9:30am All Age Worship
Rev. Jonathan Barker

Bible Readings
Deuteronomy 30:11-20
Matthew 22:15-23

9:30am All Age Worship
Rev. Jonathan Barker

Bible Readings
Exodus 32:1-14; Matthew 19:27-30

Greetings to the Gungahlin Uniting community

Our weekly series featuring THE GREAT ESCAPE is nearing the end. Today’s story of the golden calf reminds us how hard it can be to wait for answers when we are not sure where things are going. The temptation is to place all our trust in material securities and forget that we do not live “by bread alone.”

Inviting you to think about our own church community the wider church, the world!
prayer

  • This week we pray for those who are pondering their nomination for Church Council and for our AGM which is not really a meeting, but a reflection on our life as a church and directions for the future.
  • This week we pray for the Mount Dromedary congregations and for the proposed youth group which is to start soon at Narooma on a fortnightly basis.
  • This week we pray for The Caribbean, for those affected by hurricanes and floods.

In today’s remarkable episode (Exodus 32: 1-14) Moses gets God “to change his mind” from giving up on the Israelites after they fashioned a golden calf when it seemed that God was absent. Other biblical instances of God’s mind being changed include: Jeremiah who quotes the LORD saying “I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended” and in Jonah we also have a clearly relenting God.

So why so much emphasis on an unchanging God? Is it that any change in God would be seen as an imperfection?

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The Annual General Meeting for Gungahlin Uniting Church will take place after worship on Sunday 5th November.

9:30am All Age Worship
Margaret Reeson

Bible Readings
Exodus 20:1-20; Matthew 5:21-48