Occasions: New Year's Day

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1:78-79 NRSV

Occasions: Valentine's Day

For love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.
Song of Solomon 8:6 NRSV

Occasions: Remembrance Day

If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
Romans 14:8 NRSV

Occasions: Easter

“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
John 11:25-26 NRSV

Occasions: Anniversary

Let marriage be held in honour by all.
Hebrews 13:4 NRSV

Occasions: Mother's Day

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her: “”Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:25-30 NRSV

Occasions: Father's Day

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight.
Proverbs 4:1 NRSV

Occasions: Birthday

In fulfilment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
James 1:18 NRSV

Occasions: All Saints' Day

Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:18 NRSV

Occasions: Memorial/Veterans Day

Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:13-17 NRSV