Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you. In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen.
God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
About Us: – Capalaba Uniting Church has served the Capalaba, Sheldon and Alexandra Hills areas of the Redlands, on the south-eastern bayside of Brisbane, since 1976. We’re a friendly, neighbourhood-style church with a desire to know Jesus and make him known to the community through worship, witness and service. Our congregation numbers about 40 each week. While we have a wide range of ages, most of our regulars are aged 50-plus.
Our minister, Rev. John McGookin, is part-time with us. He works with our church elders in overseeing the worship, preaching and pastoral care of the congregation, and he leads our services generally three Sundays a month. The remaining Sunday/s are led by retired ministers and elders.
The Uniting Church
As part of the Uniting Church in Australia, we stand within the reformed, evangelical tradition of the Christian faith. However, born out of a vision for Christian unity in which three denominations came together, the Uniting Church has a strong commitment to ecumenism (working with other Christian churches) and also to God’s ministry of reconciliation, which it expresses through inclusive communities of faith. We also emphasize and encourage the ministry of every member, with equal opportunities for women and men, young and old. You’ll find more about the Uniting Church on our Contacts and Links page.