Category Archives: COCU Year B

COCU33B.Easter3B.15th April2018

Readings: Acts 3: 12-19: Immediately after the healing of the lame man, Peter addresses the crowds, explaining that the power to heal the man came from the same Jesus that they had crucified. Peter then calls the people to turn back … Continue reading

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COCU32B.Easter2B.8thApril2018

Readings Psalm 133 A song of celebration for the blessing of living in unity. Acts 4:32-35 The early disciples of Christ bear witness to the resurrection through their generosity and care for one another, ensuring that no one among them … Continue reading

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COCU24A.PalmSunday.24March2018

See also Palm Sunday A and Palm Sunday C Readings Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 An exhortation to give thanks to God for God’s eternal mercy. Also a cry for God to save God’s people, and an invitation for God’s people to … Continue reading

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COCU22B.Lent4B.11March2018

READINGS Numbers 21:4-9 The people of Israel complain about being in the desert because there is no food or water and they don’t like the food God has provided. Then a plague of snakes attacks them and they ask for … Continue reading

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COCU21B.Lent 3B.4March2018

Readings In a world of seriousness and a Church of purity, the Lectionary calls us to a strange way of being this week – foolishness. The cross, which is God’s wisdom and God’s strength, is placed alongside the law in … Continue reading

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COCU20B.Lent 2B.25Feb2018

Readings Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 God promises Abram and Sarai that they will be parents of many nations, that they will be blessed with many descendants and that kings will come from them. Therefore God changes Abram’s name to Abraham, and … Continue reading

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COCU19B.Lent 1B.18thFeb2018

Readings Readings Lent 1B Genesis 9:8-17 God promises Noah that God will never again destroy all life through a flood, and God gives the rainbow as a sign of this promise. Psalm 25:1-10 A plea for God to be merciful … Continue reading

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COCU12B.Epiphany4B.28Jan2018

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday in Epiphany – a season in which we reflect upon and rejoice about the ways in which Christ is revealed to us. Readings Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Moses promises that God will raise up a prophet for … Continue reading

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COCU10B.Epiphany2B.14January2018

Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20); Ps 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Cor 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 Gathering There is a God who steps free of the binding chains around our souls, and calls us in a voice which also knows our name, and … Continue reading

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COCU9B.Baptism of Jesus.Epiphany 1B.7January 2018

Texts: Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 Old Testament – early thoughts: Howard Wallace New Testament – early thoughts: Bill Loader Epiphany Traditionally observed January 6th, the Epiphany is the celebration of three events that are said to … Continue reading

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