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Season of Creation- River (28 Sep 2014)

 A collection of videos to go with Rivers Sunday.

 [[DOWNLOADING THE VIDEOS]]  If you dont have a video download manager, you can right click on the video and "save video url."  Then visit a site like http://keepvid.com and paste the url into the text box.  You will then be able to choose a download format. 

 

SERMON/MESSAGE

Brian Brown, outgoing Moderator of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW & ACT, invites us to be inspired by the vision of the "river of the water of life" in Revelation 22, with God's outpouring of love at the centre (see below for discussion starters).

  

CHURCH STORY

A story on the Uniting Church's engagement with the Murray Darling Basin.

 

 

 ALL AGES TALK

Have a look at this Dreaming story of Tiddalik the greedy frog, by Indigenous Community Television (ICTV).  

Or there's a shorter cartoon version here

or you could try the story from the original SoC website

  

EXTRA MUSIC

Peter Mayer song.  "Rock" is one metaphor for God, but "River" should be too.  About God leading us where we sometimes do not want to go.

 

Genesis 8:20-22; 9:12-17
Psalm 104:27-33
Revelation 22:1-5

 

Gospels

READINGS 

God promises not to drown everything (again)
God feeds all the wild creatures etc
river of the water of life, and the tree

 

This compilation of readings from the NT which mention water or rivers.

 

 

Discussion starters from Sermon

 

DISCUSSION STARTERS

1. What special place might for you approach the vision of the “river of the water of life” in Revelation 22?

2. Revelation describes the “tree of life” as producing fruit for the healing of the nations. What sort of fruit, and what healing is needed?

3. Who are the “upstream” and “downstream” people in our lives? - those whose actions impact us or who we impact?

4. What changes can we make that will improve the health of our rivers and their communities?

 

 

word document or pdf

 

 

LITURGY

This liturgy was originally produced for Project Reconnect.