Category Archives: COCU Year B

COCU44B.24June2018

See also UCA Anniversary and Refugee Week resources Readings 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23): The Israelites are taunted by the giant Goliath, but the shepherd boy David volunteers to fight him, and defeats by striking him on the forehead with a … Continue reading

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COCU43B.17June2017

Readings 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 God tells Samuel that God has rejected Saul as king, and God instructs Samuel to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as king. Samuel sees the eldest of the sons and thinks that one of them must … Continue reading

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COCU45B.1July2018

Gospel Reading: Mark 5:21-43 In this passage we find a woman who has been subject to bleeding for 12 years (the age of Jairus’ daughter). For her, this is not merely a physical impairment – she is also a social … Continue reading

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COCU42B.10June2018

Readings As ‘ordinary time’ returns after the Lent and Easter cycle, we return to semi-continuous reading of Mark’s Gospel. The lectionary also follows 2 Corinthians. Psalm 138 Praise and thanksgiving for God’s unfailing love, God’s promises, God’s answers to prayer, … Continue reading

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COCU41B.3June2018

Readings 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20):The child, Samuel, who is serving God with the Eli the priest, hears God’s voice in the night. He mistakenly thinks it is Eli, but then Eli explains it is God, and instructs him to say, … Continue reading

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COCU40B.Trinity Sunday B.27May2018

Readings – Year B Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah receives a vision of God in God’s glory in the Temple, and he hears the seraphim singing “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Then, after he has confessed and been cleansed, he hears God asking for … 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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COCU38B.Easter 7B.13th May 2018

Also Mothers’ Day in Australia Readings Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26 Peter suggests that the disciples should find a replacement for Judas, so they select two candidates and draw lots, and Matthias is added as an apostle to join the other … Continue reading

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COCU36B.Easter 6B.6May2018

Readings Acts 10: 44-48 As Peter preaches to the Gentile believers in Cornelius’ house, the Holy Spirit comes on them and they begin to speak with other tongues. Peter then baptises them confirming that God’s salvation is for the Gentiles … Continue reading

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COCU35B.Easter5B.29April2018

Readings: Acts 8: 26-40: Philip is instructed to go to a certain road where he encounters an Ethiopian eunuch on his way home after worshipping in Jerusalem. Philip finds him reading Isaiah’s scroll, and explains what the Scriptures say about Jesus. … Continue reading

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