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International Prisoners Justice Day, August 10

August 10 is the day prisoners have declared Prisoner’s Justice Day; to fast and refuse to work to demonstrate solidarity in remembrance of those who have died unnecessarily – victims of murder, suicide and neglect. PrayersWherever incarceration guarantees violence and … Continue reading

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COCU48A.19July2020

ReadingsGenesis 28:10-19aPsalm139:1-12, 23-24Romans 8: 12-25Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 MUSIC You Have Searched Me, Lord, And Known Me NETTLETON 8.7.8.7 D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”) You have searched me, Lord, and known me! All my life is in your care. … Continue reading

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COCU47A.12July2020

ReadingsGenesis 25:19-34Rebekah gives birth to twins, who wrestle with each other from the womb. Then, Esau, the older twin, sell his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew.Psalm 119:105-112The psalmist celebrates God’s word, committing to obeying God’s commands even … Continue reading

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#blacklivesmatter

Why black lives matter by Rick Rouse Now I lay me … for Breonna TaylorNow I lay me down to sleep,whispering — Breonna Taylor did this.And I pray, like so many childrenbefore memy soul to keep, my soul to keep,and … Continue reading

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COCU45A.28June2020

ReadingsGenesis 22: 1-14Abraham takes his son Isaac out to sacrifice him to the Lord, but God stops him and provides a ram for the offering instead.Psalm 13A psalm of lament in which the psalmist cries out to God, but also … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June1977 (closest Sunday is 21st June 2020)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977.

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COCU44A.21June2020

(Also, closest Sunday to UCA Anniversary) ReadingsGenesis 21: 8-21Abraham sends Hagar and Ishmael away, but God promises to make Ishmael’s descendants into a great nation. When Hagar and Ishmael find themselves without food and water in the wilderness, God comes … Continue reading

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World Elders Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15

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Men’s Health Week, 15th-21st June

Men’s Health WeekMental Health: Inactive men are 60% more likely to suffer from depression than those who exercise.Sleep: Men who sleep 7-8 hours a night have a 60% decreased risk of a fatal heart attack than those who sleep five … Continue reading

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COCU43A.14June2020

ReadingsGenesis 18: 1-15 (21:1-7)God appears to Abraham in the form of three visitors whom Abraham welcomes and serves. And they promise that in a year’s time, Sarah will have a son. But, when Sarah laughs in disbelief, the strangers reaffirm … Continue reading

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