Category Archives: Year A

COCU65A.8thNovember2020

Readings Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25: Joshua challenges the people to turn from their idols and serve only God, and they commit to doing so. Psalm 78:1-7: A call for people to hear a message of God’s greatness and goodness, remembering how … Continue reading

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COCU60A.11thOct2020

ReadingsExodus: 32:1-14: While Moses is on the mountain with God, the people, struggling with how long he has been gone, ask Aaron to make them gods. He agrees, takes their gold jewellery and makes a golden calf which the people then … Continue reading

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COCU59A.4thOctober2020

ReadingsExodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20: God speaks God’s commandments to the people of Israel who are terrified by the thunder, lightning, smoke and trumpet sounds. They ask Moses to speak to God on their behalf, because of their fear, but Moses reassures … Continue reading

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COCU58A.27thSept2020

Readings Exodus 17:1-7: The Israelites complain that they have no water, and Moses takes their complaint to God. God instructs Moses to strike the rock at Horeb with his staff and water flows out for the people to drink. Psalm 78: … Continue reading

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COCU57A.20thSept2020

Readings Exodus 16:2-15 The Israelites complain that Moses has brought them out into the desert to die because they have no food. But God tells Moses to inform the people that God has heard their complaints and will send them … Continue reading

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COCU56A.13thSeptember2020

Land Sunday in Season of Creation – Rex AE Hunt liturgy Readings Exodus 14:19-31 Moses stretches his hands over the sea and it opens a path for the Israelites to walk on dry ground. Then, as the sun rises and … Continue reading

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COCU55A.6thSept2020

Readings Exodus 12:1-14 God gives Moses and Aaron the instructions for the Passover meal – for the animal that must be chosen, sacrificed and eaten, how it is to be prepared, and the way the Israelites must eat it, with … Continue reading

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COCU54A.30thAugust2020

ReadingsExodus 3:1-15Moses encounters God in a burning bush while feeding the flocks of his father-in-law, and is called to be God’s messenger to tell Pharoah to release God’s people. When Moses asks for God’s name, God tells him that he … Continue reading

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COCU53A.23rdAugust2020

Readings Exodus 1:8-2.10: After a regime change in Egypt, the Israelites are made slaves and oppressed by the Egyptians. Midwives are also commanded to kill all male children but they refuse to do so, so Pharoah commands that male children be … Continue reading

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COCU52A.16thAugust2020

Readings Genesis 45:1-15:Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers and forgives them, explaining that it was God who had sent him to Egypt to save them and others from the famine. Then he instructs them to bring his father to … Continue reading

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