Old Testament: Genesis 1:1-2:4a or Psalm 8
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
God, whose fingers sculpt sun and moon and curl the baby's ear; Spirit, brooding over chaos before the naming of day; Savior, sending us to earth's ends with water and words: startle us with the grace, love, and communion of your unity in diversity, that we may live to the praise of your majestic name. Amen.