Join us for worship this First Sunday After Christmas Day, December 27, at 9 or 11:00. Rev. Gary Heaton’s sermon is “Jesus Goes to School” scripture text: Luke 2:41-52. Lillian Clayre Haley, daughter of Clay and Katie Haley, will be baptized at the second service. Mike Neal will read scripture and Krystal Vaught will lead the Psalter at the 11:00 service. The anthem by the Chancel Choir is “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” English Traditional, arr. David Wilcocks. Gathering music at 11:00 is carol improvisations by Richard Cummins.
41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 44Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. 45When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.48When his parents* saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, ‘Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.’ 49He said to them, ‘Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’* 50But they did not understand what he said to them.51Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years,* and in divine and human favour. Luke 2:41-52