PRELUDE – “O Holy Night” by Sarah Macintosh

WELCOME & LIGHTING OF SECOND ADVENT CANDLE – Hebrews 1:6

When God brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”

CALL TO WORSHIP

Song –

O Come All Ye Faithful” by C. Frederick Oakeley and John Francis Wade

CONFESSION OF SIN – Luke 5:8

“Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Luke 5:10

“Do not be afraid.”

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Luke 2:1-24

SERMON – “Ordinary Christmas”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Silent Night” by Franz Xaver Gruber, John Freeman Young, and Joseph Mohr

Jesus I Am Resting, Resting” by David Hampton and Jean Sophia Pigott

OFFERING

Song –

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” by Charles Wesley

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Sara Groves

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PRELUDE – “So Long” by Psallos

WELCOME & LIGHTING OF FIRST ADVENT CANDLE – Isaiah 42:5-7

Thus says God, the Lord…

“I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness;

I will take you by the hand and keep you;

I will give you as a covenant for the people,

a light for the nations,

to open the eyes that are blind.”

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 34:3

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together!

Song –

Here I Am to Worship” by Tim Hughes

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 5:21

For our sake

[God] made [Christ] to be sin

who knew no sin,

so that in him we might become

the righteousness of God.

Song –

Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 16:25-27

SERMON – “Wrapping Up Romans”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

O Come O Come Emmanuel” by John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “To God All Praise and Glory” by The Sing Team

PRELUDE – “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons & Daughters

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

Song –

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” by Joachim Neander

CONFESSION OF SIN

EVERYONE:

Almighty and merciful God,

we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done;

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare those who confess their faults.

Restore those who are repentant,

according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake,

that we may live a holy, just, and humble life

to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Peter 2:24-25

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,

that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

By his wounds you have been healed.

For you were straying like sheep,

but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Song –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

Song –

Be Still My Soul” by Jane Laurie Borthwick, Jean Sibelius, and Kathrina Amalia von Schlegel

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 16:21-23

SERMON – “Gospel Work Is Not a One Man Show”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

OFFERING

Song –

Doxology

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “We Are United” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

The third Sunday of every month we eat a full meal together as a church. We call it Table Talk (hearkening to the informal theological discussions that happened at Martin Luther’s house).

Sometimes we have optional seminars attached to these times. This coming Sunday after lunch there will be a discussion of the question – “Do Animals Go to Heaven?”

Meanwhile, here’s a cute video of puppies!

PRELUDE – “Romans 16” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 5:11-14

Then I looked,

and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders

the voice of many angels,

numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,

saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,

to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might

and honor and glory and blessing!”

And I heard every creature in heaven

and on earth and under the earth and in the sea,

and all that is in them, saying,

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb

be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

And the four living creatures said, “Amen!”

and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Song –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, and Matthew Bridges

CONFESSION OF SIN – Galatians 5:19-21

Sexual immorality

Impurity

Sensuality

Idolatry

Sorcery

Enmity

Strife

Jealousy

Fits of anger

Rivalries

Dissensions

Divisions

Envy

Drunkenness

Orgies

Things like these…

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Colossians 2:15

You, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh,

God made alive together with [Christ],

having forgiven us all our trespasses,

by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.

This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame,

by triumphing over them in him.

Song –

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

Song –

The Church’s One Foundation” by Samuel John Stone and Samuel Sebastian Wesley

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 16:17-20

SERMON – “The Church Vigilant”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Forever” by Brian Johnson, Christ Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, and Kari Jobe

OFFERING

Song –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Is He Worthy?” by Andrew Peterson

PRELUDE – “Romans 16” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME – Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss.

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

Song –

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Deuteronomy 4:30-31

Return to the Lord your God and obey his voice.

For the Lord your God is a merciful God.

Song –

But God” by Michael Bleecker, Hunter Hall, and Lauren Chandler

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 16:1-16

SERMON – “Greetings”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townsend

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “I Surrender All” by Jadon Lavik

PRELUDE – “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 34:1-3 (NIV)

I will extol the Lord at all times;

his praise will always be on my lips.

I will glory in the Lord;

let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

Glorify the Lord with me;

let us exalt his name together.

Song –

Ever Be” by Bobby Strand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, and Kalley Heiligenthal

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 6:5

Woe is me!

For I am lost;

for I am a man of unclean lips,

and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 6:6-7

One of the seraphim flew to me,

having in his hand a burning coal

that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

And he touched my mouth and said:

‘Behold, this has touched your lips;

your guilt is taken away,

and your sin atoned for.

Song –

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

Song –

Be the Center” by Michael Frye

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 15:30-33

SERMON – “Unanswered Prayers”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Song –

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

OFFERING

Song –

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle

PRELUDE – “Romans 15” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us

and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

that your way may be known on earth,

your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,

for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase;

God, our God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us;

let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Song –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

What a Beautiful Name” by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Almighty God who alone is worthy of all praise and honor,

we confess that we are often not consumed with You

but are occupied with lesser things:

our own comfort, our safety, our reputation…

Forgive us for not desiring the fame of your Name.

We are sorry for the ways that we have been ashamed of the gospel.

We repent for the ways we spend our time, talents, and treasures on ourselves.

We lament the callousness of our hearts to the plight of the lost…

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Luke 19:10

The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost!

Song –

Facing a Task Unfinished” by Ed Cash, Fionán De Barra, Frank Houghton, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Samuel Wesley

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

The Lord’s Prayer –

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 15:20-29

SERMON – “Reaching the Unreached”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

OFFERING

Song –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Mission’s Flame” by Matt Redman

This Sunday is the third Sunday of the month and that means Table Talk – fellowship and free lunch for everyone.

It’s also the last Sunday for Fall Futbol. Weather permitting, the kids will be showing off their new skills they’ve been learning the last four weeks out back behind The Meeting Place. And then later adults can join in for a church-wide soccer match! Dress appropriately if you want to play.

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