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Sunday Worship at MtE – 20 June 2021

The worship service for Sunday 20 June 2021 can be viewed by clicking on the image below.  The order of service can be viewed here.

Other worship services can be found in the list below or at the MtE YouTube channel

MtE Update – June 17 2021

  1. Worship this Sunday June 20 will return to the church, although we’re back to masks on for the duration of the service (and arrival/departure), and so also won’t be serving morning tea again until further notice. Sigh…
  2. The Hotham Mission End of Financial Year Appeal has now been launched. If you can support HM in this way, this is possible via the HM website.
  3. From June 20 the focus texts for Sunday worship will be taken from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. For more details, see this dedicated post. We begin this week with Ephesians 1.1-14.
  4. Hotham Mission in the news!

Old News

  1. Please consider supporting the Friends of Vellore fundraiser to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response in India; UPDATED (June 17) donation details are here.

Advance Dates

  1. Our congregational meeting to consider further our congregation’s future accommodation will be on Sunday July 18, commencing after worship and continuing to mid-afternoon; more details to come!!

Sunday Worship at MtE – 13 June 2021

The worship service for Sunday 13 June 2021 can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

Other worship services can be found in the list below or at the MtE YouTube channel

MtE Update – June 11 2021

  1. Worship this Sunday June 13 will be a pre-recorded service (no gathered congregation). While some congregations will gather, the decision to pre-record was taken to simplify preparation in view of the uncertainty prior to the government announcement of the relaxation of C19 constraints. Check-in for the service from 10am via the MtE website homepage or direct from our YouTube channel from 10am on Sunday. At this stage, worship for June 20 can be expected to be back in the church.
  2. News from the Justice and International Mission Cluster (June 10)
  3. The Hotham Mission End of Financial Year Appeal has now been launched. If you can support HM in this way, this is possible via the HM website.
  4. From June 20 the focus texts for Sunday worship will be taken from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. For more details, see this dedicated post
  5. The most recent Synod eNews (June 10)
  6. This coming Sunday June 13 worship will be led by Robert Gribben and Peter Blackwood; some textual and podcast commentary on the readings are here.

Old News

  1. Please consider supporting the Friends of Vellore fundraiser to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response in India; donation details are here.

Advance Dates

  1. Our congregational meeting to consider further our congregation’s future accommodation has been shifted to Sunday July 18, commencing after worship and continuing to mid-afternoon; more details to come!!

Ephesians – Sermons in 2021

Over the months of June-September (more or less!) we’ll be taking a lead from the Revised Standard Lectionary (RCL) and looking at Paul’s letter to the Ephesians on those Sundays when Craig is preaching, although taking more time than the RCL allots to the letter.

To make the most of the sermon series, you might consider the following:

  • Read the letter. It’s not long, and reading it through a few times over the course of the series will help you in hearing the sermons each week
  • Have a look also at the letter Colossians, which has a lot in common with Ephesians
  • Look at the Bible Project’s short introduction to Ephesians on YouTube (~9mins)
  • Look at Dale Martin’s more extensive overview (considers also the letter to the Colossians ~ 50mins)
  • For those who would like something a little more substantial, Tom Wright’s ‘Prison Letters’ volume in his ‘Paul for Everyone’ series is a good introduction and exposition of the letter at a popular level (the book also includes sections on Colossians, Philippians and Philemon): Koorong, Amazon and Book Depository

Once the series has stared, the sermons to date from Ephesians can be found in the annual listing

Sunday Worship at MtE – 6 June 2021

The worship service for Sunday 6 June 2021 can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

Other worship services can be found in the list below or at the MtE YouTube channel

MtE Update – June 6 2021

  1. Worship this Sunday June 6 will be a live-streamed service without a gathered congregation [that is, we cannot gather as a congregation at the church this week!]. You can access this from the green ‘Live Stream Sunday Service’ image-link at the top of our home page, or direct from our YouTube channel from 10am on Sunday.
  2. For those interested in exploring Taize’s style of worship, Northcote UCA is conducting a monthly service: info.  
  3. An online event which may interest some: Imagining a better world
  4. The following was mentioned in a recent congregational conversation and may be of interest to some members ‘You might have seen the Morrison Government wants to hand $50 million in public money over to gas corporations to frack the Northern Territory. But Traditional Owners have been saying no for over a decade, and have written a letter to Parliament demanding they put an end to fracking once and for all. [There’s a online petition you can contribute to:] http://getup.to/pKrqVhB7ehn9jux
  5. This coming Sunday June 6 our guest preacher is Rob Gallacher; some textual and podcast commentary on the readings are here.

Old News

  1. Please consider supporting the Friends of Vellore fundraiser to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response in India; donation details are here.

Advance Dates

  1. Our congregational meeting to consider further our congregation’s future accommodation has been shifted to Sunday July 18, commencing after worship and continuing to mid-afternoon; more details to come!!

Sunday Worship at MtE – 30 May 2021

The worship service for Sunday 30 May 2021 can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

Other worship services can be found in the list below or at the MtE YouTube channel

MtE Update – May 28 2021

  1. Worship this Sunday May 30 will be a pre-recorded service available from our YouTube channel around 10am. We’ve had some website issues lately so go to the YouTube channel directly if the website is not operating.
  2. The planned ecumenical Service of Christian Unity for this Sunday May 30 is postponed on account of the C-19 restrictions presently in place — to be held sometime soon!
  3. For those interested in exploring Taize’s style of worship, Northcote UCA is conducting a monthly service: info.  
  4. The most recent Synod eNews (May 27)
  5. The most recent Presbytery News is here (May 26)
  6. This coming Sunday May 30 is Trinity Sunday; some textual and podcast commentary on the readings are here.

Old News

  1. Please consider supporting the Friends of Vellore fundraiser to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response in India; donation details are here.

Advance Dates

  1. Our congregational meeting to consider further our congregation’s future accommodation has been shifted to Sunday July 18, commencing after worship and continuing to mid-afternoon; more details to come!!

Sunday Worship at MtE – 23 May 2021

The worship service for Sunday 23 May 2021 can be viewed by clicking on the image below.  The order of service can be viewed here.

Other worship services can be found in the list below or at the MtE YouTube channel

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