Monthly Archives: July 2020

COCU54A.30thAugust2020

ReadingsExodus 3:1-15Moses encounters God in a burning bush while feeding the flocks of his father-in-law, and is called to be God’s messenger to tell Pharoah to release God’s people. When Moses asks for God’s name, God tells him that he … Continue reading

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World Week for Peace Palestine Israel:13-21 Sept 2020

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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COCU53A.23rdAugust2020

Readings Exodus 1:8-2.10: After a regime change in Egypt, the Israelites are made slaves and oppressed by the Egyptians. Midwives are also commanded to kill all male children but they refuse to do so, so Pharoah commands that male children be … Continue reading

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COCU52A.16thAugust2020

Readings Genesis 45:1-15:Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers and forgives them, explaining that it was God who had sent him to Egypt to save them and others from the famine. Then he instructs them to bring his father to … Continue reading

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One Great Sunday of Sharing 19 July 2020

The declaration that the Uniting Church in Australia is a multicultural Church for all God’s people sets us on a journey of continual discovery and renewal. One Great Sunday of Sharing helps us to keep this focus at the heart of our … Continue reading

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International Prisoners Justice Day, August 10

August 10 is the day prisoners have declared Prisoner’s Justice Day; to fast and refuse to work to demonstrate solidarity in remembrance of those who have died unnecessarily – victims of murder, suicide and neglect. PrayersWherever incarceration guarantees violence and … Continue reading

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Prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

August 15 is Liberation Day in both South and North Korea. It marks the date in 1945 when Korea gained independence from Japanese colonial oppression. Sadly and ironically, the 15th of August also marks the day Korea divided into two … Continue reading

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COCU51A.9thAugust2020

ReadingsGenesis 37:1-4, 12-28: Jacob loves his son Joseph more than his other sons, and gives a Joseph a beautiful robe. But, his brothers become jealous and sell him into slavery.Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b: A psalm of thanksgiving and celebration of what … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, August 6th

WCC to observe 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and NagasakiAugust 2020 will mark 75 years since the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To coincide with the occasion the World Council of Churches will share a series … Continue reading

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COCU50A.2ndAugust2020

Readings Genesis 32: 22-31: Jacob spends the night on the banks of the Jabbok River where he wrestles with a man until dawn. In the fight, Jacob is injured, leaving him with a limp, but he is also blessed and … Continue reading

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