Christmas Resources 2020/2021

Nativity. 1974. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, 
(Accessed December 28, 2020.)

Christmas Lectionary Readings (Year B)

First Sunday after Christmas Day: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40

Holy Name of Jesus: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 2:15-21

New Year’s Day: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Rev. 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46

Second Sunday after Christmas Day: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:46b-55; Ps. 89:1-4, 19-26; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38


“Nativity” by John Donne

“Kenosis” by Luci Shaw

Resource Links

Christmas Collects from the Book of Common Prayer

John Donne Christmas Sermon preached at St. Paul’s upon Christmas day, 1626

Pondering Christmas Preaching with Karl Barth by David Guretzki


Sing We Noel by Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Coventry Carol (arr. Michael McGlynn) song about The Massacre of the Innocents

“Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus” (“Twenty Gazes Upon the Child Jesus”) by Olivier Messiaen. Read about the piece here.

Songs about the Flight to Egypt blog post by Victoria Emily Jones