Riverina Presbytery (COVID-19) Home Page

Last updated 24th May 2020

Welcome to the Uniting Church in Australia Riverina Presbytery

Rev Matthew Stewart, Rev Yvonne Ghavalas, Rev Nigel Hawken. Rev Keith Robinson, Rev Jannice McWhinney

Update on the next Presbytery Meeting

During this time of rapid and frequent change in the way we live our lives our new Home Page will try to bring you some new ways of worship and other relevant information.

These are some links to other sites where you can find on-line worship liturgies, worship services and study groups.  The list will grow as we adapt to our current very different ways of sharing without gathering together face to face.

The most recent additions are listed first, out of date items will be replaced by current ones, lectionary details will be updated from time to time.

Worship services for Easter 7. Sunday 24th May 2020

An order of service prepared by Eastern Region Minister of the Word, Rev Keith Robinson, The service is a web page on the Eastern Riverina Uniting Churches web site. Click Here to open the page

There are several devotional options on Rev Yvonne Ghavalas’s
Liturgies 4 Life website. Well worth a visit.

The Saltbush team have prepared a service for this Sunday. It includes a video message and an order of service that can be downloaded  as a PDF. This can be found at:Saltbush pre-recorded.

Link to the Weekly Insights page of the NSW and ACT Synod for 22 May 2020.

Please keep reviewing the links mentioned in the NEXT paragraph.


The UCA NSW and ACT Synod web site contains a lot of information about the impact of COVID-19 on the operation of the Uniting Church in NSW. The Information is updated as circumstances change.

Rather than try to include the information here, links are given to the source documents:

NSW ACT Synod This is where ALL the information can be found under a number of headings.

Information for Presbyteries and Congregations. Information specific to churches can be found here.

Guidance Notes can be found by scrolling down and clicking on the Latest COVID-19 Synod Guidance Notes heading. They are listed in date order the oldest at the top.

The one (a revised document) issued on 19 May 2020 “Use of Premises” addresses the issue of use of church properties. We are encouraged to not meet in person but continue to use other media, Australia Post, email, online worship, telephone but not face to face.

Lectionary Readings

May 21 2020Ascension DayActs 1:1-11
Psalm 47 or 93
Ephesians1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53
May 24 2020Easter 7Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
1 Peter4:12-14, 5:6-11
John 17:1-11
May 31 2020Day of PentecostActs 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
1 Cor 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21
John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39

Visit our moderator’s page, Rev. Simon Hansford,
Read the Moderators page.

On Line presentation by Rev Bill Loader:

Click here to see more information and sign up:
Sermon on the Mount via Zoom – New May dates

Mondays, 7.30 –9.00

  • 25nd May – Discerning Spirituality (The rest of Matthew 6 and Matthew 7)

Liturgies 4 life:

Liturgies 4 Life Web site with Many Topics by Rev. Yvonne Ghavalas

Saltbush Scattered Communities:

Transforming Worship – Uniting Church in Australia