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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.

COCU53C.25August2019

ReadingsJeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71: 1-6; Hebrews 12: 18-29: Luke 13:10-17 Call to WorshipAll who are bent over with worry: this is a place of sanctuary.All who are burdened with life: this is a house of care.All who are lost to … Continue reading

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COCU52C.18thAugust2019

Readings Isaiah 5:1-7: A metaphorical prophecy of judgement against Israel and Judah, pictured as God’s vineyard, for their lack of justice.OR Jeremiah 23:23-29: A prophecy against false prophets who make up lies in God’s name, compared to God’s true word which … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

August 2019: A wave of shootings in the United States has prompted lament, condolences and condemnations from US churches and the World Council of Churches (WCC). “We stand with our sisters and brothers in the US in these hours of grief … Continue reading

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COCU51C.11August2019

Readings: Isaiah 1: 1, 10-20: Having a vision, strengthens and guides people, especially in times of uncertainty and chaos.Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23: God is not silent, and God makes fierce demands.Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16: Faith inspires new journeys, and new lives; faith is … Continue reading

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11 August 2019 – 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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Hiroshima Day, August 6th

A Prayer for Hiroshima Day Like most traumatic scars, the ones that are found in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are permanent: reminders of the terrible damage human beings can inflict. Similar scars can be found in the hearts and souls of … Continue reading

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – August 4th

Children’s Day is celebrated across Australia each year on 4 August. It is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. It is also an opportunity for all Australians to … Continue reading

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Lay Preachers Sunday 4Aug2019

The first Sunday in August is designated by the Uniting Church in Australia as Lay Preachers Sunday. Resources are available here.

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COCU50C.4August2019

Texts: Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Readings (designed to be printed as back to back A5):COCU50C.Pentecost11C.RCLreadings.P Resources: Textweek; Singing from the Lectionary; Sacredise; NZ Hymn writer Shirley Murray:‘Love and trust need no hoard, richest treasure can’t … Continue reading

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COCU49C.28th July 2019

Readings: Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19); Luke 11:1-13 Resources: Textweek.Commentary on Hosea by Dennis Bratcher. Various versions of the Lord’s Prayer, including the following written by Rev Sarah Agnew. Divine Source of Love and Live,Holy is your unspeakable … Continue reading

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