———First Sunday a. Christmas (Rorate Coeli) The Seed of David Comes to His Temple —Isaiah 11:1-5 or —2 Samuel 7:1-16; —Galatians 4:1-7; —Luke 2:(22-32)33- 40; —Psalm 89:1-8 Memorization Verses:Isaiah 11 2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest born under the law, 5 to redeem those who wereupon him, the Spirit of wisdom and under the law, so that we might receive adoptionunderstanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, as sons. the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. — Luke 2: 32 [Christ is] a light for revelation to theSamuel 713 He shall build a house for my name, Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.‖and I will establish the throne of his kingdom Psalm 89 2For I said, ―Steadfast love will be builtforever. up forever; in the heavens you will establish your— Gal. 4: 4 But when the fullness of time had faithfulness.‖ 3 You have said, ―I have made acome, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, covenant with my chosen one;
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…Let us pray to the into Christ may enfold in Lord. their hearts the Christ …Lord, have mercy Child and so be ready to 1 To save us and make us Use your prayer notes. depart whenever they are Use a verse from the His children and heirs, our called... bible to reflect on. Father in heaven has given 3 For our nation, that our Pray about The Seed His most precious leaders may serve of David in God‘s treasure, His Son, to be faithfully and wisely, Temple born of the Blessed Virgin. making God-pleasing P raise R epentance Let us cast aside all fear, decisions and walking in A ppreciation then, and come boldly to integrity... Y ou our loving Father‘s throne, 4 For our parish, that we E veryone R esolve praying in the Spirit for all may boldly shine the Light mankind, for the holy of Christ into the dark Church and for our needs lives of those we know of body and soul. who do not know or love 2 For the Church, that all Him... who have been baptized
5 For those who are sick Him with faith like and those who suffer, and Simeon‘s they too may face those for whom our prayers life and death unafraid... are desired [especially 8 For all our brothers and Use your prayer notes. _______________], that sisters who have departed Use a verse from the bible to reflect on. they might be surrounded in the peace of faith, we Pray about God‘s gift by God‘s love in Christ and give thanks and ask that we of the Messiah. healed according to His be brought with them to see P raise gracious will... at length with our own eyes R epentance 6 For all those who mourn, Him who is the light of the A ppreciation [especially nations and the glory of Y ou E veryone _______________], that Israel... R esolve the comfort of the 9 Into Your hands, O Lord, resurrection might fill their we commend all for whom hearts... we pray, trusting in Your 7 For all who partake of mercy, through Jesus the Savior‘s body and blood Christ, our Lord. AMEN this day, that welcoming
1. Let all together praise our God His glory, and His name,Before His glorious throne; His glory, and His name.Today He opens heav‘n again 5. He is a servant, I a lord:To give us His own Son, How great a mystery!To give us His own Son. How strong the tender Christ child‘s love!2. He leaves His heav‘nly Father‘s throne, No truer friend than He,Is born an infant small, No truer friend than He.And in a manger, poor and lone, 6. He is the key and He the doorLies in a humble stall, To blessèd paradise;Lies in a humble stall. The angel bars the way no more.3. Within an earth-born form He hides To God our praises rise,His all-creating light; To God our praises rise.To serve us all He humbly cloaks 7. Your grace in lowliness revealed,The splendor of His might, Lord Jesus, we adoreThe splendor of His might. And praise to God the Father yield4. He undertakes a great exchange, And Spirit evermore;Puts on our human frame, We praise You evermore.And in return gives us His realm,
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Isaiah 11:1-5 He shall not judge by what hisThe Righteous Reign of the eyes see,Branch or decide disputes by what his11 There shall come forth a ears hear,shoot from the stump of Jesse, 4 but with righteousness he shall and a branch from his roots judge the poor,shall bear fruit. and decide with equity for the2 And the Spirit of meek of the earth;the LORD shall rest upon him, and he shall strike the earth with the Spirit of wisdom and the rod of his mouth,understanding, and with the breath of his the Spirit of counsel and lips he shall kill the wicked.might, 5 Righteousness shall be the belt the Spirit of knowledge and the of his waist,fear of theLORD. and faithfulness the belt of his3 And his delight shall be in the loins.fear of the LORD.
2 Samuel 7:1-16. wherever you went and have cut off all yourThe LORDS Covenant with David enemies from before you. And I will make7 Now when the king lived in his house and for you a great name, like the name of thethe LORDhad given him rest from all his great ones of the earth. 10 And I will appointsurrounding enemies,2 the king said a place for my people Israel and will plantto Nathan the prophet, ―See now, I dwellin a them, so that they may dwell in their ownhouse of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in place and be disturbed no more. And violenta tent.‖3 And Nathan said to the king, ―Go, men shall afflict them no more, asdo all that is in your heart, for the LORD is formerly, 11 from the time that I appointedwith you.‖ judges over my people Israel. And I will give4 But that same night the word of you rest from all your enemies. Moreover,the LORD came to Nathan, 5 ―Go and tell my the LORD declares to you that the LORD willservant David, ‗Thus says theLORD: Would make you a house. 12 When your days areyou build me a house to dwell in? 6 I have fulfilled and you lie down with yournot lived in a house since the day I brought fathers, I will raise up your offspring afterup the people of Israel from Egypt to this you, who shall come from your body, and Iday, but I have been moving about in a tent will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall buildfor my dwelling. 7 In all places where I have a house for my name, and I will establish themoved with all the people of Israel, did I throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be tospeak a word with any of the judges[a] of him a father, and he shall be to me a son.Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my When he commits iniquity, I will disciplinepeople Israel, saying, ―Why have you not him with the rod of men, with the stripes ofbuilt me a house of cedar?‖‘ 8 Now, the sons of men, 15 but my steadfast love willtherefore, thus you shall say to my servant not depart from him, as I took it from Saul,David, ‗Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took whom I put away from before you. 16 Andyou from the pasture, from following the your house and your kingdom shall be madesheep, that you should be prince[b] over my sure forever before me.[c] Your throne shallpeople Israel. 9 And I have been with you be established forever.‘‖
John 1:19-28 Isaiah said.‖The Testimony of John the 24 (Now they had been sent from Baptist the Pharisees.) 25 They asked19 And this is the testimony of him,―Then why are you John, when the Jews sent priests baptizing, if you are neither the and Levites from Jerusalem to Christ, nor Elijah, nor the ask him, ―Who are you?‖ 20 He Prophet?‖ 26 John answered confessed, and did not deny, but them, ―I baptize with water, but confessed, ―I am not the among you stands one you do Christ.‖ 21 And they asked him, not know, 27 even he who comes ―What then? Are you Elijah?‖ after me, the strap of whose He said, ―I am not.‖ ―Are sandal I am not worthy to you the Prophet?‖ And he untie.‖ 28 These things took answered, ―No.‖ 22 So they said place in Bethany across the to him, ―Who are you? We need Jordan, where John was to give an answer to those who baptizing. sent us. What do you say about yourself?‖ 23 He said, ―I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‗Make straight[a] the way of the Lord,‘ as the prophet
Luke 2:22-40 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,Jesus Presented at the Temple and for glory to your people Israel.‖22 And when the time came for their purification 33 And his father and his mother marveled at whataccording to the Law of Moses, they brought him was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed themup to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it and said to Mary his mother, ―Behold, this childis written in the Law of the Lord, ―Every male is appointed for the fall and rising of many inwho first opens the womb shall be called holy to Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and athe Lord‖) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to sword will pierce through your own soul also), sowhat is said in the Law of the Lord, ―a pair of that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.‖turtledoves, or two young pigeons.‖ 25 Now there 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughterwas a man in Jerusalem, whose name was of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She wasSimeon, and this man was righteous advanced in years, having lived with her husbandand devout, waiting for the consolation of seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 andIsrael, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it then as a widow until she was eighty-four.[b] Shehad been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that did not depart from the temple,worshipinghe would not see death before he had seen the with fasting and prayer night and day.38 AndLords Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the coming up at that very hour she began to givetemple, and when the parents brought in the child thanks to God and to speak of him to all whoJesus, to do for him according to the custom of werewaiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.the Law,28 he took him up in his arms and blessed The Return to NazarethGod and said, 39 And when they had performed everything29 ―Lord, now you are letting your according to the Law of the Lord, they returnedservant[a] departin peace, into Galilee, to their own town according to your word; of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became30 for my eyes have seen your salvation strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God31 that you have prepared in the presence of all was upon him.
Psalm 89:1-8 generations.‘‖SelahI Will Sing of the Steadfast 5 Let the heavens praiseLove of the LORD your wonders, O LORD,A Maskil[a] of Ethan the your faithfulness in theEzrahite. assembly of the holy ones!89 I will sing of the steadfast 6 For who in the skies can belove of the LORD, forever; compared to the Lord? with my mouth I will make Who among the heavenlyknown your faithfulness to all beings[b] is like the Lord,generations. 7 a God greatly to be feared in the2 For I said, ―Steadfast love will council of the holy ones,be built up forever; and awesome above all who in the heavens you will are around him?establish your faithfulness.‖ 8 O LORD God of hosts,3 You have said, ―I have made a who is mighty as you are,covenant with my chosen one; O LORD, I have sworn to David my with your faithfulness allservant: around you?4 ‗I will establish your offspringforever, and build your throne for all
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMASIsaiah 11:1–5Galatians 4:1–7Luke 2:(22–32) 33–40The Seed of David Comes to His TempleA Rod has come forth from the stem of Jesse (Is. 11:1–5)—the Seed of David whosekingdom shall be established forever (2 Sam. 7:1–16). In the fullness of time, God sentforth His Son Jesus to redeem us from the judgment of the Law (Gal. 4:1–7). Now He ispresented in the temple in fulfillment of the Law and revealed to be ―a light for revelationto the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel‖ (Luke 2:22–40). Christ hasenlightened us in baptism, giving us to be adopted as sons of God and heirs of eternal life.Receiving the Holy Sacrament of His body and blood, we are prepared to depart this worldin peace, for our eyes have seen the salvation of God in Him.
366 1 It came upon the midnight clear, 3 All you, beneath your heavy load, That glorious song of old, By care and guilt bent low, From angels bending near the earth Who toil along a dreary way To touch their harps of gold: With painful steps and slow: "Peace on the earth, goodwill to all, Look up, for golden is the hour, From heavns all-gracious king." Come swiftly on the wing, The world in solemn stillness lay The Prince was born to bring you To hear the angels sing. peace; Of Him the angels sing. 2 Still through the cloven skies they come 4 For lo, the days have come to pass With peaceful wings unfurled, By prophets seen of old, And still their heavnly music floats When down into the circling years Oer all the weary world. Came Christ as was foretold. Above its sad and lowly plains His word of peace shall to the earth They bend on hovring wing, Gods ancient promise bring, And ever oer its babel sounds And all who take this gift will hear The blessed angels sing. The song the angels sing.
EPIPHANY The Epiphany of Our Lord (Jan. 6) Is. 60:1-6; Eph. 3:1-12; Matt. 2:1-12; Psalm 24 The Lord God Is Manifested in the Incarnate Son
The Epiphany of Our Lord Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 (Jan. 6) The Mystery of the Gospel The Visit of the Wise Men Is. 60:1-6; Revealed 2 Now after Jesus was born 3 For this reason I, Paul, a in Bethlehem of Judea in the Eph. 3:1-12; prisoner for Christ Jesus on days of Herod the king, Matt. 2:1-12; behalf of you Gentiles— behold, wise men[a] from the 2 assuming that you have east came to Psalm 24 The Lord God Is heard of the stewardship Jerusalem, 2 saying, ―Where is Manifested in the Incarnate of Gods grace that was given he who has been born king of Son to me for you, 3 how the the Jews? For we saw his starIsaiah 60:1-6 mystery was made known to when it rose[b] and have comeThe Future Glory of Israel me by revelation, as I have toworship him.‖ 3 When Herod60 Arise, shine, for your light written briefly. 4 When you the king heard this, he washas come, read this, you can perceive my troubled, and all Jerusalem and the glory of insight into the mystery of with him...the LORD has risen upon you. Christ, 5 which was not made Psalm 242 For behold, darkness shall known to the sons of men in The King of Glory other generations as it has now A Psalm of David.cover the earth, been revealed to his holy 24 The earth is the LORDs and thick darkness thepeoples; apostles and prophets by the and the fullness thereof,[a]but the LORD will arise upon Spirit… the world and those whoyou, dwell therein, 2 for he has founded it upon the and his glory will be seenupon you. seas and established it upon the
Isaiah 60:1-6 to the gift ofGods grace, which was given the place where the child was. 10 When they saw The Future Glory of Israel me by the working of his power.8 To me, though the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great 60 Arise, shine, for your light has come, I am the very least of all the saints, this grace joy. 11 And going into the house they saw the and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. was given, to preach to the Gentiles child with Mary his mother, and they fell down 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring and worshiped him. Then, opening their and thick darkness the peoples; to light for everyone what is the plan of the treasures, they offered him gifts, gold but the LORD will arise upon you, mystery hidden for ages in[b] God who created and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being and his glory will be seen upon you. all things,10 so that through the church the warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they 3 And nations shall come to your light, manifold wisdom of God might now be made departed to their own country by another way. and kings to the brightness of your rising. known to the rulers and authorities in the Psalm 24 4 Lift up your eyes all around, and see; heavenly places. 11 This was according to the The King of Glory they all gather together, they come to you; eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ A Psalm of David. your sons shall come from afar, Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness 24 The earth is the LORDs and the fullness and your daughters shall be carried on the and access with confidence through our faith in thereof,[a] hip. him. the world and those who dwell therein, 5 Then you shall see and be radiant; Matthew 2:1-12 2 for he has founded it upon the seas your heart shall thrill and exult,[a] The Visit of the Wise Men and established it upon the rivers. because the abundance of the sea shall be turned 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of 3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? to you, Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, And who shall stand in his holy place? the wealth of the nations shall come to you. wise men[a] from the east came to 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, 6 A multitude of camels shall cover you, Jerusalem, 2 saying, ―Where is he who has been who does not lift up his soul to what is false the young camels of Midian and Ephah; born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when and does not swear deceitfully. all those from Sheba shall come. it rose[b] and have come toworship him.‖ 3 When 5 He will receive blessing from the LORD They shall bring gold and frankincense, Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and and righteousness from the God of his and shall bring good news, the praises of all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the salvation. the LORD. chief priests and scribes of the people, he 6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, Ephesians 3:1-12 inquired of them where the Christ was to be who seek the face of the God of The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed born. 5 They told him, ―In Bethlehem of Judea, Jacob.[b] Selah 3 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ for so it is written by the prophet: 7 Lift up your heads, O gates! Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming 6 ―‗And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that you have heard of the stewardship of Gods are by no means least among the rulers of that the King of glory may come in. grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the Judah; 8 Who is this King of glory? mystery was made known to me by for from you shall come a ruler The LORD, strong and mighty, revelation, as I have written briefly. 4 When you who will shepherd my people Israel.‘‖ the LORD, mighty in battle! read this, you can perceive my insight into the 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly 9 Lift up your heads, O gates! mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known and ascertained from them what time the star And lift them up, O ancient doors, to the sons of men in other generations as it has had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, that the King of glory may come in. now been revealed to his holy apostles and saying, ―Go and search diligently for the child, 10 Who is this King of glory? prophets by the Spirit. 6 This mystery is[a] that and when you have found him, bring me word, The LORD of hosts, the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the that I too may come and worship him.‖ 9 After he is the King of glory! Selah