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Kristallnacht: “Night of Broken Glass” 9 Nov 1938

On the evening of November 9-10, 1938, the German Reich unleashed a pogrom against the Jews, burning down synagogues and smashing the glass fronts of Jewish shops in Berlin and all big cities in Germany and Austria. The pogrom was … Continue reading

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COCU 65B.11th November2018

This is also Remembrance Day and one hundred years centenary since the fighting stopped in World War I. So worship planners may choose to incorporate some specific Remembrance Day prayers into the service (some from the ANZAC Day resource may … Continue reading

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COCU64B.4Nov2018

Call to worship With our whole being-heart mind soul and strength: Let us love and praise God! With all of our being: We will love and praise God! For God is faithful forever, helping, freeing, loving, protecting! Let us sing … Continue reading

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House blessing

These words from John O’Donahue might be used for a house blessing. Although it’s not a common thing in Australian culture, it’s an ancient tradition in Christianity, and many migrant-ethnic communities value the blessing of a home. It could also … Continue reading

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World Food Week of Action

Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 14 through Sunday Oct. 21 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17). … Continue reading

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A pastoral prayer (victims of sexual assault)

A pastoral prayer (Dr Christine Blasey Ford gave testimony about her experience of sexual assault. This week’s cover of TIME: Using words and phrases from her testimony, artist John Mavroudis (@zenpopart) “recreated her likeness by drawing each letter by hand.”) Rage … Continue reading

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International Day of non-Violence.2 Oct each year

The United Nations has designated Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday, as International Nonviolence Day. Prayer Service-Prayer for Nonviolence LEADER: Each day we are inundated by images and experiences of violence: international war and oppression, aggression and fighting in our cities and … Continue reading

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International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is a celebration of the older people in all societies, and a reminder to continue developing a society for all ages. It is an opportunity to challenge negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and aging. … Continue reading

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Acknowledgement of land

Various options…(these specifically mention the Kaurna people on whose land I live and work, and on which Pilgrim Church is located) We acknowledge the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians on whose land this church was built. We commit ourselves to … Continue reading

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Daffodil Day, August 24th 2018

Daffodil Day raises funds to give all Australians a hope for a cancer free future. Cancer affects so many in our community and congregations. It may be helpful to include a prayer for those living with cancer, and for their … Continue reading

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