Prayer – Blank Canvas

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This is our final week of posting Blank Canvas (our youth and young adult program) videos each Sunday morning. This video includes a talk from Nina our youth pastor, an art activity and reflection questions. The weeks video is from April 2020 and in our talk and art activity we explore the meaning on The Lord’s Prayer.

Love – Blank Canvas

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For 2 more weeks we won’t be posting videos from our Sunday morning services as Mark is on leave. Instead each week we are sharing a Blank Canvas (our youth and young adult program) video. Each video includes a talk from Nina our youth pastor, an art activity and reflection questions. This weeks video is from August 2020 and we talk about how the rules in the Bible are at their heart about love.

Justice – Blank Canvas

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For the next few weeks we won’t be posting videos from our Sunday morning services as Mark is on leave. Instead we will share a Blank Canvas (our youth and young adult program) video. Each video includes a talk from Nina our youth pastor, an art activity and reflection questions. This weeks video is from June 2020 and is a reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement, Justice and the Bible.

Change – Blank Canvas

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While Mark is on leave in January we won’t be posting videos from our Sunday morning services. Instead we will share a Blank Canvas (our youth and young adult program) video. Each video includes a talk from Nina our youth pastor, an art activity and reflection questions. This weeks video from from May 2020 where we talk about how we deal with change and adjust to a new normal.

Watch, be awake & alert but live in hope

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that we are on the land of the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We are awed that they celebrate the religious significance of place, plant and all living creatures; and that care for the earth is implanted in their law. We honour them and also delight in the sacred in our midst. We pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit we might work together for reconciliation and justice in this land.

Mark 13:24-37 NRSV

The Coming of the Son of Man

‘But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds” with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

The Necessity for Watchfulness

‘But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.’

Prayer

Lord God,
We bless you for those who,
Without much light but with great longing,
Looked for the coming of salvation for the whole human race,
And, through suffering and joy,
Through harsh oppression and hard won freedom,
At great cost and with great resilience,
Prepared for the Day.
For we have entered into their joy
And by their stripes we are being healed.
Thanks be to God. Amen.