Category Archives: Year A

COCU22A.Lent 4A.22March2020

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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COCU21A.Lent 3A.15March2020

ReadingsExodus 17:1-7: The people of Israel grumble against Moses because of their thirst and the lack of water, so God commands Moses to strike the rock, and when he does so, water gushes out.Psalm 95: An invitation for God’s people to worship … Continue reading

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COCU20A.Lent 2A.8March2020

See also Lent 2B and Lent 2C Readings Genesis 12:1-4a: God calls Abram to leave his home country, and promises that he will be blessed and will be a blessing to others, and Abram obeys. Psalm 121: A song affirming God’s help, … Continue reading

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COCU19A.Lent 1A.1March2020

See also Lent 1B and Lent 1C See also Autumn (southern hemisphere) ReadingsGenesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7: God warns the man and woman in Eden not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but they are … Continue reading

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COCU17A.Transfiguration Sunday.23rdFeb2020

Please refer also to Year B Transfiguration Sunday and  Year C Transfiguration Sunday. Readings: Exodus 24:12-18: God calls Moses to come up the mountain to receive God’s commands, and he obeys and spends 40 days and nights with God on the … Continue reading

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COCU15A.Epiphany7A

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COCU14A.Epiphany6A.16thFebruary2020

Readings:Deuteronomy 30:15-20: Moses offers the people a choice between life and death, challenging them to love and remain faithful to God and God’s commandments, and promising them prosperity and blessing if they do.Psalm 119:1-8: Because a life of integrity is blessed, the … Continue reading

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COCU12A.Ephiphany4A.2February2020

Readings: Micah 6:1-8: God challenges God’s people regarding their tiring of God, and calls them to love mercy, do justice and walk with God in humility. Psalm 15: Those who are true worshipers, who may enter God’s presence, are the ones who … Continue reading

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COCU11A.Epiphany3A.26January2020

Readings:Isaiah 9:1-4: Isaiah prophesies a reversal of fortune for the people of God who are occupied by Assyria – though they are in darkness, light will break in, and they will be freed from their oppression.Psalm 27:1, 4-9: David’s Psalm celebrating God’s … Continue reading

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COCU8A.Epiphany of the Lord (January 6, 2020)

(note: Epiphany can be celebrated on the date shown, or on the first Sunday in January which in 2020 is COCU7A) Readings Isaiah 60: 1-6 Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3: 1-12 Matthew 2: 1-12 God of gold, we seek … Continue reading

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