Please Note: Some of the Services and Activities have associated web pages. They are listed after the timetable and brief description below.
Leura Weekly Bulletin
The PDF file below contains the Leura Uniting Church bulletin for the 22nd October 2017. Bulletin 22.10.17 If you click on it, it should open in your browser.
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Extracts from the Bulletin appear below.
Pentecost 20 Matthew 22:15-22 22 October, ‘17
Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.
Let them praise your great and awesome name – he is holy.
The King is mighty, he loves justice – you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.
Our God is great and to be worshipped and exalted.
How do we worship and exalt Him?
We may come on a Sunday morning, or some other time and join together in praise, confession, thanksgiving and hearing God’s Word. We have our quiet times of Bible study and prayer. And through them we worship Him and commune with Him.
But we are reminded of the words of Micah 6:8.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
We honour God and worship Him by our lives.
How do we live out our faith? How do we serve our great God? How do we demonstrate our faith to those we meet, and to the stranger we may pass in the street?
Let us worship and exalt our great God.
Attention ALL Leura Uniting Church Members!
Things are changing!!
LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
At the September 24 Congregational Meeting, the Congregation voted in favour of restructuring our Church Leadership Team. This means that our present Church Council will be ‘disbanded’ and on October 29, we will be voting for a new leadership team of 12, who will be Elders, forming the new Church Council. The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected from within the new Church Council, after the Council has been formed. Six areas in leadership and administration have been identified, with two Elders responsible for reporting back to Church Council for their area:
WORSHIP Worship leaders, Worship Group, special & regular Services, Taizé, Thursday Services
PASTORAL CARE Pastoral Elders, Congregation visitation, fellowship activities for congregational community building, cell groups, pastoral friends’ group
WIDER MISSION Junction 142, Learning Support Centre, Open Table, Ritz Nursing Home Services, Evangelism, Bidwill, craft/sewing groups, new projects, development of spirituality at J142
CHILDREN & YOUTH Messy Church, Playtime, SRE, P1, children in church
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION spirituality and development, Bible Studies, Retreats, Christian education workshops, interfaith
FINANCE & PROPERTY Administration, reporting to congregation and others as required, auditing, care and maintenance of property
PLEASE NOTE: Our present Elders, who have previously looked after the pastoral care of the congregation, will be known as Pastoral Elders and will be part of the second identified area of ‘Pastoral Care’. These Pastoral Elders may be also nominated as Elders of the Church Council.
Please keep in mind the six identified areas of leadership and management as you prayerfully consider those from among our members who may best make up our new Church Council. Nomination forms for Elders for our new Church Council of 12 are available from William Emilsen, Stephen White, or the hymn book table. Please return them to William or Stephen. Nominations close before Worship next Sunday, October 15.
Activities of Leura Uniting Church
Morning Worship – 9.30am
Taize Services 3rd Sun. 5pm
Contact Carolyn 0413 993 368 Monday
Playtime – 10am-12noon during school term. Contact: Denise Cameron 47826556Tuesday
Open Table- 11am-1pm in Katoomba Hall. Contact: Andre Hacobian 0414 450 323Wednesday
Primary Learning Support Centre – 3.15pm at Katoomba UC.
Contact: Kay Callow 4757 1423
KUCA Club (K-6) 3.30-5.15pm
during school term.
Contact Lorraine White 4784 2160
Quiet Reflection – 1pm in Church. Contact: Rev Louise Mattay 4782 2931.
Leura Singers – 7.30-9pm. Contact: Jim Tulip 4758 8104
Primary Learning Support Centre 3.15pm – Kat UC Contact Betty Allen 4757 3435Friday
Ritz Nursing Home Service – 10.15am first Friday of month
Priority One – (Yrs7-12) (twice-a-month) Contact: Diana White 0404 040 748SaturdayLeisure Learning – Sew & Chat – 10am-2pm in church hall (2nd Saturday of month). Bev Plaizier 4757 2580/Pat Slinn 4759 2668
Mel’s Pilgrimages: 8 April, 13 May, 9 Sept., 14 Oct., 11 Nov 8am email@example.com
Retreats: 22 April, 15 July, 16 Sept. 18 Nov
Carolyn Craig-Emilsen 0413 993 368
. October, ‘17
Sat 28 West Epping Retreat at LUC
Sun 29 Congregation Meeting to elect new Church Council
Following are links to dedicated pages for some of the Services and Activities
Day Retreats An opportunity for renewal and refreshment of faith.
Open Table a sharing place to assist all members of the Mountains community.
Pilgrimages we seek God, and spiritual refreshment, walking in the bush.
Quiet Reflection a guided meditation and reflection on the readings for the week.
Reflection and Expression Retreats are about creative movement, dance, improvisation and music. They are inspired by being ‘enlivened by the Spirit’.
Taizé Service renewal through common prayer, singing, silence and personal meditation.