Category Archives: Year A

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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COCU10A.Epiphany2A.19January2020

Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1: 29-42 Resources: Textweek, Church of Scotland Starters for Sunday, Commentary: (a multitude of links on Textweek also) Rev Andrew Prior, One Man’s Web This coming Sunday marks the second Sunday … Continue reading

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COCU9A.Baptism of Jesus.12thJanuary2020

(see also Year B, Baptism of Jesus and Year C, Baptism of Jesus) Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10: 34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 Baptise Us Christ Baptise us Christ. Baptise us into your faith. Baptise us in your communion. Baptise us … Continue reading

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COCU3A.Advent3A.15Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 35: 1-10God’s promise to restore God’s people, creating a land of peace and prosperity for them, and providing a safe and sure way for them to return home, guaranteeing their arrival in God’s Zion where they will find gladness, … Continue reading

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COCU2A.Advent 2A.8Dec2019

Readings:Isaiah 11:1-10: Isaiah proclaims the coming of the “shoot from the stump of Jesse” who, through God’s Spirit resting on him, will bring peace, justice, righteousness and equity to the earth.Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19: A prayer for the King to rule wisely and … Continue reading

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COCU4A.Advent4A.22December2019

ReadingsIsaiah 7: 10-16God promises a sign for King Ahaz, who is looking to Assyria for assistance with the threats of neighbouring Damascus and Samaria, that a virgin will give birth and call the child “Immanuel”, and that the enemy nations … Continue reading

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