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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 (A4 in folded landscape format) RCL Readings Proper 26A Call to Worship (based on Joshua 3 reading) When we stand at the edge of fear and worry, God invites us to step into the waters of faith and trust. … Continue reading

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Readings Exodus: 32:1-14: While Moses is on the mountain with God, the people, struggling with how long he has been gone, ask Aaron to make them gods. He agrees, takes their gold jewellery and makes a golden calf which the people … Continue reading

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Postal Survey Prayers

Postal Prayers – an Australian vote regarding Same Sex Marriage. 16 million ballot papers have been posted out to determine how Australians feel about the question, “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Yes or No. The postal … Continue reading

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Readings Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20: God speaks God’s commandments to the people of Israel who are terrified by the thunder, lightning, smoke and trumpet sounds. They ask Moses to speak to God on their behalf, because of their fear, but Moses … Continue reading

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Readings Exodus 17:1-7: The Israelites complain that they have no water, and Moses takes their complaint to God. God instructs Moses to strike the rock at Horeb with his staff and water flows out for the people to drink. Psalm 78: … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday – 1 Oct 2017

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. Call to worship Gathering God, joined as one family we come to worship … Continue reading

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September – Dementia month

Living with dementia is a challenging experience; the social prejudice associated with the condition only adds to this challenge, leaving many people with dementia and carers feeling isolated and stigmatised. There are an estimated 413,000 Australians living with dementia, with … Continue reading

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Texts:  Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 Weekly Seeds resource: UCC weekly seeds; Kate Huey: Kate Huey Thom Shuman: Thom Shuman CBN The deadly consequences of unforgiveness (with video) “In the morning there on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Social Justice Sunday

Social Justice Sunday is held annually on the last Sunday in September. Resources for Social Justice Sunday on NCCA website. Here’s a link to the 2014 Social Justice Sunday resources. “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, … Continue reading

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Land Sunday in Season of Creation – Rex AE Hunt liturgy Readings Exodus 14:19-31 Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 First Thoughts on the Old Testament – Exodus First Thoughts on the New Testament – Romans First Thoughts on the New … Continue reading

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