Old Testament: Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalter: Psalm 96
Epistle: Titus 2:11-14
Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
God of all ages, in the birth of Christ your boundless love for your people shattered the power of darkness. Be born in us with that same love and light, that our song may blend with all the choirs of heaven and earth to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 62:6-12
Psalter: Psalm 97
Epistle: Titus 3:4-7
Gospel: Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Christ, our God, whom humble shepherds worshiped at a manger, you are holy and most high, merciful and mighty. Startle us to wakefulness, that we may rejoice in your new and glorious dawn, and, in your holy name, act to mend this suffering world. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalter: Psalm 98
Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)
Gospel: John 1:1-14
God, you spoke and your Word became flesh, breathing a new song of joy and praise into the world. Grant that we may bear the good news of your salvation, proclaiming your promise of peace to the ends of the earth. Amen.
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