First Sunday after Christmas
Watchword for the Week — Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. Psalm 148:13
Sunday, December 30 — 1 Samuel 2:18–20,26; Psalm 148
Colossians 3:12–17; Luke 2:41–52
Surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life. Psalm 54:4
Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Jude 24–25
Supporter of our souls, hold us through the day, and all the temptations it brings us. Hold us through the night, and all the fears it begets. Hold us through the years, for you keep us always inside your love. Amen.