@Morling - March 29, 2021
Week 6, Semester 1

Blessings and Prayers for Easter
As we prepare for Easter, may these prayers and blessing help shape your heart, mind and actions.

May the light of Christ, rising in glory, scatter the darkness of your hearts and minds; and may the blessing of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, rest upon you, and be with you always. Ancient Western Rite for Easter.

O my sweet Saviour, who in  your undeserved love towards us so kindly suffered the painful death of the cross, suffer me not to be cold or lukewarm in love towards you. 
Thomas More (1478-1535)

May the God who shakes heave and earth,
whom death could not contain,
who lives to disturb and heal us,
bless you with power to go forth
and proclaim the gospel. 
 Janet Morley.

in your plan of salvation
you Son Jesus Christ accepted the cross
and freed us from the power of the enemy.
May we come to share the glory of his resurrection,
for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
on God, for ever and ever.
Australian Prayer Book.

Not the Kingdom of Death

Christ is risen!

We give thanks for the gift of Easter
that runs beyond our expectations,
beyond our categories of reason,
even more, beyond the sinking sense of our own lives.

We know about the powers of death,
powers that persist among us,
powers that drive us from you, and
from our neighbour, and
from our best selves.

We know about the powers of fear and greed and anxiety,
and brutality and certitude.
powers before which we are helpless.

And then you – you at dawn, unquenched,
you in the darkness,
you on Saturday,
you who breaks the world to joy.

Yours is the kingdom…
not the kingdom of death,
Yours is the power…
not the power of death,
Yours is the glory…
not the glory of death.
Yours…You…and we give thanks
for the newness beyond our achieving.


Walter BrueggemannAwed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth

  • Remember to be COVIDsafe when you come on campus!
  • Join us for our Sydney Campus graduations: on our Facebook page for the livestream at 3pm and/or 7pm.
  • If you are on the Perth-Vose campus - plan to stay after Chapel for Community Lunch - every Wednesday at 12pm
  • Get ready for Easter and the mid-Semester break. Make sure you have asked for support and prayer as we take a break from regular lectures. 
  • Sydney Campus: The Gathering: Tuesdays at noon in the auditorium or via Zoom    Meeting ID: 991 8870 4951
  • Perth-Vose campus: Wednesdays at 11am
  • This week's preachers
    • Sydney Campus: Matthew Gray
    • Perth-Vose campus: Amanda Tan
Catch up on previous services/sermons from the Sydney campus on Moodle
Perth-Vose campus: Congratulations to those who graduated last week!

Sydney campus: 29 March
If you are not graduating, or don't have a guest ticket - we don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate and honour our graduates - so join us online at Graduation! Unfortunately, we cannot have all of you join us in the room this year at Graduation, so we would love for you to join us on our Facebook page for the livestream at 3pm and/or 7pm.

In preparation for our Graduation service each year, we award students prizes of achievement, based on their academic results or service to the College.

  •  Cleugh Black Memorial Prize Matthew Gray                   
    • Awarded to the Senior Student who led the Student Representative Group.
  • A.L. Leeder Memorial Prize  Jack Styles                            
    • Awarded to an Accreditation Candidate near or at the end of their studies who has made a positive contribution to College life.
  • Giblin Prize  Holly Burke          
    • Awarded to a female student who has made a significant contribution to College life and/or has also achieved outstanding results in their studies.
  • Preaching Prize Matthew Gray       
    • Awarded to a student with outstanding results in a preaching unit.
  • Christianity in History Prize Peter Holford
    • Awarded to a student with outstanding results in a Christianity in History unit.
  • Christian Thought Prize Katherine Wilick               
    • Awarded to a student with outstanding results in Christian Thought unit.
  • Denominational Distinctives Prize Amy Langford          
    • Awarded to a student with the highest results in Denominational Distinctives unit.
  • Pastoral Ministry Prize Adrian Buggs                                
    • Awarded to a student with outstanding results in a Pastoral Ministry unit.
  • Biblical Languages Prize Franz Brosch                          
    • Awarded to the student with the best overall result in NT Greek A&B (LA005,6) or Biblical Hebrew A&B (LA003,4).
  • Biblical Studies Prize Melissa Ramoo                                
    • Awarded to the student with the best overall result in Biblical Studies units
  • Evangelism and Mission Prize Katharine Lee King Ting 
    • Awarded to a student with outstanding results in an Evangelism and Missions unit.
  • Overseas Student Prize Erin Pasalich                                
    • Awarded to the Overseas Student with the best overall result/s.
  • Academic Excellence in Counselling Studies Prize Enid Choong
    • Awarded to the student who has achieved academic excellence in their counselling studies.
  • PACFA Outstanding Counselling Graduate Prize Darling (Kumari) Selvakumari Singh
    • Awarded to the student recognised to be an outstanding counselling graduate.
  • Excellence in Integration of Faith and Counselling Practice Prize Samantha Pack
    • Awarded to the counselling graduate who has demonstrated reflectiveness in integrating counselling theory & practice with his or her own theology and Christian faith and shows promise for clinical excellence in counselling practice.
  • Personal Achievement in Chaplaincy Studies Prize Rachel Thomas       
    • Awarded to the student who has demonstrated significant personal achievement in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care studies.
  • Academic Excellence in Chaplaincy Studies Prize Silva Fakrajian Sarkissian
    • Awarded to the student who has achieved academic excellence in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care studies.
  • Community Life Prize Linda Corner                                   
    • Awarded to the student or resident who has contributed significantly to Community Life.
Library news
From Tuesday 20 April, Heather and Noel Vose Library (Perth-Vose campus) is changing its closing time on lecture weeks to 6:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This is timed to coincide with the start of the evening lecture to make it safer for library staff. On non-teaching weeks, we will be closing as usual at 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Mid Semester Break opening times
Heather and Noel Vose Library (Perth-Vose campus)
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays (Easter 2nd-5th April) - CLOSED

Gilbert Wright Library (Sydney campus)
Monday - *10am to 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - *10am to 10pm
Friday - *10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 4pm
Sunday and Public Holidays (Easter 2nd-5th April) - CLOSED
Sydney campus - Student Car
We have just serviced and re-registered a donated 2002 Holden Barina hatchback (5door) to be used by a student or resident in 2021. The student is expected to pay $100.00 per month to the college at the beginning of each month for the use of the car.
  1. The car will continue to belong to Morling College and will remain registered with the college.
  2. The student will have use of the vehicle until start of next year, provided the student remains a Morling College student.
  3. The college will register and insure the vehicle. In the event of an accident where the student is at fault as per the insurer, the student will be required to pay the “excess”.
  4. The vehicle is to be serviced and any costs for additional servicing, petrol, fines and additional tolls are to be borne by the student.
  5. The car is to be driven only by the nominated student.
If you are interested in use of this vehicle please contact Peter McCrindle ( and Nali Rajaratnam (
Ezra Centre
Affordable counselling can be accessed by seeing our Intern Counsellor ($15 per hour) who works under direct supervision. We also have qualified Clinical Counsellors who work out of Ezra, their fees range between $80 - $120. Appointments can be made face to face or online.
Please call The Ezra Centre on 8197 1746 or email to make an appointment.

Do you have a story to tell?Baptist NSW & ACT
Morling is starting a student focused magazine! We would love to include real-life stories/testimonies from students who have something to share with the Morling community. Perhaps you’ve had an unexpected or unusual journey to college that might inspire others. Maybe you have a story about overcoming or coping with significant challenges in your journey as a student. Perhaps you have discovered some important key in your formation for ministry or professional practice? Or maybe you’re already involved in some ministry, mission, church plant or profession that other students might find valuable to hear about.

Contributions between 300 and 1500 words will be gratefully considered, or you can be “interviewed” instead if writing is not your thing. Contact the editor, Morling’s Dean of Students Peter Friend (

Plan ahead and start to pray. Who can you invite? 
Thursday 13th May 2021 6.45pm on the Sydney campus and livestreamed.
Find out details here.
Sydney Campus Accommodation
Did you know that we have affordable casual accommodation and group accommodation available in our Morling Residential College? We also have some availability for long-term accommodation in our MRC and Morling Village. 
Get in touch with the MRC team to know more.
The Faith in Action conference will focus on various aspects of counselling and chaplaincy practice, exploring what transforms belief into practical expressions of care and love that commend Christ to a broken and hurting world. Our two keynote speakers, and a range of other presenters from both Counselling and Chaplaincy disciplines, are all specialists in their fields.

Find out more here.


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