Category Archives: Prayers

Christmas Day

In the beginning there was the Word. Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14 The above readings are for Christmas III, most appropriate for Christmas Day, while readings for Christmas I and II are often used on Christmas … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year B

Watch. Wait. Be ready. Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-18 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Mark 13:24-37 Chapter 13 of Mark is full of ominous signs and strong words of advice. It may seem obscure to us today, but it is full of distinctly … Continue reading

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All our many blessings come from God’s good creation. Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 100 Philippians 4:4-9 John 6:25-35 The church recognizes the traditional Thanksgiving holiday as a holy day for our land, life, and heritage. We are called to be faithful … Continue reading

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The Holy Innocents – December 28th

Weeping for our Children Isaiah 63:7–9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10–18 Matthew 2:13–23 The birth of Jesus according to the Gospel of St. Matthew is fraught with peril, flight, exile, and murder.  Most of us never hear of this drama since … Continue reading

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Prayers for New Year’s Day

Oh Thou, who art ever the same, Grant us so to pass through the coming year with faithful hearts, that we may be able in all things to please Thy loving eyes. Amen.      Mozarabic, 700 A.D. Bless us, … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday 2011

The first Sunday of every October is also known as “World Communion Sunday” and celebrated by many denominations through special services and pulpit sharing. Read more from last year’s post on this site. And a prayer for this year for … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25, 2011 At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbors’ ways are not so strange. Traditionally celebrated January 18-25 (in … Continue reading

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The Incarnation

Light Shines in the Night God came in Jesus of Nazareth to reveal the power of God’s love and healing. In the birth of Jesus we realize that God shares life with us intimately. We meet God “in the flesh” … Continue reading

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King Kamehameha & Queen Emma

  November 28   Psalm 97:1-2,7-12 Proverbs 21:1-3 Acts 17:22-31 Matthew 25:31-40 In the 1790’s, a marooned English sailor married the daughter of a Hawaiian chieftain, thus establishing the family to which Emma Rooke was born two generations later. Kamehameha … Continue reading

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Children’s Sabbath

Blessed to be a Blessing Join thousands of churches, synagogues, mosques and temples across the country in the annual National Observance of Children’s Sabbath celebration by holding special worship services, education programs, and advocacy activities to engage people of faith … Continue reading

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