MtE Update – October 12 2017

The latest MtE News

  1. The most recent Synod eNews (Oct 5) is here.
  2. The lectionary for the coming liturgical year (Dec 2017+) is now available here. Let Craig know if you would like a hard copy printed (on A3; this link will print on A4, but will be quite small script!)
  3. Following worship on Sunday October 22 we’ll have another of our new hymn-learning sessions.
  4. Our Elder’s lists have recently been reviewed and re-jigged by the Church Council; members’ designated elder should be in touch with you soon to let you know who is whose; if you don’t hear soon, please speak to Craig!
  5. Uniting Church in Australia: ‘A People of God on the Way’
    • Public forum: Sunday 15 October, from 3:00pm at the CTM Parkville, includes shared afternoon tea beforehand.
    • Dr Deidre Palmer, President-Elect of the national Assembly, will explore the current and future shape of the Uniting Church.
    • Rev Dr Geoff Thompson, established theologian of the Uniting Church, will address the Basis of Union as our continuing theological compass.
    • Join these two national leaders for an afternoon forum to explore where the Uniting Church is heading, and how will we find our way together.
    • FREE forum but please RSVP online for catering purposes:


  6. For those interested in some background commentary to the readings for this Sunday October 15, see the links here. We are presently hearing the Series II OT readings on Sunday.

Old News

  1. The next “Conversations which make a difference” at Church of All Nations (Carlton) will be on Friday October 20; see here for more info.
  2. “Sin boldly!” in October: In October Christ Church Kensington (76 McCracken Street, Kensington) celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, especially one of its leaders, Martin Luther—who actually meant it when he said, “Sin boldly!” On three Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM (10, 17, and 24 October) at Christ Church, members of CCK will gather to learn about Luther (and what he meant by his “advice”). We will be reading portions of a short book, Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction by Scott H. Hendrix, available from Book Depository and Amazon. If you would like to participate, please let Craig know and he’ll pass on your interest to the organisers (or let Margaret Rolfe [Christ Church] know directly).