Sunday, December 16, 2018
YOU CAN FIND THE APPLE MUSIC PLAYLIST HERE.
Prelude: O Come All Ye Faithful [Wade]
CALL TO WORSHIP (Isaiah 35)
Song: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery [Bleeker, Boswell, Papa]
CONFESSION (from Every Season Prayers, Scotty Smith)
Dear heavenly Father, with the angels we shout loud praises over the birth of Jesus; with the shepherds, we respond with joy for the gift of a Savior; with Mary, we treasure and ponder this good news in our hearts. You have been faithful to fulfill ancient prophecies and your covenant promises. Because of Jesus’ finished work, we now live in your perpetual favor, and because of the Spirit’s ongoing work, we now humble ourselves before you. We confess our sins to you. Forgive us for attitudes and actions that misrepresent you, contradict your grace, and sabotage love. Forgive us for speaking words that brought harm and shame and for withholding words that bring healing and hope. Forgive us for spending so much time and energy on ourselves and trifles and so little time with you and on the things that matter the most. We offer our prayer humbly in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Song: O Come O Come Emmanuel [arr. FCC]
Song: God With Us [Ingram, Jordan]
ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Revelation 21:1-7)
READING OF GOD’S WORD (Luke 2:1-20)
PREACHING OF THE WORD (Luke 2:1-20)
Song: Living Hope [Wickham, Johnson]
Song: Doxology [Ken]
BENEDICTION (Luke 2:10-11)