Monthly Archives: December 2015

Baptism

George Stuart writes thoughtful new lyrics to traditional and familiar tunes. Here’s some new lyrics suitable for baptism services. Could also be helpful for the Baptism of Jesus service (January 10th in 2016). George graciously offers these lyrics, and no … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas, also known as Twelvetide, is a festive Christian season to celebrate the nativity of Jesus. In most Western Church traditions Christmas Day is the First Day of Christmas and the Twelve Days are 25 December … Continue reading

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COCU7C.Christmas2C.3Jan2016

(the Sunday before Epiphany on January 6th) EPIPHANY Brightly shining star drawing wise men from the east portends a new realm. Gold, frankincense, myrrh offered in homage to one born to disrupt us. The wise men depart warned in a … Continue reading

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COCU5C.Christmas Eve

Call to Worship When we wait in the night in the hush that only stars can hold as they bend towards the coming of the light; when we wait in the night labouring with anticipation of what midnight shall bring; … Continue reading

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COCU3C.Advent3C.2012

  Pilgrim services:  9.30am 2012, COCU3C.Advent3C.16Dec2012.9 30am.OoS 9.30am 2015, COCU3C.Advent3C.13Dec2015.9 30am.OoS

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O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and fill our lives, all dark and fear dispel, as once an exiled Israel you found, redeemed, restored and set on holy ground. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to us and in our hearts will … Continue reading

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COCU2C.Advent2C.Dec2015

Malachi 3:1-4: God is sending God’s messenger to prepare for God’s coming, and God’s people and God’s priests will be refined and made pure. Luke 1:68-79: Zechariah’s song of thanksgiving for God’s rescue of Israel, and his proclamation of his … Continue reading

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