1st Sunday after Christmas C

The family

      Clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, and be thankful. Colossians 3:14-15
      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. 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
      God of community; whose call is more insistent than ties of family and blood: may we so respect the love of those whose lives are linked to ours that we fail not in loyalty to you, but make choices according to your will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. APBA
      The Lord speaks to the boy Samuel.   1 Samuel 2:18-26   2:18-20, 26
      To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and glory for ever.   Psalm 148  
      Christian life in the world.   Colossians 3:12-17  
      The boy Jesus in the temple.   Luke 2:41-52  
Supplementary readings
      The Israelites oppressed in Egypt.   Exodus 1:8-2:10   1:8-10, 15-21
      The analogy of Hagar and Sarah.   Galatians 4:21-31   4:22-28
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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