The Lord’s Day ~ December 9, 2018

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

Fellowship time 10:35 a.m.


  Prelude [194, 241, 218, 221]


Meditation: Psalm 98    Silent Prayer [193]

God welcomes us, we confess our sins and praise him:

*Call to worship: Psalm 98:1–3

*The Lord’s Greeting    *Invocation

*Prayer of confession (in unison):

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!

O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.    (Ps. 130:1−4)

*Assurance of forgiveness: Matthew 1:21

*Hymn 208 “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

We praise God and listen to his Word:

Responsive reading: Psalm 98, page 820

*New Testament Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:18–24

Hymn 203 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

We pray to God and bring him our gifts:

Thanksgiving, praise, and prayer requests 

God’s people pray    The Lord’s Prayer (in unison)

  Worship through tithes and offerings [204] Offertory prayer

*Hymn 213 “What Child Is This”

God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:

*Old Testament Scripture reading: Genesis 3 & 4

  Sermon: “The Promise of the Messiah” Genesis 3:15 & 4:25–26

God seals his grace in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper:

*Hymn 197 “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People”

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper [247, 257]

God blesses us and sends us to serve him:

*Benediction    *Hymn 733 “Doxology”

*Postlude [195]

*Congregation please stand if able

Welcome as you worship God with us today!

*Congregation please stand if able

Welcome as we worship God today!

We invite those who have confessed their faith in Christ in a Bible-believ­ing church, and are not under discipline, to partake of the Lord’s Sup­per with us. The communion tray contains both wine (the inner rings) and grape juice (the outer ring).

We welcome children in our worship services. The nursery room is available for pre-school children if needed. Children’s bulletins are available for your child to use during the service, if you wish.

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