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Sunday Service – Christ Church Downtown (9:30)
January 5 @ 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!
Joy to the World! the Lord Is Come, p. 240
– Confession –
Before Thee Let My Cry Come Near, p. 158
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: O give thanks to the Lord,
Congregation: Call upon His name.
Minister: Make known His deeds among the people.
Congregation: Sing unto Him, sing psalms to Him.
Minister: Talk of all His wondrous works.
Congregation: Glory in His holy name:
Minister: Let the hearts of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, pp. 236-237
– Consecration –
+ SCRIPTURE READING
Genesis 3:9-15; Galatians 4:1-7
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!‘
With All My Heart My Thanks I’ll Bring, p. 182
Opening: Psalm 8:1-2
Thanksgiving: PSalm 138:4-6
Petitions: Matthew 21:21-22
As with Gladness Men of Old, p. 251
Ending with The Lord’s Prayer
Let All Mortal Flesh, v. 4
– Communion –
Echoing Their Joyous Strains, v. 1–6, bulletin p. 9
Echoing Their Joyous Strains, v. 7-12, bulletin p. 10
– 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
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling. And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. Jude 1:25