Worship Planning – Feb / Mar 2023

Worship Planning – Feb / Mar 2023

This webpage is for members of the Turramurra Uniting Church worship planning teams and Bible Study groups and contains material that TUC has bought to help in our worship or study prep. Please do not share this material with anyone outside of TUC.


Overview Feb to Easter 2023

Date Bible ReadingTheme
22 JanEpiphany 3Matthew 5:1-20Sermon on the Mount
29 JanEpiphany 4Matthew 6:7-21 [25-34]The Lord’s Prayer
5 FebEpiphany 5Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29Built on the Rock
12 FebVision SundayMatthew 13:24-43Faith Like a Mustard Seed
19 FebTransfigurationMatthew 16:24–17:8The Transfiguration
26 FebLent 1Matthew 18:15-35The Unforgiving Servant
5 MarLent 2Matthew 20:1-16Laborers in the Vineyard
12 MarLent 3Matthew 22:1-14The Wedding Banquet
19 MarLent 4Matthew 25:1-13 [or 25:14-30]The Parable of the Talents
26 MarLent 5Matthew 25:31-46When Did We See You?
2 AprilPalm SundayMatthew 21:1-17Triumphal Entry
6 AprilMaundy ThursdayMatthew 26:17-30The Last Supper
7 AprilGood FridayMatthew 27:27-61The Crucifixion
9 AprilEaster SundayMatthew 28:1-10The Empty Tomb
16 AprilEaster 2Matthew 28:16-20The Great Commission

29 Jan – An Audience of One

Preacher: PhilReading: Matthew 5:1-12

Second part of the Sermon on the Mount covering the Lord’s Prayer, treasures in heaven and not to worry. I will be focusing on the idea the first part of the Sermon on the Mount was about how we follow Jesus through out actions “let your light shine before all people” and yet in this part of the sermon of the Mount Jesus encourages us to hide our piety and that our righteous acts should only be to an audience of one – God. Why the shift and how do we apply this to our own life – especially when it comes to prayer and worry?

Context / Connections
Kids Church Material
Bible Study Material

5 Feb – Built on the Rock

Preacher: PhilReading: Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29

Last part of the Sermon on the Mount covering the judging others; ask/seek/knock; narrow and wide gates; and houses on rocks and sand.

Being the first Sunday, we will be sharing in Communion on this Sunday.

Context / Connections
Kids Church Material
Bible Study Material
Song Suggestions

12 Feb – Vision Sunday 2023

Preacher: Phil & KevinReading: Matthew 13:24-43

There are two parts of the Vision Sunday focus – one would be to remind people of our renewed Vision that we put together in the second half of last year and using the bible reading (and the larger picture of Matthew’s discourses) show how God is calling us to grow in our faith and discipleship and as a church to invest in growing young; small groups; pastoral care/supporting each other; and being a good neighbour. Then Kevin and Phil will expand of some of the practicalities of what this will mean at TUC as we move through 2023.

Context / Connections
Kids Church Material
Bible Study Material

19 Feb – Transfiguration Sunday

Preacher: KevinReading: Matthew 16:24- 17:8

Transfiguration Sunday

Context / Connections
Kids Church Material
Bible Study Material