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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Worship and Prayer Resources

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Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is a day on the civil calendar for remembering and honoring those who have given their lives in battle. The day is also known as Decoration Day for the custom of placing flags at the graves of the patriotic dead.  

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In Sure & Certain Hope: Liturgies, Prayers and Readings for Funerals and Memorials

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A handsome, helpful book of prayers and readings that includes — but goes beyond — the funeral itself and covers special circumstances, such as "Prayers at the Time of Death," "Receiving the Body into the Church," prayers at home after a funeral, memorials, and other circumstances. The prayers are both traditional and contemporary, and the book includes a section of poetry and reflections. For United Methodists and other churches with official ritual resources, this book offers an array of supplementary prayers, readings, and possibilities. 

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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR ALL SAINTS AND MEMORIAL OCCASIONS

Liturgy

This text is used by the pastor while the congregation uses A Service of Word and Table II (UMH 13–15) or III (UMH 15–16) or one of the musical settings (UMH 17–25).

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