PRELUDE –

“Shepherd’s Song” by Josh Garrells

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Luke 2:29-32

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,

    according to your word;

for my eyes have seen your salvation

    that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

a light for revelation to the Gentiles,

    and for glory to your people Israel.”

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 John 1:5-9

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.

SONG –

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

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, 

that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, 

but in order that the world might be saved through him.

SONG –

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

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 for 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.

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 worshiped and glorified; 

who spoke by the prophets.

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.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Timothy 4:6-10

6 If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

SERMON – “The Savior of All People”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Go Tell It on the Mountain” by Penny and Sparrow

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