From the earliest days of the Church, Christian worshipers saw the rising of the sun and lighting of the evening lamps as symbolic of Christ's victory over death. Additional hours of the day were also designated as significant moments of celebrating Christ's presence in the world. All Saints' continues on in the tradition with the resources available on this page:


Scripture Texts: 

For the week beginning December 10: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

For the week beginning December 17: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:47-55; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

For Christmas Eve: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

For Christmas Day: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4; John 1:1-14

For the week beginning December 24: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52

For Watch Night, December 31 and New Year’s Day, January 1: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46

For the week beginning December 31: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12


 

Opening Words, From Psalm 51

Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. - Amen.

The Weekly Psalm   {See the weekly Scripture readings below.  Search the Common English Bible here.}

The Seasonal Collect

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Reading of Scripture  & Reflection   {Search the Common English Bible here.}

 

Prayers for Others  

Together let us pray for...
     (Monday) the people of this congregation...
     (Tuesday) those who suffer and those in trouble...
     (Wednesday) the concerns of this local community...
     (Thursday) the world, its people, and its leaders...
     (Friday) the church universal - its leaders, its members and its mission...
     (Saturday) the communion of saints...

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,
    your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins.
    as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
    and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
    now and for ever.  

- Amen.

The Dismissal

May the Lord bless us,
    protect us from all evil,
    and bring us to everlasting life.
- Amen.