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UCA Anniversary.22 June2018 (closest Sunday is 24thJune2018)

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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Arbor Day/Tree Day – 20June2018 (in Australia)

Arbor (Tree) Day in Australia – June 20, 2018 Arbor Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but mostly organized on different dates. The first known Arbor Day was celebrated in 1594 in Spain. In the USA it’s … Continue reading

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COCU34B.Easter4B.22April2018

Readings Acts 4:5-12: Peter and the other disciples are put on trial by the religious leaders, who ask them by which name or power they have healed the lame man. Peter, in response, tells them that it is by the power … Continue reading

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COCU31B.Easter Sunday.1April2018

COCU31B.EasterDay.Readings Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 1 Cor 15:1 – 11 Mark 16:1-8 See also resources for Year A and Year C “The resurrection of Jesus Christ was (and is!) the proclamation of a new understanding of God’s activity in … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

A prayer adapted from St Patrick’s Breastplate We bind unto ourselves today the strong name of the trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in three. We bind this day to us forever, by power … Continue reading

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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 Palestine Israel:16 – 23 September 2018

The third week of September is the annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI). It includes the International Day of Peace. This week is a time for people of faith to join together in worship and prayer in … Continue reading

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Weddings

Joined with Love A Wedding Hymn by Kurt Struckmeyer In community we gather, Off’ring blessings on this day. Friends and fam’ly joined together, Raising voices now to pray. May your journey from this moment Be in God’s embracing care – Like … Continue reading

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