1st Sunday after Christmas A

The Family

      Because Jesus himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. Hebrews 2:18
      Lord our God, you have given us as our example the life of Jesus in his home: grant that all Christian families may be so bound together in love and service that we may rejoice together in your heavenly home; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. AAPB.
      Let us pray [for peace in our families.]
      Father, help us to live as the holy family, united in respect and love. Bring us to the joy and peace of your eternal home. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Almighty God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: in your mercy, bring us to share the divine life of Jesus Christ, who came to share our human life, and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      God the saviour.   Isaiah 63:7-14   63:7-9
      To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and glory for ever.   Psalm 148  
      The Son of Man, Saviour and High Priest.   Hebrews 2:10-18  
      The escape to Egypt.   Matthew 2:13-23  
Supplementary readings
      God's love in Christ.   John 3:16-21  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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