Monthly Archives: December 2019

Blessings for a journey

A journey can become a sacred thing.Make sure, before you go,To take the timeTo bless your going forth,To free your heart of ballastSo that the compass of your soulMight direct you towardsThe territories of spiritWhere you will discoverMore of your … Continue reading

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Australia Day resources – various

A very special performance of ‘I Am Australian’ by the students of Broome Primary School. A production of the ABC in collaboration with the Mabu Yawuru ngan-ga language team and Yawuru Traditional Owners of Broome. This short film features the … Continue reading

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COCU11A.Epiphany3A.26January2020

Readings:Isaiah 9:1-4: Isaiah prophesies a reversal of fortune for the people of God who are occupied by Assyria – though they are in darkness, light will break in, and they will be freed from their oppression.Psalm 27:1, 4-9: David’s Psalm celebrating God’s … Continue reading

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COCU8A.Epiphany of the Lord (January 6, 2020)

(note: Epiphany can be celebrated on the date shown, or on the first Sunday in January which in 2020 is COCU7A) Readings Isaiah 60: 1-6 Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3: 1-12 Matthew 2: 1-12 God of gold, we seek … Continue reading

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COCU7A.Christmas2.5Jan2020

(Note: COCU 8A Epiphany may also be celebrated on this day) ReadingsJeremiah 31: 7-14 or Sirach 24: 1-12Psalm 147 or Wisdom of Solomon 10: 15-20Ephesians 1: 3-14John 1: (1-9), 10-18

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Day of Mourning.19Jan2020 (Australia)

The Day of Mourning allows Australians to stand together in remembering the truth of our history and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples, their families and the next generations. The 15th UCA Assembly in July 2018 endorsed the proposal that … Continue reading

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COCU10A.Epiphany2A.19January2020

Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1: 29-42 Resources: Textweek, Church of Scotland Starters for Sunday, Commentary: (a multitude of links on Textweek also) Rev Andrew Prior, One Man’s Web This coming Sunday marks the second Sunday … Continue reading

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COCU9A.Baptism of Jesus.12thJanuary2020

(see also Year B, Baptism of Jesus and Year C, Baptism of Jesus) Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10: 34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 Baptise Us Christ Baptise us Christ. Baptise us into your faith. Baptise us in your communion. Baptise us … Continue reading

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COCU3A.Advent3A.15Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 35: 1-10God’s promise to restore God’s people, creating a land of peace and prosperity for them, and providing a safe and sure way for them to return home, guaranteeing their arrival in God’s Zion where they will find gladness, … Continue reading

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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Dec 3

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This celebration, created by the United Nations, seeks to celebrate the over one billion people worldwide living with some kind of disability. Disability is so natural, that this number … Continue reading

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