Category Archives: Year A


(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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Readings: Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-8 or Matthew 28:1-10 Bill Loader commentary on reading from Matthew, John, Colossians, Acts. Music: Singing from the Lectionary Easter Day: Easter Day Melody Line & … Continue reading

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COCU30A.Holy Saturday.15April2017

2016 Holy Saturday resource: COCU30C.2016ResourceHolySaturday 2016 Stations – response sheets: COCU30C.Stationssheets.HolySaturday 2017 resource including stations COCU30C.HolySaturday2017 Holy Saturday Vigil, by Andrew O’Neill Praying in the Spirit of Easter Saturday Lord of Easter, God of all times, We pray in the Spirit of Easter … Continue reading

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COCU28A.Maundy Thursday.13April2017

Readings Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Running sheet and script for Pilgrim UC Maundy Thursday service 2017 Word and PDF format. Resource available to use freely (but we’d love to know if … Continue reading

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(See also Palm Sunday C) Readings: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29: A celebration of God’s goodness and faithful love, answering prayer, turning the rejected stone into the capstone, and inviting people into God’s presence. Matthew 21:1-11: Jesus instructs the disciples to bring him a … Continue reading

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COCU23A.Lent 5A.2April2017

Elements of worship for Easter 5A (a compilation) Worship elements 5A RCL readings Easter 5A Resources: Rex AE Hunt, Bill Loader on 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60 Lyn Seils Robertson: Gospel Feelings God said to me, “Mortal, can these bones … Continue reading

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COCU22A.Lent 4A.26March2017

Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1-13: God instructs Samuel to stop mourning for Saul and to anoint a new king for Israel in Bethlehem. After examining seven of Jesse’s sons and rejecting them, Samuel finally anoints the youngest boy, David, and God’s Spirit … Continue reading

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