CONNECTION – 17 APRIL 2022


EASTER SUNDAY

We acknowledge the original custodians, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin alliance, of the land on which our buildings of worship stand and on which we gather.

COMMUNITY NEWS FOR TODAY & THE COMING WEEK

O.S.L.O Occasional Sunday Lunches Out

On April 24 we will be having lunch at the Bowling Club 339 Francis St. Yarraville. It was our first visit last year
and we were pleased with the variety for senior meals.
Everyone welcome. Contact Elaine or Lorna before Thursday 21 April for numbers

Church décor

Church Council has been successful in obtaining $3000 from the Simpson grant to purchase new furniture for our Church foyer area. Stay tuned for a new fresh look in the foyer. (3–4 weeks) All old furniture will be removed except for three large armchairs which Council would like refurbished. If this is something you might like to contribute to, (rub down and paint black, then Bev Cox and friends will re-upholster) please speak with one of the church councillors. Pews in the Church have now been re-arranged after many requests to do so and our ‘Easter Banner’ has now been restored and re-hung in readiness for our Easter services. Many thanks to Nola E for her contribution to all our beautiful banners over many, many years.

Narana Creations at 410 Surfcoast Highway, Charlemont 3217

The interpretive, cultural and retail centre for the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress is open for business!

Melesa O, manager, (pictured) says: “We welcome visitors from Crossroads Uniting Werribee. If you are coming as a party, please make a booking in advance so you can meet one of our staff and make catering arrangements.”

“Over Easter, we are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We are open on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday from 9 am to 4 pm. Come and see us! On ordinary weekdays our hours are 9 am to 5 pm. Our most popular morning and afternoon tea is lemon myrtle scones with jam and cream, and for lunch we offer foods with an indigenous flavour. In the shop we offer a wide range of Aboriginal made clothing items, cards, books and artwork.” (NT)

The B Family and the environment

Crossroads folk congratulate Erin B (pictured) on her recent graduation with Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) at Deakin University. Erin is currently volunteering with Werribee River Association and with Werribee Zoo.(NT)

Rob B, convenor of Beach Patrol 3030 reports: “25 volunteers helped our April rubbish clean at Wyndham Harbour on Palm Sunday. Several Crossroads members were there. (see picture) Next clean will be at K Road Cliffs on Sunday May 8. The group’s purpose is to remove litter (mainly plastic) before it enters the ocean and harms wild life. Thirty Beach Patrol groups operate around Port Phillip Bay, engaging 5000 people.” (NT)

Justice for refugees

A large crowd of concerned people gathered outside the State Library of Victoria on Palm Sunday to call for Justice for Refugees, particularly the 30,000 asylum seekers on temporary protection visas (TPVs) in Australia. Rev Tim Costello (pictured) said: “Asylum seekers are living with great uncertainty and without hope for the future. Some are not allowed to find jobs.

While I welcome the release of those Medevac asylum seekers confined to the detention hotels this week, there is a massive backlog of undetermined cases. Many men who have been in Australia for 9 years on TPVs are not allowed to bring wife and children to Australia. The Australian government does not care. As we enter Federal election, make sure you let your politicians know your concern.” (NT)

Messy Church report

On Sunday 10 April, 2022, we held our first Messy Church. 29 people attended with nine of them being under 18 years old. It was a great ‘coming together’ of young and old and everyone enjoyed the activities arranged by Jan.

Very special thanks to those who donated food and worked in the kitchen. We were very spoilt. Our next Messy Church will take place at 4.30pm on Sunday 22 May, then Sunday 19 June and Sunday 17 July. If you missed this one you might like to put these dates in your diary and support the next one. (Margaret G)

What’s On This Week

  • Thursday: 9.30am Gardening Group

Bible Readings – 17 April 2022

Isaiah 65:17–25; Acts 10:34–43; John 20:1–18; Psalm 31:9–16 or 118:1–2, 14–24; I Corinthians 15:29–26

ROSTERS:

SUNDAY

Minister

Greetings:

AV: 

Morning Tea: 

Flowers: 

Music:   

Reader: 

Prayers:

17 April

Rev Annetia G 

Margaret D

Roland G

Margaret F & Julie H

Rose G

Wendy B

Blair D

Annetia G

24 April

Rev Annetia G 

Margaret B

Jacob L

Liz B & Jan S

Lorna H

Asanka P

TBA

Margaret B

Housekeeping & Help

Pastoral care will be maintained during these difficult days but it is subject to the rules regarding access to hospitals and aged care homes.

Please contact:

Audrey will be the primary contact on Mondays and Thursdays and Annetia at other times.

CHURCH OFFICE INFORMATION

The Church Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.00pm.

Telephone 03 9741 1084.  Postal address is PO Box 2156 Werribee 3030.
Email office@crossroadsunitingchurch.org.au