Monthly Archives: October 2021

COCU6C.Christmas1C.26December2018

This is the first Sunday after Christmas, so it may be a focus in the beginning of the service to have a time to reflect on post-Christmas. We can find our centre‘Whatever comes our way, we can find our centre, … Continue reading

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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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COCU5C.Christmas Eve.24Dec2018

See also Christmas, Christmas Eve B, and Christmas Tree Traditions and Blessings ResourcesAdvent, Christmas and Epiphany: Liturgies and Prayers for Public Worship by Brian Wren Christmas litany-waiting for the light.ChristineSine Children’s Talk: Mary’s Treasure Box, based on a storybook by that … Continue reading

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COCU4C.Advent4C.19Dec2021

Jeff Shrowder: During a week in the Taizē Comminity in France some years ago I explored the Church of reconciliation outside the scheduled prayer times. Large, cavernous and quiet. A series of small, modern stained-glass windows contributed to the subdued … Continue reading

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COCU3C.Advent3C.12Dec2021

  Pilgrim services:  9.30am 2012, COCU3C.Advent3C.16Dec2012.9 30am.OoS 9.30am 2015, COCU3C.Advent3C.13Dec2015.9 30am.OoS

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COCU2C.Advent2C.5Dec2021

Malachi 3:1-4: God is sending God’s messenger to prepare for God’s coming, and God’s people and God’s priests will be refined and made pure. Luke 1:68-79: Zechariah’s song of thanksgiving for God’s rescue of Israel, and his proclamation of his … Continue reading

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COCU1C.Advent1C.28thNov2021

Readings Jeremiah 33:14-16: God promises to raise up a descendant of David to reign over God’s people and to bring goodness, rightness, justice, and security to Israel and Judah. Psalm 25:1-10: A prayer for God’s compassion and forgiveness, for God to … 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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COCU65B.7thNovember2021

What does faith look like? How does faith connect to power and wealth? What part do we play as we seek to trust in God? These are some of the questions that are evoked by the Lectionary readings for this … Continue reading

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