Coming up this week at
Paddington Uniting Church
Holy Communion in Paddington Markets- Saturday 11am n in the Church Sanctuary.
Sunday Evening 7pm
Baptism of Kalani
Due to the continuing impact of Covid Sunday Evening Worship will be available both in person and online.
To come along Sunday evening join us in the church at 7:00pm or join online through zoom at https://uca-nswact.zoom.us/j/2882614272 or click on the link below
To link in via telephone please call: 02 8015 6011 and use Meeting ID is: 2882614272
Open Table will gather again on Thursday
26th of May at 11 am.
Lunch is provided
An Introduction to Lamentations
In evening worship over the next 2 months we will work through the Book of Lamentations.
Each week will will read through one of the five chapters.
Lamentations was written following the destruction of Jerusalem in approximately 586/7 BCE. It express the deep distress of the city and her people's, the majority of whom have been taken captive and exiled to Babylon.
Lamentations is relatively brief with only five chapters. The first four of the chapters are similar in length. Each takes the form of an acrostic lament- an angst-filled poem in which the each stanza begins with consecutive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It is thought that the author uses this literary technique to express the fullness of the grief.
The author of Lamentations is unknown, however the sophistication of the Hebrew would suggest a member of the cultural elite, likely a priest or a prophet. In the Christian Canon Lamentations is found after the book of Jeremiah, as it is has some similarities with these writing, though unlikely to share the same author. In the Hebrew scriptures Lamentations is found with among the ‘scrolls’ or Megillot (which includes Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations and Esther).
Paddington Uniting Church Community Updates
The next few weeks at Paddington Uniting Church
Saturday 21st May-
Church in the Markets at 11am &
Indigenous experience at Bondi in the afternoon
Sunday 22nd May-
Baptism of Kaylani
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May
Holy Communion in the Church - Lamentations Chapter 3
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June-
Pentecost celebration with Holy Communion
Saturday 11th June & Sunday 12th June
*SAVE THE DATE*
Saturday 16th July 11am -
Induction of Rev. Trish Rooney into Paddington Uniting Church
Please hold the above plans lightly as we constantly review in light of the changing COVID situation
If you have suggestions or thoughts for prayers, music or other additions to worship in the New Year please call Danielle on 0432924626 or email email@example.com
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Offering ourselves and our resources to God through Paddington Uniting Church
The mission and ministry of Paddington Uniting Church is assisted by the contributions of our worshipping community.
If you worship with us regularly and/or would like to contribute to God’s work in our community please do through one off or regular direct debit to:
Sydney Presbytery - Paddington UC
Account Number: 100080359
If you are guest worshipping with us, please don’t feel you need to contribute. The gift of your presence is present enough