Weekly Order of Worship

Lord’s Day 50, December 16, 2018

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed His people.  (Luke 1:68) May Zechariah’s praise fill our hearts and mouths as we gather for worship today. Our Redeemer has come – Joy to the World!

A hearty welcome to our visitors!  We pray that God will bless you in our midst as we worship Him together. Please join us after the worship services for refreshments and fellowship.

 Morning Service – 9:30 a.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing TPH 558)

*Song of Approach  TPH 300:1,3,4

*Call to Worship

*Confession of Dependence

M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?

      C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,

           the Maker of heaven and earth.

*God’s Greeting

*Song of Adoration  TPH 319

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession (printed on bulletin)

Song of Forgiveness  TPH 51B:1-4

Congregational Prayer

Offerings  1) Church  2) RITE (Seminary in Ukraine)

*Song of Preparation TPH 301

Scripture Reading  Genesis 3:1-15  (p. 1590)

Text  I John 3:1-10 (I John 3:8)  (p. 1900)

Sermon  The Mission of Jesus (II): to destroy the

                                         works of the devil

(1) the devil’s grip

(2) the Son’s power

(3) the believer’s deliverance

Prayer for Application and Growth

*Song of Response  TPH 314

*The Benediction

*Doxology  TPH 149B:1-2

 Afternoon Service – 3:00 p.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing TPH 558)

*Song of Approach  TPH 95b:1-4

*Call to Worship

*Confession of Dependence

M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?

     C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,

          the Maker of heaven and earth.

*God’s Greeting

*Song of Adoration  TPH 313:1-4

*Confession of Faith  Apostles’ Creed (TPH, p. 851)

*concluding doxology  TPH 313:5

Reading through the Psalms  Psalm 126

Congregational Prayer

Offering  RITE (Seminary in Ukraine)

*Song of Preparation  PH 53:1-4, 7

Confession of Faith  Canons of Dort 3.1-3 (p. 906)

Scripture Reading  Ephesians 2:1-5 (p. 1821)

Sermon  Needed: A Resurrection from the Dead

(1) man’s depravity

(2) man’s inability

(3) God’s intervention

Prayer for Application and Witness

*Song of Response  TPH 435:1,3,5

*Benediction

*Closing Song  TPH 69B:1-2 (tune: EVENTIDE)

Next Sunday (December 23, 2018), Lord willing, we will gather to meet the Lord in His Word:

  • AM: John 12:46  Why Jesus Came into the World (3): to bring light into darkness
  • PM: Canons of Dort, 3/4.10  ‘Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear