Riverina Presbytery (COVID-19) Home Page

Last updated 26th September 2020 look for the flag!
It may be “new” or newly updated.

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Welcome to the Uniting Church in Australia Riverina Presbytery

Meet our ministers
Rev Matthew Stuart, Rev Yvonne Ghavalas, Rev Nigel Hawken, Rev Keith Robinson Rev Jannice McWhinney and Rev John McKane

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 change as we adapt to our current, very different, ways of sharing without gathering together face to face.

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This information by Synod and NSW Government
on COVID 19 compliance requirements
has been updated on 23rd August 2020.

Synod Covid Guidance Notes:

All places of worship must register their COVID-19 Safety Plan through NSW Government.

Latest NSW Government Information:

From an email received from Service NSW on 14th August 2020 this link is said to have the latest information.
There is a lot of information. Some specific to Worship activities.

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 and the ACT.
Please check regularly. We are in a time when information changes frequently

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Presidents Pastoral Message August 2020

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Update Next Presbytery Meeting

Update on the next Presbytery Meeting
The date has been changed to – 10th October 2020
details will be sent to all congregations to explain the proposed format under the relevant COVID-19 restrictions.

Link to the Weekly Insights page of the NSW and ACT Synod for
25 September 2020.

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Worship at home services.

Rev Yvonne Ghavalis has prepared a new series of
Online Worship Services. All the details are on this new page.
Please note these are ZOOM meetings Sundays @ 10am.
There is a pre filled contact form at the end of the new page,
there is a new ID for this series,
just add your email address and click Submit

Worship services prepared by
Eastern Region Minister Rev Keith Robinson

Wagga Wagga Uniting Church
“Worship at Home” services are available on line
at this webpage

Saltbush online worship

From the beginning of September Saltbush are changing their on line services. To see all the latest information view their recent email via this link.

  • Visit the Saltbush Home Page for more information on Saltbush Happenings.

Synod of NSW and ACT has a
List of Congregations Conducting Online Worship
This could be a chance to see what is happening at another congregation you may have visited or belonged to in the past,
or just another alternative for worship.

Visit our moderator’s page, Rev. Simon Hansford,

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Moderators page.

Campbelltown Uniting Church are marketing “Hands Free” sanitisers
to raise money for some key missions in Africa.

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Year ‘A’ Lectionary Readings
for the next few weeks

AFTER PENTECOST A period of time that varies in length depending on whether Easter is early or late. In this period, the Church recalls its faith in the Holy Trinity. It seeks to relate its faith as a people of God to Christ’s mission in the world. It commences with Trinity Sunday (7th June 2020) and concludes with the feast of Christ the King (22nd Nov 2020).

The Lectionary colours, while not referred to a lot in the UCA are, I think, interesting. If you want to know more about them this site is of interest. Liturgical Colours

Sunday September 27 – Pentecost 17 (Ordinary Time 26)

  • Exodus 17:1-7
  • Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
  • Philippians 2:1-13
  • Matthew 21:23-32

Sunday Octber 4 – Pentecost 18 (Ordinary Time 27)

  • Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
  • Psalm 19
  • Philippians 3:4b-14
  • Matthew 21:33-46

Sunday October 11 – Pentecost 19 (Ordinary Time 25)

  • Exodus 32:1-14
  • Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
  • Philipians 4:1-9
  • Matthew 22:1-14

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Liturgies 4 Life

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

Wagga Wagga Uniting Church

Transforming Worship
Uniting Church in Australia

Eastern Region
Uniting Church in Australia
Riverina Presbytery

Uniting Church in Australia
Southern Newell Congregation

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