12-11-22 Morning Worship Folder




Advent Reading: Bethlehem Candle (Purple):

Call to Worship                                                                  Matthew 2:11

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.


* Hymn # 209                “Christians, Awake, Salute the Happy Morn” 

Call to Confession                                                          Habakkuk 2:20

But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                  2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

* Hymn # 193                               “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” 

The Living Church

Reception of New Members:     Letter of Transfer and Reaffirmation of Faith

* Hymn # 32                                               “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Prophets: Isaiah 9:1-7 (An Everlasting Deliverer-King)

Gospels: Matthew 2:1-12 (The Child’s Life Threatened)

Epistles: 1 Timothy 3:14-16 (The Mystery Confessed)

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

* Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever. 

Affirmation of Faith  Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions and Answers 99-100

Q. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?

A. The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called The Lord’s prayer.

Q. What doth the preface of the Lord’s prayer teach us?

A. The preface of the Lord’s prayer, (which is, Our Father which art in heaven,) teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father, able and ready to help us; and that we should pray with and for others.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 58     “Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless”

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 88 (Verse 1)          “With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring”

With grateful heart my thanks I bring, before the great thy praise I sing;

I worship in thy holy place and praise thee for thy truth and grace;

For truth and grace together shine in thy most holy word divine.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Sermon Series: Advent 2022: Christ in the Pentateuch 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                             Exodus 1:15-2:10 

* Pastor: Thus far the reading of God’s holy Word. And may God add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

* Congregation: Thanks be to God!

Sermon Title: “A Deliverer Is Born”                     Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Deliverance Fulfilled

* Eucharistic Hymn # 230              “Thou Who Wast Rich beyond All Splendor” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn 737                         “Christ We Do All Adore Thee”

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

For on the holy Cross hast Thou the world from sin redeemed.

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever.

Christ, we do all adore Thee.


Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Exodus 1:15-2:10     “A Deliverer Is Born”

Deliverance is a necessity in a fallen world, and so the Lord provides a deliverer.

The First Deliverer (Exodus 1:15-2:10)

Normal Birth (2:1)

Hidden Child (2:2)

Payment for Protection (2:9) 

Application: Remarkable deeds through normal people

 The One Deliverer (Matthew 2:7-12)

Normal but Not (1:24-25; 2:1)

Hidden (2:16)

Payment for Protection

Application: Remarkable deed through the most remarkable person


  • Romans 11:33-36

    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?
    For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.

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