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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.

COCU35A.Easter5A.14thMay2017

(in process of updating) Readings Acts 7:55-60: Stephen who has been on trial, expresses his vision of Jesus glorified, which angers the religious leaders, who drag him out of the city to stone him. But, Stephen, as he dies, prays for … 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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Earth Day April 22nd

Earth Day 2017 marks the first anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement. Despite this remarkable achievement, we cannot afford to pull back our efforts. To build a world that values environmental protection and cultivates sustainable communities for all … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

Syria The heartbreaking aftermath of chemical warfare in Syria (April 2017), followed by targetted bombing by the US, is the background to this reflection by Steve Garnaas-Holmes in Holy Week: The Empire Feeds Cold and dark clamp down on us. … Continue reading

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COCU34A.Easter 4A.7thMay2017

Readings: Acts 2: 42-47: a description of the life of the early disciples as they shared in worship, hospitality and caring for one another Psalm 23: David’s famous psalm of confidence and hope in God’s care, guidance and provision 1 … Continue reading

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COCU33A.Easter 3A.30April2017

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Peter continues his sermon on the Day of Pentecost and encourages his hearers to believe in Jesus as Messiah, to repent and to receive God’s Spirit, and 3000 people respond. Psalm 116:1-4,12-19 A psalm of praise, … Continue reading

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COCU32A.Easter 2A.23rdApril2017

Readings Acts 2: 14a, 22-32 Peter declares the resurrection of Jesus to a crowd amazed at the signs of the Spirit’s presence and power. Psalm 16 In you, O God, I take refuge 1 Peter 1:3-9 Salvation is the outcome of faithfulness John … Continue reading

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COCU31A.EasterDay.16April2017

Readings: Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-8 or Matthew 28:1-10 Bill Loader commentary on reading from Matthew, John, Colossians, Acts. Music: Singing from the Lectionary Easter Day: Easter Day Melody Line & … Continue reading

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COCU30A.Holy Saturday.15April2017

2016 Holy Saturday resource: COCU30C.2016ResourceHolySaturday 2016 Stations – response sheets: COCU30C.Stationssheets.HolySaturday 2017 resource including stations COCU30C.HolySaturday2017 Holy Saturday Vigil, by Andrew O’Neill Praying in the Spirit of Easter Saturday Lord of Easter, God of all times, We pray in the Spirit of Easter … Continue reading

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COCU29A.Good Friday.14April2017

Year A readings Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25   Bill Loader commentary John 18:1 – 19:42 Bill Loader commentary on the Gospel Bill Loader, An order of service for Good Friday Reflections: God of the mountain, Two words from the Cross, Caiaphas – … Continue reading

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