Monthly Archives: March 2019

COCU36C.Easter6C.26May2019

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 God Revelation 21:10,22-22.5: A vision of the New Jerusalem, where the gates are never closed, and yet no evil … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Sunday 26May2019

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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Winter solstice

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 in the dark, traveling with its eyes closed, feeling its … Continue reading

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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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COCU38C.Easter7C.2ndJune2019

Readings  Acts 16: 16-34 Paul and Silas are imprisoned after they cast out a demon from the fortune-telling slave girl. Even in jail they continue to worship, and Paul leads the prison jailer to faith in Christ. Psalm 97 God’s … Continue reading

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World Environment Day – June 5th

World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June. First proclaimed in 1972, the day has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and … Continue reading

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COCU39C.PentecostC.9thJune2019

See also Pentecost A and Pentecost B ReadingsActs 2:1-21: The believers are filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and they start to praise God in various languages.Or Genesis 11:1-9: Humanity seeks to build a tower that reaches … 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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