In the psalm all the natural world praises God, including all humanity, male and female, young and old. The voices of Simeon and 84-year- old Anna join the chorus today, recognizing what God is doing in Jesus. Simeon’s song is often sung after communion, for we have seen God’s salvation in the assembled community and have held Jesus in our hands in the bread. Then, like the prophet Anna, we speak of Jesus to all who look for the healing of the world.


Almighty God, you wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and yet more wonderfully restored it. In your mercy, let us share the divine life of the one who came to share our humanity, Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Isaiah 61:10– 62:3
Psalm 148
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40

This Weeks Readings

MondayNumbers 6:22-27
Psalm 8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:15-21
Psalm 110
TuesdayPsalm 148
Proverbs 1:1-7
James 3:13-18
Psalm 110
WednesdayProverbs 1:20-33
James 4:1-10
Psalm 110
ThursdayProverbs 3:1-12
James 4:11-17
Psalm 110
FridayProverbs 22:1-9
Luke 6:27-31
Psalm 110
SaturdayIsaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12
Psalm 110
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