Monthly Archives: January 2017

Contemplation

In me there is darkness, but with thee there is light. I am lonely, but thou leavest me not; I am feeble in heart, but thou leavest me not; I am restless, but with thee there is peace; In me … Continue reading

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COCU14A.Epiphany6A.12thFebruary2017

Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20: Moses offers the people a choice between life and death, challenging them to love and remain faithful to God and God’s commandments, and promising them prosperity and blessing if they do. Psalm 119:1-8: Because a life of integrity is … Continue reading

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COCU13A.Epiphany5A.5thFebruary2017

Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12): The people complain because God does not seem to notice when they fast and pray, but Isaiah speaks God’s word that challenges them on their injustice and exploitation – that they have the appearance of penitence … Continue reading

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COCU12A.Ephiphany4A.29January2017

Readings: Micah 6:1-8: God challenges God’s people regarding their tiring of God, and calls them to love mercy, do justice and walk with God in humility. Psalm 15: Those who are true worshipers, who may enter God’s presence, are the ones who … Continue reading

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COCU11A.Epiphany3A.22January2017

Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4: Isaiah prophesies a reversal of fortune for the people of God who are occupied by Assyria – though they are in darkness, light will break in, and they will be freed from their oppression. Psalm 27:1, 4-9: David’s Psalm … Continue reading

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Australia Day resources – various

UCA President Stuart McMillan’s message for Survival Day 2017 UCA President Stuart McMillan’s message for ‘Survival Day’ 2016. Aboriginal responses to Captain Cook – hard hitting video! Aboriginal People Respond to "Captain Cook". Dikirim oleh BuzzFeed Australia pada 21 Januari … Continue reading

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COCU10A.Epiphany2A.15January2017

Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1: 29-42 Resources: Textweek, Church of Scotland Starters for Sunday, Commentary: (a multitude of links on Textweek also) Rev Andrew Prior, One Man’s Web This coming Sunday marks the second Sunday after … Continue reading

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COCU7A.Epiphany of the Lord (January 6, 2017)

God of gold, we seek your glory: The richness that transforms our drabness into color, and brightens our dullness with vibrant light; your wonder and joy at the heart of all life. God of incense, we offer you our prayer: … Continue reading

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is celebrated in the first week of February each year, 1st – 7th February. This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that … Continue reading

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COCU9A.Epiphany1A.Baptism of Jesus.8thJanuary2017

(see also Year B, Baptism of Jesus and Year C, Baptism of Jesus) Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10: 34-43; Matthew 3:13-17 Baptise Us Christ Baptise us Christ. Baptise us into your faith. Baptise us in your communion. Baptise us … Continue reading

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