Still thinking Gentleness and the Birds of the Air
Fr Anthony deMello in his book Prayer of the Frog, reminds us of this story:
A young novice priest complained to the novice master that Br Joseph always went to sleep during early morning prayers. Irritated by Br Josephs lack of attention he asked the master what he should do about it. "Take his head and put it on your lap so that he is more comfortable," replied the master.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune - -without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
|Sunday, 24 May at 7:00pm||Pentecost Service (TEM).||TUC|
|Monday, 25 May at 12:00pm||Time for Fellowship Lunch.||Faichney Room.|
|Wednesday, 27 May at 6:30/7:30||Handbell Choir/Quartet.||Wettenhall Room.|
|Thursday, 28 May at 10:00am||Prayers for Christian Unity.||St Peters.|
|At 7:30pm||Church Council Meeting.||Faichney Room.|
|Sunday, 28 June at 11:30am||Congregation Meeting. (new date)||Church.|
Meeting of the Congregation and Election of Elders Postponed
The meeting of the Congregation scheduled for May 31 has had to be postponed as the financial statements are not yet ready for distribution. The revised date of the meeting will Sunday 28 June directly after the service.
Special thanks to Madelaine Kenihan
who so thoughtfully gave the introduction and concluding comments in last weeks Youth-Led service. Thanks also to Josh Brown and Mackenzie Duncan for the Communion Prayer and welcome with apologies from the office for leaving their names out of the Order of Service.
Ecumenical Pentecost Service
Tonight, May 24 at TUC at 7pm. Preacher is Fr Brendan Hayes from St Peters.
Time for Fellowship Lunch
The Time for Fellowship Lunch will be held on Monday, 25th May from 12noon in the Faichney Room. The topic for discussion will be Something interesting on television last month (May).
All welcome. No need to RSVP. Lenore N. & Jean A.
On Thursday June 18 at 6.00pm, David Tacey will launch his latest book "Beyond Literal Belief: Religion as Metaphor" in the Toorak Uniting Church Hall.
Cranbourne Food Truck
The Cranbourne Food Truck provides free food (hot meals, fruit, vegies and non-perishable food parcels) four nights a week to the homeless, poor and disadvantaged in the Cranbourne area. Our major aim is to make our clients feel socially included in a community which is caring and supportive of their needs.
Volunteers regularly report a sense of social inclusion and worth as they participate in this work which is of major value to the local community. The need for continuing financial support: Ongoing costs include fuel and maintenance of the truck, the costs involved with purchasing and/or collecting food supplies, power costs for the container, and costs relating to the registration and insurance of the truck itself. There will be a collection plate for a retiring offering at the door at the end of the service this week and Christine Marsh will be presenting more information during the service on May 24th.
News from Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre
Home Anne Cuming
A solo exhibition of paintings by Anne Cuming sensitive responses to nature and contemplative moods.
From the artist:
My paintings illustrate ordinary scenes which portray everyday emotions that we experience and which have an impact on our perception, and contribute to the essence of our lives. It is these moments that are often so fleeting; be it a feeling of hope, a vivid memory, or a sense of nostalgia that I aim to capture in my paintings
On display in the Manse Gallery Café until Sunday, 31 May.
Surreal Encounters Sarah Clark
Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel 03 9829 0340
Open 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday.
Power & Purpose Ceramic Exhibition by the Stables Artist Co-operative
A group exhibition of ceramics by women experiencing mental illness. Each artist has been mentored by professional ceramic artist, Ann Ferguson.
Generously supported by Stonnington City Council, Toorak Uniting Church and Boroondara Community Outreach.
Opening on Wednesday, 17 June from 6pm 8pm.
Kinross Poetry Reading With Henry Dobson & Lawrie Groom
The brilliant poetry readings by Henry and Lawrie are back in 2015.
Listen, discuss and enjoy!
Gold Coin Entry.
Tour of Duldig Studio, Museum and Garden Malvern East
A tour of the fascinating and rare art collection of the Duldig family featuring sculpture and painting by Karl Duldig.
Tuesday, 23 June from 10.30am12noon, $20 per person. Followed by morning tea.
For all exhibition enquiries and bookings please telephone Lyndel Wischer on: 9829 0340 or email: email@example.com or visit the Kinross House page on the TUC website. You are also welcome to call in to the Kinross House Office which is normally attended 10 am 3 pm, Tuesday Friday or by appointment.
Lectionary Readings for 31 May 2015, Trinity Sunday
Isaiah 6: 1 8; Psalm 29; Romans 8: 12 17; John 3: 1 17.
The liturgical colour for Trinity is white.