Monthly Archives: November 2019

COCU2A.Advent 2A.8Dec2019

Readings:Isaiah 11:1-10: Isaiah proclaims the coming of the “shoot from the stump of Jesse” who, through God’s Spirit resting on him, will bring peace, justice, righteousness and equity to the earth.Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19: A prayer for the King to rule wisely and … Continue reading

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COCU4A.Advent4A.22December2019

ReadingsIsaiah 7: 10-16God promises a sign for King Ahaz, who is looking to Assyria for assistance with the threats of neighbouring Damascus and Samaria, that a virgin will give birth and call the child “Immanuel”, and that the enemy nations … Continue reading

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COCU6A.Christmas1.29Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 63:7-9: praise for all God has done for the people, through God’s presence, mercy and steadfast love. Psalm 148: a psalm of praiseHebrews 2:10-18: Jesus become human like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might … Continue reading

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COCU5A.ChristmasEve.24Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 9: 2-7Psalm 96Titus 2: 11-14Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20) See also Christmas Eve B and Christmas Eve C Christmas Eve PrayerOmnipresent God, long ago you sent your angels through the midnight of the sleeping world to tell the shepherds Christ … Continue reading

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Advent wreath liturgies

Here is an advent candle liturgy by Maren C. Tirabassi: “I was moved by the thought of four candles illuminating the ways human and holy touch in this season, reminding us of the simple and amazing truth of Emmanuel, God … Continue reading

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New Year prayers and blessings

Resources: Songs for New Year on the Singing from the Lectionary website  (scroll down for more music resources) A Prayer for the New Year God of wisdom and truth, at the beginning of this new year we look back and … Continue reading

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COCU5A Christmas Day

See also COCU5B and COCU5C Readings – Christmas DawnIsaiah 62: 6-12Psalm 97Titus 3: 4-7Luke 2: (1-7), 8-20 Readings – Christmas DayIsaiah 52: 7-10Psalm 98Hebrews 1: 1-4 (5-12)John 1: 1-14 See also Christmas Dawn B and Christmas Day C Father Chris’ … Continue reading

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