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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.

Elections

Reflecting on a change of leadership: This is not about a difference of political opinion, as that’s far too small to mourn over. It’s about a fundamental difference in how we view the worth of all people—not just those who … Continue reading

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COCU61B.21Oct2018

Readings: Job 38:1-7 (34-41) God answers Job, questioning where he was when God created the earth, who orders the clouds and lightning and can create rain, and who provides food for wild animals and birds. Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c In … Continue reading

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Children’s Day Australia.24October2018

Introduction Children’s Day is recognised on various days in many places around the world, to honour children globally. International Children’s Day on June 1st was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children, Switzerland, in 1925 and … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child

“On International Day of the Girl Child, let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential. ” (UN Secretary-General António Guterres) Since 2012, 11 October has been … Continue reading

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A pastoral prayer (victims of sexual assault)

A pastoral prayer (Dr Christine Blasey Ford gave testimony about her experience of sexual assault. This week’s cover of TIME: Using words and phrases from her testimony, artist John Mavroudis (@zenpopart) “recreated her likeness by drawing each letter by hand.”) Rage … Continue reading

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Anti-Poverty Week

In 2018, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 14th to the 20th of October. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: * Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and … Continue reading

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COCU60B.14Oct2018

RCL Readings Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Job longs to put his case before God, but he does not know how to find God. If he could get to God’s dwelling place, he believes, he could lay out his case, but God … Continue reading

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International Day of non-Violence.2 Oct each year

The United Nations has designated Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday, as International Nonviolence Day. Prayer Service-Prayer for Nonviolence LEADER: Each day we are inundated by images and experiences of violence: international war and oppression, aggression and fighting in our cities and … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

Tsunami in Indonesia On Friday 28th September 2018, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck Sulawesi island in Indonesia. It led to a tsunami with waves up to 3 metres high hitting the city of Palu. More than 1200 people … Continue reading

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COCU62B.28thOctober2018

Readings Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52 Christ our God, sun of righteousness, by your divine touch you gave light to the eyes of the blind man who had been deprived of light since birth. Enlighten … Continue reading

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