Category Archives: Year A

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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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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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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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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COCU49A.26thJuly2020

Readings Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob serves Laban for Rachel and Leah Jacob agrees to work for Laban for seven years in order to receive Rachel as his wife, but then Laban tricks him and gives him Leah instead. So Jacob agrees … Continue reading

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COCU46A.5thJuly2020

Readings Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Isaac’s servant goes back to Abraham’s homeland to find a wife for him. He meets Rebekah, who responds according the sign he had asked of God, and so he brings her back to Isaac who … Continue reading

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COCU40A.Trinity Sunday A.7th June 2020

(see also Trinity Sunday B and Trinity Sunday C) see also World Environment Day (June 5th) Readings Genesis 1: 1-2:4a The account of the creation of heaven and earth, in which God speaks the creative Word and the Spirit hovers over … Continue reading

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COCU38A.Easter7A.24May2020

Readings Acts 1:6-14 The disciples question Jesus about the timing of God’s restoration of Israel, but Jesus promises the Holy Spirit and then ascends into heaven as they watch. Then two white-robed men tell them that Jesus will return in … Continue reading

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COCU35A.Easter5A.10thMay2020

Readings Acts 7:55-60: Stephen who has been on trial, expresses his vision of Jesus glorified, which angers the religious leaders, who drag him out of the city to stone him. But, Stephen, as he dies, prays for his attackers, and commits … Continue reading

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