Monthly Archives: July 2021

Season of creation

(see also resources on Earth Day) Common Grace resources for Season of Creatition Centre for Christian Studies: Laments for Creation Season of Creation 2021 Worship Guide available nowA home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God. Amid crises that have … Continue reading

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Spring

We celebrate Spring’s arrival. In the midst of Covid, floods, fires, Afghanistan, and the wounds of climate change, our hearts had grown heavy, our prayers turned to laments, “How long, O Lord?” we asked. See, the first blossoms are here. … Continue reading

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday

Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.  It has been celebrated on or around the last Sunday of August each … 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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COCU 53B.22nd August, 2021

Readings Psalm 84: A Psalm in praise of God’s Temple,
A psalm telling of the joys of dwelling in God’s House, and of God’s strengthening of God’s people. Also a request for God to hear the Psalmist’s prayer. 1 Kings 8:(1, … Continue reading

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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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Nelson Mandela International Day – 18 July

On 18 July every year, we are invited to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities. Nelson Mandela, fondly remembered as Madiba, remains a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world. … 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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COCU50B.1st August 2021

Readings2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13aAfter 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 himself and … 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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