Monthly Archives: May 2021

Winter

Iona resource: Winter A book of helpful resources by Ruth Burgess. It is for Northern Hemisphere winter, so includes key events in the church calendar in the Nov-Jan period (Christmas, Blue Christmas, Advent etc). Opening Prayer Holy One, today the … 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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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

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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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