COCU Index

COCU Year A (with coding system as used on this website. Also available here)
World Council of Churches (WCC) ecumenical prayer cycle here

Year A 2023
COCU 13A 5th February Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Ord 5A; Epiphany 5A)
COCU 14A 12th February Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (Ord 6A; Epiphany 6A)
Valentine’s Day 14th February
COCU 17A 19th February Transfiguration Sunday (last Sunday before Lent)
21st February Shrove Tuesday
COCU 18A 22nd February Ash Wednesday
COCU 19A 26th February Lent 1
COCU 20A 5th March Lent 2
COCU 21A 12th March Lent 3
COCU22A 19th March Lent 4
COCU23A 26th March Lent 5
COCU24A 2nd April Palm/Passion Sunday

Holy Week 
COCU25A Monday 3rd April
COCU 26A Tuesday 4th April
COCU 27A Wednesday 5th April 
COCU 28A (Maundy Thursday) 6th April
COCU 29A (Good Friday) 7th April
COCU 30A (Easter Saturday) 8th April
COCU 31A (Easter Sunday) 9th April

Starters for great resources
Lectionary Liturgies (Thom Shuman) with HC each week
Singing from the Lectionary
Songs of Hope, Faith and Love (Australian) with lyrics, chords and recordings
Church of Scotland Weekly Worship
Together to Celebrate
Pray the Story
UCC Worship Ways
Church Anew blog ….spiritual reflections, imaginative biblical commentary, and thoughtful ideas for innovation (including Diana Butler Bass, Walter Brueggemann). 
Rev Roddy Hamilton, New Kilpatrick Parish Church – Original Liturgy

Online sermons
Sermon Share is an initiative of Uniting Church Minister Rev Chris Goringe, where ministers and others responsible for public worship to share pre-recorded sermons based on the weekly lectionary readings.
Project Reconnect has sermons for every week – check them out here.
Worship Well have sermons and other elements of worship available each week in plenty of time to use – they’re here.
Saltbush provide liturgy and video sermon “uniting the scattered community” here.

Citation index (Vanderbilt Library) in canonical order
UCA Calendar of commemorations
Ecumenical prayer cycle (World Council of Churches)
2020 NCCA Ecumenical Prayer Cycle with lectionary readings

Narrative lectionary

Components of worship – general
Acknowledgement of Land
Prayer of thanksgiving
Prayer of confession/prayers of who we are/Words of Assurance
Prayer for Illumination
Readings (see specific weeks)
Prayers for others
Lord’s Prayer
Prayer of Dedication
Benediction and sending out
(Communion Hymns)

About admin

Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon). This blog may be a help to people planning worship services.
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