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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.


Readings: Acts 8: 26-40: Philip is instructed to go to a certain road where he encounters an Ethiopian eunuch on his way home after worshipping in Jerusalem. Philip finds him reading Isaiah’s scroll, and explains what the Scriptures say about Jesus. … Continue reading

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Readings Acts 4:5-12: Peter and the other disciples are put on trial by the religious leaders, who ask them by which name or power they have healed the lame man. Peter, in response, tells them that it is by the power … Continue reading

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World Council of Churches – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. … Continue reading

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COCU36B.Easter 6B.6May2018

A Call To Worship (based on Psalm 98) O sing to the Lord a new song, For our God has done wonderful things! Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the earth, Lift your voices in praise and shout … Continue reading

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International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – April 28

The International Workers Memorial Day is held around the world each year on April 28th to remember those who have died in the work place, and to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day resources

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly 2016 – remembering ANZAC Day and Armenian Genocide (April 24th, 1915): On the 25th of April Australia remembers the ANZACs and their sacrifice at Gallipoli in the First World War. On the 24th of April, one day before … Continue reading

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COCU33B.Easter3B.15th April2018

Readings: Acts 3: 12-19: Immediately after the healing of the lame man, Peter addresses the crowds, explaining that the power to heal the man came from the same Jesus that they had crucified. Peter then calls the people to turn back … Continue reading

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Readings Psalm 133 A song of celebration for the blessing of living in unity. Acts 4:32-35 The early disciples of Christ bear witness to the resurrection through their generosity and care for one another, ensuring that no one among them … Continue reading

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COCU31B.Easter Sunday.1April2018

COCU31B.EasterDay.Readings Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 1 Cor 15:1 – 11 Mark 16:1-8 See also resources for Year A and Year C “The resurrection of Jesus Christ was (and is!) the proclamation of a new understanding of God’s activity in … Continue reading

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COCU30A.Holy Saturday.31March2018

Joan Chittister , The Liturgical Year: “Everyone who has ever lived, who will ever live, will someday undergo a Holy Saturday of our own. Someday we will all know the power of overwhelming loss when life as we know it changes, … Continue reading

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