Worship Services

Worship during COVID-19  as from November 7th 2021

During COVID-19, our church building and facilities follow State government restrictions and Church guidelines. For all services conducted at Electra St church, COVID safe practices will be followed including;

  1. Return to in-person Worship in church for those fully vaccinated
  2. In line with Government directives the exception to this will be those under 16 and those who have validated medical exemptions;
  3. Vaccination certificates (digital or hardcopy) and any medical exemption certificates will have to be sighted (once only) by the Covid marshall in the foyer on Sunday morning or the first occasion on which you attend;
  4. Zoom Worship will continue to be held.

Church Council will also monitor and look to further include those who may not be fully vaccinated, in other ways, which may include special Services.

There have been a number of adjustments to our worship practices to ensure that we are COVID SAFE- this inlcudes:

  • The option to join our live worship services via ZOOM (on a computer, Ipad or telephone). If you would like to get details of the ZOOM link please contact us
  • The offering plate is not handed around, but instead the bowl is placed near the exit door for offerings as people leave, if they wish
  • Instead of shaking hands during the "Pass the Peace" a simple act of prayerful hands as you offer words of peace to your neighbour is appropriate

COVID - 19

Prayer from Rev Sharon Hollis, UCA President

God of mercy and compassion,

We pray for the world as across the globe we face the challenges of COVID.
We give you thanks for those who care for the sick, for those who work on limiting the spread of the disease and those who develop and administer vaccines.
We remember before you all those affected by COVID,
Comfort those who mourn the death of a loved one,
Heal those who have COVID-19 or suffer the long-term effects of having had COVID.
Sustain those who work in health care, testing and vaccination.
Encourage those who are supporting education remotely,
Console those who must stay at home,
And bless and protect those whose work is essential for our wellbeing.
We long for a world where access to health care and vaccines are shared equitably
Strengthen the efforts of those who work to end COVID for all.
And fill us with a desire to work for justice and care for all.
Amen

Try to take some time to look after your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

You can ring a friend, a family member, look for opportunities to join in zoom groups, and if need be there are support organisations for you to seek help;

 

 

Sunday Worship

Sunday worship services commence at 10.00am and run for approximately one hour.

The bible readings follow from the Revised Common Lectionary  (2020/21 - year B)  which you can find here

If it is your first visit to our church, to learn more information on our service click here

Morning Tea after the service has resumed. It is a lovely opportunity to chat to and get to know other people in the church, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Special Services

During the course of the year, we have Special Services to mark important Christian events and also those within the Uniting Church. To learn about these click here

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is held on the first Sunday of each month; to read more about what Holy Communion is and how it is conducted at our Uniting Church click here

Wednesday Worship

Wednesday Worship is currently suspended due to COVID-19 but hopefully will resume when it is safe to do so on the first Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm and will be followed by afternoon tea.

Significant Services

In the journey of life, our church conducts services for all significant Christian connections to God and to each other.

More Information

To enquire about a church service please phone or leave a message here

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