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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.

National Tree Day 27th/29thJuly2018

National Tree Day for schools – 27th July National Tree Day – 29th July Creator God, Out of chaos you brought order. Out of nothingness you brought life. In the middle of all life stands the tree. Trees provide … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Fortnight, 3rd-16th August 2018

Coffee, chocolate, tea and cotton can all be produced by farmers and workers earning exploitative wages, child labourers, or in environmentally damaging ways. Looking for the Fairtrade Mark removes the shadow of doubt. When you make your coffee Fairtrade, you can … Continue reading

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Music – various

Music is not inserted into worship; rather worship is inherently musical. We are a singing people. How we sing together and what we sing together reflects our faith, our church, our union with fragile creation, our thoughts and our feelings … 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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Lay Preachers Sunday, 5thAugust2018

Lay Preachers Sunday in the Uniting Church in Australia is on the first Sunday in August each year. 2018 suggestions for Order of Service – 2018-08-05-Lay-Preachers-Sunday

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United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30thJuly2018

Faith communities are invited to make commitments to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking and its abuse in our local and global communities. Together we must raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and show the … Continue reading

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Readings 2 Samuel 11:1-15 After David sees Bathsheba bathing, he sleeps with her and she becomes pregnant. Then, he summons her husband, Uriah, who is away at war, and attempts to get him to sleep with his wife to cover … Continue reading

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Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-14a  David decides that he wants to build a temple (house) for God, but God, through the prophet Nathan, refuses him, and tells him that he is not the one to build a temple, and that God … Continue reading

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Readings 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19: David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem in two attempts, the second after hearing how Obed-Edom, in whose house the Ark had been left, was being blessed. Then, as the Ark enters Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Bread of life – art work by Rev Mark Hewitt Bread of Life by Steve Garnaas-Holmes Why nibble on the Bread of Life when you can chow down? Why only smell it, faintly, when you can feast upon it, every … Continue reading

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