15 Challoner Circuit Humpty Doo NT 0836
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Living Water

Uniting Church

Connecting Our Community with the Love of Jesus

Our Church

Connecting Our Community with the Love of Jesus

Yes we certainly do enjoying being able to share Jesus’ love with our community. These are some of the ways that we do that.

SUNDAY WORSHIP

We meet at 10am each Sunday for a reasonably contemporary, relaxed yet God-centred worship service. The fourth Sunday of every month we share the sacrament of Holy Communion together.
Our services usually finish around 11.30am.

CAFE CHURCH

When there is a fifth Sunday of a month we often have Cafe Church. September had five Sundays so on the 29th we had a cafe church – with a football finals theme!

EXPLORERS

Explorers is the name of our childrens program that happens during the Sunday service (during school terms).
After about 20 minutes the children and their leaders go to a separate room and undertake their worship and learning time. The program is currently for primary school aged children.

BIBLE STUDY

We have a number of Bible Study groups that occur at various times during the week. Please contact Pastor Rosalie for more details.

PRAYER

Prayer is an important part of our life and witness. As well as a dedicated time at the church on Tuesday evenings, members are encouraged to use their prayer diaries and pray on a daily basis.

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Sunday 13 October 2019

Luke 17: 15-16
Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus feet and thanked him. He was a Samaritan.

These verses come from the story of the healing of the ten lepers.
Ten lepers approach Jesus to be healed. All were obedient to Jesus’s command. Jesus told them to go and show themselves to the priest which they did, and all ten of them were healed. There was much rejoicing as this meant that these former outcasts, who were rejected by others because of their disease, were now made whole – not only in physical health, but in social inclusion as well.
However there was only one of them who took this obedience and rejoicing to another level. And this man was a Samaritan – someone who was a foreigner and also despised by the Jews. This man had eyes to truly see the miracle of what had just happened. He took the time to turn back. He had the courage to lay before Jesus in praise and worship. And he had the humility to thank Jesus.
There is a lot we can learn from this recount of what happened. We can all learn from foreigners and from the outcasts in society – they see in different ways because their eyes are not blinded by entitlement.
God, give us eyes to see your activity in the world in new ways. Give us the conviction to take the time to turn around, and the courage to enter into praise and worship of you. Help us to be humble in thanks for your acts of power and mercy in our lives.
Amen
Pastor Rosalie