Silent Prayer and Apostolic Greeting
1 Corinthians 1:3
Call to Worship
Hymn of Adoration
I Sing the Almighty Power of God (Trinity Hymnal #119)
Confession of Sin
Almighty Lord, We find great delight in your creation and the good things you have given us to enjoy, but we rarely spend time delighting in you. We tend to enjoy you when you give us what we want, but we become anxious, fretful, and angry when life is hard and you seem unwilling to rescue us from uncomfortable or painful circumstances. We spend many days haunted by guilty fears over the sins that we have committed, forgetting the wounds that will forever scar the hands of your Son, and that plead forgiveness for us every moment of everyday. We fail to bear grief and shame patiently, because we forgot that you alone are our stronghold in times of trouble, and you are working all things together for our good, Father forgive us. Cause us to find overwhelming delight in the salvation you have given us through Christ. Stir our souls to arise and shake off the fearful guilt we cling to with stubborn pride. Give us such great confidence in the gospel that we run joyfully to you in the midst of our weakness, to hear your pardoning voice. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Confession of Faith
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. World without end, amen, amen.
Prayer of Supplication & Lord’s Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul (Psalm 146) (Trinity Hymnal #57)
Old Testament: Isaiah 60:1-3
New Testament: John 1:1-5 (Sermon Text)
Our Knowledge of God in Christ
Hymn of Commitment
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus(Trinity Hymnal #196)
Tithes and Offering
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.