Monthly Archives: February 2019

COCU22C.Lent4C.31March2019

Readings Joshua 5:9-12: The Israelites celebrate the Passover, as God proclaims that the “disgrace of Egypt” is removed from them, and have their first meal in Canaan. The day after that the manna stops arriving. Psalm 32: A celebration of … Continue reading

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COCU23C.Lent5C.7thApril2019

READINGSIsaiah 43:16-21: The God who has saved Israel in the past invites God’s people to believe that a new salvation is coming for them in their exile. Psalm 126:  A psalm celebrating the return of exiles to Jerusalem, and asking … Continue reading

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COCU24C.Lent6C.Palm Sunday.14April2019

ReadingsPsalm 118:1-2, 19-29: A celebration of God’s goodness and faithful love, answering prayer, turning the rejected stone into the capstone, and inviting people into God’s presence. Luke 19:28-40: Jesus rides into Jerusalem as the people offer praises. The Pharisees though … Continue reading

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COCU28C.Maundy Thursday.18April2019

ReadingsExodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14Psalm 116:1-4, 12-191 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Resource on RuachWords website Tonight is a night of darkness – for Maudy ThursdayTonight is a night of darkness.We gather it together like gauze and wrap our souls in it.Tonight … Continue reading

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COCU29C.Good Friday.19thApril2019

See also Good Friday BReadingsIsaiah 52:13-53:12: A song of the suffering servant, who is persecuted and dies for the sake of others (“us”).Psalm 22: A Psalm of lament, grieving the suffering and abandonment of the writer, but celebrating the inevitable … Continue reading

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Celebration of ordination

I was asked to craft a liturgy for a friend celebrating 50 years of ordination (scroll to end). I’ve also added some other prayers, and a couple of relevant hymns. We belong to a tradition which follow the way of … Continue reading

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COCU30C.Holy Saturday.20April2019

Readings Job 14:1-14  Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42 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 … Continue reading

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Lent

Lent begins after Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Lent takes us on a journey towards Holy Week and Easter. It is a time of preparation and it is a time of fasting and restraint, so not so much a time of … Continue reading

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COCU31C.Easter Sunday.21April2019

ReadingsActs 10:34-43: Peter preaches that God shows no favouritism, but that anyone who believes in Jesus, who did good and healed those oppressed by the devil, was crucified, and was raised, receives life and forgiveness. Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24: A song … Continue reading

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