Posts by Mudgeeraba Master

Posts by Mudgeeraba Master

Mudgeeraba’s Community Carols

Mudgeeraba’s Community Carols are just around the corner, taking place at Firth Park on Sunday November 25th from 4.30 pm. Our church is heavily involved in the planning and running of this event along with C3 Church. Our local school chappies host the first part of the program featuring choirs from state schools in the area. There will also be a combined schools orchestra featuring over a hundred children. It is expected that Santa will also make a guest appearance.…

The Village Craft Fair is coming

Come this Friday and Saturday the church grounds and building will be abuzz with the sights and sounds of people eager to find a bargain at our legendary Craft Fair. The church family has a number of stalls selling craft products (obviously!) along with the usual cakes, jams and chutneys and a plant stall, while a host of other stall holders from the community will be selling their home-made wares. We have also arranged a selection of art which is…

At the close of Mental Health Week

On Sunday we are  basing our service around the issue of mental health. The 2014 Qld Synod meeting (State body of the Uniting Church) encouraged congregations to join in the Mental Health Week Day of Prayer which marks the end of Mental Health Week, a government initiative aimed at reducing the stigma around mental health in our community. This year’s theme is #valuementalhealth It is estimated that one in five Australians are affected by mental illness at some point in…

Lord of the storm

“And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4: 41 They say that two things are certain in life – death and taxes. I believe a third can be confidently added to the list – storms! Now, I’m not meaning those violent thunderous weather events, although they are a certainty too. No, I’m referring to the stormy events of life that batter…

Treasure in jars of clay

The Apostle Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 4 that we are jars of clay who hold a valuable treasure….the Gospel message. In Paul’s day, clay pots were for the ordinary people, of not much value and quite fragile. To consider ourselves in this way is the antithesis of contemporary humanity where we are encouraged to be someone and to make our claim for independence and self-worth.  But when we are talking about our witness as believers, Paul reminds us…

Send the fire!

Pentecost Sunday! Pentecost is a Jewish festival which has taken on a different meaning for Christians as we recall the Acts 2 story of the empowering of the Apostles with the promised Holy Spirit. Pentecost Sunday is widely regarded as a celebration of the birth of the Christian Church. Certainly as the story is recorded, this is the catalyst for the movement. That opening period of the church’s life certainly had it all…signs and wonders, bold preaching, generous sharing of…

The prayer of Jesus

Reality check! Believing in the Lord Jesus does not inoculate one from the trials and tribulations of life. There are those who suggest that if you just have enough faith, if you pray more confidently, if you will just ‘claim the promises’ you can have complete victory over every evil intent and your life will be trouble free. It’s often known as the ‘name it and claim it’ theology. While it is true that some Scriptures can be read that…

Love one another

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Jesus said ‘Love one another.’ He put a bunch of people from various backgrounds into a team and he told them to love one another. Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous? Welcome to the church! In John’s Gospel (Jn 15: 9-17) Jesus says that if we obey his command to love one another it will make him very happy. Well, actually he says so that…

Easter – It’s all about you!

I don’t know if you noticed it… but we live in a culture where we are conditioned and encouraged to believe that life is ‘all about you’… your needs, your ambitions, your desires, your freedom, your way! Be who you want to be! Live how you want to live! The self is elevated above all else, even to the detriment of others. One need only glance at social media to see that society has embraced the narrative that it’s all…

Journey to the Cross

We are now in the church season of Lent, a forty day time period, mirroring the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness at the commencement of his public ministry. Lent is traditionally a time of reflection in preparation for Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ life, leading to his crucifixion. Over the next six Sundays our church will embark on a ‘Journey to the Cross’ walking with Jesus beginning with his baptism by John and his time of…

What God Wants

Not only is it part of our human nature, we are conditioned by the constant bombardment of advertising  and media stories to think that life is all about us…. our wants, our needs, our way of doing things. This even can translate into our expectations in worship. Worship becomes what we want out of it, rather than what we give, or, to put it another way, what God wants from us. So ingrained is our thinking that life is all…

School community blessed

On the day prior to school returning, Mudgeeraba Uniting hosted a special service of blessing for the whole school community, which was very well received. Children were encouraged to return or begin school with confidence, and parents and grandparents were invited to stand with their children as we prayed a blessing over them and all local families. Teachers from several local schools attended and prior to blessing them we were reminded of the high regard  the community has for teachers.…
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