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

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Luke 1:30-33

In announcing the birth of Christ, the angel Gabriel said to Mary

 “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, 

and you shall call his name Jesus. 

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. 

And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 

and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, 

and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

Let’s stand and worship our king together

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

In light of the Kingdom of Christ, let’s confess our sins together.

Read with me this confession of sin

Lord Jesus, I have sinned times without number, 

and been guilty of pride and unbelief, 

and of neglect to seek you in my daily life. 

My sins and shortcomings present me with a list of accusations, 

but I thank you that they will not stand against me, 

for all have been laid on Christ. 

Deliver me from every evil habit, 

every interest of former sins, 

everything that dims the brightness of your grace in me, 

everything that prevents me taking delight in you. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8-12

Hear this assurance of Pardon

The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

SONGS – 

Bless the Lord Oh My Soul” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

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

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING –Zephaniah 3:9-20 

SERMON (Nathan) – “The Singing God”

SONG –

Great Are You Lord” by David Leonard, Jason Ingram, and Leslie Jordam

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

O, Holy Night” by Adolphe Charles Adam, John Sullivan Dwight, and Placide Cappeau

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” by Charles Wesley