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Narelle Sellar

Narelle Sellar

Narelle Sellar is a retired children’s services director, and teacher. Narelle is a member of Canberra City congregation of the Uniting Church. As a long term lay preacher Narelle regularly leads worship services in a range of venues, and has also regularly supported TUC when we have been in need of preaching assistance.

Sunday, 11 November 2018 14:05

Ain't gonna study war no more

Isaiah 2:1-4, John 20:19-23

Last week, those of us who have led services over recent months were invited to a thank-you dinner provided by Kathy and Jenny. It was a lovely thought, and an enjoyable evening. It also involved some interesting conversation, which included an encouragement to be aware of the relevant issues of our day, to tackle the difficult problems, to continue asking the challenging questions. So even though I had already done some work on the assigned gospel reading, I decided to ditch that, and on what will probably be my last service with you for some time, go out with a bang rather than a whimper. Not that I was planning to do any whimpering, I must say!

Sunday, 22 July 2018 09:21

How can we know...?

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

How can we know what God is like? This is one of those questions which all thinking Christians struggle with from time to time. Some think about it in their childhood, perhaps in Sunday school, come up with their idea and then, unfortunately never get around to thinking about it again. Some, perhaps as enquiring teenagers, more aware of the world around them and themselves as emotional and social beings, seek and find a deeper awareness and update their ideas. ln adulthood, some consider the more difficult aspects of their concept of God, acknowledge that the world is not all black and white, that there are areas of grey, where they cannot be so certain that their way of thinking is the only way of seeing things, and so might add some extra layers to their idea.

Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:26

I will be glorified in them...

John 17:1-11

A young couple had had a few years when they were a bit on the edge of their church congregation while their children went through the difficult baby and toddler stages. But now they were ready to get really involved again. So when the minister gave encouragement during the sermon one week for people to strengthen the fellowship within the congregation by offering hospitality to one another, the couple responded enthusiastically and invited half a dozen people to their home some days later.

When the day came for the dinner, after the predictable busy preparations, people gathered around the table for the meal. The father said to the oldest child, ‘Would you like to say grace for us?’ The little fellow looked embarrassed, leaned over and muttered, ‘I don’t know what to say.’ Dad smiled encouragingly and said, ‘Yes you do. Just say what mummy says.’ Everyone bowed their heads and the child prayed devoutly, ‘Dear God in heaven, why on earth did we invite all these people here!’

Sunday, 03 June 2018 19:23

Lord of the Sabbath

Many years ago when I was a Bible college student in New Zealand, I taught a group of upper primary school children in a country parish Sunday school. One Sunday we were exploring how to do individual “quiet time” or devotions, and we were looking at a passage from Mark, about Jesus teaching in the synagogue. We were using the Scripture Union material for children which has a Bible passage for the day, then a suggested list of questions to encourage the reader to think through the passage and its meaning. The questions included, “What does this passage teach us about Jesus”.

Sunday, 06 May 2018 22:39

Love one another

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. John 15:9

I imagine that most of us have had someone close to us die. My mother died thirty-five years ago, but I can still remember quite clearly the last time we were together. I'm sure that my experience is a common experience. Those last few moments with a loved one remain in the memory.

Well the passage we heard this morning is part of John's account of some of Jesus' last words to his disciples. It is part of what is known as the farewell discourse and the words and actions of Jesus would probably have become indelibly etched in the memories of those present.

Jesus and his disciples are gathered together. He has just washed their feet, showing them a model of leadership that is based not on authority but on service. Then he addresses his disciples in very endearing terms. "Little children", he says, "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another."

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Quote for today

...But you know Him, for He lives with you, and will be in you. John14:17

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, fellowship and ministry.

We come together for authentic and Christ-centred worship. While we worship in a variety of styles, we share a common focus on faithfully listening for God’s Word and sharing His kindness and compassion with others. We express our love for God and others through a range of ministries, and connections with our community.

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