Monthly Archives: January 2019


Readings Acts 9:1-6, (7-20): Saul travels to Damascus with the intention of arresting any followers of Jesus, but on the road, he is confronted with a vision of Christ that changes him into a disciple. Psalm 30: The Psalmist experiences … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday

(The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) Rev Bosco Peters on his Liturgy website writes: “Shrove” is the past tense of the verb “shrive” – “to obtain absolution for oneself by confessing and doing penance”. In French this is Mardi Gras – … 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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Readings: Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Rev 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 RCL readings (landscape, A4): COCU35C.Easter5C.RCLReadings Helpful resources: re-Worship for Easter 5C compiled by Christine Longhurst Sacredise by John van de Laar Textweek Singing from the Lectionary – Natalie Sims West Epping Uniting Church On … Continue reading

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COCU17C.Transfiguration Sunday.3rdMarch2019

Transfiguration Sunday – last Sunday in Epiphany See also COCU17A.Transfiguration A and COCU17B.Transfiguration B resources on this website Year C readings Exodus 34:29-35: After bringing the tablets of the law down the mountain, Moses’ face shines. And every time after … Continue reading

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COCU18C.Ash Wednesday.6March2019

‘With These Ashes‘…With these ashes, we rememberWhat we’re made of, what we’re made ofWith these ashes, we rememberWe are made of dustAshes to ashes, dust to dustSo it has always beenAshes to ashes, dust to dustWe return again(Source: Kathy Douglass)Listen … Continue reading

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Global Day of Prayer to end famine

This was an initiative of the World Council of Churches, the All-Africa Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance in 2017 and repeated in 2018 (June 10th). Still trying to work out the specific date for 2019, but of … Continue reading

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Readings:Acts 16:9-15: Paul and his companions in Macedonia and the conversion of Lydia.Psalm 67: a psalm inviting all the nations to praise GodRevelation 21:10,22-22.5: A vision of the New Jerusalem, where the gates are never closed, and yet no evil can enter. It … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Week 27May-3June 2019

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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World Council of Churches – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. … Continue reading

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