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Downtown Sunday Morning Service (9:30)
December 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Announcements & Meditation
– Call to Worship –
Minister: The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who are in awe of Him.
Congregation: He will hear their cry and save them. Amen.
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
O Come, All Ye Faithful, p. 243
– Confession –
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Forest Green), p. 244
CONFESSION OF SIN
Congregation is invited to kneel if able
+ ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Minister: Your sins are forgiven through Christ.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
Minister: Christian, what do you believe?
Therefore, following the holy fathers, we all with one accord
teach men to acknowledge
one and the same Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
at once complete in Godhead and complete in manhood,
truly God and truly man,
consisting also of a reasonable soul and body;
of one substance with the Father as regards his Godhead,
and at the same time
of one substance with us as regards his manhood;
like us in all respects, apart from sin;
as regards his Godhead, begotten of the Father before the ages, but yet as regards his manhood begotten,
for us men and for our salvation,
of Mary the virgin, the God-bearer;
one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten,
recognized in two natures,
without confusion, without change,
without division, without separation;
the distinction of natures being in no way annulled by the union, but rather the characteristics of each nature
being preserved and coming together
to form one person and subsistence,
not as parted or separated into two persons,
but one and the same Son
and Only-begotten God the Word, Lord Jesus Christ;
even as the prophets from earliest times spoke of him,
and our Lord Jesus Christ himself taught us,
and the creed of the fathers has handed down to us.
Minister: Why do you boast in mischief, O mighty man?
Congregation: The goodness of God endures continually.
Minister: You love all devouring words,
Congregation: O you deceitful tongue.
Minister: God shall likewise destroy you forever.
Congregation: He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,
Minister: The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Congregation: Lo, this is the man, that made not God his strength;
Minister: But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
Congregation: But I am like a green olive tree I the house of God:
Minister: I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
Good Christian Men, Rejoice, p. 238
– Consecration –
+ SCRIPTURE READING
Micah 5:2-4; Luke 2:1-20
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
Joy to the World! the Lord Is Come, p. 240
Opening: Psalm 8:1-2
Thanksgiving: Psalm 138:4-6
Petitions: Matthew 21:21-22
Lo, God, bulletin p. 8-9
CC: (Douglas Wilson)Sermon
CCD: (Toby Sumpter)Sermon
Ending with The Lord’s Prayer
As with Gladness Men of Old, p. 251
– Communion –
A Boy is Born, bulletin p. 10
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, p. 236-237
– Commissioning –
+ CLOSING DOXOLOGY
The congregation may raise hands
Savior of the Nations, Come (v. 6), p. 225
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given su everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your harts, and stablish you in ever good word and work. Amen. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17