Category Archives: Year B

Reign of Christ B.25Nov2018

Readings 2 Samuel 23:1-7 David’s last words, celebrating the beauty of the one who rules righteously, and remembering God’s covenant with David and his family. This is all in contrast with godless people whose lives are wasted. Psalm 132:1-12; A … Continue reading

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COCU66B.18Nov2018

Readings 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Hannah grieves her inability to conceive, and the mockery of Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, so when the family goes to the temple she prays for a child. After Eli accuses her of being drunk, she explains … Continue reading

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COCU62B.28thOctober2018

Readings Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Job recognises that he had spoken without knowledge, and that he has now encountered God. Then God blesses Job beyond the prosperity he had at first. Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) A song of thanksgiving for God’s restoration … Continue reading

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COCU61B.21Oct2018

Readings: Job 38:1-7 (34-41) God answers Job, questioning where he was when God created the earth, who orders the clouds and lightning and can create rain, and who provides food for wild animals and birds. Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c In … Continue reading

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COCU60B.14Oct2018

RCL Readings Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Job longs to put his case before God, but he does not know how to find God. If he could get to God’s dwelling place, he believes, he could lay out his case, but God … Continue reading

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COCU56B.16September2018

Readings Proverbs 1:20-33 Wisdom cries out in public for the crowd to turn away from their foolishness, but, in spite of the invitation, the people have refused to listen. So, they will receive no help when disaster comes, but those … Continue reading

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COCU55B.9September2018

RCL Readings: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 A good reputation is of great value. God made both rich and poor, and those who are unjust will not survive, while those who are generous find happiness. God defends the poor and will … Continue reading

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COCU54B.2September2018

Note: this is also Week 1 of Season of Creation Readings Song of Solomon 2:8-13 The young woman celebrates her lover, admiring his strength and beauty, and remembering his invitation for her to join him as they enjoy the weather, … Continue reading

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COCU58B.30Sept2018

Readings: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 The king asks Esther what he can do for her, and she asks him to deliver her people from Haman’s plot. The king orders that Haman be impaled upon the stake he had made for … Continue reading

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COCU 53B.26th August, 2018

Readings Psalm 84: A Psalm in praise of God’s Temple,
A psalm telling of the joys of dwelling in God’s House, and of God’s strengthening of God’s people. Also a request for God to hear the Psalmist’s prayer. 1 Kings 8:(1, … Continue reading

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