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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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COCU5C.Christmas Eve.24Dec2018

See also Christmas, Christmas Eve B, and Christmas Tree Traditions and Blessings ResourcesAdvent, Christmas and Epiphany: Liturgies and Prayers for Public Worship by Brian Wren Christmas litany-waiting for the light.ChristineSine Children’s Talk: Mary’s Treasure Box, based on a storybook by that … Continue reading

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Readings Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4: Habakkuk complains to God that justice is perverted and God’s help does not come, but then, as he waits for God’s answer, God’s word comes to him offering him a vision of the downfall of the … Continue reading

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See also Pentecost A and Pentecost B Readings Acts 2:1-21: The believers are filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and they start to praise God in various languages.Or Genesis 11:1-9: Humanity seeks to build a tower that … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

Brigit (451-525 AD) is a Celtic saint who exemplified the wonderful gift of hospitality that Celtic Christians believed was not only meant to be a custom in their homes, it was a key into the Kingdom of God. To offer hospitality was seen as receiving Christ into their midst and fulfilling the law of love.  Continue reading

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Readings Isaiah 5:1-7: A metaphorical prophecy of judgement against Israel and Judah, pictured as God’s vineyard, for their lack of justice.OR Jeremiah 23:23-29: A prophecy against false prophets who make up lies in God’s name, compared to God’s true word which … Continue reading

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ReadingsJeremiah 2:4-13: God speaks out against God’s people who have forgotten God’s salvation and turned to other gods – God’s people have abandoned God who is the fountain of living water and have dug cracked cisterns for themselves.OR Sirach 10:12-18: In … Continue reading

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ReadingsJeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15: In spite of his prophecies of the destruction of Judah, Jeremiah buys his cousin’s field and proclaims God’s word that people will again buy property in the land of Judah.OR Amos 6:1a, 4-7: Amos proclaims that those who … Continue reading

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Isaiah 60:1-6: The light of God’s glory and God’s goodness shines on God’s people, and people from across the earth are drawn to bring gifts and worship God. Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14: A prayer for God’s love of justice to fill … Continue reading

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