On the first Sunday of Christmas we find the boy Samuel and the boy Jesus, both in the temple, both growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and humankind. We too have returned to the house of God “to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God,” who has gifted us with a savior. As the festival continues, “let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” It is Christmas, still.


Shine into our hearts the light of your wisdom, O God, and open our minds to the knowledge of your word, that in all things we may think and act according to your good will and may live continually in the light of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

This Weeks Readings

December 30, 2018 - First Sunday of Christmas
MondayEcclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46
Psalm 147:12-20
TuesdayNumbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:15-21
Psalm 147:12-20
WednesdayProverbs 1:1-7
James 3:13-18
Psalm 147:12-20
ThursdayJob 42:10-17
Luke 8:16-21
Psalm 72
FridayIsaiah 6:1-5
Acts 7:44-53
Psalm 72
SaturdayJeremiah 31:7-14
John 1:[1-9] 10-18
Psalm 72
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