Category Archives: COCU Year A

COCU2A.Advent 2A.8Dec2019

Readings:Isaiah 11:1-10: Isaiah proclaims the coming of the “shoot from the stump of Jesse” who, through God’s Spirit resting on him, will bring peace, justice, righteousness and equity to the earth.Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19: A prayer for the King to rule wisely and … Continue reading

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COCU3A.Advent3A.15Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 35: 1-10God’s promise to restore God’s people, creating a land of peace and prosperity for them, and providing a safe and sure way for them to return home, guaranteeing their arrival in God’s Zion where they will find gladness, … Continue reading

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COCU4A.Advent4A.22December2019

ReadingsIsaiah 7: 10-16God promises a sign for King Ahaz, who is looking to Assyria for assistance with the threats of neighbouring Damascus and Samaria, that a virgin will give birth and call the child “Immanuel”, and that the enemy nations … Continue reading

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COCU28C.Maundy Thursday.18April2019

ReadingsExodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14Psalm 116:1-4, 12-191 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Resource on RuachWords website Tonight is a night of darkness – for Maudy ThursdayTonight is a night of darkness.We gather it together like gauze and wrap our souls in it.Tonight … Continue reading

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COCU6C.Christmas1C.26December2018

This is the first Sunday after Christmas, so it may be a focus in the beginning of the service to have a time to reflect on post-Christmas. We can find our centre‘Whatever comes our way, we can find our centre, … Continue reading

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COCU57B.23September2018

Readings Proverbs 31: 10-31 A good wife is to be valued because she cares for her family and her servants, she provides for her household, she brings honour to her husband. This woman is an industrious resourceful household manager. She … Continue reading

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COCU50B.5thAugust2018

Readings 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a After Bathsheba is finished mourning for Uriah, David takes her as his wife, but God sends Nathan to confront him with his sin. Using a parable of a lamb, Nathan gets David to condemn … Continue reading

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COCU39B.Day of Pentecost.20May2018

  Readings Year A Acts 2:1-21: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13: John 20:19-23: Year B Acts 2:1-21 The believers are filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and they start to praise God in various languages. … Continue reading

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COCU41B.3June2018

Readings  1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2: 23-3:6 Contemplative activity Joanna (Spacious Faith) describes an activity for Psalm 139 that adds deeper meaning to this beautiful and meaningful psalm. To begin, find a quiet … Continue reading

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Reign of Christ A

(see also Reign of Christ B in ‘Year B’ on this site for other resources. Also, Textweek has an incredible range of resources) In 2017, the so called Black Friday sales immediately precedes the last Sunday in the church year … Continue reading

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