Monthly Archives: March 2018

COCU31B.Easter Sunday.1April2018

COCU31B.EasterDay.Readings Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 1 Cor 15:1 – 11 Mark 16:1-8 See also resources for Year A and Year C “The resurrection of Jesus Christ was (and is!) the proclamation of a new understanding of God’s activity in … Continue reading

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COCU30A.Holy Saturday.31March2018

Joan Chittister , The Liturgical Year: “Everyone who has ever lived, who will ever live, will someday undergo a Holy Saturday of our own. Someday we will all know the power of overwhelming loss when life as we know it changes, … Continue reading

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COCU29A.Good Friday.30March2018

Year B readings (2018) Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1 – 19:42 Year A readings (2017) 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 … 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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World Down Syndrome Day 21 March each year

  Let us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, and thank God for all the beautiful DS people, for parents who welcomed DS children into the world, and for the wonderful film “Praying with Lior” (about a Jewish boy with DS). … Continue reading

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COCU24A.PalmSunday.24March2018

See also Palm Sunday A and Palm Sunday C Readings Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 An exhortation to give thanks to God for God’s eternal mercy. Also a cry for God to save God’s people, and an invitation for God’s people to … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

A prayer adapted from St Patrick’s Breastplate We bind unto ourselves today the strong name of the trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in three. We bind this day to us forever, by power … Continue reading

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IWD – International Women’s Day (March 8 each year)

A 2018 message from Colleen Geyer, General Secretary, Uniting Church Assembly Quote by Desmond Tutu: When those who are role models treat women as equals, then the narrative changes – ‘if you want peace, let women take the lead’ An adaption … Continue reading

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COCU22B.Lent4B.11March2018

READINGS Numbers 21:4-9 The people of Israel complain about being in the desert because there is no food or water and they don’t like the food God has provided. Then a plague of snakes attacks them and they ask for … Continue reading

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Elections

Reflecting on a change of leadership: This is not about a difference of political opinion, as that’s far too small to mourn over. It’s about a fundamental difference in how we view the worth of all people—not just those who … Continue reading

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