MtE Update – February 9 2018


  1. This Sunday the UCA chaplain at Melbourne University, Sunny Chen, will be our preacher and will speak in our first after-worship conversation for this year about the chaplaincy at the University.
  2. Lent begins next week with our Ash Wednesday service, Wednesday Feb 14. This is a quiet, contemplative service at 6pm, setting something of the “tone” of worship during Lent. Our worship space during Lent will feature a number of icons, increasing in number over the period to Easter. More details about this part of the worship can be found here, including a link to the icon for Ash Wednesday
  3. Our Lenten studies for this year begin the following Wednesday, February 21, and Friday February 23; details are here. It would help to know if you plan to attend!
  4. The latest Synod e-News (Feb 8) is here.
  5. Brother Peter Bray from Bethlehem University is returning to Melbourne, and will again be hosted by MtE in a public forum; more details are here. If social media is your thing, please help to make this event known via the Facebook link.
  6. “Read it as if you wrote it”. Attention all rostered (and potentially rostered!) in-worship Scripture readers: we’re planning a workshop on the important ministry of lector after morning tea on February 25 — “Read it as if you wrote it”. Please plan to be there if you’re able; those who don’t read the Scriptures for worship also welcome!
  7. TRANSFIGURATION: An exhibition of oil paintings by Wes Campbell.
  8. For those interested in some background commentary to the readings for this Sunday February 11, see the links here. One of the readings for this Sunday is off-lectionary; see here for the text and comment.