Monthly Archives: September 2016


Readings: Lamentations 1: 1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26 (or Psalm 127); 2 Timothy 1: 1-14; Luke 17: 5-10 Our faithfulness this week calls us into other places and picking up on the Lamentations readings we will spend some time in prayer for … Continue reading

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Daylight saving

God who was and is and is to come, It must seem so silly for us to whine and moan about time. We have such a short span here in this life, and yet we make such a fuss over … Continue reading

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UN International Day of Peace (Sept 21)

Each year the UN International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. Here’s the link to a Wikipedia article with some of the history. Here’s a link to Decade to Overcome Violence and a link to … Continue reading

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Social Justice Sunday

Social Justice Sunday is held annually on the last Sunday in September. Resources for Social Justice Sunday on NCCA website. Here’s a link to the 2014 Social Justice Sunday resources. “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, … Continue reading

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Readings Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 (Reflecting on Luke 16:1-13) Christ, What are we to do with your teaching? What can you mean with stories like the parable of the dishonest manager? Why is dishonesty seemed to … Continue reading

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Prayer for meetings

(adapted from Cheryl Lawrie, Hold This Space) We bring to this meeting all of who we are. This is both our greatest weakness and our greatest strength. We will have come with priorities that we might barely be aware of … Continue reading

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September 11th

The sculpture consists of an iron beam pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center held up by two stainless steel hands. The hands holding it up are constructed from 2,976 individually crafted stainless steel doves – each representing … Continue reading

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COCU56C.Pentecost 17C.11th September 2016

(in 2016, this Sunday is also 15th anniversary of 9/11 – resources here) Readings: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 Call to worship (general) here Call to worship The foolish say, ‘there is no God.’ We … Continue reading

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Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 Prayers of who we are God of the potter’s hand, creator of all that has been, all that is, and all that will be. We wonder at the beauty of the … Continue reading

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