The Lord’s Day ~ December 10, 2023
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Fellowship time 10:35 a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m.
Meditation: Psalm 100 Silent Prayer
God welcomes us, we confess our sins and praise him:
*Call to worship:Psalm 100:4, 5
* The Lord’s Greeting *Prayer of Invocation
God’s law: Leviticus 19:18
Confession of sin in unison (Ps. 130:1−4)
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.
Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, Amen.
Assurance of forgiveness: Psalm 130:5−8
*Hymn 195 “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”
We confess our faith and listen to God’s Word:
The Nicene Creed (in unison) page 846
*Old Testament Scripture reading: Isaiah 7
Hymn 203 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
We pray to God and bring him our gifts:
God’s people pray, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer
Worship through tithes and offerings Prayer
*Hymn 213 “What Child Is This”
God speaks in the reading and preaching of his Word:
*New Testament Scripture reading: Romans 8:1–17
Sermon: “Christmas Is for Children” Romans 8:12–17
God seals his grace in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper:
The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
We praise God and he blesses us:
*Hymn 526 “Blessed Are the Sons of God”
*Benediction *Hymn 733 “Doxology”
*Please stand if able
Welcome as we worship the triune God!
Our poluck fellowship meal follows the morning worship service.
Evening service: 5:30 p.m.
God welcomes us and we praise him:
*The Lord’s Greeting *Invocation
*Hymn 197 “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People”
Hymn 200 “It Came upon the Midnight Clear”
God speaks to us in his Word:
*Scripture reading: Psalm 42 & 43
Sermon: “Open Ears and Unsealed Lips ”
We respond and go to serve God:
*Hymn 661 “As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams”
God’s people pray
*Hymn 196 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
*Benediction *Hymn 735 “Gloria Patri”
Postlude 740 “Amen”
*Please stand if able
Welcome as we worship God today
For whom is the Lord’s Supper intended? May we point you to the language of the Directory for the Public Worship of God of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church? We “invite all who are right with God and his church, through faith in the Lord Jesus, to come to the Lord’s Table. If you have received Christ and are resting upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to you in the gospel, if you are a baptized and professing communicant member in good standing in a church that professes the gospel of God’s free grace in Jesus Christ, and if you live penitently and seek to walk in godliness before the Lord, then this Supper is for you, and [we] invite you in Christ’s name to eat the bread and drink the cup.” (III.C.3)
If you have questions, we invite you to speak with the pastor or one of the elders. We recognize that the emphasis on the importance of church membership may be unfamiliar to some. We recommend the booklet, “Why Join a Church?” summarizing the Bible’s teaching on the importance of church membership. Copies are available on the table in the entry and here. 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.