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Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: "As With Gladness Men of Old" #174
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Shorter Catechism Q. 26)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also
Leader: How doth Christ execute the office of a king?
People: Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
O Lord God, we confess that we are poor sinners, and that in our depravity we transgress thy holy commandments without end or ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgment, our ruin and perdition. Nevertheless, O Lord, we are grieved that we have offended thee; and we condemn ourselves and ours sins with true repentance, beseeching thy grace to relieve our distress. O God and Father most gracious and full of compassion, have mercy upon us in the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. And as thou dost blot out our sins and stains, magnify and increase in us day by day the grace of thy Holy Spirit; that as we acknowledge our unrighteousness with all our heart, we may be moved by that sorrow which shall bring forth true repentance in us, mortifying all our sins and producing in us the fruits of righteousness and innocence which are pleasing unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.
(John Calvin Geneva 1542)
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15).
People: He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).
s Gloria Patri: #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 143:1-10
s Hymbook: When Morning Lights the Eastern Skies” #49
Second Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 7:10-16
Sermon: "Immanuel Name Domain"
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "We Three Kings of Orient Are?"…#176
(Sing the first and last Stanzas only.)
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: All who are able, please stand.
The Season of Christmas begins with the first Sabbath of Advent, marked by expectation and anticipation, and concludes with Epiphany, which looks ahead to the mission of the church to the world in light of the Nativity. The season of Epiphany extends from January 6 until Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent leading to Easter. The term “epiphany” means "to show" or "to make known" or even "to reveal." The season of Epiphany remembers the coming of the Magi. The Wise Men "reveal" Jesus to the world as Lord and King. The color of the season of Epiphany is green.
Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Diaconate and the Session meet tonight in a joint meeting.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast next Sabbath, January 16, at 8:00 a.m.
Souper Bowl Sabbath is February 6.
1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land.
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
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