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Bulletin 12/31/2023 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service

December 31, 2023

First Sunday after Christmas Day

 

Announcements 

 

Invocation

 

Scripture: Psalm 148

 

1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!

2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!

3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!

4 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.

6 He established them forever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,

8 fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command!

9 Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!

10 Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!

11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!

12 Young men and women alike, old and young together!

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven.

14 He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his faithful, for the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the Lord!

 

 “His Name is Wonderful”

Hymn #149

 

His name is Wonderful.​

His name is Wonderful.​

His name is Wonderful-​

Jesus, my Lord.​

 

He is the mighty King,​

Master of ev’rything;​

His name is Wonderful-​

Jesus, my Lord.​

 

He’s the great Shepherd,​

The Rock of all ages,​

Almighty God is He.​

 

Bow down before Him;​

Love and adore Him.​

His name is Wonderful-​

Jesus, my Lord.​

 

“There’s Something about That Name”

Hymn #148

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!​

There’s just something​

about that name!​

Master, Savior, Jesus!​

Like the fragrance after the rain.​

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!​

Let all heaven and earth proclaim:​

Kings and kingdoms ​

will all pass away,​

But there’s something ​

about that name!​

 

“Let’s Talk About Jesus”

 

Let’s talk about Jesus,

The King of Kings is He.

The Lord of lords supreme,

Through all eternity.

The Great I am, The way, the Truth, the Life, the Door.

Let’s talk about Jesus more and more.

 

Let’s talk about Jesus,

Let all the world proclaim.

The power and majesty of such a wondrous name.

The Babe of Bethlehem,

The Bright and Morning Star.

Let’s sing His praises near and far.

 

Let’s talk about Jesus,

The Bread of Life is He.

The Savior of the world,

That Man of Galilee.

The Prophet, Priest, and King,

The Mighty God is He.

The well of the living water free.

 

Let’s talk about Jesus,

The Prince of Peace is He.

The Great Physician, too,

Down through all history.

The Lily pure and bright,

The Rose of Sharon fair.

The Shepherd of such tender care.

 

Let’s talk about Jesus,

The rock of Ages is He.

The Lamb for sinners slain,

That Man of Calvary.

The Great Immanuel,

The Word of God sublime.

He is our Bridegroom so divine.

 

Scripture: Galatians 4:4-7

 

4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

5 in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.

6 And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"

7 So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.

 

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.​

 

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    flow.

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye hevenly hosts.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

 

Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns

 

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40

 

22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord"),

24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.

26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law,

28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 "Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word;

30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,

31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."

33 And the child's father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him.

34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed

35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too."

36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day.

38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

 

”Glory to God”

By Mark Fee

 

Before the world was made

Before You spoke it to beYou were the King of kingsYeah, You were, yeah, You wereAnd now You're reigning stillEnthroned above all things

Angels and saints cry out

We join them as we sing

Glory to God, glory to GodGlory to God, foreverGlory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

 

Creator God, You gaveMe breath so I could praiseYour great and matchless nameAll my days, all my daysSo let my whole life beA blazing offeringA life that shouts and singsThe greatness of our KingGlory to God, glory to GodGlory to God, foreverGlory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

 

Take my life and let it beAll for You and for Your glory

Take my life and let it be Yours

 

Take my life and let it beAll for You and for Your glory

Take my life and let it be Yours

We singGlory to God, glory to GodGlory to God, foreverGlory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

 

Glory to God, glory to GodGlory to God, foreverGlory to God, glory to God

Glory to God, forever

 

 

“Beacon”

(Bertram Sluys, © 2014 Bertram Sluys)  Philippians 2:15; Proverbs 4:18; Matthew 5:14-15 

 

Let me be a light, let me be a beacon

Shining out your love through the darkest night

Everything I do, everything I’m saying

Let it shine your love like a beacon’s light

 

Like a beacon

 

Let me be a light, let me be a beacon

Shining out your love through the darkest night

Everything I do, everything I’m saying

Let it shine your love like a beacon’s light

 

1. Just like the stars shining in the heavens  Your love reflects through us

Just like the sun blazing in its glory  Your love beams out through us

 

Let me be a light, let me be a beacon

Shining out your love through the darkest night

Everything I do, everything I’m saying

Let it shine your love like a beacon’s light

 

2. Just like a town built upon a mountain  Its light we all can see

Just like a lamp standing on a table  Gives light so we can see

 

Let me be a light, let me be a beacon

Shining out your love through the darkest night

Everything I do, everything I’m saying

Let it shine your love like a beacon’s light

 

Let me be a light, let me be a beacon

Shining out your love through the darkest night

Everything I do, everything I’m saying

Let it shine your love like a beacon’s light

 

Like a beacon

Like a beacon

Like a beacon

 

 

Scripture: Isaiah 61:10-62:3

 

10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

 

Isaiah 62:1-3

1 For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.

2 The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.

3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

 

Message: Pastor John

 

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. ​

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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