December 29, 2019 all-day

The First Sunday of Christmas


Principal Service
Isaiah 63.7-9
Psalm 148*
Hebrews 2.10-18
Matthew 2.13-23

Third Service
Psalm 105.1-11
Isaiah 35.1-6
Galatians 3.23-29

Second Service
Psalm 132
Isaiah 49.7-13
Philippians 2.1-11
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 2.41-52


Almighty God,
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Heavenly Father,
whose blessed Son shared at Nazareth the life of an earthly home:
help your Church to live as one family,
united in love and obedience,
and bring us all at last to our home in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.