Category Archives: COCU Year A

COCU53A.27thAugust2017

Readings Exodus 1:8-2.10: After a regime change in Egypt, the Israelites are made slaves and oppressed by the Egyptians. Midwives are also commanded to kill all male children but they refuse to do so, so Pharoah commands that male children be … Continue reading

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COCU52A.20August2017

Readings Genesis 45:1-15:Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers and forgives them, explaining that it was God who had sent him to Egypt to save them and others from the famine. Then he instructs them to bring his father to … Continue reading

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COCU51A.13August2017

Readings Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28: Jacob loves his son Joseph more than his other sons, and gives a Joseph a beautiful robe. But, his brothers become jealous and sell him into slavery. Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b: A psalm of thanksgiving and celebration … Continue reading

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COCU50A.6thAugust2017

Readings Genesis 32: 22-31: Jacob spends the night on the banks of the Jabbok River where he wrestles with a man until dawn. In the fight, Jacob is injured, leaving him with a limp, but he is also blessed and … Continue reading

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COCU49A.30July2017

Readings Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob serves Laban for Rachel and Leah Psalm 105:1-11, 45b God, and God’s people Romans 8:26-39 The future glory Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 parables about the kingdom & hidden treasure Mucky Paws Roddy Hamilton COCU49A.Worship resources compilation Gathering … Continue reading

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COCU46A.Pentecost5.9July2017

Readings: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Mt 11:16-19, 25-30 Reflection related to Mt 11:30: The Myth of Urgency Everyone wants you to quietly be Atlas, to shoulder it all. Even the voice in your head insists you are behind. But … Continue reading

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COCU39C.Day of Pentecost.4June2017

  Readings Year A Acts 2:1-21: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13: John 20:19-23: Year C Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14: 8-17 (25-27) Resources Textweek Sacredise Rex AE Hunt (Scroll to end for more liturgical resources … Continue reading

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COCU38A.Easter7A.28May2017

Also Reconciliation Sunday (Australia) Readings Acts 1:6-14 The disciples question Jesus about the timing of God’s restoration of Israel, but Jesus promises the Holy Spirit and then ascends into heaven as they watch. Then two white-robed men tell them that Jesus … Continue reading

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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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