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PRELUDE – “New Life” by LOVKN

LIGHTING OF FIRST ADVENT CANDLE & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 42:5-7

Thus says God, the Lord,

who created the heavens and stretched them out,

who spread out the earth and what comes from it,

who gives breath to the people on it

and spirit to those who walk in it:

“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,

to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,

from the prison those who sit in darkness.

SONG –

Here I Am to Worship” by Tim Hughes

CONFESSION OF SIN – from the Book of Common Prayer

EVERYONE:

Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from the Book of Common Prayer

Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.

Amen.

SONG –

How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Chris Tomlin

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

SCRIPTURE READING – Luke 14:25-33

SERMON – “Be a Disciple”

SONG –

I Surrender All” by Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter and Winfield Scott

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Is He Worthy?” by Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” by Penny and Sparrow

PRELUDE –

“Shepherd of My Soul” by Rivers and Robots

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 107:1-2

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

    for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

    whom he has redeemed from trouble

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within me.

SONG –

Create in Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19-22

[S]ince we have a great priest over the house of God,

 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience

and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

for he who promised is faithful.

SONG –

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

PRAYER

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – APOSTLES’ CREED

We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:

Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:

The third day he rose again from the dead:

He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:

From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:

We believe in the Holy Ghost:

We believe in the holy catholic church:

The communion of saints:

The forgiveness of sins:

The resurrection of the body:

And the life everlasting.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

Father I Adore You” by Terrye Coelho

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.”

8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

SERMON – “Deacons and Their Qualifications”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Dust” by Kings Kaleidoscope

PRELUDE – 

Sovereign” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:6-7

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God,

    and we are the people of his pasture,

    and the sheep of his hand.

Let’s stand and worship the Lord our Maker!

SONG –

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 1:18-23

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven 

against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,

 who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 

For what can be known about God is plain to them, 

because God has shown it to them. 

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, 

have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, 

in the things that have been made. 

So they are without excuse. 

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, 

but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

In light of the ways we refuse to acknowledge God and his wisdom, let’s take a few minutes to pray, humbly acknowledging our sin and our need for his guidance.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-9

[B]ut God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

SONGS –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

PRAYER Be seated for prayer. 

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Please stand for the reading. End with “This is the word of the Lord.” 

8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

SERMON – “Men and Women in the Church”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE –

OFFERING –

SONG –

Unchanging” by Chris Tomlin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Come as You Are” by David Crowder Band

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