Monthly Archives: November 2018

resources in times of natural disaster/tragedy

This prayer was written by Rev Cathie Lambert (Uniting Church in Australia) for the 2011 Margaret River fires. Cathie’s prayer has been slightly adapted in the context of the horrendous tragedy unfolding in southern California with thousands of homes burnt … Continue reading

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COCU66B.18Nov2018

Readings 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Hannah grieves her inability to conceive, and the mockery of Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, so when the family goes to the temple she prays for a child. After Eli accuses her of being drunk, she explains … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht: “Night of Broken Glass” 9 Nov 1938

On the evening of November 9-10, 1938, the German Reich unleashed a pogrom against the Jews, burning down synagogues and smashing the glass fronts of Jewish shops in Berlin and all big cities in Germany and Austria. The pogrom was … Continue reading

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COCU 65B.11th November2018

This is also Remembrance Day and one hundred years centenary since the fighting stopped in World War I. So worship planners may choose to incorporate some specific Remembrance Day prayers into the service (some from the ANZAC Day resource may … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Resources for Remembrance Day (see also resources for ANZAC Day) Iona/Wild Goose Publications here (downloads) Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts free downloadable resource for the centenary of the armistice. Music suggestions on Natalie Sims’ website, Singing from the Lectionary. We … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

Readings Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 115:16) One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. (Psalm 145:4) After this I looked, and there was a … Continue reading

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COCU64B.4Nov2018

Call to worship With our whole being-heart mind soul and strength: Let us love and praise God! With all of our being: We will love and praise God! For God is faithful forever, helping, freeing, loving, protecting! Let us sing … Continue reading

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