Readings for Christmas 2 (focus text in bold):
Isaiah 61:1-3 - the Spirit of the Lord is upon me to preach good news to the poor
Psalm 84:1-12 - "O how amiable are they dwellings, thou Lord of hosts!"
Ephesians 1:3-14 - God has predestined us to give us lavish blessings in Jesus
Matthew 2:19-23 - the Holy Family flees to Egypt
Sermon by the Rev. Adam Rick
Cover art: “Rest on the Flight to Egypt” by Luc-Olivier Merson, 1880, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston