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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 Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28: Jacob loves his son Joseph more than his other sons, and gives a Joseph a beautiful robe. But, his brothers become jealous and sell him into slavery. Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b: A psalm of thanksgiving and celebration … Continue reading

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Readings Genesis 32: 22-31: Jacob spends the night on the banks of the Jabbok River where he wrestles with a man until dawn. In the fight, Jacob is injured, leaving him with a limp, but he is also blessed and … 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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Readings Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob serves Laban for Rachel and Leah Psalm 105:1-11, 45b God, and God’s people Romans 8:26-39 The future glory Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 parables about the kingdom & hidden treasure Mucky Paws Roddy Hamilton COCU49A.Worship resources compilation Gathering … Continue reading

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Readings: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Mt 11:16-19, 25-30 Reflection related to Mt 11:30: The Myth of Urgency Everyone wants you to quietly be Atlas, to shoulder it all. Even the voice in your head insists you are behind. But … Continue reading

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NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC WEEK: 2-9 July 2017 NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from … Continue reading

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COCU39C.Day of Pentecost.4June2017

  Readings Year A Acts 2:1-21: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13: John 20:19-23: Year C Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14: 8-17 (25-27) Resources Textweek Sacredise Rex AE Hunt (Scroll to end for more liturgical resources … Continue reading

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World Environment Day – June 5th

World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June. First proclaimed in 1972, the day has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and … Continue reading

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Also Reconciliation Sunday (Australia) Readings Acts 1:6-14 The disciples question Jesus about the timing of God’s restoration of Israel, but Jesus promises the Holy Spirit and then ascends into heaven as they watch. Then two white-robed men tell them that Jesus … Continue reading

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UCA Sunday, 22nd June 1977

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. Here is the combined service used at Pilgrim Church on UCA Sunday 2013. UCA Anniversary 2013 Order of service from … Continue reading

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