First Sunday of Christmas
Week of Sunday, December 30, 2018
On the first Sunday of Christmas we find the boy Samuel and the boy Jesus, both in the temple, both growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and humankind. We too have returned to the house of God “to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God,” who has gifted us with a savior. As the festival continues, “let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” It is Christmas, still.
This will be a special Godly Play Sunday, and the liturgy will look a little different than you are used to. Adults and youth of all ages are welcome to join us in worship this and every Sunday!
Readings and Psalm
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
The boy Samuel grew in favor with the Lord and the people
The splendor of the Lord is over earth and heaven. (Ps. 148:13)
Clothe yourselves in love; let the peace of Christ rule your hearts
The boy Jesus increased in wisdom, and in divine and human favor