Category Archives: Year B

COCU11B.Epiphany 3B.24thJanuary2021

Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 God sends Jonah to Nineveh for a second time, and Jonah obeys. He preaches that God is going to judge and destroy the city, but the people repent, and so God decides not to do it. … Continue reading

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COCU10B.Epiphany2B.17January 2021

Note: COCU coding relates to a way of indexing lectionary material. lectionary year b 2020-21 Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) The boy Samuel, who has been placed in Eli’s care to serve God, hears God speak as he prepares to … Continue reading

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COCU9B.Baptism of Jesus.Epiphany 1B.10th January 2021

Texts Genesis 1:1-5 On the first day of creation the earth is formless and God’s Spirit hovers over the waters. Then God speaks and begins to create the universe. Psalm 29 A psalm of praise for God’s voice which is … Continue reading

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COCU7B. Christmas 2B.3rd January 2021

Note: COCU coding relates to a way of indexing lectionary material. The full list is here. ReadingsJeremiah 31: 7-14A prophecy of restoration and salvation in which god promises to gather a faithful remnant from the ends of earth and bring … Continue reading

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COCU2B.Advent 2B.6th December 2020

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. See also Advent COCU2A and COCU2C Readings Isaiah 40:1-11 A word of comfort for God’s people, because a herald is announcing the coming of God to his people … Continue reading

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COCU1B.Advent 1B.29th November 2020

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. See general Advent resources here. ReadingsIsaiah 64:1-9:A prayer for God to come and display God’s might as in the past. Also, a confession that, while God welcomes those … Continue reading

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COCU5C.ChristmasDay.25thDec

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings Year CIsaiah 52:7-10 The messenger who brings good newsPsalm 98 O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous thingsHebrews 1:1-4 in these … Continue reading

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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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