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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.

COCU67A.Reign of Christ.22Nov2020

ReadingsEzekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24Psalm 100Ephesians 1: 15-23Matthew 25: 31-46 See also Reign of Christ B and Reign of Christ C

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International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day began in 2018 and “seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns … Continue reading

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COCU66A.15Nov2020

ReadingsJudges 4:1-7Psalm 1231 Thes 5: 1-11Matt 25: 14-30

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COCU65A.8thNovember2020

Readings Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25: Joshua challenges the people to turn from their idols and serve only God, and they commit to doing so. Psalm 78:1-7: A call for people to hear a message of God’s greatness and goodness, remembering how … Continue reading

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NAIDOC Week 8-15th Nov 2020

2020 NAIDOC theme – Always was, always will be. DEFERRED FROM JULY – Now 8th-15th Nov 2020NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is … Continue reading

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COCU62A.All Saints Day.1Nov

Readings: Year ARev 7: 9-17: They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) – first Sunday in Nov

IDOP is recognised on the first Sunday in November each year, dedicated to the saints and martyrs of the Christian faith and for persecuted communities. IDOP website here.In 2020 this falls on November 1st, which is also the closest Sunday to … Continue reading

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Words to introduce Passing of the Peace

Christ is our peace. He has reconciled us to God in one body by the cross. We meet in his name and share his peace. The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you. We offer … Continue reading

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World Mental Health, 10th October

Hey God, We’re not down, we’re not out, but we’re hurting. This vulnerability sits like an open wound and every new hit jars it. We breathe through it, lean into it, listen for what the pain has to tell us. … Continue reading

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COCU63A.25thOct2020

ReadingsDeuteronomy 34:1-12: Moses climbs Mount Nebo and views the whole of the promised land. Then he dies, but no one knows where his grave is. After the thirty day mourning period, Joshua takes over as leader of the Israelites.OR Leviticus 19:1-2, … Continue reading

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