FRIDAY (December 25, 2020)
Christmas Day
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:30-31)

Reading
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” (Hebrews 1:1–4)

Meditation
Since all He comes to ransom,
By all be He adored,
The infant born in Bethl’em,
The Savior and the Lord.
Proclaim the Savior’s birth:
“To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!” (LSB 383:4)

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Rhea this day, as she goes about the callings you have given to her. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for The Nativity of Our Lord–Christmas Day
Almighty God, grant that the birth of Your only-begotten Son in the flesh may set us free from the bondage of sin; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer