Category Archives: COCU Year B

COCU58B.26Sept2021

Readings: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 The king asks Esther what he can do for her, and she asks him to deliver her people from Haman’s plot. The king orders that Haman be impaled upon the stake he had made for … Continue reading

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COCU56B.12September2021

Readings Proverbs 1:20-33 Wisdom cries out in public for the crowd to turn away from their foolishness, but, in spite of the invitation, the people have refused to listen. So, they will receive no help when disaster comes, but those … Continue reading

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COCU55B.5September2021

RCL Readings:Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23A good reputation is of great value. God made both rich and poor, and those who are unjust will not survive, while those who are generous find happiness. God defends the poor and will stand against … Continue reading

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COCU54B.29th August 2021

Note: this is also Migrant and Refugee Sunday ReadingsSong of Solomon 2:8-13The young woman celebrates her lover, admiring his strength and beauty, and remembering his invitation for her to join him as they enjoy the weather, the sounds, the fruits, … Continue reading

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COCU 53B.22nd August, 2021

Readings Psalm 84: A Psalm in praise of God’s Temple,
A psalm telling of the joys of dwelling in God’s House, and of God’s strengthening of God’s people. Also a request for God to hear the Psalmist’s prayer. 1 Kings 8:(1, … Continue reading

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COCU52B.15August2021

Readings 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 David dies and Solomon takes over as king. Then God allows him to ask for anything he wants, and he requests wisdom to rule over God’s people well. God is pleased with his request and … Continue reading

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COCU51B.8th August 2021

Readings2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33David commands his military leaders to ensure that his son Absalom is not harmed, but they fail, and Absalom is killed in battle. When David hears the news, he grieves, wishing that he had died instead … Continue reading

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COCU49B.25July2021

Readings2 Samuel 11:1-15After David sees Bathsheba bathing, he sleeps with her and she becomes pregnant. Then, he summons her husband, Uriah, who is away at war, and attempts to get him to sleep with his wife to cover David’s adultery, … Continue reading

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COCU48B.18thJuly2021

Readings2 Samuel 7:1-14a David decides that he wants to build a temple (house) for God, but God, through the prophet Nathan, refuses him, and tells him that he is not the one to build a temple, and that God has never … Continue reading

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COCU47B.11July2021

Readings2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19:David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem in two attempts, the second after hearing how Obed-Edom, in whose house the Ark had been left, was being blessed. Then, as the Ark enters Jerusalem, David dances … Continue reading

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