Second Sunday after Christmas, Jan. 3

The Collect: O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:7-14 read from the Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 84 or 84:1-8 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a read from the Douay-Rheims Bible

Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 or Luke 2:41-52 or Matthew 2:1-12 all will be read from the English Standard Version Bible Anglicized

Closing Prayer: On January 9 we celebrate the life of Julia Chester Emery Missionary. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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