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Advent / Christmas / Epiphany

Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany

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Advent -- Fourth Sunday of Advent: Jesus, the Compassion of God
Seed Thought: The Importance of Compassion

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Advent -- Lighting the Way
Litanies for Lighting the Candles of Advent. Letanias para el encendido de las velas de Adviento.

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Advent -- Liturgy for Lighting Advent Candles (English)
Liturgy and Song for Lighting Advent Candles. For use on the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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Advent -- Liturgy for Lighting Advent Candles (Spanish)
Liturgia y cantico para el encendido de las velas de adviento

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Advent -- Look, Listen! Christ among the Homeless
A Litany for Awareness

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Advent -- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
An Advent Worship Project Using the "O Antiphons" and the Hymn "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

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Advent -- Peace Within All Walls
First Sunday of of Advent

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Advent -- Second Sunday of Advent: Let the Earth Rejoice!

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Advent -- Service Prayers
God-with-Us! Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Advent -- Service Prayers -- 2nd Sunday
To Dream God’s Dream Service Prayers for the Second Sunday of Advent

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Advent -- Sing and Celebrate
Planning for a Service of Lessons and Carols

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Advent -- The Trees of Advent
Creating and Celebrating a Jesse Tree or Chrismon Tree

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Advent -- Third Sunday of Advent: The One Who is To Come

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Christmas -- Days Of -- Service Prayers - 2nd Sunday
A Great Company -- Service Prayers for the Second Sunday after Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 ~ Psalm 147:12-20 ~ (Sirach 24: 1-12 ~ Wisdom of Solomon 10: 15-21) Ephesians 1:3-14 ~ John 1: (1-9), 10-18

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Christmas -- Light of the World: Service for Christmas Day
A Service for Christmas Day

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Christmas Day
Light of the World: Christmas Day

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Christmas Fund Special Offering
This prayer of dedication may be used following a general offering or a special time for receiving the Christmas Fund offering.

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Epiphany -- Ecumenical Sunday
A Call to Unity -- Service Prayers for the Third Sunday after Epiphany -- Celebrated as “Ecumenical Sunday” in the UCC and elsewhere -- Isaiah 9: 1-4 ~ Psalm 27: 1, 4-9 ~ 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 ~ Matthew 4: 12-23

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers
Journey in the Light -- Service Prayers for the Festival of Epiphany

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 1st Sunday
The Voice of God Over the Waters -- Service Prayers for Baptism of Christ Sunday -- First Sunday after the Epiphany

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 2nd Sunday
Polished Arrows Service Prayers for the Second Sunday after Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Psalm 40:1-11 -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- John 1:29-42

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 4th Sunday
A New Teaching I Give You -- Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany -- Micah 6:1-8 -- Psalm 15 -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- Matthew 5:1-12

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 6th Sunday
God’s Field -- Service Prayers for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach 15:15-20 -- Psalm 119:1- -- 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 -- Matthew 5:21-37

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 7th Sunday
The Character of God’s People Service Prayers for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany -- Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18; --Psalm 119: 33-40; 1 --Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23; --Matthew 5: 38-48

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 8th Sunday
God’s New Way -- Service Prayers for the Eighth Sunday after Epiphany

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Epiphany -- Transfiguration Sunday
God of Awe and Glory -- Service Prayers for Transfiguration Sunday -- Last Sunday after the Epiphany

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New Years Day -- Behold, a New Thing!
A Watch Night Service Celebration

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Offering Invitations for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany Seasons, Year A
Here are suggestions or starting-points for invitations related to the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany readings for Year A. Each sentence may be combined with a sentence related to something happening in the life of the congregation on that day...

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Lent / Easter

The Three Days -- Maundy Thursday
We Receive and Hand On -- Prayers for Maundy Thursday

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- Palm / Passion Sunday
Shout Hosanna! -- Service Prayers for Palm/Passion Sunday

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 5th Sunday
Come Out! On the Breath of God -- Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday in Lent -- Ezekiel 37: 1-14; -- Psalm 130; -- Romans 8: 6-11; -- John 11: 1-45

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 4th Sunday
Sharing the Light Service Prayers and Holy Communion for the Fourth Sunday of Lent -- 1 Samuel 16:1-13; -- Psalm 23; -- Ephesians 5:8-14; -- John 9:1-41

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 3rd Sunday
Thirsting for Grace: -- Service Prayers for the Third Sunday in Lent

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 2nd Sunday
Journey of Steadfast Love -- Service Prayers for the Second Sunday of Lent

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 1st Sunday
Tempting! -- Service Prayers for the First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7; -- Psalm 32; -- Romans 5: 12-19; --Matthew 4: 1-11

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Lent -- Good Friday -- Service Prayers
Last Word -- Service & Prayers for Good Friday -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12; -- Psalm 22; -- Hebrews 10:16-25, or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; -- John 18:1-19:42

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Lent -- Easter

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Lent -- Ash Wednesday
Heart of the Matter -- Service for Ash Wednesday -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; (or Isaiah 58:1-12); -- Psalm 51:1-17; -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

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Lent - Service Prayer - Good Friday

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 7th Sunday
Witnesses to Hope -- Service Prayers for the 7th Sunday of Easter

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 6th Sunday
Advocate on the Journey -- Service Prayers for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 5th Sunday
Now and Always Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 7: 55-60 ~ Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16 ~ 1 Peter 2: 2-10 ~ John 14: 1-14

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 5th Sunday
Inherit the Blessing: Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) • Psalm 112:1-9 (10) • 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) • Matthew 5:13-20

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 4th Sunday
God-Consciousness -- Service Prayers for Easter 4 -- Acts 2:42-47; -- Psalm 23; -- 1 Peter 2:19-25; -- John 10:1-10

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 3rd Sunday
From the Heart Service Prayers for the Third Sunday of Easter

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 2nd Sunday
God Has the Last Laugh -- Second Sunday of Easter -- With Easter Affirmations and Prayers

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 2nd Sunday
Calling Out Doubt: -- Prayers of Faith for the Second Sunday of Easter

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 2nd Sunday
Still Laughing God -- Service Prayers for the Second Sunday of Easter

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Pentecost / Ordinary Time


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