12-18-22 Morning Worship Folder

ORDER OF WORSHIP

12-18-22

Greeting 

Advent Reading: The Shepherd’s Candle: 

Call to Worship                                                                  Luke 2:12-14

And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Invocation 

* Hymn # 214                                   “Angels We Have Heard on High” 

Call to Confession                                                                Isaiah 12:1

You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                         Isaiah 12:2-3

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

* Hymn # 215                  “While by the Sheep We Watched at Night” 

The Living Church

Reception of New Member:                                     Letter of Transfer –

* Hymn # 465                          “Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Gospels: Luke 2:22-38 (The Child at the Temple)

* 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 101-102

Q. What do we pray for in the first petition?

A. In the first petition, (which is, Hallowed be thy name,) we pray, That God would enable us and others to glorify him in all that whereby he maketh himself known; and that he would dispose all things to his own glory.

Q. What do we pray for in the second petition?

A. In the second petition, (which is, Thy kingdom come,) we pray, That Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 216                                              “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”

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                                                                      Leviticus 12 

* 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: “The Child Presented”                  Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: The Meal of the Christ Consecrated

* Eucharistic Hymn # 213                                    “What Child Is This” 

* 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: Leviticus 12     “The Child Presented”

The Christ-Child was consecrated at the Temple to open up the Heavenly Temple for Christ’s children.

Process of Purification

Impurity/Unclean (v. 2)

Three-phase Process

Start (v. 2)

Second (vv. 4-5)

Series (vv. 6-8)

Purpose of Purification

Not Because of                             

By Reason of                                            

Because of                                               

Persons in Need of Purification

Persons under the Law

Persons Rich and Poor

Persons in Need of New Life

     
  • 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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