Category Archives: Year B

COCU20B.Lent 2B.25Feb2018

Readings Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 God promises Abram and Sarai that they will be parents of many nations, that they will be blessed with many descendants and that kings will come from them. Therefore God changes Abram’s name to Abraham, and … Continue reading

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COCU19B.Lent 1B.18thFeb2018

Readings Readings Lent 1B Genesis 9:8-17 God promises Noah that God will never again destroy all life through a flood, and God gives the rainbow as a sign of this promise. Psalm 25:1-10 A plea for God to be merciful … Continue reading

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COCU12B.Epiphany4B.28Jan2018

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday in Epiphany – a season in which we reflect upon and rejoice about the ways in which Christ is revealed to us. Readings Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Moses promises that God will raise up a prophet for … Continue reading

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COCU11B.Epiphany 3B.21Jan2018

Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 A reflection based on Psalm 62.5-12 Beloved, for you my soul waits in silence. My hope is hidden in your silence. Life of my living, you are my earth. … Continue reading

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COCU10B.Epiphany2B.14January2018

Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20); Ps 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Cor 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 Gathering There is a God who steps free of the binding chains around our souls, and calls us in a voice which also knows our name, and … Continue reading

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COCU9B.Baptism of Jesus.Epiphany 1B.7January 2018

Texts: Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 Old Testament – early thoughts: Howard Wallace New Testament – early thoughts: Bill Loader Epiphany Traditionally observed January 6th, the Epiphany is the celebration of three events that are said to … Continue reading

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COCU 6B.Christmas 1B.31st Dec2017

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings: Isaiah 61: 10-62:3 (the good news of deliverance) God will show all nations God’s justice, and Zion will be saved and will blaze with God’s glory. Psalm … Continue reading

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COCU5B.ChristmasDay.25thDec2017

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings Isaiah 52:7-10 The joy of seeing the messenger of good news, who announces peace and the reign of God, and of knowing God’s protection and care. Psalm … Continue reading

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COCU5B.ChristmasEve.24thDecember2017

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings Isaiah 9:2-7 God offers a sign of God’s grace and protection to the King and people of Judah – in the darkness light shines, and the birth … Continue reading

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COCU4B.Advent 4B.24th December 2017

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16 God, through the prophet Nathan, declares God’s promise to David that he will establish his kingdom forever, will give him peace from … Continue reading

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