Monthly Archives: March 2017


Readings: Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-8 or Matthew 28:1-10 Bill Loader commentary on reading from Matthew, John, Colossians, Acts. Music: Singing from the Lectionary Easter Day: Easter Day Melody Line & … Continue reading

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COCU30A.Holy Saturday.15April2017

2016 Holy Saturday resource: COCU30C.2016ResourceHolySaturday 2016 Stations – response sheets: COCU30C.Stationssheets.HolySaturday 2017 resource including stations COCU30C.HolySaturday2017 Holy Saturday Vigil, by Andrew O’Neill Praying in the Spirit of Easter Saturday Lord of Easter, God of all times, We pray in the Spirit of Easter … Continue reading

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COCU29A.Good Friday.14April2017

Year A readings Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25   Bill Loader commentary John 18:1 – 19:42 Bill Loader commentary on the Gospel Bill Loader, An order of service for Good Friday Reflections: God of the mountain, Two words from the Cross, Caiaphas – … Continue reading

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COCU28A.Maundy Thursday.13April2017

Readings Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Tonight is a night of darkness – for Maudy Thursday Tonight is a night of darkness. We gather it together like gauze and wrap our souls … Continue reading

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(See also Palm Sunday C) Readings: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29: A celebration of God’s goodness and faithful love, answering prayer, turning the rejected stone into the capstone, and inviting people into God’s presence. Matthew 21:1-11: Jesus instructs the disciples to bring him a … Continue reading

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Communion – various

Reflection on sharing around a table People of faith understand just how sacred the act of gathering around a table for can be. It was around a shared table that Jesus taught some of his most important lessons, while in … Continue reading

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COCU23A.Lent 5A.2April2017

Elements of worship for Easter 5A (a compilation) Worship elements 5A RCL readings Easter 5A Resources: Rex AE Hunt, Bill Loader on 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60 Lyn Seils Robertson: Gospel Feelings God said to me, “Mortal, can these bones … Continue reading

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COCU22A.Lent 4A.26March2017

Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1-13: God instructs Samuel to stop mourning for Saul and to anoint a new king for Israel in Bethlehem. After examining seven of Jesse’s sons and rejecting them, Samuel finally anoints the youngest boy, David, and God’s Spirit … Continue reading

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COCU40A.Trinity Sunday A.11th June 2017

(see also Trinity Sunday B and Trinity Sunday C) A collection of resources here: Trinity Sunday A Words for Worship 2011: w4w Trinity A Psalm 8 developed for Great Prayer of Thanksgiving (Rev Jeff Shrowder) (it is ‘topped and tailed’ with … Continue reading

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World Water Day.March22

UN World Water Day (WWD) is recognised each year on March 22, and may be helpfully explored if the focus of the service is the Year A Gospel reading on the woman at the well, and life-giving water. Each year, … Continue reading

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