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Advent / Christmas / Epiphany

Epiphany -- Toward a Just and Beloved Community: Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday
A Litany for Martin Luther King Sunday

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 5th Sunday
Here I Am! -- Service Prayers for Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 3rd Sunday
Holy Gifts for a Holy Day -- Service Prayers for the Third Sunday after Epiphany

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers -- 1st Sunday
“I am God’s Beloved!” Renewing Baptismal Promises -- Service Prayers for First Sunday after Epiphany -- The Baptism of Christ

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers
“Chosen as Witnesses” -- Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 • Psalm 71:1-6 • 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 • Luke 4:21-30

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Epiphany -- Service Prayers
Creating the Beloved Community -- Service Prayers for the Second Sunday after Epiphany -- Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend

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Epiphany -- Remember, Baptism
A Celebration of the Baptism of Jesus and Our Baptisms

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Epiphany -- Litany 4th Sunday
Give Us Holy Boldness! -- Litany for Health and Human Services Sunday -- Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

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Epiphany -- In the Light of God, En la luz de Dios
Celebrating the Festival of Epiphany, Día de Reyes. Last Sunday after Christmas or Epiphany

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Epiphany -- Festival of Light and Understanding
An Informal Epiphany Celebration

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Christmas -- Days Of
Liturgy for a New Year: A Service of Holy Communion New Year’s Celebration

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Advent / Christmas / Epiphany

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Advent -- Third Sunday -- Candlelighting Service
Rejoice! - Advent Candlelighting Service - Third Sunday of Advent

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Advent -- The Trees of Advent Program
Trees make stories come alive. From the storytelling that happens under the baobab trees in African villages to the genealogy of family trees; from the dancing story of the Maypole to the carols sung around the Tannenbaum, trees have a central...

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Advent -- Second Sunday -- Candlelighting Service
Hear Wisdom's Voice Advent Candlelighting Service Second Sunday of Advent

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Advent -- God's Aloha -- Hawaiian Liturgy for Candle Lighting
This liturgy is a distinctive gift to the UCC from our congregations in Hawaii. It may also be used along with other candlelighting liturgies found in Book of Worship: United Church of Christ (page 169) or those in past issues of Worship Ways that...

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Advent -- Fourth Sunday -- Chirstmas Fund Offering
Fourth Sunday of Advent The Christmas Fund offering (sometimes called Veterans of the Cross offering) is an expression of appreciation and caring to those who served as clergy (and certain lay employees) who are now retired or disabled and...

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Advent -- Fourth Sunday -- Candlelighting Service
Sing Out, My Soul! - Advent Candle Lighting Service - Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Advent -- First Sunday -- Candlelighting
Lift Up Your Heads! Advent Candle Lighting Service First Sunday of Advent

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Advent -- Candlelighting - Entire Season
Christ, God’s Aloha, Light of the World -- This liturgy is a distinctive gift to the UCC from our congregations in Hawaii. It may also be used along with other candlelighting liturgies found in Book of Worship: United Church of Christ (page 169)...

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Lent / Easter

Easter -- With Humility and Joy: Footwashing Service for Families
Maundy Thursday

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Lent-Easter -- God Calls, and We Respond
Sundays during Lent & Easter Seasons. Invitations to the Offering during Lent and Easter Seasons

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Easter -- Risen Indeed
Third Sunday of Easter

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Lent -- Prayer of Confession: Racial Justice Sunday
First Sunday of Lent

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Lent -- Prayer for Seminary Sunday: Vocations Sunday
Third Sunday of Lent

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Lent -- Thanks to the Giver of all Gifts
One Great Hour of Sharing® Offering. Fourth Sunday of Lent.

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Easter -- Meditations on the Light: Easter Vigil Service
Poetic Meditations on Scripture for a Service of Light

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Easter -- New in the Spirit
Prayers for Pacific Island and Asian American Sunday. Sixth Sunday of Easter.

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Easter -- Making Room for All God's People
Fifth Sunday of Easter. Service Prayers, with Holy Communion

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Easter -- Keeping Vigil by the Cross: Good Friday Retreat
This service is imagined as a "vigil" or "wake": a time to watch faithfully with Jesus through the way of the cross, and to make connections between the suffering of Jesus and the suffering in our own lives and in the world.

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Easter -- Service Prayers
Too Marvelous for Words -- Service Prayers for Easter Sunday -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Psalm 118:1-2,14-24 -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Luke 24:1-12

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 6th Sunday
“The World Is Our Home” -- Service Prayers for the Sixth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 16:9-15 • Psalm 67 • Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 • John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 4th Sunday
The Righteousness of God -- Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday in Lent -- Joshua 5:9-12 -- Psalm 32 -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 -- Luke 15:11b-32

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 1st Sunday
Dwelling in the Shelter of God’s Love -- Service Prayers for the First Sunday of Lent

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 3rd Sunday
“Seeing Jesus”: Service Prayers for the Third Sunday of Easter

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 5th Sunday
Restoring Fortune! -- Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday of Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21 • Psalm 126 • Philippians 3:4b-14 • John 12: 1-8

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Lent -- Service Prayers -- 2nd Sunday
Renew Our Trust -- Service Prayers for the Second Sunday in Lent

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Easter -- Service Prayers -- 5th Sunday
Making All Things New -- Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Lent -- Good Friday
See! Now Is the Acceptable Time! Part II: Good Friday noon prayer service

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Lent -- Easter
PALM/PASSION SUNDAY SERVICE FROM PALMS TO PASSION: THE STORY OF JESUS’ LAST DAYS IN JERUSALEM

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Easter -- Service Prayers
FREE INDEED! Service Prayers for the Seventh Sunday in Easter

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Lent -- Service Prayers
Community Prayer for Church Vocations -- Second Sunday of Lent -- Seminary and Church Vocation Sunday

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Easter -- Service Prayers
COME, BE RESTORED Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday in Easter

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Lent -- Service Prayers
Come All Who are Thirsty -- Service Prayers for the Third Sunday of Lent

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Lent -- Ash Wednesday
SEE! NOW IS THE ACCEPTABLE TIME -- PART I*: ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

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Lent -- Easter -- Service Prayers
Good Shepherd Sunday: Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Lent -- Easter -- Service Prayers
Friends of God Service Prayers for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Lent -- Easter

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Pentecost / Ordinary Time

Reign of Christ Sunday - Proper 29
The Shepherd Reigns -- Service Prayers for Reign of Christ Sunday -- Proper 29 (Semicontinuous) -- Jeremiah 23:1-6 -- Colossians 1:11-20 -- Luke 23:33-43

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Pentecost Sunday
“Come, Let Us Build” Service Prayers for Pentecost Sunday

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Pentecost --Ordinary Time
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...

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Pentecost -- Totenfest
Ideas for Remembering on All Saints Day

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Pentecost -- The Least of These
A Celebration of the Reign of Christ

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Pentecost -- Radical Mothers' Day
Pentecost Sunday - Mothers' Day

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 24
Heart-Full Knowledge -- Service Prayers for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 24 (Semicontinuous) -- Jeremiah 31:27-34 and Psalm 119:97-104 -- with 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 and Luke 18:1-8

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 16
Healing Reign -- Service Prayers for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 16 (Complimentary) -- Isaiah 58:9b-14 -- Psalm 103:1-8 -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Luke 13:10-17

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service of Worship
Food for All: Service Prayers for The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service of Worship
Courage for Justice: 19th Sunday after the Pentecost Scriptures: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Psalm 90:12-17 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service of Holy Communion
Ephphatha – Open! -- Service of Holy Communion for the 14th Sunday after the Pentecost -- Scriptures: Isaiah 35:4-7a / Psalm 146 / James 2:1-17 / Mark 7:24-37

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

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time
Litany of the Four Directions Prayer for American Indian Ministry Sunday

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Pentecost -- Many Languages Proclaiming God's Power
A Celebration for the Festival of Pentecost

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Pentecost -- Honoring the Saints
Planning All Saints Day - Ideas for Worship Planners

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Pentecost -- Celebrating Pentecost
Ideas for Creative Worship

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers and Worship Ideas
Spiritual Hunger and Thirst for God Service Prayers and Worship Ideas The 10th Sunday after Pentecost

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Trinty Sunday
Wisdom Calls -- Service Prayers for Trinity Sunday -- First Sunday After Pentecost

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 8
Putting on the Mantle -- Service Prayers after Pentecost -- Proper 8 (Semicontinuous)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 7
Our Help and Our Hope -- Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 7 (Semicontinuous) -- 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a -- Psalm 42 and 43 -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Luke 8:26-39

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 6
Show Great Love: Service Prayers after Pentecost Proper 6 (Semincontinuous)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 27
Hold on to Faith -- Service Prayers for the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 27 (Semicontinuous) -- Haggai 1:15b-2:9 and Psalm 145:1-5, 17-2 with -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 and Luke 20:27-38

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 25
Prophecy, Dreams and Visions -- Service Prayers after Pentecost -- Proper 25 (Semicontinuous) -- Joel 2:23-32 -- Psalm 65 -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8 -- Luke 18:9-14

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 23
Sing Praise to God Service Prayers after Pentecost Proper 23 (Semicontinuous) Jeremiah 29:1; 4-7 Psalm 66: 1-12 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 22
Seeds of Faith -- Service Prayers after Pentecost -- Proper 22 (Semicontinuous) -- Lamentations 1:1-6 -- Psalm 137 -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Luke 17:5-10

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 21
Living the Life that is Really Life (Or, how to trust God, not wealth) -- Service Prayers for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 21 (Semicontinuous) -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 --...

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 20
God is Our Balm -- Service Prayers for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 20 (Semicontinuous) -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Psalm 79:1-9 -- 1Timothy 2:1-7 -- Luke 16:1-13

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 17
Look Who’s Invited! -- Service Prayers for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 17 (Semicontinuous) -- Jeremiah 2:4-13 -- Psalm 81:1, 10-16 -- Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 -- Luke 14: 1, 7-14

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 14
Treasured Love: Service Prayers after Pentecost Proper 14 (Semicontinuous) Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 13
Ringing in Peace Service Prayers after Pentecost Proper 13

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers -- Proper 11
Welcome the Guest -- Service Prayers for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 11 (Complementary) -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Psalm 15 -- Luke 10:38-42 --

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
A Harvest of Joy, Healing, and Peace -- Service Prayers for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 9 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
A Labor of Care for the Broken -- Service Prayers for 15th Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 18 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
Alive with God in the Mystery of Christ -- Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 12 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
Empowered to Love and Speak Truth -- Service Prayers for 7th Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 10 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
COURAGE FOR COMMUNITY: Service Prayers - Sundays after Pentecost Scripture Readings -Esther 7: 1-6,9-10; 9: 20-22 -Psalm 124 -James 5: 13-20 -Mark 9: 38-50

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
Get on Board with God’s New Thing -- Service Prayers for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 28 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
Give Thanks for the Word on Reformation Sunday Service Prayers for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Proper 26 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
ENFOLDING LOVE: SERVICE PRAYERS FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY -- NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING -- Scripture Readings: Job 1;1; 2:1-10 / Hebrew 1:1-4; 2:5-12/ Mark 10:2-16

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
From Despair to Rejoicing Service Prayers for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 19 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
Hear the Voice of the Beloved! Service Prayers for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost Scripture Lessons Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
God Keeps Faith Forever! -- Service Prayers for the Second Sunday after Pentecost -- Proper 5 (Inclusive)

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Pentecost - Ordinary Time - Proper 19 - Christian Education Sunday

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Penetecost -- Celebremos nuestra fidelidad
Cuadragésimo séptimo aniversario de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo. Puede celebrarse el cuarto domingo después de Pentecostés.

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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