Category Archives: COCU Year A

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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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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