Monthly Archives: October 2019

Kristallnacht: “Night of Broken Glass” 9 Nov 1938

On the evening of November 9-10, 1938, the German Reich unleashed a pogrom against the Jews, burning down synagogues and smashing the glass fronts of Jewish shops in Berlin and all big cities in Germany and Austria. The pogrom was … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) – 3 Nov 2019

IDOP is recognised on the first Sunday in November each year, dedicated to the saints and martyrs of the Christian faith and for persecuted communities. IDOP website here.In 2019 this falls on November 3rd, which is also the closest Sunday to … Continue reading

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COCU63C.3Nov2019

See also All Saints Day. Readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Habakkuk complains to God that justice is perverted and God’s help does not come, but then, as he waits for God’s answer, God’s word comes to him offering him a vision … Continue reading

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Reformation Day.October31

Reformation Day commemorates the day in 1517 when a German monk named Martin Luther (1483-1546) strode up to the church in Wittenburg and nailed his 95 ‘theses’ (or propositions) to the church door.Luther’s intention when posting his theses was to … Continue reading

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COCU62C.27October2019

Readings:Joel 2:23-32God promises restoration from the judgement (what the locusts have eaten) and the outpouring of God’s Spirit on all of God’s sons and daughters.Psalm 65Praise for the God who answers prayer, who forgives sin, who formed the earth and … Continue reading

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COCU61C.20October2019

Readings:Jeremiah 31:27-34A prophecy of restoration, of an end to generational curses, and of God’s new covenant with God’s people – written on hearts, not stone.Psalm 119:97-104A song of rejoicing in God’s laws and instructions and the way they guide and … Continue reading

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Anti-Poverty Week

In 2019, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 13th to the 19th of October. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:* Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in … Continue reading

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COCU63C.All Saints Day.1Nov

All Saints may be celebrated on the date shown or on the first Sunday in November Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 115:16) One generation shall praise your works to another, and … Continue reading

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