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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.

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Dec 3

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This celebration, created by the United Nations, seeks to celebrate the over one billion people worldwide living with some kind of disability. Disability is so natural, that this number … Continue reading

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COCU2A.Advent 2A.8Dec2019

Readings:Isaiah 11:1-10: Isaiah proclaims the coming of the “shoot from the stump of Jesse” who, through God’s Spirit resting on him, will bring peace, justice, righteousness and equity to the earth.Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19: A prayer for the King to rule wisely and … Continue reading

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COCU3A.Advent3A.15Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 35: 1-10God’s promise to restore God’s people, creating a land of peace and prosperity for them, and providing a safe and sure way for them to return home, guaranteeing their arrival in God’s Zion where they will find gladness, … Continue reading

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COCU4A.Advent4A.22December2019

ReadingsIsaiah 7: 10-16God promises a sign for King Ahaz, who is looking to Assyria for assistance with the threats of neighbouring Damascus and Samaria, that a virgin will give birth and call the child “Immanuel”, and that the enemy nations … Continue reading

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COCU6A.Christmas1.29Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 63:7-9Psalm 148Hebrews 2:10-18Matthew 2:13-23 Resources

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COCU5A.ChristmasEve.24Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 9: 2-7Psalm 96Titus 2: 11-14Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20) See also Christmas Eve B and Christmas Eve C

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Advent wreath liturgies

Here is an advent candle liturgy by Maren C. Tirabassi: “I was moved by the thought of four candles illuminating the ways human and holy touch in this season, reminding us of the simple and amazing truth of Emmanuel, God … Continue reading

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New Year prayers and blessings

Resources: Songs for New Year on the Singing from the Lectionary website  ‘You don’t think your way into a new kind of living, you live your way into a new kind of thinking.’ (Source: Henri Nouwen, intro to Parker Palmer’s … Continue reading

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COCU5A Christmas Day

See also COCU5B and COCU5C Readings – Christmas DawnIsaiah 62: 6-12Psalm 97Titus 3: 4-7Luke 2: (1-7), 8-20 Readings – Christmas DayIsaiah 52: 7-10Psalm 98Hebrews 1: 1-4 (5-12)John 1: 1-14 See also Christmas Dawn B and Christmas Day C Into this … Continue reading

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COCU64C.3Nov2019

Readings Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4: Habakkuk complains to God that justice is perverted and God’s help does not come, but then, as he waits for God’s answer, God’s word comes to him offering him a vision of the downfall of the … Continue reading

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