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Gratitude

At this time of the year, as we come to the end of November the USA prepares to enter the season of Thanksgiving. Although it is particular to the USA, it’s also celebrated in different forms (and for different reasons) … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20th Nov

In 2020, 350 murders of trans people have been reported, with 59 lost to suicide. There are countless unreported cases, and the numbers do not include the continent of Africa, or China. Today we remember and mourn their loss. We … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht: “Night of Broken Glass” 9 Nov 1938

On the evening of November 9-10, 1938, the German Reich unleashed a pogrom against the Jews, burning down synagogues and smashing the glass fronts of Jewish shops in Berlin and all big cities in Germany and Austria. The pogrom was … Continue reading

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COCU67A.Reign of Christ.22Nov2020

ReadingsEzekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24Psalm 100Ephesians 1: 15-23Matthew 25: 31-46 See also Reign of Christ B and Reign of Christ C

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International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day began in 2018 and “seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns … Continue reading

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COCU66A.15Nov2020

ReadingsJudges 4:1-7Psalm 1231 Thes 5: 1-11Matt 25: 14-30

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Words to introduce Passing of the Peace

Christ is our peace. He has reconciled us to God in one body by the cross. We meet in his name and share his peace. The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you. We offer … Continue reading

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COCU63A.25thOct2020

ReadingsDeuteronomy 34:1-12: Moses climbs Mount Nebo and views the whole of the promised land. Then he dies, but no one knows where his grave is. After the thirty day mourning period, Joshua takes over as leader of the Israelites.OR Leviticus 19:1-2, … Continue reading

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COCU61A.18thOctober2020

ReadingsExodus 33:12-23: Moses pleads with God for God’s presence to go with the Israelites, which is what will distinguish them from other nations, and God promises to do so. Then Moses asks to see God’s glory and God agrees to … Continue reading

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World Humanitarian Day, August 19

In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day to raise awareness about humanitarian assistance worldwide and to pay tribute to the people who risk their lives to provide it. World Humanitarian Day was commemorated … Continue reading

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