Category Archives: Year B

COCU5C.ChristmasDay.25thDec

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year. Readings Year BIsaiah 52:7-10The joy of seeing the messenger of good news, who announces peace and the reign of God, and of knowing God’s protection and care.Psalm 98A … Continue reading

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COCU67B.Reign of Christ B.21Nov2021

Readings 2 Samuel 23:1-7 David’s last words, celebrating the beauty of the one who rules righteously, and remembering God’s covenant with David and his family. This is all in contrast with godless people whose lives are wasted. Psalm 132:1-12; A … Continue reading

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COCU66B.14thNov2021

Readings 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Hannah grieves her inability to conceive, and the mockery of Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, so when the family goes to the temple she prays for a child. After Eli accuses her of being drunk, she explains … Continue reading

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COCU62B.24thOctober2021

Readings Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Job recognises that he had spoken without knowledge, and that he has now encountered God. Then God blesses Job beyond the prosperity he had at first. Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) A song of thanksgiving for God’s restoration … Continue reading

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COCU61B.17Oct2021

Readings:Job 38:1-7 (34-41)God answers Job, questioning where he was when God created the earth, who orders the clouds and lightning and can create rain, and who provides food for wild animals and birds.Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35cIn praise of God’s glory … Continue reading

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COCU60B.10Oct2021

RCL ReadingsJob 23:1-9, 16-17Job longs to put his case before God, but he does not know how to find God. If he could get to God’s dwelling place, he believes, he could lay out his case, but God is absent … Continue reading

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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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