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 espcially for the UCA 40th anniversary

  • Called Together   lyrics   score    mp3 backing             writer: David Buschmusic band
  • Come Gather       lyrics   score                                      writers: Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
  • In a Church that's Moving Forward      lyrics                 writer: Andrew Williams
  • We Celebrate       lyrics    score    mp3 vocal demo      writer: David MacGregor

some further music resource suggestions (note: far from exhaustive)  

  • songs from the 14th UCA Assembly - theme: Hearts on Fire
  • Holy Spirit                        score                                                writers:  Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
  • How Long (a song of lament)    All Together for Good # 563   writer:    Robin Mann
  • Together to Celebrate     lyrics   score                                    writer:    David MacGregor
  • You died to set me free    score                                              writers:  Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
  • Spirit of Dreaming                                                                   writer: Allison Campbell Rate
  • God Gives Us a Future             Together in Song # 687          writer:    Elizabeth Smith
  • Community of Christ                Together in Song # 473          writer:    Shirley Erena Murray    
  • Holy Spirit Rain                         UCA 13th Assembly               writers:  Michael Earl & Phil Newton
  • Like a candle                          All Together for Good # 582      writers:  Craig Mitchell, Tim Beale, Roger Imms

 

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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