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AUC Community Worship Service 

Sundays 11am-12.15pm

Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month.

Our worship services offer inclusive and progressive space to find peace, to hear the Christian Story told for today, to open our lives to hope and to mark the significant seasons of life. They can include elements of silence, prayer, singing, bread and wine, pictures, preaching, Bible readings, music, interviews and discussion. The tone of our services is informal within a liturgical pattern which we follow most weeks. To find out about weekly service themes please visit our events.

We celebrate Baptism of Adults and Children as part of our Sunday service.

We celebrate Weddings, which soon will be available for all couples regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Our Bible readings follow the Revised Common Lectionary.

After each service there is time for coffee and chat.

Our worship includes all ages and offers a program of activities for children and young people called  AUC Junior Church.

Children are welcome to share fully in communion, as is anyone else who would like to. We welcome all ages, abilities, gender identities, sexualities, races, to share in our worship and if they so wish to share in communion. Our table and community life is open to all.

Everyone is welcome.

In the Related Documents Section to the bottom right of this page you will find a copy of the sermon preached at AUC by Rev Elder Ines-Paul Baumann (MCC Cologne) in Feb 2016 to mark LGBTI History Month.

Our worship varies a little week by week, but for details of a typical service pattern please refer to the Related Documents Section to the lower right of the screen.

 

NiteKirk - First Sunday of the month 5-8pm

Nitekirk, is a monthly drop in evening lasting from 5-8pm based at Greyfriars Kirk. 

Nitekirk aims to provide a place of stillness for spiritual contemplation through a variety of formats including silence, prayer, music, poetry and mindful crafting.  A number of stations are set up for different activities, allowing each of us to choose whatever we are most drawn to.  Participants can, for example, light a candle, listen to music, contribute to a piece of art or write some thoughts.  There is usually a central theme to each evening.  The space in time that is offered gives opportunities for rest, renewal and room to ponder.  Everyone is welcome to stay for as long or as short a time as s/he wishes.  This alternative way of experiencing peace, stillness and prayerful help offers something innovative and refreshing for churchgoers as well as those who may not be attracted to traditional church services.  

For the most current info please visit their website.

 

The Jesus' Prayer

A version by the Lord's Prayer from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  Words by Jim Cotter.

Eternal Spirit: Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and for ever.
Amen