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COCU14B.Transfiguration.11February2018

Transfiguration Sunday is the last Sunday before Lent. Once again Epiphany closes with the Transfiguration of Jesus – the turning point, the final affirmation, before Jesus set his sights on Jerusalem and the coming confrontation and sacrifice. The challenge of this … Continue reading

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COCU13B.Epiphany 5B.4th February 2018

Readings: Isaiah 40:21-31 To whom can God be compared? God created the earth and human rulers are short lived. Why should God’s people complain that God has forgotten them? Those who wait on God will be renewed. Psalm 147:1-11, 20c … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day, 1 December

World AIDS Day 2016 Prayer Service (WCC)

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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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UCA Sunday, 22nd June 1977

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. Here is the combined service used at Pilgrim Church on UCA Sunday 2013. UCA Anniversary 2013 Order of service from … Continue reading

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liturgy when a church closes or ceases to be a worship centre

The decline of the suburban church by Christopher Akehurst. United Church of Christ has a closing liturgy here. A Lutheran service for closing of a church by Rev Thomas L. Wentzel. UMC ‘leave taking of a church’ liturgy. Methodist Church … Continue reading

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Contemplation

In me there is darkness, but with thee there is light. I am lonely, but thou leavest me not; I am feeble in heart, but thou leavest me not; I am restless, but with thee there is peace; In me … Continue reading

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COCU11A.Epiphany3A.22January2017

Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4: Isaiah prophesies a reversal of fortune for the people of God who are occupied by Assyria – though they are in darkness, light will break in, and they will be freed from their oppression. Psalm 27:1, 4-9: David’s Psalm … Continue reading

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Reign of Christ C

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 See also Reign of Christ A and Reign of Christ B Textweek.com resources THE KINGDOM IS AMONG YOU (Luke 23:33-43) Often the Teacher spoke about the kingdom of God, near, even … Continue reading

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COCU67C.Reign of ChristC.20thNov2016

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 See also Reign of Christ A and Reign of Christ B Textweek resources here.

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