E-News edition 23 January 2019 from South Australian Council of Churches
SA Council of Churches

Relationships, Renewal and Reform
on the Ecumenical Journey

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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.   Luke 4:18-19

For Prayer, Reflection and Action...

When the song of the Angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks...
The work of Christmas begins:
   To find the lost.
   To heal the broken.
   To feed the hungry.
   To release the prisoner.
   To rebuild the nations.
   To bring peace among people.
   To make music in the heart.

SACC Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer Appointment
Rev Anne Hewitt has accepted the offer of appointment as SACC Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer, and will commence on Tuesday 29 January 2019.  Your prayers as she prepares for her ministry with SACC, are invited. A brief introduction to Anne is available here, and copy of the EF/EO Position Description is also available at http://www.sacc.asn.au/_data/EFEOPD.pdf.
Worship Leaders & Pastoral Care Needed in SA Prisons
There is an opportunity for a suitably gifted persons to join the team of workers who lead worship services and provide pastoral care in the state’s prisons.  The positions are all voluntary and bring with them the benefits of fulfilling the request of Jesus that we “visit people in prison.“
There are a number of positions open in both country and metropolitan areas.  Both men and women are welcome to apply.  The services and care are all tailored to the prison and the prisoners and you will receive help with your introduction to the prison and your service preparations.
Worship leaders will need the skills of public speaking and be willing to use the designated reading for the day.  Pastoral Carers will need pastoral experience and CPE training.
Those interested should email or call Rev Ian Schneider, Principal Chaplain for more details:  Ph 8343 0469  Email ian.schneider2@sa.gov.au
Kumanka, Mukapainga, Tampinga: Australia Day Council of SA
Smoking Ceremony:  Saturday, 26 January, 7am, Elder Park. According to ADCSA, the aim of the ceremony is to begin the day with a sincere acknowledgement to Aboriginal people from the Adelaide region, their ongoing ancestry and connection to the land and trauma intrinsically tied to this date. The ceremony will be led by Uncle Moogy Major Sumner, with Rosemary Wanganeen delivering a powerful speech entitled ‘Mourning in the Morning’.
Kumanka, Mukapainga, Tampinga: During the “Australia Day” long weekend, Elder Park (Tarntanya) will house a stunning art installation as a symbol of Aboriginal peoples’ belonging, both past and present. The park will be lit up with the faces of Aboriginal Ancestors and contemporary leaders.
Lenten App `Just Earth' - Environmental Action Group
Thursday, 14 February 2019, 7.30pm at Effective Living Centre, 26 King William Road, Wayville.
International Launch of `Just Earth' Lenten App by UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer, with guest speaker Dr Ingo Weber on the topic `Health impacts of climate change, especially on children'.
Please note: the above may include some items from organisations other than from the Member Churches of SA Council of Churches. We include them in good faith, trusting that they will be of interest to you and your networks as we journey towards greater recognition of our unity in Christ.

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Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie www.pp.catholic.org.au
Churches of Christ in SA/NT www.churchesofchrist-sa.org.au
Coptic Orthodox Church-Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions www.melbcopts.org.au
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – District of SA and NT www.greekorthodox.org.au
Lutheran Church of Australia - SA/NT District www.sa.lca.org.au
Religious Society of Friends SA/NT Regional Meeting www.quakers.org.au
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand – SA Parish www.roeanz.com.au
Salvation Army South Australia Division www.salvationarmy.org.au/sa
St Urael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in South Australia Inc.
Uniting Church SA www.sa.uca.org.au


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