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Dorothea Wojnar

Dorothea Wojnar

Dorothea Wojnar is an elder and worship leader and preacher at TUC. Dorothea regularly leads the meditation service every Monday. Dorothea has a deep interest in contemplative worship. In addition to her roles at TUC, Dorothea is a member of presbytery and a member of its Pastoral Relations Committee.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 01:44

A Voice Cries Out

Prior to chapter 40 the news spoken in God’s name is a difficult word of judgment. The people have rebelled against God. The people have lived at the expense of their neighbors, putting their own desires above the needs of others. These chapters, mostly from the 8th century, point forward to a time when Jerusalem would be destroyed. In 587 BCE Jerusalem fell to Babylon, and a portion of Jerusalem’s population went into exile.
From chapter 40 forward, this word of judgment is in the past. Jerusalem was destroyed, and a number of its citizens did go into exile. Now, circa 540 BCE, on the other side of this experience, a new word comes to the people of Judah -- a word of comfort and hope for a new future.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 02:32

Better than a fair go

Imagine you are a day labourer in this parable. You are struggling financially. You do not have a steady job. You might have a family to support. It is important to get work because this pays for the basic necessities in your life like your food and rent. You probably do not have a plot so you can grow your own food.
You are early and go to the marketplace to get work for the day. The owner of the vineyard is offering a denarius, let us say $200 to work in his vineyard. You feel lucky because you have work and it will mean that you will be able to go home to your family tonight and you can support them.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:27

Diversion or Rest?

Imagine the following scene. You are in the town square. A group of boys and girls are playing a game, where they are enacting weddings and funerals. It is not a competition. It is more like a role play. The have a flute or a whistle and they start up a joyful wedding tune. The boys start a circle dance and they invite the girls to join in. They have seen their fathers do this at Jewish weddings. The music changes to funeral lament. The girls begin wailing and lamenting. They have seen their mothers do this at funerals. The boys join in. Then the music changes again. The children enjoy the roles switch and they exaggerate the responses.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:50

Healing and Liberation

I would like to set the scene for the story in Genesis. In Genesis 12 Abraham followed the call of God to leave his father’s household and go to the country that God will show him. God made his promise to Abraham:
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:34

You in me and I in You

This part of John’s story takes place on Thursday, the evening before the crucifixion. They have shared a meal. Jesus has showed them an example of selfless love and service by washing his disciples’ feet. He predicted his betrayal and Judas has left. Jesus is preparing his disciples for his departure, death and resurrection. He is about to leave them and they are distressed. This is what the threat of loss does -- it shakes up our sense of safety and security.

The disciples probably asked themselves the question: “How can we keep the Commandments, our faith, and continue our struggle without the guidance of Jesus? It is a question we could ask of ourselves as the church today is traversing some uncertain and challenging times.

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About Our Church

Our faith community began in 1975 as a small ecumenical gathering of people who settled in the new Canberra township of Tuggeranong. We have grown with the Tuggeranong Community, and our parish centre is the hub for our work, as a place of worship, of gathering and ministry.

We aim to help people have life to the full. We welcome people into a our Christian community where they can connect with God, with one another and with opportunities to make a difference in our changing world.

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