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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.

COCU5B.ChristmasEve.24thDecember2017

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings Isaiah 9:2-7 God offers a sign of God’s grace and protection to the King and people of Judah – in the darkness light shines, and the birth … Continue reading

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Reign of Christ A

(see also Reign of Christ B in ‘Year B’ on this site for other resources. Also, Textweek has an incredible range of resources) In 2017, the so called Black Friday sales immediately precedes the last Sunday in the church year … Continue reading

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Postal Survey Prayers

And it’s YES! Postal Prayers – an Australian vote regarding Same Sex Marriage. 16 million ballot papers were posted out to determine how Australians feel about the question, “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Yes or … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

Another shooting – Lord, have mercy! A gunman opened fire Sunday morning Nov 5th 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, near San Antonio, Texas. More than two dozen people are dead and many are injured. If We Just … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Resources for Remembrance Day (see also resources for ANZAC Day) Iona/Wild Goose Publications here (downloads) Prayer For those whom we have asked to bear the horror of our violence we offer our prayers of thanks for their willingness to stand between … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

Readings Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 115:16) One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. (Psalm 145:4) After this I looked, and there was a … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

An article by Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate. She serves as Director of Advocacy at Canberra-based Christian Faith and Freedom (CFF), and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of … Continue reading

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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Dec 3

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 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 equals … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day, 1 December

World AIDS Day 2016 Prayer Service (WCC)

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COCU65A.Pentecost23A.12thNovember2017

Readings Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25: Joshua challenges the people to turn from their idols and serve only God, and they commit to doing so. Psalm 78:1-7: A call for people to hear a message of God’s greatness and goodness, remembering how … Continue reading

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