Category Archives: COCU Year A

COCU34A.Easter 4A.3rdMay2020

Readings: Acts 2: 42-47: a description of the life of the early disciples as they shared in worship, hospitality and caring for one another Psalm 23: David’s famous psalm of confidence and hope in God’s care, guidance and provision 1 … Continue reading

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COCU33A.Easter 3A.26April2020

Readings:Acts 2:14a, 36-41Peter continues his sermon on the Day of Pentecost and encourages his hearers to believe in Jesus as Messiah, to repent and to receive God’s Spirit, and 3000 people respond.Psalm 116:1-4,12-19A psalm of praise, thanksgiving and commitment in … Continue reading

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COCU32A.Easter 2A.19thApril2020

Readings Acts 2: 14a, 22-32 Peter declares the resurrection of Jesus to a crowd amazed at the signs of the Spirit’s presence and power. Psalm 16 In you, O God, I take refuge 1 Peter 1:3-9 Salvation is the outcome of faithfulness John … Continue reading

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COCU31A.EasterDay.12April2020

Readings:Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43John 20:1-8 or Matthew 28:1-10 Bill Loader commentary on reading from Matthew, John, Colossians, Acts. Music: Singing from the LectionaryEaster Day: Easter Day Melody Line & Words (Helen Wiltshire, Norm Inglis) See … Continue reading

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COCU24A.PalmSunday.5April2020

Also Passion Sunday (See also Year B and Year C) COVID19 – Maundy Thursday for a dispersed community from A Sanctified Art Readings:Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29: A celebration of God’s goodness and faithful love, answering prayer, turning the rejected stone into the capstone, … Continue reading

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COCU22A.Lent 4A.22March2020

Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1-13: God instructs Samuel to stop mourning for Saul and to anoint a new king for Israel in Bethlehem. After examining seven of Jesse’s sons and rejecting them, Samuel finally anoints the youngest boy, David, and God’s Spirit … Continue reading

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COCU21A.Lent 3A.15March2020

ReadingsExodus 17:1-7: The people of Israel grumble against Moses because of their thirst and the lack of water, so God commands Moses to strike the rock, and when he does so, water gushes out.Psalm 95: An invitation for God’s people to worship … Continue reading

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COCU20A.Lent 2A.8March2020

See also Lent 2B and Lent 2C ReadingsGenesis 12:1-4a: God calls Abram to leave his home country, and promises that he will be blessed and will be a blessing to others, and Abram obeys.Psalm 121: A song affirming God’s help, attention and … Continue reading

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COCU19A.Lent 1A.1March2020

See also Lent 1B and Lent 1C See also Autumn (southern hemisphere) ReadingsGenesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7: God warns the man and woman in Eden not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but they are … Continue reading

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COCU17A.Transfiguration Sunday.23rdFeb2020

Please refer also to Year B Transfiguration Sunday and  Year C Transfiguration Sunday. Readings: Exodus 24:12-18: God calls Moses to come up the mountain to receive God’s commands, and he obeys and spends 40 days and nights with God on the … Continue reading

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