Category Archives: Year B

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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COCU45B.27June2021

Readings 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: In spite of Saul’s persecution of him, David sings a song of grief for Saul’s death, and that of Jonathan. David’s respect and praise for Saul, and his love for Jonathan, are expressed in the beauty … Continue reading

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COCU44B.20June2021

See also UCA Anniversary and Refugee Week resources Readings 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23): The Israelites are taunted by the giant Goliath, but the shepherd boy David volunteers to fight him, and defeats by striking him on the forehead with a … Continue reading

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COCU43B.13June2021

Readings 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 God tells Samuel that God has rejected Saul as king, and God instructs Samuel to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as king. Samuel sees the eldest of the sons and thinks that one of them must … Continue reading

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COCU42B.6June2021

Readings As ‘ordinary time’ returns after the Lent and Easter cycle, we return to semi-continuous reading of Mark’s Gospel. The lectionary also follows 2 Corinthians. Psalm 138 Praise and thanksgiving for God’s unfailing love, God’s promises, God’s answers to prayer, … Continue reading

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COCU41B.6June2021

Readings 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20):The child, Samuel, who is serving God with the Eli the priest, hears God’s voice in the night. He mistakenly thinks it is Eli, but then Eli explains it is God, and instructs him to say, … Continue reading

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