1st Sunday after Christmas B

The family

      My eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel. Luke 2:30-32
      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: The Sunday after Christmas
      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
      Saving God, whose Son Jesus was presented in the temple and was acclaimed the glory of Israel and the light of the nations: grant that in him we may be presented to you and in the world may reflect his glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      God will rejoice in Zion.   Isaiah 62:1-5   61:10-62:3
      To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and glory for ever.   Psalm 148  
      Christian maturity.   Galatians 4:1-7   4:4-7
      Jesus grew in wisdom and stature.   Luke 2:22-40  
Supplementary readings
      The birth of Samuel / Hannah dedicates Samuel / Hannah's prayer.   1 Samuel 1:1-20 / 1:21-28 / 2:1-10   1:1-2, 7b-20, 24-28, 2:1-8
      The boy Jesus in the temple.   Luke 2:41-52  
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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