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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.

Season of creation – various

Prayer of confession: Weapons of Massive Consumption God who conceived creation, And breathed it into being with the Word, You have observed the eons pass, You have seen the cosmos evolve, And give rise to our humanity. We have come to … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean A monster hurricane in the Atlantic basin – Lord have mercy!! Flooding in Texas August/September 2017 O God, We’ve Prayed in Wind and Rain (tune: AMAZING GRACE, words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette) O God, we’ve prayed in wind … Continue reading

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COCU55A.P14A.10Sept2017

Readings Exodus 12:1-14 God gives Moses and Aaron the instructions for the Passover meal – for the animal that must be chosen, sacrificed and eaten, how it is to be prepared, and the way the Israelites must eat it, with … Continue reading

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COCU54.P13A.3September2017

Music Australian church music website linked to lectionary with music suggestions for each week. David McGregor’s lectionary based music suggestions here.  

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COCU53A.27thAugust2017

Readings Exodus 1:8-2.10: After a regime change in Egypt, the Israelites are made slaves and oppressed by the Egyptians. Midwives are also commanded to kill all male children but they refuse to do so, so Pharoah commands that male children be … Continue reading

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World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel:17-24 September 2017

World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel 17-24 September 2017 As participants in the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, churches around the world shall send a clear signal to policy-makers, community groups, and their own parishes about the urgent … Continue reading

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Child Protection Week (1st week every September)

National Child Protection week happens in the first week of September every year. The link will take you to posters, resources and facts sheets which can be downloaded.  Not sure how congregations/churches/faith communities have been involved in the past but … Continue reading

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Candle lighting

Lighting of the Community Candle The Community Candle is lit We light this flame as a symbol of the creativity of our faith: the creativity to explore new avenues of religious insight; the creativity to develop a caring community; the creativity … Continue reading

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday.27thAugust2017

Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.  It is celebrated by the Churches together on or around the last Sunday … Continue reading

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August 13 – prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

Uniting Church members are encouraged to join in prayers for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. On Sunday, 13 August, 2017, Christians around the world will be praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula, which remains divided and without a formal … Continue reading

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