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Sunday Service – Christ Church Downtown (9:30)
January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Announcements & Meditation
– Call to Worship –
Minister: Grace, mercy, and peace to you, from God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Congregation: And also to you.
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
From Heav’n O Praise the Lord, pp. 192-193
– Confession –
How Long, O Lord, Will You Forget?, p. 14
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 Lo2rd 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, for He is good,
Congregation: For His mercy endures forever.
Minister: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Congregation: Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness,
Minister: And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Congregation: Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
Minister: And declare His works with rejoicing.
Congregation: Whoevever is wise, and will observe these things,
Minister: Even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, p. 315
– Consecration –
+ SCRIPTURE READING
Jeremiah 31:15-25; Matthew 2:13-18
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!‘
Samuel and Rosalie Dickison and family
Scott and Ashley Short and family (CC–1st)
Paige Tracey Benard
Rowena Jane Leidenfrost
Lillian Short (CC–1st)
Congregational charge: Little child, for you Jesus Christ came to this earth, struggled and suffered; for your sake He crossed Gethsemane and went through the darkness of Calvary; for your sake He cried: ‘It is finished’; for your sake He died and for your sake He overcame death; indeed for your sake, little child, and you—still—know nothing of it. And thus the word of the apostle is confirmed: ‘We love God, for He loved us first.’
Joshua Pereyda (CCD)
Let All the Stars in the Skies Give Praise, p. 254
Opening: Isaiah 54:1
Thanksgiving: Isaiah 63:7
Petitions: Isaiah 64:8
Thee, O God, Yes, Thee We Praise, p. 113
CC: Psalm 112: (Douglas Wilson)Sermon
CCD: Colossians 3 (Ben Merkle)Sermon
Ending with The Lord’s Prayer
Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters, bulletin p. 9
– Communion –
In Every Time I’ll Always Bless the Lord, 1-3, p. 60
In Every Time I’ll Always Bless the Lord, 4-7, p. 61
– Commissioning –
+ CLOSING DOXOLOGY
The congregation may raise hands
Gloria Patri, p. 436
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Now to our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and to God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. Amen. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17