First Sunday After Christmas - December 29, 2019

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The readings may be found here .

Morsel for Meditation

When all the winds were mild,
Mary came to me apart
and laid the Holy Child
here inside my heart.
My heart was made the manger,
and my body was the stall.
And now no man is stranger:
my life goes out to all,
To bring to each of them
this Child of heaven’s light,
to let them enter in, like flames
of candles to the holy night.
Georg Johannes Gick, “The Miracle” in The Shepherd’s Pipe:
Songs from the Holy Night .

Processional Hymn

Gospel Hymn
(Picardy ) H# 324

Offertory Hymns
(Mt. St. Alban) H# 633 (lyrics)

Communion Hymns

Give Me Jesus A3# 42

Recessional Hymn     

(Bucharest, Romania:
National Museum of Art, c.1596),
oil on canvas. 364 x 137 cm.

Twas three days before Christmas and all thru St. Paul's
elves were dangling from the balcony
and decking the walls.

Endless yards of greenery had to be stretched, cut and hung.
Red bows needed fluffing and flags to be hung.

Christmas Eve
2019 Closing
Opportunities to Serve
POTLUCK SUNDAY - Please bring a dish to share
Lay Ministry
8:00 am Lector/LEM
12/29: Suzanne Taylor
10:30am Old Testament
and Psalm Lector
12/22: David Clegg
New Testament Lector / LEM
12/29: Robb Horn
12/29: Mackenzie Taylor, David Kirklin, Beatrice Duku
Altar Guild
12/29: Gail Rolston, Laura Funk
Vestry Persons of the Day
12/29: Bill Rolston, Greg Richards
Circle of Care (weekly)
12/29: Elaine Hodge, Mike Lavigne
Intercessory Prayer
12/29: Elizabeth Porter, Julie Bleier
Coffee Hour
12/29: Potluck
Pray for the Church, the Body of Christ
Please pray for those on our prayer list this week:
 Bob Lanier, Allen Clegg Sr., The Clegg Family, Jo Dodson, Elaine Hodge, Beverly Gish, Cyndi Sehr, Faye Hamann, Dana Medford,
Alice Cooney, Diana Richards,
Mike Lavigne, Dru Ann Jamison
Wayne and Lillian McHenry,
Eileen Jenkins, Paula Reeves
Fr. Gordon, Dolores Miltenberger,
 We also pray for our Daughters of the King Ministry as they bring their strength and service together by praying for friends and for the people.

You may add people to the list by filling out a DOK confidential prayer card and putting them in the blue box located in the Narthex.
Contact our church office to add a name to our prayer list: 903-455-5030 or Names remain for one month unless renewed or canceled.
The Daughters of the King support your prayer needs and wishes. Each Sunday a prayer team will be available to pray with you after the Worship Service in the choir area after the 10:30 service. If you would like additional information, please see a DOK member.

They also have a intercessory prayer box on the table in the Narthex to deposit prayer requests. Prayer request cards may be found in the pews and beside the box in the Narthex. Daughters pray daily. All prayers are confidential. Each person is prayed for one month. If you wish for continued prayers, please complete another request card or contact a Daughter. You may call the church office (903-455-5030) and specify it is for the DOK intercessory prayer list. You can hand the card to a Daughter (she is always wearing her cross).
Sunday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I   8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II   10:30 AM
 Sunday School for Adults and Youth 9:30-10:15am Clardy Hall

Wednesday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I   No Service Jan. 1st
Bible Study 6:30 PM

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