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PRELUDE

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 147:1

Praise the LORD!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

for it is pleasant,

and a song of praise is fitting.

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Chronicles 30:9

For the LORD you God is gracious and merciful

and will not turn away his face from you,

if you return to him.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Kings 21:1-29

SERMON – “The Message of Christmas”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE

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PRELUDE – “Immanuel” by Michael Card

WELCOME & LIGHTING OF FOURTH ADVENT CANDLE – Zechariah 2:10-11

Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion,

for behold, I come

and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord.

And many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day,

and shall be my people.

And I will dwell in your midst.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Song –

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

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

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.

Songs –

Angels We Have Heard On High” by Edward Shippen Barnes and James Chadwick

Joy to the World” by George Frideric Handel and Isaac Watts

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Matthew 6:9-13

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV)

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 130:3-4

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,

O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness,

that you may be feared.

SCRIPTURE READING – Matthew 1:18-25

SERMON – “A Joyful Christmas”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Lewis Henry Redner and Phillips Brooks

Good Christian Men Rejoice” by John Mason Neale

OFFERING

Song –

Go Tell It On the Mountain” by John W. Work, Jr.

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hallelujah” by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

PRELUDE – “Joy Has Dawned” by King’s Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & LIGHTING OF SECOND ADVENT CANDLE – John 1:14

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

and we have seen his glory,

glory as of the only Son from the Father,

full of grace and truth.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Song –

Angels from the Realms of Glory” by Henry Thomas Smart and James Montgomery

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Matthew 1:20-21

An angel of the Lord appeared to [Joseph] in a dream, saying,

“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife,

for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus,

for he will save his people from their sins.”

Song –

What Child Is This?” by William Chatterton Dix

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 – Matthew 2:1-18

SERMON – “A Sorrowful Christmas”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Arrival” by Benjamin Hastings, Dylan Thomas, Matt Crocker, and Michael Guy Chislett

OFFERING

Song –

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” by Edmund Hamilton Sears and Richard Storrs Willis

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Labour of Love” by Andrew Peterson

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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