Category Archives: COCU Year A

COCU35A.Easter5A.14thMay2017

(in process of updating) Readings Acts 7:55-60: Stephen who has been on trial, expresses his vision of Jesus glorified, which angers the religious leaders, who drag him out of the city to stone him. But, Stephen, as he dies, prays for … Continue reading

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COCU34A.Easter 4A.7thMay2017

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.30April2017

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Peter 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 116:1-4,12-19 A psalm of praise, … Continue reading

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COCU32A.Easter 2A.23rdApril2017

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.16April2017

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

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COCU28A.Maundy Thursday.13April2017

Readings Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Running sheet and script for Pilgrim UC Maundy Thursday service 2017 Word and PDF format. Resource available to use freely (but we’d love to know if … Continue reading

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COCU24A.PalmSunday.9April2017

(See also Palm Sunday C) 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, and inviting people into God’s presence. Matthew 21:1-11: Jesus instructs the disciples to bring him a … Continue reading

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COCU22A.Lent 4A.26March2017

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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COCU40A.Trinity Sunday A.11th June 2017

(see also Trinity Sunday B and Trinity Sunday C) A collection of resources here: Trinity Sunday A Words for Worship 2011: w4w Trinity A Psalm 8 developed for Great Prayer of Thanksgiving (Rev Jeff Shrowder) (it is ‘topped and tailed’ with … Continue reading

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COCU21A.Lent 3A.19March2017

  Readings Exodus 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 … Continue reading

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