MtE Update – August 11 2022

  1. The most recent Synod eNews (August 11)
  2. The most recent news from the UCA Assembly (Aug 10)
  3. Something Craig is speaking at next week, should you be interested!
  4. Our first “Quarterly Conversation” will be held on August 18, 2pm in the Hotham Room of the North Melbourne library, for more information and to register to attend, see here.
  5. This Sunday August 14 we will consider the set reading from Hebrews 11, and some thoughts about funerals. For commentary on the other lectionary readings for this week, see here.
  6. The MtE Events Calendar


  1. Our COVID policy for worship continues to be as follows, to be reviewed again by the church council in September:
  2. Mindful of the health-vulnerability of some members of our congregation and the uncertain state of play with respect to the pandemic, the church council has decided that we will continue to wear masks in worship throughout March, except for those who need to remove them when leading the worship, and for morning tea, or who have an exemption from wearing a mask. Holy Communion continues to be servied in both kinds, the wine via small communion glasses only.

Advance Notice

  1. August 14 – Congregational Meeting following morning tea
  2. August 21 – Rosters and hymn-learning session
  3. [Date to be changed – TBA] – Worship Bible readers workshop
  4. September 11 – workshop for those leading the intercessions in worship

Old News

  1. Got time to volunteer for the Hotham Mission homework club?

Other things of interest

The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry is delighted to invite you to attend a series of four upcoming lectures delivered by Professor Christoph Markschies on the topic ‘How theological is church history? Excursions into the history and present of a discipline.’ Professor Markschies is professor of Ancient Christianity at Humboldt-University in Berlin, president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and president of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities. He also served as president of Humboldt-University between 2006 and 2010. 

The series of four lectures were originally delivered in German for the Joseph Ratzinger Papst Benedikt XVI.-Stiftung at the University of Regensburg in 2017 and we are honoured to be hosting the debut of their English translation. We welcome any and all to attend but registration is kindly requested to assist with planning. Please note that the first lecture will be an evening public lecture followed by a reception and lectures 2-4 will be midday seminar-style lectures, with boxed lunches provided afterwards.

Registration for the lectures can be found here and closes on 14 August.