Monthly Archives: June 2015

in times of grief, and death, and sorrow

Jan Richardson reflects on the death of her husband Gary: One of the things I quickly learned after Gary died was that death has a way of tearing open our hearts toward eternity. We are no longer residents of this … Continue reading

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COCU45B.Pentecost 5B.28June2015

In 2015, Pentecost 5B is on June 28th. RCL readings: 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 or Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 See Textweek for worship resources for Pentecost 5B Here is this week’s gospel reading: … 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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World Oceans Day – June 8th

A bit of cross-referencing here from my DIAKONIA website about World Oceans Day (June 8th), which includes some resources, youtube clip, hymn, prayers.

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Iona resource: Winter A book of helpful resources by Ruth Burgess. It is for Northern Hemisphere winter, so includes key events in the church calendar in the Nov-Jan period (Christmas, Blue Christmas, Advent etc). Opening Prayer Holy One, today the … Continue reading

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The following two prayers/reflections were written following the execution of Andrew Chan and Myurun Sukumaran in Indonesia. The words could easily be adapted for another sorrow, for surely there will be more to come that our nation will be engulfed … Continue reading

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