Sunday, December 31, 2017

First Sunday after Christmas Day
Watchword for the Week — Paul wrote: But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. Galatians 4:4–5
Sunday, December 31 — Isaiah 61:10–62:3; Psalm 148
Galatians 4:4–7; Luke 2:22–40
The Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters.” Exodus 3:7
Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word. Grant that this light, burning in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives. We pray through Jesus Christ. Amen.