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Sunday Service – Christ Church Downtown (9:30)
December 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
– Confession –
To Thee, O Lord Who Dwellest in the Height, p. 161
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?
Congregation: 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 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 inion, 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, as our Lord Jesus Christ himself taught us, and the creed of the fathers has handed down to us.
Minister: Bless the Lord, O my soul:
Congregation: O Lord my God, You are very great;
Minister: You are clothed with honor and majesty.
Congregation: You cover Yourself with light as with a garment.
Minister: You walk upon the wings of the wind.
Congregation: You make Your angels spirits;
Minister: Your ministers a flaming fire:
Congregation: The glory of the Lord shall endure forever:
Minister: The Lord shall rejoice in his works.
Congregation: He looks on the earth, and it trembles,
Minister: He touches the hills and they smoke.
Congregation: I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live:
Minister: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Angels We Have Heard n High, p. 230
– Consecration –
+ SCRIPTURE READING
Micah 5:2-4; Luke 2:1-20
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!‘
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds, p. 307
Opening: Joel 2:27
Thanksgiving: Joel 2:26
Petitions: Joel 2:32
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, pp. 234-235
CC: State of the Church 2020 (Douglas Wilson)Sermon
CCD: How to Hear a Sermon (Aaron Ventura)Sermon
Ending with The Lord’s Prayer
Let All Mortal Flesh, v. 4
– Communion –
O Little Town of Bethlehem, p. 244
Good Christian Men, Rejoice, p. 238
– Commissioning –
+ CLOSING DOXOLOGY
The congregation may raise hands
Savior of the Nations, Come, v. 6, p. 225
Praise to God the Father sing, Praise to God the Son our King, Praise to God the Spirit be, Ever and eternally.
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hears and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessings of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon, and remain with you always. Amen.