The great fifty days of Easter includes eight Sundays beginning with the Easter Vigil and concluding on the Day of Pentecost on 31May. The season celebrates the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday 17 May. Easter 6.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMSIr4ZB_gA&t=3s SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service for this week is at: Church at Home May 17 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa with God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 17 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pm Brendan has posted Psalms in the South for this Sunday at this link:  Psalm 66, 17 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-05-16 at 2.17.13 pm Faith Formation resources for 17 May from Illustrated Ministry are at this link: easter-week6

Sunday 10 May. Easter 5.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm SWUCThe text version of the Worship Service for this week is at: Church at Home 10 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa with God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 10 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pmPsalms in the South for this week is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/05/05/psalm-31a-10-may-2020/

Brendan has advised that …’if you have Together in Song to hand, review In you I found refuge, TiS 19. Unless you read music it will be just words, but hidden in the mysterious dots is a typically lilting, tuneful and well-arranged song by John Bell.

SWUC members: have this open for our web-service on Sunday.’

Brendan has also provided a reflection on the Psalms, providing an answer to his own question “But what about patience, so necessary in times of social distancing and even isolation? Sure enough, in the sense that the psalms reflect life in all its facets, many call for hopeful endurance.” See his thoughts on Psalms of Patience at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/05/08/psalms-of-patience/

Sunday 3 May. Easter 4.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm  A Cuppa With God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 3 May 2020 SWUCGary’s written Worship Service is at this link: Worship at home with Communion 3 May 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pmBrendan has provided two commentaries on the Psalms. The first is on Psalm 117, a coda to Psalm 116 (last two weeks) at Psalm 117 and the second is on the Psalm for this week: Psalm 23

Sunday 26 April. Easter 3.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.21.13 pmA Cuppa with God is at this link:A Cuppa with God 26 April 2020   SWUCGary has provided a written Worship Service for  this day at this link: Church at Home 26 April 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pm Psalms in the South is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/04/21/psalm-116-26-april-20/

Sunday 19 April. Easter 2.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm  A Cuppa with God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 19 April 2020 SWUCGary has provided a written Worship Service for  this day at this link: Church at Home Sunday Service 19 April 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pm Psalms in the South is at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/04/15/psalm-16-19-april-2020/

Sunday 12 April. Easter Sunday.

Colour: Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 6.02.01 pm SWUCGary has provided a written Worship Service for today at this link: Easter Sunday Worship 2020 IMG_4493

Thank you to Iris, who has again this year prepared the Worship Candle, made from the pieces of wax collected from members, family and friends during our Christmas Day Worship Service.

As we take part in this Worship Service, please add your prayers for Gwenda’s cousin Brian, his wife Barbara and daughter Jessica. Barbara is dying of Amyloidosis (cancer) and the end is very soon. This is our prayer. Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pmBrendan has posted a commentary and offerings on Psalm 114 in Psalms in the South at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/04/11/psalm-114-easter-sunday-2020/

Friday 10 April. Good Friday.

Colour: Red Good Friday is perhaps the most solemn event in our Church calendar, being the day on which Christians of all denominations commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is a reminder of the compassion and sacrifice of Jesus Christ – a tale of hope. John 3:16 – God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pmOur weekly ‘A Cuppa with God’ is at this link: A Cuppa with God 12 April 2020 SWUCGary has provided us with a Worship Service for Good Friday at this link: Good Friday Worship 2020 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pmBrendan has given us two offerings in Psalms in the South:
and https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/04/09/psalm-22-good-friday-by-fmb/ Although our face-to-face contact has been suspended, Joan Pratt, our Worship Leader for Good Friday, has also provided her Worship Service in a format that we can follow individually in our social isolation at this link: WORSHIP ON GOOD FRIDAY – 10 APRIL 2020 Joan, many thanks from all of us.

Sunday 5 April. Lent 6. Palm Sunday

Colour: Purple A Cuppa with God is at this link: A Cuppa with God 5 April 2020 Palm Sunday is a significant event in our Church calendar as we move towards Easter.

Our Lenten Ritual has been disrupted by the enforced (and sensible) recess. A summary of the six weeks of the ritual are at this link: Lent Ritual – Lent 6 – Palm Sunday

    • Some music from youtube has been linked – just click on the highlighted links and it will (should!) play. There are some visuals, but you can ignore those if you wish.
    • Libby has, as is our tradition, woven crosses from palm leaves – and even sanitised them! These were to be used during the Worship Service as part of the ritual, but will instead be distributed in due course or be available in some other form. Again, thank you Libby.
Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pmBrendan has provided insights into the two Psalms for this week, which you can read at https://psalmsinthesouth.net/2020/03/31/psalms-118-and-31-palm-sunday/. If you don’t already do so, we suggest you also ‘follow by email’ his blog, which means you’ll get the weekly updates by email automatically. SWUC Gary’s Worship Service for 5 April is at this link: Worship Sunday April 5 Screen Shot 2020-03-28 at 2.37.04 pm And Session 5 has been added to the Celtic Christianity page at https://southwoden.wordpress.com/celtic-christianity/

Sunday 29 March. Lent 5.

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 5.18.21 pm A Cuppa with God is at this link: A Cuppa with God for 29 March 2020 Our Lenten Ritual for Lent 5 is at this link: Lent 5 Ritual SWUCGary’s Worship Service for 29 March is at this link: Worship Sunday March 29 Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.18.32 pmThe week’s set psalm (130) may be reviewed at Psalmsinthesouth.net Our Worship Service on 29 March was to be led by Rev. Robert Henderson. Robert has very kindly provided his sermon for that day, which you can read on our Reflections and Sermons 2020 webpage.