Monthly Archives: August 2019

Gandhi’s birth anniversary 2nd October

In 2019, it will be Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Here is his prayer for peace. GANDHI’S PRAYER FOR PEACE I offer you peace I offer you love I offer you friendship I see your beauty I hear your need I … Continue reading

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COCU59C.6 Oct 2019

Readings: Lamentations 1: 1-6Psalm 1372 Timothy 1: 1-14Luke 17: 5-10 Call to Worship:Gathering God, joined as one familywe come to worship you today,mindful of the breathingof the life that you have called into beingacross countries and climates;all creatures and all … Continue reading

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Social Justice Sunday – 29September2019

Social Justice Sunday is held annually on the last Sunday in September. “Justice is the Body of Love ~ Love is the Soul of Justice” (John Dominic Crossan) Resources for Social Justice Sunday on NCCA website. Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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COCU58C.29thSeptember2019

ReadingsJeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15: In spite of his prophecies of the destruction of Judah, Jeremiah buys his cousin’s field and proclaims God’s word that people will again buy property in the land of Judah.Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16: God promises refuge, protection and … Continue reading

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COCU57C.22Sept2019

Readings Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 (Reflecting on Luke 16:1-13) Christ, What are we to do with your teaching? What can you mean with stories like the parable of the dishonest manager? Why is dishonesty seemed to … Continue reading

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World Week for Peace Palestine Israel:15-22 Sept 2019

The third week of September is the annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI). It includes the International Day of Peace. This week is a time for people of faith to join together in worship and prayer in … Continue reading

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COCU56C.15th September 2019

(see also anniversary of 9/11 – resources here) Readings: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 Call to worship (general) here Call to worship The foolish say, ‘there is no God.’ We come, trusting in Jesus, the … Continue reading

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COCU55C.8September2019

Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 Prayers of who we are God of the potter’s hand, creator of all that has been, all that is, and all that will be. We wonder at the beauty of the … Continue reading

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COCU54C.1stSeptember2019

ReadingsJeremiah 2:4-13: God speaks out against God’s people who have forgotten God’s salvation and turned to other gods – God’s people have abandoned God who is the fountain of living water and have dug cracked cisterns for themselves.OR Sirach 10:12-18: In … Continue reading

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COCU53C.25August2019

ReadingsJeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71: 1-6; Hebrews 12: 18-29: Luke 13:10-17 Call to WorshipAll who are bent over with worry: this is a place of sanctuary.All who are burdened with life: this is a house of care.All who are lost to … Continue reading

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