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Sharing the Peace — Rex Hunt, Australia

All:  God makes peace within us.  Let us claim it. God makes peace between us.  Let us share it (nwi). One:  Let us greet another as a sign of God’s peace. The peace of God is here… to stay. (Iona) All:  Thanks be to God. From the Pentecost Service, “Gathering for the Celebration of Life” […]

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Christ comes as a refugee, hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Dominus Regit Me Title: Ministering to Christ Click here for lyrics and music. The sacred role of ministry Of caring for the broken – Christ can be heard, but silently As if his pain has spoken. The ministry to Christ is known In caring for the stricken; He comes to us in flesh and bone […]

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Dream of Dignity, hymn — George Stuart, Australia

A dream of dignity For all humanity It is a dream so bold; ‘Can’t happen,’ we’ve been told; But we can strive To keep alive This hope for human harmony Click here for lyrics and music. Tune: Darwall Thanks to George’s generosity, all of the lyrics published on his website are free of any copyright restrictions and […]

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When Philip landed in 1788 — Australia

Ladies Original Poem Award — Snowy Mountains Poets Championships, Australia 1998 (I have not been able to locate the poet’s name.) Possible introduction to using this poem in worship: On World Environment Day, may we be mindful of the sins against the environment and the creator that we have committed in the name of beauty, expediency, and […]

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Prayer — ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee

We pray for the peace of the world. Especially we commend to your mercy the homeless and refugees; those who have been dispossessed and have lost their employment; those whose families have been disrupted and who mourn the loss of loved ones. We pray for the situation in [……..]. Grant that the sane and selfless […]

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At the Manger, Carol — George Stuart, Australia

At the Manger Tune: Cradle Song New words for ‘Away in a Manger’ For printable lyrics and music click here. Visit George’s website here to discover several modern Christmas Carols set to familiar tunes. Away in the manger, no pillow or bed, The baby boy Jesus is born in a shed; The stars in the […]

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Tidings of comfort & joy, Carol — George Stuart, Australia

Tidings of Comfort and Joy Tune: God rest you merry For printable lyrics and music click here. Visit George’s website here to discover several contemporary inclusive-language Christmas Carols set to familiar tunes.   To Bethlehem, a stable bare, We journey to behold The baby born to change the world. The story has been told. He […]

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The Abba Prayer – Rex A E Hunt, Australia

You are invited to pray in the spirit of the Lord’s Prayer, and in your original language, as that is appropriate. All Gracious Spirit, Who loves us like a mother, Whose realm is blooming among us now. And within. We pray that your compassion guide us in every action. Give us what we need for […]

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Prayer to be part of God’s story — Australia

Our God, Your living word is not static but the unfolding story of your actions in the world We pray that we would be part of that story as recipients and participants cutting across the addiction people have for the world cultural addictions of greed, of status, appearance, recognition, of voyeurism, celebrity worship, the need […]

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