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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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Prayer for meetings

(adapted from Cheryl Lawrie, Hold This Space) We bring to this meeting all of who we are. This is both our greatest weakness and our greatest strength. We will have come with priorities that we might barely be aware of … Continue reading

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Fathers Day resources

Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September in Australia. The secular practice of honouring fathers on a particular day began about a hundred years ago. We give thanks to God for Dads who are being celebrated today. … Continue reading

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Winter solstice

BLESSING FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT All throughout these months, as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for this night. It has practiced walking in the dark, traveling with its eyes closed, feeling its … Continue reading

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Prayers from a progressive perspective

Prayers from a progressive perspective…..http://www.christ-community.net/prayers/

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