Non Lectionary Based Resources / Special Occasions

Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
This project will provide meaningful prayers for worship during the Advent season by inviting members of the congregation to compose their own based on the ancient Advent “O Antiphons.”

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Lighting the Way
Advent candle lighting is a custom in many United Church of Christ congregations. Although there is not one particular tradition for Advent candle lighting, this resource will help you decide how your church might approach the practice.

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Epiphany -- Worship Ideas -- Baptism of Christ
Immerse Yourself -- Baptism of Christ -- Elements for a Liturgy on Baptism of Christ Sunday

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Epiphany -- Transfiguration Sunday
The Indescribable Radiance of Love -- Service Prayers for the Festival of Transfiguration

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Epiphany -- Ecumenical Sunday
Prayer for Ecumenical Sunday -- Third Sunday after Epiphany

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Christmas Day
Our Longest Night -- A Service of Hope at Christmas Time

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Christmas -- Eve / Day Collects
Christmas Collects and Benediction December 24/25

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Christmas -- Eve
A Multicultural, Multi-generational Christmas Eve Service Christmas (Proper 1)

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Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany

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Lent -- Easter

Pentecost

Pentecost -- Holy Trinity, We Bless You!
A Litany for Trinity Sunday

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Pentecost -- For Gifts of the Spirit: Strengthen the Church Litany of Commitment
Pentecost Sunday

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Pentecost -- Freedom in God's Love
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service of Worship - Holy Communion -- All Saints
In Praise of Saints – When “Yes” is the Only Response -- A Service of Holy Communion for All Saints Day -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 -- Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time
Feasting for Justice -- A Post-Modern Celebration of Food, Community and Stewardship -- Date: Some Beautiful Summer Sunday!

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time
Feasting for Justice -- A Post-Modern Celebration of Food, Community and Stewardship -- Background Article

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service of Worship
Special Thanksgiving Worship: “An Attitude of Gratitude” -- SCRIPTURE PASSAGES -- Joel 2: 21-27 -- Psalm 126 -- 1 Timothy 2: 1-7 -- Matthew 6: 25-33

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Prayer
Gracious God of Wholeness for All Prayer: Access Sunday & Disabilities Awareness Week

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Pentecost and Sundays following

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Special Occasions

World Communion Sunday -- Around the World: Sharing the Bread of Life, Cup of Blessing
Ideas for Worship Planners. World Communion Sunday

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World Communion Sunday - Hymns from Around the World
Multicultural Hymns

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Special -- Workers Rights Sabbath
Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to honor the worth and dignity of all who work to provide economic resources for their households, families, churches, and communities. It is also an important occasion to lift up economic injustice issues for...

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Special -- We Remember All Those
A Litany for Veterans Day

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Special -- We Are One Family
An Intercessory Prayer for Human Rights Day

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Special -- Transfiguration Sunday
Show us Your Glory: A Pastoral Prayer

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Special -- The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday
God to Whom We Belong: Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday;

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Special -- The Offering: An Invitation to Joy and Gratitude

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Special -- The Many and the One: Em-Bodied in Christ
Youth and Young Adult Worship at General Synod 26, Hartford

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Special -- The Blessed Ones
A Celebration for All Saints Day

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Special -- Thanksgiviing Day
Always With a Song of Thanksgiving Service Prayers for Thanksgiving Day

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Special -- Service of Prayer -- New Venture
All Things New: A Service of Prayer to Bless a New Venture

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Special -- Seminary Sunday
A Prayer for the Seminaries of the United Church of Christ Seminary Sunday Fourth Sunday in February

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Special -- Science and Technology Recognition Sunday
Science and Technology Recognition Sunday

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Special -- Racial Justice Sunday
Transfigured by the Light of God -- Litany for Racial Justice Sunday -- Second Sunday of February --

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Special -- Prayer for our School-Related Church
A Litany for Higher Education Sunda

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Special -- Pastoral Prayer for Armenian Martyrs’ Day
Pastoral Prayer for Armenian Martyrs’ Day

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Special -- PAAM Sunday
Service Prayers for Pacific Islander Asian American Ministries Sunday

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Special -- Litany of Christian Unity, from Resources for THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, 2011
Litany of Christian Unity, from Resources for THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, 2011 Jointly prepared and published by The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of...

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Special -- Litany for World AIDS Day

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Special -- Light at the Top of the Mountain
Suggestions for Planning a Full Liturgy for Transfiguration Sunday

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Special -- Immigrant Rights Sunday
Walk with Us Prayer for Immigrant Rights Sunday

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Special -- Immigrant Justice
BECAUSE WE WERE ONCE STRANGERS... PORQUE UNA VEZ FUIMOS INMIGRANTES... A BILINGUAL SERVICE FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE

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Special -- Gay Pride
Let Us Seek our Most Desired -- Call to Worship for a Gay Pride Sunday Celebration -- Based on Song of Songs 2: 16; 3: 1-3; 8: 6-7

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Special -- For Strength and Grace / Sacred Conversation on Race / Prayer for Indigenous Peoples
For Strength and Grace: Sacred Conversation on Race Prayer for Indigenous Peoples

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Special -- Flight to Egypt, An Immigrant's Testimony
My parents migrated from Puerto Rico to Connecticut in the early 60's, seeking a place of refuge and economic opportunity for our family

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Special -- Epiphany A, B, C
Arise! People of God, Shine! -- Service Prayers for the Festival of Epiphany -- January 6

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Special -- Do Not Be Intimidated: Churches Uniting in Christ Sunday
The inauguration of Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) occurred on January 20, 2002, a mere four months after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In the United States that was a time of terror, suspicion, and foreboding. Yet in the midst of...

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Special -- Churches Uniting in Christ Sunday
Do Not Be Intimidated: Churches Uniting in Christ Sunday

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Special -- Celebrate Kwanzaa
A Design for Exploring the Festival

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Special -- Bending Toward Justice
A Community Celebration for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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Special -- Armenian Martyrs’ Day
Background of the Armenian Genocide To Accompany the Pastoral Prayer for Armenian Martyrs’ Day

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Special -- Amistad Sunday

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Special -- All are invited to the table
Prayer for the Table on World Communion Sunday/Neighbors in Need Special Offering

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Special -- A Church Not Divided by Walls
A Litany for Unity and Reconciliation. Reformation-Reconciliation Sunday.

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Special -- World Day of Prayer
Litany of Thanksgiving World Day of Prayer Prepared by the Women of Papua New Guinea

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Special
All Things News - Scripture Texts

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CONTACT INFO

Rev. Susan A. Blain
Minister for Worship, Liturgy and Spiritual Formation
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3869
blains@ucc.org

Rev. Scott A. Ressman
Minister for Worship, Music and Liturgical Arts
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3870
ressmans@ucc.org