Category Archives: COCU Year C

COCU63C.3Nov2019

See also All Saints Day. Readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Habakkuk complains to God that justice is perverted and God’s help does not come, but then, as he waits for God’s answer, God’s word comes to him offering him a vision … Continue reading

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COCU62C.27October2019

Readings:Joel 2:23-32God promises restoration from the judgement (what the locusts have eaten) and the outpouring of God’s Spirit on all of God’s sons and daughters.Psalm 65Praise for the God who answers prayer, who forgives sin, who formed the earth and … Continue reading

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COCU61C.20October2019

Readings:Jeremiah 31:27-34A prophecy of restoration, of an end to generational curses, and of God’s new covenant with God’s people – written on hearts, not stone.Psalm 119:97-104A song of rejoicing in God’s laws and instructions and the way they guide and … Continue reading

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COCU60C.13Oct2019

Readings:Jeremiah 29;1,4-7The people of Israel are in exile, but Jeremiah still asks them to seek the welfare of the city in whcih they live as foreigners. They are to live as God’s faithful people, no matter what the context.Psalm 66:1-12A … Continue reading

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COCU59C.6 Oct 2019

Readings: Lamentations 1: 1-6Psalm 1372 Timothy 1: 1-14Luke 17: 5-10 Call to Worship:Gathering God, joined as one familywe come to worship you today,mindful of the breathingof the life that you have called into beingacross countries and climates;all creatures and all … Continue reading

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COCU57C.22Sept2019

Readings Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 (Reflecting on Luke 16:1-13) Christ, What are we to do with your teaching? What can you mean with stories like the parable of the dishonest manager? Why is dishonesty seemed to … Continue reading

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COCU56C.15th September 2019

(see also anniversary of 9/11 – resources here) Readings: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 Call to worship (general) here Call to worship The foolish say, ‘there is no God.’ We come, trusting in Jesus, the … Continue reading

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COCU55C.8September2019

Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 Prayers of who we are God of the potter’s hand, creator of all that has been, all that is, and all that will be. We wonder at the beauty of the … Continue reading

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COCU53C.25August2019

ReadingsJeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71: 1-6; Hebrews 12: 18-29: Luke 13:10-17 Call to WorshipAll who are bent over with worry: this is a place of sanctuary.All who are burdened with life: this is a house of care.All who are lost to … Continue reading

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COCU51C.11August2019

Readings: Isaiah 1: 1, 10-20: Having a vision, strengthens and guides people, especially in times of uncertainty and chaos.Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23: God is not silent, and God makes fierce demands.Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16: Faith inspires new journeys, and new lives; faith is … Continue reading

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