Monthly Archives: May 2016

World Environment Day – June 5th

The Uniting Church in Australia has prepared a resource for World Environment Day 2016, Together for a world made whole. The resource made available through Uniting Justice can be downloaded at the link, or COCU.UJA_World_Environment_Day_2016. It has reflections from the … Continue reading

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Note: June 5th is also World Environment Day Readings: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 RCL readings (A4 landscape, 2 columns) COCU42C.P3C.RCLreadings&commentary.P RCL readings with brief commentaries to aid discussion COCU42CP3C.RCLreadings.P Resources I find helpful:  Textweek, re-Worship, Singing … Continue reading

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‘Ordinary Time’

“Ordinary” time is derived from the word “ordinal”, meaning numbered. It is the season after Easter and Pentecost, where we begin to count the days until the final week of the church year, Reign of Christ Sunday. And then, Advent … Continue reading

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(this is also a Sunday set aside for Reconciliation Sunday in the UCA) Readings: 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29), 30-39: Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal Psalm 96: A song of praise inviting all people to declare God’s glory, and to celebrate that … Continue reading

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See also Trinity Sunday Year A and Year B. Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Resources: Life in Liturgy Call to worship We gather in the name of the living Christ to worship God. Surely, God is in this place … Continue reading

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A prayer for communities devastated by fires

Rev Cathie Lambert wrote this prayer in 2011 when fires devastated the Margaret River region. It may be adapted for prayers for others this week as we remember communities in Alberta devastated by the huge fire that has seen 80,000+ … Continue reading

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COCU39C.Day of Pentecost.15May2016

  Readings Year A Acts 2:1-21: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13: John 20:19-23: Year C Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14: 8-17 (25-27) Resources Textweek Sacredise Rex AE Hunt (Scroll to end for more liturgical resources … Continue reading

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Readings:  Acts 16: 16-34 Paul and Silas are imprisoned after they cast out a demon from the fortune-telling slave girl. Even in jail they continue to worship, and Paul leads the prison jailer to faith in Christ. Psalm 97 God’s … Continue reading

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World Council of Churches – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. … Continue reading

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