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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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January 7th: Christ the student

Jan 7 – “Christ the Student” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS. (posted on ELCA Facebook page) This painting depicts Jesus as a student at the age of twelve. According to the gospel of Luke, He sat amidst the … Continue reading

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COCU11C.Epiphany 3C.24January2016

A reflection by Steve Garnaas-Holmes on the 1 Corinthians reading (we are the body of Christ): Out running in the cold winter air, most of my body was warm, but my fingers were cold. Riding my bike, it’s my forehead … Continue reading

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COCU5C.Christmas Eve

Call to Worship When we wait in the night in the hush that only stars can hold as they bend towards the coming of the light; when we wait in the night labouring with anticipation of what midnight shall bring; … Continue reading

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COCU3C.Advent3C.2012

  Pilgrim services:  9.30am 2012, COCU3C.Advent3C.16Dec2012.9 30am.OoS 9.30am 2015, COCU3C.Advent3C.13Dec2015.9 30am.OoS

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COCU Index Year B 2017-18

Year B Summer season (southern hemisphere)/ winter season (northern hemisphere) Martin Luther King Jr Day (USA) COCU11B, Epiphany 3B, 21st January 2018 26th January: Australia Day/Survival Day COCU12B, Epiphany 4B, 28th January 2018 COCU13B, Epiphany 5B, 4th February 2018 COCU14B, Transfiguration, … Continue reading

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COCU53B.Pentecost 13B

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 (Trinity 12 / Proper 16 / Ordinary Time 21) Readings: 1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6: 56-69 Thom Shuman writes: “I am using the alternate OT texts tomorrow, … Continue reading

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