Monthly Archives: March 2019

Winter

Iona resource: Winter A book of helpful resources by Ruth Burgess. It is for Northern Hemisphere winter, so includes key events in the church calendar in the Nov-Jan period (Christmas, Blue Christmas, Advent etc). Opening Prayer Holy One, today the … Continue reading

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COCU40C.TrinitySundayC.16thJune2019

See also Trinity Sunday Year A and Year B. Readings Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31: Wisdom sings of being with God at the creation of the world, and of humanity. Psalm 8: A song of God’s majesty, and the honour God has … Continue reading

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Arbor Day/Tree Day – 20June2019 (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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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

In 2018, the dates are Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd June. #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June2019 (closest Sunday is 23rdJune2019)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. PRAYER FOR THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA Gracious and loving God, We thank you for the Uniting Church in Australia, … Continue reading

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Winter solstice 22 June 2019

Southern Hemisphere 22nd June 2019 (Northern Hemisphere 21 Dec 2019) BLESSING FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT All throughout these months, as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for this night. It has practiced walking … Continue reading

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COCU44C.23rd June 2019

Readings 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a: God instructs Elijah to go to Mount Sinai, and comes to him there. At Elijah’s cave he experiences wind, earthquake and fire, but God’s voice is only heard in the whisper that follows. In spite … Continue reading

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COCU45C.30th June 2019

Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77: 1-2, 11-20, Galatians 5: 1, 13-25, Luke 9: 51-62. West Epping Uniting Church used the reading focused upon the mantle passed from Elijah to Elisha in an intergenerational service. They talked about our heroes, … Continue reading

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Lighting of the candles

Litany for Letting the Light of Christ ShineWhen we work to build peace…We are the light of the worldBy working for justice,We are the light of the worldBy acting with love,We are the light of the worldWhen we work to … Continue reading

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UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

Story of Emma Stevens version of Blackbird entirely in Mi’kmaq here. ‘Our language is such a beautiful thing and not a lot of people hear it’ (Emma Stevens of Eskasoni)

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