Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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Holy Name

01/01/2013 - Holiday Service


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Exodus 34:1-8


34:1 The LORD said to Moses, ''Cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which you broke. 2 Be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself there to me, on the top of the mountain. 3 No one shall come up with you, and do not let anyone be seen throughout all the mountain; and do not let flocks or herds graze in front of that mountain.'' 4 So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the former ones; and he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone. 5 The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name, ''The LORD.''6 The LORD passed before him, and proclaimed,
''The LORD, the LORD,
a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger,
and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,
7 keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation,
forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin,
yet by no means clearing the guilty,
but visiting the iniquity of the parents
upon the children
and the children''s children,
to the third and the fourth generation.''
8 And Moses quickly bowed his head towards the earth, and worshipped.


Psalm 8


Psalm 8
1O LORD our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!
2Out of the mouths of infants and children *
your majesty is praised above the heavens.
3You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *
to quell the enemy and the avenger.
4When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,
5What is man that you should be mindful of him? *
the son of man that you should seek him out?
6You have made him but little lower than the angels; *
you adorn him with glory and honor;
7You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *
you put all things under his feet:
8All sheep and oxen, *
even the wild beasts of the field,
9The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, *
and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.
10O LORD our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!

Romans 1:1-7


1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, 3 the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of his name, 6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,

7 To all God''s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Luke 2:15-21


2:15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ''Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.'' 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

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