Worship Resources and Publications

 The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) is a three year cycle of Bible readings. It follows the seasons of the Christian year and begins each year with the first Sunday in Advent (which usually falls on the last Sunday in November).

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

UJ 40 Year Anniversary Logo FBThe 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. 

music resources, including some written especially for the UCA 40th anniversary

  • Called Together   lyrics  score   leadsheet    mp3 backing            David Buschmusic band
  • 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

 

including services of Ordination, Induction and Commissioning

Following is a list of links to useful resources worship and preaching, music and the creative arts. 

Marriage and Funeral Services, as well as services for a time of grief, loss or ending.

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.

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