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          Vol 26, No 12                                              A REL-MAR McConnell Media Company Publication             Late - December 2017 $1.25 USD

                          Merry Christmas

                 The Birth of Jesus                             9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them,  what the shepherds said to them.
                                                         and the glory of the Lord shone around them,           19 But Mary treasured up all these things
                                                         and they were terrified.                        and pondered them in her heart.
                                                                10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be       20  The shepherds returned, glorifying
                      Luke 2:1-20                        afraid. I bring you good news that will cause   and praising God for all the things they had
                                                         great joy for all the people.                   heard and seen, which were just as they had been
                 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a        11 Today in the town of David a Savior  told.
          decree that a census should be taken of the entire has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the
          Roman world.                                   Lord. 1
                 2 (This was the first census that took          2 This will be a sign to you: You will find
          place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)   a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
                 3 And everyone went to their own town           13 Suddenly a great company of the
          to register.                                   heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising
                 4 So Joseph also went up from the town  God and saying,
          of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem          14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
          the town of David, because he belonged to the  and on earth peace to those on whom his favor
          house and line of David.                       rests.”
                 5 He went there to register with Mary,          15  When the angels had left them and
          who was pledged to be married to him and was    gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one
          expecting a child.                              another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this
                 6 While they were there, the time came   thing that has happened, which the Lord has told
          for the baby to be born,                        us about.”
                 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a        16 So they hurried off and found Mary
          son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him   and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the
          in a manger, because there was no guest room    manger.
          available for them.                                    17 When they had seen him, they spread
                 8 And there were shepherds living out in  the word concerning what had been told them
          the fields nearby, keeping watch over their     about this child,
          flocks at night.                                       18 and all who heard it were amazed at
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