Category Archives: Season of Pentecost B

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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COCU54B.Pentecost 14B.30August2015

(also Migrant and Refugee Sunday) Readings: Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:-1-2,6-9 OR Psalm 72; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Giver of lights, … Continue reading

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COCU53B.Pentecost 13B

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 (Trinity 12 / Proper 16 / Ordinary Time 21) Readings: 1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6: 56-69 Thom Shuman writes: “I am using the alternate OT texts tomorrow, … Continue reading

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COCU43B Pentecost 3B.14th June 2015

Reading: Mark 4:26-34 Mark’s Gospel relates two parables that use seeds as the metaphor for God’s Reign. In both readings the message is clear: God often uses the least, the smallest, the hidden, to accomplish God’s purposes. God’s work is … Continue reading

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Proper 28B Ordinary 33B Pentecost 25B

Great insights here from Rev Andrew Prior (Adelaide, South Australia) on the Gospel reading from Mark 13. Collect God who tumbles all stones, stones we use for walls that bar, help us to see in the rubble around our lives … Continue reading

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Proper 27B Ordinary 32B Pentecost +24 (Nov 11, 2012)

A thoughtful link between Ruth and Naomi, and the widow’s offering – perhaps a link that could be woven into reflections on the offering we make. (Thanks, Thom Shuman!) Thom writes: I love the book of Ruth.  It is shuch … Continue reading

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Proper 24B Ordinary 29B Pentecost +21

Readings for this week: RCL readings.Proper 24B.Ordinary 29B.P+21 Mid-week service outline: 8am Tuesday Prayer of Confession It is easy for us to imagine that we are at the centre of the universe, that we have complete control over our lives, … Continue reading

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Proper 21B Ordinary 26B Pentecost +18 (September 30, 2012)

James 15: 13-20 Chancel Drama by John Sumwalt Invite a dozen or more members of the congregation, youth, adults or a combination, to play the part of the chorus. Have them gather in the middle of the chancel before the … Continue reading

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