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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.

COCU18C.Ash Wednesday.6March2019

‘With These Ashes‘…With these ashes, we rememberWhat we’re made of, what we’re made ofWith these ashes, we rememberWe are made of dustAshes to ashes, dust to dustSo it has always beenAshes to ashes, dust to dustWe return again(Source: Kathy Douglass)Listen … Continue reading

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IWD – International Women’s Day (March 8 each year)

2019 theme is #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 Better the balance, better the world. (the link above shows ‘the pose’ for the theme for 2019) An International Women’s Day Prayer God, Today we honour the women of all times and places, Women of courage, … Continue reading

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Readings Deuteronomy 26:1-11: Instructions to bring the first produce from each crop as a thanksgiving offering to God, and a recognition of God’s care, provision and liberation of God’s people in the past and the present. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16: A … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

A Prayer for Aotearoa New Zealand God of peace, we have seen hatred unleashed and precious lives lost. We grieve with the families and communities mourning the death of loved ones. Our hearts go out to those who have been injured … Continue reading

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Harmony Day, 21stMarch

Harmony Day is managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United … Continue reading

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ReadingsIsaiah 55:1-9: An invitation from God for those who are hungry and thirsty to receive food and drink free of charge, to seek God while God may be found, and to recognise that God’s ways are much higher than the … Continue reading

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Readings Joshua 5:9-12: The Israelites celebrate the Passover, as God proclaims that the “disgrace of Egypt” is removed from them, and have their first meal in Canaan. The day after that the manna stops arriving. Psalm 32: A celebration of … Continue reading

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READINGSIsaiah 43:16-21: The God who has saved Israel in the past invites God’s people to believe that a new salvation is coming for them in their exile. Psalm 126:  A psalm celebrating the return of exiles to Jerusalem, and asking … Continue reading

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COCU24C.Lent6C.Palm Sunday.14April2019

ReadingsPsalm 118:1-2, 19-29: A celebration of God’s goodness and faithful love, answering prayer, turning the rejected stone into the capstone, and inviting people into God’s presence. Luke 19:28-40: Jesus rides into Jerusalem as the people offer praises. The Pharisees though … Continue reading

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Celebration of ordination

I was asked to craft a liturgy for a friend celebrating 50 years of ordination. I’ve attached the service, and also this song. There is Joy in Serving JesusNETTLETON D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”)There is joy in … Continue reading

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