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Bulletin 12/18/2022 10:45AM Worship Service

December 18, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Advent


Announcements


Invocation


Lighting of the Advent Candle


Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-16


10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying,

11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.

12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.

13 Then Isaiah said: "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also?

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.

15 He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

16 For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted


“Majesty”

Hymn #122


Majesty, worship His majesty.​

Unto Jesus be all glory, ​

honor, and praise.​

Majesty, kingdom authority​

Flow from His throne unto His own;​

His anthem raise.​

So exalt, lift up on high​

the name of Jesus.​

Magnify, come glorify​

Christ Jesus, the King.​

Majesty, worship His majesty-​

Jesus who died, now glorified,​

King of all kings.​


“O Come All Ye Faithful”

Hymn #175


O come, all ye faithful,​

Joyful and triumphant.​

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.​

Come and behold Him-​

Born the King of angels!​


O come, let us adore Him!​

O come, let us adore Him!​

O come, let us adore Him-​

Christ, the Lord!​


Sing, choirs of angels;​

Sing in exultation.​

O sing, all ye bright ​

hosts of heav’n above.​

Glory to God,​

All glory in the highest!​


O come, let us adore Him!​

O come, let us adore Him!​

O come, let us adore Him-​

Christ, the Lord!​


Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,​

born this happy morning.​

O Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n:​

Word of the Father,​

now in flesh appearing!​


O come, let us adore Him!​

O come, let us adore Him!​

O come, let us adore Him-​

Christ, the Lord!​


“Angels We Have Heard on High”

Hymn #190


Angels we have heard on high,​

Sweetly singing o’er the plains,​

And the mountains in reply,​

Echoing their joyous strains.​


Glo-ri-a in ex-cel-sis De-o!​

Glo-ri-a in ex-cel-sis De-o!​


Shepherds, why this jubilee?​

Why your joyous strains prolong?​

What the gladsome tidings be​

Which inspire your heav’nly song?​

Glo-ri-a in ex-cel-sis De-o!​

Glo-ri-a in ex-cel-sis De-o!​


Come to Bethlehem, and see​

Him whose birth the angels sing;​

Come, adore on bended knee​

Christ the Lord, the newborn King.​


Glo-ri-a in ex-cel-sis De-o!​

Glo-ri-a in ex-cel-sis De-o!​


Scripture: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19


1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth

2 before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us!

3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

4 O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?

5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.

6 You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.

7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.


17 But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself.

18 Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name.

19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.



Invitation, Confession, Pardon, Peace


Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him,​ who earnestly repent of their sin​ and seek to live in peace with one another.​ Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.​


Merciful God, We confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church.​

We have not done your will, we have broken your law,we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​


We have not done your will, we have broken your law,we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​

Offering


Hear the good news, Christ died for us while we were still sinners, which proves God’s love for us. ​In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​.


In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​ Glory to God, Amen. ​


Offering


Doxology


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen.


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns


Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25


18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly.

20 But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."

22 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

23 "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us."

24 When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife,

25 but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus


“Come, O Come”

(Bertram Sluys. © 2005 Bertram Sluys)


O come, O come, Emmanuel

And ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lowly exile here

Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel


1. Emmanuel, God is with us. Son of Man, Anointed One.

The One who was, the One who is, the One who is to come.

The Father sits up in heaven. God supreme, omnipotent.

He promised us He’d come to live with us and give us life.


CHORUS: Come, oh come, Emmanuel, fellowship with us renew.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel, live with us that we may live with You.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel.


2. The perfect man God created meant to stay in touch with Him.

Relationships we broke in pride. Rebellion led to death.


CHORUS: Come, oh come, Emmanuel, fellowship with us renew.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel, live with us that we may live with You.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel.


BRIDGE: There’s no way we can come to You.

Without You we are as nothing.

Open up the way to Your life: communion with us forever.


CHORUS: Come, oh come, Emmanuel, fellowship with us renew.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel, live with us that we may live with You.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel.

Emmanuel.


Shall come to thee, O Israel


“Trust in You”


Letting go of every single dream I lay each one down at Your feet Every moment of my wandering Never changes what You see


I've tried to win this war I confess My hands are weary I need Your rest Mighty Warrior, King of the fight No matter what I face, You're by my side When You don't move the mountains I'm needing You to move When You don't part the waters I wish I could walk through When You don't give the answers as I cry out to You I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You! Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings There's not a day ahead You have not seen So, in all things be my life and breath I want what You want Lord and nothing less


When You don't move the mountains I'm needing You to move When You don't part the waters I wish I could walk through When You don't give the answers as I cry out to You I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You! I will trust in You! You are my strength and comfort You are my steady hand You are my firm foundation; the rock on which I stand Your ways are always higher Your plans are always good There's not a place where I'll go You've not already stood When You don't move the mountains I'm needing You to move When You don't part the waters I wish I could walk through When You don't give the answers as I cry out to You I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You! I will trust in You! I will trust in You! I will trust in You!


Scripture: Romans 1:1-7


1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures,

3 the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh

4 and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,

5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of his name,

6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,

7 To all God's beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Message: Pastor Ryan


Communion


The Communion Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a sacrament, which proclaims His life, His sufferings, His sacrificial death and resurrection, and the hope of His coming again. It shows forth the Lord’s death until His return. The Supper is a means of grace in which Christ is present by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

In unity with the Church, we confess our faith: ​ Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. ​

Holy God, We gather at this, your table, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who by your Spirit was anointed to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, set at liberty those who are oppressed.​

Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and established the new covenant for forgiveness of sins. We live in the hope of His coming again. ​

On the night in which He was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.​ Likewise, when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.” Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ​ And so, we gather as the Body of Christ to offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these your gifts. Make them by the power of your Spirit to be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the Body of Christ, redeemed by His blood. ​ By your Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in the ministry of Christ to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, let us pray:

​Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen​


Benediction


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