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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.

World Council of Churches – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 13-20May2018

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. … Continue reading

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COCU41B.3June2018

Readings  1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2: 23-3:6 Contemplative activity Joanna (Spacious Faith) describes an activity for Psalm 139 that adds deeper meaning to this beautiful and meaningful psalm. To begin, find a quiet … Continue reading

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COCU36B.Easter 6B.6May2018

Readings Acts 10: 44-48 As Peter preaches to the Gentile believers in Cornelius’ house, the Holy Spirit comes on them and they begin to speak with other tongues. Peter then baptises them confirming that God’s salvation is for the Gentiles … Continue reading

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COCU35B.Easter5B.29April2018

Readings: Acts 8: 26-40: Philip is instructed to go to a certain road where he encounters an Ethiopian eunuch on his way home after worshipping in Jerusalem. Philip finds him reading Isaiah’s scroll, and explains what the Scriptures say about Jesus. … Continue reading

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International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – April 28

The International Workers Memorial Day is held around the world each year on April 28th to remember those who have died in the work place, and to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day resources

Excellent 2018 article by Geoff Thompson for ANZAC Day. The words “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”, uttered on Anzac Day, have nothing whatsoever to do with war. Wrenched … Continue reading

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COCU34B.Easter4B.22April2018

Readings Acts 4:5-12: Peter and the other disciples are put on trial by the religious leaders, who ask them by which name or power they have healed the lame man. Peter, in response, tells them that it is by the power … Continue reading

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COCU33B.Easter3B.15th April2018

Readings: Acts 3: 12-19: Immediately after the healing of the lame man, Peter addresses the crowds, explaining that the power to heal the man came from the same Jesus that they had crucified. Peter then calls the people to turn back … Continue reading

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COCU32B.Easter2B.8thApril2018

Readings Psalm 133 A song of celebration for the blessing of living in unity. Acts 4:32-35 The early disciples of Christ bear witness to the resurrection through their generosity and care for one another, ensuring that no one among them … Continue reading

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COCU31B.Easter Sunday.1April2018

COCU31B.EasterDay.Readings Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 1 Cor 15:1 – 11 Mark 16:1-8 See also resources for Year A and Year C “The resurrection of Jesus Christ was (and is!) the proclamation of a new understanding of God’s activity in … Continue reading

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