December 28, 2014


ORDER OF WORSHIP

12-28-14

Grace to you and Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

Prelude

As the music plays, we invite you to quiet your heart for worship.  Set your mind on things above where your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Greeting and Announcements

Meditation in Preparation for Worship

“First of all, the congregation in its assembly does not just meet by itself, but seeks to meet with their God. . . . The congregation is spiritually quickened precisely in those moments when they, as congregation, discover the nearness of their God and the presence of the holiness, that is, when they in their meeting together at the same time meet with their God.  Thus the highest view one can form of our worship services is to see them as a meeting of the congregation with their God.”—Abraham Kuyper, Our Worship, pp. 13-14.

Call to Worship

Praise the Lord!  Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!  Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all His praise?    Psalm 106: 1-2

Prayer of Invocation

*Hymn # 195    “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”

Call to Confession

Many times He delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purpose and were brought low through their iniquity.    Psalm 106: 43

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Nevertheless, He looked upon their distress, when He heard their cry.  For their sake He remembered His covenant, and relented according to the abundance of His steadfast love.    Psalm 106: 44-45

*Hymn Supplement # 40    “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

*Old and New Testament Reading

Ezekiel 1: 26-28

John 1: 14-18

Pastor: This is the Sacred Word of God which is able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Congregation: Thanks be to God!

Affirmation of Faith    Westminster Confession of Faith 2: 2

God hath all life, glory, goodness, blessedness, in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He hath made, nor deriving any glory from them, but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them.  He is the alone fountain of all being, of Whom, through Whom, and to Whom are all things; and hath most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleaseth.  In His sight all things are open and manifest, His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain.  He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands.  To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them.

Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn Supplement # 29    “Joy Has Dawned”

Worship in Tithes and Offerings

*Hymn # 434    “Lord, Thou Lov’st the Cheerful Giver”

Savior, Thou hast freely given all the blessings we enjoy,

Earthly store and bread of heaven, love and peace without alloy;

Humbly now we bow before Thee, and our all to Thee resign;

For the kingdom, pow’r and glory, are, O Lord, forever Thine.

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Scripture Reference    Luke 2: 8-20

Encountering the Glory of the Lord: “Worship”    Pastor Joshua Owen

The Sermon Outline will be available under ‘Resources’, ‘Sermons’

Prayer of Response

*Hymn # 170    “Fairest Lord Jesus”

*Benediction

*Hymn # 735    “Gloria Patri”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

World without end, amen, amen.

 

Next Sunday will be Communion Sunday, and a Benevolence Offering may be left at the end of either service

     
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