Monthly Archives: May 2018

Reconciliation Sunday 27May2018

It was agreed in November 2006 that the SA Synod/Presbytery establish Reconciliation Sunday in Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) annually, to be celebrated across the Church, and request Church Councils to include this day in their worship calendars. … Continue reading

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Arbor Day/Tree Day – 20June2018 (in Australia)

Arbor (Tree) Day in Australia – June 20, 2018 Arbor Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but mostly organized on different dates. The first known Arbor Day was celebrated in 1594 in Spain. In the USA it’s … Continue reading

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COCU40B.Trinity Sunday B.27May2018

Readings Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah receives a vision of God in God’s glory in the Temple, and he hears the seraphim singing “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Then, after he has confessed and been cleansed, he hears God asking for someone whom God … Continue reading

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resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

We do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit prays in us with sighs too deep for words. —Romans 8.26 Deeper than my words, deeper than my knowing, Spirit, pray in me. I open the door of my … Continue reading

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COCU39B.Day of Pentecost.20May2018

  Readings Year A Acts 2:1-21: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13: John 20:19-23: Year B Acts 2:1-21 The believers are filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and they start to praise God in various languages. … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June2018 (closest Sunday is 24thJune2018)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. Here is the combined service used at Pilgrim Church on UCA Sunday 2013. UCA Anniversary 2013 Order of service from … Continue reading

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COCU42B.10June2018

Readings: Psalm 138; 1 Samuel 8: 4-11, (12-15), 16-20; (11: 14-15); 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 As ‘ordinary time’ returns after the Lent and Easter cycle, we return to semi-continuous reading of Mark’s Gospel. The lectionary also follows 2 Corinthians. … Continue reading

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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

See also Migrant and Refugee Sunday resources on this site. In 2018, the dates are Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd June. #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. In 2000, the 9th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia … Continue reading

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Mothers Day resources

A Prayer for Mothers and Children God be with the Mother Who sits long nights beside those who cannot sleep Who holds in aching arms the hurting child Who carries in her heart the burden of care and worry And … Continue reading

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COCU38B.Easter 7B.13th May 2018

Also Mothers’ Day in Australia Readings Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26 Peter suggests that the disciples should find a replacement for Judas, so they select two candidates and draw lots, and Matthias is added as an apostle to join the other … Continue reading

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