First Sunday of Christmas
10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Nave)
(Only One Service)
Isaiah 61:10–62:3 Clothed in garments of salvation
Galatians 4:4-7 Children and heirs of God
Luke 2:22-40 The presentation of the child
Psalmody: Psalm 148 The splendor of the Lord is over earth and heaven.
Hymn of the Day: Hymn 285, Peace Came to Earth, schneider
This Sunday we hear Luke’s story of the ritual at which the infant Jesus is presented in the temple and his mother Mary is “purified” after childbirth. Yet receiving them in the temple are Simeon and Anna, two old people who speak about the redemption that will come through Jesus’ death. When we celebrate Jesus’ birth, we remember his death.