Monthly Archives: November 2016

Summer

Ronan Keating sings ‘Summer Wonderland’…….(Christmas is in summer ‘down under’) Litany for Summer God, we thank you for turning the earth toward the Sun . We thank you for summer. As the days and the light are long, So is … Continue reading

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COCU2A.Advent 2A.4Dec2017

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10: Isaiah proclaims the coming of the “shoot from the stump of Jesse” who, through God’s Spirit resting on him, will bring peace, justice, righteousness and equity to the earth. Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19: A prayer for the King to rule … Continue reading

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COCU1A.Advent1A.27Nov2016

See also Advent Year B for resources Various resources from Wild Goose Publications may help with planning for Advent and Christmas – books, ebooks, and downloads. “Through Advent we experience a profound sense of the meaning of history. We rediscover … Continue reading

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COCU4C.Advent4C

Jeff Shrowder: During a week in the Taizē Comminity in France some years ago I explored the Church of reconciliation outside the scheduled prayer times. Large, cavernous and quiet. A series of small, modern stained-glass windows contributed to the subdued … Continue reading

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Reign of Christ C

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 See also Reign of Christ A and Reign of Christ B Textweek.com resources THE KINGDOM IS AMONG YOU (Luke 23:33-43) Often the Teacher spoke about the kingdom of God, near, even … Continue reading

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Elections

A parishioner said Sunday he had a challenge for me, to write a prayer that he could honestly pray for Trump. This is what I just wrote to him: I immediately thought of Madeleine L’Engle, the author of A Wrinkle … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Resources for Remembrance Day (see also resources for ANZAC Day) Iona/Wild Goose Publications here (downloads) Prayer For those whom we have asked to bear the horror of our violence we offer our prayers of thanks for their willingness to stand between … Continue reading

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COCU67C.Reign of ChristC.20thNov2016

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 See also Reign of Christ A and Reign of Christ B Textweek resources here.

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Reign of Christ A

(see also Reign of Christ B in ‘Year B’ on this site for other resources. Also, Textweek has an incredible range of resources) Reign of Christ Sunday (or ‘Christ the King’) was first instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius IX, … Continue reading

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COCU66C.P26C.13Nov2016

Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25: The prophet tells of the promise of a new heaven and new earth, with peace and security and ample provision for all. Isaiah 12: A psalm of praise and thanksgiving for God’s help. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13: The Christians in Thessalonica are … Continue reading

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