Dear God, your Son Jesus was born among us poor, humble and dependent. Open our eyes and our hearts and our hands to honour him now as our Lord and King by welcoming him through those who are hungry and thirsty; in all who are abandoned and lonely; in refugees; in the poor and the sick. Let our love become free and spontaneous, like the tenderness you have shown us in your Son. Help us to look for you in the face of our neighbour, that in caring for others we discover the joy and glory of your kingdom. Welcome us in the everlasting Kingdom prepared for us through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Source: based on re.worship/Matthew-25-31-46 and “In the meantime”
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.