Category Archives: Year B

COCU52B.19August2018

Readings 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 David dies and Solomon takes over as king. Then God allows him to ask for anything he wants, and he requests wisdom to rule over God’s people well. God is pleased with his request and … 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

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, the sounds, the fruits, and the beauty of Spring. Psalm … Continue reading

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COCU 51B.12th August, 2018

Readings 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 David commands his military leaders to ensure that his son Absalom is not harmed, but they fail, and Absalom is killed in battle. When David hears the news, he grieves, wishing that he had … Continue reading

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COCU49B.29July2018

Readings 2 Samuel 11:1-15 After David sees Bathsheba bathing, he sleeps with her and she becomes pregnant. Then, he summons her husband, Uriah, who is away at war, and attempts to get him to sleep with his wife to cover … Continue reading

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COCU48B.22ndJuly2018

Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-14a  David decides that he wants to build a temple (house) for God, but God, through the prophet Nathan, refuses him, and tells him that he is not the one to build a temple, and that God … Continue reading

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COCU47B.15July2018

Readings 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19: David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem in two attempts, the second after hearing how Obed-Edom, in whose house the Ark had been left, was being blessed. Then, as the Ark enters Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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COCU51B.12August2018

Bread of life – art work by Rev Mark Hewitt Bread of Life by Steve Garnaas-Holmes Why nibble on the Bread of Life when you can chow down? Why only smell it, faintly, when you can feast upon it, every … Continue reading

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COCU45B.1July2018

Readings 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: In spite of Saul’s persecution of him, David sings a song of grief for Saul’s death, and that of Jonathan. David’s respect and praise for Saul, and his love for Jonathan, are expressed in the beauty … Continue reading

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COCU44B.24June2018

See also UCA Anniversary and Refugee Week resources Readings 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23): The Israelites are taunted by the giant Goliath, but the shepherd boy David volunteers to fight him, and defeats by striking him on the forehead with a … Continue reading

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