St. John's Uniting Church Wahroonga
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Sunday Mornings

On Sunday mornings we meet at 9:30am for worship. All ages join together for the start, and then we divide into two: Godly Play for kids aged around 3-11, and a more traditional worship service for the adults. Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month, and everyone, of all ages, is welcomed. After the service each Sunday we invite everyone to join us for morning tea and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Everyone is welcome at all of our services. If you’d like to know more, please feel free to contact our minister, Chris, on 0402 012 418 or

Sermon podcasts

Can't make it to Church on Sunday? Want to listen to the sermon again? Interested in what we have to say? Most of our Sunday morning sermons are recorded and podcast...


James 5:13-20
Our reading from the epistle of James today is one that, in its misapplication, has caused a great deal of heartache over the years. It plunges us into the mystery of prayer, and the hope of the miraculous; but read lightly it also seems to offer a simple, formulaic picture of prayer, and in particular, of prayer for healing.…

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Pecking order

Psalm 1 | Mark 9:30-37
Mark chapters 8 and 9 really mark a turning point in the gospel.
For the first seven or so chapters, Jesus has been teaching, preaching, healing, casting out demons. He’s gathered a following, he’s challenged those in power, he’s reached out to those outside the Jewish faith (or perhaps – he’s responded when they reached out to him).…

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The Lord watches over the stranger

Psalm 146 | Mark 7:24-30
I guess if you were to make a list of adjectives that you would apply to Jesus, “racist” probably wouldn’t be amongst them. And yet here he is, in Mark’s gospel, meeting with a gentile, a Syrophoenician woman, in desperate need of help for her afflicted daughter, and basically calling her a dog – by contrast with the Jews, Jesus’ people, who are the children.…

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Looking in the mirror

James 1:17-27 | Mark 7:1-8
(Due to a technical failure, no audio this week… sorry!)
The people of God, the Jewish nation of Israel, actually spent very little of their history being the nation of Israel.
They started out as a tribe, an extended family, that made good; that somehow escaped from the shackles of the region’s first great empire – Egypt – and established themselves as a nation by invading the land of Canaan.…

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