Monthly Archives: July 2021

Season of creation – various

(see also resources on Earth Day) 2021 theme: A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God. Downloadable resources for 2021 Season of Creation.  Season of Creation 2021 PrayerCreator of All,We are grateful that from your communion of love you created … Continue reading

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COCU51B.8th August 2021

Readings 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 David 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 … Continue reading

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COCU50B.1st August 2021

Readings 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a After Bathsheba is finished mourning for Uriah, David takes her as his wife, but God sends Nathan to confront him with his sin. Using a parable of a lamb, Nathan gets David to condemn … Continue reading

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National Tree Day Sunday 1st August 2021

National Tree Day, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown in to Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help us plant one million new native … Continue reading

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United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30thJuly2021

The United Nations defines human trafficking as “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of … 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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One Great Sunday of Sharing 18 July 2021

The declaration that the Uniting Church in Australia is a multicultural Church for all God’s people sets us on a journey of continual discovery and renewal. One Great Sunday of Sharing helps us to keep this focus at the heart of our … 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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COCU46B.4July2021

Readings 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10: The people of Israel join the people of Judah in making David their king, and so David becomes king over the entire nation. Then David establishes his throne in Jerusalem.(OR Ezekiel 2:1-5: God commissions Ezekiel to … Continue reading

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