Worship Resources and Publications
Prayer and liturgical resources for specific occasions, including:
* in relation to the revised Preamble to the UCA Constitution
* support to the First Peoples of this land
* Great Prayer of Thanksgiving, prepared from dialogue between Lutheran Church of Australia and the UCA
The Uniting Church in Australia celebrates its 40th Anniversary on 22 June 2017
The Working Group on Worship has gathered resources that can be used from Easter to Pentecost and beyond in the gathered worship of congregations, presbyteries and synods. The aim is to invite people to celebrate God’s grace and goodness. This can also include other aspects of worship including confession, lament, intercession.
- a complete liturgy for the 40th Anniversary of the UCA pdf download MsWord download
provided by John Squires and Elzabeth Raine
- Uniting Church Prayer Re-written by Rev Dr D'Arcy Wood, from a prayer by his father, Rev Dr A. Harold Wood
- Looking to Christ 40 Days of Revised Common Lectionary readings leading up to the UCA 40th Anniversary - 22 June 2017
- Service of Inauguration Sydney Town Hall - 22 June 1977
- Uniting Spirit - a Liturgy for Pentecost - Linda Sutton
- UCA 40th doodle to colour in Karen Mitchell Lambert
- Inauguration of UCA Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Inauguration of UCA Prayer of Confession
- Inauguration of UCA Words of Commitment
music resources, including some written especially for the UCA 40th anniversary
- Called Together lyrics score leadsheet mp3 backing David Busch
- Come Gather lyrics score Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
- In a Church that's Moving Forward lyrics Andrew Williams
- Come, Spirit God score Brian Hill
- Here We Are In the Church leadsheet Leigh Newton
- We Celebrate lyrics score mp3 vocal demo David MacGregor
- God the Father, Son and Spirit(tune TIS 152 - Ode to Joy) Keith Pearson text can be found above in "A complete liturgy ..."
- Lord of Our Days All Together Now/Songs in a Still Strange Land Neil Quintrell & Douglas Simper
- Anniversary Song lyrics Linda Sutton
some further music resource suggestions (note: far from exhaustive)
- songs from the 14th UCA Assembly - theme: Hearts on Fire
- Holy Spirit score Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
- How Long (a song of lament) All Together for Good # 563 Robin Mann
- Together to Celebrate lyrics score David MacGregor
- You died to set me free score Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
- Spirit of Dreaming Allison Campbell Rate
- God Gives Us a Future Together in Song # 687 Elizabeth Smith
- Community of Christ Together in Song # 473 Shirley Erena Murray
- Holy Spirit Rain UCA 12th Assembly Michael Earl & Phil Newton
- Like a candle score /All Together for Good #582 Craig Mitchell, Tim Beale, Roger Imms
- God at work in countless ways leadsheet Leigh Newton
- Dare to Discover score David MacGregor
Brief biographies of famous Christian men and women.
The calendar may provide helpful resources for worship services, for preaching, for congregations that hold services during the week, or in Bible study, fellowship, or house groups. It may stimulate ideas for Christian education programs, for the work of the Sunday school, or for an address to young people during the Service of the Lord’s Day.
A prayer from Margaret Reeson, Chair of the Historical Reference Committee.
Two hundred years ago in August 1815, a little group of Christians welcomed the first Methodist minister to the colony of New South Wales.
Remembering that this has been one stream of our heritage as Uniting Church in Australia, let us pray.