Christmas One

Year C
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Christmas 1 - eng

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Collect 13 (Text shown)

Post Communion Prayer 14 (Text shown)

Principle Service (Text shown)
1 Samuel 2. 18-20, 26
Psalm 148 or 148. 7-14
Colossians 3. 12-17
Luke 2. 41-52

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 132
Isaiah 61
Galatians 3.27 – 4.7
If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is:
Luke 2. 15-21

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 105. 1-11
Isaiah 41.21 – 42.1
1 John 1. 1-7

1984 (Text not shown)
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Collect 13
1984 Prayer Book
Almighty God, who didst wonderfully create man in thine own image, and didst yet more wonderfully restore him: grant that as thy Son Jesus Christ took upon him our nature and was made man, so we may be partakers of the divine nature; through him who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end.

Contemporary
Almighty God,
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer 14
Heavenly Father,
whose blessed Son shared at Nazareth the life of an earthly home:
help your Church to live as one family,
united in love and obedience,
and bring us all at last to our home in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Samuel 2. 18-20, 26
Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say, ‘May the LORD repay you with children by this woman for the gift that she made to the LORD’; and then they would return to their home.
Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favour with the LORD and with the people.

Psalm 148 or *148. 7-14
Biblical text
Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.
He established them for ever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.
* Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! Young men and women alike, old and young together!
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his faithful, for the people of Israel who are close to him.
Praise the LORD!

Pointed Psalm
Alleluia.
Praise the Lord / from the / heavens :
praise / – him / in the / heights.
Praise him, all / you his / angels :
praise / – him / all his / host.
Praise him / sun and / moon :
praise him / all you / stars of / light.
Praise him / heaven of / heavens :
and you / waters a/bove the / heavens.
Let them praise the / name of the / Lord :
for he commanded / and they / were cre/ated.
He made them fast for / ever and / ever :
he gave them a law which / shall not / pass a/way.
* Praise the Lord / from the / earth :
you sea / monsters and / all / deeps;
Fire and hail, / snow and / mist :
tempestuous / wind, ful/filling his / word;
Mountains and / all / hills :
fruit / trees and / all / cedars;
Wild beasts and / all / cattle :
creeping / things and / birds • on the / wing;
Kings of the earth and / all / peoples :
princes and all / rulers / of the / world;
Young men and women, old and / young to/gether :
let them / praise the / name of the / Lord.
For his name only / is ex/alted :
his splendour / above / earth and / heaven.
He has raised up the horn of his people
and praise for all his / faithful / servants :
the children of Israel, a people who are / near him.
/ Alle/luia.

Colossians 3. 12-17
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Luke 2. 41-52
Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, ‘Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.’ He said to them, ‘Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he said to them. Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favour.

 

 

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