PRELUDE “Doxology” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – (Psalm 134)

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night in the house of the Lord!
Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the Lord!

May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made heaven and earth!

Song –

Glory in the Highest” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carlson, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN –  1 John 1:5-10

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you,

that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness,

we lie and do not practice the truth.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another,

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

 and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

Let’s take a moment to confess our sins, as we enter into worship of the God who is light.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Col. 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness

and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,

in whom we have redemption,

the forgiveness of sins.

Songs –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Psalm 1:1-2

(Kids Corner is available for children through 1st grade)

Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 2:1-6

(please stand and respond with “Thanks be to God!”)

SERMON – “Get to Know the Advocate”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

Behold the Risen Christ” by The Village Church

OFFERING – be sure to also include something about dropping in Visitor Info cards found in bulletin flap

Song –

When I Think About the Lord” by James Huey

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE  “Great are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters