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About admin

Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.

COCU46A.Pentecost5.9July2017

Readings: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Mt 11:16-19, 25-30 Reflection related to Mt 11:30: The Myth of Urgency Everyone wants you to quietly be Atlas, to shoulder it all. Even the voice in your head insists you are behind. But … Continue reading

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NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC WEEK: 2-9 July 2017 NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

London tower fire – June 2017 We pray for all those affected by the tragic fire in London. We pray for the victims, the bereaved, those still searching for loved ones and for the emergency services. Merciful God, hear our … Continue reading

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COCU39C.Day of Pentecost.4June2017

  Readings Year A Acts 2:1-21: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13: John 20:19-23: Year C Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14: 8-17 (25-27) Resources Textweek Sacredise Rex AE Hunt (Scroll to end for more liturgical resources … Continue reading

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World Environment Day – June 5th

World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June. First proclaimed in 1972, the day has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and … Continue reading

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COCU38A.Easter7A.28May2017

Also Reconciliation Sunday (Australia) Readings Acts 1:6-14 The disciples question Jesus about the timing of God’s restoration of Israel, but Jesus promises the Holy Spirit and then ascends into heaven as they watch. Then two white-robed men tell them that Jesus … Continue reading

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UCA Sunday, 22nd June 1977

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. Here is the combined service used at Pilgrim Church on UCA Sunday 2013. UCA Anniversary 2013 Order of service from … Continue reading

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Mothers Day resources

  Call to Worship The spirit of God calls us from many places; some of us come from busy homes with many people some of us live alone. We are a part of the family.This week has been different for … Continue reading

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liturgy when a church closes or ceases to be a worship centre

The decline of the suburban church by Christopher Akehurst. United Church of Christ has a closing liturgy here. A Lutheran service for closing of a church by Rev Thomas L. Wentzel. UMC ‘leave taking of a church’ liturgy. Methodist Church … Continue reading

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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

In 2017, the dates are 18-24 June. In 2000, the 9th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia expressed our commitment to seek “fair, humanitarian, adequately resourced and culturally appropriate government policies and procedures for the processing of refugees and asylum … Continue reading

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