Monthly Archives: August 2017

COCU54.P13A.3September2017

Music Australian church music website linked to lectionary with music suggestions for each week. David McGregor’s lectionary based music suggestions here.  

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COCU53A.27thAugust2017

Readings Exodus 1:8-2.10: After a regime change in Egypt, the Israelites are made slaves and oppressed by the Egyptians. Midwives are also commanded to kill all male children but they refuse to do so, so Pharoah commands that male children be … Continue reading

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World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel:17-24 September 2017

World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel 17-24 September 2017 As participants in the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, churches around the world shall send a clear signal to policy-makers, community groups, and their own parishes about the urgent … Continue reading

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Child Protection Week (1st week every September)

National Child Protection week happens in the first week of September every year. The link will take you to posters, resources and facts sheets which can be downloaded.  Not sure how congregations/churches/faith communities have been involved in the past but … Continue reading

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Candle lighting

Lighting of the Community Candle The Community Candle is lit We light this flame as a symbol of the creativity of our faith: the creativity to explore new avenues of religious insight; the creativity to develop a caring community; the creativity … Continue reading

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday.27thAugust2017

Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.  It is celebrated by the Churches together on or around the last Sunday … Continue reading

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August 13 – prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

Uniting Church members are encouraged to join in prayers for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. On Sunday, 13 August, 2017, Christians around the world will be praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula, which remains divided and without a formal … Continue reading

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COCU52A.20August2017

Readings Genesis 45:1-15:Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers and forgives them, explaining that it was God who had sent him to Egypt to save them and others from the famine. Then he instructs them to bring his father to … Continue reading

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COCU51A.13August2017

Readings Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28: Jacob loves his son Joseph more than his other sons, and gives a Joseph a beautiful robe. But, his brothers become jealous and sell him into slavery. Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b: A psalm of thanksgiving and celebration … Continue reading

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COCU50A.6thAugust2017

Readings Genesis 32: 22-31: Jacob spends the night on the banks of the Jabbok River where he wrestles with a man until dawn. In the fight, Jacob is injured, leaving him with a limp, but he is also blessed and … Continue reading

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