Epistle: Colossians 3:12-17
Gospel: Luke 2:41-52
God our holy Friend, with wonder and joy we come before you. We come from the aftermath of Christmas celebrations, contented though weary, relaxed and thankful. Please do not allow the glory of Bethlehem to slowly fade from our focus, but let it illuminate all our worship, home life, and service in the wider world. In the name of your holy Son.