Monthly Archives: December 2018

COCU5C.Christmas Eve.24Dec2018

See also Christmas, Christmas Eve B, and Christmas Tree Traditions and Blessings ResourcesAdvent, Christmas and Epiphany: Liturgies and Prayers for Public Worship by Brian Wren Christmas litany-waiting for the light.ChristineSine Children’s Talk: Mary’s Treasure Box, based on a storybook by that … Continue reading

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COCU4C.Advent4C.23Dec2018

Jeff Shrowder: During a week in the Taizē Comminity in France some years ago I explored the Church of reconciliation outside the scheduled prayer times. Large, cavernous and quiet. A series of small, modern stained-glass windows contributed to the subdued … Continue reading

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COCU64C.3Nov2019

Readings Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4: Habakkuk complains to God that justice is perverted and God’s help does not come, but then, as he waits for God’s answer, God’s word comes to him offering him a vision of the downfall of the … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

Brigit (451-525 AD) is a Celtic saint who exemplified the wonderful gift of hospitality that Celtic Christians believed was not only meant to be a custom in their homes, it was a key into the Kingdom of God. To offer hospitality was seen as receiving Christ into their midst and fulfilling the law of love.  Continue reading

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COCU6C.Christmas1C.26December2018

This is the first Sunday after Christmas, so it may be a focus in the beginning of the service to have a time to reflect on post-Christmas. We can find our centre‘Whatever comes our way, we can find our centre, … Continue reading

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COCU13C.10February2019

Readings Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13)In the year King Uzziah Dies, Isaiah has a vision of God’s glory in the temple, where he is cleansed and he responds to God’s call. Then God tells him to say to the people that they … Continue reading

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COCU66C.17Nov2016

Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25: The prophet tells of the promise of a new heaven and new earth, with peace and security and ample provision for all. Isaiah 12: A psalm of praise and thanksgiving for God’s help. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13: The Christians in Thessalonica are … Continue reading

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COCU5C.ChristmasDay.25thDec

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings Year CIsaiah 52:7-10 The messenger who brings good newsPsalm 98 O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous thingsHebrews 1:1-4 in these … Continue reading

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COCU2C.Advent2C.9Dec2018

Malachi 3:1-4: God is sending God’s messenger to prepare for God’s coming, and God’s people and God’s priests will be refined and made pure. Luke 1:68-79: Zechariah’s song of thanksgiving for God’s rescue of Israel, and his proclamation of his … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

Unless we have lived through December heartbroken, it may not cross our minds how hard the lead-up to Christmas can feel for people in the midst of loss, failure, or hopelessness. Their imprisonments can look like being stuck in a … Continue reading

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