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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.

One Great Sunday of Sharing 19 July 2020

The declaration that the Uniting Church in Australia is a multicultural Church for all God’s people sets us on a journey of continual discovery and renewal. One Great Sunday of Sharing helps us to keep this focus at the heart of our … Continue reading

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9 August 2020 – prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

Uniting Church members are encouraged to join in prayers for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. On Sunday, 11 August, 2019, Christians around the world will be praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula, which remains divided and without a formal … Continue reading

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Readings Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28: Jacob loves his son Joseph more than his other sons, and gives a Joseph a beautiful robe. But, his brothers become jealous and sell him into slavery. Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b: A psalm of thanksgiving and celebration … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, August 6th

WCC to observe 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and NagasakiAugust 2020 will mark 75 years since the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To coincide with the occasion the World Council of Churches will share a series … Continue reading

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Readings Genesis 32: 22-31: Jacob spends the night on the banks of the Jabbok River where he wrestles with a man until dawn. In the fight, Jacob is injured, leaving him with a limp, but he is also blessed and … Continue reading

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National Tree Day Sunday 2nd August 2020

National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown in to Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help … Continue reading

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday.23rdAugust 2020

Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.  It is celebrated by the Churches together on or around the last Sunday … Continue reading

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Readings Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob serves Laban for Rachel and Leah Psalm 105:1-11, 45b God, and God’s people Romans 8:26-39 The future glory Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 parables about the kingdom & hidden treasure Mucky Paws Roddy Hamilton COCU49A.Worship resources compilation Gathering … Continue reading

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ReadingsGenesis 28:10-19aPsalm139:1-12, 23-24Romans 8: 12-25Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 MUSIC You Have Searched Me, Lord, And Known Me NETTLETON D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”) You have searched me, Lord, and known me! All my life is in your care. … Continue reading

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ReadingsGenesis 25:19-34Rebekah gives birth to twins, who wrestle with each other from the womb. Then, Esau, the older twin, sell his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew.Psalm 119:105-112The psalmist celebrates God’s word, committing to obeying God’s commands even … Continue reading

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