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You Are Worthy

You are worthy, our Lord and God:
to receive glory and honour and power,
for you have created all things:
and by your will
they were created and have their being.
You are worthy O Christ,
for you were slain:
and by your blood have ransomed us for God,
ransomed us from every tribe and people
and nation:
and made us a royal house of priests
to our God.
To the One who is seated on the throne
and to the Lamb:
be blessing and honour, glory and might,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Gospel Reading - The child in the temple

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41-42When Jesus was twelve years old, he accompanied his parents to Jerusalem for the annual Passover Festival, which they attended each year. 43After the celebration was over they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him the first day, 44for they assumed he was with friends among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started to look for him among their relatives and friends; 45and when they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there.

46-47Three days later they finally discovered him. He was in the Temple, sitting among the teachers of Law, discussing deep questions with them and amazing everyone with his understanding and answers.

48His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son!” his mother said to him. “Why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere.”

49“But why did you need to search?” he asked. “Didn’t you realize that I would be here at the Temple, in my Father’s House?” 50But they didn’t understand what he meant.

51 Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them; and his mother stored away all these things in her heart. 52 So Jesus grew both tall and wise, and was loved by God and man.

. . . . .Luke 2:41-52

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.