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PROPER 6 -- 1 Kings 19:1-8, Psalm 42, Galatians 2:15-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:1-10, Luke 21:25-36 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
PROPER 7 -- 1 Kings 19:9-14, Psalm 43, Galatians 3:23-29 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
CHRISTMAS EVE -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
PROPER 8 -- 1 Kings 19:15-21, Psalm 44:1-8, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1985
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CHRISTMAS DAY -- Isaiah 62:6-7, 112, Psalm 97, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:8-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1985
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PROPER 9 -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21, Psalm 5:1-8, Galatians 6:7-18, Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
PROPER 10 -- 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14, Psalm 139:1-12, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 111, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
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PROPER 11 -- 2 Kings 4:8-17, Psalm 139:13-18, Colossians 1:21-29, Luke 10:38-42 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP(Responsively)Hear the proclamation of Christ,
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIPSing out your praises and say,GOD HAS SAVED HIS PEOPLE.
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 126, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
THE EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
PROPER 12 -- 2 Kings 5:1-lab, Psalm 21:1-7, Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 11:1-13 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP(Responsively)Human as we are, let us intercede with God
Baptism of Our Lord -- Isaiah 61:1-4, Psalm 29, Acts 8:14-17, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- B. David Hostetter -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
PROPER 13 -- 2 Kings 13:ll-20a, Psalm 28, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP(Responsively)Hear this, all you people,
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1985
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PROPER 14 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 14, Luke 12:32-40 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP(Responsively)Have reverence for the Lord, all the earth!
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10, Psalm 19:7-14, Luke 4:14-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
PROPER 15 -- Jeremiah 20:7-13, Psalm 10:12-18, Luke 12:49-56 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 1985
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PROPER 16 -- Jeremiah 28:1-9, Psalm 84, Hebrews 12:18-29, Luke 13:22-30 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP(Responsively)Come,everyone.COME TO BOW DOWN BEFORE GOD,
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13), Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1985
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PROPER 17 -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29, Psalm 15, Hebrews 13:1-8, Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1985
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From Two To One -- B. David Hostetter, Anthology -- 1994
(May be read when the marriage candle is lit from two individual or family candles.)
Hallowed Ground -- B. David Hostetter, Anthology -- 1994
This is hallowed groundCreated from nothingBut the thought of God

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NEW YEAR'S EVE/DAY -- Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Revelation 21:1-6a, Matthew 25:31-46, Psalm 8 -- B. David Hostetter -- New Year's Day - C -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPWorship God, our Sovereign, with reverence for the majesty of
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Jonah 3:1-5, 10, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20, Psalm 62:5-12 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPLet your heart wait silently before God; our hope of salvation is
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28, Psalm 111 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPHappy is the person who takes delight in the word of the Lord and
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPO praise the Lord. How good it is to sing psalms to our God!
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Mark 1:40-45, Psalm 30 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPRejoice and be glad, good people, sing aloud before our
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPWait expectantly for our Lord Jesus Christ to reveal himself. He
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 43:18-25, 2 Corinthians 1:18-22, Mark 2:1-12, Psalm 41 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPIn Christ Jesus every one of God's promises is a "Yes." For this
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPHear the words of the Lord. Are they not words of peace, peace
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:18-22, Psalm 103:1-13, 22 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPBless God from your innermost heart and hallow God's name,
THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 -- B. David Hostetter -- Third Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPTell out the greatness of the Lord. Rejoice in God your Savior.
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPLook for signs of the covenant which God makes with us and our
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- 2 Samuel 7:1-11,16, Romans 16:25-27 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPHappy are the people who have learned to give acclaim to God, and
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- B. David Hostetter -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPGod calls us to faith in the Christ nailed to the cross, as
ALL SAINTS' -- Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, Revelation 21:1-6a -- B. David Hostetter -- All Saints Day - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPGod has spoken. Let us be glad and rejoice in the salvation of
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT -- Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPDo not avoid the light of God but expose yourself to it. Come to
ASCENSION DAY -- Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53, Psalm 47 -- B. David Hostetter -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP and INVOCATIONLet us worship God.Let us pray
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPCome to see Jesus, even though his glory is a cross and to follow
CHRIST THE KING -- 2 Samuel 23:1-7, Revelation 1:4b-8 -- B. David Hostetter -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPHoliness is the beauty of God's temple while time shall last.
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20), 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)God's face shines upon us in Christ.
EASTER -- Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Easter Day - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)This is the day on which the Lord has acted:
NINTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Deuteronomy 5:12-15, 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Mark 2:23--3:6, Psalm 81:1-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPWorship the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 4:32-35, Psalm 133 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPHear and read what is written down in the gospel of John in order
ASH WEDNESDAY -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, Psalm 51:1-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- B. David Hostetter -- Ash Wednesday - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP Take joy in your salvation and be willing to
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3:1-7 -- B. David Hostetter -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
*CALL TO WORSHIPGod is everywhere. Pause here to be armed with the power from
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPApproach God with confidence. Do what God approves and ask what
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